blackened thrash metal

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)
 

Evil Scarecrow announces new line up and Fall 2020 UK Headlining Tour

Evil Scarecrow is delighted to present the new line up following the sad news that Brother Pain and Princess Luxury are to depart the band.

Joining existing members Dr. Rabid Hell (vocals and guitars), Kraven Morrdeth (bass) and Ringmaster Monty Blitzfist (drums) will be Count Gravedïga (guitars) and Alice Babylon (keys).

Torrefy to release new studio album “Life is Bad” on July 1st 2020

Black Speed Death Thrash! That’s what Canada’s Torrefy offer on forthcoming album “Life is Bad”, set to be self-released on July 1st, 2020.

The official video for the album’s first single, the aptly titled album-closer “Plague of Empires”, is available below.

Purchase/stream “Plague of Empires” here.

Evil Scarecrow part ways with guitarist Brother Pain and keyboardist Princess Luxury

Evil Scarecrow has parted ways with Brother Dimitri Pain (guitars) and Princess Luxury (keyboards).

The band stated:
“We are living in strange times and perhaps that is true more so than anywhere else at the ‘Crow’s nest. Evil Scarecrow have some big news to announce. Is it more important than the latest update about COVID-19, perhaps not, but it is pretty damn important to us.

From Hell to release new studio album “Rats & Ravens” on May 22nd 2020

Metal horror band From Hell returns in 2020 with a new album called “Rats & Ravens”. Staying true to the vision that each release is a concept album, Aleister Sinn (the live persona of George Anderson, creator / writer of From Hell), releases an album both dark and sinister.

Mid 13th Century… somewhere in Eastern Europe:

Melechesh announces January 2020 European Headlining Tour

Melechesh have announced that they are set to start 2020 with a bang: the band have revealed their Sumerian Sonic Magick Tour, set to lead them across Europe in January 2020 including a date at London venue, the Boston Music Rooms on 12th January.

W.E.B. and Selvans will join the Sumerian black metal band, with more bands due to be announced soon.

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Evil Scarecrow announces February 2020 UK Tour

Evil Scarecrow announce brand new shows for their “Evil Scarecrow... In Space” mini tour in February 2020.
 
Evil Scarecrow says:
“We are very excited to announce that we are putting together a new show for 2020 which we will be bringing to you with a mini tour in Feburary, also featuring our very good friends Witch Tripper as main support. "Evil Scarecrow... In Space!" will be visiting Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham and London. We’re looking forward to seeing you all on the road!”...

High Command to release debut full length album “Beyond the Wall of Desolation” on September 27th 2019

High Command set out on the warpath to create their debut full length and the heaviest work they have produced yet. “Beyond the Wall of Desolation”, incoming via Southern Lord on September 27th, 2019, is in the band’s own words, “five friends coming together to create the sonic equivalent of a barbarian horde”.