The undisputed masters of blackened deathcore, CARNIFEX, have returned to ignite sonic memories of albums past with the scorch of old-school sound. On September 3rd, the band will release their eighth studio album via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band releases the music video for the track “Graveside Confessions”. Check out the video directed by Jim Louvau and Tony Aguilera, here: https://youtu.be/itxd3KGKwHc
CARNIFEX comments, “This is an immensely personal album to all four of us. We poured our hearts with all the love, fear, and pain we know into this album. Please take the journey with us.” CARNIFEX’s GRAVESIDE CONFESSIONS is no stranger to the harsh world in which it was created. While all of humanity experiences the turmoil of pain, weakness, and betrayal, it is also deeply ingrained in our nature to keep these notions closely protected; to keep them secret. Often as we approach death, we feel an insatiable need to reveal these things to one another; to confess. The album arose just in time to aid in celebrating the 15 year anniversary of the debut CARNIFEX album, DEAD IN MY ARMS. The band revisited their first album to re-record 3 songs, but now with huge advancements…Continue Reading

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA is back! Sweden’s most famous cabin crew is proud to announce the second part of the “Aeromantic” saga today, seing the light of the day on September 3rd. “Aeromantic II” is another thrilling journey to the band’s core and their passion for traveling and being in motion – acompanied by the balance act of bittersweet sadness and pure joy of life. You can pre-order and pre-save the album here: https://thenightflightorchestra.bfan.link/aeromantic-ii.ema The band states:
“Aeromantic II is about circling around the globe in the stratosphere, never wanting to land. A continuation of the journey we started all these years ago. The Swedish melancholy and the simultaneous love of life, creating a new alternative world for all the restless souls out there. We know that you are there. We feel you. And the Night Flight Orchestra will guide you into a better place. Where the nights are made of Chardonnay and every day is burning. Just take our hands and flounce about with us in the twillight zone, where everything is possible.” To celebrate the good news, your very own airline crew of THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA suggests you a good bottle of fine white wine – best served…Continue Reading

On November 5th, blackgaze masters MØL return with their second studio album, “DIORAMA”, the group’s first for their new label Nuclear Blast Records. Recorded and mixed by Tue Madsen (Gojira, Meshuggah, Heaven Shall Burn) and graced by a cover artwork designed by Jon Gotlev, “DIORAMA” sees the band further developing its captivating, aggressive sound. With swirling guitars and hissing vocals blended into a dreamy ambience of shoegaze, the highflyers from Aarhus, Denmark, will deliver a crushing yet otherworldly follow-up to their debut album “Jord” from 2018. Today, MØL unveils ‘Photophobic’, the first single off the band’s anticipated sophomore studio album, which comes with a haunting music video directed by Kasper Jensen / M2 Film, so brace yourself for a ferocious yet melodic blackgaze monument. “‘Photophobic’ is centered around denial and self-deception. Fear of exposure of one’s past”, vocalist Kim Song Sternkopf explains. “The song encapsulates the dread of forcefully venturing through the painful but nonetheless important places of one self and your history.” Nicolai Busse Bladt adds: “Writing our debut JORD seemed like the culmination of our first two EPs. We had achieved a sound and an approach to creating music that is distinctly ours. ‘DIORAMA’ is both refinement and…Continue Reading

Tired of sunshine, singing birds and all these smiling people around? Good.
PARADISE LOST have just the right amount of misery and grimness at hand for you and are ready to release the testimony of last year’s intimate streaming event “At The Mill” today, to herald this year’s autumn. Captured at The Mill Nightclub near the band’s hometown in Yorkshire, England, the recording of the BluRay was directed by Ash Pears, mixed by Les Smith and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano, and unites the band’s greatest songs of the past 30 years in one show. Available as CD, Blu-Ray and several vinyl colours of which the limited editions are mostly sold out already, “At The Mill” can be ordered, downloaded or streamed via this link: https://bfan.link/paradiselost-atthemill.ema As final appetizer from the show, PARADISE LOST unveil the live video of their legendary hit ‘As I Die’ and guitarist and songwriter Greg Mackintosh comments: “This song is almost 30 years old and its popularity amongst our fans, old and new, still amazes us. It marked a turning point in our career and if you missed it, here it is played live at The Mill.” Watch the full clip of ‘As I Die (live)’ here:…Continue Reading

