ALBUM REVIEW: Candlemass – Green Valley (Live In Lockdown)

CANDLEMASS are a cornerstone of the global doom metal scene. Having emerged in 1984 from Stockholm, they’ve been around long enough to solidify a reputation as masters of their craft. Green Valley (Live In Lockdown) sees the band revisit some favourites from their lengthy back catalogue. These tracks include tracks from the acclaimed Epicus Doomicus … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Candlemass – Green Valley (Live In Lockdown)

ALBUM REVIEW: The Medea Project – Southern Echoes

I had the pleasure of reviewing Sisyphus by THE MEDEA PROJECT last year. The release was pleasing and yet, at the end of my review I noted that  the ”...album isn’t stereotypical doom metal and I think that works in its favour. It doesn’t seem afraid to step out of the bounds of the usual … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Medea Project – Southern Echoes

ALBUM REVIEW: Byron – The Omega Evangelion

Dear Reader,It’s always a risky move naming yourself after one of Britain’s most influential wordsmiths. It tends to be a risk to invite comparisons to anything that has that legendary status but occasionally it pays off. Lord Byron’s connection to music is obvious, notably writing of the “music of the spheres”. Which is a weird … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Byron – The Omega Evangelion

ALBUM REVIEW: Golgotha – Remembering The Past, Writing The Future

GOLGOTHA is a doom metal band formed in Spain in 1992 by Vicente Payá. Remembering The Past, Writing The Future is the first new release since 2019’s Erasing the future EP. It is the first new album since the addition of Samuel Morales (ex-HELEVORN) on guitar. Morales joins vocalist Amón López, fellow guitarist Payá, bassist … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Golgotha – Remembering The Past, Writing The Future

NEWS: PARADISE LOST – Announce ‘Draconian Times’ 25th Anniversary Reissue

In 1995 Paradise Lost released their masterpiece ‘Draconian Times’, an album that defined them creatively and made them one of the best metal bands the UK has ever produced.  To coincide with the albums 25th anniversary Music For Nations will reissue ‘Draconian Times’ on 4th December.   Working with Simon Efemy (Napalm Death The Wildhearts, … Continue reading NEWS: PARADISE LOST – Announce ‘Draconian Times’ 25th Anniversary Reissue

NEWS: MY SILENT WAKE – Release Video For ‘Damnum Per Saeculorum’

My Silent Wake's Damnum Per Saeculorum is an album that captivates your senses and enfolds you in an atmosphere so rich and deep it is wonderfully inescapable. Recorded in various locations and different times as 2019 slipped away and 2020 struggled into life and featuring vocal and lyrical contributions from friends and family, Damnum Per … Continue reading NEWS: MY SILENT WAKE – Release Video For ‘Damnum Per Saeculorum’

ALBUM REVIEW: Mortem Atra – A Dark Lament

Beauty has no bounds. The emotional lyrics captivate and ensnare the senses. Begin the journey into the dark, illuminating, savage world of internal struggles, anger and battle with depression. This is what you can expect from Cyprus basedMelodic Death/Doom Metal troupe MORTEM ATRA.The evidence can be found in their upcoming debut album A Dark Lament. … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Mortem Atra – A Dark Lament

NEWS: CELLAR DARLING – Announce Tour With KATATONIA And Exclusive YouTube Live Session

On March 22nd, Switzerland's CELLAR DARLING will release their new concept masterpiece The Spell, which tells the story of a girl who falls in love with death, and of course, the Swiss highflyers are more than ready for an extensive new touring cycle. Whilst the dark prog rockers have already announced their own UK headline tour, they will … Continue reading NEWS: CELLAR DARLING – Announce Tour With KATATONIA And Exclusive YouTube Live Session

NEWS: KHEMMIS |Band release first single + launch pre-order

Denver doomed heavy metal quartet KHEMMIS have issued the first details and lead single for their anxiously-anticipated third album, Desolation. Confirmed for release on 22nd June, Desolation will see release via 20 Buck Spin in North America and via Nuclear Blast Entertainment throughout the rest of the world. The bewitching cover artwork for the new album was created by Sam Turner (Black Breath, 3 … Continue reading NEWS: KHEMMIS |Band release first single + launch pre-order