One year after the release of the Eden In Reverse full length, the Greek masters Hail Spirit Noir are back with the follow-up announcement. The fifth offering is entitled Mannequins and will be set free on September 10th via Agonia Records. All music was recorded by Haris and Sakis, with vocals by Cons Marg and story concept by Theoharis. The album was mixed and mastered by Dimitris Douvras. Fesq.project crafted the artwork and Nikos Tsiolis prepared the layout. Hail Spirit […]
Finland’s blackened progressive metal band Crimson Dimension released a new song entitled ‘Age of Awakening’ from their upcoming self-titled debut album. The record will be released by Spread Evil on June 4th.
If Wolves In The Throne Room and Panopticon were to create a artistic hybrid of both progressive and atmospheric black metal with hints of melodic black and progressive metal structures, it would be Chicago’s Dismalimerence. Released through Transcending Records, this is a album that has met my expectations very highly for anticipated releases in 2020 and this might be my absolute favorite black metal album of the year thus far. From it’s beautifully crafted instrumentals, luxurious melodies, outstanding production value […]
Enslaved are excited to present the second single, called “Jettegryta”, from their upcoming studio album Utgard. The single is accompanied by a frost-bitten video, in which an Icelandic pristine glacial landscape is darkened by sinister events. Today, the band have also launched pre-orders for Utgard, which will be released on October 2nd. Vocalist/bassist Grutle Kjellson commented on the video: “Iceland was the perfect place to shoot the video for “Jettegryta”. Jettegryta translates to Giant’s Cauldron and refers to a phenomenon […]
The release day of Hail Spirit Noir‘s next studio album Eden In Reverse is getting closer. To taste another piece of new music, the six-piece premiere a video for the second single “Crossroads”, featuring Lars Nedland (Borknagar, Solefald). The clip was created by HK Visual Creations. Eden In Reverse comes out on June 19th through Agonia Records.
Perhaps one of the most exciting and important bands that are hailing from the Bay Area known as Dawn Of Ouroboros have finally created a full-length album that is so incredibly diverse, this is something I’ve waited quite awhile and it truly shows that the underground extreme metal scene has gotten better and better as it goes by. Dawn Of Ouroboros play a hybrid of progressive death, atmospheric black, post black and melodic death metal that’s best described as if […]
Progressive black metal heavyweights Enslaved have announced that their new album, titled “Utgard”, has been delayed to a fall release due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement comes after the band posted a teaser, with the group hoping to check fans’ expectations of when new material will release. The first single will be released in May 22nd. The band’s full statement reads: “*** UTGARD – THE JOURNEY BEGINS * First of all, we’d like to sincerely thank you for the […]
I had the honor and privilege to see Izthmi live last summer at a local house show and they’re by far, one of the most interesting bands to ever come out of Seattle, Washington and there’s a damn good reason why this band has potential to be on the lookout as one of the sickest and coolest underground bands to be hailing from the Pacific Northwest territory. Borrowing elements of doom, ambient, progressive, black, atmospheric, and noise comes together Washington […]
Borknagar have just unleashed their newest full-length effort, True North. Now, they’ve also launched a music video, directed by Lars A. Nedland and Alexander Olsson (RedinkFrame), for the album’s closing track “Voices”. Check it out below. Keyboardist/vocalist Lars A. Nedland (main vocalist on “Voices”) commented about the track and video: “Voices” is a song cut from a different cloth. It was made in one sitting, it was created backwards, and it came to life in a creative frenzy where it […]
Multi-instrumentalist Tentakel P. (Todtgelichter) and vocalist Xenoyr (Ne Obliviscaris) have formed a new project, named Omega Infinity. The band has signed to Season of Mist Records, who will release their debut album sometime next year. On the signing, both members had comments, with Xen saying: “Omega Infinity is an outlet for both T. and myself, a vessel for our darker explorations, and Season of Mist ultimately was the best choice to help us on our journey. Signing with them was […]