Since their inception in 2002, over the course of 5 studio albums and hundreds of live performances, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM have refracted Black Metal through their own cascadian prism. Their songs explore the hidden world of magic that one accesses through dreams, visions and music and the resulting sounds are intimately linked to the wild lands of the Pacific Northwest. Now, a portal into the dreamworld of WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM opens again with their forthcoming sixth LP, ‘Thrice Woven‘ – a glorious return to the blazing and furious Black Metal that they alone can create. Today, the band has unveiled a magical new music video for a segment of the album’s first single, “Born from the Serpent’s Eye.”
Portland doom quartet USNEA have announced the full details of their third full-length album entitled ‘Portals Into Futility‘. Inspired by dystopian science-fiction and the painful intersection of today’s crushing reality, ‘Portals Into Futility‘ is 5 songs and 56 minutes of expertly crafted and elegantly depressive doom/sludge. With an evolved sound of strength and dynamism, USNEA delve more into the worlds of dissonant death metal, varied vocal structures and cinematic composition, all while maintaining the monumental heaviness, brutality, discord, anger, and mournful melodicism of their previous work. Across dark and brooding peaks and valleys, USNEA remind us that no matter how many doors are opened to the human species, our self-aggrandizement and hubris all lead to futility.
‘Baphomet‘ is the new unholy lyric video song released by the harrowing and blasphemous Austrian blackened death metal outfit, BELPHEGOR,off the upcoming, highly-anticipated eleventh BELPHEGOR record entitled ‘Totenritual‘, which will be released on 15th September, worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records. It has been three years since their last studio effort, ‘Conjuring The Dead‘ and they are finally bringing the apocalypse back with their eleventh album in line, which has been mixed by Jason Suecof and mastered by Mark Lewis at Audiohammer Studios, Florida. ‘Totenritual‘ was recorded at Stage One Studios, Germany and Studio Mischmaschine, Austria.
Probably one of the biggest cards on the deck of melodic death metal,ARCH ENEMY has released their new official music video for the single, ‘The World Is Yours‘ from their all new upcoming tenth album in the catalog, entitled, ‘Will To Power‘ due out on September 8 through Century Media Records and via True Trooper Entertainment in Japan. The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus, who has previously helped bands like IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE, DIMMU BORGIR, EVERGREY etc. with his artistic and visionary directing skills. The video looks cool and everything that has went in to the making of this video is just epic and awe inspiring. From production, which I would say is one of the most classy, exhilarating and of grandeur nature ARCH ENEMY has ever done, to the lighting, camera angles and close up shots, no stones have been left un-turned, everything in the video has been done to pin point perfection.
*In this segment we put guitarists and bassists from every metal genre you could imagine in the spotlight!*
Welcome to the second guitarist that I will talk to you about today from our brand new segment Kings Of Strings, this will be a weekly segment that I will put out for you guys every Saturday. It main purpose will be to put the spotlight on a bassist or guitar player from every metal genre you could think of. Last week was about Jared Dines from Rest, Repose, check it out HERE, but this week will be all about Rob Scallon!
Once more, the band SILVERSTEIN brings a brand new album to life with a list full of very solid and enjoyable tracks. The band originated in 2000 in Burlington, Ontario Canada and consists of vocalist Shane Told, lead guitarist Paul Marc Rousseau, rhythm guitarist Josh Bradford, bassist Billy Hamilton, and drummer Paul Koehler. Since that year, they have released 8 albums, 3 EPs and one DVD/CD. Currently signed to Rise Records, their newest album, ‘Dead Reflection‘, offers the same sound SILVERSTEIN has had for years. But this time, this album seems a bit heavier that most.
Amon Amarth announced their worldwide summer tour with the release of the song”The Way Of Vikings” from their latest album ‘Jomsviking’just 2 days ago. This video has been (yet again) directed by Grupa 13, the battle is on!
German Slamming Downtempo band Mental Cruelty released their first ever song called ”Father Of Abomination” ,via SLAM WORLDWIDE, of their up and coming album ‘Purgatorium’ which has no release date yet but it will for sure be this year! Continue reading →
Australian death core legends Thy Art Is Murder released the first part of a trailer for their upcoming album ‘Dear Desolation’ on the 14th of July, their full album will get out on the 18th of August via their record label Nuclear Blast. It is scary and it even has some references in it as well, check it out!