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quarta-feira, 16 de novembro de 2016

Solothus - No King Reigns Eternal ( Full-Length Album - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream

Much like most of the other branches of the ever-growing tree of heavy metal, doom has become synonymous with almost anything, and everything in between: funeral doom, stoner doom, epic doom and what have you... But the good ol' doom/death often seems to be cast aside, as if this cruder and creepier abomination was better left in the shadows. Then again, all the better, as that is indeed where this kind of purposefully unrefined sonic sorcery strives best...

While the Solothus guys have strong ties to death metal - with vocalist Kari now also growling for Sepulchral Curse, while Tami hammers his bass in the ranks of Gorephilia as well - and this is evident in their sound, it's the passion for doom metal where the band's origins lie. The dark epic majesty of masters like Candlemass, combined with the most crushing death metal dread á la Asphyx and Cianide, was what inspired Kari and guitarist Veli to cast the first Solothusian spells in the small Southwestern town of Parainen in 2007.

After going through a few line-up changes and relocating to the bigger cities of Turku and Helsinki, Solothus launched their debut full-length "Summoned from the Void" on Spain's esteemed Memento Mori imprint in 2013. While the album already proved them to be a force to be reckoned with, its successor "No King Reigns Eternal" digs the hole way deeper, expanding it to a devouring abyss of desolation. There's no light waiting at the bottom for these six songs, monstrous musical monuments ranging from 6 to nearly 11 minutes in length. Conjuring for instance Hooded Menace at its bleakest, and as suggested by the stunning cover artwork courtesy of Juanjo Castellano, this second coming focuses on excruciatingly crushing all possible hope in the heaviest way possible. Thou art doomed!

Media Praise

"No King Reigns Eternal is an artful combination of staggering heaviness, neck-snapping aggression, and cold, alabaster beauty. It generates an atmosphere of emotional collapse and physical decay, gets the blood pumping, too.The new album blends many of the same ingredients that were present in Summoned From the Void, yet the songwriting is even stronger, the wrenching melodies even more memorable, the guitar performances even more exceptional and varied, and the overall emotional impact of the album even more potent." -  No Clean Singing

"SOLOTHUS approaches their sound in a brutal doom laden method. I am for one am glad they didn't go the Gothic way, which sometimes just feels comical almost. Deliberate, sluggish riffs paired with raspy thick vocals form a very gloomy soundscape. Sludge filled melodies moving at glacial pace set the tempo for this minimalist album. They do just about enough to keep the listening engrossed and enjoy the onslaught. Eerie, grim and macabre, the songs set the tone and the mood for one hell of a putrid, rank onslaught. The guitar solos in the album is a surprising revelation and its stands out loud and proud. The band intends to tour in the coming months and have a more or less stable line-up, which definitely helps, and also record. Must have for Epic Doom/death Metal fans." - Metal Temple

Formed In: 2007
Status: Active
Years Active: 2007-Present

Kari Kankaanpää - Vocals
Veli-Matti Karjalainen - Guitars
Sami Iivonen - Guitars & Backing Vocals
Juha Karjalainen - Drums
Tami Luukkonen - Bass

Country of Origin: Finland
Location: Turku/Helsinki
Genre: Death/Doom Metal

Current Label: Doomentia Records
Booking/Press Contact:

Official Website:

No King Reigns Eternal ( Full-Length Album  - 2016)

Released March 18, 2016 

Recorded and Mixed by Harri Hyytiäinen at Rehearsalucifer Studios in 2015. 
Mastered by Mikko Saastamoinen at Transistor Studios in 2015. 
Cover Art by Juanjo Castellano. 
Logo by Grave IX Design. 

All songs/lyrics by Solothus.

