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Halcyon Way – Night Crawling [EP]

ProgPower USA hometown boys HALCYON WAY return with… Okay, I understand no one wants to hear another version of ‘Smoke On The Water’, but a MILEY CYRUS cover? ‘Night Crawling’ reeks of THEATRE OF TRAGEDY’s techno dreck, tossing in a bit of ‘White Wedding’ for extra tee hee hees. ‘Insufferable’ lives up to its name, everything from jumpdafucup moments to MOTLEY CRÜE’s Generation Swine to DRAGONFORCE-Lite (if you can believe that) gets a run-through. It’s only with ‘Stand For Something’ that the HALCYON WAY we know and appreciate allows us a glimmer of hope for upcoming material. Even for an […]

DEN SAAKALDTE: New Album Details & Music Video

Norwegian black metal band DEN SAAKALDTE details & previews its first new album in nine years, Pesten Som Tar Over. The album is due for release on September 29th via Agonia Records. Its opening track, ‘Av Satans Ild’, is available for streaming in the form of a music video below. View/Stream ‘Av Satans Ild’ DEN SAAKALDTE is the brainchild of guitarist Sykelig, established back in 2006, after Sykelig relocated from Hellas to Norway. The band started as a one man project but soon included in its ranks members such as Kvarforth (Shining), S. Winter (ex-Gehenna), Seidemann (1349) and Øyvind Hægeland […]

OCTOBER TIDE Reveals New Album & Tour Details

Sweden’s masters of melodic, doomish death metal, OCTOBER TIDE, will release their seventh studio album, The Cancer Pledge, on October 6th via Agonia Records. The album will arrive four years after its predecessor, In Splendor Below, and will coincide with a headlining tour of Europe. Recent output has seen OCTOBER TIDE tone down on the doom particle, and throw the listener in a colder embrace of a melodic death metal rainstorm. This trend remains consistent on The Cancer Pledge, and overlaps with the direction spearheaded by guitarist Fredrik Norrman (ex-Katatonia, ex-Trees Of Eternity, Thenighttimeproject), keen on rejuvenating OCTOBER TIDE with […]


Norwegian Dark Metal pioneers & Agonia Records’s recent signees, AETERNUS, will play as direct support to Black Metal stalwarts GORGOROTH on a late 2023 European & UK tour. Opening the bill will be Swiss Impalement and Greek-Dutch Aran Angmar. AETERNUS is not far from revealing details of its ninth studio album and first since 2018’s Heathen. The album is expected to be released later this year on Agonia Records. AETERNUS was formed by Ares in 1993 in Bergen, Norway, and pioneered the genre known as Dark Metal; combining Black Metal and Death Metal with elements of classical and folk music. […]

HANGING GARDEN: ‘The Fireside’ Music Video

Finnish melodic death/doom/gothic metallers HANGING GARDEN are premiering a music video for the second song to be revealed off the band’s upcoming album, The Garden, set for release on March 24th via Agonia Records. Listen to ‘The Fireside’ and watch the video HERE HANGING GARDEN formed in 2004, starting out as a heavy, doom-oriented project. Roughly two decades, seven albums and a couple of line-up shuffles later, the band shifted to a more melodic, contemporary sound, surrounded by a veil of melancholy. The compositions are dark, atmospheric & emotional, and concomitantly lean towards open-minded and playful musicality. While entrenched in […]

DENOUNCEMENT PYRE signs with Agonia Records

Agonia Records is pleased to announce the signing of Australian black/death metallers, DENOUNCEMENT PYRE. The band is currently working on its fourth album, follow-up to Black Sun Unbound from 2016. DENOUNCMENT PYRE was established in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, as an underground black/death metal act. Prior to signing with Agonia Records, the band released a string of various EPs & 7″s, and conjured three full-length albums through Hells Headbangers Records; World Cremation (2010), Almighty Arcanum (2013) and Black Sun Unbound (2016). Amidst extensively touring throughout their native Australia, they brought their live show to New Zealand and USA, during Maryland […]

PESTILENCE Premieres New Song ‘Deificvs’, Along With A Music Video

Dutch death metal icons PESTILENCE have unveiled a new song ‘Deificvs’ with the accompanying music video, filmed by Grupa 13 (Kreator, Behemoth, Amon Amarth). The song is the second single off the band’s upcoming album Exitivm, following ‘Morbvs Propagationem’. The album is set to be released on June 25th via Agonia Records. Watch the video, here: A new album, on a new label armed with a whole new line-up and a new dynamic: no matter what, PESTILENCE – or more specifically their maestro Patrizio Mameli – is like the phoenix, rising from the ashes, over and over again. An official […]

Album Review: Inquisition – Black Mass For A Mass Grave

I must say I was extremely surprised to see this album released. After all the bad business that main songwriter Dagon was involved in, I thought no real record company would touch INQUISITION. Well, here comes Black Mass For A Mass Grave on no less than long-running Agonia Records and with this mystical project sounding bigger and more cosmic than ever. This is almost a double album in length (the vinyl actually is a double LP) and sees the duo executing their most ambitious sounds yet. If you can put the accusations of sexual perversion and outright fascism to one […]

PSYCROPTIC premiere music video for the title track off upcoming EP, The Watcher Of All

Australia-based, tech-death masters PSYCROPTIC reveal a music video for the title track off their new EP The Watcher Of All, which comes out this Friday, November 27th on Agonia Records (physical release) and Prosthetic Records (digital release). The video was filmed by Wilson Bambrick and is available at THIS LOCATION Tasmania is recognized for two unique entities; the Tasmanian Devil and having generated one of the innovative leaders of the modern death metal scene, PSYCROPTIC. Since their formation in 1999, the band have constantly evolved and broken through the boundaries that the genre can sometimes impose upon itself. Never fearful […]

CENTINEX stream new track from upcoming album, Death In Pieces

Swedish old-school, death metal veterans CENTINEX premiere first single from their upcoming studio album, Death In Pieces, set to be released on May 29th via Agonia Records. The new track is titled ‘Only Death Remains’, and is available in the form of a lyric video HERE CENTINEX originated in 1990 as a riff-oriented part of the classic Swedish death metal movement and disbanded in 2005 after releasing eight full-length albums. In 2014 they resurfaced, quite surprisingly, and with a refreshed line-up, delivered their celebrated come-back record, Redeeming Filth. The next album was inevitable and didn’t take another decade to assemble. […]