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Wolfheart to release new studio album “Wolves of Karelia” on April 10th 2020

Finnish heavy melodic death metal unit Wolfheart are back with their most commanding offering yet. The four-piece Nordic machine returns with their highly-anticipated new full-length masterpiece, “Wolves of Karelia”, set for release on April 10th, 2020, via Napalm Records.
 

Ex Deo to release new single “The Philosopher King” on March 13th 2020

After three years since the release of their latest acclaimed full-length, “The Immortal Wars”, Roman Empire-inspired epic death metal band Ex Deo are about to make their grand return – with a little extra boost from special guest Francesco Ferrini of Italian symphonic metallers Fleshgod Apocalypse! The collective will release a brand new single, entitled “The Philosopher King”, set to drop on March 13th, 2020, via Napalm Records.
 

Aodon to release new studio album “11069” on March 27th 2020

French post-black metal trio Aodon have signed with Willowtip Records and will release their sophomore album “11069” on March 27th, 2020.

The album will be available on CD digipak, vinyl LP, and digital formats.

Check out new single “Les Rayons” below.

Multi-instrumentalist/composer M-kha has taken Aodon to new heights with “11069”.The follow-up to 2016 debut album “Sharphood” is the full realization of the Aodon sound: Dark, Atmospheric, and Extreme!

Neaera launches music video for new single “Catalyst”

Founded in 2003, Neaera has been with Metal Blade Records since 2004, releasing six albums during this time. The band announced their farewell tour in 2015 and have been on hiatus since then - until now! Neaera has re-formed and is ready to release a new self-titled album via Metal Blade Records on February 28th, 2020.

Watch the video for the new single, “Catalyst”, below.

Hangatyr to release new studio album “kalt” on March 2nd 2020

When the fellows launched Hangatyr in Spring 2006, the stylistic direction of the idealists from Saxony and Central Thuringia was immediately clear: cold, Nordic guitar riffs, paired with typical Thuringian melodies and German lyrics, inspired by the mythology that lives deep inside the creators, should shape the music.

laCasta to release debut full-length album “Æternvm” on February 28th 2020

Italian Black Metal Hardcore act laCasta have revealed the details of their upcoming album, set for a release on February 28th, 2020, with powerhouse label Argonauta Records.

Titled In “Æternvm”, the band’s first full-length unites the darkest art in metal with the traditions of all that is extreme in a furious way: Bleak, dissonant and black-eyed sounds filled with rage and disgust.

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”.

Torchia to release new studio album “The Coven” on March 27th 2020

Finnish death metallers Torchia have just inked a record deal with Rockshots Records for the release of their sophomore album “The Coven”, coming out on March 27th, 2020.

Arising from the inner darkness of composer and lyricist Ville Riitamaa, Torchia takes inspiration from a multitude of metal subgenres and their mission is to revitalize the genre of melodic death metal by bringing in a sense of danger and unpredictability.

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.