FULL OF HELL – Armory of Obsidian Glass

Extreme harsh-grinding quartet FULL OF HELL share the official audio for “Army of Obsidian Glass” off their highly anticipated, new album Weeping Choir. Listen to the new track, featuring the inimitable Lingua Ignota on guest vocals. Guest vocalist LINGUA IGNOTA Comments: “Armory of Obsidian Glass” rips, and is probably my favourite FOH track to date, so it was a great pleasure to work on it. I wanted my vocals to provide a counterpoint to all the savagery, to pick up on and accentuate harmonic things happening in the music in an unexpected way. I think the effect overall is chilling,… Continue reading

Tanith – “Under the Stars”

On May 24th, NYC’s Tanith will release their debut full-length, In Another Time, via Metal Blade Records. Taking their name from a character in the classic Hammer Horror The Devil Rides Out, Tanith play vintage hard rock that harks back to the glory days of Blue Oyster Cult, Thin Lizzy and Uriah Heep. However, while such influences resonate through their music, they are never derivative, having a strong musical identity and forging their own sound. For a preview of In Another Time, the new single, “Under the Stars”, can be heard here To hear the album track “Citadel” (which also appeared on Tanith’s Citadel 7″, released last year), please visit: metalblade.com/tanith – where… Continue reading

Vokonis – I Hear The Siren

VOKONIS have just premiered the video for ‘I Hear The Siren’. The new single shows how the band has evolved since their previous album, The Sunken Djinn, both when it comes to where to get inspiration and in songwriting. The upcoming album Grasping Time is to be released later this year at The Sign Records. Vokonis is ready to take the next step. With a new dynamic sound and a goal for the domination of the heavy underground they’re coming for your ears. Get ready. Spring tour dates: 05.03 London UK Desertfest 05.17 Umeå SE Droskan (Make it Sound)* 05.18… Continue reading

The Broken Islands – Solid State

The Broken Islands are a Vancouver, Canada based sextet who meld elements of ambient pop, shoegaze, post-rock, post-punk, trip-hop and dark wave to create their own distinct sound. With crashing guitars and delicate sounding keyboards weaving around swooning, siren-like vocals, the band’s songs can sound at times like an otherworldly sonic experience while still being packed with emotion and moments of tenderness. A well received debut album entitled ‘Wars’ was released in the autumn of 2017, with a follow up, ‘Masquerade’, due out in the late summer of 2019. An opening salvo from the new record is available now in the form of the cinematic sounding ‘Solid State’, which… Continue reading

Forlorn Hope – ‘Rifles’

Historical metal five-piece FORLORN HOPE have just revealed an explosive new track, Rifles, which has been taken from their forthcoming debut album, Over The Hills, out on Friday 26th July. FORLORN HOPE hail from Merseyside and intriguingly combine history and heavy metal with epic results. The band use punchy, hook-filled heavy metal and vivid, meticulously researched lyrics to retell, through the medium of metal, some of the most dramatic stories in military history. High octane classic metal riffs and majestic keyboards unite to give these tales the sense of excitement, intensity and scale that they deserve. In March 2018 Forlorn… Continue reading

VICTIMS – The Horse And Sparrow Theory

Stockholm’s hardcore crust-punk veterans VICTIMS make their Relapse Records debut with their highly anticipated new album, The Horse and Sparrow Theory, coming June 28. VICTIMS comments: “We’re really happy to release our new record through Relapse, a label we have great respect for. It feels like the perfect partnership for us, especially with this new record, which we feel is our most expansive yet in terms of sound and concept. We’re very much looking forward to releasing this latest chapter in the band’s history”. Additionally, VICTIMS have announced Fall European headlining tour dates beginning October 25 and ending on November 2. The… Continue reading

CELLAR DARLING – ‘Death’ Live at YouTube Space London

 Witness CELLAR DARLING’s haunting progressive concept album ‘The Spell’ live on the Swiss release shows, in Europe with KATATONIA and in South America! More dates to be announced soon! CELLAR DARLING’s concept album, ‘The Spell’, saw the light of day on March 22nd and immediately catapulted the Swiss trio into ‘album of the year’ candidate territory. Now they are bringing this tale of a girl who falls in love with death on tour! Unmissable shows carried by Ivo Henzi’s groovy riffs, the energy of Merlin Sutter’s powerhouse drumming, and the unforgettable voice of Anna Murphy who takes you through enormous highs and deepest lows as she sings the chapters of ‘The… Continue reading

WORSHIPPER – IT ALL COMES BACK

 Tonight, WORSHIPPER kick off their debut European tour alongside labelmates The Skull – and to celebrate they have unleashed a track from their upcoming track Light In The Wire. The track is titled It All Comes Back, and comes with accompanying lyric video. Light In The Wire will be released via Tee Pee Records on May 17. WORSHIPPER’s first album, Shadow Hymns, came out in 2016 on Tee Pee Records, and they followed it with the 2017 covers EP Mirage Daze, a four-song jaunt exploring influences like Pink Floyd, The Who, Uriah Heep and doom rockers The Oath. That release gave new context to Shadow Hymns,… Continue reading

Stellar Master Elite – Hologram Temple

Germany’s Stellar Master Elite are now streaming the entirety of their upcoming album Hologram Temple on Youtube. While most bands focus on earthly matters, some look beyond the immediate and meditate on possible futures for humankind.  Stellar Master Elite are one of these bands, and their fourth album Hologram Temple asks probing questions about the converging point between man and machine, wrapped in a crushing envelope of black metal, doom, and experimental electronica. Thundering fuzzy guitars meet pulsing rhythms and cosmic analogue synthesizers — the perfect stage for an authoritative growl to lead the way. Influenced by science, philosophy, and… Continue reading

Moran Magal – Black Swan (ft. Tommi Salmela

Moran Magal, Israeli pianist, singer-songwriter and new Berliner who is well-known to insiders due to her various cooperations with and contributions to recordings of (among others) Orphaned Land and Stimmgewalt, has just finished her new album Under Your Bed. The German backers of her crowdfunding campaign are now looking forward to meeting her on Saturday, May 4th, in Berlin’s intimate Cassiopeia club, when she and her gang of metalheads are giving a very early release party. All early birds are welcome to this sneaky pre-listening event, where the band will play the full album for the first time and sell a limited amount… Continue reading