ALBUMS

THE SOMBRE – Into The Beckoning Wilderness

Meet Maurice de Jong, whom you may know his work for the band’s Gnaw Their Tongues, Golden Ashes and Cloak of Altering has created a brand new project called The Sombre which is a hybrid of both death metal and doom metal in the veins of the mid 90’s from Atrocious, Soulwound and early Paradise Lost. This time around, his latest offering Into The Beckoning Wilderness is heavily inspired by not only creating artistic talent and wonderfully crafted compositional work, […]

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LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT – Martyr

It’s very rare in this day and age to enjoy a particular female artist, but I’ve came to a realization that Lindsay Schoolcraft‘s Martyr won me over as the best solo album of 2019. Those who don’t know Lindsay, she was a member from United Kingdom’s extreme metal band Cradle Of Filth from 2013 to 2020 being with the band for over seven years and given that retrospect, she became a global phenomenon when she debuted her musical talent on […]

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CANDLES AND WRAITHS – Candelabia

Austria never ceases to amaze me with the black metal that comes forth from the bowels of that country and Vienna’s Candles and Wraiths is probably one of my favorites right now to come from the depths. The trio is a highly talented young band playing a very epic and unique brand of symphonic black metal. Having been formed in 2015, the group can look back at their two released singles before they came around the corner with their full […]

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MORTIFERUM – Disgorged From Psychotic Depths

Death-doom dated back all the way in the late 1980’s that features slow tempos, growling vocal performances, double bass drumming and has gained massive popularity within the 1990’s when artists such as Paradise Lost, Asphyx, My Dying Bride, and Tiamet all have made a impact throughout the course of the genre today. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, comes from another hometown band in my area known as Mortiferum with the 2019 debut full-length album Disgorged From Psychotic Depths. If Undergang, […]

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SEDUCER’S EMBRACE – Solidarity

Melodic death metal is a genre with a myriad of great bands that get lost in the sea of possible great releases. Russia’s Seducer’s Embrace seems to be one of those amazing hidden gems. Forming in Moscow, Russia back in 1998, it wasn’t till 2002 the world would see the band’s debut release titled Sinnocence which personally, was one of my favorite albums of all time. Fast forward to last year, I was ecstatic to hear that the group have […]

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MALIKLIYA – 誄: Condolence

Japan has some of the best music in the world and this release is a prime example of it. Malikliya is the brainchild of Shuhei (Imperial Circus Dead Decadence) and beautifully mixes atmospheric black metal, symphonic black metal, gothic metal, 90’s visual kei, coldwave and just a bit of everything. It is no surprise if you are familiar with Shuhei’s work that you will hear a lot of his signature sound in Malikliya but also some differences from anything else […]

NEWS

BLACK BREATH Bassist Elijah Nelson Has Passed Away

We have sad news from Black Breath as it has been made known that their bassist Elijah Nelson has passed away at the age of 40. The cause of death has not yet been revealed. May he rest in peace. Southern Lord Recordings posted on Instagram: “Extremely saddened to hear about the passing of Black Breath bassist: Elijah Nelson. Elijah was a very kind, gentle dude who completely ripped it up every time he played. He was also a legendary […]

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THE ACACIA STRAIN Release New Album

Metalcore band The Acacia Strain have released a brand new album, titled “It Comes In Waves”. The album was a surprise release, barring rumors of its existence that popped up a week ago. The full album is available to stream, or can be preordered here: The Acacia Strain  

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Allegations Come Forward After LORNA SHORE Firing Vocalist CJ McCreery

As we previously reported, Lorna Shore had abruptly fired their vocalist CJ McCreery without providing a reason. It has sense come to light that the firing was in response to allegations of sexual and emotional abuse from McCreery. The source of the allegations is the twitter of his ex-girlfriend, Nicole Garvey, who says she was with him for 4 1/2 years. She has shared her experiences with McCreery, as well as retweeting the stories from others. Since the allegations came […]

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LORNA SHORE Remove Vocalist CJ McCreery

Deathcore heavyweights Lorna Shore are set to release their new album “Immortal” next month, the first release from the band to feature vocalist CJ McCreery (ex-Signs of the Swarm. It’s also going to be the last. According to a post on the band’s Facebook page, McCreery has been abruptly removed from the band, with no reason given for his departure. There’s no more information at the time. The full post reads: “Effective immediately, CJ McCreery is no longer the vocalist […]