melodic black metal

Evil Scarecrow part ways with guitarist Brother Pain and keyboardist Princess Luxury

Evil Scarecrow has parted ways with Brother Dimitri Pain (guitars) and Princess Luxury (keyboards).

The band stated:
“We are living in strange times and perhaps that is true more so than anywhere else at the ‘Crow’s nest. Evil Scarecrow have some big news to announce. Is it more important than the latest update about COVID-19, perhaps not, but it is pretty damn important to us.

Hail Spirit Noir to release new studio album “Eden in Reverse” on June 19th 2020

Greek psychedelic prog metal band and Agonia Records recent signees, Hail Spirit Noir, announce details surrounding their forth studio album, follow up to “Mayhem in Blue” from 2016.

Titled “Eden in Reverse”, the new album is set to be released on June 19th, 2020, via Agonia Records. Watch a trailer for “Eden in Reverse” below.

Sojourner to release new studio album “Premonitions” on May 8th 2020

An inflammation of harsh soundscapes exploding in a striking symbiosis of deep growls and clean female vocals: Sojourner’s new album, “Premonitions”, to be released on May 8th, 2020, via Napalm Records, rises like an upcoming vortex that leaves the violent, yet undeniably beautiful stylistic evolution of their sound in an exceptional fusion of folk and atmospheric black metal.

Forgotten Tomb to release new studio album “Nihilistic Estrangement” on May 8th 2020

Italian black/doom metal band Forgotten Tomb will release a new studio album titled “Nihilistic Estrangement” on May 8th, 2020, via Agonia Records.

This will be the band’s tenth full-length album and follow up to “We Owe You Nothing” from three years ago. 

The album’s cover artwork is a painting, specifically drawn for this release by artist Paolo Girardi (Power Trip, Bell Witch, Inquisition). It complements the misanthropic and introvert nature of music and lyrics alike. 

Cradle Of Filth announce the departure of keyboardist Lindsay Schoolcraft

It is with a very heavy leaden heart that Cradle Of Filth must announce the mutual departure of keyboardist Lindsay Schoolcraft from amidst the band’s ranks. 

Lindsay has been with the band for the last 7 years and in that time has been privy to a massive resurgence both on record and live, with Cradle Of Filth undertaking some of the most prolific touring in the band’s 28-year history, a feat that has indelibly been both (ultimately) rewarding and understandably exhausting at the same time.

Acherontas to release new studio album “Psychic Death - The Shattering of Perceptions” on April 24th 2020

Greek occult black metallers with retro rock influencees, Acherontas, reveal details surrounding their eighth studio album “Psychic Death - The Shattering of Perceptions”. 

The album is slated for an April 24th, 2020, release via Agonia Records.

Check out an album trailer below.

Aodon to release new studio album “11069” on March 27th 2020

French post-black metal trio Aodon have signed with Willowtip Records and will release their sophomore album “11069” on March 27th, 2020.

The album will be available on CD digipak, vinyl LP, and digital formats.

Check out new single “Les Rayons” below.

Multi-instrumentalist/composer M-kha has taken Aodon to new heights with “11069”.The follow-up to 2016 debut album “Sharphood” is the full realization of the Aodon sound: Dark, Atmospheric, and Extreme!