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Irish doom/sludge band SOOTHSAYER return with debut full-length, Echoes Of The Earth

Irish atmospheric doom/sludge band SOOTHSAYER have come up with a majestic album that takes the best elements of doom and sludge metal and creates something truly impactful and moving. There’s a kind of intensity in their generally soothing music that’s rare in the style, echoing the sentiment of mother nature finally lashing back at us all after being subjected to the ill-treatment doled out by the humans for years and years. The official video can be streamed on both Bandcamp and YouTube, with another one poised to come out soon. Irish doom/sludge band SOOTHSAYER released a gem of an EP […]

THUNDER HORSE: metal up with new video ‘Let Them Bleed’

Texas-based heavy mongers THUNDER HORSE announce the release of their new album Chosen One, to be issued on March 12th through Ripple Music, and share their rocking video for ‘Let Them Bleed’ today. The sound of San Antonio’s THUNDER HORSE doesn’t quite fit into one box, but they are built thick with doom, psych, occult, and classic rock and blues influences. Close your eyes and imagine the brooding sounds of early Sabbath, the massive wall of guitars made famous by bands like Deep Purple and Mountain, on a sonically mesmerizing Pink Floyd trip, and you will have a taste of […]

DEAD EXALTATION: Indian prog/tech death metal band shares new track + album details via Toilet ov Hell

Indian technical/progressive death metal trio DEAD EXALTATION releases the 2nd single from their upcoming album, alongside disclosing the artwork, tracklist, and release date. The single is accompanied by a lyric video that showcases specific elements of the artwork. The album, Despondent, features the absolute finest of South Asian extreme metal musicianship and songwriting, balancing a progressive approach with old school atmosphere. Toilet ov Hell debuts the track, ‘The Transformation’, from the album. Read + Stream full feature HERE Previously released single ‘Coerced Sewer Ingest’ got its premiere at Everything Is Noise last month. The album Despondent releases February 05th. Pre-order […]

NICK HANS: New Mexico-Based Folk Soloist Releases New Live Recording Through Anti-Corporate Music’s The Magnolia Sessions; ‘I Ride Junk’ Playing Exclusively At The Sleeping Shaman

Stream NICK HANS’ ‘I Ride Junk’ HERE Anti-Corporate Music presents the fifth title in their acclaimed singer/songwriter series, The Magnolia Sessions, releasing a new performance by Taos, New Mexico-based folk artist NICK HANS. As the album sees digital release today, The Sleeping Shaman is hosting an exclusive stream of the track ‘I Ride Junk’. The Magnolia Sessions, which launched in September 2020, is a series which sees a new album released the first week of each month. Showcasing bluegrass, dark country, and folk singer/songwriter acts in an intimate outdoor setting at the Anti-Corporate Music/Black Matter Mastering headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, […]

AGE OF WOE premier new single and album preorder start

‘A Feral Swarm’, the first single from the upcoming AGE OF WOE album Envenom up now! The sound of the quintet includes elements between doom, sludge, death and post metal. AGE OF WOE are already musically broadly positioned. But the band also breaks boundaries with its line-up, as members come from Sweden, Finland, and Germany. With the addition of Keijo Niinimaa (Rotten Sound, Morbid Evils, Goatburner) the line-up has been completed prominently not too long ago. Formed in the Gothenburg underground scene in the summer of 2010, the creative goal has remained the same over the past decade: AGE OF […]

Album Review: Pallbearer – Forgotten Days

On one side of the coin, I’ve never just never “gotten” Arkansas’ PALLBEARER. They’re a doom/doom-influenced band, which should be a selling point for me, they’re from the Southern US, which has its own special brand of sorrow and weight, and perspective on things, which should be another. But I just can’t. After a couple “good enough” albums on Profound Lore, Heartless arrived on newfound home Nuclear Blast, and the band became a buzzword through no fault of their own. On the other side, Forgotten Days purports to be an album dealing with the theme of family, something I myself […]


Prog metal band KAUPE have released their song ‘Death Rattle’ via Ghost Cult Magazine. The track is from their album Cognitive Dissonance which will be released on Feb 19th. Listen HERE Pre-Order at THIS LOCATION It is indisputable that the best start to any band is “Holy shit, I got this riff.” In this way KAUPE, an ambitious band with influences spanning decades, was born in 2016. The Florida-based project started life between two eclectic individuals whose propensity to riff off each other knew no bounds. Two years later, with two other equally talented members onboard, the group went on […]


BLACK TARPOON are pleased to announce they will be releasing The Thad EP on vinyl on February 5th, 2021. A family band hailing from Corpus Christi, Texas, BLACK TARPOON serves up brutally honest American roots music inspired by Goddamn Gallows, Clutch, early Misfits, and more. With Jesse James (acoustic guitar/lead vocals) and Oatmeal Reed (bass/dirty vocals) at the helm, BLACK TARPOON tells tales of loss, addiction, and so-called hillbilly life in 2020. Jesse and Oatmeal are joined by Jesse’s wife and Oatmeal’s sister Tashia The Don on washboard/backing vocals, Jesse’s father Billy Mo on lead guitar/backing vox, and family friend […]

Dread Sovereign launches video for new single, ‘The Great Beast We Serve’; earns top marks from Deaf Forever Magazine. Rock Hard Germany, etc.

On January 15th, DREAD SOVEREIGN will release their third full-length, Alchemical Warfare – which has already received top marks from Deaf Forever Magazine (#1 soundcheck!), Rock Hard Germany (#2 soundcheck), Legacy Magazine (#2 soundcheck), and Metal Hammer Germany (#5 soundcheck). For a preview of the record, a video for the new single, ‘The Great Beast We Serve’, can be viewed at THIS LOCATION The previously released track, ‘Nature Is The Devil’s Church’, can be heard HERE – where Alchemical Warfare can be pre-ordered in the following formats: digipak-CD 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive) slate blue / grey marbled vinyl (EU […]

KABBALAH: watch enigmatic new video ‘Night Comes Near’ now

Bow down, fanatics! Spain’s most exciting occult rockers KABBALAH deliver the thrilling second excerpt off their upcoming album The Omen on Rebel Waves Records and Ripple Music. Watch the ‘Night Comes Near’ video courtesy of Astral Noize website now! “KABBALAH weave a certain uneasiness into their surprisingly catchy strain of doomy psych rock (…) The track displays the band’s ability to construct infectious riffs backed up by a certain bewitching atmosphere, as if the subtle melodicism is luring you in before the ominous swirling guitar work and solemn, ritualistic croons can ensnare you once and for all.” describe Astral Noize. […]