gothic metal

Paradise Lost to release new studio album “Obsidian” on May 15th 2020

Obsidian”… dark, reflective and black: it’s a pretty decent description of the music that Paradise Lost have been making over the last 32 years, even though this most resilient of British metal bands have stoically refused to be pinned down to one easily defined formula. Powered by a lust for creativity and a stout devotion to haunting heaviness, Paradise Lost have defied the odds by coming back stronger than ever over the past decade.

Dark The Suns to release new single “Suru Raivosi Sydämeni Pimeydessä” on May 21st 2020

Finnish legendary melodic metal band Dark The Suns is back after almost ten years. The band released a teaser for the upcoming single “Suru Raivosi Sydämeni Pimeydessä”, which is set to be released on May 21st, 2020, by Inverse Records.

This is the first single from the upcoming fourth album which is set to be released later in 2020.

Check out the teaser below.

Mikko Ojala commets:

Epica enter studio to record their new album

Dutch symphonic metal giant Epica recently have entered Sandlane Recording Facilities to record their new album and follow-up to the successful “The Holographic Principle”. The band will be recording again together with producer Joost van den Broek (Powerwolf, Ayreon).
 
In the studio, the band is joined by Panda Productions, who will record behind the scene footage of this recording process. The band just launched their first studio vlog on the band’s YouTube channel - check it out below.
 

PORN release official music video for new single “Dead in Every Eyes”

PORN has premiered their official music video for new single “Dead in Every Eyes” off of their anticipated album “No Monsters in God’s Eyes – Act III” today.

The music video was shot in Los Angeles with Fernando and Vicente Cordero from Industrialism Films (3teeth, Skold, Stabbing Westward, 69 Eyes, etc.).

Watch the video for “Dead in Every Eyes” below.

They Despair to release new studio album “The Song of Desolation” on May 8th 2020

Rockshots Records announces their latest signing of Kiev, Ukraine’s Thy Despair for the release of their forthcoming album “The Song of Desolation”, due out on May 8th, 2020.

The dark metal band blends black, gothic, doom, symphonic and melodic death elements into their sound along with vocals being sung in both English and Ukrainian. Today they are sharing with fans the first single off the full length “Free One”.

Blut unveil visualizer video for “1 The Magician”

Italian-Swiss gothic metallers Blut unveil the visualizer video for the song “1 The Magician”. The track is taken from the new album “Hermeneutics”.
 
Watch the video for “1 The Magician” below.
 
Before the album the eponymous book written by Alessandro Schümperlin, singer and songwriter, will be released. Pre-orders are available now on Amazon.

Semblant - Obscura

Semblant are a Brazilian band that has existed since 2006, debuting a few years later with some three albums and an EP to their name. They signed with Frontiers for their current album, which seems like a somewhat bizarre choice for the largely melodic rock label, as the style the band goes for is a Gothic mallcore, not a million miles away from latter day Lacuna Coil.
 

PORN release music video for new single “Low Winter Hope, pt.2”

PORN premiered their new single/ video for “Low Winter Hope, pt.2” off of their anticipated album “No Monsters in God’s Eyes – Act III” today.

In this final act of the “Mr Strangler Trilogy” and “No Monsters in God’s Eyes – Act III” album series, the convicted serial killer Mr Strangler is facing his death, imprisoned and waiting for his execution while also being studied by psychiatrists.