atmospheric doom metal

Avatarium to release new studio album “The Fire I Long For” on November 22nd 2019

On November 22nd, 2019, doom metal wizards Avatarium return to begin another chapter of their hauntingly beautiful otherworld. Only two years after taking fans by storm with their internationally praised “Hurricanes and Halos”, the Swedes are pleased to announce the completion of their fourth full-length release, “The Fire I Long For”. This new album sees the band return to their epic doom roots, while taking inspiration from rock legends like Rainbow and Dio.

Heavy Psych Sounds announce festival series for March 2020 in London, Antwerp, Paris and Deventer

Heavy Psych Sounds Records & Booking, the unstoppable cult and fuzz rock machine rising from Rome, Italy, has announced to once again conquer London, the Netherlands, Belgium and this time also Paris, with their highly acclaimed mini festival-series, the Heavy Psych Sounds Fest!

Alcest to release new studio album “Spiritual Instinct” on October 25th 2019

On October 25th, Alcest will once again open the gateways to the otherworldly and release their sixth studio album titled “Spiritual Instinct”.

Recorded at the French Drudenhaus Studios and written in bursts both during and after a prolonged period of touring in support of 2016’s hugely successful “Kodama”, the new album - the first to be released via Nuclear Blast - will lead the blackgaze pioneers into dark soundscapes full of spiritual catharsis.
 

Shadecrown release lyric video for new single “Rain’s Edge”

Finnish melodic death/doom band Shadecrown released a second single “Rain’s Edge”, which is taken from the upcoming second album “Riven”. The album will be released later in 2019 by Inverse Records and it is mixed and mastered by keyboardist & songwriter Saku Tammelin at Painwood Studio, Viitasaari, Finland.
 
Check out the lyric video for “Rain’s Edge” below.
 
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Alcest announces new album “Spiritual Instinct” - due out in October 2019

After a long and intensive work period at Drudenhaus Studios, Alcest can finally announce that they have finished the recordings of their sixth studio album. The first long-player to appear under their new label, Nuclear Blast, is titled “Spiritual Instinct” and will see the light of day on October 25th, 2019, leading the band into darker yet still dreamy and spiritually profound soundscapes.
 

October Tide announces Fall 2019 European Tour with Swallow The Sun

Sweden’s melodic death/doom metallers October Tide, who recently released their new studio album “In Splendor Below”, will hit the road as direct support to Swallow The Sun this fall.

The band’s European tour will commence on October 31st and run through November 17th. In July, prior to the tour, October Tide will perform at Exit Festival in Serbia, Metaldays Festival in Slovenia and Peace & Love Festival in Sweden, among other festivals.

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