Friday, 25 August 2017

Austrian Black Death Metallers Belphegor present new lyric video for the track Apophis - Black Dragon taken of their new album TOTENRITUAL,

Austrian Black Death Metallers Belphegor present new lyric video for the track Apophis - Black Dragon taken of their new album TOTENRITUAL, out September 15, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.

Track listing

01. Baphomet
02. The Devil's Son
03. Swinefever - Regent Of Pigs
04. Apophis - Black Dragon
05. Totenkult - Exegesis Of Deterioration
06. Totenbeschwörer [Instrumental]
07. Spell Of Reflection 
08. Embracing A Star
09. Totenritual

Evadne - A Mother Named Death (2017) - Review

Band: Evadne
Album title: A Mother Named Death
Release date: 26 June 2017
Label: Solitude Productions

01. Abode Of Distress
02. Scars That Bleed Again
03. Morningstar Song
04. Heirs Of Sorrow
05. Colossal
06. 88.6
07. Black Womb Of Light
08. The Mourn Of The Oceans

In the last couple of years we have seen a rapid growth inside the doom metal genre, with some older bands like for example My Dying Bride and Paradise Lost still raging strong, it's nice to see more and more underground bands bringing out some amazing doom and the truth is that the underground doom metal scene has actually some of the best bands right now, we got bands like FrowningVanhaSorrowful Land and many more who pretty much conquered 2016 with amazing albums. Now we have the pleasure of enjoying yet another amazing band from the doom universe, Evadne. Their new album A Mother Named Death is as beautiful as it is sorrowful!

The band formed back in 2003 in Spain, probably not the country you'd expect to find a prominent doom band to come out of. With one full length album, The Shortest Way (2012) and one EP, Dethroned Of Light (2014), behind their back, they are now regarded as one of the pioneers and leaders of death/doom in the Spanish scene.

While having toured with bands like Evoken ,Swallow The Sun and Novembers Doom, to name a few, they quickly established a strong fanbase. Their new album A Mother Named Death is again one of those doom/death metal records that you just love from the start, without going into too much in depth talk, we can safely say that everything flows together very nice and the songs feel like they have been matured a bit more while also retaining their old-school sound, one thing that is perhaps a bit unexpected is their blending of black metal influences in some parts of the songs.

Evadne is not the type of doom band where you can expect them to be lingering on one riff for ten minutes, they bring everything to their game. Sometimes the songs are almost too fast for being described as a proper doom metal, but I guess this is up for some other discussion, some people might say its more black/doom rather then actual doom/death, hence the growling vocals. The album is characterized by heavy guitars, strong rhythmic line, gloomy keyboards, and growl performance in combination with parties of pure vocals, and all these things make the music of Evadne diverse, emotional and fascinating.

Overall the highly atmospheric sound on this record is amazing, extremely melancholic and organic. It's hard to pick up favorites as the entire record is a pure milestone of doom, raging from slow funeral doom tempos to more typical death metal tempos and it's safe to say this is a record that will keep the listener occupied for a very long time. Lingering in a time where everything is almost given away at the start, it's nice to find a band that still remains a bit unknown to the more die hard fans.

Evadne's A Mother Named Death is just that extra piece that fits so well with the gloomy days ahead and all human plauges. If you're looking for that one record to keep you wishing for more then this is it. Being a follow up to their previous works this one surely puts the standards a step higher.
Rating: 8,5/10

Tuesday, 22 August 2017



Dark Essence Records' band roster has never been lacking of Black and Extreme Metal,  but the slow, heavy tones of Doom have, until now, been noticeable by their absence.  but as of today's signing that has been taken care of.

Formed during 2014 in Norway's capital city Oslo, DWAAL can best be described as  is a five-headed beast , assaulting the listener with a dense wall of sound that lies somewhere at the intersection of Doom and Post Metal. The atmosphere they create is one of slow motion, laden with heavy, sludgy, gloomy riffs,  punctuated alternately by despairing vocals one minute, and minimalistic, melancholic melodies the next.  Or, as the band like to put it: " A punch in the throat followed by a soothing caress, followed by another punch in the throat".

DWAAL's lineup is comprised of Christian Natusch on Vocals &  Synth, Eigil Dragvik on Guitar & Backing Vocals, Rikke Karlsen on Guitar, Stian Hammer on Bass and Anders Johnsen on Drums.  The band's studio debut was self-released in April of this year to a warm reception from the Norwegian underground.  The EP,  titled "Darben", is a 31 minute, two-track opus which can be heard at

Work has now begun on DWAAL's first full-length album, with tracking expected to start in the spring of 2018 for release later in the year.

More information about DWAAL can be found on the band's Facebook at

A video of DWAAL performing live at Blitz, in Oslo, during 2017 can be seen at

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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Toronto's blackened metallers ASTAROTH INCARNATE have announced their fourth single entitled 'Unfleshed'. The song is taken from their forthcoming album Omnipotence - The Infinite Darkness

Toronto's  blackened metallers ASTAROTH INCARNATE have announucned their forth single  entitled 'Unfleshed'. The song is taken from their forthcoming album Omnipotence - The Infinite Darkness, Out  September 8th, 2017 via CDN RECORDS.

1. Obscurity
2. Curse of the Black Plague
3. Unfleshed
4. Sanctum of Torment
5. Re-Creation

Recorded at Monolithic Productions by Tyler Williams
Mixed and mastered by Tyler Williams
Artwork by Dee Gozali / Dee Artwork
Photos by Jordanna Clarke

Astaroth (Sam) - Vocals/Lyrics
Pablo Sagastume - Guitars
Ric Galvez - Guitars
Sergio Moyano - Bass
Émile Giordan - Drums

About the band, frontman, Astaroth, commented the following...

"The vision of bestowing the ideologies of Astaroth to our hell spawns through our interpretations and relating them to our world and society of today. Our goal is to create extreme metal which feels limitless in its creative form while staying true to our roots and influences in metal.

With each member coming from a different musical background, it allows us to craft each song with a different mindset, in an effort to intrigue the listener and entice their mind to dissect the lyrics which are encrusted with multi-layered meanings.

All of our songs, music and lyrics combined, are built around personal exploration for each spawn to experience in their own way."

Combining a cornucopia of the extreme, Astaroth Incarnate are not easily categorized, though their approach is one that coalesces black metal with elements of death, thrash, melodic, doom, and groove.

Too put a long story short , Astaroth Incarnate is a blend of sub-genre fluctuations, which includes a wide spectrum of vocals, progressive drumming, and technical yet groovy bass lines all driven by memorable riffing and solos.

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