Alastor Releases “Nothing To Fear” Music Video

Swedish doom metal band Alastor today reveals an eerie video for “Nothing to Fear,” taken from their forthcoming album “Black Magic.” The track is highly recommended for fans of Electric Wizard and Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats.

The band commentedL “We are very excited about Gryphus Visual doing visuals for our song Nothing To Fear. Griphus has captured what we as a band try to invoke in our listeners. A feeling of a spiraling descent into a world full of horror and madness.”

Check out “Nothing To Fear” below, and be on the lookout for some “Black Magic” to appear on March 24th, 2017.

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Alastor Releasing “Black Magic” EP

Twin Earth Records is pleased to announce the release of “Black Magic” – the debut EP by Swedish doom merchant Alastor due out March 24th.

The band is cryptic about its background and has revealed little info about the lineup, preferring only to state “DIE IN FIRE!” Check out the EP’s title track below.

1. Enemy
2. Nothing to Fear
3. Black Magic

Black Magic by Alastor

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Inexorable Releasing “Sea Of Dead Consciousness” Via Godz Ov War Productions

Godz Ov War Productions is proud to present Inexorable’s third EP “Sea of Dead Consciousness.” Originally released as a limited-edition cassette in 2015, “Sea of Dead Consciousness” was a strikingly unique ‘n twisted slice of death metal that Godz Ov War Productions felt deserved a wider release.

Now amended with an additional track, “Sea of Dead Consciousness” plays more like an album, fully displaying the powers of this German duo. This new edition is due out January 31st, 2017 and will feature the following track listing:

1. I
2. II
3. III
4. IV
5. De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (Mayhem cover)
6. I Fell Nothing (Immolation cover)
7. Black Magic Mushrooms (Mysticum cover)

INEXORABLE – Sea of Dead Consciousness by GODZ OV WAR PRODUCTIONS

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Details Of New Album “Metamorphosis” Issued By Montage

Montage – the five-piece melodic hard rock group from Helsinki – announced the new release “Metamorphosis.” The album is set to drop on November 25th via Fastball Music. The style could be described as classic hard rock with a progressive edge. Check out the video clip for the new song “Age of Innocence” in the player below.

“Metamorphosis” features 9 eclectic rock songs with a wide range of influences. The album begins with three upbeat rock anthems: “Age Of Innocence”, “Metamorphosis” and “Nature’s Child”. The band’s love for 1970’s prog rock can be heard in the following tracks “Black Magic”, “Haunted” and “Invisible World”, which are followed by two guitar-driven hard rock numbers, “Death Valley” and “Reptiles”. The album closes with an atmospheric acoustic song, “Carved In Stone”.

Montage was formed in 2011 and released a debut album via Secret Entertainment in May 2014 and supported the album release with several gigs in Finland, Netherlands, Estonia and Russia. In early 2015, vocalist Mikko Heino departed the group and was replaced by Vesa Paavonen. Soon after Vesa joined the group Montage started writing and recording their second full-length album, “Metamorphosis.” The recordings of the album took place in July 2015 at Helsinki’s Taajuusvarjostin studios and was mixed in the spring of 2016.

The track list for “Metamorphosis” is:

1. Age Of Innocence
2. Metamorphosis
3. Nature’s Child
4. Black Magic
5. Haunted
6. Invisible World
7. Death Valley
8. Reptiles
9. Carved In Stone

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Spiritus Mortis Takes A “Holiday In The Cemetery”

Finland’s most ancient purveyors of doom metal from Spiritus Mortis are back with a vengeance and today you can hear new track “Holiday in the Cemetery” below. This track hails from the band’s upcoming album “The Year is One,” set for international release on November 11th via Svart Records.

Seven years have passed since Spiritus Mortis’ previous offering,” The God Behind The God.” Now on a fourth album, “The Year Is One” is a mirror to your childhood’s occult fantasies. It is what you thought you heard when listening to your favorite headbanging music – even though those bands actually sang about sex and drugs and driving fast cars, whereas Spiritus Mortis’ material really does deal with black magic and necrophilia.

1. Robe of Ectoplasm
2. I am a Name on Your Funeral Wreath
3. Babalon Working
4. Jesus Christ, Son of Satan
5. Holiday in the Cemetery
6. She Died a Virgin
7. Black Magic, White Powder
8. World of No Light

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Spiritus Mortis Streaming New Song “Babalon Working”

Finland’s ancient purveyors of doom metal from Spiritus Mortis are back with a vengeance. Today new track “Babalon Working” comes online and can be heard below. The track hails from the band’s new album “The Year is One,” set for international release on November 11th via Svart Records.

