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TRELLDOM ink contract with Prophecy Productions

Norwegian cult black metal act TRELLDOM have inked their signatures under a multi-album contract with Prophecy Productions. TRELLDOM will release their fourth full-length and long-awaited successor to Til minne… (2007) via the label this year. TRELLDOM comment: “It is important to find the right collaboration partners as well as someone who respects and partly understands what we want to convey at all times, which Martin and the people in his company do – art must always come first!”, guitarist Stian Kårstad emphatically stresses. “Therefore as TRELLDOM we are very much looking forward to continuing our journey with Prophecy Productions.” Prophecy […]

DYMNA LOTVA release full Dark Easter Metal Meeting concert video

DYMNA LOTVA release a multi-camera recording of their complete live performance at this year’s Dark Easter Metal Meeting in Munich, Germany on March 30, 2024. View the full stream at THIS LOCATION DYMNA LOTVA comment: “The best Easter is Dark Easter!”, vocalist Katsiaryna “Nokt Aeon” Mankevich enthuses. “We hope that you will like this video as much as we enjoyed playing in Munich!” The Belarus band has more concerts to come and all currently confirmed upcoming dates can be viewed further below. DYMNA LOTVA are performing in support of their current album Зямля Пад Чорнымі Крыламі: Кроў (“The Land Under […]

ARÐ unveil first video single and details of new album

Monastic Doom inventors ARÐ return with their highly anticipated sophomore full-length Untouched By Fire. As a first glimpse of their new masterpiece, the Northumbrian band reveal the lyric video ‘Cursed To Nothing But Patience’ as the first single taken from the forthcoming new album, for which the release date April 26, 2024 has been carved in runes. On Untouched By Fire, ARÐ narrate the tale of another Northern saint, the Anglo-Saxon warrior-king Oswald, also called Whiteblade, who united the lands of Bernicia and Deira, and reigned over the thus newly created Kingdom of Northumbria between the years 633 and 642. […]

THE VISION BLEAK announce new album and release first single from upcoming Weird Tales

Horror metal poets THE VISION BLEAK reveal the lyric video ‘Weird Tales Chapter IV & V’ as the first single excerpt taken from the one-track album Weird Tales. The seventh full-length of the Germans is slated for release on April 12, 2024. View the lyric video for ‘Weird Tales Chapter IV & V’ Pre-Order HERE THE VISION BLEAK comment: “Here is the first excerpt from our new album, Weird Tales, in the shape of two chapters”, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer Schwadorf states on behalf of the duo. “This album is a one-track opus of darkness and grandeur that we had […]

Album Review: Vemod – The Deepening

Time. It does what it does. It marches, onward and steady, each of us warring against or accepting, but still at its grim behest and beneath its law. Art – for those who create such – is a means to capture a moment or period from Time and leave a mark. “I was here.” “This is how I saw the world or myself.” When we rush to make that statement, that claim, it can be done poorly, or not fully thought through, yet it remains in the universe, the half-work of a creator who couldn’t comprehend what they were experiencing. […]

DISILLUSION announce 2024 tour dates

DISILLUSION have announced a European tour, mostly in the German language area, for spring 2024. The German avant-garde metal pioneers will hit the roads to celebrate the 20 years anniversary of their debut album “Back to Times of Splendor”, which was released in April 2004. We recommend to secure tickets early. Please find all confirmed dates below. DISILLUSION comment: “Friends, we are beyond excited as our debut album, Back To Times Of Splendor, will turn 20 next year in 2024″, singer and guitarist Andy Schmidt enthuses. “To celebrate this wonderful occasion with you, we have set up a tour on […]

Album Review: Xasthur – Inevitably Dark

So, one of the strangest touring packages I’ve seen in a good while was WINO & XASTHUR a few years back. Granted, gone were all elements of black metal from what Scott Connor and his guitar compadre, Joe Baker were doing there, at that dive bar in Nashville, TN, so maybe it wasn’t that outlandish after all. All he needed was a cowboy hat, right? Well, over XASTHUR’s set, I was reminded of what a good guitarist he actually is. And now, a few years after, Connor returns with the sprawling Inevitably Dark, recorded solo and on a Tascam DP-03. […]

TENHI announce new album and release lyric video

From a decade of twilight, Finnish dark folk ensemble TENHI return to the light with a lyric video for the new track ‘Saattue’ as the first single taken from their forthcoming album, Valkama, which has been slated for release on June 9, 2023. WATCH ‘Saattue’ PRE-ORDER Valkama On further news, parallel to the release of Valkama on June 9, 2023, TENHI will also make a limited hardcover slipcase box available under the title Collected Works 2023. The box will contain all TENHI recordings from 1997 to 2023 on 14 vinyl LPs, which are for most part remastered and include Valkama […]

ARTHUR BROWN announces December 2022 European shows

ARTHUR BROWN is announcing three shows each in Germany and Italy to take place this December. The much admired and iconic British singer will be performing in support of his current album, the critically acclaimed Long Long Road, which was released on his 80th birthday on June 24, this year. Arthur Brown writes: “I am thrilled to finally be able to start presenting Long Long Road live on tour, starting with Germany and Italy”, the self-proclaimed “God of Hellfire” enthuses. “There will be more shows coming, so watch this space. Of course, I will also bring those classics in my […]

DISILLUSION reveal new video single ‘Tormento’

In celebration of kicking off their tour with Obscura and Persefone in the German city of Cologne, DISILLISION unveil a stylish video clip for the track ‘Tormento’ as the second single taken from the forthcoming new album Ayam, which has been slated for release on November 4. Album details and all currently confirmed live dates can be viewed below. The video ‘Tormento’ is now available for viewing at THIS LOCATION Pre-Order Ayam HERE DISILLUSION comment: “We are thrilled about ‘Tormento’ being released…”, singer and guitarist Andy Schmidt declares. “This video clip features the second song taken from our upcoming album […]