doom metal

HammerFall and Candlemass Nominated for 2020 Grammis Awards in the category “Best Hard Rock / Metal Of the Year”

Swiftly following the recently announced first Grammy Award nomination for Napalm Records and Candlemass, the Swedish doom metal legends and Scandinavian heavy metal idols HammerFall are building upon this achievement with additional award nominations. Both bands have been nominated for 2020 Grammis Awards – the most prestigious award in the Swedish music industry.

Corrosion Of Conformity announces Spring 2020 European Headlining Tour

Corrosion Of Conformity are overjoyed to announce that they’ll be hitting our shores in April and May 2020, for a 16 date UK and EU tour.

The run is set to comprise 12 headline show dates with support due to come from Arizona’s Spirit Adrift. The remaining dates will be festival shows, including amongst them appearances at Desertfest London and Berlin. 

Hex A.D. to release new studio album “Astro Tongue in the Electric Garden” February 21st 2020

Hex A.D. has built a strong reputation these past years as one of Norway’s finest ambassadors for the classic heavy rock we know and love from bands such as Uriah Heep and Rainbow. 2018’s “Netherworld ­ Triumphant” saw the band dive deep into the golden darkness of the early 1980s, and gave the band a storm of great reviews from all over the world.

Shadow Witch to release new studio album “Under the Shadow of a Witch” on February 14th 2020

Shadow Witch, who inked a worldwide deal with Argonauta Records last year, are a heavy rock/stoner metal band from the Hudson Valley region of New York. Forming in the autumn of 2015, the band released their first full-length album “Sun Killer” to excellent reviews from the international heavy music community in the summer of 2016.

Godthrymm to release debut album full-length album “Reflections” on February 14th 2020

UK doom metal trio Godthrymm - featuring vocalist/guitarist Hamish Glencross (ex-My Dying Bride, Vallenfyre, Solstice), drummer Shaun Taylor-Steels (ex-My Dying Bride, Anathema), and bassist Bob Crolla - will unleash their debut album “Reflections” on February 14th, 2020, via Profound Lore.
 

Skyblood - Skyblood

Skyblood’s eponymous debut represents what Mats Leven (Yngwie Malmsteen, Therion, Candlemass and in general more bands than you could shake a stick at) had been doing on his own, in his downtime from recording and performing. Not only he does sing here but he also seems to be performing most of the instruments himself (with some guests that are unconfirmed at present).
 

Avatarium launch lyric video video for “Lay Me Down”

Swedish doom metallers Avatarium release their highly-praised new dark gospel “The Fire I Long For” today via Nuclear Blast.

To mark the occasion, the band has unveiled an official lyric video for the song “Lay Me Down”, which features guest appearances by Leif Sundin (backing vocals) and Michael Blair (percussion).

Check out the lyric video for “Lay Me Down” below.