Seven years have passed since Spiritus Mortis’ previous offering, “The God Behind The God.” Now on a fourth album, “The Year Is One: is a mirror to your childhood’s occult fantasies.

1. Robe of Ectoplasm
2. I am a Name on Your Funeral Wreath
3. Babalon Working
4. Jesus Christ, Son of Satan
5. Holiday in the Cemetery
6. She Died a Virgin
7. Black Magic, White Powder
8. World of No Light

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Brimstone Coven announces USA tour dates

– May 17th, 2016 –

West Virginian dark occult rockers Brimstone Coven have announced their summer tour plans! Starting June 25th, the quartet will embark on a USA trek, which includes special appearances with Castle. See below for all dates!

Brimstone Coven tour dates
June 25 – Athens, OH – The Smiling Skull
July 23 – Cleveland, OH – Maple Grove
July 24 – Toledo, OH – Realm
July 25 – Indianapolis, IN – 5th Quarter Lounge
July 26 – Chicago, IL – Reggies *
July 27 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon *
July 28 – Milwaukee, WI – Frank’s Power Plant *
July 29 – Kalamazoo, MI – Shakespeare’s Pub *
July 30 – Detroit, MI – Corktown Tavern *
July 31 – Pittsburgh, PA – Howler’s *
*=dates with Castle

Andrew D’Cagna (bass) comments: “The response we’ve received since the release of ‘Black Magic‘ has been phenomenal so far! Our Coven is growing, but our mission is never ending. We can’t wait to hit the road and spread the word of the Coven to those who have not yet witnessed our live ritual…See you this summer! Behold! Believe!”

Brimstone Coven will be touring in support of their recently released album, Black Magic. Boasting gritty, groovy riffs (a la Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Led Zeppelin) with Pink Floyd-ian psychedelic movements, and three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of the Mamas and Papas, Yes, and The Byrds, Black Magic has been hailed as “…kick-ass dark occult rock!” (PureGrainAudio.com). To preview and purchase the record, please visit: metalblade.com/brimstonecoven

Brimstone Coven line-up:
“Big John” Williams – vocals
Corey Roth – guitar
Andrew D’Cagna – bass
Justin Wood – drums

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https://www.facebook.com/brimstonecoven

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Metal Blade Records launches new edition of “6 Bands in 60 Seconds”

– March 14th, 2016 –

In conjunction with RED Music, Metal Blade Records has launched a new edition of the “6 Bands in 60 Seconds” campaign, where CEO Brian Slagel spotlights six artists from the label’s roster every three months. The goal of the promotion is to help fans discover new music from some of the most promising acts in the scene. The latest installment of the series features Brimstone Coven, Ketzer, Gehennah, Accuser, Artillery, and Sourvein; to watch the video clip, and to learn more about the artists, please visit: metalblade.com/6bands

Hailed as “kick-ass dark occult rock” (PureGrainAudio.com), Brimstone Coven released their new album, Black Magic, this past January. Boasting gritty, groovy riffs (a la Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Led Zeppelin) with Pink Floydian psychedelic movements, Black Magic also includes three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of the Mamas and Papas, Yes, and The Byrds, resulting in “an outstanding genre album, bound to enthuse countless listeners!” (Legacy Magazine, Germany). For more information, please visit: facebook.com/brimstonecoven

Ketzer (German for “heretic”) also released their latest album, Starless, this past January. From sounds of raging fury, to the echoes of calm and cleansing waves, Starless is a record that will take you on a journey that is unexpected, yet familiar at the same time. As Decibel Magazine asserts, “What Ketzer have done on ‘Starless‘ is open up a large swath of potential musical territory, while also managing to understand the confines of their origins. They’ve figured out a new vocabulary.” For more information, please visit: facebook.com/ketzergermany

After nearly 20 years, this past February marks the first full-length release (Too Loud To Live, Too Drunk To Die) from Swedish street metallers Gehennah, since 1997′s Decibel Rebel. “If you’ve ever wondered what Motorhead riffs sound like backwards, or you believe spirit – and spirits! – are more important than musicianship, then Gehennah are your new favorite bar-brawling bruthas” (Decibel Magazine). For more information, please visit: facebook.com/gehennah.metal

Last week, German thrashers Accuser unleashed their 11th full-length, The Forlorn Divide, featuring the band’s trademark blend of powerful thrash metal, virtuoso guitar-work, intricate drum patterns – and of course, gripping, harsh vocals, highlighting the dark recesses of human psyche that are described in the lyrics. After 30 years in the scene, the members of Accuser have perfected their signature style: “The younger generation could learn a thing (or ten) from these gentlemen” (DeadRhetoric.com). For more information, please visit: facebook.com/Accuser2008

