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

CONAN – NEW ALBUM & TOUR

 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

LETZTE INSTANZ – Morgenland

A (quite entertaining) music video for the title track of their upcoming album “Morgenland“ is what German rock act LETZTE INSTANZ proudly presents no to their fans. The band’s new album will be available on February 16th – as CD, Digipak (2 bonus tracks) and ltd. box set. Continue reading

ARMORED DAWN – Chance To Live Again

 Brazilian metal warriors ARMORED DAWN are gearing up for the battle: on February 23rd, the band around vocalist Eduardo Parras will release “Barbarians In Black”, their new studio album. Right after, ARMORED DAWN will embark on some European shows, supporting Metal legends Saxon. A lyric video for the song “Chance To Live Again” is available now. ARMORED DAWN tour dates: 24.02. Heathen Rock Festival Hamburg (GER) * w/o Saxon 27.02. Tilburg (NL) 28.02. Saarbrücken (GER) 01.03. Hannover (GER) 02.03. Frankfurt (GER) 03.03. Dresden (GER) Continue reading

WRONG – Culminate

Miami noise rock/alt metal powerhouse WRONG’s (members of Torche, ex-Capsule, ex-Kylesa) sophomore album Feel Great will make you feel the exact opposite of great. The band has created a moody and eclectic record, albeit the moods are pissed and the eclecticism is various levels of pissed. On Feel Great, WRONG has mastered the arts of bludgeoning groove, riff, tone, and grit, creating eleven songs that are faster, heavier, angrier yet also more melodic than their breakout debut. The album was self-produced by the band and recorded at various studios around Miami with mixing handled by guitarist Ryan Haft and artwork by Rick Smith of TORCHE. WRONG is the exact… Continue reading

WOWS – Chakpori

Italian doom/post-metal band WOWS will release the video for their song “Chakpori” in March 2018. The song is taken from the band’s critically acclaimed album AION which was released in November 2015. The band commented  “This is the last song we wrote for AION, the process was very hard for us but we love this song and we always open our gigs with it.  It is a sum of all the ambiance we like to hear in a song and the final part always makes our hearts skip a bit when the voice screams “show me your skies.” Continue reading

Emmure – Natural Born Killer

Almost one year ago, EMMURE released their blistering new record Look At Yourself under their belts, a brutal self-examination and observation, balancing hate, bile and perseverance, with the tempered experience of a life spent in pursuit of self-reliance and respect. It‘s beautifully expressed in a crushing barrage of riffs that never fail to push the forward-motion groove. The band has now released the official live video to the song ‘Natural Born Killer’, which is also part of their latest record. Pick up the album here: http://smarturl.it/EMMURE2K17 Look At Yourself represents a coming of age for EMMURE, a new chapter in an aggressive autobiography that stretches back to… Continue reading

Bearfoot Beware – Knots In The Rope

Bearfoot Beware, who are set to release their new album ‘Sea Magnolia’ on 16th March have announced a UK tour alongside sharing a live session video for new track ‘Knots in The Rope’. The band add, ‘Knots in the Rope is about all those times a revelation hit, that influences the fabric of your life. How you act on think throw away or embrace thoughts.’ Watch the session here – Bearfoot Beware have come a long way from their scrappy, DIY beginnings. They’ve shared stages with luminaries like Future of the Left, played on the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds, and toured all over mainland… Continue reading

Scardust – Arrowhead

 Phenomenal Israeli band SCARDUST’S fabulous video for ‘Arrowhead’ is out now and is every bit as good as you’d expect from this fabulous bunch! The band will be releasing new videos over the next few weeks and are also confirmed as support for Therion in Tel Aviv on 10th April. Scardust are causing a stir wherever they go and have appeal which reaches across the board, from prog, metal, rockers through to mainstream music fans. SCARDUST combine some of the finest musicians in Israel with stunning live performances, theatrics & their incredible Choir of Mysterious Monks, who add serious depth to… Continue reading