“In the time the songs were written the issue of transience was omnipresent” – Introducing: Nachtblut

German dark metal pioneers Nachtblut released their sixth studio album Vanitas on October 2nd, 2020 via Napalm Records. The listener will be drawn into the band’s musical maelstrom in a classifying Nachtblut manner: hard riffs, Askeroth’s incisive vocals, rousing melodies, and profound, candid lyrics. Three years after the previous album Apostasie was released, Nachtblut returns with even more vigor and might.

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“I decided to keep it a personal project” – Introducing: The Sullen

Formed out of the ashes of his previous band “Final Words of Sorrow”, was created by Petros “Elathan” Petalas in Athens, in the fall of 2018. Its musical path is an alloy of gothic/black metal with melodic doom elements, under the aegis of Tribulation, Paradise Lost, Primordial, and the prime Rotting Christ era.

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“The new album, ‘Father Shadow’ has a little bit of everything for everyone” – Introducing: The Unguided

Swedish melodic death metal formation The Unguided hit hard with their upcoming full-length Father Shadow, to be released on October 9th via Napalm Records. With their new long-player, these Nordic heavyweights – who are all former members of Sonic Syndicate – prove that they can’t be pigeonholed. Eleven quick-tempered, high-voltage pieces indicate that The Unguided […]

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“It’s important to keep your head up and stay focused” – Introducing: Hinayana

Austin, Texas-based melodic death-doom metal unit Hinayana have been turning heads in the metal scene since their formation in 2014, starting out as a one-man-band spearheaded by frontman Casey Hurd. Now, after releasing their crushing 2018 full-length Order Divine and subsequently securing the attention of Napalm Records, Hinayana were poised to release their new musical […]

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“Putting a band together and keeping it running smoothly isn’t always easy” – interview with Robert Dexter of Kings County

Originally from New York & Massachusetts, Kings County performed throughout the northeast at all the major venues including the top ski resorts in New England. In 2000 the band was hired by Disney World as the house band at Pleasure Island. Since 2000 the band has performed over 2000 shows. Along with performances at Disney World, the band has played shows from Maine to New Orleans, and internationally at the Hard Rock Café in Cancun, Mexico. The band has also supported American Idol’s Bo Bice on his 2006 tour with enthusiastic response. The band made a strong comeback with their brand new video for the latest song, “Bleed These Tears”. Here’s our interview with the band’s vocalist, Robert Dexter!

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“Our music blends a ton of genres” – introducing: Gone in April

Gone In April came to life in 2011, with the release of their debut album, ‘We Are But Human’. With the release of their second album, Threads Of Existence, in 2016, the band continues to unite a diverse palette of metal genres, such as symphonic, death, speed, and goth. The band received praise from the international metal community and performed within North America as well as Asia. We had the opportunity to talk with the violinist and vocalist, Julie Bélanger, and also with the guy behind the drumset, Yanic Bercier.

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Epic and mysterious – introducing: Behold the Void

Behold the Void was formed in 2015 when Daniil Kaverin (vox) met Evgeny Novoseltsev (guitar), Roman Vasilev (guitar), and Artem Kobachevsky (bass). The band started to search for a specific atmosphere and sound they wanted to hear in their music. As a main genre guys picked deathcore, however, the great part of inspiration also came from djent, downtempo deathcore, and black metal.

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Introducing: AtWood

Hailing from the fertile rock breeding ground of Milan, Italy, Atwood introduced themselves to the local scene with the release of their first single – Black Mirror, which was just the beginning of a storyline. Their debut EP, “at odds”, delivered in November 2018, has been defined as “a seamless blend of pop, alternative rock, synth and electronics and some post-hardcore influences flowing into one melting pot of sound, enriched by alluring vocals”.

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Introducing: Firing All Cylinders

Firing All Cylinders represent the explosive sound, excitement, and intensity of heavy metal with influences from the past and present. The group incorporates classic rock n’ roll sound inspired by bands like AC/DC and Black Sabbath. Add a dash of modern metal bands such as KoRn, Avenged Sevenfold, System of a Down, and Slipknot to build the band’s iconic sound. In a short period of time, Firing All Cylinders has rapidly gained success with unique aggressive sounds and performances which became trademark qualities of the group. Here’s our interview with the band’s vocalist, Rix Boker!

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