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Carach Angren, Wolfheart, Thy Antichrist and Nevalra live in Bristol 2019

The first band of the evening was the brutal trio Nevalra, who came all the way from Missouri, USA. This tour is in support of their debut full-length album, “Conjure the Storm”, which was released on June 7th this year. Vocalist and only guitarist in the band, Scott Eames, came on stage wearing a t-shirt and corpse paint due to the fact he is playing two back to back sets every single night on this tour, one with Nevalra and the second with Thy Antichrist, so he has no other way but to prepare in advance.

Aephanemer sign worldwide with Napalm Records

Toulouse-based Melodic Death Metal unit Aephanemer, who burst into the Metal scene in 2014, have signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. With their debut EP “Know Thyself”, followed by the first and critically acclaimed full-length “Memento Mori” in 2016, the band quickly began to grow a loyal fanbase and already left their big stamp in the current extreme Metal scene and beyond.

The Contortionist to release new EP “Our Bones” on August 9th 2019

The Contortionist have released new single & video for “Early Grave” and details of a new EP. Produced and directed by Corey Norman and produced and edited by vocalist Michael Lessard, this is the first music video and original song we’ve seen from the progressive group since the release of their “Clairvoyant” album in 2017.

Watch the music video for “Early Grave” below.
 

Orm to release new studio album “Ir” on August 30th 2019

The Danish black metal ensemble Orm now announces its second album which has been given the title “Ir” and set for a release on August 30th, 2019. With the announcement, an album trailer including artwork and the first album sounds is released, and the band also reveals three Danish shows, amongst those a release show in Copenhagen.

Wormwood release lyric video for first single “The Isolationist”

Today Wormwood invites you back 152 years in time. To this very day, on the first of June, 1867. To a year when the summer never came to Sweden. A devastating famine ravaged throughout the country. The scars from the starvation and the failed crops can be seen til these days out in the isolated provinces.
 
“The Isolationist” is song about solitude. About a man who refuses to leave his home deep in the forest. His old wife dies, yet there he remains and withers away into obscurity.
 

The Contortionist announces August 2019 European Tour

Progressive rock act The Contortionist have announced a run of European tour dates including appearances at ArcTanGent (UK), Summer Breeze (DE) and Brutal Assault (CZ) festivals.

Azusa, featuring former members of Dillinger Escape Plan, will support on a number of the headline dates.

Following on from a month-long run of the USA with Animals As Leaders, the band are touring in support of their current LP “Clairvoyant”, out now via eOne.

Finsterforst to release new studio album “Zerfall” on August 2nd 2019

Their fifth studio album, “Zerfall”, sees Black Forest Metal act Finsterforst return to the serious and elegiac soundscapes of classics such as the critically acclaimed “Mach Dich Frei” (2015). The Germans’ emotional brand of post black metal gives vent to endless rage with pounding riffs and astonishing orchestral elements – and then flows into somber choirs.