black metal

Scour announces exclusive live streaming show on January 29th 2021

Scour, the extreme metal collective featuring Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, En Minor, et al), John Jarvis (Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals), Mark Kloeppel (Misery Index), and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Lock Up) will kick off 2021 with an exclusive livestream performance later this month! Scour released their long-anticipated “The Black” EP on Black Friday (November 27th) 2020.

Unflesh to release new studio album “Inhumation” on April 2nd 2021

New Hampshire-based blackened melodic death metallers Unflesh are excited to announce their second full-length,“Inhumation”. Set for release on Friday, April 2nd, 2021. The band partnered with artist Junki Sakuraba (Seven Spires) once again to create the killer album art for “Inhumation”.

The album was mixed and mastered by renowned musician and engineer V. Santura (Triptykon, Dark Fortress, etc.) at Woodshed Studios in Landshut, Germany.

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:

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).   

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.

Suffering Hour to release new studio album “The Cyclic Reckoning” on February 19th 2021

Blackened death metal power-trio Suffering Hour has completed work on their most-realized, second album, “The Cyclic Reckoning”, now confirmed to be released through Profound Lore Records in February 2021. With the album’s cover art, track listing, and other details, the label has issued an advance stream of the lead track, “Strongholds of Awakening”.
 

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.