Sólstafir's music reflects the coolness of an Icelandic glacier and the flaming heart of a volcano, manifested on seven releases of which 'Endless Twilight of Codependent Love' is the newest one. The Reykjavik-based quartet started their music endeavor in 1995 and it took a while until a debut album could be spotted in the record... Continue Reading →
To call AUÐN the Sólstafir of black metal is a bit too far-fetched. Nevertheless, certain parallels cannot be denied. But let's take it one after the other. AUÐN are based in Iceland and they have dedicated themselves to atmospheric black metal. Their music, and this is certainly a parallel to Sólstafir, seems to be very... Continue Reading →
Not being shy of a catchy melody, Swedish black metal merchants Mörk Gryning finished work on their new studio album, entitled 'Hinsides Vrede'. The band started back in 1993 and can be looked at as being veterans when it comes to Swedish black metal. The debut album was unleashed in 1995 and up to date... Continue Reading →
One thing right away, Molassess isn't The Devil's Blood 2.0 although involved musicians could lead to a different conclusion. Farida Lemouchi, Ron van Herpen and Oeds Beydals have been all part of The Devil's Blood and searching for comparisons between the bands could be natural thing. However, already the concert at Roadburn 2019 showed the... Continue Reading →
Releasing an album like 'Ellengæst' shows a perfect sense for timing. Sunrays and upcoming colors of spring would take a away intensity from a longplayer that is wrapped in shades of grey. After singer Daniel Änghede left, Justin Greaves had to close the gap and there are two ways to do that. Either you integrate... Continue Reading →
Icelandic post-rock outfit Sólstafir is preparing the last details for the release of their upcoming album 'Endless Twilight of Codepending Love', scheduled for for November 6th. One of the songs on the album is 'Her Fall From Grace', which the band now release as single and it can be watched here: https://youtu.be/NkZH0sCWGK8 Vocalist Aðalbjörn Tryggvason... Continue Reading →
The foundation for Venomous Concept was created in 2004 when Kevin Sharp and Shane Embury decided to start the band together. After having had a complete line-up in place, with Danny Herrera (d) and Buzz Osborne (g), the quartet started rather quickly to work on songs that ended up on the debut ‘Retroactive Abortion’, which... Continue Reading →
'Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX' is a release fans of Septicflesh will appreciate and if you are lacking a certain vibe of live shows, it might be a bit of a cure too. And last but not least, it's the enthusiastic Mexican Metal audience that shows why nothing can compensate for not existing live shows.
After Portuguese Gaerea premiered in 2018 with 'Unsetting Whipsers' the band received a lot of positive feedback, which has been the springboard for the quintet to further evolve. What certainly helped guys from Oporto was inking a deal with Season Of Mist. With the support of the new label the guys started to work on... Continue Reading →
The music of enigmatic world music outfit Heilung is featured in the brand new season of 'Vikings'. Episode 10 of Season 6 features multiple fragments of the tracks 'Fylgija Ear', 'Hamrer Hippyer' and 'Alfadhirhaiti'. A snippet of the music use in one of the 'Rus Army' scenes can be found HERE. Heilung comment on the collaboration: "We are honoured to... Continue Reading →
Greek symphonic death metal masters Septicflesh are now announcing a live streaming event for the 'Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX' dvd in advance of the release date! The online event will take place on June 27th, 2020 at 21:00 CET. Tickets can now be purchased HERE and are valid for 12 hours. The full concert was taped in February... Continue Reading →
Greek symphonic death metal masters Septicflesh are now announcing the release of the 'Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX' show on Blu-ray DVD! The full concert was taped in February 2019, during a sold out show at the 'Metropolitan Theater' in Mexico City. The unforgettable night was the largest production of its kind at the venue, which included the... Continue Reading →
'Leaves From Yesteryear' is the successful comeback of the Norwegian sound architects. The album, actually more of an EP, combines band history and present in an entertaining and impressive way. Welcome back.
Approximately one year after 'Volume I' was unleashed the next Hyborian record waits in line. Simply entitled 'Volume II' the trio deliver an album with eight new songs of Progressive Sludge Metal. Martin Bush, Ryan Bates and Justi Rippeto combine on their newest album a lot of full-force power with some complex song structures, introduced... Continue Reading →
New times demand new and creative solution. One of these new solution is Green Carnation streaming the 'Leaves of Yesteryear' release show on May 23rd. Due to the current Coronavirus situation, all relevant parties decided to live stream the release concert, using a multiple camera production with no audience being present. Tickets for this event... Continue Reading →