Swallow The Sun to release new studio album “When a Shadow is Forced into the Light” on January 25th 2019

Finnish melancholy death-doom metal masters Swallow The Sun will release their new album “When a Shadow is Forced into the Light” on January 25th, 2019, through Century Media Records.

Only one month earlier, on December 21st, they will release a standalone 14-minutes epic single track called “Lumina Aurea”, both digitally and as 12" EP vinyl version.

Bloodbath to release new studio album “The Arrow of Satan is Drawn” on October 26th 2018

Like all gore-drenched sequels, demonic death metal supergroup, Bloodbath’s fifth slice of morbid savagery comes even darker, nastier and sicker than before.

It’s been four years since “Grand Morbid Funeral”, and Stockholm’s shadiest death cult – with members drawn from metal luminaries Paradise Lost, Katatonia, Opeth and Craft - return with a new slab of old-school, HM-2 driven blackness: “The Arrow of Satan is Drawn”.

A Pale Horse Named Death announces Spring 2019 European & UK Tour

A Pale Horse Named Death will head on a European tour in March/April 2019 to promote their new album.

After re-signing with SPV, new music is expected to be released in Fall 2018 via the record companies Long Branch Records imprint.

The band led by founding Type O Negative and Life of Agony member Sal Abruscato released their debut “And Hell Will Follow Me” in 2011 and firmly implanted their roots in the metal scene with the sophomore album “Lay My Soul to Waste” in 2013. Both albums have been selected as part of the Revolver Magazine Top 20 Albums of the Year list in the year of its release.

Beyond Forgiveness signs with Sliptrick Records

Sliptrick Records are happy to announce that symphonic metallers Beyond Forgiveness have joined their roster.

Beyond Forgiveness is a Symphonic Metal band from Colorado Springs, US. Reformed in 2014, the group is on a focused quest to embody the full meaning of the label “symphonic”, through the composition of lush classical orchestras, choirs, and operatic vocals colliding with heavy and aggressive metal.

On Thorns I Lay to release new studio album “Aegean Sorrow” on March 12th 2018

Aegean Sorrow”, the impending new full-length from Greek death/doom veterans On Thorns I Lay will be released on March 12th, 2018, via Alone Records on CD and digital formats and on vinyl via The Vinyl Division. Pre-orders to be announced in the coming weeks.

“Aegean Sorrow” was captured at Devasoundz Studios by Fotis Benardo (Rotting Christ, Septic Flesh etc.) and mixed and mastered at Unisound AB Studio by Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath, Pan.Thy.Monium, Incision etc.).

Paradise Lost - Medusa

Paradise Lost was probably the head of the triumvirate of Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride and Anathema, three of the strongest doom/death metal bands that came out of Britain in the 90s single-handedly signaling the shift in musical opinion as far as metal is concerned in the British Isles. By far the most successful of the bunch, Paradise Lost did really make a mark on the metal scene and was touted to become the next big thing in the mid-90s, with albums like “Icon” and “Draconian Times” becoming firm fan favorites. Their “Draconian Times” gig was actually the second gig I ever attended after Accept’s 94 Athenian stint, so count me impressed and a rather old timer.

Paradise Lost to release new studio album “Medusa” on September 1st 2017

Paradise Lost's new studio album “Medusa” will be released on September 1st, 2017, via Nuclear Blast. With this 15th full-length release, the legends are returning to their early beginnings, delivering their heaviest record of the past 15 years, melding crushing doom metal with Nick Holmes’ harsh death growls and raw organic sounds, heralding a new era of pure Northern misery.

The artwork was created by Branca Studio and shows the infamous Gorgone Medusa from Greek mythology, carrying venomous snakes as hair and turning anyone into stone who would dare to look into her eyes.

Guitarist Greg Mackintosh contemplates about the artwork:

Paradise Lost announces Fall 2017 European Tour

Before unveiling more details on their upcoming new album “Medusa”, British cult metallers Paradise Lost announce a big European Tour this Fall!

Between September and November, the band will stop in 14 different countries, to duly celebrate the release of their 15th full-length album, marking a return to their roots with crushing doom elements and Nick Holmes' unique growls.

For their extensive European journey, Paradise Lost will bring their label mates and US doomsters Pallbearer, as well as Sinistro from Portugal. To drown in beautiful sorrow, visit the tour on one of the following dates.