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Dimmu Borgir and Amorphis announce Winter 2020 European co-headlining tour

The year 2020 is set to start with a roll of thunder! Today, Norwegian black metal force Dimmu Borgir and Finnish melodic prog metallers Amorphis announce a co-headline tour that no metal fan should miss. On January 22nd, this killer line-up will hit London’s Kentish Town Forum, as part of a wider European run. Throughout January and February 2020, the unholy Scandinavian alliance will haunt 10 European cities and also bring American post black metallers Wolves In The Throne Room along as support.

Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2019 - Day 1

Since 2015, Bloodstock has grown incapacity, and this year’s event had its fair share of controversies. The most high-profile being the inevitable booking of their first metalcore headliner, Parkway Drive, at the expense of many enraged ‘true metal’ fans, as well as numerous band drop-outs beyond the organizer’s control, including the likes of Skeletonwitch, Code Orange and Dimmu Borgir (who they cancelled a day before their show).

Shaped In Dreams to release debut album “Echoes of Eldren Deeds” on November 1st 2019

Shaped In Dreams have released a video teaser for “Echoes of Eldren Deeds”, their debut album, which will be released on November 1st, 2019. Shaped In Dreams featuring Members Of Black Crown Initiate, Obscura, Obscurity, Alkaloid and more.

The first single “Fire Within” is set for release on September 6th, 2019, backed by a animated video. The album teaser can be viewed below.

Confessions Of A Traitor to release debut album “Guided” on October 18th 2019

Heavy melodic London metallers, Confessions Of A Traitor will release their honest and passionate debut album “Guided” on October 18th, 2019, via Sliptrick Records.

“Ocean Air” is the first single to be released from the album alongside with a music video. Watch it below.

Orm releases new live excerpt from the song “Klippens Lyse Hal”

Orm’s second album “Ir” is an ambitious progressive black metal work consisting of the two +20 minutes long compositions “Klippens Lyse Hal” (“The Bright Hall of the Cliff”) and “Bær Solen Ud” (“Carry Out the Sun”) produced by the band’s guitarist and singer Simon Sonne Andersen.

Arctos to release full-length debut album “Beyond the Grasp of Mortal Hands” on September 20th 2019

Arctos is the voice of the mountains, the call of the rising wild. Arctos’ savage brand of Northern Black Metal is brilliantly captured on the band’s full-length debut album, “Beyond the Grasp of Mortal Hands”, which will be released on September 20th, 2019, via Northern Silence Productions.

The album’s first single, “Autumn’s Herald… Interitus”, is streaming below.