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Forked Tongues

London's CRAVEN IDOL has been sharpening its blade for over 15 years, starting off as a duo that unleashed a couple of well-received demos prior to an EP and a couple of full-length albums. The unit has been far from prolific, clearly focusing upon quality rather than quantity. Making progress in re...
July 19, 2021

Arcana, Scrying and Revelation

There has long been something unique about the way Australians make metal music. Particularly over the last 20 years, the power and fury of Aussie death and black metal has grown exponentially, and MONGREL'S CROSS are surfing that creative wave with abandon on their third full-length. You can certai...
November 28, 2020

CELTIC FROST's TOM GABRIEL WARRIOR Pens Foreword To New Book 'USBM: A Revolution Of Identity In American Black Metal'

Decibel Books has announced the publication of "USBM: A Revolution Of Identity In American Black Metal". In parallel with the blazing European scene of the 1990s, the American wasteland birthed its own wayward souls who found their own uses for blast beats, tremolo picking, ghoulish shrieks and sata...
October 17, 2020

Former ABSU Drummer/Vocalist Launches PROSCRIPTOR MCGOVERN'S APSÛ

Agonia Records has announced the signing of PROSCRIPTOR MCGOVERN'S APSÛ, the new, Texas-based "mythological occult metal" act led by former ABSU drummer/vocalist Proscriptor McGovern (a.k.a. Russ R. Givens). PROSCRIPTOR MCGOVERN'S APSÛ's self-titled debut album will be released later in the year. Wh...
July 18, 2020

ABSU Calls It Quits

Black metallers ABSU have split up. Longtime drummer and vocalist Russ Givens, who goes by the stage name Proscriptor McGovern, broke the news of the band's breakup in a social media post earlier today. He wrote: "After meager deliberation and zero remorse, I have decided to dissolve ABSU after thre...
January 27, 2020

Damnatio ad Bestias

"Everything is bigger in Texas." Hyperbole aside, whether we're talking about its far reach in terms of geography or the fact that it's the 10th largest economy on the planet, the Lone Star State truly is gargantuan on numerous levels. Having said that, while in-state metal diehards are well aware a...
April 7, 2019

Protogoni Mavri Magiki Dynasteia

Brazil's bestial barbarians MYSTIFIER have been unwavering in the endless pursuit and exploration of extreme metal darkness for 30 years. Whether it's interesting or trivial depends on who you ask, but the act is arguably best known for its inclusion on the metalcentric soundtrack of Harmony Korine'...
March 24, 2019

DREAD SOVEREIGN Featuring PRIMORDIAL Members To Release 'All Hell's Martyrs' In March

Dublin, ireland-based true doom trio DREAD SOVEREIGN has unveiled details of its upcoming debut full-length album. Subsequent to last year's critically acclaimed "Pray To The Devil In Man" 12-inch, the band headed to the studio last autumn to work on the follow-up release. The resulting ten-track be...
February 27, 2014

ABSU Collaborates With TRVE BREWING COMPANY To Release Four Different Beers

Denver, Colorado's Trve Brewing Company is proud to announce details on their upcoming first out of four ales titled Eastern Candle — dedicated to the mythological occult metal act ABSU. In honor of their 20th anniversary second album, "The Sun Of Tiphareth", Trve has created the first out of four a...
October 22, 2013


Deathbound Records has announced the signing of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada's NOIRE. The band's debut album, "Dark Reverence", will be made available on October 1. NOIRE, a progressive black metal band founded in 2012 by Andrew Lawes (vocals, guitar and piano) and Bob Fitzgerald (guitar),was joined...
September 11, 2013

ILLNATH Announces New Singer

Danish metallers ILLNATH have parted ways with vocalist Mona Beck and have replaced her with Marika Hyldmar. The band states: "After several auditions with several vocalists, we decided that Marika was exactly what this band needed. And thus, we dragged out of the comfort of her home, and cast her i...
May 26, 2013

GLORYFUL To Release 'The Warrior's Code' In May

German metallers GLORYFUL will release their debut album, "The Warrior's Code", on May 24 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded with legendary Swedish sound alchemist Dan Swanö. Belgian artist Kris Verwimp, who has previously worked with such bands as ABSU, DARK FORTRESS and MELECHESH, created t...
February 27, 2013

ABSU Announces Special North American Tour

ABSU has announced details on its upcoming tour, dubbed North American Connexus Conjuration. The 26-city trek will see the band perform two full sets with music spanning their 20-year recording career. It is the first full tour by the Texas-based mythological occult trio since the release of "Abzu",...
January 31, 2013

PANTHEON I: Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

The first in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for the forthcoming fourth full-length album from Norwegian extreme metallers PANTHEON I can be seen below. The drum tracks for the CD were recorded at Skansen Lydstudio in Trondheim, with Vegar "Vyl...
November 24, 2012

ADORNED BROOD: 'Kuningaz' Track Listing Unveiled

German pagan metallers ADORNED BROOD will release their seventh album, "Kuningaz", on November 23 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded at the Kohlekeller Studio in Seeheim-Jugenheim, Germany with producer Kai Stahlenberg. Guest musicians on the album include Mario Pontigo, Moritz "Mo" Stübing (...
October 25, 2012