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Into Infernus Announces New Album + New Single Released

Into Infernus, founded early July of 2013, is the brainchild of Andrew Zink, PJ Mc Teirnan, and Eric Owen. The band is a collaborative project with members located in both America and Ireland. The music of VII, their debut album, was written in just 10 days. All lyrics/stories and vocals were written and recorded just 2 weeks later. The album was self-released August, 18th, 2013. One month after the debut - having only spent 12 days writing - the music of the 2nd album was already finished. The highly anticipated album, "The End of Eden" was released November 16th, 2014, exclusively though Hollowed Records. “The End of Eden” is a theatrical fairytale delivered in a symphonic and desperate musical styling.

Frey Valor, from the original album "VII", returns in one of ten brand new stories from the upcoming album, "GRIMOIRE", out December 16th, 2016. 

Coward's Withering (Ft. JJ "Shiv" Polachek)

Released: November 14, 2016

Formed In: 2013
Status: Active
Years Active: 2013-Present

Andrew Zink - All Music and Orchestration/ Lyrics/ Voices/ Clean Singing
PJ Mc Tiernan - Lyrical Themes and Concepts/ Lyrics/ Vocals
Eric Owen - Lyrics/ Vocals

Country of Origin: United States
Location: Tampa, FL // Sligo, Ireland
Genre: Symphonic Black Metal/Deathcore

Current Label: Hollowed Records
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domingo, 13 de novembro de 2016

Ghoulchapel - Echoes Of Horror (Full-Length Album - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream

The Armenian symphonic black metal band Ghoulchapel released their long awaited new full length album, entitled "Echoes Of Horror" on November 10th, 2016. The new album is the third full length release by the band and the follow up to their "Idols of Doom" released in 2014. "Echoes Of Horror" is conceptually based on creepypasta horror stories embodied by haunting and aggressive symphonic black metal.

Formed in: 2013
Status: Active
Years Active: 2013-Present

Line UP
Mark Erskine - All Instruments, Vocals
Ando Kamavosyan - vocals

Country of Origin: Armenia
Location: Yerevan
Genre: Symphonic Blackened Death Metal

Current Label: Unsigned/Independent
CEO: Mark Erskine

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Echoes Of Horror (Full-Length Album - 2016)

Released November 10, 2016

All graphic design done by Mark Erskine (Gravedealer Art) 

sexta-feira, 11 de novembro de 2016

Sorrowful Land - Of Ruins… (Full-Length Album - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream

SORROWFUL LAND is a new Ukrainian Doom Metal act - currently the one-man project of Max Molodtsov (from the band Edenian). 

The debut full-length album by the leader of the Ukrainian band Edenian, Max Molodtsov, offers a 50-minutes long journey to the world of gloomy and hasteless, but atmospheric doom-death, where brutal elements are contrasted by melancholic interludes.The lyrics of the "Of Ruins..." album are based on the classical English poetry from the 19th century and the original author's verses. Mixed and mastered at Slow Burn Studio (When Nothing Remains, Crypt Of Silence)

Formed In: 2014
Status: Active 
Years Active: 2014-Present

Max Molodtsov - All Music, Lyrics, Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Drum-Programming.

Country: Ukraine
Location: Kharkov, Kharkiv Oblast
Genre: Atmospheric Doom Death

Current Label: Solitude Productions
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Of Ruins… (Full-Length Album - 2016)

Release Date: 07.11.2016

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quinta-feira, 10 de novembro de 2016

Old Chapel - Visions From Beyond (Full-Length Album - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream

Old Chapel is an orthodox sepulchral squad spreading the infection of old school doomed out death metal since 2010 under the leadership of Sergei Karpukhin (drums) and Pavel Suslov (vocals).

Based in the central Russian city of Ivanovo, Old Chapel is already known in the underground through two previous unholy releases – "Tales from the Churchyard" and "Symptoms of Possession."

Now after several years of silence, the Chapel opens the gates again to unleash all the demonic creatures dwelling and waiting inside. Inspired by old horror movies and witching rites, the band is ready to tell nine chilling stories of horror, decay and possession. Meet the new full-length album from Old Chapel, "Visions From Beyond."

