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Marty Friedman - New Video Released 22.12

If you have heard Marty Friedman's new album Inferno, you will know this song, "Undertow". Following a trek across the UK, the guitar virtuoso presents his brand new music video for the song today. According to Friedman (who currently resides in Tokyo), the video features an unsullied look at Japanese culture. The clip is available below. What do you think of it? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Pyramids - New Album Title And Cover Artwork Revealed 22.12

American experimental act Pyramids have announced today that their new album will be titled A Northern Meadow. The follow-up to their 2008 self-titled debut will be released through Profound Lore Records on March 17th, 2015. You can also take a look at the cover artwork that will grace this new opus below. Further details shall be announced soon. (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
Kamijo - Announces 2015 World Tour 22.12

Since the breakup of visual kei juggernauts Versailles in 2012, vocalist Kamijo has been vigorously pursuing a solo career, churning out a run of singles and full-length debut Heart. Now, to commemorate his twentieth year in the music industry, he has announced a world tour that will see him performing on at least four continents. Thus far, only dates for the tour's European and Japanese legs have been confirmed. (by Ruchesko)   Read more ››
Nightwish - Reveal New Album Title, Cover Art And More 22.12

Nightwish start their week by revealing all about their new album. Firstly, it will be called Endless Forms Most Beautiful. Their long-awaited new album comes out on March 27th (Europe), March 30th (UK) and March 31st (US) via Nuclear Blast Records. The detailed cover artwork was created by longtime collaborator Toxic Angel and the album features eleven new songs. Feast your eyes on the cover below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Svartsot - New Album Details, New Song Online 22.12

Danish folk metallers Svartsot have announced their new album title and release dates. Their fourth album is being released in cooperation between Svartsot's newly established company, Of Wood And Iron Productions, and the Hungarian label Nail Records, the home to Dalriada. It drops on February 20th in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and three days later in the rest of Europe. A taster from Vældet can be heard in the form of the song "Kilden - I Marker og I Lunde" below. (by .:Nataras:.)   Read more ››
Goatwhore, Dying Fetus and support in Toulouse, 25/11/2014 13.12

As soon as the Toulouse date of this tour was announced, I knew I had to come. Goatwhore coming here? Hell yeah!!! (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
Mars Red Sky + Year Of No Light in Toulouse 09.12

Let's face it: they didn't bring any Bordeaux wine with them... (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
Voting Abuse, MS, and YOU! 06.12

So you want to be a Stormtrooper and check peoples darkest habits in an effort to report Votecriminals to your local Moderator? Here are some thoughts on the scoring system and tips on tracking down Votecriminals. (by Xnoybis)   Read more ››
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Lethian Dreams - Season Of Raven Words (2012)

Early this January, during the first days of 2012, Lethian Dreams returned with their second full-length, Season Of Raven Words. One could expect a bit of the same, already done before atmospheric melodic doom that blends anguished or grunting male vocals with ethereal relaxing female vocals that can be found on their debut album, but also on a hundred other releases. Lethian Dreams this time put emphasis on the first half of their sound, the ethereal/atmospheric part, and embed a few slightly neoclassical... (by DerRozzengarten)   Read more ››

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Therion frequently uses visual symbols on its album covers. Most of them are based on magick, occult, and Dragon Rouge themes.

Hendecagram, the star of Qliphoth, an eleven-pointed star also called Star of Seth, is the most commonly-used symbol by the band. The star symbolises the night side of the Qabalah. The hendecagram is important to Christofer's magick and his lyrics, and has been admitted as a band symbol.There is also a connection between the eleven points of the star and the Dragon Rouge's Draconian initiation, since its 1 + 9 + 1 levels together constitute 11 steps. The symbol appears on all the album covers (not only front covers, also in back and/or inlay) since Symphony Masses: Ho Drakon Ho Megas (1993).

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