Powerwolf – The Sacrament Of Sin

As the dying sun casts its orange glow over the forest, darkness begins to swiftly envelop the lofty trees. Gently at first, but soon wrapping itself around the dense woodland in a tighter, black embrace. The distant mountains, which only moments ago watched over the trees with such benevolence, now take on a different, more sinister character. Soon, the chirping of birds ceases and animals briskly return to their homes as the clouds above drift slowly apart, revealing the moon at its fullest, it’s colour a deep and vivid blood red, casting its devilish hue onto the mountaintops below. Continue reading

The Ocean Announce New Double Album, Due Later in 2018

Post-metal greats The Ocean have announced their new double album, their 8th, later this year from their own imprint Pelagic Records. Phanerozoic will come in two parts, over the next two years, and will be the follow up to 2013’s epic Pelagial. The band has stated that their recently reissued 2007 Precambrian is the reference point for the new music. Continue reading

Arch Enemy Books Additional European Tour Dates, New Album Approaches

Arch Enemy is planning for a busy fall, 2018 and beyond. On the heels of announcing their new album, Will To Power, due out on 8th September via Century Media Records, and a co-headline tour of the USA with Trivium, the band has announced additional headline tour dates in Europe for early next year. Details can be found below: Continue reading

Enslaved Begin Recording New Album, Due Out In Late 2017

 

Progressive black metal legends Enslaved have entered the studio in their home of Norway to begin writing album #14! They have entered Duper & Solslottet Studios in Bergen and plan to work throughout April. The album will then be mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios. Artwork for the album will be once again created by renowned designer and painter Truls Espedal (In Times, RIITR). More details below: Continue reading

DragonForce Prepare New Album, Book London And Chicago Open Air Gigs

 

Shredding power metal kings  DragonForce have detailed the release of their next album, Reaching Into Infinity will be released via Metal Blade Records (USA) and earMUSIC (Europe) on May 19th Continue reading

ALBUM OF THE MONTH: Kreator – Gods Of Violence

For some, January is seen as the most depressing month of the year.  And in fairness, especially here in the UK, it’s pretty easy to understand why. The Christmas and New Year festivities are already naught but a pleasant but fading memory, the bright sparkly decorations have been begrudgingly taken down and packed away in dull brown boxes, and the all too quick return to regular routine looms like an ominous black cloud overhead. Continue reading

Kreator Offers Another Behind The Scenes Video For Gods of Violence

German thrash masters Kreator have offered another behind the scenes video for their upcoming new album Gods Of Violence, releasing on January 26th via Nuclear Blast. Hear frontman Mille Petrozza talk about the working with producer Jens Bogren, the featured guests and the album’s production below: Continue reading