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Having just released their acclaimed new studio album Utgard little over a week ago, (Read our review here) Norwegian blackened avant-gardists Enslaved have announced a European tour for May 2021. The band achieved some incredible chart positions worldwide including; US #67 Billboard #9 Current Hard Music #3 Top New Artist, Germany #30, UK #17 Indie #8 Rock and Italy …

Swedish band Katatonia annouce news of a new live album – Dead air due 13th November via Peaceville Records. The album will see Katatonia performing an extensive and majestic set of fan favourites plus the live premiere of 3 songs from City Burials, captured during their May 2020 lockdown session Formed in 1991 by Jonas Renkse …

When Diamond Head first released ‘Lightning To The Nations’ 40 years ago in 1980, few could have predicted the importance it would carry -and establish- with regards to heavy metal’s new wave and sound. Stacked and packed with riffs, ‘Lightning To The Nations’ would be one of the prime catalysts for a movement known as the New Wave …

Enslaved are preparing for the final act of their Cinematic Summer Tour – now due to take place on Thursday 1st of October at 7pm BST / 8pm CEST. This virtual release event ‘Utgard – The Journey Within’ is named after their upcoming studio album Utgard (out on the 2nd of October), from which they’ll be performing several tracks for the first time …

New York City hardcore legends Sick Of It All dearly miss playing live, so the band decided to film a series of live clips – straight in their living rooms! First is a real classic – ‘Alone’ Make sure to subscribe to the band’s channel to get notified about coming clips. The band comments: “Quarantine …

A storm is brewing in the world of Epica. After previously teasing their new album through several studio vlogs, the symphonic metal titans have begun to prepare their fans for a major announcement to come very soon! But today, the band is taking one last look into their past and is happy to announce that “The Quantum …

‘Into The Mirror Black’, originally released in 1990, is a truly special, much revered metal record, which received massive critical acclaim back when it came out and is still loved dearly to the very day. Its gloomy atmosphere and thought-provoking lyrics, its brilliant mix borderlining heavy and thrash metal, its stellar guitar work and the …

Sweden’s OPETH have come a long way in the past 30 years, having evolved from raw death metal to virtuosic and progressive vintage rock. Always forging their own path, the band have delivered 13 albums, each a fresh milestone within its genre and soon, the band centered around frontman and guitarist, Mikael Åkerfeldt, will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary. To …

Enslaved are sharing the video for their second show of their Cinematic Summer Tour. This special performance is called ‘Below The Lights’ – named after their 2003 ground-breaking 7th studio album which they’ll be playing in full for the very first time. It’s a collaboration with Bergen’s infamous Beyond The Gates Festival. Watch it here: Enslaved commented:  “Below The Lights is a …

Norwegian black metal fathers – Mayhem have been forced to reschedule their dates for the Northern Ritual Tour for obvious reasons. See below for new dates. The band comments: “It is unfortunate yet neither surprising nor avoidable that the European tour that was to take place this fall will have to be postponed. These are …