News Posts

Dutch pagan folk metal masters Heidevolk shared the acoustic title track of the upcoming new album ‘Wederkeer’, set for release next month via Napalm Records!

Visions Of Atlantis released the new video for ‘Clocks’ from their 2022 album ‘Pirates’, and announced the “Pirates over Europe” tour that includes a stop at our very own Asgaard venue!

Dwarven metal band Wind Rose unleashed the brand new video for the hit track ‘Army Of Stone’ from their most recent album ‘Warfront’, out via Napalm Records!

Dutch pagan folk metal legends Heidevolk release new single and music video ‘Drink met de Goden (Walhalla)’, another track from their upcoming album ‘Wederkeer’, set for release via Napalm Records in February!

Symphonic metal icons Xandria are finally back after 6 years of silence and released the title track of the upcoming album ‘The Wonders Still Awaiting’, set for release via Napalm Records in February 2023!

Last week, black metal outfit Imperium Dekadenz presented their gloomy new single and video ‘November Monument’, from their upcoming album ‘Into Sorrow Evermore’, set for release via Napalm Records in January!

Dutch pagan metal giants Heidevolk return with their new album ‘Wederkeer’ in February 2023 via Napalm Records and premiered a first single/video with ‘Klauwen Vooruit’!

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!

Portuguese dark metal masters Moonspell shared a video clip for ‘Apophthegmata’ from the live album/DVD ‘From Down Below – Live 80 Meters Deep’, out since today via Napalm Records. Also, catch them live at one of the stops of their ‘Ultima Ratio Fest’ 2022 tour that started yesterday!

Belgian rock sensation Black Mirrors announced their upcoming new album ‘Tomorrow Will Be Without Us’ to be released in November via Napalm Records and share a first single with ‘Hateful Hate, I’ll Kill You’!

Album Reviews

There are so many emotions going through the songs from The New Roses, and most of it is determined by the first guitar note that you hear. Maybe that’s why this album is called ‘Sweet Poison’; because the same memory can make you smile, tear up, or both at the same time. That’s what makes me exited every time this band releases a new album; You know you’re going to be in for something that makes you get a smile on your face. Released via Napalm Records!

“Into Sorrow Evermore” truly reflects the sonic aspects of these talented musicians which seems a perfect combination of atmosphere and grim black metal. Imperium Dekadenz has become true masters of their craft in capturing the quintessence of atmospheric black metal where each track showcases different styles of melodic and atmospheric black metal. Out on January 20 via Napalm Records.

“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!

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!

“Sacred Rites & Black Magick” draws epic landscapes of grandeur Stormruler aptly invokes the cold chilling melodies of the second wave of black metal capturing the classic feel of bands like Dissection, Vinterland, and Dawn. Released via Napalm Records.

Bloodbath’s sixth album ‘Survival of the Sickest’ is an astonishingly aggressive and ultimately brutal record that resonates with the band’s earlier discography. Its 11 tracks unleash a raw old-school sound and bring the fans a bloody Smörgåsbord of zombified gore-themed death metal. Out on Napalm Records on September 9.

Alestorm sets sail for the seventh time on ‘Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum’: creativity and pirates at their best! Out on Napalm Records.

Brymirs new masterpiece ‘Voices in the Sky’ is unleashed to the world via Napalm Records. If you like the band’s previous releases, you will absolutely love this one. it’s bigger, better and even more epic than ever before.

‘A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament)’ proves that even after 25 years of existence, Evergrey still has the ability to impress.

Paddy And The Rats serve us some highly enjoyable Celtic punk to get through our day! Recommended if you’re looking for a recharge!

Photo Reports

Aephanemer

Rising stars in the melodeath realms, Aephanemer is touring, and we visited them on their stop at The Black Lab in Wasquehal, France. Warm up act were black folk metallists Sorcières.

Powerwolf

We caught the power metal feast that is Powerwolf’s Wolfsnächte 2022 tour with support acts Dragonforce and Warkings at the Lotto Arena in Antwerp!

We had the chance to visit the next to last gig of the ‘Symphonic Metal Nights Tour 2022’ with co-headliners Visions of Atlantis and Xandria and support from Ye Banished Privateers. A hot and sweaty night that got our photographer to go back home drenched!

Amaranthe

Metal bands on the rise Amaranthe and Beyond The Black have been on a co-headline tour through Europe with support from Butcher Babies and Ad Infinitum. And we were at their stop at Trix in Antwerp, Belgium to celebrate these talented men and women!

Metal mastodons Gojira came, saw and conquered a sold out Jäähalli in Helsinki, Finland with their amazing music and killer visuals back in July, with support from Alien Weaponry and Employed To Serve!

Pictures of a great night of modern metal at On The Rocks in Helsinki with Infected Rain and Awake Again.

Gojira

Finally, after all the delays, we got a double serving of the Gojira at 013 Poppodium in Tilburg, Netherlands. With both shows being sold out, they were quite the explosive nights, especially with added to that support acts Alien Weaponry and Employed to Serve!

Infected Rain

Co-headliners Dagoba and Infected Rain on their “ECDYSIS BY NIGHT TOUR 2022” set the small venue Mezz in Breda (NL) on fire!

Burning Witches and Nervosa made a stop at 7er Club, Mannheim, Germany on their current ‘Double The Metal Tour’. See the photos of their phenomenal gig right here!

Pictures of the stop in Munich of the “Double The Metal 2022” tour with Burning Witches and Nervosa and support from SystemHouse33!

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!

7 epic singles again selected by us of last week with Psychonaut, Before The Dawn, Black Mirrors, Wednesday 13, Sowulo, Ciemra and Skyforger! Highly recommended to check them out if you haven’t yet!

The music industry is at it again at full force after the festival season with a massive amount of really cool releases coming out, just look at the number of our most anticipated releases for September have grown into and then we probably could have included more still. With new albums from Blind Guardian, Yungblud, Wolfheart, Slipknot, Starcrawler, Lost Society, The Hu, Vermin Womb, Vermilia, Bloodbath, Slugcrust, Electric Callboy, Innumerable Forms, Tribal Gaze, Gaerea and Graceless, it’ll be quite the month again!

Things are getting ramped up now that the summer period is at its end! Great releases are coming out soon and it showed in the past week with new singles from Slipknot, Gaerea, Alien Weaponry, Brymir, Orbit Culture, Suasion ft. Steffi Pacson and The Callous Daoboys that amazed us!

With singles from Wolfheart, Electric Callboy, Luna Kills, Aeveris and Bastarður we introduce our new article series in which we recommend and highlight some of the singles that really impressed us and stuck by us recently! More coming soon!

With the end of summer in sight, we came across 10 releases coming out in August that our editorial team has been looking forward to the most.

A small grab of what we are looking forward to the most of the many exceptional releases coming our way during May 2022!

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