On March 25th, Danish power-thrash metallers Artillery will unleash their new album, Penalty By Perception. A familiar, yet modern thrash attack, Penalty By Perception delivers the band’s signature riffing, with powerful drumming and melodic singing – and promises to be a new fan favorite in the quintet’s storied career! For more information, please visit: facebook.com/ARTILLERY.DK

For over two decades, Sourvein front-man T-Roy has pushed through poverty, the deaths of friends and family, bouts of severe depression, periods of alcohol abuse, and an absence of the stability provided by a consistent record label to build the band into a highly respected force in the metal, doom, sludge, and crust underground. At long last, Sourvein has found a proper home for their doom-laden Southern noise with Metal Blade Records, who will be releasing their upcoming full-length, Aquatic Occult, on April 8th. For more information, please visit: facebook.com/SOURVEIN-238932972468

To watch the first “6 Bands in 60 Seconds” video (which included Act of Defiance, Rivers of Nihil, Twitching Tongues, Culture Killer, Visigoth, and Harlott), please visit: youtube.com/watch?v=07bXkEq4Mtg

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Brimstone Coven releases new album, ‘Black Magic’, today worldwide via Metal Blade Records

– January 29th, 2016 –

West Virginian dark occult rockers Brimstone Coven have released their new album, Black Magic, today worldwide via Metal Blade Records! To purchase the record in various formats – and to hear Black Magic in its entirety! – please visit: metalblade.com/brimstonecoven.

Formed only four short years ago in Wheeling, West Virginia, Brimstone Coven self-released Brimstone Coven and its follow-up II in 2013, before Metal Blade inked a deal and packaged both releases as a single set, entitled Brimstone Coven (2014). Inspired by the Appalachian’s darkness and mysticism (such as the Mothman, a winged creature that emerged in the ’60s; Screaming Jenny; and the Phantom of Flatwoods), the quartet’s heavy rock also pushes the atmospheric envelope when the mood fits. Their latest album, Black Magic, boasts gritty, groovy riffs (a la Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Led Zeppelin) with Pink Floydian psychedelic movements, and three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of the Mamas and Papas, Yes, and The Byrds.

Read on for some reviews of Brimstone Coven‘s critically acclaimed new album:

“…kick-ass dark occult rock!”PureGrainAudio.com

“Such quality as displayed on ‘Black Magic‘ cannot be found anywhere else in this genre, except in the works of Swedish act Witchcraft: dark, heavy, lethargic – yet full of harmony and incredibly energetic!”Metal Hammer magazine (Germany)

“An outstanding genre album, bound to enthuse countless listeners!”Legacy magazine (Germany)

Black Magic track-listing:
1. Black Magic
2. Black Unicorn
3. Beyond the Astral
4. As We Fall
5. Upon the Mountain
6. Slow Death
7. The Seers
8. The Plague
9. Forsaken
10. The Eldest Tree

Brimstone Coven line-up:
“Big John” Williams – vocals
Corey Roth – guitar
Andrew D’Cagna – bass
Justin Wood – drums

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Brimstone Coven streams new album, ‘Black Magic’, online

– January 25th, 2016 –

This Friday (January 29th), West Virginian dark occult rockers Brimstone Coven will release their new album, Black Magic, via Metal Blade Records! To pre-order the record in various formats – and to hear Black Magic in its entirety! – please visit: metalblade.com/brimstonecoven

Formed only four short years ago in Wheeling, West Virginia, Brimstone Coven self-released Brimstone Coven and its follow-up II in 2013, before Metal Blade inked a deal and packaged both releases as a single set, entitled Brimstone Coven (2014). Inspired by the Appalachian’s darkness and mysticism (such as the Mothman, a winged creature that emerged in the ’60s; Screaming Jenny; and the Phantom of Flatwoods), the quartet’s heavy rock also pushes the atmospheric envelope when the mood fits. Their latest album, Black Magic, boasts gritty, groovy riffs (a la Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Led Zeppelin) with Pink Floydian psychedelic movements, and three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of the Mamas and Papas, Yes, and The Byrds.

Black Magic track-listing:
1. Black Magic
2. Black Unicorn
3. Beyond the Astral
4. As We Fall
5. Upon the Mountain
6. Slow Death
7. The Seers
8. The Plague
9. Forsaken
10. The Eldest Tree

Brimstone Coven line-up:
“Big John” Williams – vocals
Corey Roth – guitar
Andrew D’Cagna – bass
Justin Wood – drums

Brimstone Coven online:
https://www.facebook.com/brimstonecoven

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