atmospheric metal

Life Of Agony release music video for new single “Lay Down”

Following their hit single, “Scars”, released last month, Life Of Agony has just unleashed its infectious follow-up “Lay Down” from their forthcoming concept record, “The Sound of Scars”, due out on October 11th, 2019 (Napalm). Lead vocalist Mina Caputo’s intense delivery of the chorus lyrics “I won’t lay down and die”, gives a voice for anyone who has ever been stepped on, used up, and tossed aside.

Cult Of Luna launches video for new single “Lay Your Head to Rest”

On September 20th, 2019, Cult Of Luna will release their new album, “A Dawn to Fear”, the band’s first material under their sole name since 2013’s “Vertikal 1&2”.

A video for the new single, “Lay Your Head to Rest”, can be viewed below.

Pre-order “A Dawn to Fear”, here, in the following formats:
• limited edition digibook 2CD

The Dark Element to release new studio album “Songs the Night Sings” on November 8th 2019

The Dark Element is a musical project featuring vocalist Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen (Insomnium, Cain’s Offering). November 8th will see the release of their second album, entitled “Songs the Night Sings”.

Today, the band presents a video for the album’s title track, which you can see below.

Hollow Thoughts release music video for new single “Path”

Hollow Thoughts is an alternative metal band emerging from Kuopio, Finland. The band has already gained attention from heavy music medias with earlier singles released via Inverse Records: “Half Deceased” (2018) and “Scarred Generations” (2019) and now, the third single “Path” turns the course towards even more melodic and hook-filled direction.
 
Check the music video for “Path” below.
 

Mitochondrial Sun signs signs worldwide deal with Argonauta Records

Rising powerhouse label Argonauta Records is celebrating its 7th anniversary while adding one of the most prestigious, newest signings to their eclectic artist roster: Mitochondrial Sun, the solo-project by Dark Tranquillity’s Niklas Sundin, has signed a worldwide deal with the Italian record company!

Alcest to release new studio album “Spiritual Instinct” on October 25th 2019

On October 25th, Alcest will once again open the gateways to the otherworldly and release their sixth studio album titled “Spiritual Instinct”.

Recorded at the French Drudenhaus Studios and written in bursts both during and after a prolonged period of touring in support of 2016’s hugely successful “Kodama”, the new album - the first to be released via Nuclear Blast - will lead the blackgaze pioneers into dark soundscapes full of spiritual catharsis.
 

Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2019 - Day 3

After two days of unpredictable weather and slowly growing mud, the heavens finally opened on Bloodstock Open Air’s final offering of heavy to see Belgian death metal figureheads Aborted play the wettest set at the festival thus far. While the circumstances were not ideal for anyone, Aborted saw fit to do what bands performing at festivals ought to; play their biggest hits and some sprinklings of new material here and there.