The Ocean Shares a New Video for “Oligocene”, New Album Incoming

Progressive post-Metallers The Ocean will release their 8th full-length, Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic, via Metal Blade Records (CD / digital) and the band’s own Pelagic Records (vinyl). In 2018, The Ocean released Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic – the first half of a sprawling but superbly cohesive paleontology concept album. Now, the group is ready to release the eagerly-awaited concluding parts of the Phanerozoic journey. The band has released a video for the new single “Oligocene” (filmed by band members Loic Rossetti, David Ahfeldt and Robin Staps, plus edited and animated by Craig Murray) which you can watch right now!

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Intronaut Shares a Cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Run Through The Jungle”

Intronaut has shared a new digital single, “Run Through the Jungle” – a cover version of the Creedence Clearwater Revival all-time classic! Listen to the track right now!  Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Ensiferum – Thalassic – Metal Blade Records

Concentrating on a specific thematic concept for the first time, Thalassic (Metal Blade), the eighth full-length release by Finnish folk metallers Ensiferum, finds the band obsessing over – as the Greek translation suggests – the subject of things related to the sea. Continue reading

Killswitch Engage Celebrates 20 Years as a Band with its Official Timeline

Killswitch EngageAdam Dutkiewicz [guitar], Joel Stroetzel [guitar], Mike D’Antonio [bass], Justin Foley [drums], and Jesse Leach [vocals]  are celebrating 20 years as a band, and have shared an official timeline of the group. On Wednesday, June 3rd, began posting an array of pictures from their history to the band’s official Instagram feed: https://instagram.com/killswitchengage/. The band wiped its Instagram page clean and proceeded to share one image per year per day, starting with 1999 and going through 2019. It was a mere hint of what was to come. Continue reading

Behemoth Shares New Single and Video – “A Forest” ft Niklas Kvarforth of Shining

Behemoth will release a new EP, A Forest, on May 29th via Metal Blade Records. The EP’s title track is a cover of The Cure track, and it features a guest appearance by Shining frontman Niklas Kvarforth. The A Forest EP also includes a live version of the title track as well as two previously unreleased BEHEMOTH songs recorded during the I Loved You At Your  Darkest album sessions. Watch the video now!  Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: The Black Dahlia Murder – Verminous

Taking their name from the brutal unsolved 1947 murder of Elizabeth Short, appropriately monikered Michigan death metallers The Black Dahlia Murder unleash a slightly different kind of visceral hell on Verminous (Metal Blade), their ninth full-length studio album. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Igorrr – Spirituality and Distortion – Metal Blade

Igorrr is the brainchild of the French musical genius, Gautier Serre and he made it to destroy the limitations of music. Originally a solo project, Serre dug into a variety of contrasting genres to proclaim palatable pieces of art that shouldn’t work, but do. In 2017, he broke barriers when the project gained more members and they released Savage Sinusoid (Metal Blade Records). Now, this bizarre band is back with the full-length album, Spirituality and Distortion (Metal Blade Records) where Serre and the other players are embellishing on the already oddball invention that is Igorrr. Continue reading

King Diamond Shares Visualizer for “Halloween”, New LP and CD of “Fatal Portrait” Incoming

King Diamond will see the re-release of his classic album Fatal Portrait on April 24th via Metal Blade Records! The band has shared a visualizer for the track ‘Halloween’, which you can see below. Recently setback by a hernia surgery that caused him to pull out of tour dates in Mexico last month before the coronavirus pandemic took hold, King Diamond is recovering and continues to work towards a new album, due for release later in 2020. Pre-orders are live for Fatal Portrait CDs and LPs, so watch the video and get yours! Continue reading

King Diamond Shares Visualizer for “The Family Ghost”, New LP and CD of “Abigail” Incoming

King Diamond will see the release of his classic album Abigail on April 24th via Metal Blade Records! The band has shared a visualizer for the track ‘The Family Ghost’, which you can see below. King Diamond performed all of Abigail on tour in 2016 and 2017, which made up the DVD King Diamond Abigail Live. Pre-orders are live for the new LP and CD. Recently setback by a hernia surgery that caused him to pull out of tour dates in Mexico last month before the coronavirus pandemic took hold, King Diamond is recovering and continues to work towards a new album, The Institute, due for release later in 2020. Continue reading