blackened extreme metal

Ancient Thrones to release new studio album “The Veil” on November 6th 2020

Ancient Thrones, formerly Abysseral Throne, have a new concept album “The Veil” coming out this year and are teasing fans with the first single “The Soul To Flesh”.

More than just a headbanging metal record, “The Veil” ushers in their new image and shows fans their evolution with the first release under the new name. Current fans will be pleasantly surprised and new fans will be intrigued by the familiar melodic material and the upcoming technical and progressive approaches.

Behemoth announces “In Absentia Dei” immersive live-stream event on September 5th 2020

Behemoth have announced “In Absentia Dei”, a groundbreaking immersive livestream spectacular which will broadcast on September 5th, 2020, from a secret church location in Poland.

The event will be streamed in high definition 4K, with an immersive experience option, allowing viewers to choose from 8 different camera angles in the multi-camera shoot or watch the “Director’s Cut”.

Protokult to release new studio album “Transcending the Ruins” on October 1st 2020

Protokult have been defining folk/pagan metal since 2009 when they released their debut album “Ancestral Anthems”, since then they have created three additional uncompromising and relentless albums with their fifth “Transcending the Ruins” coming out on October 1st, 2020.

An introduction to this new offering comes with the single “Feed Your Demons”, which the band explains in their own words:

Lik to release new studio album “Misanthropic Breed” on September 25th 2020

On September 25th, 2020, Stockholm’s Lik will unleash their third full-length, “Misanthropic Breed”, via Metal Blade Records.

Watch the video for the first single, “Decay”, (directed by Mathias Blom), below.

Pre-order “Misanthropic Breed” in multiple formats here.

Venom to release “Sons of Satan” early demo material on August 28th 2020

Extreme metal icons Venom announce “Sons of Satan” – a collection of early demo material recorded between 1979-1984 to be released on August 28th, 2020, via BMG.

“To me, Venom represent the start of a very important movement that has split into many more important movements. It was a revolution. After that moment, death metal, thrash metal, black metal and all these genres exploded and they all owe something to Venom” - Michel “Away” Langevin (Voivod)
 

Rising Sunset to release new studio album “De Mysterium Tenebris” on May 8th 2020

Symphonic blackened death metal act Rising Sunset are proud to announce that they have signed with Wormholedeath for the release of their album “De Mysterium Tenebris”, due for release on May 8th, 2020, on all digital stores and streaming services worldwide.

Band statement: