ALBUM REVIEW: Nile – Vile Nilotic Rites

When bands replace key members of personnel, it can take some time for the new line-up to settle. First albums back can be cagey affairs as confidence and momentum are often exchanged for uncertainty and caution. However, what becomes clear almost immediately with Vile Nilotic Rites (Nuclear Blast Records), the latest offering from US Death Metallers and aficionados of ancient Egypt, Nile, is that no such problems exist here. Continue reading

GUEST POST: Marius Sjøli of Fauna Timbre – Top Albums Of 2018

As we now countdown to the final few sleeps of 2019, it’s time to share more of these End of Year lists from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. Norwegian dark doom band Fauna Timbre released their excellent new EP, Altering Echoes recently via Red Orchard Records. Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Marius Sjøli has shared his eclectic and thoughtful Top 10 albums of 2018. Continue reading

Days of Darkness Festival Adds Bell Witch, Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin, John Haughm And More

 

Brought to you by the minds behind Maryland Deathfest, Days of Darkness Festival have added more names to the bill Bell Witch, Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin, John Haughm (ex-Agalloch), Heavy Temple, Ecstatic Vision and more have been added to the already killer bill. They have one more major announcement, coming up soon. Full lineup so far and ticket links below.
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Roadburn Festival Kicks Off Today, John Baizley Of Baroness Curates The Weekend

 

The Roadburn Festival, the world première event for all things heavy, diverse, avant-garde, and underground begins today in Tilburg, NL  at various venues, under the watchful eye of founder Walter Hoeijmakers. John Dyer Baizley of Baroness curates this years’ fest and performs with his band as well. The fest is nearly a sellout with some limited tickets available for Sunday. Full details below. Continue reading

Roadburn Adds Pallbearer, Rome, Drow Elixir, Caïna, Naðra, Day Tickets On Sale This Week

With day tickets on sale later this week, Roadburn Festival has added new acts such as Pallbearer, Rome, Wolves In The Throne Room side project Drow Elixir, Caïna, and Naðra. Continue reading