The esteemed Dutch metal band Slechtvalk signed with MDD Records for the release of their upcoming album this fall, the first after an 8-year hiatus since their last release!

In January, as it happens on the regular, we hosted a night with local talents at our Asgaard venue in Gent, Belgium, with Powerstroke, Hudiç, and what ended up being the last show of Beyond Our Sight!

The El Corazon venue in the center of Seattle came alive with a burst of energy when Greek extreme metal legends Rotting Christ took over the stage there a couple of weeks ago!

Rotting Christ pledge unyielding pagan might on ‘Saoirse’, another track from their highly anticipated upcoming new album ‘Pro Xristou’, set for release in May via Season of Mist!

Earlier this week, Metal Blade Records announced the worldwide signing of the popular Swedish melodic death/black metallers Kvaen!

Back in February on a cold Sunday evening, things in Tavastia got quite hot when a massive horror show took over with Wednesday 13 playing old Murderdolls tunes in the memory of Joey Jordison, culminating in with the headliner act, British extreme metal legends Cradle Of Filth.

Finnish folk metal outfit Folkrim shared their new single ‘Suoherran Hovi’, a track from their anticipated new album ‘Embers’, set for release in April via Rockshots Records!

Greek extreme metal legends Rotting Christ shared a first single ‘Like Father, Like Son’ from their upcoming new album ‘Pro Xristou’, set for release in May via Season of Mist!

Our resident extreme metal reviewer Mazen has a selection of stellar (mostly) black and death metal releases as his favorite of the year with Sulphur Aeon, Varathron, Moonlight Sorcery, Cruciamentum, Suffocation, Dying Fetus, Asphodelus, Marduk, …And Oceans, and Cirith Ungol!

Cincinnati, Ohio based melodic black metal outfit Valdrin is back with a bombastic symphonic offering inspired by fictional magical realms and magic. “Throne Of The Lunar Soul” is out now via Blood Harvest.