atmospheric metal

Conception - State of Deception

Norwegian prog metal demigods Conception almost made it big in the 90s releasing a series of spectacular albums with both the media and the fans taking notice back in the day. That was until they decided to follow their artistic muse and release an album that radically different than what they’d done in the past and wasn’t as rock/metal as their fans expected. That album was “Flow”.

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.

An Autumn For Crippled Children to release new studio album “All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet” on May 1st 2020

Prosthetic Records is pleased to announce the first details of the upcoming album from An Autumn For Crippled Children. Titled “All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet”, the elusive trio’s first release under the Prosthetic banner will see release on May 1st, 2020.
 

Sorcerer to release new studio album “Lamenting of the Innocent” on May 29th 2020

On May 29th, 2020, Sorcerer will release their third full-length, “Lamenting of the Innocent”, via Metal Blade Records.

Watch the video for the first single, “The Hammer of Witches” (directed by Daniel Wahlström - Heavy Groove Media), below.

Pre-order “Lamenting of the Innocent”, here, in the following formats:
• digipak-CD

Crematory - Unbroken

It’s hard for me to consider several of the newer albums by Crematory, since they’re a band I was actually able to follow from their very early steps up to a certain point where I largely gave up on them only listening to their newer albums by chance or to review them. The long standing Germans, that will have been around for thirty years next year, have rather recently suffered the exit of several member, by now, leaving only singer Felix and the Jüllich couple (drums and keys), as original members.
 

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.
 

Theraphosa to release debut full-length album “Transcendence” on April 24th 2020

Proudly adopting the name of the world's largest spider, Parisian progressive/groove metal trio Theraphosa have announced the forthcoming release of their debut studio album - and the follow-up to their 2018 self-titled EP - “Transcendence”, which will arrive on April 24th, 2020, via Season Of Mist.

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.