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NOW PREMIERING A BRAND NEW TRACK FROM NORWAY’S VREID

“Sometimes everything is so dark, that you only see life. This album is all about the primordial hunger that keeps us marching forward. It’s a celebration of the creative spirit, and a big fuck off to every obstacle on the way. The title-track ‘Lifehunger’ is the first single, and it’s a heavy beast. There is much more to follow, the album is as varied as life itself can be. Enjoy the ride!” so say Norway’s Vreid on the track we’re playing here, ahead of the album’s release via our pals Season Of Mist on 28 September 2018. Vreid’s style is often referred to as black ‘n’ roll and...
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INVICTUS PRODUCTIONS CELEBRATE THEIR 19TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A KILLER SHOW THIS WEEKEND

For those who are a bit long in the tooth, now’s the time to drift back nostalgically at the last 19 years – all the way back to 1999 and the birth of Ireland’s Invictus Productions, an independent record label that still stands tall with its consistently gnarly roster. This weekend sees the label celebrate its 19th anniversary with a special Dublin show, played by Belgium’s Possession and label buddies Inconcessus Lux Lucis and Coscradh. What better time then for a very quick catch-up with the label’s founder Darragh O’Laoghaire to discuss some of the highs and the lows in the label’s history? ...
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NOW STREAMING GERMAN THRASHERS ANTIPEEWEE’S NEW ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY!

Following the release of the band’s 2015 album Madness Unleashed, Antipeewee have been one of German thrash metal’s best-kept secrets. That might all be about to change as they’re about to release their new album Infected By Evil, a gloomy compendium of nine songs, taking away their leitmotif: the unholy world of science fiction and horror created by H.P. Lovecraft, to new and unfathomable realms, and we’ve joined forces with This Charming Man Records to give you the chance to listen to it in its entirety ahead of its release tomorrow. The band comment: Antipeewee merge the delusional ideas of Lovecraft with their...
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FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM ANNOUNCE A SERIES OF SPECIAL LIVE SHOWS FOR LATER THIS YEAR

One for the goths out there: the ever-busy Fields Of The Nephilim have announced three very special UK headline performances for Autumn 2018 to celebrate the dark energies of Samhain. They’ll be playing Manchester’s O2 Ritz on 29 October, London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on 31 October and the O2 Institute, Birmingham on 1 November. These three shows – encompassing All Hallows Eve and The Day Of The Dead – will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band’s revered anthem ‘Moonchild’. Fields Of The Nephilim will be joined by Australian dark art rockers The Church, who will also be appearing at Robert Smith’s...
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TURKEY’S BURIAL INVOCATION RETURN WITH NEW MATERIAL

Turkey’s Burial Invocation are set to unleash their long-awaited debut full-length album, Abiogenesis. After years of silence the band has returned with a new lineup and five lumbering tracks of subhuman death metal. The band exploded onto the underground scene when their debut EP Rituals Of The Grotesque, released in early 2010; this was the first release under the newly-formed Dark Descent Records banner. The initial pressing of the CD sold out quickly as the band’s brand of doomy, crypt-dwelling death metal proved to be as infectious as it was blistering. Mixing elements of Finnish death metal among other influences, Burial...
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KREATOR + DIMMU BORGIR ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINE TOUR THIS WINTER

German thrash titans Kreator and Norwegian symphonic black metal giants Dimmu Borgir have teamed up for a big European co-headlining run in winter 2018. The tour will take place from November 30 – December 16 with support coming from US hardcore institution Hatebreed and death metal supergroup Bloodbath. Commented Kreator frontman Mille Petrozza: “I am more than excited to team up with three of the strongest and most unique bands in today’s metal world for this killer package. For this run, we have prepared the biggest production in the history of the band to bring the ultimate Kreator-experience to a hall near you. The...
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NASTY SURGEONS REVEAL VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK ‘THE LOBOTOMIST’

Having released their debut album, Exhumation Requiem, in January 2017, Spanish deathgrinders Nasty Surgeons are back with a new album including 11 songs that should tick the boxes for fans of bands like old Carcass, Necrony, Exhumed, The County Medical Examiners, and General Surgery. The band have revealed a video clip as the second advance single for their upcoming release. Infectious Stench, which is set to see the light on 5 July 2018 through Dave Rotten’s label Xtreem Music. So without further ado, put your sandwich down and watch the blood-soaked video for ‘The Lobotomist’ below. And if you like what you’re...
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