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Witchcraft - Black Metal

Lay down your soul to the gods, rock and roll!

Cronos's demonic Lemmy impersonation, the punky buzzsaw riffs, the flailing percussion, the ridiculous evil imagery - this album is far from perfect, but thrash, death, and black metal would be very different without this album. It's a legend, it's a landmark, and no matter what you say, I'd much rather write a review of that album than the new Witchcraft.

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Posted: 09.06.2020 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (12)

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Aerial Ruin - Reveal Opening Track From Collaboration Album With Bell Witch

Together with Bell Witch, Aerial Ruin present an opening track of their new collaboration album Stygian Bough: Volume I, due on June 26th via Profound Lore Records. Hear the 19-minute long epic track "The Bastard Wind" via YouTube down under.

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Posted: 08.06.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Ljosazabojstwa - New Album Full Stream Available

Ljosazabojstwa, a black/death metal unit from Belarus, offer a full stream of their newest full length effort, Głoryja Śmierci. The latter was officially released just couple of days ago (digitally) through Godz Ov War Productions.

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Posted: 08.06.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Gaerea - Drop New Track 'To Ain'

Gaerea are premiering a Guilherme Henriques-directed one single shot performance video for the second new track "To Ain", taken from their upcoming album Limbo, due out July 24th, 2020.

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Posted: 08.06.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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The Crown - To Enter Recording Studio In October

This coming October, death thrash metal powerhouse The Crown will enter the Studio Fredman in Gothenburg (Sweden) to record a new studio album and follow-up to 2018's Cobra Speed Venom. A short video clip from the band's rehearsals can be viewed at this location.

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Posted: 08.06.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (4)

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Thenighttimeproject - Present New Video Clip

Swedes Thenighttimeproject released it's second full length Pale Season last year in June via Debemur Morti Productions. Now they are pleased to premiere the new, self-produced/shot video clip for the song "Embers".

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Posted: 08.06.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Tsjuder - Split With Drummer, Working On New Record

Black metal operatives Tsjuder announce the departure of their long-time drummer Christian Svendsen (aka AntiChristian). In other news, the Norwegians confirmed that the work on the new studio record is underway. Recording process follows later this year.

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Posted: 08.06.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (2)

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Inter Arma - Stream Cover Of Nine Inch Nails' 'March Of The Pigs'

Inter Arma's Garbers Days Revisited cover EP comes out on July 10 via Relapse Records. To taste one more piece from this upcoming effort, give a listen to the cover of Nine Inch Nails' "March Of The Pigs" track.

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Posted: 08.06.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Interviews
Descend Into Despair

This is the first time I interviewed a band from my own country, and it was especially weird considering I personally knew both of the folks I was interviewing. Take my fan status with a grain of salt if you want and accuse me of doing this interview as a favor all you want, but the truth is that I found out about them through this website, specifically through this review, and only later did I get to befriend a few of them. And I listened to both of their recent two albums enough times to know that I genuinely enjoy them, and I'm not just listening to be a good friend. Regardless, there were a few things about the new album and about the band in general that I was curious enough to ask about and patient enough to wait to do it in an interview. In the meantime you can read our review of Opium.

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Posted: 08.06.2020 by RaduP | Comments (5)

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Dokken - Reveal Song & Music Video From Unreleased Collection

US heavy metal veterans Dokken have revealed a brand new video for "Step Into The Light" song. The latter is taken from the upcoming release The Lost Songs: 1978-1981 - unreleased, essential and rockin' gems from the vaults of frontman Don Dokken. This outing is set for release on 28th of August, 2020 via Silver Lining Music.

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Posted: 08.06.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Fellwarden - To Release Collaboration Digital Output With Three Other Bands

On July 3rd, German label Eisenwald will release a digital collaboration release between Fellwarden, Mosaic, By The Spirits and Osi And The Jupiter. Entitled Songs Of Origin And Spirit, this special effort will feature 16 songs.

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Posted: 08.06.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Five Finger Death Punch - New Official Video Clip Streaming

Five Finger Death Punch premiere a new music video for the track "A Little Bit Off", taken off their latest record F8. The group filmed the clip with director Rob Anderson around their hometown of Las Vegas prior to the lockdown.

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Posted: 08.06.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Reviews
Ulthar - Providence

I wouldn't call Ulthar a supergroup, especially since it debuted around the same time or even before most of the other bands of the members, but having a trio with connections to Vastum, Tombs, Pale Chalice, Extremity, Mutilation Rites, Palace Of Worms and Spirit Possession isn't really easy to overlook.

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Posted: 08.06.2020 by RaduP | Comments (5)

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Firewind - Firewind

Right, Firewind from Firewind. Often I question when a band with many albums under their belt decide to release an eponymous album years down the line. In this case, they do get a pass as they explained it by saying this feels like a re-launch of the band by bringing Herbie Langhans as a vocalist, as he does sound very much like their first singer Stephen Fredrick.

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Posted: 08.06.2020 by Dream Taster | Comments (0)

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Atavist - Release 16-Minute Long Track "Loss"

The release date of Atavist's upcoming record III: Absolution is getting closer. Before the new effort hits the stores, British doomsters share one more track, a 16-minute long opener "Loss". III: Absolution arrives on June 19th.

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Posted: 07.06.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Tombs - Production Of The New Full Length Almost Finished

In February, New York based metal quartet Tombs put out the Monarchy Of Shadows EP. Couple of months later, the work on the new full length is already in full swing. As they have unveiled, the production is nearing its completion. Stay tuned for additional info coming soon.

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Posted: 07.06.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (1)