DREAD SOVEREIGN is the side project of Alan Nemtheanga (PRIMORDIAL) where he branches out, picks up a bass and decides to have a go at something a bit different. The band features Con Ri on Drums (CONAN, KRAWWL, MALTHUSIAN) and Bones on guitar (ex-DE NOVISSIMIS). I went into this album expecting something akin to outtakes … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Dread Sovereign – Alchemical Warfare
This past July, Ensiferum released their critically acclaimed full-length, Thalassic, via Metal Blade Records - which landed on the worldwide charts: --Finland: #1 - official albums chart--Germany: #3 - official albums chart--Switzerland: #5 - official albums chart--USA: #10 - current hard music albums chart--USA: #14 - top new artist albums chart--USA: #26 - current rock albums chart--USA: #94 … Continue reading NEWS: ENSIFERUM – Launches Lyric Video For ‘Run From The Crushing Tide’
Blacklight Media / Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Capra to its worldwide roster! Capra is a metallic hardcore band roaring out of the depths of southern Louisiana. With high energy delivery and raging rock and roll hooks inspired by Converge and Every Time I Die, this is the band for their time and place. Capra comments: "We in Capra are beyond excited to … Continue reading NEWS: CAPRA – Signs Worldwide Deal With Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records
Behemoth have announced In Absentia Dei, a groundbreaking immersive livestream spectacular which will broadcast on September 5th, 2020 from a secret church location in Poland. The event will be streamed in high definition 4K, with an immersive experience option, allowing viewers to choose from 8 different camera angles in the multi-camera shoot or watch the "Director's Cut". Tickets for … Continue reading NEWS: BEHEMOTH – Announces ‘In Absentia Dei’ Immersive Livestream Event
Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Denmark's Demon Head to its worldwide roster! Though hesitant to compromise the description of the music they perform through generalizing terms of genre, Demon Head has coined the term "diabolic rock" as an appropriate presentation. The quintet's full-length debut, Ride The Wilderness (2015), is a youthful and hungry adventure exploring the boundless courage of … Continue reading NEWS: DEMON HEAD – Sign Worldwide Deal With Metal Blade Records
Last Friday (July 10th), Ensiferum released their new full-length, Thalassic, via Metal Blade Records. Stream and purchase Thalassic now at: metalblade.com/ensiferum - where the record is available in the multiple formats. For a preview of Thalassic, a lyric video for the album track "For Sirens" can be viewed below: https://youtu.be/8WRG7MQvrrY Find ENSIFERUM on Facebook.
Last month, Byzantine's Chris "OJ" Ojeda (vocals/rhythm guitar) took part in a "quarantine jam" of Metallica's "The Shortest Straw" with Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves; rhythm/lead guitar), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence; lead guitar), Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch; bass/backup vocals), and Mike Portnoy (Metal Allegiance; drums), which was filmed and recorded at each members' home. Watch the video … Continue reading NEWS: BYZANTINE – Chris ‘OJ’ Ojeda Launches ‘Quarantine Jam’ Video Of Metallica’s ‘The Shortest Straw’
On September 4th, Iceland's Cult Of Lilith will release their debut full-length, Mara, via Metal Blade Records. A frantic collision of death metal, prog, complex classical structures and more, Mara is a restless, constantly shifting collection that is as imaginative as it is compulsive. For a first preview of the album, the new single, "Cosmic Maelstrom", can be heard at: metalblade.com/cultoflilith - … Continue reading NEWS: CULT OF LILITH – Reveals Details For New Album ‘Mara’
Grab a sword and board a dragonhead long ship! Make fast the oars, set sail and prepare for battle on the high seas with ENSIFERUM. The sword bearing folk metal warriors from Finland are due to return with their new nine track album Thallasic. What does Thallasic mean though? As I discussed with vocalist and … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Ensiferum – Thallasic
On July 10th, Ensiferum will release their new album, Thalassic, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of Thalassic, a video for the new single, "Andromeda" (directed by Vesa Ranta and recorded on Rankki Island, Finland). You can watch the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgF38ZQJAPU Find ENSIFERUM on Facebook.