Dissonant death metal worshipers Nightmarer unleashed the single ‘Hammer of Desolation’, from their upcoming new album ‘Deformity Adrift’ set for release in May via Vendetta Records and Total Dissonance Worship!

Melodeath act Rise To Fall announced their upcoming new album ‘The Fifth Dimension’ to be released in June via Noble Demon and shared a first single with ‘Intruder’, featuring no one less than Björn “Speed” Strid from Soilwork!

US melodic death/doom metal outfit Fires In The Distance shared their new single ‘Idiopathic Despair’, a track from their upcoming album ‘Air Not Meant For Us’, set for release at the end of next month via Prosthetic Records!

Hexa Mera

Hexa Mera invited us to attend and report on the release party of their new album ‘Methuselarity – Part 1’, which we were all too happy to accept! And with them they brought their friends of Royal Jake, Xeno and Destroy Humanity, making it one hell of a night with Belgian metal!

Insomnium came, saw and conquered at their ‘Anno 1696’ release shows at a sold out Tavastia, and so did The Abbey with their captivating doom music!

At the end of February, Insomnium released their new album ‘Anno 1696’ and celebrated in style with 2 completely sold out shows at the legendary Helsinki rock club Tavastia, with support from the new doom collective The Abbey!

On 19 March 2023 US death metal legends Cannibal Corpse were destroying the stage in Stuttgart, on their European Spring Tour 2023. Stormruler, Ingested and Dark Funeral were completing the line-up for a great death & black metal night.

German brutal death surf metal mongers Stillbirth unleashed the vicious new single ‘Rising From The Ashes’, from the upcoming album ‘Homo Deus’, set for release next month via Distortion Music Group!


Kamelot is on tour in Europe with their “Awaken the World” cycle, in the good company of Myrath, Eleine and League of Distortion! We caught up with them at their stop at Le Splendid in Lille, France.

A chat with Jaakko and Niko from Marianas Rest about their new album ‘Auer’, set for release via Napalm Records on March 24, and how they’ve tried some new things with their music without losing the band’s soul, by having the courage to follow where the songs were taking them, bringing in clean vocals and a guest vocalist for the first time.