The latest Vreid record is an homage to the classic black metal sound the members helped create way back in the days of Windir while simultaneously experimenting with bold new soundscapes and storytelling. Wild North West (Season of Mist) is a pounding cataclysm of power and fury, yet it does so with a style and panache in a way that only these Norwegian black metal stalwarts could deliver. They offer a fresh take on the traditional black metal tropes while cutting the growls and blast beats with a melody that keeps your head banging and your mind racing, like on the hypnotic “Dazed and Reduced” and the ominous tone-setting title track.
Icelandic post-Metal legends Sólstafir have won the award for ‘Best Rock Album of 2020’ at the Icelandic Music Awards with their 2020 album Endless Twilight of Codependent Love (review here), out now via Season of Mist. The Icelandic Music Awards (Íslensku Tónlistarverðlaunin) can be seen as the Icelandic version of the Grammys. Find more information below. The band recently announced a 2022 co-headline tour with Katatonia, sure to be one of the best tours in the near future.
Daughters of Darkness is the result of a twelve-year labor of love from Jeremy Saffer, one of the most iconic concert and celebrity photographers of our time. His lifelong love of Metal and all its sub-genres, specifically Black Metal as well as his mastery of lighting, have transformed a powerful collection of fine art female nudes in corpse paint into a coffee table book work of art in his first-ever coffee table book, Daughters of Darkness (Rare Bird Books).
Post-Metal leaders Cult of Luna has announced a new EP, The Raging River via Red Creek (http://www.red-crk.com) – the band’s newly created record label, which will be physically distributed by Metal Blade Records (in North America) and Season of Mist (in Europe). The EP features a guest appearance by Mark Lanegan (solo, Mad Season, Screaming Trees). New music coming soon. Pre-orders are live at the link below.
Dutch Symphonic Blackened Metallers Carach Angren has shared a new music video, the positively amazing “Franckensteina Srataemontanus.” The track is the title track from their recent new album, out now via Season of Mist. The album trellis the story of the vicious and troubled Conrad Dippel, the real-life inspiration of Mary Shelly’s original horror classic novel Frankenstein. Watch the video, Directed by Zoran Bihac, right now and purchase and stream the album at the link below.
For the most part, Solstafir’s seventh full-length album follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, 2017’s Berdreyminn (Season of Mist). The songwriting still largely favors the band’s subdued side with influences ranging from Post Punk, Prog Rock, and Ambient greatly informing the Post Metal whole. Tracks like ‘Rokkur’ and ‘Her Fall From Grace’ are heavy on atmosphere with extensive space to breathe and ‘Or’ throws a curveball with its almost Jazz-tinged rhythms.
Incredible Icelandic Heavy Rockers Sólstafir will release their new album, Endless Twilight of Codependent Love this week, on November 6th, from Season of Mist. The band has just streamed the full album now on their YouTube channel and you should check out this album early, easily one of the Album of the Year candidates we have been digging on.
Last week Icelandic metal masters Sólstafir announced their next album, Endless Twilight of Codependent Love, due out on November 6th, 2020, via Season of Mist. The band just dropped their first single, “Akkeri” along with a visualizer, you can check out now. Continue reading →
South African post-Black outfit Constellatia arrived just two short years ago, and already last year’s debut album The Language of Limbs (Season of Mist) has earned a power-label reissue. A blast of atmospheric harshness and aching melody with a touch of doomed romance, its four tracks are a paean to the outer edges of Emotion.Continue reading →
Blackened horror metal act Carach Angren act has shared a new lyric video for their new single ‘Operation Compass’. The track comes from their upcoming album Franckensteina Strataemontanus due for release on June 26th, 2020 via Season of Mist. The narrative of the album follows the gruesome story of the troubled soul ‘Conrad Dippel’; the inspiration of Mary Shelly’s novel ‘Frankenstein’. Ghost Cult ran a special new album preview last month. Watch ‘Operation Compass’ now!