2014 is the year when darkness descends. With the release of so many great albums, German metallers Bethlehem also decided to treat us with more dark music from their side. According to the band's label Prophecy Productions, a new album is on its way and they announced the release of new merchandise, a reissue of their debut album Dark Metal and a vinyl box as well. See the album cover and tracklist here and rejoice!
Being in a funeral doom metal band does not mean you can't have a sense of humor. Indeed, that's one of the messages the German horde Ahab showed through a comical set of photos via their Facebook page, and as the band has put it: "As music business is a dirty business find here an 'educational' comic how to better NOT sign a record deal." Not only that but they have also officially announced their contract renewal with Napalm Records.
Sweden's unique avantgarde metal act Diablo Swing Orchestra have posted a message via their Facebook regarding a sudden line up change with the departure of their long time main vocalist Annlouice Loegdlund and hints at new material. Annlouice Loegdlund leaves the band to pursue her opera career and will be replaced by Kristin Evegård. The band is already recording a new single with the new vocalist.
Italian progressive black metal band Hortus Animae has revealed more details regarding their new album Secular Music, which is considered to be their comeback album since their 2005 opus The Blow Of Furious Winds. The band released the cover art and a teaser video, available for your viewing pleasure here.