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Bongzilla signs worldwide deal with Heavy Psych Sounds and announces new album “Weedsconsin”

On the fringe of chaos, in the Year of the Pandemic, the Cannabeast has awoken: 16 years since their last record, Wisconsin Sludge Metal giants Bongzilla are back with a new full length album!

The pioneers of Weed Metal have signed a worldwide record deal with Heavy Psych Sounds, who will proudly release Bongzilla’s forthcoming, fifth studio album entitled “Weedsconsin”. The band has also announced to join the HPS Booking roster for Europe.

Dvne to release new studio album “Etemen Ænka” on March 19th 2021

On March 19th, 2021, Dvne will release their sophomore album, “Etemen Ænka”, via Metal Blade Records.

Watch the video for the new single “Sì-XIV” below.

Pre-order “Etemen Ænka”, here, in the following formats:

• digisleeve-CD
• 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
• raisin rouge marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 400 copies)

Mara signs with Wormholedeath and announces debut album “Djävulstoner”

Swedish metal outfit Mara have signed a deal with Wormholedeath for the release of their debut album “Djävulstoner” (TBA).

The band will release their first single & video for “Born to Die” on January 29th, 2021.

Mara is a unique band that deliver a sort of misty metal, fusing the sounds of misanthropy and spiritual seeking.

Check out an album teaser below.

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Conan to release new live album “Live at Freak Valley” on March 12th 2021

Heavily distorted and down-tuned sounds turn the legendary fields of the German Freak Valley Festival into madness. The undisputed masters of fantastical otherworldly sludgy doom, Conan, will cast a spell on the listener and propel them straight into the crowd, captured in dust.
 

Bokassa signs worldwide deal with Napalm Records

Napalm Records is gearing up for a raucous punk rock attack, welcoming Norwegian power trio Bokassa to its growing roster. Since releasing their ferocious debut album, 2017’s “Divide & Conquer”, the Norwegian Grammy-nominated band has gripped major attention by fusing polished punk, hardcore and metal riffage, stoner rock grooves and hooky lyricism – forming their own self-proclaimed brand of gritty stoner punk.

Wolftooth signs worldwide deal with Napalm Records and announces new album “Valhalla”

After hustling in the underground scene for the better part of three years, Richmond, Indiana-based metal outfit Wolftooth snagged the attention of Napalm Records with their multifaceted blend of classic NWOBHM and doom influences lifted by heavy stoner rock riffage.

Closing out a bleak year with something very bright, the band is pleased to announce that they’ve signed worldwide contract with the premier rock and metal label!
 

Argonauta Records to release live album “Hail to the Riff” by Iron Man on March 5th 2021

Argonauta Records has proudly announced the release of a live album by Maryland Doom Metal legends Iron Man. Originally formed in 1988, Iron Man became one of the most distinctive doom metal bands of all time, not just for paying excellent tribute to godfathers Black Sabbath but with their very own blend of heavy sounds.