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Cirith Ungol to release new studio album “Forever Black” on April 24th 2020

On April 24th, 2020, Cirith Ungol will release their new album, “Forever Black” - their first collection of all-new material in 29 years!

Check out the lyric video for the first single, “Legions Arise”, below.

Pre-order the album, here, in the following formats:
• jewelcase-CD
• digipak-CD (EU exclusive)

Candlemass to release new EP “The Pendulum” on March 27th 2020

Grammy-nominated classic doom icons Candlemass don’t even need to drop a full-length for every release to prove they belong at the top of an entire genre and beyond. Fully comprised of never-before-heard, unused tracks cut from the “The Door to Doom” recording sessions, the band has just announced the release of a masterful new EP, “The Pendulum”, due out on March 27th, 2020, via Napalm Records!

HammerFall and Candlemass Nominated for 2020 Grammis Awards in the category “Best Hard Rock / Metal Of the Year”

Swiftly following the recently announced first Grammy Award nomination for Napalm Records and Candlemass, the Swedish doom metal legends and Scandinavian heavy metal idols HammerFall are building upon this achievement with additional award nominations. Both bands have been nominated for 2020 Grammis Awards – the most prestigious award in the Swedish music industry.

Candlemass nominated for “Best Metal Performance” Grammy Award

Candlemass are truly the manifestation of pure doom metal! Early 2019 saw the release of their latest album, “The Door to Doom”, via Napalm Records – an offering that features an unforgettable pairing with legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi on the track “Astorolus - The Great Octopus”. The song has now been nominated for a 2020 Grammy Award in the “Best Metal Performance” category. This is the first nomination for the band and the first nomination for Napalm Records!

Cirith Ungol launches live video for “Join the Legion”

On October 25th, 2019, Cirith Ungol will release their new live album/DVD, “I’m Alive”, via Metal Blade Records. Capturing Cirith Ungol at the peak of their darkened, mystical powers before a rapturous crowd at the Up the Hammers festival in Athens, Greece, this recording showcases the magic and might of the band onstage. It’s accompanied by additional performances recorded at the Hammer of Doom (2017) and Rock Hard Festivals (2018) in Germany.

Cirith Ungol to release new live album/DVD “I’m Alive” on October 25th 2019

On October 25th, 2019, Cirith Ungol will release their new live album/DVD, “I’m Alive”, via Metal Blade Records. Capturing Cirith Ungol at the peak of their darkened, mystical powers before a rapturous crowd at the Up the Hammers festival in Athens, Greece, this recording showcases the magic and might of the band onstage. It’s accompanied by additional performances recorded at the Hammer of Doom (2017) and Rock Hard Festivals (2018) in Germany.

Silver Grime release lyric video for “Healed by the Dark”

Swedish Epic Doom metal band Silver Grime released a new video for the track “Healed by the Dark”, which is taken from the “Healed by the Dark” album that was released in October 2018, via Inverse Records.

Watch new music video for “Healed by the Dark” below.

The band’s guitarist Lindhe comments:
“The song is a celebration to darkness. If you feeling bad. You can always try to turn your bad feelings into creativity and make something good out of it”.

Smoulder - Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring

Doom or occult metal with female vocals… wow, not something terribly original and something slightly overdone. While the (internet) true metal intelligentsia is foaming in the mouth for each and every band with a boris vallejo or similar fantasy cover, no matter how good it might or might not be, Smoulder’s debut “Times of Obscene Evil and Wild Daring” arrived in my share for reviews and made me wonder, if it was gonna be any good.
 

Monasterium to release new studio album “Church of Bones” on May 6th 2019

Krakow’s resident Doom Lords Monasterium are set to release their sophomore opus “Church of Bones” on May 6th, 2019, via Nine Records.

Expect nothing less than superb traditional doom metal that rumbles and burns, whilst crushing all under the weight of the band’s mighty riffs!

Check out the new lyric video for album closer “The Last Templar”, which features guest vocals from Forsaken’s Leo Stivala.

Tracklist:
1. Church of Bones