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Wolfheart to release new EP “Skull Soldiers” on March 5th 2021

As if announcing today’s new virtual performance stream wasn’t enough of an early holiday gift (see below for more information), Finnish melodic death metal mainstays Wolfheart are doubling their musical output with the announcement of their upcoming EP, “Skull Soldiers”, scheduled for release on March 5th, 2021, via Napalm Records!
 

Tragedy In Hope to release full-length debut album “Sleep Paralysis” on February 12th 2021

Tragedy In Hope are pleased to announce the band's forthcoming full-length debut album, “Sleep Paralysis”. The album will be self-released on February 12th, 2021.

The first single, “Fighting with the Rain”, is out and streaming below.

The story told in the album’s lyrics is as gripping as it is chilling.

Guitarist, vocalist, and composer Sasha Giller describes it as follows:

Wolfheart announces live streaming show on January 20th 2021

In April 2020, Finnish melodic death metal unit Wolfheart were one of the very first international metal bands to present a full-scale, professional-grade virtual concert livestream just weeks after the entire world went into lockdown. Now, resilient as ever, the band optimistically enters 2021 with another exciting presentation: a brand new, streaming studio performance event, set to take place on January 20th, 2021, at 12 PM PST / 3 PM EST / 9 PM CET.

Einherjer to release new studio album “North Star” on February 26th 2021

Viking Metal pioneers Einherjer will release their eighth studio album, “North Star”, on February 26th, 2021, proving their status as the pioneers of blending Nordic Black Metal and Folk Metal genres to pure Norse Heavy Metal once again.

On “North Star”, the band around singer / guitarist / bassist Frode Glesnes and drummer / keyboarder Gerhard Storesund adds more modern, mass-appealing facets while staying true to their roots.
 

Behemoth and Arch Enemy announce Autumn 2021 European Siege Tour

Two of Europe’s most revered metal bands are set to combine forces to bring their ‘European Siege 2021’ tour to European & UK shores in Autumn 2021. Poland’s Behemoth and Sweden’s Arch Enemy are joining together for a handful of dates, bringing their longtime friends and metal legends Carcass in the special guest slot. Opening the evening’s thunderous proceedings will be hotly-tipped gothic metal newcomers, Unto Others (formerly known as Idle Hands).   

Death Of A Dryad sign with Wormholedeath and delay “Hameln” album release date due to covid-19

Death Of A Dryad signed a deal with Wormholedeath for the physical release of their new album “Hameln”. The digital format will be released via Trisol Music Group. 

Initially the album should have been out in December 2020, but the 2nd Covid wave, that is hitting Europe heavily, delayed the release. All the dates TBA. 

The band comments about the delayed album release:

Enslaved announces Winter Solstice live streaming event for Saturday 19th December 2020

Enslaved’s new studio album “Utgard” was recently released into the world, the concept of which explores the esoteric place in Norse mythology that celebrates the rebirth of the individual - a place where one goes for unification of that which is above and that which lies below. A reckoning of dark and light, of night and day.

Moonspell to release new studio album “Hermitage” on February 26th 2021

Moonspell is approaching their 30th anniversary as a band more ambitiously and stronger than ever, as the Portuguese dark metal pioneers have finally revealed the hotly anticipated details for their upcoming, 13th studio album! “Hermitage” will be released on February 26th, 2021, via Napalm Records.

Varmia signs with M-Theory Audio and announces new album “bal Lada”

The Polish pagan black metal group Varmia – who pay tribute to their Baltic roots by combining black metal sounds with traditional instruments such as the goat horn and the tagelharpa - has signed with M-Theory Audio. The band’s third album, “bal Lada”, will be released in Spring 2021.

An early taste of the spirits soon to be summoned can be seen in this video showcasing the making of the album below.
 

Untamed Land signs worldwide deal with Napalm Records

Napalm Records is pleased to welcome a unique new discovery from the depths of the metal underground to its growing roster. The world’s very first black metal band incorporating the feral, desolate sounds of classic, old western cinematics – Untamed Land – has just inked a worldwide record deal with the premier rock and metal label.