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GOST To Release Prophecy Full-Length March 8th, 2024 Via Metal Blade Records; New Video Now Playing + North American Tour Supporting Katatonia Underway

Slasherwave outfit and recent Metal Blade Records signees GOST will release the thundering thirteen-track full-length, Prophecy, on March 8th, 2024, revealing the record’s first video/single and preorders. GOST exists in the dark crack between black metal and the most shadowy end of electronic music. Since the release of the Radio Macabre EP at the start of 2013, and the remorseless digital nightmare of their Skull debut album six months later, Texas-based multi-instrumentalist, producer, and main-brain James Lollar has become an increasingly singular force in music. Far more aggressive and sinister than the synthwave he’s often grouped with, GOST is a […]

RUIN LUST: New York City Death/War Metal Act Announces February East Coast Tour With Diabolic Oath

Having just released their apocalyptic fourth LP, Dissimulant, through 20 Buck Spin at the end of September, New York City-based death/war metal collective RUIN LUST has also just declared war on the entire Eastern Seaboard, announcing the Devouring Circle Of Annihilation East Coast Tour. This trek runs from February 1st through February 9th, and sees the band playing alongside Portland, Oregon’s Diabolic Oath on their first East Coast tour ever. See all confirmed RUIN LUST dates below and watch for additional dates to post over the months ahead. RUIN LUST Tour Dates:Devouring Circle Of Annihilation Tour w/ Diabolic Oath: 2/01/2024 […]

RITUAL KING stream new album, The Infinite Mirror

Manchester heavy psychedelic blues trio RITUAL KING team up with It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine to present their sophomore album, The Infinite Mirror, in full, celebrating its November release on Ripple Music. “This intense-sounding journey is surprisingly meditative and elegant. (…) Exciting, immersive, and spellbinding songs that go beyond the confines of stoner rock.” – Distorted Sound Magazine“A heavy blues creation that straddles psychedelic rock magnificently. (…) Utterly enchanting.” – Headbanger Reviews From the enigmatic corridors of Manchester’s underground stoner rock scene emerges RITUAL KING’s latest magnum opus, The Infinite Mirror. A journey that transcends the traditional boundaries of stoner psych […]

TERROMANIA stream debut album, Nyctophobic, in full

Finland’s melodic death/groove metal unit TERROMANIA premiere their debut album, Nyctophobic, exclusively on Metalheads Forever, celebrating its official release this November on Ripple Music. Stream TERROMANIA’s debut album HERE Watch new videos ‘Disturbingly Beautiful’ ‘Demon In The Rain’ ‘The Pain Makes You Feel Alive’ This sonic bulldozer was formed in the summer of 2018 in Jyväskylä, Finland and recently signed to US label Ripple Music to deliver their ambitious and face-melting brand metal to the world. Naming Ghost, Devin Townsend or Lordi as major influences, this young and talented five-piece creates a sharp and modern combination of melodic death and […]

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 […]

SHERPA stream new album, Land Of Corals, in full

Stream new album Land Of Corals Four years after their sophomore record, Tigris & Euphrates, and an acclaimed performance at Roadburn Festival, the creative duo of Matteo Dossena and Franz Cardone (aka SHERPA) take us on yet another singular and immersive aural journey with their new album, Land Of Corals. Their hybrid marriage of shoegaze, atmospheric doom/post-metal and electronics blossoms in lush textures and slow but rewarding build-ups, with Dossena’s airy vocals making for a highly tantalizing ride. Darkness and light coexist seamlessly throughout the album’s 40 minutes — either through the trip-hop-meets-drone vibe of intro track ‘Silt’ and the […]

JASON BLAKE: Sonic Perspectives Premieres ‘An Aversion To Fervor’ From Slightly Different Paths Instrumental Solo Album By Warr Guitarist

Sonic Perspectives is hosting the premiere of ‘An Aversion To Fervor’, the latest preview from Chicago-based progressive Warr guitarist JASON BLAKE preceding the release of his Slightly Different Paths album. Through both his playing in progressive/instrumental trio Aziola Cry and his own solo work, JASON BLAKE has been establishing himself as one of the most distinguished technicians on the Warr guitar; a unique twelve-string instrument incorporating the range of a guitar and bass that is played by tapping the strings in a touchstyle technique. Through a rapidly prolific succession of varied records in recent years, JASON BLAKE been building an […]

ARMORED SAINT Announces North American Tour With Queensrÿche; Tickets On Sale Now

Iconic heavy metal outfit ARMORED SAINT will return to the stage this Spring supporting Queensrÿche! The trek, which commences on March 27th, 2024 in Anaheim, California and runs through May 21st, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada, includes several ARMORED SAINT headlining shows scattered throughout. Comments ARMORED SAINT vocalist John Bush, “Hello SAINT fans, We are happy to announce that we will be hitting the road again in March 2024 to team up with our good friends and one amazing band, the mighty Queensrÿche! Playing shows with Eddie [Jackson], Michael [Wilton], Todd [La Torre], Casey [Grillo], and Mike [Stone] is always […]


ULVER announce that their classic 1993 promo-tape will be reissued on Peaceville Records. 2023 marks thirty years since its recording and the record shows ULVER’s Black Metal rooted background before the band began to evolve outside of the genres confines. Widely known for high-calibre soundscapes and exquisite experimental and electronic art as part of their continual and ever-shifting evolution, ULVER’s beginnings amalgamated ethereal black metal with delicate folk-inspired passages. Despite the rough edges, the band’s material stands out with its highly unconventional compositions when compared to the more primitive and raw offerings from other fast rising acts in the Norwegian […]

BRODER’s Skarpretterfossilet Out Now

The barbarians have smashed through the gates… Denmark’s BRODER has officially unleashed Skarpretterfossilet. The band’s third and most violent outing to date favors chaos over composition with five scathing tracks of war metal, culminating in the primal 15-minute assault on your senses, ‘Byldemor’. Skarpretterfossilet is out now on Extremely Rotten Productions. Stream and download the digital edition at Get the album on vinyl, CD, and cassette at Skarpretterfossilet Tracklisting: En sten på et alter Kraniekløversken Bondejagt Marvdram Byldemor BRODER started out slow in 2014, with droning doom, but metamorphized into a blackened sludge wasteland with the 2018 album, […]