Icarus Dive – Hydra

Faintly tipping their hats to past masters, but firmly blessed with a contemporary sound, ICARUS DIVE have racked up favourable comparisons stemming from System Of A Down, Radiohead, and Queens Of The Stoneage, through to Queen. The intriguing alternative crew have just released a new single and lyric video for Hydra, which is lifted from the band’s blistering new EP, Among The Thorns, out 21st September. ICARUS DIVE originally hail from the leafy suburbs of Guildford, but the alternate crafters served their musical education while at uni in the vibrant northern city of Leeds. With Joe Crook on guitar and… Continue reading

Nothgard – album & tour

Epic Melodic Death Metallers NOTHGARD have finished the recordings for their upcoming album, to be released in autumn 2018! Exact release date and presale to be announced. Bandleader Dom R. Crey states: “We are super excited and happy with the outcome of our new album so far. Recordings are completely done and the mix is almost finished. Now it is up to the great Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Kreator, a.o.) to do the final master. With all the experience Jens has we are absolutely sure that he will give the album the icing on the cake!” In other… Continue reading

Tides of Man – Static Hymn

Tampa, Florida based instrumental post-rock outfit, Tides of Man have revealed new single and video “Static Hymn”. The band surprised fans with a teaser last week that was met with tremendous excitement racking up over 25,000 views on Facebook and garnering hundreds of shares and comments from a dedicated following anxiously awaiting new music from Tides of Man. You can listen to the beautifully cinematic “Static Hymn” and enjoy an accompanying visual directed by Stephen Mlinarcik now on the band’s YouTube or stream the track on Spotify, as well as, most other streaming services. Alongside the new single came the… Continue reading

DECLINE OF THE I – Disruption

French post-black band DECLINE OF THE I release new track in anticipation of their thrid studio album “Escape”, which is due for release on July 27th via Agonia Records. Listen to “Disruption” at this link “Escape” will feature six varied, original compositions replete with artwork from David Fitt, who filmed the new video. The band commented: “After a heavy and neurasthenic first chapter, and an epileptic, dirty and violent second one, here’s the last part of the Decline of the I’s trilogy: Escape. It’s now time to leave, to avoid this perpetual aggression of the outside world. All the other reactions leaded to a dead end. Running away is the only possible move for the… Continue reading

H1Z1 – S.S. Departed

Milwaukee Metallers H1Z1 have released the official video for “S.S. Departed (Silent Convictions)” a track from the album Unbounded. H1Z1 released Unbounded in August of 2017. Stream and/or purchase the album below: h1z1.bandcamp.com/album/unbounded H1Z1 will be performing July 4 on the Rebel Stage at Milwaukee’s Summerfest. The band will support Rivers of Nihil at The Miramar Theatre (Milwaukee) on July 15, followed by an August 9 appearance at Project Mayhem in Rhinelander, WI. H1Z1 is a Heavy Metal quintet that delivers crushing grooves with an attitude that can’t be mistaken for anybody else, combining elements from Nu Metal, Hardcore, Groove, Death, and Black Metal. Formed over the summer of 2010 with founding members Patrick… Continue reading

ANCIENT BARDS – CROWDFUNDING

Ancient Bards, symphonic metallers from Italy, are launching a Crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for the release of their fourth album. “We’re psyched to announce that we’re launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo today for the release of our fourth album. We’re set out to raise 17.000€ as a first goal to finish the recordings and the promotion of what it’s going to be our most ambitious project so far. We’ve been silent for almost two years, because of some issues we encountered on our way. Even during our most difficult time, our fans never stopped showing their support so we… Continue reading

IMMORTAL – Mighty Ravendark

There’s only one week left until IMMORTAL release their highly anticipated new album ‘Northern Chaos Gods’that marks a return to the raw roots of the band! Today, the Norwegian black metal legends unveil their second single, the 9-minute-long hymn ‘Mighty Ravendark’. ‘Northern Chaos Gods’ is now available for pre-order in various formats. It will be available on digipak, 180g Gatefold LP (various colours), a collector’s box set, strictly limited mail order steel box or digitally: http://nblast.de/ImmortalNCG Continue reading

Dan Reed Network – UK TOUR Teaser

Dan Reed Network premiere a teaser for their upcoming “Origins” November 2018 Headline UK Tour that will see the band take in major cities across the UK in support of their impending new album “Origins” (released November 2018). The band also added a Bristol date to the tour and will play the Bristol Fleece on Tuesday 18th November. Tickets are on sale now from www.danreed-network.com/tickets. Dan Reed Network will showcase new material from the upcoming album whilst revisiting the hits and reworking some DRN classics in what promises to be a raucous celebration of their inaugural, global, fan immersive recording project “Origins.” “We wanted to explore the opportunity to make our own… Continue reading

OBSCURA – Ethereal Skies

Germany’s progressive death metal masters OBSCURA have shared the third single from their highly anticipated impending full-length album Diluvium. Listen to the exclusive premiere of “Ethereal Skies” HERE. Watch the previously released video for “Diluvium” via YouTube and stream the song. “Diluvium” was directed by Mirko Witzki (Kreator, Blind Guardian, Caliban) and further explores the album’s celestial themes. OBSCURA’s fifth studio album Diluvium is due out July 13th on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com and Digital Downloads / Streaming Services. Last week, OBSCURA announced a North American headlining tour set to take place from mid-September through early October. The band will be joined by Beyond Creation, Archspire, Inferi & Exist for… Continue reading

MUNICIPAL WASTE – Slime and Punishment

Richmond Virginia’s MUNICIPAL WASTE released their sixth studio album, Slime And Punishment, last year via Nuclear Blast. In support of that release, the band are about to embark on a run of 20 club and festival dates, across nine countries in Europe. To mark the occasion, the guys have unleashed a new music video for the album’s title track ‘Slime And Punishment’, over on YouTube. The video was directed by monster maker, make-up FX artist, sculptor and designer  Norman Cabrera (HELL BOY, STAR TREK, PLANET OF THE APES). “Teaming up with Norman Cabrera for this video was a match made in horror. His 35 years experience with… Continue reading