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NIGHTHÄMMER: Oakland Black Metal Crew Announce Debut Album Land Of Fear / Pre-Orders Now Available via Inferna Profundus

American black metal outfit NIGHTHÄMMER has announced its debut album Land Of Fear, due out June 28 via Inferna Profundus Records. Born in the vilest gutters of Oakland, NIGHTHÄMMER was conceived by guitarist Coffin in 2023. Shortly thereafter, drummer Grond and bassist Frost Tormentor joined the ranks, and the trio plunged into Earhammer Studio to record Land Of Fear with the renowned Greg Wilkinson (Autopsy, Brainoil, Necrot), crafting their formidable sonic heresy. Channeling the spirit of second-wave black metal titans like Gorgoroth, Immortal, Darkthrone and Deströyer 666, NIGHTHÄMMER fuses thrash and d-beat into their blitzkrieg of speed-driven riffs, thunderous drums, […]

ARMORED SAINT Releases Rendition Of ‘One Chain (Don’t Make No Prison)’; Video/Single Now Playing

ARMORED SAINT, leaders and stalwarts of the American heavy metal scene since the early 1980s, are back with a brilliant rendition of ‘One Chain (Don’t Make No Prison)’. The classic track was originally written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter and was first released by People in 1970. Additional covers include The Four Tops (1974), Santana (1978), and The Doobie Brothers (1989). Comments vocalist John Bush, “[Bassist] Joey [Vera] came up with the idea of doing the song. We’ve always been huge fans of old school soul and R&B music so it was a no brainer. It’s got a great […]

MOLDER announce US tour dates

Chicago, IL fetid death metal band MOLDER has announced US tour dates this summer, with Goetia and Dripping Decay. The Disgusting Decay tour promises pure death metal madness, with new music from MOLDER to be shared in the coming months – more details of which will be revealed soon. Full dates for The Disgusting Decay tour are detailed below. Speaking on the tour announcement, MOLDER comments: “We’ll be skulking our way through the US this August… Hope to see you freaks at one of these dates!” MOLDER Online:Facebook

ENTHEOS: Progressive Death Metal Duo Unleashes ‘Life In Slow Motion’ Video/Single

Progressive death metal duo ENTHEOS today unleashes their latest single, ‘Life In Slow Motion’. The track, and accompanying video, follows the band’s crushing ‘An End To Everything’ single released last month and serves as a precursor to the music to come later this year. Elaborates vocalist Chaney Crabb, “‘Life In Slow Motion’ is a song about seeing life through the eyes of drug addiction and the ways that it affects not only the addict, but the people who surround them. It’s about wanting to return to a moment in life where the addiction took over and pondering what could have […]

WOLFHEART Share Draconian Darkness Album Details & Launch Pre-Orders; First Digital Single, ‘Grave’, To Arrive On June 7

Summer may be just beginning, but Finnish melodic death metal maestros WOLFHEART are already looking ahead to the release of their new album Draconian Darkness. Recorded at Deep Noise Studios and produced, mixed, and mastered by the band’s long-time collaborator Saku Moilanen, the album will be released on September 6, 2024, via Reigning Phoenix Music (RPM), just as the somber season returns. The album’s first single, ‘Grave’, will be available on June 7 and captures the raw intensity of dark winter nights combined with the majestic beauty of nature. You can pre-save the track HERE Pre-order Draconian Darkness in the […]

LES CHANTS DU HASARD: French Blackened Orchestral/Operatic Ensemble Unveils ‘Procession Du Sabbat’ Single; Fourth Album, Livre Quart, Nears June 21st Release

‘Procession Du Sabbat’ is the new single from French blackened orchestral/operatic ensemble LES CHANTS DU HASARD. The cinematic new hymn comes off the project’s grandiose new full-length, Livre Quart, set for release on June 21st. An endeavor conceptualized and composed by primary member, Hazard, LES CHANTS DU HASARD was spawned from the notion that metal is a musical style that deals with extreme emotions such as anger, violence, darkness, and despair. The ultimate objective is to initiate an aural experience of those emotions, something more than just music, that would submerge the listener. Notes Hazard, “I created LES CHANTS DU […]

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 […]

PENTAGRAM sign to Heavy Psych Sounds Records

Heavy Psych Sounds welcome US pioneers of doom metal PENTAGRAM to their roster for the release of their long-anticipated new studio album, as well as the reissue of their Sub-Basement and Review Your Choices albums. About signing to Heavy Psych Sounds, PENTAGRAM frontman Bobby Liebling says:“PENTAGRAM was conceived 53 years ago! We’ve seen many ups and downs and if the decades have given us anything, its wisdom. We know our new studio album is the best one we’ve ever written. We also realize that we need the perfect partner who not only understands the music but also knows the importance […]

Mamaleek Share ‘Ancient Souls, No Longer Sorrowful’

Loss has informed MAMALEEK’s newest full-length album, Vida Blue. Tragedy struck in March of 2023 when the band lost a longtime friend and member, keyboardist Eric Livingston, leaving the group, which began as a duo of two brothers and later expanded to a five-piece, with only four members. Despite this profound loss, MAMALEEK persevered, performing as a quartet at various festivals, including a ground-shaking performance at the 2023 edition of Roadburn. Following, MAMALEEK returned to the studio to create new material that appropriately reflects their journey through loss and honors their fallen comrade. The resulting album draws inspiration from the […]

WORSHIPPER drop new single ‘Heroic Dose’

WORSHIPPER drop a psychedelic lyric video featuring the super heavy track ‘Heroic Dose’ as the next single taken from the Boston psychedelic hard rockers’ forthcoming third album, One Way Trip, which is scheduled for release on July 19, 2024. Watch the video for ‘Heroic Dose’ WORSHIPPER comment on ‘Heroic Dose’: “This is the final song that we wrote for the record, and probably the most personal for me”, guitarist and singer John Brookhouse reveals. “I lost my dad in 2022, and one of the last conversations that we had was about his time in Vietnam. As I was writing the […]