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Ancient Thrones to release new studio album “The Veil” on November 6th 2020

Ancient Thrones, formerly Abysseral Throne, have a new concept album “The Veil” coming out this year and are teasing fans with the first single “The Soul To Flesh”.

More than just a headbanging metal record, “The Veil” ushers in their new image and shows fans their evolution with the first release under the new name. Current fans will be pleasantly surprised and new fans will be intrigued by the familiar melodic material and the upcoming technical and progressive approaches.

Protokult to release new studio album “Transcending the Ruins” on October 1st 2020

Protokult have been defining folk/pagan metal since 2009 when they released their debut album “Ancestral Anthems”, since then they have created three additional uncompromising and relentless albums with their fifth “Transcending the Ruins” coming out on October 1st, 2020.

An introduction to this new offering comes with the single “Feed Your Demons”, which the band explains in their own words:

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)
 

Kvelertak announces new live stream show on June 20th 2020

Following the success of their initial live stream show in April, acclaimed Norwegian band Kvelertak have revealed fresh plans for new date, “Live From Amper Tone Studio”, on Saturday, June 20th, 2020!

The set will once again be broadcast via Vierlive at 9pm CET (8pm BST / 2pm CST).

Kvelertak elaborate further, commenting:

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Kvelertak announce “Live From Your Living Room” streaming show on April 10th 2020

Acclaimed Norwegian band Kvelertak have announced plans for a special live stream show on April 10th, 2020, “Live From Your Living Room”.

The 60-minute band set will be broadcast from the venue Artilleriverkstedet in Norway via website Vierlive at 9pm CET (8pm BST / 2pm CST).

Nite to release debut album “Darkness Silence Mirror Flame” on March 20th 2020

Creator-Destructor Records welcomes San Francisco-based Nite - with current and former members of Satan’s Wrath, Dawnbringer, High Spirits, and more - for the March release of the band’s debut album, “Darkness Silence Mirror Flame”. The label this week unveils the album’s cover art, track listing, and more, and an official video for the album’s “The Way” is also playing.
 

Kvelertak releases music video for new single “Crack of Doom”

Norwegian band Kvelertak have shared a second track from their upcoming new album “Splid”, which is set for release on February 14th, 2020, via Rise Records.

Premiering on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show last night, “Crack of Doom” features Troy Sanders (Mastodon) and is one of the first songs performed by the band in English. The group have also released the official video for the track.