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ASTRAL FORTRESS – The New Studio Album From The Legendary DARKTHRONE Due For Release On Peaceville Records On October 28th, 2022

Watch the Astral Fortress trailer with an introduction from Fenriz. From their formation back in 1986, to becoming one of Norway’s finest and enigmatic musical exports (with a number of highly revered black metal masterpieces released in the early ’90s helping to solidify their legacy), DARKTHRONE has continued to evolve and challenge in equal measure, throughout their illustrious recording career spanning over three decades. And now, the ever-productive duo of Nocturno and Fenriz continue their own metallic saga with a new selection of fine, vintage sounding headbanging classics in the making .. Astral Fortress This new studio opus, due for […]

Album Review: Static Abyss – Labyrinth Of Veins

AUTOPSY fans, if you’re getting anxious waiting for the next slab of rotten death from your heroes, relief is headed your way. For all intents and purposes, STATIC ABYSS is AUTOPSY, Not all the members of AUTOPSY are here, but Chris Reifert and Greg Wilkinson sure are and if there’s any noticeable difference in style between STATIC ABYSS and AUTOPSY, it escapes me. This is repulsive death-doom laced with insane hammering in classic AUTOPSY/ABSCESS style. I would say the production here is slightly cleaner than what we usually get with AUTOPSY, but the same dedication to depraved sonic destruction is […]

CANDLEMASS TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION 35-YEAR ANNIVERSARY 3LP DELUXE SET, EPICUS DOOMICUS METALLICUS, ON JUNE 3RD VIA PEACEVILLE

Watch the trailer for the Epicus Doomicus Metallicus 3LP set at THIS LOCATION Pre-orders available now exclusively from the Peaceville label store HERE CANDLEMASS was formed by bassist and songwriter Leif Edling in Stockholm, Sweden in 1984, and is well known for its epic doom metal, having a great influence over a generation of the genre’s subsequent greats – CANDLEMASS themselves taking a large influence from Black Sabbath. Epicus Doomicus Metallicus is a true genre classic, with every track a monument of timeless and finely crafted Doom. This is one of the quintessential, definitive Doom Metal releases, immortalizing the band […]

Album Review: Darkthrone – Eternal Hails

Well, true to form, the 19th DARKTHRONE album sounds like it was recorded on a 4-track in a barn somewhere in Norway. That much is expected, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be bad. Eternal Hails is definitely the band’s “doom metal” album. Slower tempos have been a strong part of DARKTHRONE for much of the “primitive punk metal” period of the last 15 years or so, but never have they played such a significant role. To be quite honest, the album is a very mixed bag for me. The doom is across all five lengthy tracks, mixed with the […]

DARKTHRONE TO RELEASE ETERNAL HAILS ON JUNE 25TH

As John Peel once said of The Fall, “Always different, always the same,” so too one could say the same of DARKTHRONE. Things change, times change, people change, and yet even when sounding fresh and new and delivering just five tracks in 45 minutes on their 19th album, Eternal Hails, the Norwegian black metal legends remain defiantly and eternally DARKTHRONE. Since forming in 1986 as Black Death in Kolboton, Norway, DARKTHRONE have been masters of their art. Dropping the death metal of 1991’s Soulside Journey debut album in favour of a more primitive, black metal sound on the following year’s […]

HELLRIPPER REVEAL DETAILS OF THEIR NEW STUDIO ALBUM, THE AFFAIR OF THE POISONS

Having recently announced their signing to Peaceville Records, HELLRIPPER have revealed details and the cover artwork of their upcoming new studio album The Affair Of The Poisons scheduled for release on 9th October 2020. HELLRIPPER, aka James McBain, based in the Scottish Highlands, says of their forthcoming epic “The Affair Of The Poisons contains the mixture of thrash/black/speed metal and punk that HELLRIPPER has become known for, but this time I feel that the end result is more cohesive. Some of the tracks are more straight-forward while others contain some twists and parts that are new to the HELLRIPPER sound. […]

DARKTHRONE RELEASE NEW TRACK ‘THE HARDSHIP OF THE SCOTS’

Listen to DARKTHRONE’s new track ‘ The Hardship Of The Scots’ HERE FENRIZ introduces the track “There really isn’t just ONE song that can represent this album, ‘The Hardship Of The Scots’ was my song and although we also wanted one of Ted’s songs to preview the album Ted took one for the team and we chose my song! His songs are somewhat faster with more black metal in them but still has slow thrash and doom, my song here seems to start with an Invasion Of Your Privacy RATT-era riff or perhaps one from The Ultimate Sin by OZZY […]