NEWS

DIMMU BORGIR Working On New Full Length

In a recent interview with ‘Everblack Media’ podcast, guitarist Sven Atle Kopperud aka ‘Silenoz’ confirmed that Dimmu Borgir are hard at work on material for the follow-up to 2018’s Eonian album. You can listen to the interview via YouTube player below.  

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XIV DARK CENTURIES Begin Work On New Music

After 9 years, German folk metal outfit XIV Dark Centuries have returned with their fourth studio album Waldvolk. Now, a couple of months later, they begin with the work on the new set of songs. More to follow. Commented the band: ”Hi folks, from time to time we also want to let you hear from us. Besides the video shoot two weeks ago we are already working on new songs. Of course it will still take a few days until […]

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ABIOTIC To Release New Album Next Year

Recently re-emerged technical death metal outfit Abiotic are back in the saddle and proud to announce their third full length instalment, Ikigai. The album will be released on February 12th, 2021 via The Artisan Era. It was engineered, produced, mixed, and mastered by Tony Simone at Zenbeast Media. Vocals were recorded and produced by Nick Loiacono at Fang Studios. Ikigai effort features a half-dozen of guest appearances, including Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), Chaney Crabb (Entheos), Jonathan Carpenter (ex-The […]

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Cancel North American Tour Plans

The bands issued the following statement via their FB page: “While it’s not a huge surprise with the state of things, we just want to remain clear that this current North American tour is officially canceled. We do have new US booking representation and are working on a new updated North American tour plan. If you’ve bought your tickets refunds will be from where you purchased them ( venue, ticketmaster, etc). We deeply apologize to our fans for the circumstances […]

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CHIMAIRA Planned To Reunite This Year

In a recent interview with Pierre GutiĆ©rrez, Chimaira guitarist Rob Arnold revealed that the band, just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, had planned to reunite for not only live performances but also to possibly record a new album, which would have been their first since 2013’s Crown Of Phantoms. Chimaira called it quits back in 2014 after 16 years together. They reunited for one show back in 2017 and have been mostly inactive since then. Arnold clarified: “We had the […]

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FUNERAL WINDS Announce New Album In January 2021 & Title Unveiled

Dutch (now relocated to Prague, CZ) band Funeral Winds, led by Hellchrist Xul, is currently sealing their new opus. Funeral Winds’ upcoming outing, the follow-up to 2018 Sinister Creed, will be called Essence and will see the light in early January, 2021 via Avantgarde Music. It was written and recorded between late 2017 and 2020 by Hellchrist Xul at Necromanteion Studio. More information will be disclosed in due time.  

ALBUMS

ATRAMENTUS – Stygian

If there’s one genre within the doom metal spectrum that keeps me wanting to dive deeper into the brilliant musical soundscapes and atmosphere, it would be funeral doom netal. For those who don’t know what funeral doom metal is, funeral doom metal is a crossover subgenre between death metal and doom metal which is very well known for having its slow, depressive, and moody signatures that makes any metalhead feel lost and desperate. But not many funeral doom metal releases […]

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ULTHAR – Providence

If Blood Incantation, Tomb Mold, Demilich and Sulphur Aeon were to create a hybrid of death metal and black metal with lyrical content based off abstract and HP Lovecraft inspired lyricism it would be California’s Ulthar. In 2018, this band came out of nowhere releasing their debut full-length through 20 Buck Spin entitled Cosmovore and truth be told, it surely was well lived up the hype of how amazing, fluent and executed the music truly became. Now we have the […]

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CAUSTIC WOUND – Death Posture

Hailing from my neck of the woods in Seattle, Washington Caustic Wound are a upcoming extreme metal band featuring members from Fetid, Cerebral Rot, Mortiferum and Magrudergrind. With 2020’s debut full-length of Death Posture, Caustic Wound‘s style is very reminiscence of the mid 90’s of death metal but also throwing elements of grindcore in the mixture. Think of Napalm Death meets World Downfall era of Terrorizer with hints of downtuned production Swansong Carcass and IVth Crusade Bolt Thrower esque style […]