Sweden’s doom darlings AVATARIUM will deliver their third studio album Hurricanes And Halos on May 26th. Today, the band reveals another trailer in which you can take a look behind the recordings at Gröndahl Studios, whilst singer Jennie-Ann Smith and guitarist Marcus Jidell discuss the new approach to this more diverse, progressive sounding record – from heavy doom riffs to soft melodies like in ‘Road To Jerusalem’. Continue reading

The Voynich Code – I, The Weak

A quite brutal LP today from Portuguese tech-death(core) band The Voynich Code – their debut full-length, Aqua Vitae, out May 05 via Primordial Records. Gems of an underrepresented area, The Voynich Code meld progressive metal, technical death metal, and classic deathcore to create a triumph of a record. Continue reading

Reckless Intentions – Stitches

Newcomers ‘Reckless Intentions’ drop their engaging debut EP ‘Lights’, via all outlets on Friday 14th July, but before then, the pop-punkers reveal their new lyric video for ‘Stitches’. Amalgamating contagious vocal melodies, memorable hooks, and probing power chord rhythms, the tunesters have all of the raw fundamentals to be one of the key players within the UK scene. Continue reading

Night Demon – “Darkness Remains”

Night Demon – “Darkness Remains” (Steamhammer / SPV) If you yearn for the glory days of NWOBHM or are appreciative of today’s ‘true’ metal scene then California’s Night Demon will no doubt be a name familiar to you. A 3 piece fronted by bassist / vocalist Jarvis Leatherby, who’s the current bassist in Cirith Ungol and is the live vocalist for Jaguar, Night Demon rose to fame over the course of an EP and their noted 2015 debut “Curse Of The Damned” – not to mention numerous festival appearances around the globe! Taking their inspiration from the likes of Grim Reaper, … Continue reading

DIMMU BORGIR – Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse

A week remains until Norwegian symphonic black metal giants, DIMMU BORGIR, will unleash their highly-anticipated double-DVD/BluRay Forces Of The Northern Night. Today, the band have unveiled another live video of their monumental song ‘Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse’ from the live ritual in Oslo together with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and the Schola Cantorum Choir. See symphonic black metal reach an entirely new level with this clip Continue reading