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05:45 - Apothecary Marrow Of The Spirit is definitely underrated, not sure why people say Agalloch went downhill with that album. I definitely don't think they ended on a strong note with Serpent & The Sphere though
23:59 - Netzach Czerny, I get your point but I'd say the same about "Ashes"... It just gets too droney and gaze-ish in sections. Limbs and Not Unlike the Waves are awesome though... The Mantle has this "whiskey fueled regret"-feel I adore
23:55 - Netzach Btw, AMA on Reddit with A.A Nemtheanga if anyone's interested [link]
23:51 - Czerny Reiter Ashes Against the Grain & Marrow take the cake for me. The Mantle has some sections where it loses steam and gets all too mellow.
Melodic death metal band Allegaeon has released a new track from their upcoming album, Proponent For Sentience, that will be released on the 23rd of September this year. The song is called "All Hail Silence" and you can hear the song and watch the video down here. The video was shot at Black Sky Brewery in Denver, Colorado during the recording of Proponent For Sentience earlier this year.
If you are curious about Mono's new material, today you get to listen to a taste of the new album. The Japanese post-rockers will release their new full-length Requiem For Hell on October 14th under Temporary Residence Ltd. (North America), Pelagic Records (Europe) and Magniph / Hostess Entertainment (Japan and Asia). "Ely's Heartbeat" is the first track to be revealed from the album and you can stream it below now.
The sludge metal machine Crowbar just announced a new release to follow Symmetry In Black. Two years later, they are releasing The Serpent Only Lies, which will feature cover artwork (oil painting) by Eliran Kantor. Check it out below alongside a small album teaser. Their eleventh new LP is due out on October 28th, 2016 through E1 Music.
Aenaon are currently streaming "Oneirodynia", the first track from their forthcoming Hypnosophy album, scheduled for release on November 25th on Code666 Records. Below you can take a listen to the track. It's an interesting combination of different musical structures and styles.
Polish death metal commando Hate is going to enter Custom 34 Studio in Gdańsk, Poland on the 4th of September, next week. The band has tapped Arek "Malta" Malczewski to produce their new album, under the working title of Tremendum. The recording process will last until November and the band will also be using Sound Division Studio in Warsaw, Poland. The material, which contains 10 new songs, is planned to be released in April 2017 via Napalm Records.
If you like atmospheric black metal, you need to check out Mesarthim's second album, .- -... ... . -. -.-. .. The unpronounceable opus was just released by the Australians and comes just one year after their debut, Isolate. The album is now available to stream and download on their Bandcamp page. Dive into the abyss.
Icelandic black metallers Misþyrming have announced the release of a new split album with Sinmara. The 12" MLP will be released later this year or next year (winter 2016/2017) via Terratur Possessions. The album features one song by each band and cover art crafted by Joseph Deegan. For now, you can check out the trailer of the release right here.
Sirenia are yet to announce their new singer but they already have a new album prepared! Following the departure of Spanish singer Ailyn this year, the Norwegian metallers will release the follow-up to The Seventh Life Path this year already, on the 11th of November 2016. Dim Days Of Dolor is the title of their new upcoming album and it consists of 11 brand new songs plus one bonus track. Feast your eyes on the cover artwork below. But who could be Sirenia's new singer? It will be announced officially on the 8th of September.
It's common for An Autumn For Crippled Children to release something every year and 2016 is no exception. In fact, the Dutch shoegaze/atmospheric black metal band is now releasing their next album, entitled Eternal. The album will be released as digital/LP somewhere in October/November. It will be available later in the year in CD. However, the entire release is already available for streaming via Bandcamp, which means you can already listen to it now!
Dawn (SWE), who are one of those few bands who played quality melodic black metal but went missing from the scene after the 90's, are now returning finally after 18 years. They announced some new merchandise through their official Facebook page, and also commented under the video of their full-length classic Slaughtersun (Crown Of The Triarchy) that they confirm that the band is already in the recording process of their third record, the first new material under their name in 18 years.
Here it is finally, a brand new Obscure Sphinx song for you! The Polish post-metallers have unveiled "Nothing Left", one of the tracks of their upcoming 3rd full-length effort Epitaphs. The song is available for your listening pleasure below. Do you approve?
The mighty thrashers Anthrax released the album For All Kings this year, as you probably know. More recently, they have been working on a new cool video for the track "Monster At The End", which has now been revealed. The premise is that there's a little bit of the monster in all of us. Enjoy!
The first new song taken from Almah's forthcoming album has arrived! Their fifth album is called E.V.O. and the first song unveiled is precisely the album opener, "Age Of Aquarius". The brand new album will be released on September 23rd via Pride & Joy Music (Europe), Test Your Metal (U.S./Mexico/Canada) and King Records (Japan). Satisfy your curiosity below and share your impressions of the first sounds.