ARMORED SAINT launch a new video

A few weeks ago Armored Saint announced a new album. 'Punching the Sky' is the title of their eighth longplayer, featuring eleven new songs. 1. Standing on the Shoulders of Giants2. End of the Attention Span3. Bubble4. My Jurisdiction5. Do Wrong to None6. Lone Wolf7. Missile to Gun8. Fly in the Ointment9. Bark, No Bite10.... Continue Reading →

SIX FEET UNDER and ‘Zodiac’

Splatter masters Six Feet Under announce a new album with a release date on October 2nd. 'Nightmares of the Decomposed' will feature a twelve song tracklist. 'Zodiac' is a part of it and the songs is already launched as a lyric video which you can find HERE. Tracklist: AmputatorZodiacThe RottingDeath Will FollowMigraineThe NooseBlood of the... Continue Reading →

CD review CULT OF LILITH ‘Mara’

Cult Of Lilith is a band, hailing from Island and being anchored in Death Metal. The smaller island in the North delivers a relatively big number of excellent bands and the quintet is a rather new Death Metal volcano. Having had a starting point in 2015, a first EP called 'Arkanum' unfold as a self-release... Continue Reading →

FATES WARNING reveal album details and a new song

Legendary Fates Warning unveil the release date for their upcoming longplayer 'Long Day Good Night'. On November 6th the album will be available in the record stores in various formats. "The styles of music we've written distinguish this record from the rest of our catalogue," states vocalist Ray Alder. "There are some songs with electronics and some... Continue Reading →

New ARMORED SAINT album in October

On October 23rd, Armored Saint will release their eighth full-length, 'Punching The Sky', via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of the album, a video for the new single, 'End of the Attention Span' (directed by Robert Graves). Bassist Joey Vera comments: "We've teamed up with video director Robert Graves for our first single,... Continue Reading →

CULT OF LILITH and the upcoming album ‘Mara’

On September 4th, Iceland's Cult Of Lilith will release their debut full-length, Mara, via Metal Blade Records. A frantic collision of death metal, prog, complex classical structures and more, Mara is a restless, constantly shifting collection that is as imaginative as it is compulsive. Founded in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2015 by guitarist Daniel Þór Hannesson... Continue Reading →

CD review ENSIFERUM ‘Thalassic’

If you visit Markus' Heavy Music Blog more frequently, you know that Folk/Viking Metal is not my particular area of expertise. But there are exceptions and among them are certainly Ensiferum from Finland. Since 1995 the quintet has been one of the protagonists of a style that combines Death Metal, Folk Metal and Viking Metal... Continue Reading →

CD review FALCONER ‘From a Dying Ember’

Falconer originated from Mithotyn, a band that disbanded in 1999 and it was Stefan Weinerhall who founded Falconer with songs that were originally intended to be for used in a solo project. Falconer released a self-titled debut in 2001 and after numerous other records the ninth album will follow this summer. 'From a Dying Ember',... Continue Reading →

ENSIFERUM reveal album details and launch a lyric video

On July 10th, Ensiferum will release their new album, 'Thalassic', via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of 'Thalassic', a lyric video for the first single, "Rum, Women, Victory", can be viewed HERE: https://youtu.be/wRhD39LI800 The biggest difference separating 'Thalassic' from the rest of Ensiferum's catalogue comes from the fact that it's the first of their albums to be built around a theme. "The... Continue Reading →

CD review CIRITH UNGOL ‘Forever Black’

Cirith Ungol's return ends after glorious 40 minutes with the last tones of 'Forever Black', the title track. I was lucky that I could witness the Cirith Ungol's live show at Rock Hard festival in 2018 and at the time I couldn't imagine, holding a new record in hands. But sometimes dreams turn into reality. Fans of the band and Epic Metal in general will love this album and I can highly recommend it. The underground pioneers and inventors of Epic Metal are back, hopefully for many more years.

WHITECHAPEL goes acoustic

On April 14th, Whitechapel launched a new digital single for the acoustic version of 'Hickory Creek'. The studio version of the track originally appeared on the critically acclaimed album, 'The Valley', released last year via Metal Blade Records. Vocalist Phil Bozeman comments: "If any song could have an acoustic version, it would be 'Hickory Creek'. This was enjoyable on... Continue Reading →

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