avant-garde Metal

Dreadnought to release new studio album “Emergence” on May 10th 2019

Denver progressive doom alchemists Dreadnought will release their anticipated new full-length, “Emergence”, on May 10th, 2019, via Profound Lore.
 
For their fourth long player, Dreadnought follow-up their 2017 “A Wake in Sacred Waves” acclamation with an album that takes their singular multiplex and pictorial sound to new sonic realms even more heavily textile, complex, and vastly designed.

Vaura to release new studio album “Sables” on April 26th 2019

The ever-evolving quartet Vaura follows up their 2013 album “The Missing” almost six years later with “Sables”, their most refined and contemplative release yet. Introspective and somber, “Sables” finds the band shedding most of its post-metal heaviness in favor of experiments with brooding kosmische musik and the more avant-garde elements of new wave.
 

Decline Of The I post new track “Disruption”

French post-black band Decline Of The I release new track in anticipation of their thrid studio album “Escape”, which is due for release on July 27th, 2018, via Agonia Records.

Listen to the new track “Disruption” below.

“Escape” will feature six varied, original compositions (including the full, 12-minute version of “Je Pense Donc Je Fuis”) replete with artwork from David Fitt, who filmed the new video.

Enslaved announce Fall 2018 European & UK co-headlining tour with High On Fire

Norwegian black metal avant-gardists Enslaved are proud to announce a co-headline UK/EU tour with Californian sludge-tinged riff masters High On Fire, who are fronted by Matt Pike also of Sleep.

The string of dates set for this autumn will run from late September through to mid-October, and are set to include 14 shows across 7 countries.

Two of the UK show dates - Milton Keynes 06/10 and Leeds 07/10 – will be Enslaved headline shows.

Zeal & Ardor announce November/December 2018 European & UK Tour

Following on from their captivating set at Download Festival last weekend, Zeal & Ardor have announced their first UK tour for this November/December.

Tickets for the seven headline shows go on sale this Friday, 15th June, here and all venue box offices.

European & UK Tour Dates 2018:
11/02 Linz, AUT – Ahoi P op Festival
11/03 Vienna, AUT – Europavox Festival
11/08 Milan, ITA – Bloom
11/10 Rome, ITA – Traffic Club
11/12 Ljubljana, SLO – Orta Bar
11/13 Budapest, HUN – Akvarium

Enslaved announces new tour dates for Scandinavia, Japan and Australia

Norwegian avant-garde metallers Enslaved are heading out to conquer new territories!

For the first time since the release of their latest masterpiece “E”, the band will perform their epic new tracks on Japanese and Australian soil throughout August and September, going on to hit the stages of Denmark, Sweden and their home country, Norway, this winter.

For these selected dates, support will come from black metallers Gaahls Wyrd, as well as the new Windir incarnation Vreid. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, May 25th at 9:00 AM.

Decline Of The I to release new studio album “Escape” on July 27th 2018

French multifaceted, post-black metal band Decline Of The I will release their third studio album titled “Escape” on July 27th, 2018, via Agonia Records.

In anticipation, the band has revealed a new music video for the edit version of the track “Je Pense Donc Je Fuis”.

The video is available below.

“Escape” will feature six varied, original compositions (including the full, 12-minute version of “Je Pense Donc Je Fuis”) replete with artwork from David Fitt, who filmed the new video.

Art Against Agony launch crowdfunding campaign to release new album “Shiva Appreciation Society”

Recently Misha Mansoor (Periphery) shocked the metal community by sharing with the world that he can't make a living solely from his band.

This is common ground for almost all newer bands of our time, yet what has brought the rapid downfall in CD sales and decline of the music industry — the internet — also presents us with a range of new possibilities to support the bands we love and cherish even stronger than before.

Zeal & Ardor to release new studio album “Stranger Fruit” on June 8th 2018

Picture the scene: a late Summer evening, crickets sing their song, your bare feet firmly planted in the soil, the poplars gently sway in the wind, and the stench nearly knocks you out cold.
 
Creative firebrand Manuel Gagneux returns with a brand new Zeal & Ardor single.

“Gravedigger’s Chant” was released on Good Friday, March 23rd, and serves as an omen of what's to come from his forthcoming second Zeal & Ardor album, “Stranger Fruit”.