symphonic black metal

Agathodaimon signs worldwide deal with Napalm Records

Dark metal institution Agathodaimon have officially signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. Formed by Sathonys (guitar) and Matthias Rodig (drums) the German five-piece quickly evolved, performed at major European festivals and released six studio albums throughout their vast career.
 
Seven years after their highly praised full length “In Darkness”, Agathodaimon reunited in February 2020 and are currently working on new material! More to be announced soon!
 
Guitarist Sathonys states:

Ensiferum to release new studio album “Thalassic” on July 10th 2020

On July 10th, 2020, Ensiferum will release their new album, “Thalassic”, via Metal Blade Records.

Check out the lyric video for the first single, “Rum, Women, Victory”, below. 

Pre-order “Thalassic”, here, in the following formats:

• Ltd. box set (incl. Digipak, bonus CD, flag, pendant)
• Ltd. box set (incl. Digipak, bonus CD, flag, pendant, drinking horn - EMP excl.)

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).

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:

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.

Seven Spires - Emerald Seas

Adriane Cowan is one lucky lass. She got into a situation where trying to produce her band’s second album got her a place in Avantasia, among some of the biggest names in the genre, plus on another band formed specially with her in mind from her producer and fellow Avantasian (and Heaven’s Gate’sian, Virgo etc.) Sascha Paeth. Not bad at all.
 

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”.

Cradle Of Filth announce the departure of keyboardist Lindsay Schoolcraft

It is with a very heavy leaden heart that Cradle Of Filth must announce the mutual departure of keyboardist Lindsay Schoolcraft from amidst the band’s ranks. 

Lindsay has been with the band for the last 7 years and in that time has been privy to a massive resurgence both on record and live, with Cradle Of Filth undertaking some of the most prolific touring in the band’s 28-year history, a feat that has indelibly been both (ultimately) rewarding and understandably exhausting at the same time.

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.
 

Seven Spires to release new studio album “Emerald Seas” on February 14th 2020

Seven Spires is an American metal quartet who enjoy drawing from across the spectrum of metal and beyond to tell their tales of demons, death, love, and the peculiarities of the human condition. The band’s sophomore album, “Emerald Seas”, is a highly emotional, dark, and theatrical epic.