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Gates Of Hell Records to Release 7″ Vinyl Version of ORPHAN DEVIL’s Victims Of The Night/Drifting Away EP on February 21

Gates Of Hell Records will release the two-song EP Victims Of The Night/Drifting Away from upstart Finnish Metallers ORPHAN DEVIL on 7″ vinyl format on February 21. The EP showcases a deft blend of classic metal with a dose of speed. Formed in 2016, ORPHAN DEVIL is prepared to emerge from the Finnish metal underground with a pair of songs that showcase their unique influences and stellar songwriting. The self-released digital version released is available to stream HERE Named after a 1982 single from the obscure Swedish band Shakespeare, ORPHAN DEVIL was formed in 2016 by a group of old […]

Album Review: Annihilator – Ballistic, Sadistic

When a band hits something like their seventeenth album, I feel like too much time can be spent comparing it to their older material while not focusing on what is being currently presented. So, I decided to challenge myself and handle this album as a standalone experience as possible. Without further ado, here are my thoughts on ANNIHILATOR’s Ballistic, Sadistic. Jeff Waters really knows how to crank one out in many ways, whether it be quips, riffs, solos, or innuendos (I’m looking at you ‘Lip Service”). This album has so much of that fun, tongue-in-cheek thrash metal attitude that makes […]

DOOM SLAYERS YATRA TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, BLOOD OF THE NIGHT, ON JAN 31ST

Maryland’s monolithic purveyors of doom YATRA will release their second album, Blood Of The Night, on January 31st with STB Records. Today, the trio has debuted the record’s first new song titled ‘Blood Will Flow’. Pre-orders for the album start Friday. STREAM ‘BLOOD OF THE NIGHT’ HERE “We are extremely proud of the content on Blood Of The Night! We got to play most of these songs for an entire three-week US tour right before going in the studio to record them, which gave us time to really feel out all of the songs which lead to us really finding […]

Album Review: T.O.M.B. – Thin The Veil

T.O.M.B., aka Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy, adds to their expansive discography with their sixth full-length release, Thin The Veil. They are labeled as avant-garde black metal that includes a mix of styles including noise, industrial and doom. This album oozes atmosphere like blood from a freshly opened wound, and it cements T.O.M.B. even more as a top innovator in modern day black metal. The album rips open with ‘No Return’. It is really a wall of sound that grabs your attention, but it is very much a very straightforward black metal track. The only notable thing for that track is […]

Maine’s Eave sign with Bindrune Recordings

Thank you one and all for sticking with us as we now enter the label’s 20th year of existence!!! We are swinging into the new year ready to introduce to you even more passionate woodland purveyors of the metal craft! Having said that, we are pleased to announce the signing of Maine’s excellent quartet, EAVE! Once we heard the bands impending full-length release, Phantoms Made Permanent, EAVE’s atmosphere and powerful sculpting of melody meets harsh sonic connection with the Earth, captivated us. We think this band will also find their way into your appreciation as well. Phantoms made Permanent will […]

BLOOD SPORE set release date for BLOOD HARVEST debut EP, reveal first track

Blood Harvest Records sets February 28th, 2020 as the international release date for BLOOD SPORE’s striking debut EP, Fungal Warfare Upon All Life, on CD, 12″ vinyl, and cassette tape formats. BLOOD SPORE are a four-piece extreme metal act that spawned in Philadelphia in the human year 2018. The band came together under the unifying vision of the ancient, immortal, conscious fungal mass that is hellbent on consuming and repurposing all life that roosts upon the Earth. With almost preternatural ease, BLOOD SPORE combine pummeling death metal with somatic doom, chaotic black metal, and malevolently more to create a highly […]

Norwegian Black Metal Horde SVARTTJERN Release New Single:’Frost Embalmed Abyss’

Oslo (Norway) – True Norwegian Black Metal band SVARTTJERN have premiered the third and final single from forthcoming album Shame Is Just A Word. The release coincides with the band’s headlining slot at the Orgivm Satanicvm II festival in Oslo tonight (January 3). Stream ‘Frost Embalmed Abyss’ at the links below. Bandcamp Youtube Spotify SVARTTJERN will release its fifth full-length album, Shame Is Just A Word, on January 17 via Soulseller Records. Forget genre-bending and studio sterility, as Shame Is Just A Word is nothing short of iniquitous black metal aggression designed with one goal in mind: Total Annihilation. MetalBite […]

DEAD MAN’S CHEST TO RELEASE DEAR GOD EP

Metallic hardcore outfit DEAD MAN’S CHEST is kicking off the new decade with a new EP, Dear God. It will be available this winter via Upstate Records. Founded in 2006, DMC has previously worked with BDHW Records and Seventh Dagger Records, solidifying their presence in the London/UKHC scene. They have shared stages across Europe with Cro-Mags, Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front, Madball, Biohazard, Merauder, Sworn Enemy, Ignite, Negative Approach, Cold As Life, One Life Crew, Integrity, and many more. Dear God promises to deliver elements of their much-loved old school sound with a fresh twist. Are you ready? DMC […]

Album Review: Kawir – Adrasteia

No band symbolizes the essence of ancient Greece more than KAWIR. They never fail to evoke the timeless spirit of the old Greek gods and myths with their music, and Adrasteia is no exception. While I can’t say this is my favorite KAWIR album – that would be Father Sun, Mother Moon -, I can say that it has every attribute that makes these guys such a mesmerizing listening experience. Just six tracks here, but all are well developed. The opener ‘Tydeus’ is a bit of a slower burner, starting with a lot of chanting and a moderate pace before […]

Album Review: Blot & Blod – Ormekongens Argelist

The three-piece, black metal band BLOT & BOD bring a raw, energetic, primal but all too-familiar sound to their sophomore release, Ormekongens Argelist. This album does very little to waste your time, clocking just under thirty minutes, and I intend to do the same. First and foremost, this album is a raw black metal assault filled with tremolo picking, blast beats, and witchy vocals all wrapped up in a lo-fi package that will make any Yule celebration kvlt and trve. Now, with that out of the way, what sets this album apart from the countless others like it? Sadly, not […]