black metal

Drakonis to release debut full length album “Blessed by Embers” on April 3rd 2020

Northern Irish black metal outfit Drakonis have unveiled details for the much anticipated forthcoming record “Blessed by Embers”, following up on great acclaim garnered from their more recent concept work, late 2017’s “The Great Miasma”.

Their debut full length is a story driven concept spanning eight songs. Each taking us through a different chapter following the rise and fall of a charismatic cult leader, who allows darkness and fire to shape and purify his followers, “The Wretched”.

Blaze Of Perdition launches new single “With Madman’s Faith”

On February 14th, 2020, Blaze Of Perdition will release their new album, “The Harrowing of Hearts”, via Metal Blade Records.

Listen to the new single, “With Madman’s Faith”, below.

Pre-order the album, here, in the following formats:
• ltd. digipak-CD (w/ exclusive bonus track)
• 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
• blue violet marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies)

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.

Kaamos Warriors release new double single “Kuura & Horros”

Finnish dark metal band Kaamos Warriors has released a new double single “Kuura & Horros”. The second track is titled “Chaos & Mayhem II”

The band comments:
“"Kuura & Horros" single captures the raw beauty of the icy North and introduces some new elements of the Kaamos Warriors including Jani’s clean vocals”.
 

Primordial announces April 2020 European co-headlining tour with Moonsorrow

14 years after their first European “Heathen Crusade” and only 2 years after the second Crusade, Primordial and Moonsorrow will invade Europe again, bringing their double co-headliner brand to another 6 European countries during 9 days.

As very special guest they will bring the neo-folk one-man act Rome to round up the tour package.

European Tour Dates 2020:
18.04.2020 BE - Bomal, Durbuy Rock Festival
19.04.2020 FR - Paris, La Machine du Moulin Rouge

Bloodstock reveals Devin Townsend setlist plans and 5 new bands

As Winter rolls in and Christmas approaches, Bloodstock has been busy confirming yet more bands for 2020’s best heavy metal weekender, plotting daily festive competitions, preparing to launch this year’s deposit scheme, and even devising an early Christmas present, with a little help from Friday headliner, Devin Townsend… 

Night Crowned to release debut album “Impius Viam” on February 28th 2020

In the frozen part of Europe’s northernmost realm, a new slithering seed is festering at the heart of the Swedish scene, known as Night Crowned. Combining past and present members of legendary acts as Dark Funeral, Nightrage and Cipher System, this unholy ritual is a true reawakening of the sounds dormant from the most influential acts and masterpieces of the Scandinavian ‘90s!