MYRKUR – Bonden og Kragen

Myrkur shares her solo reinterpretation of traditional Danish folk song, “Bonden og Kragen” (or Kragevise). “The song dates back to around 1600,” Myrkur explains. “It exists in many different versions, including Swedish and Norwegian. The tale features a peasant/farmer who ventures into the woods and shoots a crow. A local Church Bishop gets word of this and demands to know what the peasant will use the dead crow for. Back then, the Church would take from the farmers and they were not fully allowed to own their livestock and crops. In response, the peasant starts making up a very long and unrealistic list of every… Continue reading

AntropomorphiA – new album

Unholy Dutch Death Metallers AntropomorphiA are currently busy in the studio recording their next album‚ Merciless Savagery. The album is being recorded at Aftermath studios and will be produced by drummer Marco Stubbe. Mastering duties will be handed over to infamous Dan Swano in December for a tentative release in spring of 2019! AntropomorphiA comments: “As we shred closer to the end of the recordings of our 4th full length album, everything feels more pervasive than ever before. While we went through some unsettling dark and overwhelming times during the writing of this album, which is not necessarily something negative in our realm, it gave us… Continue reading

Hamferð – “Stygd” (Live from Sjónleikarhúsið, Tórshavn)

Faroese doomsters Hamferð have released a live video recording of “Evst”, the title track off the band’s 2013 debut LP. The song was performed at the release show for their latest album, Tamsins likam, on March 17th, 2018 at the old Sjonleikarahusið theater in Torshavn, Faroe Islands. Singer Jon Aldara comments: “This concert was a meticulous production in regards to performance, sound and lighting, and we felt it was the perfect opportunity to record it properly. It’s a great feeling to have a live recording of Hamferð that does not come from an iPhone or from a festival production that we had little to no control… Continue reading

NAILED TO OBSCURITY – About The Band And Their New Record

German melodic death/doom metallers NAILED TO OBSCURITY will release their Nuclear Blast debut,Black Frost, on January 11, 2019. Today, the band have unleashed the first album trailer, in which frontman Raimund Ennenga reveals more details about the band and their forthcoming album Black Frost is now available for pre-order in various formats (TS+DIGI BUNDLE, DIGI, LP), Pre-order the album digitally to receive the title track instantly: Listen to ‘Black Frost’ in the NB Novelties Playlists: / Black Frost was recorded at Woodshed Studio (near Landshut, Germany) with producer V. Santura (TRIPTYKON, DARK FORTRESS, BARREN EARTH, OBSCURA etc.). The artwork was designed bySantiago Caruso. For more than ten years, NAILED TO… Continue reading

Demon Head – The Night Is Yours

Demon Head’s ‘Hellfire Ocean Void’ is composed by 8 songs that unfolds themselves effortlessly perfect in the tension between a delicate sense of composition and the uncompromising urgency with which the five musicians deliver the performance of each song. Mournful melodies of unearthly dimensions is played on piano and orchestrated with the use of the classical rock instrumentation; electric guitars, bass and drums. Dark and mystical chord progressions, sporadic guitar solos, chaotic arpeggio synthesizers and the prophetic words of M.F.L are hold together by the solid drum beats of J.W. Ambient recordings of acoustic instruments are accompanied by tape manipulation,… Continue reading

Shining – Fight Song

Shining who released new album Animal in October have shared a stunning new video for Fight Song, described by multi-instrumentalist, vocalist & songwriter, frontman Jørgen Munkeby as, “a special song on our new album “Animal”. It is more synth driven than any other songs we’ve ever made, and it manages to both be vulnerable, beautiful, desperate and full on rock at the same time! I also love the fact that it’s a very different song than our previous single “Animal”. Discussing the video he adds, “it was an amazing week in Iceland shooting on all of these out-of-this-world locations! Also, no CGI has been used whatsoever, so if you’re wondering… Continue reading

Great Grief – Ivory

Reykjavik, Iceland’s emerging hardcore band Great Grief has debuted a new song titled “Feeling Fine” from their debut, full-length album, Love, Lust and Greed, that’s out this Friday, December 7th via No Sleep Records. PRE-ORDER LOVE, LUST AND GREED: “”Feeling Fine” is where one comes to accept their flaws, and the fact that they might never learn what “self love” truly is. In our current society it is an embraced concept, that is more often than not misconstrued. I am still trying to figure out what self love is, but I took a step in the right direction when I learned that it was okay to be… Continue reading

Moes Anthill – Finding Stones

 Swiss singer / songwriter Mario Moe Schelbert gives us unique insight into his multifaceted musical universe by inviting us to join him on a magical balloon ride. From on high, he directs our gaze to the Lost, the Uncomfortable, and the Unbelievable, blurring the lines between appearance and reality. With their upcoming album, Quitter (February 2019), Moes Anthill writes a new chapter of songwriting in the space between Neo-Folk and Americana: an attempt to simultaneously return to and break from local tradition that erupts like a meteor shower from out of nowhere. Moe sees the mainstream as a new world religion,… Continue reading

Clockwork Wolf & Co. – “In the Sunshine” EP

Clockwork Wolf & Co. are set to release their debut EP “In the Sunshine” in December 2018. The brainchild of vocalist/guitarist Rob Chapman, Clockwork Wolf & Co. is an Americana-inspired band playing ‘dusty road’ blues rock as it should be played – raw, direct and infused with energy. In the Sunshine is the perfect showcase for Clockwork Wolf & Co’s hard blues rock. From the heavy groove of single “In The Sunshine”, through to the staccato riffing of “Part Of The Plan”, and from the emotive lead guitar of “Old For New” to the beautiful orchestral melody of “Idle Hands”.… Continue reading

PADDY AND THE RATS – Drunk And Fucked Up

PADDY AND THE RATS are celebrating 10-year anniversary with a grand concert tour and a new song. The musicians made a lyric video for the new track, too, featuring the most memorable moments of the 10-year history of the band. 2018 is definitely the most successful year of PADDY AND THE RATS, considering milestones in several aspects for the members of the band: their fifth studioalbum, Riot City Outlaws has released worldwide by Napalm Records, and thanks to the record label they have received even more attention internationally and had more concerts abroad than before. The band also celebrates their 10-year anniversary in 2018… Continue reading