Mortiis – Visions of an Ancient Future

Finally, this week Norwegian visionary artist MORTIIS returns to North America! The godfather of dungeon synth is embarking on a 10-date trek from Thursday March 28th to Sunday April 7th 2019. After playing in Europe (including several festivals), Russia, Australia, Mexico and South America, for the first time in almost 20 years MORTIIS will perform his Era 1 material in USA and Canada. “It’s been almost 20 years since I toured the US under the Era 1 version of Mortiis, so it seems like it’s about time to do it again. I’ve been traveling around Europe and parts of the rest of… Continue reading

POSSESSED – The Creation of Death Metal

Last week, POSSESSED revealed the title of their first album in over 3 decades, Revelations of Oblivion, which will be released on May 10th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today the band has released the first trailer for the album. Watch as the band discuss the creation of death metal, here. POSSESSED comments, “Right from the get go, we wanted to create the heaviest music that we possibly could – in the world –  something that represented what we wanted to hear rather than what was being sold as metal back then.” Pre-order Revelations Of Oblivion in the format of our choice here: nuclearblast.com/possessed-revelations “This album from start… Continue reading

HEIDEVOLK – A Wolf In My Heart

“A Wolf in My Heart” is a track off of HEIDEVOLK’s last critically acclaimed record Vuur van Verzet. In anticipation for their upcoming tour, the band premieres a brand new music video for the track. HEIDEVOLK on the story behind “A Wolf in My Heart”: “Ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, today we present you the official video for “A Wolf in My Heart” a track from our latest album “Vuur van Verzet”. This song tells a heroic tale about the resilience of man and is captured in a beautiful animation by Awik Balaian. The wolf in our hearts is the primal… Continue reading

Arch / Matheos – Straight and Narrow

In progressive metal circles, the names of guitarist Jim Matheos and vocalist John Arch are spoken with due reverence. With the former having been a driving force in Fates Warning for thirty-five years, and the latter the original front-man of that band, they also have a single seminal work under the Arch / Matheos banner, 2011’s Sympathetic Resonance. In 2019, they have reunited to follow that record up with Winter Ethereal, a more stylistically varied and perhaps deeper collection that explores a lot of sonic territory over the course of nine immersive tracks. “This stems from both of us trying… Continue reading

Antropomorphia – Luciferian Tempest

 AntropomorphiA will release their new album, Merciless Savagery, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of Merciless Savagery, the new single, “Luciferian Tempest” (feat. Farida Lemouchi of The Devil’s Blood, Molasses), can be heard at: To hear the previous singles (“Womb ov Thorns” and “Merciless Savagery”), please visit: https://metalblade.com/antropomorphia/ – where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats: –digipak-CD –180g black vinyl (EU exclusive) –grey marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies) –dead gold marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies) –black/white splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 120 copies) –brown marbled… Continue reading

EXHUMED – Record 7th Album

Gore Metal maniacs EXHUMED are currently in-studio recording their 7th full-length album and follow up to 2016’s Death Revenge. The currently untitled album is being recorded at the band’s home-built studio Darker Corners, a first in EXHUMED’s legendary career. The album is the first to feature new guitarist Sebastian Phillips(Noisem), is being produced by EXHUMED and Alejandro Corredor (Brujeria, Nausea) and will mixed & mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust). The new album is expected to be released later this year. Stay tuned for more information in the near future. Frontman Matt Harvey comments: “This album has been a challenge in a whole new way, part construction project, part trial-and-error crash-course, and part… Continue reading

RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR – The Legacy Of Shi

Europe’s biggest crossover band, RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR, have released a brand new music video for the title track of their latest groove bomb of an album, ‘The Legacy Of Shi’ Commented the band: “THE LEGACY OF SHI is unleashed. Here it is, ROTN’s new MUSIC VIDEO. The very essence of the SHI project is this Backdrop, this Samurai Demon who will follow us on stage in 2019. A bit of Paris, a bit of Neo-Tokyo, a bit of Metal-Rap-HxC, still under our director BERZERKER’s sharp eye: This is crossover, now and forever!” – ROTN. The band is also about to kick off their European tour with SharpTone Recordsheavyweights EMMURE next week.… Continue reading

Vulture – “Beyond the Blade”

 On June 7th, Vulture will release their sophomore album, Ghastly Waves & Battered Graves, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of Ghastly Waves & Battered Graves, a video for the first single, “B.T.B. (Beyond the Blade)”, can be viewed here Vulture comments: “We’re more than happy to have been able to work with the talented Robert Piel. He managed to completely exceed our vision of creating a small suspense-thriller as a music video. This is not just a random band footage clip. This is big cinema.” Ghastly Waves & Battered Graves can be pre-ordered at: metalblade.com/vulture – where the record is available… Continue reading

ENFORCER – Zenith: Olof and Jonas update us from the studio

 Swedish metallers ENFORCER will release of their highly anticipated new studio album Zenith on April 26th. Today, the band launched the first album trailer, in which Olof and Jonas update us from the studio. Watch the guys discuss the writing and recording process for Zenith here Zenith can be pre-ordered in various formats, here: nblast.de/EnforcerZenith Limited Edition Digipack CD – nblast.de/ZenithAMZCD Black Vinyl – nblast.de/ZenithAMZVinyl Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl and Digipack CD + patch – nblast.de/ZenithNB Pre-order the album digitally to receive ‘Die For The Devil’ instantly: Pre-save the album via Spotify: nblast.de/ENFORCERzenithPreSave Purchase ‘Die For The Devil’ now: nblast.de/EnforcerDieForTheDevil Listen to the track in the NB Novelties Playlists: nblast.de/SpotifyNovelties | nblast.de/AppleMusicNovelties Zenith contains 10… Continue reading

War Curse – Serpent

 Ohio’s WAR CURSE have released a video for their track Serpent which features a guest solo from Kragen Lum of EXODUS. The song is taken from their album Eradication which will be released in May via Svart Records. Guitarist Justin Roth commented: Agreeing on the first single was tough. There were 5 or 6 songs on the album that the band and our management felt really passionate about. When everyone was asked to pick two songs ‘Serpent’ was the one that made everyone’s list, and we feel that it’s a great song to introduce fans new and old to War Curse… Continue reading