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Obsequiae to release new studio album “The Palms of Sorrowed Kings” on November 22nd 2019

20 Buck Spin presents the third full-length album by beloved Minnesota-based castle metal act Obsequiae, announcing “The Palms of Sorrowed Kings” for November release. Alongside its artwork and details, the LP’s first two songs “L’autrier M’en Aloie” and “Ceres in Emerald Streams” have been posted.
 

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

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”.
 

Primordial releases video for new single “Exile Amongst the Ruins”

Irish Pagan Metal Gods Primordial will release their new album, “Exile Amongst the Ruins”, on March 30th, 2018, through Metal Blade Records.

Teaming with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on Primordial’s 2016 live album, “Gods to the Godless”, the record was tracked at Dublin’s Camelot Studios, located adjacent to their rehearsal room.

Check out the video for the album’s title track (directed by Costin Chioreanu) below.

Primordial to release new studio album “Exile Amongst the Ruins” on March 30th 2018

Irish pagan metal gods Primordial announces their new album “Exile Amongst the Ruins” for a March 30th, 2018, release through Metal Blade Records.

The band teamed with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on their 2016 live album “Gods to the Godless”.

The record was tracked at Dublin’s Camelot Studios, located adjacent to Primordial’s rehearsal room.

Check out the video for the first single “Stolen Years”, below.

Primordial announces April 2018 European co-headline tour with Moonsorrow

Primordial announces “Heathen Crusade” European co-headline tour with Moonsorrow in April 2018!

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Irish Pagan Metal Gods Primordial have just finished recordings on their new studio album “Exile Amongst the Ruins” to be released by the end of March in 2018!

To coincide with the album release the Irishmen have just announced the “Heathen Crusade” European co-headline tour with Moonsorrow.
 
European Tour Dates 2018:
12/04/18 NL – Leeuwarden – Neushoorn

Trollfest to release new studio album “Helluva” on February 24th 2017

Norwegian Balkan metallers Trollfest are going to release their new album “Helluva” on February 24th, 2017, via NoiseArt Records. And the seventh studio album promises to be a helluva album.

The Trolls once more bring their mix of extreme metal and balkan influences to a new level with an added Brass section, combined with more Kaos!

Today, Trollfest have revealed the first video trailer in which they are talking about the cover artwork. Watch it below.

Zeal & Ardor signs to MVKA and announces new single & Spring 2017 European Tour

MVKA welcome new signing Zeal & Ardor.

Imagine this: Tarantino's Django sacrifices a goat on stage while intimidating slave chants roar and screeching guitar riffs burn in the background. Then the rhythmic chain rattling evoking a satanic summoning makes way for the eerily familiar melodies of Norwegian black metal. This genre mix that has been garnering attention online since April 2016 belongs to Zeal & Ardor.