avant-garde black metal

Hail Spirit Noir to release new studio album “Eden in Reverse” on June 19th 2020

Greek psychedelic prog metal band and Agonia Records recent signees, Hail Spirit Noir, announce details surrounding their forth studio album, follow up to “Mayhem in Blue” from 2016.

Titled “Eden in Reverse”, the new album is set to be released on June 19th, 2020, via Agonia Records. Watch a trailer for “Eden in Reverse” below.

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.

Seven Spires - Emerald Seas

Adriane Cowan is one lucky lass. She got into a situation where trying to produce her band’s second album got her a place in Avantasia, among some of the biggest names in the genre, plus on another band formed specially with her in mind from her producer and fellow Avantasian (and Heaven’s Gate’sian, Virgo etc.) Sascha Paeth. Not bad at all.
 

They Despair to release new studio album “The Song of Desolation” on May 8th 2020

Rockshots Records announces their latest signing of Kiev, Ukraine’s Thy Despair for the release of their forthcoming album “The Song of Desolation”, due out on May 8th, 2020.

The dark metal band blends black, gothic, doom, symphonic and melodic death elements into their sound along with vocals being sung in both English and Ukrainian. Today they are sharing with fans the first single off the full length “Free One”.

Oranssi Pazuzu to release new studio album “Mestarin Kynssi” on April 17th 2020

Uncovering the intensity and the metal inherent in non-metal, the avant-garde and anti-traditionalist inclinations of Finland’s Oranssi Pazuzu have always had transcendental goals at heart. Through the rabbit hole and out the other side to 2020 with the release of their fifth album “Mestarin Kynssi”, (“The Master’s Claw”).

Lychgate to release new EP “Also Sprach Futura” on March 13th 2020

Debemur Morti Productions welcomes UK-based progressive black/doom metal outfit Lychgate to the label’s roster for the release of the band’s “Also Sprach Futura”.
 
“Also Sprach Futura” was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Greg Chandler of Esoteric at Priory Recording Studios (Esoteric, Fen), who also provides vocals to the album. The album’s cover art painting, illustrations, design, and layout were handled by Khaos Diktator Design.
 

Seven Spires to release new studio album “Emerald Seas” on February 14th 2020

Seven Spires is an American metal quartet who enjoy drawing from across the spectrum of metal and beyond to tell their tales of demons, death, love, and the peculiarities of the human condition. The band’s sophomore album, “Emerald Seas”, is a highly emotional, dark, and theatrical epic.

Liturgy and Hunter Hunt-Hendrix to release two new albums in 2020

2020 will see the release of two separate full-lengths from New York’s Liturgy and Hunter Hunt-Hendrix - one being a new Liturgy studio album titled “HAQQ”, featuring the previously released monumental single “God of Love”, which Tiny Mix Tapes praised, stating: “Between its rhapsodic strings, cascading harp, and thunderous wall of drums, this new track sees the band finding yet another new paradigm in their legacy of avant-garde metal,” while Brooklyn Vegan noted: “it’s an eight-minute track that works an orche