funeral doom metal

Barren Altar to release debut full-length album “Entrenched in the Faults of the Earth” on June 12th 2018

Bay Area blackened funeral doom collective Barren Altar will release their debut full-length next month.

Titled “Entrenched in the Faults of the Earth”, the morose offering was captured in the summer of 2017 with Greg Wilkinson (Graves At Sea, Necrot, Vastum) at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California and delivers five tracks of sonic desolation.

Of the record's overall theme, the band offers: “It's a metaphysical plea for the voluntary end of all human life, pressed to plastic, and added to the ever-growing dumpster fire that is the modern world”.

Haunted to release new studio album “Dayburner” on June 8th 2018

The international doom promises Haunted finally announce details of the new high anticipated album.

The record, entitled “Dayburner”, will be released on June 8th, 2018, via Twin Earth Records.

The new chapter has been recorded by Carlo Longo at NuevArte Studio in Catania and mastered by the renowned producer Brad Boatright (Sleep, COC, Yob, Obituary, among others) at Audiosiege Engineering in Portland, Oregon.

Fister to release new studio album “No Spirit Within” on April 17th 2018

Missouri-based doom merchants Fister will unleash the earth-rupturing fruits of their “No Spirit Within” full-length this Spring via Listenable Records.

Manifesting a sound so poisonous, polluted, and nihilistic that “sludge”, “doom”, “funeral” and “death” are the only words close to suitable in description, the Midwestern outfit are overpowering and relentless at a city-leveling volume like a Sisyphean artillery brigade cursed to push two hundred tons of speaker cabinets uphill forever.

Eye Of Solitude and Marche Funèbre to release split album on February 22nd 2018

Eye Of Solitude and Marche Funèbre, who previously announced their joint “March of Solitude” North American tour this March, have also partnered for a two-song, 30-minute split, arriving on February 22nd, 2018, via Hynoptic Dirge/Cimmerian Shades Recordings.

01. Collapse (Eye Of Solitude)
02. Darkness (Marche Funèbre)

Pre-orders are available now via Hynoptic Dirge Records here and Cimmerian Shade Recordings here.

Usnea announces March 2018 West Coast Tour

Portland doom quartet Usnea announce the 2018 Spring of Futility West Coast Tour.

The band will tour in support of their recent full-length album “Portals Into Futility”.

The tour commences March 23 in their hometown and ends March 31 in Chico, CA with directed support by Seattle’s UN. A full tour date schedule and support bands are listed below.

West Coast Tour Dates 2018:
3/23/2018 Twilight Bar – Portland, OR w/ Sól, Hot Victory
3/24/2018 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA w/ Body Void, Swamp Witch, CHRCH
3/25/2018 Hi-Hat – Los Angeles, CA w/ SKYEATER, Pendulous

Eye Of Solitude announces March 2018 co-headline North American Tour with Marche Funèbre

Eye Of Solitude and Marche Funèbre join forces for the “March of Solitude” tour, trekking through Western North America this March.

The pairing of the European doom outfits, Eye Of Solitude is from the UK, while Marche Funèbre hails from Belgium, brings two of the continent's most exciting underground doom artists together.

Eye Of Solitude stated:

Bell Witch announces Fall/Winter 2017 US Tour

Seattle doom metal duo, Bell Witch, will join French doom metalists/labelmates Monarch! for a stretch of US live dates this December. The tour will commence on December 1st and run through December 7th with additional performances to be announced in the coming days. The tour follows Bell Witch’s previously announced North American tour with Denver doom troupe Primitive Man from October 25th to November 17th. See all confirmed dates below.

Hell - Hell

Not to be confused with the British resurrected NWOBHM heroes, this Oregon one man band (sometimes aided by a drummer) is the brainchild of one M.S.W. (no real name given) of Salem, Oregon. Think particularly lo-fi sludgy drone-doom, with abysmal primal screams that peak over monotonous and heavy as fuck riffing as vocals. It’s almost as extreme as you can go, but still has a few tinges of melody here and there and still manages to sound more chthonic that malevolent than a lot of “Norwegian” true black metal.

Hooded Menace announces new bassist Antti Poutanen and new drummer Otso Ukkonen

Hooded Menace are announcing changes in their line-up in advance of their next studio album, which will be released via Season of Mist early in 2018.

Bassist Markus Makkonen will now be fully replaced by Antti Poutanen from Church Of The Dead and Devenial Verdict.

Furthermore Krypts drummer Otso Ukkonen takes over from Pekka Koskelo, who has already recorded all tracks for the forthcoming full-length.