occult metal

Okkultist release first single “Reinventing Evil”

2019 will see Portuguese Death Metal beasts Okkultist “Reinventing Evil”! The up&coming band, who is the first one that inked a worldwide deal ever with Moonspell Fernando Ribeiro’s new label Alma Mater Records, is set to release their brutal debut of an album “Reinventing Evil” on March, 15th 2019.

To kick off the new year in evil style, Okkultist are sharing the self-titled opening track, now below.

Okkultist to release debut full-length album “Reinventing Evil” on March 15th 2019

Okkultist, the Portuguese up-and-coming Death Metal beasts, will release their hotly anticipated debut album “Reinventing Evil” on March 15th, 2019.

The album was produced by Pedro Paixão (Moonspell) and the band, tracked at Poison Apple Studios in Lisbon and amazingly mixed by Tue Madsen (Meshuggah, Moonspell, The Haunted).

Black Lotus to release debut album “Sons of Saturn” on October 19th 2018

Barcelona-based Heavy & Epic Doom Metal band Black Lotus released a first single from the upcoming album “Sons of Saturn”.

The album will be released on October 19th, 2018, via Inverse Records.

Watch the music video for “Sons of Saturn” below.
Black Lotus is founded by Hug Ballesta in 2015. After finding a proper line-up they headed into the Moontower Studio at the end of 2017. The album is recorded and mixed by Javi Félez and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, Portland, Oregon.

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Mist to release debut full-length album “Free Me of the Sun” on June 1st 2018

Mist, the Slovenian priestesses of doom, return with their debut full-length!

Free Me of the Sun” will be released through Soulseller Records on June 1st, 2018, on CD, vinyl and in digital formats.

Staying true to their traditional Doom Metal roots, the band builds upon strong riffs with bright female vocals and epic guitar solos.

The album was recorded in Studio Ork, produced and mixed by Benjamin Kic and mastered by Patrick W. Engel (Temple Of Disharmony).

With this release Mist are starting a new chapter on their path in the depths of doom!

Acherontas to release new studio album “Faustian Ethos” on May 18th 2018

Greek occult black metallers with ritual & 70's rock influences, Acherontas, reveal details surrounding their new studio album titled “Faustian Ethos”.

The album is set to be released on May 18th, 2018, in Europe and May 25th, 2018, in North America via Agonia Records.

As previously reported, the follow-up to “Amarta अमर्त” (2017) was recorded in three different studios in Greece, UK and Germany between 2016 and 2017 with mixing and mastering done at Pentagram Studio by George Emmanuel (Rotting Christ, Lucifer's Child).

Oz - Transition State

Oz is a Swedo/Finnish band that formed in the late 70s and came to some prominence in the 80s, as Bathory’s Quorthon championed them and designed their covers. It’s actually his hand that appears on the cover of “Fire in the Brain”, the band’s sophomore effort.

Oz to release new studio album “Transition State” on October 20th 2017

More than five years after the re-start of their career with the “Burning Leather” release, the band led my founding member and drummer Mark Ruffneck finally delivers the anticipated new studio album (their first all new songs album since 1991!), titled “Transition State”, out on October 20th, 2017, in Europe and on October 27th, 2017, in the US.

And Oz doesn’t fail to impress with thirteen cracking and fresh, traditional Metal tracks of immensely high quality. Even though Ruffneck is the last remaining member left from the original line-up, OZ are as strong as ever and continue to haunt you with the relentless, uncompromising sound they are known for!

Acherontas signs to Agonia Records & announces “Vamachara” re-release on August 31st 2017

Greek occult black metallers with ritual & 70s rock influences, Acherontas, have signed a new record deal with Agonia Records.

The band returned to the label after their 2011 departure, having previously released the EP “Hermeticism” and studio album “Vamachara” (both in 2011). The latter is going to be re-released on vinyl on August 31st, 2017, along with a rare demo and new cover made by Viktoria Polikarpova (of Visionis Phosphorescent).

Acherontas is currently working on its next studio album, that is supposed by be finished in February of 2018.


Hi Tas. Thx for doing this interview. Mirror is a “new” band from people who‘ve been in the scene for quite a while now. How did it all begin? Is it you (Tas), the guy who’s responsible for the formation?
T: Yes, I formed the band and also wrote all the music and lyrics. I was playing with the idea of forming this band for a while and at first I contacted my friend Jimmy, the singer, and he was excited too. Then I went to Gomez that he is also a good friend and he agreed too. Then we proceeded choosing the two guitarists and the line-up was complete.

Mirror - Mirror

Mirror, mirror on the wall is this album any good at all? Mirror are the brain-child of bassist Tas Danazoglou (Satan’s Wrath, ex-Electric Wizard) alongside with Satan’s Wrath axeman Stamos K, and vocalist Jimmy Mavromatis (Armageddon Rev 16:16). Along with them we find drummer & producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Cathedral, Paradise Lost) and LA guitarist Matt Olivo (Repulsion).