black metal

Watain live in Athens 2019

For some bizarre reason I was under the impression of a starting time at 20.30 (so I missed the beginning of Thy Darkened Shade’s set, which was deeply disappointing as they were the one out of two Greek openers that were opening and the one that seemed more compatible to Watain’s style. Their truly black metal aesthetic, both in terms of image, as well as in sound was callously chilling.

Wormwood to release new studio album “Nattarvet” on July 26th 2019

Wormwood have signed to Black Lodge Records and have announced the released of their sophomore album “Nattarvet”.

Watch the announcement video below.

With their unique melancholic, majestic and dark sound, Wormwood has found their perfect match with Black Lodge Records. Together they’ll march through the Swedish bogs, forests and mountains to show the world their own and unique take on Swedish black metal.
 

Immortal Bird to release new studio album “Thrive on Neglect” on July 5th 2019

Bands mixing subgenres in underground metal often do so with mixed and inconsistent results. Not so with Chicago’s Immortal Bird who wield their eclectic savagery with meticulous cohesion and sharpened ferocity.

Returning with “Thrive on Neglect”, the band’s second LP, and first for 20 Buck Spin, Immortal Bird takes the perilous road of musical diversity and command it with a bloodthirsty rage.
 

Nevalra to release full-length debut album “Conjure the Storm” on June 7th 2019

The Missouri-based extreme black/death group Nevalra – who will support Carach Angren on a six-week European summer tour that kicks off on June 9 – has unveiled the first official taste of their forthcoming full-length debut, “Conjure the Storm”.

Check out a lyric video for the song “...Of Ruination”, which was designed by Rafael Ortega of Ecliptic Visions, below.

Superstition to release debut full-length “The Anatomy of Unholy Transformation” on June 21st 2019

20 Buck Spin announces the impending debut LP from New Mexico-based death metal entity Superstition, confirming “The Anatomy of Unholy Transformation” for worldwide release on June 21st, 2019. With the album’s details and cover art, the label has issued an early single, “Highly Attuned Beasts of the Dark”.

Additionally, Superstition has announced July tour dates on both the West and East Coasts, the latter with labelmates Tomb Mold.
 

Wayfarer announces July 2019 North American co-headlining Tour with Saor

Denver, Colorado black metal outfit Wayfarer announces a run of North American tour dates for this summer with Scotland’s Saor, as they continue to support their latest LP, “World’s Blood”, released last year through Profound Lore Records.
 
Wayfarer continues their latest tour across Europe, which included a triumphant performance at Roadburn last week. The current trek stretches onward for another two weeks, the final show taking place in Krakow, Poland on April 27th.
 

Enthroned to release new studio album “Cold Black Suns” on June 7th 2019

Enthroned is surely a name black metal fans are no strangers to. Over the course of the last 25 years, they have pushed the boundaries of black metal and the deepness of the Left Hand Path philosophy further within. The quintet has channelled that dedication into their newest record.

Cold Black Suns” is a dark and crushing black metal album where cold riffing, blood chilling atmospheres, and ritualistic drumming are keys to forging their most mature and accomplished opus to date.

Sweden Rock Festival – Past, Present and Future Secrets revealed

This following article is multipurpose. It wishes to present my past experiences when visiting the Sweden Rock Festival in the years 2008, 2009 and 2010. In doing so, the article will also work as a short guide of how to get there, economically and tips about having a good time and enjoying the most out of your stay there. Lastly there should be short feature of what’s in store in 2019, when this year’s festival opens its doors from the 5th to the 8th of June 2019.