PODCAST: Episode 130: Mikael Stanne of Dark Tranquillity on Moment

We caught up with Mikael Stanne of Melodic Death Metal legends Dark Tranquillity. The bands’ new album Moment is out now via Century Media Records. We talked to Mikael all about the new album, changes in the band with Niklas Sundin taking a step back from the band and adding Christopher Amott (ex-Arch Enemy) and Johan Reinholdz (Nonexist) to the band, changes in the music industry over time, the incredible artwork of Moment, created by Sudin, and much more. Interview by Keefy. Purchase and stream the album here https://darktranquillity.lnk.to/MomentID, and check out our chat. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Dark Tranquillity – Moment

Melodic Death Metal pioneers, Dark Tranquillity, release their twelfth studio album Moment (Century Media Records). The twelve-song album began recording shortly after founding member Niklas Sundin announced his departure from the band (Editor’s note: although he is still involved with the band behind the scenes) on their social media platforms, after touring members, Christopher Amott (ex-Arch Enemy) and Johan Reinholdz (Andromeda) formally joined Mikael Stanne, Anders Jivarp, Martin Brändström, and Anders Iwers as part of the official dT lineup. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Spirit Adrift – Enlightened In Eternity

Spirit Adrift could’ve followed the more accessible bent of 2019’s Divided In Darkness with more of the same but chose to mix things up to an even greater degree with their fourth full-length album. The tug o’ war between Doom and Traditional Metal that has defined their style has turned in the latter’s favor with more songs taking on upbeat tempos. The lyrics have also undergone a noticeable attitude adjustment with a decidedly optimistic outlook and an emphasis on metaphysical galactic imagery. There are enough common denominators to help Enlightened In Eternity (20 Buck Spin/Century Media) fit in with their established trajectory, but it may be their most drastic sound shift thus far.

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Spirit Adrift Drops New Single “Screaming From Beyond”

Stoner Doom and Heavy Metal leaders Spirit Adrift have shared a new single and music video, “Screaming From Beyond”, the second single from their upcoming Enlightened In Eternity, due this fall via 20 Buck Spin in North America (on Century Media in the rest of the world). Preorder directly from 20 Buck Spin and on Bandcamp. Watch the clip right now Continue reading

Devin Townsend Shares Episode Ten of His Podcast – “Ziltoid The Omniscient”

Devin Townsend who launched his own podcast series during the pandemic has released its tenth episode. Check out Episode #10, featuring Devy’s take on “Ziltoid The Omniscient” Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Napalm Death – Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism

Napalm Death choosing to drop Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism (Century Media) is the definition of perfect timing. For those not keeping score at home, the current leader of the free world is an ass-clown who smears his face daily with greasy self-tanner and fancies white supremacists and McDonald’s food. Oh, and there’s a bit of a global pandemic that has paused the world and crippled economies.

It isn’t looking too good out there, folks.

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Devin Townsend Shares Episode Nine of His Podcast – “The New Black” by Strapping Young Lad

Devin Townsend who launched his own podcast series during the pandemic has released the ninth episode. Check out Episode #9, featuring Devy’s take on The New Black by Strapping Young Lad! Continue reading

Lacuna Coil’s “Black Anima: Live from the Apocalypse LiveStream” Concert Taking Place Today

Lacuna Coil is airing their exclusive “Black Anima: Live from the Apocalypse LiveStream”   on September 11th at 3PM ET via A-Live. The band is performing their new album “Black Anima” in full for the first time at Alcatraz Club, which will include songs never performed live, rare footage of backstage and BTS moments, and a spectacle that will match or even outdo “The 119 Show’ tour. The long-running Milan-based Gothic Heavy metal band released Black Anima via Century Media on October 11th, 2019. 

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Devin Townsend Shares Episode Eight of his Podcast – Synchestra, The Hummer, Devlab

Devin Townsend who launched his own podcast series during the pandemic has released the seventh episode. Check out Episode #8, featuring Devy’s take on his solo works such as  Synchestra, The Hummer, and Devlab. Continue reading