VARATHRON – Tenebrous

Greek black metal pioneers VARATHRON reveal new track “Tenebrous”. The song comes from the band’s upcoming album “Patriarchs Of Evil”, set to be released on April 27th via Agonia Records. 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… Continue reading

GRUESOME – Summer Euro Tour

Death Metal Defenders of the Old GRUESOME completed their second full-length album and follow-up their 2015 debut full-length, Savage Land. The new album entitled Twisted Prayers was recorded with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Exhumed, 1349, Goatwhore) at New Constellation Studios in Orlando, FL. Twisted Prayersfollows DEATH’s paradigm shift during the Spiritual Healing era, incorporating more cerebral, melodic instrumentation with elements of thrash and thought-provoking, socially conscious lyrics. Twisted Prayers once again features artwork from the legendary Ed Repka (Death, Megadeth, Venom) and is expected to be released in Summer 2018 via Relapse Records. Stay tuned for more information in the near future. Additionally, GRUESOME announce headline Summer Europe tour dates starting July 19… Continue reading

ATRIARCH – Void

Ritualistic, apocalyptic noisemakers ATRIARCH premiere the official video for “Void” off their recent full-length album Dead As Truth. Additionally, ATRIARCH has partnered with Cvlt Nation for the “We Are The Dead” Remix Project to celebrate the website’s 7th year anniversary. ATRIARCH will perform this Thursday, March 8th with Mirrors For Psychic Warfare at the Tonic Lounge in Portland, OR. The band is also confirmed to play with Will Haven on June 23rd at Star Theater PDX in Portland, OR. Stay tuned for more tour announcements in the near future. Dead As Truth is out on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital order are available via Relapse.com… Continue reading

Nale – Death, Skulls & Satan

NALE are premiering “Slither”, the second video from their upcoming new album ’Death, Skulls, Satan‘. The Swedish outfit are due to release the follow-up to critically acclaimed debut album “Ghost Road Blues” on Black Lodge Records / Sound Pollution on March 23, 2018 and it sees the Swedish outfit working again with Producer Lawrence Mackrory (F.KÜ., Darkane) and was Mixed and mastered in Dugout Studio/Obey Mastering Punk, rock n‘ roll, black -and death metal; these are the cornerstones on which Nale was founded upon. After the demise of their previous band, drummer Anders Ljung and guitarist Henrik Kaveryd contemplated their… Continue reading

Vega – New Album

‘Only Human’ is the fifth studio album by UK melodic rock stalwarts VEGA. The band self-produced the record but teamed up with legendary Canadian musician and producer Harry Hess (of Harem Scarem) for the mixing and mastering to bring their fans another gem of a release. If you’re very lucky, there may be occasions in your life when you find a band and you realise you’ve discovered something a bit special. We’ve all heard groups who release ‘great’ albums, but VEGA certainly make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up and provide butterflies in the stomach excitement… Continue reading

Bearfoot Beware – Punk Is Violence

Bearfoot Beware, who are set to release their new album ‘Sea Magnolia’ on 16th March and will be on tour later this month have shared another live session video from their recent time at The Old Cutting Room Studio. Watch the video for ‘Punk is Violence’ 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 Europe. Now, after years on the road they’re back with their most coherent sonic manifesto. Eschewing for the most… Continue reading

Human Compost – Decomposed

Human Compost make their epic return to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions with the vicious new collection entitled Exhumations Of Death And Horror! This compilation is pure Death Grinding Madness from Canada’s most wanted, featuring audio that is fully remastered, spanning from 2013 to 2015 which includes the Degradation Of A Virgin Corpse EP, The Cold Flesh EP, Reduced To Human Sludge EP, a 2015 Unreleased Promo and a brand new cover of Impetigo’s classic ‘Breakfast At the Manchester Morgue’ (featuring guest spots by Aaron Whitsell and Kevin Reece of Cropsy Maniac). Also included are cover versions of songs originally recorded from gods such as GG Allin,… Continue reading

Modern Error – Blackout Poetry

Reigning in the influential powers of Underoath, Nine Inch Nails, Funeral For A Friend and Every Time I Die, MODERN ERROR produce heavy magnetic rhythms, contagious hooks and buoyant energy that will leave you dead on your feet. The high-flying post hardcore crew release have just dropped the video for Blackout Poetry – and are about to set off on a tour with Loathe and Holding Absence. Although the quintet were only formed last year, they have quickly solidified a sound that is ripe for worldwide consumption. Comprised of blood brothers, Zak and Kel Pinchin, handling the vocals and guitar/keys… Continue reading

Kamelot – Ravenlight

KAMELOT are one of metal’s most unique, influential and prestigious acts that blends symphonic metal, prog, power metal and world music – so it comes as little surprise that the whole metal world is holding its breath in anticipation of “The Shadow Theory”! The band has already unveiled the first info and details on their new masterpiece. Now it’s time to unleash the first world premiere of the single and lyric video for the track “RavenLight”. Thomas Youngblood comments on “RavenLight”: “The album offers many diverse songs, here is one of the mid tempo tracks being offered as an IG for the fans, enjoy… Continue reading

EPICA – Decoded Poetry

Dutch Symphonic Metal band EPICA has launched the video for “Decoded Poetry” which is taken from the band‘s latest EP  ”The Solace System”.  The animated video was created/produced by anime-master Davide Cilloni and completes the video trilogy of EPICA‘s masterful title track “The Solace System” and “ImmortalMelancholy”, all taken from “The Solace System EP” which was released worldwide in September 2017 via Nuclear Blast. EPICA‘s Coen Janssen (keys) comments: “It has been a great pleasure working with the talented Davide Cilloni on this unique video-trilogy. In this final part we finally find out what will happen to our dimension and if the Universal Death Squad will conquer our planet….… Continue reading