CD review CANDLEMASS ‘The Pendulum’

Genre-defining Candlemass used the dark season of the year to work on new material, songs they will release end of March under the banner of 'The Pendulum'. The six tracks comprising EP comes through Napalm Records and show again why the band belongs to the spearhead of Doom Metal. Actually it's more like a 3... Continue Reading →

CD review SMOULDER ‘Dream Quest Ends’

Canadian Epic Metal outfit Smoulder was supposed to perform at Up The Hammer 2020 festival in Athens, Greece last night. Unfortunately the Corona virus led to the unfortunate situation of the festival being cancelled. Besides the dramatic effects on organizers, fans and band, metallers at least can welcome Smoulder's newest release. 'Dream Quest Ends' is... Continue Reading →

CD review MY DYING BRIDE ‘The Ghost of Orion’

‘The Ghost of Orion’ is the return of a band that belongs to the spearhead of Death- and Doom Metal. It seems like that the dark shades of the last years slowly fade away and reveal a band that finds back to their own strength. I guess there is no better way than celebrating the band’s 30th anniversary with an album like ‘The Ghost of Orion’.

Exciting news from CIRITH UNGOL

On April 24th, Cirith Ungol will release their new album, Forever Black - their first collection of all-new material in 29 years! For a preview of Forever Black, a lyric video for the first single, "Legions Arise", can be viewed at HERE. Cirith Ungol was formed in Ventura, California in the early 1970s, first appearing... Continue Reading →

CANDLEMASS announce a new EP

Swedish doom masters Candlemass announce a new EP for end of March. 'The Pendulum', so the title of the release contains a tracklist that looks like this: 1. The Pendulum2. Snakes Of Goliath3. Sub Zero4. Aftershock5. Porcelain Skull6. The Cold Room Says band mastermind Leif Edling: "The Pendulum" is about hard riffing, epic choruses and total... Continue Reading →

CD review AVATARIUM ‘The Fire I Long For’

The moment Avatarium unveiled the 'Moonhorse'-EP it was clear to metalheads that an important new player entered the fields of Rock. Since then the Swedish powerhouse is on a winning streak with three excellent longplayers being on their list of achievements. Two years after 'Hurricanes and Halos' hit the record stores it's with 'The Fire... Continue Reading →

CD review SERPENT WARNING ‘Pagan Fire’

(7/10) Five years after having premiered Finnish Doom Metal passionistas Serpent Warning return with a new longplayer. ‘Pagan Fire’ so the title of the latest proof of work, carries seven songs. Since the band had to face line-up changes in 2015/2016 work on the new album took a bit longer than expected. Finally the metal... Continue Reading →

CD review MONOLORD ‘No Comfort’

(8/10) Hurry and haste are words that don't exist in Monolord's word pool. The trio, hailing from Swedens Westcoast are celebrating Doom Metal with an essence of Stoner Rock. Monolord, that's three guys from Gothenburg with a common dedication for slo-mo Metal with an enormous riff power. Three albums have been released already before 'No... Continue Reading →

CD review DARKTHRONE ‘Old Star’

(9/10) Darkthrone, that's Fenriz and Nocturno Culto, both a well attuned duo in harsh Black Metal. Seventeen longplayer over the period o more than 30 years speak volumes and in contrary to the title of their newest release these guys are for sure no 'old stars'. As if there would be no tomorrow that duo... Continue Reading →

CD review SAINT VITUS ‘Saint Vitus’

(7/10) California-based Doom Metal veterans Saint Vitus have a new album in the starting blocks. Simply entitled 'Saint Vitus' the longplayer ends a seven years wait. Founding members Dave Chandler and Scott Ranger, together with their bandmates Henry Vasquez and Pat Bruders, that's the current line-up of the Doom legends. After having suffered from many... Continue Reading →

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