"VISIONS FROM BEYOND is a new full-length album by Russian old school death metal band OLD CHAPEL. The release consists of 9 new songs telling about terrifying rites, painful deaths and sick mind's anguish. Among the prevailing uncompromising fast-temped tracks VISIONS FROM BEYOND also incorporates some measured dismal chants in a doom metal vein. Oppressive sound, catchy lead-guitars and bleeding vocals form chilling atmosphere of the album making you feel buried deep under the floor of old cursed chapel".

Status: Active
Formed In: 2010
Years Active: 2010-Present

Sergei Karpukhin - Drums  
Pavel Suslov - Vocals 

Country of origin: Russia
Location: Ivanovo
Genre: Death/Doom Metal

Current Label: Chaos Records
Booking/Press Contact:

Visions From Beyond (Full-Length Album - 2016)

Released November 7, 2016 

Mastered by Enormous Door. 

Impenitence - Monuments of Contempt (Full-Length Album - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream

Impenitence was found in 2007 in Sofia by Yasen, Julian and Dimitar. After months of rehearsals, doing covers and exploring each others minds, the musical core was joined by Lazar on vocals. The band continued to push the boundaries of their own musical capabilities and tastes. Very soon some songs were created. 

Several extreme live shows were performed during 2008-2010. In 2010 Lazar left the band. After some auditions in the beginning of 2011 Todor (Dimholt) joined the crew as vocalist. In the end of 2013 Boyan joined the band to fill for second guitar.

The  band released their debut album named “Monuments of Contempt” on October 31, 2016 . The album consists of 12 tracks lasting a little above 43 minutes. The album was recorded and mixed at Pacific Studio, Sofia and mastered at West West Side Music, New York by Alan Douches (Deicide, Hate Eternal, Death, Akercocke, etc.). The artwork is done by Timothée Mathelin (

The band's music is  modern death metal with influences from brutal, old school, technical, progressive, black and other weird popular extreme music.

Formed In: 2007
Status: Active
Years Active:2007-Present

Todor Krasimirov - Vocals 
Yasen Tsenkov - Guitars 
Boyan Kveldulf - Guitars 
Dimitar Vasilev - Bass, Backing Vocals 
Julian Borisov - Drums, Backing Vocals 

Country of Origin: Bulgaria
Location: Sofia
Genre: Death Metal

Current Label:Unsigned/Independent


Monuments of Contempt (Full-Length Album - 2016)

Released October 31, 2016 

Sound engineering & mixing by Alexander Kalanov, Peter Rangelov at Pacific Studio, Sofia (
» Mastering by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, New Windsor, New York (
» Artwork design & layout by Timothée Mathelin (

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Wastewalker - Funeral Winds (Full-Length Album - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream

Wastewalker was formed from the ashes of ex-Sumerian Records Sacramento CA heavy hitters Conducting From the Grave. The band is the brainchild of main CFTG songwriter/lead guitarist John Abernathy. After 2 Sumerian releases and a successful crowdfunded, self titled, album with Conducting From the Grave, most of the members of the now defunct band decided the full time musician life was no longer for them. Thus, the band decided to go out with a bang and play a few final shows in Northern CA for sold out crowds, with fans flying in from all over the world. 

Still struck with the fire to not only create metal, but perform it live, John decided to make a fresh start with a new line up of talented musicians with an updated sound and vision, as well as a new band name - Wastewalker. Inspired by a passion for post apocalyptic video games, movies, and literature, John "Abernasty" wrote and engineered the debut album "Funeral Winds" with the help of Nate Graham on guitar, (Sepsis), Cam Rogers on vocals (Alterbeast) Justin Tvetan on drums (Journal, ex Aenimus), and Joel Barerra on bass (ex Psychosomatic guitarist) with producer Zack Ohren handling mixing and mastering duties (All Shall Perish, Carnifex, Entheos, CFTG etc.) at Shark Bite studios in Oakland CA. 

