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Sulphur Sun to release new EP “Placodermic Heraldry” on October 30th 2020

Bern, Switzerland-based dissonant/progressive death metal unit Sulphur Sun is proud to announce their upcoming EP, “Placodermic Heraldry”. Set for release on Friday, October 30th 2020. It is the follow up to the group’s 2017 standalone single “Vitreous” and 2013 debut EP, “Bioluminescence”. 

Kaunis Kuolematon to release new studio album “Syttyköön Toinen Aurinko” on November 27th 2020

Between beautiful melodic soundscapes and soft vocals, extreme driven metal and harsh screams - Kaunis Kuolematon, the embodiment of Finnish Melancholic Metal, will release their third full-length record, titled “Syttyköön Toinen Aurinko”, on November 27th, 2020, via Noble Demon.

Marianas Rest signs worldwide deal with Napalm Records

Finnish melodic death metal strikers Marianas Rest have officially signed a worldwide contract with Napalm Records!

Hailing from the coastal town of Kotka, Marianas Rest pool the full extent of their musical expertise to raise their gloomy symbiosis of melancholic melodic death metal spiced with significant doom elements to the next level.

Members of Immolation and Goreaphobia form new band Shadows and sign with Agonia Records

Shadows is a new dark avant-garde metal band from Immolation and ex-Goreaphobia guitarist Alex Bouks, who brought other former Goreaphobia members to the table, including Henny Piotrowski (guitars) and Jake G (vocals). Alongside multi-instrumentalist Lance Walter, the US-based quartet has signed a record deal with Agonia Records, with plans to release their debut material in 2021.

Primordial announces April 2021 European Headlining Tour

Primordial continue to promote their highly acclaimed latest studio album, “Exile Amongst the Ruins”, which was released worldwide, via Metal Blade Records, in 2018.

The band will therefore be embarking on a next, re-scheduled third leg of the “Heathen Crusade” across Europe in April and have furthermore confirmed various international festival appearances for 2021, also in celebration of Primordial’s 30th Anniversary since inception in 1991. Below are the dates announced so far.

The Ocean announces Winter 2021 European Headlining Tour

On September 25th, The Ocean will release their 8th full-length, “Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic”, via Metal Blade Records (CD / digital) and the band’s own Pelagic Records (vinyl).

In 2018, The Ocean released “Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic” - the first half of a sprawling but superbly cohesive paleontology concept album. Now, the group is ready to release the eagerly-awaited concluding parts of the Phanerozoic journey.

Second To Sun to release new studio album “Leviathan” on September 29th 2020

Ever prolific and consistently ferocious, Russian metal stalwarts Second To Sun will release new album “Leviathan” on September 29th, 2020.

The follow-up to 2019’s raging “Legacy”, itself a game changer, the new album finds the band firing on all cylinders!

Stream “I Psychoanalyze Ghosts” and the title track here.

Skálmöld to release “10 Year Anniversary - Live in Reykjavík” on September 25th 2020

Icelandic Viking Metal giants Skálmöld will release their second live album and the first one as solo band “10 Year Anniversary - Live in Reykjavík”, on September 25th, 2020, via Napalm Records.

Three consecutive sold-out shows at the Gamla Bíó in their hometown Reykjavík were the adequate setting to celebrate the 10th anniversary together with their devotees. “10 Year Anniversary - Live in Reykjavík” transports the mythical atmosphere directly into their fans’ homes