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FINSTERFORST Unleash Brand New Lyric Video for Magnum Opus ‘Ecce Homo’, Zerfall coming early August on Napalm Records

Black Forest Metal unit FINSTERFORST returns with their brand new album, Zerfall, on August 2nd with Napalm Records. On this record, the band gets back to their roots and elegiac soundscapes of classics such as the critically acclaimed Mach Dich Frei. Their emotional brand of post black metal gives vent to endless rage with pounding riffs, somber choirs and astonishing orchestral elements Zerfall has to offer. The centerpiece and culmination of it all has to be the 36-minute long (!) ‘Ecce Homo’ though, that unfolds into a majestic post metal journey crowning FINSTERFORST ’s songwriting skills and career to date. […]

VISIONS OF ATLANTIS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, WANDERERS

VISIONS OF ATLANTIS will release a new album titled Wanderers on August 30th via Napalm Records. Following their chart breaking album The Deep & The Dark, the band adds another spectacular album to their repertoire. Wanderers is VISIONS OF ATLANTIS’ seventh album. The listener will be taken on a journey into the breathtaking depths of the symphonic metal universe. Wanderers offers a captivating musical and lyrical journey across the untamed seas along a powerful path towards self-discovery. It’s armed with amazing duets by Clémentine Delauney and Michele Guaitoli and is one of the most intense and profound symphonic metal albums […]

HAVENS: Philadelphia-Based Atmospheric Black Metal Entity Releases On The Verge Of Collapse Full-Length

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has become known for its high poverty, drug use, and violent crime rates. It is lesser known for containing Fairmount Park, one of the largest urban park systems in the United States, and the slightly smaller Wissahickon Valley Park – the latter having been praised in writings by Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman. It’s on the edge of this valley where HAVENS, the solo atmospheric black metal project of one Daniel Donahue, was born. “I’m easily overwhelmed by the speed of everyday life, but there’s something very calming about being able to get away from it all,” […]

Album Review: Picture – Wings

PICTURE is a band that almost made it big in heavy metal. Like many other bands of the dawn of the metal age, they SHOULD have made it big. All the tools were there. It’s been 40 years since these Dutchmen first made their mark. Is there a place for PICTURE in 2019? You bet your sweet bippy there is. Wings has such a flavor of what made metal great in the early ’80s and that formula still works today. You’d have to be dead inside to not get a warm fuzzy feeling from this record. This is where classic […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Gaahl’s Wyrd – GastiR – Ghosts Invited

There’s no doubt that Mr. Kristian Espedal better known as GAAHL is one of the most polarizing, if not the most polarizing figure on the black metal scene. And so he’s been for quite some time. Much of it seems to revolve around his sexuality, which I could give a rat’s ass about. It’s no more pertinent with Gaahl than it is with Rob Halford or the dude from TORCHE. But even beyond that, the guy’s been a real outsider since Day One and in a lot of ways he sums up the rebel aspect of black metal a lot […]

OXX: Danish Hardcore Act To Release The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance LP Via Nefarious Industries; Preorders Posted

This summer, Nefarious Industries will deliver the destructive new LP by Aarhus, Denmark-based avant hardcore outfit OXX, The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance. The record has been confirmed for August release while the band takes off on tour in support of the record, and preorders have been posted. OXX is shamelessly doing whatever pleases them. The band been working toward an auditory mindfuck since 2012. All three members of OXX have previously been active in both the Danish punk/metal scene and heaps of weird shit such as avant/free music, afrobeat, […]

WITCH VOMIT: Portland Death Cult To Release Buried Deep In A Bottomless Grave Full-Length Via 20 Buck Spin August 30th; New Track Streaming

Following the reckless barbarity of 2017’s Poisoned Blood MLP, Portland, Oregon-based death cult WITCH VOMIT digs deeper into the ground than ever before, disinterring Buried Deep In A Bottomless Grave, their second full-length torrent of skull-bashing, worm-ridden horror from beyond. On their new LP, WITCH VOMIT — featuring members of fellow Portland crushers Torture Rack — moves toward perfecting the surgical fusion between the driving Scandinavian style violence and subconscious terror that they’ve previously established and the gore obsessed smashing of their American forbears. Subtlety is abolished for a savage attack, imprinted on your withering mind like an impulsive stab […]

INTERSTITIA: Pax Aeternum To Release Ever Onward Ever Inward Full-Length Debut From Ambient Electronic Soloist; ‘Savage In The Sun’ Premiered At New Noise Magazine

Pax Aeternum will release Ever Onward Ever Inward, the debut full-length by instrumental ambient/electronic solo act INTERSTITIA, late this July. With the album’s cover art and other details, preorders have been issued, and the first single, ‘Savage In The Sun’, has been premiered through New Noise Magazine. INTERSTITIA is the solo work of Asheville, North Carolina resident Graham Scala. When not collaborating with other on various bands and projects over the years, including Harmonic Cross, Highness, Forensics, Bleach Everything, and Souvenirs Young America, among others, Scala routinely works on material at home, some of which has manifested to the outside […]

Swedish Black/Death Metal Act NETHERBIRD Signs Worldwide Deal with Eisenwald

Swedish melodic black/death metal act NETHERBIRD has signed a worldwide deal with Eisenwald and will issue a new album, Into The Vast Uncharted this fall. The Stockholm-based band, which features longtime ex-Amon Amarth drummer Fredrik Andersson, is currently in the mixing phase for its upcoming album. More information will be announced in the coming months. NETHERBIRD has blurred the boundaries between black, death and other extreme strains of heavy metal since 2004. The band was founded by like-minded individuals among the Swedish metal scene with the intentions of creating harsh metal while drawing inspiration from black and death metal without […]

Album Review: Burial Party – Please, Electric Move Slow

BURIAL PARTY launches its 10+ minute debut 7” with jagged riffing, snap-mare rhythms and Ian MacKaye-styled vox, and it’s the early ’90s all over again, son. No, not the Use Your Illusion, or even Nevermind early ’90s, mind you, but the ones that brought us Grippe / In On The Kill Taker, so you know right off what BURIAL PARTY has on offer. ‘Black Stripe’ jiggers its way into the angular, saw-toothed ‘Crisis Actor’, yanking the ghosts of noise-rawk gods DRIVE LIKE JEHU back into corporeal form, all tension, build and release, something many post-whatever bands could take a lesson […]