News Posts

Modern metal quintet Darkest Hour share ‘One With the Void’ video in celebration of the release of their new album ‘Perpetual | Terminal’ today via MNRK Heavy!

Kittie is officially fully back! With the new single ‘Eyes Wide Open’ they released the first new music in 13 years and start their new chapter by signing with Sumerian Records!

Tuska completed their 2024 line-up with the addition of Kerry King and 6 domestic acts with Kaunis Kuolematon, The Abbey, NightStop, Suotana, Malformed and Shereign. The Tuska KVLT bands still need to be announced, though! Get your tickets now!

NOLA thrash and groove trailblazers Exhorder is gearing up to release their much anticipated new album ‘Defectum Omnium’ in March via Nuclear Blast and shared another single with ‘Forever And Beyond Despair’!

Polish extreme metal collective Shadohm shared their new video single ‘Blurred’, a track from their upcoming debut ‘Through Darkness Towards Enlightenment’, set for release via Selfmadegod Records in March!

Finnish hardcore flavored groove metal band Cut Wide Open releases their new single ‘Illusions of Dreams’ via Inverse Records!

Selfmadegod Records presents ‘Through Darkness Towards Enlightenment’, the debut album from new Polish metal collective SHADOHM with current and ex-members of bands like Vader, Decapitated and Antigama, set for release in March!

Canadian metal outfit Kelevra is putting a progressive spin on hateful endings with the new video/single ‘The Distance’, a track from their upcoming album ‘Oneiric’ set for release in March!

Czech psy-core outfit Dymytry are gearing up to release their new album this Friday January 26 via AFM Records and shared their latest single, a cover version of the track ‘Legends Never Die’!

Century Media Records welcomes Sweden’s modern metal standard-bearers, Orbit Culture, to their roster for their foreseeable future in a worldwide deal!

Gig Reports

“The Great Metal Circus 2024” landed in Helsinki, where Avatar turned being at Tavastia that night into something absolutely spectacular and memorable! And the support Æther Realm came all the way from the US to Finland for the very first time, doing a great job at warming up the crowd!

30 years of ‘River Runs Red’, the iconic album of Life Of Agony was brought with bravura and the same grinta as if it was yesterday. The rockers of Prong showed us also that they are alive and kicking, never giving up, and with the night opened by Tarah Who? the night VIERNULVIER in Ghent, Belgium was complete!

Poisonblack returned for a couple more shows in October 2023, organized by Fullsteam Agency. We were present for the gig at Klubi in Tampere, a true celebration of the gothic metal legends they are.

Legendary Belgian metal band Channel Zero finally got to celebrate their 30th anniversary (a few years late due to the pandemic) at Cactus Club in Brugge, a small venue that was a perfect setting for an intense, energetic and somewhat intimate show. Support came from modern metal/nu metal stars on the rise Mantah!

Finally, after 3 years of waiting the “State of Unrest” tour transformed the magical music temple Ancienne Belgique into a pumping meltdown of metalheads. Lamb Of God was the absolute winner of moshpits and crowdsurfing while Kreator treated the German thrash fans. Municipal Waste was the excellent opening act to warm up the audience.

The celebration of 30 years of ‘River Runs Red’ by Life Of Agony at The Black Lab in Wasquehal, France was an intense experience. Prong added some sauce with their celebration of ‘Cleansing’ and some older ones. Tarah Who? did an excellent job to get the fire started.

Amon Amarth and Machine Head came, saw and delivered! The ‘Vikings & Lionhearts tour’ made a stop in Helsinki, Finland and set the room on fire, quite literally… Support came from Swedish melodeath supergroup The Halo Effect.

Gojira took over Europe on their massive ‘Fortitude’ tour with support from up-and-comers Alien Weaponry and Employed To Serve and we caught them at their show at a sold out Jäähalli in Helsinki, Finland in front of a crowd that was absolutely hungry for some good live show!

We had quite a blast at the St. Paddy’s Day Party at The King of Clubs in Columbus, Ohio with great bands, headed by the ever amazing Nonpoint!

A night of quality underground heavy music from the Finnish scene with Enragement, Ninetyfive50 and Crucify The Faith!

Photo Reports

Avatar dropped by the legendary Helsinki venue Tavastia on their “The Great Metal Circus 2024” tour, bringing their visual spectacle and theatrics properly to Finland. With them they brought the US metallers of Æther Realm, really blowing up the night!

A chaotic fuelled blood rampage. That’s what Malevolence released upon Newcastle. Together with Rough Justice and Pain of Truth they laid down absolute destruction at the University Students Union!

Close to the end of the year 2023 there was an event that has left headbangers around the world in ecstatic anticipation—the Fear Factory ‘DisrupTour 2023’. This monumental tour brings together a powerhouse line-up featuring the ferocious Butcher Babies, Ignea and Ghosts of Atlantis. As these bands join forces, they promise to deliver an unforgettable experience for metal enthusiasts, showcasing a diverse range of styles within the genre.

A hot and sweaty night in the Halle room of the Backstage club in Munich. Fear Factory are back in a big way, and they were joined by Butcher Babies, Ignea and Ghosts of Atlantis, bringing quite the package with the “Disruptour” all over Europe!

Cavalera

Cavalera re-recorded the first two albums of Sepultura (‘Bestial Devastation’ and ‘Morbid Visions’) and are touring the world with them on the “Morbid Devastation” tour! We caught up with them at L’Aéronef in Lille, France, and we saw it was good… Support came from Max’s stepson’s band Incite…

Drowning Pool, Salive, Adelitas Way and Any Given Sin are touring the US with “The SNAFU tour” and we got to enjoy a great night of American metal/rock in Fort Wayne, Indiana!

The last day of a long and exhausting weekend of great music and atmosphere was all about the Belgian music scene at La Morgue with Aeveris, Brutal Sphincter, Hexa Mera, Mantah and Reject The Sickness!

Second day at an exciting edition of Alcatraz with H.E.A.T., Sepultura and Biohazard on the main stage!

On the first day of Alcatraz 2023, La Morgue had a fine collection of Belgian bands, sludge, stoner and even psychobilly with A Goat As Our Shepherd, Gnome and Mad Sin!