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Apocalyptica

Hi Eicca. How did you come up with the name Apocalyptica initially?
 
E: Well, when we started out, we didn’t think we’ll last long, we thought we’d do a couple of gigs, maybe sell a thousand albums and quietly go away, so we didn’t really have a name. It was the record label guy that suggested it, after we said, we wanted something like Metallica – ICA… that sounded like big and bold. Apocalypse seemed like a good idea.
 
 

Liturgy and Hunter Hunt-Hendrix to release two new albums in 2020

2020 will see the release of two separate full-lengths from New York’s Liturgy and Hunter Hunt-Hendrix - one being a new Liturgy studio album titled “HAQQ”, featuring the previously released monumental single “God of Love”, which Tiny Mix Tapes praised, stating: “Between its rhapsodic strings, cascading harp, and thunderous wall of drums, this new track sees the band finding yet another new paradigm in their legacy of avant-garde metal,” while Brooklyn Vegan noted: “it’s an eight-minute track that works an orche

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Canadian-based melodic death metal act Uriel are glad to announce that they have signed a deal with WormHoleDeath for the release of their album “Multiverse”, that will be out on October 25th, 2019, via Wormholedeath / Goodfellas.

Check out the lyric video for the first single “Insight” below.

Tracklist:
01. Long Way Home
02. Multiverse
03. Mysterious Dancer
04. A Thousand Burdens
05. Follow You
06. Blood Forest
07. Insight

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The recording of “Cell-0” followed a four-year break between albums that gave the band - Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso, Paavo Lotjonen, and Mikko Siren, all of whom are classically-trained musicians - a fresh perspective and affected the way they approached the new music.

Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier to release new studio album “Corpse Flower” on September 13th 2019

Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mondo Cane) and renowned French composer Jean-Claude Vannier, who is perhaps best known for his work with Serge Gainsbourg, will release “Corpse Flower”, a 12-song album, on September 13th, 2019, via Ipecac Recordings. The album features the song “On Top of the World”. Listen to the new track below.