Counterparts – You’re Not You Anymore

Canadian metal/hardcore band Counterparts just kicked off a North American tour with Architects and Stick To Your Guns, and in celebration of the excursion, the band has teamed up with to reveal a new video for their new record’s title track, “You’re Not You Anymore.” “The “YNYA” video is a fairly drastic change for us. We are the “who gives a shit” band when it comes to most things other than writing music, so to be able to dabble in such an artistic and professional realm is very cool. The director, Josh Halling, killed it and it feels like we made a mini… Continue reading


SHADOWKEEP has released a new Trailer for the upcoming Album “ShadowKeep”. The Trailer includes the 3 following Songs: 1. Guardian Of The Sea 2. Angels And Omens 3. Immortal Drifter The release date of the SAHDOWKEEP album „ShadowKeep” on CD is March 30th, 2018. The pre-order phase will start on March 16th, 2018 in our webshop. 10 years SHADOWKEEP fans waited for a new album. 2018 the band is now striking back with a new singer and a new album. Nobody else than James Rivera from HELSTAR joined the quintet from England! So it is no wonder that the image of SHADOWKEEP… Continue reading

Coilguns – Euro Tour Trailer

Swiss band COILGUNS have finalized the dates for their upcoming European tour. The tour will begin on March 2nd in Bulle and end on April 1st in Altkirch. A teaser trailer for the tour by Chariot Of Black Moth can be watched here Coilguns Spring European Tour Dates: 14.03 – Tübingen (D) @ Epplehaus 15.03 – Münich (D) @ Unter Deck 16.03 – Ybbsitz (AUT) @ KiWi- die Bar 17.03 – Plzen (CZ) @ Pohoda Music Club 18.03 – Dresden (D) @ AZ☆Conni 19.03 – Berlin (D) @ Zukunft am Ostkreuz 20.03 – Leipzig (D) @ Private show 21.03 – Celle… Continue reading

Manhattan Projects – new album

 Upcoming LISTENER  album, called “being empty: being filled”. The release date is friday, the 16th of February via Sounds of Subterrania/Cargo/finetunes. 01.03.2018 _ NL _ Rotterdam, Rotown Ticketlink 02.03.2018 _ BE _ Antwerpen, Den Englantier Ticketlink 03.03.2018 _ FR _ Angers, Jokers Pub 04.03.2018 _ FR _ Dunkerque, 4 Ecluses 05.03.2018 _ UK _ Brighton, The Prince Albert Ticketlink (Sold out) 06.03.2018 _ UK _ Leeds, Brudenell Social Club Ticketlink 07.03.2018 _ UK _ Belfast, Voodoo Ticketlink 08.03.2018 _ IE _ Dublin, Gypsy Rose 09.03.2018 _ UK _ Bristol, The Louisiana  Ticketlink (SOLD OUT) 10.03.2018 _ UK _ London, Oslo Ticketlink 11.03.2018 _ FR _ Orleans, Astrolabe… Continue reading


Tuomas Holopainen’s 3-track demo earned him his first record deal with his freshly founded band NIGHTWISHback in 1996. 20 years later, with over 2,000 shows played and more than 8 million records sold – NIGHTWISHare the biggest European symphonic metal band. Reason enough for Nuclear Blast to celebrate this huge anniversary by releasing a 2CD compilation titled Decades, on March 9th, 2018. Today, the band releases their first trailer, in which mastermind Tuomas Holopainen talks about the songs that made the cut for Decades. Watch the clip here Tuomas comments: “Actually, for me personally, it’s not a ‘best of’ because I think the more correct term would… Continue reading

Downfall Of Gaia – Euro Dates!

Post-Black & Sludge Doom Metal outfit DOWNFALL OF GAIA, who are currently on tour with HAMFERD, have just announced more tour dates for their ‘Atrophy Tour’, kicking off in April 2018! Again the band has teamed up with friends and special guests HIGH FIGHTER, which they already toured with back in March 2017 alongside doomsters CONAN. Support will be coming from atmospheric Doom & Black Metal stonerheads HEXER! With their dark wall of sounds, DOWNFALL OF GAIA are moving forward relentlessly, enveloping the listener, absorbing one’s spirit to take one into the realm of the band’s potent sound. Founded in 2008, and although the group’s… Continue reading

Cloven Hoof – new release

Week of 12th February 2018 see’s the release of two Cloven Hoof  cd by Metal Nation Records , the label owned by ex Neat Records boss and original Tygers Of Pan Tang vocalist , Jess Cox. The Definitive Part One ( MNR020 ) Active throughout the 1980’s the band folded in 1989 but reemerged in the mid ‘ Noughties ‘ . Aware none of their four studio albums from the 1980’s were available so bassist and founder , Lee Payne together with long time CH vocalist Russ North recruited drummer Joe Brown and guitarist Ben Read , re-entering the studio to record a new unreleased… Continue reading

VARATHRON – Ouroboros Dweller

Hellenic black metal masters VARATHRON premiere the first single from their upcoming album “Patriarchs Of Evil”, due out on April 27th via Agonia Records. Listen to “Ouroboros Dweller” Co-founded in 1988 by Stefan Necroabyssious, the band’s vocalist and sole original member, VARATHRON has been on a steady release schedule since 2004’s “Crowsreign”. The latter album introduced Haris (drums) and Achilleas C. (guitars) to the band, who were later joined by Sotiris (guitars) and Stratos (bass). Together, they established a new, well-bonded line-up of an already established Hellenic black metal act, considered as one of the forefathers of the genre, next to Rotting Christand Necromantia. Having previously described “Patriarchs Of Evil” as “heavy, dark and full of melodies that will revive past memories”, VARATHRON elaborates on the successor to “Untrodden Corridors Of Hades” (2014): “The time has… Continue reading

WINDHAND – Three Sisters

Virginia’s WINDHAND share the official audio for “Three Sisters” off the impending, split LP with SATAN’S SATYRS, due out this Friday, February 16th. Stream “Three Sisters” exclusively via NPR HERE. NPR comments on “Three Sisters”: “You move closer to the riff; it beckons with mysterious portent like a smoking cauldron… and then the pot spills, the riff wobbling in distorted frequencies, a heavy hand on the organ and a voice singing a spooky fairytale.” WINDHAND have begun announcing 2018 tour dates including the record release concert for their split with SATAN’S SATYRS on March 23 in Richmond, VA. The band will tour throughout April with Ruby The… Continue reading


 While constantly touring all over Europe and the United States, CONAN are currently putting the final touches on the follow up to their latest 2016-studio record ‘Revengeance’! Now the band unveiled first details about their upcoming full length, titled ‘Existential Void Guardian’ and which will see the light of day on August 31st 2018 with Napalm Records! Says guitarist & vocalist Jon Paul Davis: “Existential Void Guardian expands upon our previous lyrical and conceptual ideas. Bringing the listener’s focus from the screens of our favourite arcade machines to the minds of the characters through who’s eyes we view the 2 dimensional plane. Chris Fielding… Continue reading