avant-metal

The Great Discord releases music video for new single “Heart”

The Great Discord’s new single “Heart”, featured on their upcoming EP “Afterbirth” to be released through The Sign Records on March 22nd, 2019, is a hint at a new path for the band.

Following their two previously released full-length titles “Duende” and “The Rabbit Hole”, the new EP gives a taste of what is to expect of the band’s next album.
 
Check out the video for “Heart” below.

Surachai to release new studio album “Come, Deathless” on January 25th 2019

Surachai, the musician/producer who has been hailed for his adeptness at merging the worlds of tweaky electronics, aggressive metal and avant-garde noise, returns with his seventh full-length album, “Come, Deathless”, on January 25th, 2019, via BL_K Noise.

“I spent a terrible year recording sounds around the world and finding places for them to fit into this semi diary of an album”, explained Surachai about the 12-track release.

The album also features three guests: ISIS/Palms’ drummer Aaron Harris, The Locust/One Day As A Lion keyboard player Joey Karam and newcomer, singer Sara Kendall.

Enslaved announce Fall 2018 European & UK co-headlining tour with High On Fire

Norwegian black metal avant-gardists Enslaved are proud to announce a co-headline UK/EU tour with Californian sludge-tinged riff masters High On Fire, who are fronted by Matt Pike also of Sleep.

The string of dates set for this autumn will run from late September through to mid-October, and are set to include 14 shows across 7 countries.

Two of the UK show dates - Milton Keynes 06/10 and Leeds 07/10 – will be Enslaved headline shows.

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

Enslaved announces new tour dates for Scandinavia, Japan and Australia

Norwegian avant-garde metallers Enslaved are heading out to conquer new territories!

For the first time since the release of their latest masterpiece “E”, the band will perform their epic new tracks on Japanese and Australian soil throughout August and September, going on to hit the stages of Denmark, Sweden and their home country, Norway, this winter.

For these selected dates, support will come from black metallers Gaahls Wyrd, as well as the new Windir incarnation Vreid. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, May 25th at 9:00 AM.

Obsolete Theory to release debut album “Mudness” on June 15th 2018

Just a few weeks to June 15th 2018, the day My Kingdom Music will release “Mudness”, the alienating, obscure and mystic Obsolete Theory debut album.

Mixed and mastered by Øystein G. Brun (Borknagar) at the Crosound Studio in Bergen (Norway), “Mudness” is a manifesto of Atmospheric and Doomish Post-Black Metal with a broad range of influences like Behemoth, Agalloch, Katatonia, Solstafir, Alcest, Enslaved.

The cover artwork was painted by the great Jeff Grimal.

Pre-order the album here.

Tracklist:
1. Salmodia III
2. Six Horses of Death

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”.