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1349 To Release 'The Wolf And The King' Album In October

Norwegian black metallers 1349 will release their eighth full-length album, "The Wolf And The King", on October 4, 2024 via Season Of Mist. In celebration of the announcement, the band is now unleashing the furious new single "Shadow Point" along with a haunting performance video. The clip was direc...
July 9, 2024

Between The Worlds Of Life And Death

Denver-dwelling doyens of dazzling tech-death, VALE OF PNATH have earned a cult following for the sheer claustrophobic extremity of their sound. Previous albums "The Prodigal Empire" (2011) and "II" (2016) had an idiosyncratic, gothic quality to them, but their main focus was total obliteration via...
May 21, 2024

Watch: CYNIC's PAUL MASVIDAL Joins PERSEFONE On Stage In Eindhoven

CYNIC frontman Paul Masvidal joined the Andorran extreme progressive metal unit PERSEFONE on stage this past Sunday (March 10) at Dynamo in Eindhoven, The Netherlands to perform the song "Living Waves". Fan-filmed video of Paul's appearance can be seen below. Masvidal was the featured guest on the s...
March 12, 2024

CYNIC Announces March 2024 European Tour With OBSCURA

This year, progressive metal pioneers CYNIC celebrated the 30th anniversary of their landmark debut album. Interstellar shredder Paul Masvidal and his band of aliens played "Focus" in all its mind-bending intensity, while also paying tribute to late drummer Sean Reinert and bassist Sean Malone, on a...
November 7, 2023

GORGUTS To Begin Work On New Album Later This Fall

In a new interview with RichardMetalFan, guitarist/vocalist Luc Lemay of Canadian death metal veterans GORGUTS, who are currently on tour in North America with CANNIBAL CORPSE, was asked about the status of new music from the band. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):  "The new album, I'm g...
October 21, 2023

Hail The Abyss

Living proof that a slow evolution can lead to great things, THULCANDRA have been steadily gathering momentum for over a decade now. It was obvious from their debut album — 2010's "Fallen Angel's Dominion" — that the Germans had their own, unique approach to an otherwise traditional strain of blacke...
May 17, 2023

DÅÅTH Releases First New Song In 12 Years, 'No Rest No End'

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Atlanta, Georgia's experimental, progressive death metal band DÅÅTH. DÅÅTH's new single, "No Rest No End", can be streamed below. The track features guest solos by Rafael Trujillo (OBSIDIOUS, ex-OBSCURA) and Spiro Dussias and was mixed by Jens Bogren...
February 22, 2023

GORGUTS Announce First Performance In Nearly Six Years

Canadian death metal veterans GORGUTS will perform for the first time in nearly six years at Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly on April 14, 2023 at the Fillmore in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To celebrate the end of this extended break, the band will play a special set exclusively of ma...
December 8, 2022

'70000 Tons Of Metal' Announces Public Sale For 2023 Cruise; NIGHTWISH, KREATOR, KAMELOT And DESTRUCTION Among Confirmed Bands

Public sales for the eleventh voyage of 70000 Tons Of Metal, the original, the world's biggest heavy metal cruise, will start Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 12 p.m. EST / 9 a.m. PST, 18:00 CET and 17:00 GMT at Round 11 will sail from Miami, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas and back from Ja...
November 26, 2022

NORMA JEAN Shares Music Video For New Single 'Sleep Explosion'

NORMA JEAN will release a new album, "Deathrattle Sing For Me", on August 12 via Solid State Records. The official music video for the second single, "Sleep Explosion", can be seen below. "Destruction is a variant of completion," says vocalist Cory Brandan. "We were nearing the end of a tour in Janu...
July 22, 2022

NORMA JEAN Announces 'Deathrattle Sing For Me' Album, Shares 'Call For The Blood' Video

NORMA JEAN will release a new album, "Deathrattle Sing For Me", on August 12 via Solid State Records. The official music video for the first single, "Call For The Blood", which boasts unique, digital-sounding guitars, can be seen below. "Accept that everything is a draft," says NORMA JEAN vocalist C...
June 16, 2022

Embers Of War

Someone at PROSTHETIC RECORDS deserves a pat on the back for continuing to explore the cutting edge of traditional heavy metal. Following on from stellar releases from PALADIN and JUDICATOR, "Embers Of War" shines a well-deserved beam onto the brilliance of ETERNITY'S END, a German quintet with two...
November 24, 2021

A Valediction

When you consider who the men behind OBSCURA are at this point, it almost seems unfair to everybody else. Steffen Kummerer (also a member of THULCANDRA),Jeroen Paul Thesseling, Christian Münzner (also in ALKALOID, ETERNITY'S END and PARADOX) and David Diepold (see also COGNIZANCE) are, simply and u...
November 18, 2021


Death metal has multiplied and evolved with ferocious force over the decades, and it continues to spew up new and determinedly brain-mangling strains. DISKORD have been an intermittent force for death metal weirdness for over 20 years, but their recorded output has never exhibited the slightest incl...
August 11, 2021

OBSCURA Releases Music Video For New Single 'Solaris'

German metallers OBSCURA will release their new album, "A Valediction", on November 19 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2018's "Diluvium" sees the band heralding a new era of extreme metal as it combines virtuosic songwriting with surprisingly catchy melodies and stunning craftsmanship. The offic...
July 2, 2021