atmospheric metal

Paradise Lost to release new studio album “Obsidian” on May 15th 2020

Obsidian”… dark, reflective and black: it’s a pretty decent description of the music that Paradise Lost have been making over the last 32 years, even though this most resilient of British metal bands have stoically refused to be pinned down to one easily defined formula. Powered by a lust for creativity and a stout devotion to haunting heaviness, Paradise Lost have defied the odds by coming back stronger than ever over the past decade.

Sorcerer to release new studio album “Lamenting of the Innocent” on May 29th 2020

On May 29th, 2020, Sorcerer will release their third full-length, “Lamenting of the Innocent”, via Metal Blade Records.

Watch the video for the first single, “The Hammer of Witches” (directed by Daniel Wahlström - Heavy Groove Media), below.

Pre-order “Lamenting of the Innocent”, here, in the following formats:
• digipak-CD

Dark The Suns to release new single “Suru Raivosi Sydämeni Pimeydessä” on May 21st 2020

Finnish legendary melodic metal band Dark The Suns is back after almost ten years. The band released a teaser for the upcoming single “Suru Raivosi Sydämeni Pimeydessä”, which is set to be released on May 21st, 2020, by Inverse Records.

This is the first single from the upcoming fourth album which is set to be released later in 2020.

Check out the teaser below.

Mikko Ojala commets:

Oranssi Pazuzu announces Fall 2020 European Tour and releases music video for “Uusi teknokratia”

Two weeks ago, Finland’s experimental anti-traditionalists unleashed “Uusi teknokratia”, the first single off their new album “Mestarin Kynssi”, out on April, 17th, 2020.

Today, Oranssi Pazuzu have released a hypnotic music video for the song. Check it out below.

Stream or download “Uusi teknokratia” here.

Conception

Hello Tore. How did it feel to be back on stage and playing for the fans again after all these years ?
 
Tore: It simply felt fantastic to be back on stage and share the magic atmosphere with our fans! The shows have fueled us with a lot of energy, and we can’t wait to be back touring!
 
 
In retrospect, how was the response to the EP?
 

Conception - State of Deception

Norwegian prog metal demigods Conception almost made it big in the 90s releasing a series of spectacular albums with both the media and the fans taking notice back in the day. That was until they decided to follow their artistic muse and release an album that radically different than what they’d done in the past and wasn’t as rock/metal as their fans expected. That album was “Flow”.

An Autumn For Crippled Children to release new studio album “All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet” on May 1st 2020

Prosthetic Records is pleased to announce the first details of the upcoming album from An Autumn For Crippled Children. Titled “All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet”, the elusive trio’s first release under the Prosthetic banner will see release on May 1st, 2020.
 

Epica enter studio to record their new album

Dutch symphonic metal giant Epica recently have entered Sandlane Recording Facilities to record their new album and follow-up to the successful “The Holographic Principle”. The band will be recording again together with producer Joost van den Broek (Powerwolf, Ayreon).
 
In the studio, the band is joined by Panda Productions, who will record behind the scene footage of this recording process. The band just launched their first studio vlog on the band’s YouTube channel - check it out below.
 

Theraphosa to release debut full-length album “Transcendence” on April 24th 2020

Proudly adopting the name of the world's largest spider, Parisian progressive/groove metal trio Theraphosa have announced the forthcoming release of their debut studio album - and the follow-up to their 2018 self-titled EP - “Transcendence”, which will arrive on April 24th, 2020, via Season Of Mist.