Enigmatic Icelandic heathen rock metallers Sólstafir are now revealing details of their forthcoming sixth album. Their new masterpiece, entitled “Berdreyminn“, will be released by Season of Mist and will be in stores on May 26th, 2017. The band has furthermore revealed the cover art by Adam Burke and track-list of “Berdreyminn“, which can be viewed below. Sólstafir are not like any other band. Their sixth album ”Berdreyminn” underscores this statement. As its title “a dreamer of forthcoming events” aptly describes, the four Icelanders have taken their already impressive evolution one step further. The band has continued to amalgamate haunting melodies, psychedelic phases, as well as strong undercurrents of classic rock and hard rock with echoes of their metal past. Yet Sólstafir’s focus is not on style but pure Read more →
Aarrrrrrrr, the one and only heavy metal pirates of Alestorm are back, and they’ve brought with them their 5th full-length album titled “No Grave But the Sea“! Time to put on your eyepatch and let the rum flow freely for the unstoppable international party machine, as Alestorm have finally announced first and hotly anticipated details on their brand new album! “No Grave But the Sea” will be released on May 26th 2017 on Napalm Records, now the band fronted by Captain Chris Bowes unveiled their upcoming album cover art as well as track listing. No other band in the galaxy creates such epic modern symphonic folk metal anthems with endless hooks that will be stuck in your head until the heat death of the universe. Or in Alestorm’s own words…”Stupid songs about getting drunk and stealing treasure”. Twisted together Read more →
Italian folk Viking metallers Dusius from Parma have recently signed to Rockshots Music and they will release their 13-track full-length concept debut full-length album “Memory of a Man” on March 17th, 2017 via the label Extreme Metal Music. Formed in 2010, the 7-piece Italian metal act released the EP “Slainte” during 2012 via Nementon Records, followed by many live shows in Central and Eastern Europe, supporting bands of the likes of Kalevala, Elvenking, Furor Gallico and Artaius. Dusius’ sound is unique and clear, with influences from folk, pagan and melodic death metal, with thrash and even progressive twists, and it’s characterized by the different vocal techniques and the use of both modern and folk instruments. “Memory of a Man” is available for pre-order in CD edition in their label’s webshop.
The experimental and internationalist one-man project netra returns with “Ingrats”, the first new album since 2013 with perhaps his most focused work yet. It is the third full-length album for netra and it will be released on Hypnotic Dirge Records on March 9, 2017. “Ingrats” (french for “ungrateful ones”) is filled with raw and honest music that speaks to a common despair, internal psychosis, and the monotony of modern life. Mixing abrasive and claustrophobic depressive black metal, darkwave, trip-hop, and melancholic alternative rock, netra’s music has never been restricted by convention or tradition but on “Ingrats”, the hybridization of genres is perhaps more seamless than ever. The black metal feels urgent and sharp as ice, while the heavily Read more →
Icelandic atmospheric black metallers Dynfari signed a new contract with Aural Music / Code666 for the release of their fourth full-length album, It will be entitled “The Four Doors of the Mind” and is scheduled for release on April 27th, 2017 in the following formats: digipak CD, LP in two different color edition, limited edition box and digital. Dynfari have already unveiled the cover artwork by Metastazis, as well as the album tracklist. Mainman Jóhann Örn comments: “The Four Doors of the Mind is a 48 minute composition about pain. Alternating between post-rock vibes and black metal atmospheres, the album explores fantasy writer Patrick Rothfuss’ theory on the mind’s abilities to cope with pain, namely sleep, forgetting, madness and Read more →
French symphonic blackened death metallers Promethean from Paris have just released their debut EP “Aloades“, which is available digitally in the band’s official Bandcamp page. A CD version of the EP is scheduled for March 2017. Promethean is a project that took form in drummer / composer Leo Godart’s mind years ago, but became reality in December 2013. After numerous line-up changes and a couple years of hard work forming cohesion among the band and practicing regularly, Promethean was ready to hit the studio for its debut release. “Aloades” is the fruit of two years of work based on Leo’s compositions, which were arranged by the band and orchestrated by Leo and Olivier Reucher from the French act Remember the Light (symphonic metal). Promethean play a symphonic brand of death metal, incorporating Read more →
British atmospheric black metallers Fen have announced details of their fifth full-length album,which is set to be released on Aural Music on the 17th of March 2017. Titled “Winter” and produced by of Jaime Gomez Arellano at the Orgone Studios in London (Ulver, Altar of Plagues, Grave Miasma, Primordial, Solstafir), the six-track album promises to be a colossal piece of work for the English three-piece, at once rich in sound, beguilingly delicate, and yet laced with darkness. Consisting of six songs that are thematically and compositionally linked, each piece on “Winter” flows into the next, and, ideally, the whole record is intended to be listened to in one sitting to allow the full journey to be absorbed. Musically, the band have sought to push themselves Read more →