AMON AMARTH Announces European Tour for Early 2015

Swedish heavy metal icons AMON AMARTH will be returning to Europe in January/February for a month long tour in regional UK, regional France and Spain/Portugal. The band comments: “UK, Portugal, Spain, France and UK…get ready this January for a Viking invasion! We’ll be making an extensive UK expedition where we’ll be pillaging smaller clubs in virtually every nook and cranny of the country. We’re also making a more in depth raid of France, Spain and Portugal. Finally! As support on […]


AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN – Try Not To Love Everything You Destroy

Music is believed to be the language of feelings whether it be negativity, sadness, happiness, sorrow or joy and many different types of music make us feel different ways. Having a listen to Netherlands own AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN will take you on a emotional rollercoaster. Try Not To Love Everything You Destroy is the follow up EP to their 2013 full length titled Try Not to Destroy Everything You Love which was a beautiful masterpiece. By all means if you have not […]


ANAAL NATHRAKH announce dates in November 2014

ANAAL NATHRAKH have announced dates in November in support of their upcoming new album “Desideratum.” Listen to “Idol” and pre-order your copy at metalblade.com/anaalnathrakh. Catch them live here: ANAAL NATHRAKH October 2014 29th (UK) PLYMOUTH – The Hub / DBS Live 30th (UK) MILTON KEYNES – The Crauford Arms 31st (UK) GLOUCESTER – Olympus Theatre November 2014 1st (UK) LEEDS – Damnation @ University Union 5th (UK) LONDON – The Dome 8th (N) TRONDHEIM – Familien The ferocious new hymn […]


LIFELORN – Memoirs

LIFELORN is not the usual post-black metal band. The band is just one man simply named A who notes his influences to be “questionable.” Delving into moments of depressive rock and ambient black metal, this release is anything but questionable. Formed around 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, his music speaks for itself. Did we mention that the album is also all instrumental? Makes a great rainy day soundtrack. Memoirs is the epitome of sorrow and depression. The down-tempo ambiance of the album […]


NIGHT DEMON Sign To Century Media Records

NIGHT DEMON from Ventura County (just north of Los Angeles) have recently signed with Century Media for the world outside of Europe for an early 2015 release. The three-piece heavy metal act is currently on tour with legendary NWOBHM band, Raven with a long string of dates that go into the holiday season. See dates below. The band had this to say about joining Century Media: “We are very excited to be joining the Century Media family. For years we […]


KING DIAMOND To Release “Dreams of Horror”

A 2xCD collection of King Diamond songs, newly enhanced into ultimate editions by King Diamond and Andy LaRocque themselves, will be released by Metal Blade Records next month King Diamond’s “Dreams of Horror” is the only “best of” album covering the band’s entire career. King Diamond and Andy LaRocque meticulously mastered and enhanced these 23 songs into the ultimate editions, chosen by the band from both the Roadrunner and Metal Blade catalogs. “Dreams of Horror” will be available on November […]



It is an honor to interview the “Pioneers of Oriental Metal.” Here’s the interview between us and band about their background, beliefs and works of a new album. MP: Please introduce yourself: OL: We’re Orphaned Land from Israel. The pioneers of Oriental Metal and we’re Happy to be here with you guys at Metal Purgatory! MP: How did Orphaned Land come to be? OL: Orphaned Land was formed back in 1991 (first as ‘Resurrection’) by Kobi Farhi (Vocals) & Uri Zelha […]