doom metal

Alkymist announces Fall & Winter 2020 Danish Tour

Copenhagen based progressive doom metal combo Alkymist released their sophomore album “Sanctuary” on May 1st amidst pandemic chaos and lockdown nationally and abroad.

The band’s release shows were cancelled, but nonetheless “Sanctuary” has received massive attention. The record achieved a #3 in the Official Danish vinyl charts in the week of release.

Valkyrie to release new studio album “Fear” on July 24th 2020

Valkyrie return with their anthemic, riff-driven new album, “Fear”, on July 24th, 2020, via Relapse Records.

The Virginia-based heavy rockers first new album in five years, “Fear” finds Valkyrie sounding more progressive and diverse than ever before. Listen to the first single, “Feeling so Low”, below.

Sorcerer - Lamenting of the Innocent

The once mighty Metal Blade might have lost to time and other companies a lot of artists over the years and has sort of made groovy modern American metal and death metal it’s bread ‘n butter, but through the signing of specific ones (ie Satan, Mirror, Sorcerer) and the retainment of others (ie Lizzy Borden) seems to still have a healthy little stable of interesting traditional heavy doom bands.

Dun Ringill to release new studio album “Library of Death” on July 31st 2020

Following their highly acclaimed debut album “Welcome”, Swedish heavy doom rock collective Dun Ringill (feat.members of The Order Of Israfel, Doomdogs & many more) have just announced the release of their sophomore album titled “Library of Death” on July 31st, 2020, via Argonauta Records!

Paradise Lost - Obsidian

The title of the new Paradise Lost album had me for some inexplicable reason, hoping that at long last, the Halifax men of despair would be able to come up with a proper follow up to their early 90s material, which almost made them household names back in the day. I don’t know what caused that belief to take root, maybe the cool name, I just had a hope and a bit of a hunch.

Northern Crown to release new studio album “In a Pallid Shadow” on July 3rd 2020

In the cracks between the genres of Doom, Prog, and Rock n’ Roll, Northern Crown find a unique fit, as exemplified by forthcoming album “In A Pallid Shadow”. The band’s third full-length album will be self-released on July 3rd, 2020.

Closing track “Observing” is streaming below.

In Mourning to re-release “Monolith” on July 24th 2020

Sweden’s melodic, progressive death/doom metallers In Mourning, will re-release their sophomore studio album, “Monolith”, on July 24th, 2020, via Agonia Records.

The album is coming to CD and three different double LP formats. In anticipation of the re-release, the song “The Smoke” has been made available for a free download on Bandcamp, here.

Eisenhauer to release new studio album “Blessed be the Hunter” on June 6th 2020

The hot and courageous snorting fighter sounds of these deeply upright ones have developed into something very special until today. And not only the name of the band is an absolute program - even the foundation became a sworn ritual.

Since 2007, everything at Eisenhauer has been revolving around the timeless ideals, values and powers that have always been embodied by impressively booming electric guitars.

Cloven Hoof - Age of Steel

While Cloven Hoof were one of the better bands to come out of the whole NWOBHM movement and their earlier albums seem to hold a special place in the hearts of fans of the genre. They’re one of the criminally underrated acts that could and should have been bigger, but mismanagement and disbanding on key points, as well as changing members multiple times, hasn’t helped one bit.