Having recently released their critically acclaimed early demos collection “The First Damned”, DECAPITATED are proud to announce that 2022 will mark their return to Europe-wide touring. The 33-date trek, launched in celebration of their 25th anniversary, will see the masterly death metallers hit stages across 11 different countries. Special guests on the run will be Black Tongue, Heart Of A Coward and Inferi. Tickets will go on sale this Friday 16th June at 11am CEST/10am BST via the below links. DECAPITATED’s Vogg commented, “25 years in the band… Wow, I would have never ever guessed it would survive that long. But time flies and we are still here as strong as ever, with the new album almost there and an amazing line-up, ready to get out on the road again. This is just the beginning! We are ready to discover, learn and conquer more than before!!! So, let’s celebrate together and let’s have some fun friends!” DECAPITATED – 25 Year Anniversary EU/UK Tour 2022
w/ Special Guests: Black Tongue, Heart Of A Coward, Inferi
25.01.22 Austria Vienna @ Viper Room
26.01.22 Austria Salzburg @ Rockhouse
27.01.22 Germany Munich @ Backstage
28.01.22 Italy Milan @ Slaughter Club
29.01.22 Switzerland Aarau @ KiFF
30.01.22 France Lyon @ CCO
31.01.22 France Istres…Continue Reading

 
Since emerging onto the music scene in 2018 Light The Torch have quickly risen through the ranks to become one of the most recognisable acts doing the rounds.
 
Having Howard Jones (former Killswitch Engage) as vocalist has been a large attraction, but it is the engine room of Francesco Artusato (guitar) and Ryan Wombacher (bass) that has laid the heavy foundations which has seen Light The Torch produce yet another masterclass of an album with their second release You Will Be The Death Of Me via Nuclear Blast coming out on June 25.
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After incubating for the larger part of 2020 – at time when creative mastermind Al Jourgensen was able to ruminate on the new world we as a society have found ourselves in – the time has finally come for MINISTRY to unleash their much-anticipated 15th studio album. Aptly titled “Moral Hygiene”, the album will be released via Nuclear Blast Records on October 1st. With some of MINISTRY’s strongest and most inspired material to date, the 10 tracks are a follow-up to 2018’s lauded “AmeriKKKant” and put forth Jourgensen’s societal manifesto and plea for civilization to get back to a set of standards that lives up to and embraces our humanity. “The good thing about literally taking a year off from any social activity or touring is that you really get to sit back and get an overview of things as they are happening, as opposed to being caught up in the moment. And what I saw with how we handled several public crises – from the pandemic to racial injustice to who we vote in to lead our country – is that times are changing, and society needed to change to get away from the idea that has permeated us of…Continue Reading

Norwegian death metal vets BLOOD RED THRONE will release their 10th album, “Imperial Congregation”, on October 8th with Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has released a lyric video for a vicious new single titled ‘Itika’. WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO FOR “ITIKA”: https://youtu.be/Gt4u18UWD_M STREAM “ITIKA”: http://nblast.de/BRTImperial Founding guitarist Daniel Olaisen says of the track: “‘Itika’ was one of the first songs I wrote for this album and it’s heavy as fuck. Some real cool rhythm stuff going on and somewhat futuristic leads. ‘Itika’ stands out on the album as a more fictional love song. Some necrophile dude, longing to get the sexy corpse, which keeps ignoring him. He wishes he was good enough, or dead enough, to get her in the end.” Pre-order “Imperial Congregation”: http://www.nuclearblast.com/brt-imperial “Imperial Congregation” Tracklisting:
1. Imperial Congregation
2. Itika
3. Conquered Malevolence
4. Transparent Existence
5. Inferior Elegance
6. We All Bleed
7. 6-7
9. Consumed Illusion
10. Hero-Antics
11. Zarathurstra With over 25 years and 10 albums soon to be under their belt, BLOOD RED THRONE is dedicated to the continual delivery of straight forward, exceptional death metal with “Imperial Congregation” being no exception. “This time around we’ve made something new and fresh in our sound. We felt it from the very first song…Continue Reading

It’s the album that every metal fan has been waiting a long time for. With no doubt, the metal album of the year! The self-titled album has now reached top positions worldwide, more than ten Top 10 entries with an incredible number #1 in Germany and Spain, as well as more #1 positions at the physical charts in Sweden, Finland and the rock charts in the United Kingdom. All chart entries: “This album is more than a masterpiece – this album is heavy metal history”, says Markus Staiger, CEO of Nuclear Blast Tonträger Produktions- und Vertriebs GmbH and continues: “The number # 1 in Germany and top positions worldwide are well deserved. I am proud of our national and international teams who did a great job, proud of the fruitful cooperation with the band management Bottom Row, as well as all freelancers around the globe and once again: every member of the band for this fantastic album!” Get the album here: https://nblast.de/HELLOWEEN-Helloween …Continue Reading

 
Polish death metal legends Vader released their much acclaimed 15th full length, Solitude In Madness, in 2020 and proved to the world that even after almost 40 years of existence they were still one of the leading forces within their genre … and beyond.
 
However, let’s not forget that the year 2020 also marked the 25th anniversary of Vader’s classic and much sought-after second album De Profundis (first released 1995 in Poland), which hasn’t been properly available in physical form in about two decades, although it’s regarded by many fans as one of the best albums in the band’s catalogue.
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