Psycho Las Vegas 2020 Canceled, Festival Set to Return in 2021

Psycho Swim, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 8/15/19

Psycho Las Vegas has shared the bad news that they have canceled the 2020 festival that was set for August due to ot the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Psycho Las Vegas 2021 has been scheduled to August 19-22, 2021. “Nearly all the bands” have agreed to return for the 2021st dates. The full announcement is expected after they confirm those last bands. Continue reading

Dimmu Borgir Shares Teaser Trailer for Their 2020 Tour with Amorphis

Last month Dimmu Borgir continued to book 2020 tour dates as they added an EU run with Amorphis. Wolves in the Throne Room will act as direct support. Watch the trailer for the tour below. Tickets go on sale on August 14th at 10:00 CST. The band continues to tour in support of their 2018 album Eonian (Nuclear Blast).  Continue reading

Psycroptic – Aversions Crown – Within Destruction: Live at The Dome, London

Tonight is a busy day for Metal in the Capital, with the dreaded evening of multiple gig clashes, within a few stops of the Northern Line alone. One stop down from tonight’s proceedings in Tufnell Park sees the Cerberus-like bill of Behemoth, At The Gates and Wolves In The Throne Room, whilst Camden Town sees Toundra for those seeking something more mellow, and Obscura for some who, well, aren’t. This goes someway to explaining why The Dome looks tonight to be, at best, around half capacity for much of the night. Not that this seems to dampen anyone’s mood, as all night the crowd are on fine form, showing the bands plenty of love and movement as well as respect to one another. Continue reading

Morild – Så kom mørket…

Morild’s Så kom mørket og tog mig på ordet En sort sky af minder I afgørende stunder Frosset fast i mit indre Jeg håber det forsvinder med lyset At dø eller blive fri (Indisciplinarian), a single passage broken up into six parts to mark the album’s different movements, and translating to “Thus came the darkness and took me by my word A dark cloud of memories In crucial moments Frozen inside of me I hope it disappears with the light To die or become free”) is a strange and surprisingly bold statement for a first album. Continue reading

Behemoth Shares New Music Video – “Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica”

Ready to kick off another leg of their world tour this week, Behemoth has shared a brand new music video for their track ‘Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica’, directed by Grupa 13. The song comes from their acclaimed 2018 album I Loved You At Your Darkest (Metal Blade). Watch the clip below. Behemoth begins new tour dates tomorrow night with direct support once again from At the Gates and Wolves in the Throne Room.

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Behemoth – At The Gates – Wolves In The Throne Room Live At The Fillmore

On the eve of Halloween, I flew into Philly for this massive show. Why? Why not!? A near sold-out Fillmore hosted Behemoth’s the Ecclesia Diabolica America tour 2018. Also on the bill were Swedish legends, At The Gates and the U.S.’s own Wolves At The Throne Room. This was a regular United Nations of metal type of night. Wolves at the Throne Room brought their atmospheric black metal. With keyboards and burning sage and playing just three songs only, they entranced the Philly fans. Continue reading

Wolves In The Throne Room Signs New Deal With Century Media Records

Century Media Records and USBM band Wolves And The Throne Room have announced a deal to release WITTR albums outside of the USA. The deal extends to the Artemis Records imprint as well. The band had an enormous year performing on the Decibel Tour last spring and just finished opening for Behemoth and At The Gates live in the USA. The same tour is about to hit Europe next winter.  Continue reading

Vouna – Vouna

Even for lovers of the Doom genre such as myself, it’s never a bad thing when a new variant on the strain comes along. Step forward Vouna, a Washington state-based project, whose synth-heavy take on the Funeral sound adds lush, frosted textures to a bleak atmosphere. Continue reading

Vouna Streams New Album In Full, Due Out This Week

Synth-driven Funeral Doom and Wolves In The Throne Room protegees Vouna are streaming their entire new album before you can buy it. Releasing this Friday through Artemisia Records, the label forged by Aaron and Nathan Weaver of WITTR. Jam out to the awesomeness below. Vouna is on the road this week on a tour of the Pacific Northwest. Continue reading

URSA – Abyss Between The Stars

On the face of it, Abyss Between The Stars (Blood Music) appears like another run-of-the-mill Stoner/Doom record. From its artwork to its song titles, everything about the album appears to be layered in a thick, hazy doom-weed aesthetic which I’ve never been the biggest fan of. Sleep aside; I prefer my Doom to be rooted in abject misery and despair rather than fantasy, ideally horrid and cavernous like Primitive Man or utterly heartbreaking like Warning. However, on listening to URSA’s debut instead of a clichéd trudge through the mire, I was treated to an earnest, epic, and genuinely fun Heavy Metal trip. Continue reading