black metal

Bloodstock Festival 2021 weekend tickets sell out - more details revealed

Bloodstock is excited to announce that weekend tickets to this Summer’s festival are now SOLD OUT! A limited number of one day tickets are still available for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with the latter day’s availability now very limited, so move fast if you wanna see Judas Priest! Anyone missing the boat or wanting to sell their ticket due to changing circumstances, can check here for official re-sales.

Order to release new studio album “The Gospel” on October 1st 2021

Order was founded in 2013 by Anders Odden, Rene Jansen, Kjetil Manheim and Billy Messiah. The four being respectively responsible for early-stage Norwegian death metal (Cadaver) and the origin of the Norwegian Black metal (Mayhem). In 2014, Jansen sadly passed away, leaving the project unrealized. In 2015 Stu Manx (Gluecifer) joined the band and set the band back on its quest to make unpolished raw black metal anno the 21st century.
 

Countdown to Bloodstock Festival 2021

There’s just 41 days to Bloodstock 2021! We’re counting down the hours before Catton Park opens the gates to the biggest - and longest, at 5 days - metal party of the year!  
 
First we have some bad, but also, good news! A few more international bands are experiencing issues with travel and logistics and have had to cancel, but we’ve secured some fantastic replacements from UK shores. 
 

Lucifer For President to release debut full-length album “Asylum” on November 5th 2021

Lucifer For President is a vision and “Asylum” their aesthetic manifesto.

Maira Pedroni created the cover artwork of the album which will be released on November 5th, 2021, on CD, LP and digital format, via My Kingdom Music.

The track-list includes the cover of “Amandoti” by CCCP and a devastating version of Misfits’ hymn “We Are 138”.

Pre-order “Asylum” here.

Withering Soul to release new studio album “Last Contact” on September 24th 2021

Blackened Melodic Death Metal veterans Withering Soul have announced the September 24th, 2021, release of new album “Last Contact” via Mortal Music.

The band’s album release show with Morta Skuld occurs the same evening at The Cobra Lounge in Chicago. More info here.

The band released the following statement concerning “Last Contact:

Bloodstock Festival share more Jagermeister Stage additions

While we all wait patiently for the final lockdown restrictions to be eased, Bloodstock HQ remains busier than ever finalising details for this year’s event. We know everyone is more than ready for a hellaciously good time with their friends in the sunshine and tickets are moving fast now, don’t miss your chance to grab yours before you can't!

Wolves In The Throne Room to release new studio album “Primordial Arcana” on August 20th 2021

Two decades into their journey as ritualistic black metal conjurers, Wolves In The Throne Room have emerged from the forest with “Primordial Arcana”, their most majestic album to date, and their first release via Century Media Records (outside of USA and Canada) and Relapse Records (USA and Canada) out on August 20th, 2021.
 
Watch the “Mountain Magick” music video, directed by Wolves In The Throne Room, below.
 

Darkwoods My Betrothed sign worldwide deal with Napalm Records

After more than two decades of silence, Finnish cult black/epic metallers and pioneers of the scene Darkwoods My Betrothed carve their long-awaited comeback in stone by signing a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records!

In 2020, the old horde from the original line-up rejoined forces, now augmented by former session keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen as a full member of the band, bringing a significant contribution to the creative process, and Kai Hahto (both Nightwish) as session drummer.