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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 […]

Album Review: Cavernous Gate – Voices From A Fathomless Realm

At over three minutes, the layered choral intonations, bell-like chimes, ritual drums of ‘That Night’ are less “intro” and more a full piece of the DEAD CAN DANCE / CURRENT 93 variety, gently tolling into ‘Old Graves Stir’. ‘Twixt forlorn crags, yet of majestic height we travel, summoned into the realm of death, stumbling over jagged riff, loss howling its fetid decay into our face in form of winds. Sebastian “S.K.” Körkemeier in his other roles, other bands has proven himself well versed in all shades of light and shadow, seeming to fully embrace the chance here to truly shine […]

EIGHT BELLS announce US live dates 2022

EIGHT BELLS have announced seven shows for the US and one in Canada to take place this August. The tour kicks off at the Shakedown in Bellingham, WA (US) on August 12 and runs through on the West Coast until a final show in Eugene, OR at John Henry’s on the 20th of August. EIGHT BELLS will be joining Marissa Nadler at the first five dates and by the fourth show Year Of No Light come on board and stay on for two more gigs. In Eureka, CA the avant-garde doom project will be playing alongside Nan Elmoth and WILUTIS […]

ARTHUR BROWN unveils first video single of the title track and details of his new album, Long Long Road

ARTHUR BROWN is now premiering the animated video single of the balladesque title track taken from his forthcoming new full-length Long Long Road, which has been slated for release on the very day of Arthur’s 80th birthday, June 24. The album details of Long Long Road can be viewed below. The video clip ‘Long Long Road’ is now available for immediate publication via THIS LOCATION ARTHUR BROWN comments: “This album as well as this song were written in collaboration with Rik Patten, a good friend and a superb musician”, explains the beloved singer. “While we were working on Long Long […]

Album Review: Eight Bells – Legacy Of Ruin

Released parallel to the compiling of its prior works, the aptly-titled Histories 2010-2016, EIGHT BELLS delivers its third long-player, Legacy Of Ruin on some expectant ears. Well, these, at least. Sonically I’ve always found Melynda Jackson & co. not-so-distant cousins to the now-defunct SUBROSA, albeit more diverse in their palette. Where the former came from the dark heart of folk, EIGHT BELLS treads more in the realms of doom, all the while tossing shovelfuls of hard prog ala POPOL VUH, the devilish dirge of JACULA and orbit-twisting YOB… All evidenced splendidly on opener ‘Destroyer’, which had me reaching for my […]

EIGHT BELLS release first single ‘Nadir’, taken from the forthcoming new album, Legacy Of Ruin

EIGHT BELLS are now revealing the volcanic video single ‘Nadir’ taken from their forthcoming new album Legacy Of Ruin, which is slated for release on February 25, 2022. The avant-garde doom project from Portland, Oregon conceived by guitarist and singer Melynda Jackson has also unveiled cover art, tracklist, and further details of their new full-length below. Enter your ‘Nadir’ HERE Pre-Order at THIS LOCATION On further news, EIGHT BELLS will reissue their first two albums The Captain’s Daughter (2013) and Landless (2016) parallel to the release of Legacy Of Ruin. Both full-length recordings will be joined together under the title […]