Mortiis – Visions Of An Ancient Future

The undisputed inventor of dungeon synth, MORTIIS, is set to unleash new music unto the world in form of a release entitled“Spirit Of Rebellion” – a re-interpreted expansion and continuation of the 1994 Era I classic “Ånden som Gjorde Opprør”. “Spirit Of Rebellion” is penned for release on 24th January 2020 via Omnipresence Production / Dead Seed Productions. The godfather of dungeon synth comments: “I had to fend off a lot of demons to get to this point. They’ll be back, they always come back, but at least my vision is no longer clouded…When I was working on re-interpreting my old music for the Cold Meat Industry festival in Stockholm… Continue reading


New Jersey six-piece FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY have just shared a brand new video for the new song ‘Shepherd.’ The album will be released on October 25 via Nuclear Blast Records worldwide and Human Warfare (AUS). “Enjoy ‘Shepherd,’ our tribute to the melodeath style of the early 2000s,” says guitarist Will Putney. “We filmed this fun little video in one take. It was four minutes in and out — and we got to pour garbage on [singer] Joe [Badolato] while making a statement about the environment. You just can’t beat that.” ‘The Sea Of Tragic Beasts’ was once again produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by the producer/guitarist Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio in NJ. The artwork for the album was created… Continue reading


LORD OF THE LOST release their eighth video from the chart-breaking album Thornstar – “Ruins”. Having shot the video in Guadalajara, Mexico on a day-off on tour, the video takes place in a country that has seen a big part of their Aztec culture disrupted. The local community didn’t let that keep them from striving and growing into something entirely new though, and ultimately became the country they are today. “Ruins” captures this fighting spirit wonderfully, shining a light on seeking grace and good things in the wreckage and that life and beauty can still grow from “Ruins”. With “Ruins”, LORD OF THE LOST do not only deliver their –… Continue reading

BLOOD EAGLE – Doctrine of Death

BLOOD EAGLE are proud to announce the release of the second EP, ‘To Ride In Blood & Bathe In Greed’ Part II. In celebration, the band offer fans the lyric video for the song ‘Doctrine Of Death’ which can be seen here: The band comments, “So here we are on the second release of ‘To Ride In Blood & Bathe In Greed’. This 4-song EP contains slower songs that are heavier and more bombastic. The sounds lean more towards old school death metal, influenced by bands like BOLT THROWER and all the other great releases from Earache back in the day. Turn it up and enjoy… Continue reading

Holy Serpent – streaming forthcoming album

Holy Serpent launch EU and UK tour dates in September. Please see current dates below. The forthcoming third album by Melbourne, Australia’s Holy Serpent could likely be its defining moment. Seemingly bottomless in its relentless heft, with billowing and suffocating riffs leading glistening melodies, it’s the sound of a band that has locked on to something unique. Endless is fully conceptualized throughout, encapsulating an oceanic theme from the lyrics and art, even to the very structure of the sounds themselves. “Lyrically, it’s heavily influenced by the ocean,” explains vocalist/guitarist Scott Penberthy. “Lots of ocean metaphors and imagery was used. Also… Continue reading

EXMORTUS – Psycho Theme

In advance of next week’s release of their new Halloween/horror-themed EP “Legions of the Undead,” the thrash/death/shred quartet EXMORTUS has unveiled a play-through video of their rendition of Bernard Herrmann’s “Psycho Theme.” Check it out at this location In addition to his work with director Alfred Hitchcock, Herrmann composed scores for such notable films as “Citizen Kane,” “Cape Fear” and “Taxi Driver.” He’s best known, though, for scoring “Psycho,” which the American Film Institute ranked as the fourth-greatest film score of all time in 2005. “Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ is undoubtedly one of the most iconic horror movies of all time,… Continue reading


AMBERIAN DAWN have just released their first single, “United”, from the upcoming album, Looking For You, along with a lyric video that takes the listener to a futuristic world of the 80’s and synthesizer music, mixed with familiar metal sounds. “United” and its detailed lyric video reflect the deeper meaning of the album concept. The song combines elaborate arrangements with glorious, majestic melodies, while the lyrics proclaim an unambiguous statement: “We’re all together and we are standing tall. United we stand, Divided we fall” AMBERIAN DAWN will release their eighth studio album, Looking For You, on January 31st 2020 and enter a new,… Continue reading

SKYBLOOD – The Not Forgotten

 After lending his distinctive voice to bands like Candlemass, Therion, Krux, Yngwie Malmsteen and At Vance for decades, Swedish heavy metal icon Mats Leven will release his first solo-album ever! Under the name of Skyblood, the self-titled debut album will be seeing the light of day on November 22nd via Napalm Records. Skyblood just recently debuted a first single and lyric video for The Voice, and today, Leven is sharing another epic track from Skyblood’s debut, which he calls, “A very personal song that required a personal video to go with it.”  Watch Skyblood’s brand new video for the… Continue reading

Ofdrykkja – The Swan

 Revered Swedish experimental black-metal band OFDRYKKJA has returned from the bleak abyss to release their third full-length album, Gryningsvisor, on November 29th with AOP Records. Formed eight years ago out of necessity to cope with agonizing depression, debilitating addiction and endless pain, OFDRYKKJA has seen the light amongst the darkness for their latest record, which translates to “Ballads At Dawn.” After years of self-inflicted turmoil and suffering, the trio has found solace in healing and self-reflection which is heard on their latest evolution, Gryningsvisor. Commenting on the track, vocalist/gutiarist Drabbad says, “This song symbolizes many different things for me. It symbolizes beauty and sorrow, life and death. Ever since I… Continue reading

Wolcensmen – The Swans of Gar’s Edge

The mesmerizing and unique project of Winterfyllet’s guitarist Dan Capp, Wolcensmen, is out with the new single “The Swans of Gar’s Edge” today! This is the third single off Wolcensmen’s sophomore album “Fire in the White Stone”, released via Indie Recordings on Sep 20th. The album has been critically acclaimed as “epic” and “one of the best folk-metal albums of the year”. Enjoy the piece of this magnificent creation – listen to the single HERE! Dan Capp of Wolcensmen has commented: “The Swans of Gar’s Edge is one of the album’s more otherworldly songs – beginning with a sense of fragility, washed up and alone on unfamiliar frozen shores; Then building to… Continue reading