Time is flying these days and many moments pass by everyday, some with impact. I had this thought when thinking about the fact of Dark Tranquillity's latest album 'Atoma' celebrating already its forth birthday. After extensive touring, Dark Tranquillity started work on their next album, 'Moment', which be available at the shops this November. And... Continue Reading →
Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Wales are an important place for The Damned. It was the home for the band while working on the important 'The Black Album' which was released in 1980. 'The Black Album' was a shift from the early punk rock days towards a more atmospheric sound. The Damned's sound became darker and... Continue Reading →
The 69 Eyes released their apocalyptically titled new album ’West End’ last fall and started their all year lasting 30th anniversary world tour. Next week, on Friday June 26th, they will be celebrating their three decades by streaming a live show from Helsinki, at 19:00 (BST) and today, they reveal a new video for the song 'Change'.... Continue Reading →
‚Obsidian‘ is the impressive new album. Paradise Lost took all the strong moments of the different eras of the band and merged them in a great fashion. ‚Obsidian‘ is a very dense, dark, melancholic and heavy album. At the same time it carries a stronger gothic spirit and comprises of hooks that are irresistible. 2020 is already rich when it comes to great records and Paradise Lost adds another candidate for becoming 'album of the year‘ to the mix. It‘s your own fault if you miss this record.
'Monarchy of Shadows' is the return of a band that went through some rougher times. Renewed and with full enthusiasm the quartet delivers a first prove of work, a promising one when it comes to the future. Black Metal continues to have a homebase in Brooklyn.
'The Harrowing of Hearts' as a Black Metal album that stresses genre boundaries by adding elements to the mix that enrich music and expression. This release could be interesting for fans too that usually don't care much about Black Metal.
'Gothic Metal', that according to the label info the genre The Dead Old Tree fits best. That might be right but this release is so more than solely Gothic Metal. 'The End' is a record that includes many shades and influences. Great melodies, Dark Rock, progressive structures and some extreme Metal trademarks, all units on... Continue Reading →
Portuguese Dark Metal outfit Moonspell will re-issue their 'Sin/Pecado' album, originally released in 1998. At the time, the longplayer was an adjustment of Moonspell's thematic direction, moving from wolves and vampires to a more darkwave mood, driven by political and social issues. In this sense it's a milestone album for the band and on December... Continue Reading →
Tribulation seems to be a rather new band but has actually roots that go back to 2004. The break-through though came a few years ago with their third album 'The Children of the Night', followed by the excellent 'Down Below' release. Nearly a year ago today, on December 8th, 2018, Tribulation performed a special show... Continue Reading →
In the meantime A Pale Horse Named Death is a constant factor in the fields of Goth Metal. The band is the brainchild of Life Of Agony drummer Sal Abruscato. He puts the drums ticks aside for A Pale Horse Named Death and instead picks up the mic and the guitar pick. Together with his... Continue Reading →
Right before embarking on a 18 shows comprising tour A Pale Horse Named Death unveils with 'Uncovered' a new 7". The release feature with 'One' a Three Dog Night cover. Furthermore The Cure's 'Prayers For the Rain' has been redone too and release date is October 11th. And in case you missed the tour dates,... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Canadian musician Lindsay Schoolcraft is known by many of you as being the keyboarder of UK metallers Cradle Of Filth. Next to her contribution the Cradle Of Filth, Schoolcraft also teamed-up with former Evanescence drummer Rocky Gray, both working on Schoolcraft’s solo debut. The outcome of this cooperation is entitled ‘Maryr’, an album that... Continue Reading →
(7/10) Sterling Serpent is a band with roots that go back to the year 2015. Members of King Dude, Bell Witch, Serpent and Terminal Fuzz Terror started the outfit that has with this elf-titled EP a first recording ready to be shipped to the record stores. The band, hailing from Seattle, Washington, recorded four tracks,... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Chaos leads to creativity and it’s both being the driving force of Lacrimas Profundere, a band the never stood still. The guys started in 1993 with some Death Doom Metal before moving their sound towards Gothic. They weren’t the only band that followed such an approach, but they are a band that sticked to... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Nobody expected this album to be an easy one and it's for sure a longplayer that's demands listener's attention. 'GastiR - Ghosts Invited' is the highly anticipated debut of Gaahls WYRD, fronted by one of the pioneers of Norwegian Black Metal. Gaahl started with his first band Trelldom many years ago and name recognition... Continue Reading →