Following the wait of almost a decade, the German debutant Last Moon’s Dawn are now presenting the highly anticipated “Absence” as a full-length album to the world of dark metal. The band’s debut album was released on March 31, 2017 via the Chinese label Pest Productions in a digipak edition CD with 12-page booklet. Produced by Markus Siegenhort (Lantlôs / LowCityRain), the nine fascinating tracks co-produce a magical soundscape for any fans that adore the finest dark metal with influences of depressive rock. “Absence” demonstrates a sensational achievement of the band, and will be considered as a rare collection of captivating tunes which intertwines with your dreams until eternity. Last Moon’s Dawn were formed in 2007 and their only release until now was the demo “Episodes of the Dawn” in 2008.
American pagan metallers Helsótt, whose exotic sound mixes death metal with pagan influences, will release a new five-song EP, “The Healer“, on April 28th on M-Theory Audio. The release features stunning artwork from Felipe Machado Franco (Blind Guardian, Iced Earth), was recorded in part at Southern California’s Trench Studios (Intronaut, Abysmal Dawn) and was mixed/mastered by J-F Dagenais (Kataklysm, Ex Deo). As the hype builds towards street date, the band found time to get together and make a personal video giving commentary and shedding more detail about the individual songs, the recording process and it features previews and live footage. “We are very proud of this EP and invite you all on this very serious track-by-track journey of The Healer through the minds of the creators“, states Read more →
Greek epic extreme metallers Divine Element will release their second full-length album “Thaurachs of Borsu” on May 19th, 2017 via I, Voidhanger Records. A comeback that has been slowly brewing since a few years now. Divine Element was the first band of Spectral Lore’s multi-instrumentalist Ayloss and vocalist Antonis, releasing their ambitious debut album back in 2010. Afterwards, the band paused operations and Ayloss took his brand of sprawling, epic metal songwriting to a more atmospheric turn with his solo project, yet the call to continue the story of Divine Element had always been strong within. Reuniting again and using for this recording the services of renowned technical death metal drummer Hannes Grossmann (Alkaloid, Blotted Science, Ex-Obscura, Ex-Necrophagist), “Thaurachs of Borsu” is Read more →
Italian theatrical metallers In Tromentata Quiete signed a new contract with My Kingdom Music for the release of their fourth album titled “Finestatico”, in June 2017. It is the third one with the Italian label and will be the natural continuation of “Cromagia” musical essence, with a more direct and metal production and describes a vision a Man has when he faces his creations and compares this vision to a journey into the Universe. So commented Antonio Ricco, member of the band: “Finestatico” is a composition about human visions, about a journey you can imagine done into the Universe as metaphor of our innermost recesses, where musically we alternate and merge Metal, opera, progressive, Gothic without forgetting the decadent theatricality that is part of our essence since our early days. Our aim is Read more →
It was a tricky question… How would Swedish duo Vintersorg continue after 2014′s intriguing album “Naturbål“? Shunning repetition, vocalist and mastermind Andreas “Vintersorg” Hedlund did the unthinkable and composed a sequel to his groundbreaking 1998 album “Till Fjälls“, which is considered to be one of the most important albums in the genre of folk black metal! What to expect from “Till Fjälls del II“? No scientific lyrical concept, no progressive trickery, but a heartfelt return to snowcapped mountains, pure nature-inspired mysticism, Nordic folklore and real black metal with a captivating epic streak. Vintersorg share a vision of equally harsh and melodic soundscapes that melt the raging extremes of the late 90s with the focus of 2016. The worldwide album release is set for June 30 via Napalm Records! The album Read more →
Italian epic black metal band Emyn Muil, the personal project of Nartum (also in Valtyr, Ymir) will release its second full-length album titled “Elenion Ancalima” in May 2017. It will include 5 tracks with a total duration of 42 minutes, inspired by Tolkien’s novel “Akallabeth” from Silmarillion. Hildr Valkyrie will also appear in this album as a guest vocalist, and the band thanks her for the very precious collaboration! “Elenion Ancalima” will be released via the German label Northern Silence Productions in a 4-panel digipak edition CD. Emyn Muil has already unveiled the cover artwork, the album tracklist and a video teaser that you can watch below.