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KATATONIA Shares Music Video For New Single 'Austerity'

Swedish melancholic metallers KATATONIA will release a new studio album, "Sky Void of Stars", on January 20, 2023 via Napalm Records. The official music video for the LP's second single, "Austerity", can be seen below. The heartfelt offering crashes through the dark with memorable, mind-bending rhyt...
December 2, 2022
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PANTERA, DISTURBED, AMON AMARTH And ARCH ENEMY Among More Than 100 Artists Added To Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

PANTERA, DISTURBED, AMON AMARTH, ARCH ENEMY, ARCHITECTS, BEHEMOTH, KREATOR and MESHUGGAH are among the 103 artists who have been added to the 26th edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 15-18, 2023 in Dessel, Belgium. For the 26th time, the Stenehei festival venue in Dessel wil...
November 24, 2022
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DOC COYLE Says GOD FORBID's Return To The Stage Was 'Very Challenging' But 'A Lot Of Fun'

New Jersey melodic thrash-metal warriors GOD FORBID performed at this year's Blue Ridge Rock Festival on September 10 at the Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. The show marked GOD FORBID's first live appearance in over nine years. GOD FORBID's lineup for the concert included Doc Coyl...
November 15, 2022
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KATATONIA Announces 'Sky Void of Stars' Album, Shares 'Atrium' Single

Swedish melancholic metallers KATATONIA will release a new studio album, "Sky Void of Stars", on January 20, 2023 via Napalm Records. Founded in 1991, KATATONIA has continually embraced the dark and the light alike and, living through genre evolutions beyond compare, ripened its own particular form...
October 26, 2022
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No Great Loss

When RITUAL DICTATES released their debut album, "Give In To Despair", two years ago, the biggest thrill was that they were so fiendishly hard to pin down. Although superficially rooted in a fizzing mix of thrash, death metal and classic rock elements, the Canadians were plainly determined to leave...
October 7, 2022
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Watch: Reunited GOD FORBID Plays First Show In More Than Nine Years

New Jersey melodic thrash-metal warriors GOD FORBID performed at this year's Blue Ridge Rock Festival last night (Saturday, September 10) at the Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. The show marked GOD FORBID's first live appearance in over nine years. GOD FORBID's lineup for the conce...
September 11, 2022
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Survival Of The Sickest

These are a fresh set of halcyon days for death metal, with countless great new bands emerging from the international sewer network, and many of them palpably informed by the spirit of the old school. In a sense, BLOODBATH are the band that laid down the most effective template for the genre's renai...
September 7, 2022
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NICK HOLMES Talks BLOODBATH's Nostalgic Quest On 'Survival Of The Sickest': 'We Thought We'd Go More Retrospective'

By David E. Gehlke Swedish death metal supergroup BLOODBATH had the whole "retro" thing figured out when they formed in 1998. At the time, death metal was on the outs, deemed un-hip and out of step. The bands that pioneered the style had either broken up, gone through unrecognizable changes in style...
August 31, 2022
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How To Shroud Yourself With Night

Stalwarts of the morbid underground since the early '90s, LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE have undergone a slow but scintillating evolution over the last 30 years. There is a world of difference between the smart, modernist gothic metal on offer here and the primitive grandeur of early records like 1997's "La N...
August 24, 2022
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KATATONIA Announces First North American Tour In Five Years

Melancholic metal masters KATATONIA will return to North American shores this fall after a five-year absence. The massive 2022 headline tour, featuring support from progressive metal frontrunners THE OCEAN COLLECTIVE and prog-folk force CELLAR DARLING, is set to begin on November 9 in Washington, D....
August 23, 2022
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Death Metal Supergroup BLOODBATH Announces New Album 'Survival Of The Sickest'

BLOODBATH, the Swedish/British death metal supergroup which features in its ranks KATATONIA's Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, along with ex-OPETH drummer Martin "Axe" Axenrot and PARADISE LOST frontman Nick Holmes, will release its sixth full-length album, "Survival Of The Sickest", on September 9...
June 29, 2022
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KATATONIA Signs Worldwide Deal With NAPALM RECORDS

Napalm Records has announced the signing of legendary Swedish masters of melancholy KATATONIA to a worldwide deal. Piercing through the core in 1991 when KATATONIA was brought to life by the inimitable Jonas Renkse (now vocalist) and renowned guitarist Anders Nyström, the unit has taken a fascinatin...
June 23, 2022
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Death Metal Supergroup BLOODBATH Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

BLOODBATH, the Swedish/British death metal supergroup which features in its ranks KATATONIA's Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, along with ex-OPETH drummer Martin "Axe" Axenrot and PARADISE LOST frontman Nick Holmes, has signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. Formed in 1998 to spread the...
April 26, 2022
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PSYCHO LAS VEGAS Festival Moves To Resorts World, Announces 2022 Lineup

The sixth installment of the Psycho Las Vegas festival will take place August 19-21 at Resorts World Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. A Psycho Swim pre-party is set for August 18. Psycho Las Vegas made its debut in 2016 at the Hard Rock Hotel, where it was held its first three years before moving to...
March 17, 2022
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Reunited GOD FORBID To Perform At This Year's BLUE RIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL

New Jersey melodic thrash-metal warriors GOD FORBID will perform at this year's Blue Ridge Rock Festival, set to take place September 8-11 at the Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. The show will mark GOD FORBID's first live appearance in over nine years. GOD FORBID guitarist/vocalist...
March 14, 2022