KAMELOT – Phantom Divine ft. Lauren Hart

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 track “RavenLight” from their new masterpiece. Now it’s time to unleash the second opus “Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire)”. Thomas Youngblood on “Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire)” feat. Lauren Hart: “In the future our memories and thoughts will be extracted and transferred to synthetic AI. Our carbon based bodies will no longer be needed and… Continue reading

ZEKE – Two Lane Blacktop

Seattle punk icons ZEKE share the official video for “Two Lane Blacktop” off Hellbender, set for release this Friday, March 30th on Relapse Records. Additionally, ZEKE will embark on a headline Spring European tour in support of Hellbender this Friday. The tour commences at Paaspop Festival in NL and ends May 5 in Kassel, DE. A short stint of regional dates in the Pacific Northwest will take place in the coming months as well. A full list of confirmed tour dates is available below. Stream four previously released songs from ZEKE, including “Working Man”, “Hellbender”, “County Jail” and “On The Road” off Hellbender via YouTube and all digital streaming services. ZEKE’s new… Continue reading

THE KONSORTIUM – Arv

Norwegian black/thrash metal outfit THE KONSORTIUM, feat. bassist Teloch(Mayhem, ex-Orcustus, ex-Gorgoroth, ex-1349) and drummer Dirge Rep(Orcustus, ex-Enslaved, ex-Aura Noir), reveal music video for new track “Arv”. It’s the first song to be revealed from the band’s upcoming album “Rogaland”, due out on June 1st in Europe and June 8th in North America via Agonia Records. The video was filmed by Stein Erik Aulie of Cicknave Media. Named after a county in Western Norway, “Rogaland” sees the band taking a different turn from its self-titled predecessor and critically acclaimed 2008 demo combined, following a more complex and technical trajectory. The band has taken the utmost care in every detail to channel and bring forth the forces of their album’s namesake, with… Continue reading

BLACK SALVATION – Leair

German psychedelic, hard rock trio BLACK SALVATION share the official visualizer for “Leair” off the impending full-length album Uncertainty Is Bliss. BLACK SALVATION commented: “Leair – lose ground, wither and enjoy the flickering light diving into all and nothing with burning eyes!” Additionally, BLACK SALVATION begin the Uncertainty Is Bliss record release European tour next week on April 3 in Germany. A full list of dates is available below. BLACK SALVATION’s new album Uncertainty is Bliss is due out April 6, 2018 on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical Packages are available via Relapse.com and Digital Downloads / Streaming Services . Relapse Records is proud to announce the official signing of German psychedelic,… Continue reading

Jungle Rot – The Unstoppable

“Death metal needs blood, fire and carnage,” declares JUNGLE ROT throat and rhythm guitarist Dave Matrise. Today, JUNGLE ROT has released a brand new video for ‘The Unstoppable,’ from their long out-of-print album What Horrors Await. The fourteen track underground classic will debut on vinyl format for the first time worldwide on Record Store Day, April 21, 2018. “Filming the point-of-view aspect from a tank made this video so much better,” states Matrise. “Instead of performing with instruments, we came up with the idea of each JUNGLE ROT soldier inside their own tank – mercilessly fighting and communicating to each other back and forth like killing machines. The… Continue reading

AURI – The Songwriting

Echoes of another world resound from the depths of the legendary rabbit hole. Music diffused with moments of silence and escapist dream sequences, freed from time and earthly presence…now immortalised on AURI’s self-titled debut album, which is out now via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has unveiled the third album trailer, in which the trio speak about the songwriting process and spirit they wanted to capture with AURI’s songs Tuomas Holopainen comments: “Some of the inspiration came from the [Patrick Rothfuss] books, but quite little in the end. I was thinking of these two – Johanna and Troy – and the world that we live in together, and just tried to… Continue reading

CELTACHOR – SONS OF MORNA

 The third full-length of Ireland’s CELTACHOR, entitled “Fiannaìocht”, will be released on 20th April 2018 through Trollzorn. The band, established 2007 in Dublin, melds influences of Black, Doom and Folk Metal and showcases their own vision of Irish Mythology by playing music with passion and straight from the heart. By adding a violinist and instruments like Irish harp and bouzouki, the new album results in more folk and melodic tunes. A video clip for the opening track “Sons Of Morna” is available at this location Continue reading

Casket Feeder – The Supremacy of Idiocracy

British death metal band CASKET FEEDER have released their new video “The Supremacy of Idiocracy”. The band commented “The Supremacy of Idiocracy is a no-holds-barred attack on bigotry and the ideology of white supremacy. Lyrically, the track pulls no punches and is a call to arms against the ugly resurgence of far-right agendas, with the accompanying visuals serving as a sobering and unflinching reminder of the atrocities of the KKK. In these modern times of social and political turmoil, the Supremacy of Idiocracy is a blunt force blow against those who rally beneath the banner of hatred and divide.”  … Continue reading

Sharks In Your Mouth – This Is Gonna Hurt

Rising Italian hardcore/metal band Sharks In Your Mouth has premiered their new single, “This Is Gonna Hurt,” from their new album due out later this year. “This song is a spin off from our concept album “The Covenant,” we had a hard time in September 2017 and our band was on the edge of quitting.  “This Is Gonna Hurt” talks about self destruction and depression but also about revenge and strength, it depends by the listener interpretation. We just wanted to make clear that our band is here to stay. We wrote this track with heavy hearts and having fun as best… Continue reading

Inkvisitor – new album

Inkvisitor is a thrash metal band founded in 2012 in Jyväskylä, Finland. Having released a debut album entitled ‘Doctrine of Damnation’ in 2015, the band underwent a drastic line-up change before finally emerging to record its follow-up, the forthcoming ‘Dark Arts Of Sanguine Rituals’, which is due out in late April. Revealing that it is a concept album, guitarist Jesse Kämäräinen explains : ”We decided to make a concept album because I personally have been a huge fan of them and also because it is a challenging feat to write an entire album revolving around a single story. We also… Continue reading