blackened heavy metal

Nite to release debut album “Darkness Silence Mirror Flame” on March 20th 2020

Creator-Destructor Records welcomes San Francisco-based Nite - with current and former members of Satan’s Wrath, Dawnbringer, High Spirits, and more - for the March release of the band’s debut album, “Darkness Silence Mirror Flame”. The label this week unveils the album’s cover art, track listing, and more, and an official video for the album’s “The Way” is also playing.
 

The Vice release music video for new single “White Teeth Rebellion”

Swedish black metal/rock ‘n’ roll trio The Vice have released a new music video for the song “White Teeth Rebellion”.

The song is taken off the new album “White Teeth Rebellion”, which is scheduled for a 2020 release.

The video for “White Teeth Rebellion” can be viewed below.

Darkthrone to release new studio album “Old Star” on May 31st 2019

The legendary Norwegian longstanding partnership of Fenriz and Ted “Nocturno Culto” Skjellum, Darkthrone, return with their first studio album since 2016’s hugely popular “Arctic Thunder”, in the shape of “Old Star”.

With a mastery and endless dedication to the art of the riff, the Norwegian legends cut through 6 new epic tracks, taking in the best of the old school of heavy & extreme metal plus a large dose of doom-laden riffing, & channelling it through the grime of the underground.

Midnight - Sweet Death and Ecstasy

Sweet Jesus! Its colourfully ribald and chthonic cover art withstanding, Jameson Walters, a.k.a. Athenar’s solo black speed metal venture Midnight raucously plays out like an extension of his early Boulder days; in other words, the manic Ohioan jack-of-all-trades continues to “live it up” with similar romping camp and revved up, at times gratifyingly slack musicianship as the latter’s unforgettably engaging “The Rage of it All” from 1999.
 

Venom Inc. and Suffocation announce Spring 2018 UK & European co-headlining tour

Venom Inc., the originators of black metal, and US death metal squad Suffocation are about to join forces!

After both bands having released new material in the form of “Avé” and “...Of the Dark Light” respectively this year, they'll embark on a European co-headline run in March-April 2018.

Support will come from Brazilian thrashers Nervosa, as well as Canadian ethnic symphonic metallers Aeternam. The whole tour itinerary can be found below.

Howling Sycamore to release self-titled debut album on January 26th 2018

Multi-talented guitarist and producer, Davide Tiso (Ephel Duath, Gospel of the Witches), has announced the formation and signing of extreme progressive metal outfit, Howling Sycamore, to Prosthetic Records.
 
Tiso elaborates: “Howling Sycamore was born from the stubborn idea of melting together different styles of heavy music into something powerful, sincere and with a strong identity. I wanted to mix extreme metal drumming, layered down-tuned guitars and old school prog metal singing. I'm so grateful that these amazing musicians helped shape the album into the beautiful weirdness that it became”.
 

Venom Inc to release new studio album “Avé” on August 11th 2017

Regardless of your take on black metal forefathers Venom, they are the undisputed originators of extreme metal as we know it. Almost 40 years after their inception, the revitalized 1989-1992 line-up of guitarist Jeff “Mantas” Dunn, vocalist/bassist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan and drummer Anthony “Abaddon” Bray have returned with a monster of an album.
 
After months of anticipation, Venom Inc will release their upcoming full-length opus, entitled “Avé”, on August 11th, 2017, via Nuclear Blast.