Sonically the band differs from Conducting From the Grave in a few ways but also retains the signature melodic thrashy metalcore/death metal sound that brought CFTG to the forefront of the Northern CA metal scene. There are more layered chords, more blast beats and some synth layers sparsely thrown in for good measure, essentially adding a blackened feel to the more upbeat CFTG sound. The breakdown element is diminished from Conducting From the Grave, yet it is still present, used tastefully. Cam Rogers from Alterbeast (Unique Leader Records) delivers a stellar vocal performance throughout the album stylistically similar to The Black Dahlia Murder, Cattle Decapitation and Behemoth, with lyrical themes ranging from overcoming substance abuse, to income inequality, to the inevitable downfall of the human race due to war. Nate Graham brings guitar solos to the table that are reminiscent of Revocation's Dave Davidson and Chris Storey of All Shall Perish. Justin Tvetan knocks the drums out of the park as you would expect if you ever heard his math metal project Journal. The bass lines played by Joel Barerra are interesting and complex beneath the walls of strummed chords and blast beats, but hold down the root when they need to.

Expect big things from Wastewalker following the release of their debut album 'Funeral Winds'.

Formed in: N/A
Status: Active
Years Active: N/A

Joel Barerra - Bass
Justin Tvetan - Drums
Nate Graham - Guitars
John Abernathy - Guitars, Songwriting
Cam Rogers - Vocals

Country of origin: United States
Location: Sacramento, California
Genre: Technical Melodic Death Metal

Current Label: Unsigned/Independent
Booking/Press Contact:

IG and twitter: wastewalkermetal

Funeral Winds (Full-Length Album - 2016)

Released November 8, 2016 

Engineered by John Abernathy, Nate Graham, and Zack Ohren 
Mixed and Mastered by Zack Ohren 
Album art by Ken Sarafin 

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quarta-feira, 2 de novembro de 2016

Clouds - Departe (Full-Length Album - 2016) - Bandcamp Stream

Clouds have been looking for new a drummer. For the moment, Funeral's Anders Eek will be their live drummer, however, they have started to reveal more about their new album. Firstly, it will be called Departe and the cover artwork was provided by Arthur Kornovics.

New song off the second album called "Departe" which will be released on November 1st 2016. 

The album is featured Shaun MacGowan of My Dying Bride on violin as guest musician. The album will be released late this  year, most likely with Domestic Genocide Records, with whom the band has collaborated in the past.

Clouds is a veritable supergroup containing members of some of the most prolific Doom bands around. Formed by Daniel Neagoe (Eye Of Solitude, Deos, Colosus) in 2013, he states, "The music is dedicated to departed ones, loved ones who now, are no longer amongst us." Joined by Jarno Salomaa (Shape Of Despair), Déhà (Imber Luminis, Slow), Kostas Panagiotou (Pantheist, Wijlen Wij), Pim Blankenstein (Officium Triste, The 11th Hour), Jón Aldará (Barren Earth, Hamferð), Daniel Mark Antoniades who plays foi Eye Of Solitude (guitars) and Sidious (vocals) and crew. CLOUDS orchestrate solemn odes of pain and sorrow dedicated to departed souls. Forged following the passing of someone close and dear, to hear CLOUDS is to lose yourself in a grievous journey through paths of desolation, anguish and despair.

Formed in: 2013
Status: Active
Years active: 2013-Present

Daniel Neagoe  -  Drums, Vocals 
Jarno Salomaa  - Guitars 
Déhà - Guitars, Bass 
Kostas Panagiotou - Keyboards 
Pim Blankenstein - Vocals 
Jón Aldará - Vocals 
Anders Eek  - Drums
Mark Antoniades - Guitar

Genre: Atmospheric Doom Metal
Country of origin: International
Location: United Kingdom / Finland / Netherlands / Faroe Islands / Belgium

Current label: Domestic Genocide Records

Departe (Full-Length Album - 2016)

Released November 1, 2016

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