News Posts

Finnish progressive doom outfit The Abbey released another single and video with ‘Starless’ in anticipation of the release of their debut ‘Word of Sin’, out next month via Season of Mist!

UK melodic doom band Sermon announced their return with the new album ‘Of Golden Verse’, to be released via Prosthetic Records and share a first single with ‘Golden’!

Atmospheric/depressive black metal project Winds Of Tragedy to release haunting new album ‘Hating Life’ via Meuse Music Records and Tragedy Productions in February!

Swedish masters of melancholy Katatonia released the last single ‘Birds’ in anticipation of their new album ‘Sky Void of Stars’ out later this month via Napalm Records!

Finnish melodic metal outfit Hanging Garden unveiled the new gloomy single ‘The Four Winds’, another track from the upcoming album ‘The Garden’, out in March via Agonia Records.

Emerging progressive doom band The Abbey unveiled their 2nd single ‘Widow’s Will’ and opened the pre-sales for the upcoming debut album ‘Word of Sin’, set for release in February via Season of Mist!

Finland’s melancholy-ridden metal band Hanging Garden revealed details of their upcoming 8th full-length ‘The Garden’, set for release in March via Agonia Records!

Nautic doom metal masters AHAB announced new album ‘The Coral Tombs’, to be released next year via Napalm Records, and share a first epic track featuring ULTHA’s Chris Dark!

Right before the co-headlining tour with Amorphis and Eluveitie starting, specials guests Nailed To Obscurity shared the brand new single ‘Clouded Frame’ via Nuclear Blast!

Doom metal outfit Wolf Counsel released video single ‘Healer’ in anticipation of the release of their new album ‘Initivm’ tomorrow!

Album Reviews

“The Choral Tomb” is a bombardment of oceanic maelstrom the music is vastly spacious and filled with emotion-packed clean vocals, therefore, allowing much diversity by applying elements from sludge doom, droning atmosphere, and arpeggio guitars. Ahab conveys its own trademarks which they proclaim as a Nautical funeral doom institution. Out today via Napalm Records!

The follow-up to ‘Mysterium I’ that was released earlier this year, ‘Mysterium II’ sees Dutch death doom legends Celestial Season take on a more funereal side. Out now via Burning World Records.

Darkthrone on its 20th album tackles the old era of traditional metal in a very conventional method. Although some of the tracks may lack the raw organic sound, nevertheless “Astral Fortress” is an epic blackened and doom-laden heavy metal record that is gritty and bold to its core! Out via Peaceville Records.

”Viscera” is a sonic nightmare sustained by the abrasive elements of blackened death doom, Strigoi depicts utter bleakness and redefines its style where the band takes a logical step forward from the debut album. Released via Season of Mist.

Candlmass’ 13th record “Sweet Evil Sun” delivers plenty of emotive melodies and crushing riffs that will appease the demons inside your head, The songs in the album evokes the inner spirit of the Swedish doom metal masters this is a heavy bombardment of powerful riffs. Out on November 18 via Napalm Records!

8 years after the near perfect ‘The Year is One’, one of the longest running Finnish doom acts Spiritus Mortis has returned with a new lineup and a fifth album ‘The Great Seal’, easing down a bit on the heavy doom riffery and replacing it with simply epic sounding heavy metal. Out on Svart Records since last Friday.

Canadian heavy doom hitters Cauchemar make your fantasy dreams come true on their third offering ‘Rosa Mystica’. Out on Temple of Mystery Records.

Author & Punisher is back with yet another crushing album filled with inhuman soundscapes that are enhanced by newly found human touches!

Shape of Despair has transcended far and beyond “Return to the Void” returns to the old ways as it set a new paradigm of outstanding craftsmanship that will surpass many fans of funeral doom metal.

“Trisagion” offers a grand spectacle of how modern atmospheric black metal and funeral doom can be effectively engaging and powerful when merged.

Lists

2023 starts off with quite the bang with new releases from VV, Anti-Flag, Imperium Dekadenz, Turmion Kätilöt, Katatonia, Kiberspassk, …and Oceans, Obituary, Suasion, Dropout Kings and Vėlių Namai!

February 2022 is yet again brimming with great releases, here’s a small selection of our most anticipated ones!

First month of 2022 and there are already a bunch of really cool releases coming! Check out our 13 most anticipated releases of the month!

14 melodic metal/rock albums from Finland that we still wanted to give some proper attention to and you should check out still too if you haven’t yet!

August proves to be a highly exciting and surprisingly full month for new releases! Here is a small selection of those that are most anticipated by our editorial staff!