Mayhem to kick off North American tour this week

Norwegian black metal icons Mayhem are commemorating the release of their 1994 landmark De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas full-length with a full North American takeover. Set to commence on January 20th in Montreal, Quebec, the headlining tour will pillage its way through two-dozen cities, the trek coming to a close on February 19th in New York, New York. Support will […] Read More

Armored Saint launches “March of the Saint” video

On February 24th, Armored Saint is releasing their new live album, ‘Carpe Noctum‘. Having toured with Metallica, Whitesnake, Alice Cooper, The Scorpions, and many other artists since their inception in the early 80s, Armored Saint has always been a highly regarded live act – not only in their hometown of Los Angeles, but also around the world. The only official […] Read More

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Sirenia – ‘Dim Days of Dolor’ Album Review

  2016 was a tumultuous year: some ebb of good but mainly there was a flow of uncertainty. Norwegian symphonic metal band, Sirenia, contributed no small amount of uncertainty of their own when they announced a change in their lineup  (along with minor alterations to their usual musical style) by replacing their long-standing vocalist, Ailyn. Sirenia was formed […] Read More

Carach Angren kick off European winter tour

Carach Angren have kicked off their winter tour with Fleshgod Apocalypse at the Backstage in Munich, Germany last Saturday in support of their latest horror metal masterpiece ‘This Is No Fairytale‘. The Dutch master of horror metal and the Italian opera fanatics will continue all month and hit 10 more European countries before a final curtain at […] Read More

Hark release second track from ‘Machinations’

Hark have premiered the second song taken from their anticipated forthcoming album ‘Machinations‘. The sophomore full-length of these Welsh heavy rockers will be out in stores on February 24th. “Disintegrate” can be found below. Mastermind Jimbob Isaac stated: “Our second premiere track ‘Disintegrate’ is a multi-layered response to odorous people and insidious systems, who aim to destroy […] Read More

Windswept stream first debut album track

Conceived by members of Drudkh including mastermind Roman Sayenko, Windswept have streamed the first song taken from their forthcoming debut full-length ‘The Great Cold Steppe‘, which has been slated for release on March 31st. The track “Blinding and Bottomless Abyss Is Howling” can be heard below. Windswept are simultaneously revealing artwork and track-list of ‘The Great […] Read More

The Top 5 Albums of 2016 according to Alex van Geuns

It is universally accepted that 2016 has been good to music (although this is an unashamed understatement) and plenty has been promised to make for a highly anticipated 2017 of bowel-clenching proportions. The new and the old guard both produced releases that saw consistency for some, unprecedented talent for several, and a return to form […] Read More

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Lethal Shöck – ‘Evil Aggressor’ Album Review

Disclaimer: This review was written with a minimal of ‘sounds similar to..’ but the ultimate aim was to convey a new band on its own terms. In recent years several bands have attempted to imitate the original sound and feel from the golden age of metal during the 80’s. Enter one such band that shows […] Read More

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The Projectionist – ‘The Gallow Forest Eulogy’ EP Review

  The Projectionist are a black metal outfit hailing from the Great White North, also known as Canada. The band found their start in 2015; by February 2016 their first album ‘Poisonous Disengagement’ received a limited release via their then label, WinterWolf Records, with some positive and hopeful praise for their basic approach to black […] Read More

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