Skid Row are still doing Skid Row things, I suppose. So here’s a new lyric video for “October’s Song”, which inconveniently dropped the first Friday in November. Anyway, that’s taken from The Gang’s All Here, which is out now through earMusic.
Closing out, we have a big announcement from Insomnium. Their new concept album, Anno 1696, will be out on February 24 through Century Media. Today they unveiled the first sampling from their ninth album, “Lilian”. Give it a listen and watch directly below.
From there, we have new stuff from Fit For A King. The Hell We Create drops on October 28th through Solid State Records, and in the build up to that release, they gave us a new video for “Times Like This”. Give it a watch, and catch them on tour through November.
We’re going to close out the day, and for me perhaps the week, with some Harakiri For The Sky. Along with the announcement of the re-recordings of their first two albums, they also unveiled a music video for their take on “Mad World”, which you can check out below. And for those looking for new editions of Harakiri For The Sky and Aokigahara, they’ll be out on December 9th through AOP Records.
Ever since I started listening to black metal and writing album reviews, there has always been one band that has consistently shown up in my list: Ellende, an Austrian powerhouse of atmospheric black metal who heavily employ soulful melodies and raw emotion. I have been into this band since 2016, when I first heard their self-titled debut and have always wondered whether this band/project would continue to create atmospheric black metal in what I considered to be a space filled with ‘saturation.’ However, every time Ellende released anything, I’m always impressed with the level of quality and nuance they put into each effort. Now, with their fourth album, Ellenbogengesellschaft, Ellende continues to push the limits of their own creativity, showcasing that they always have more to show than just a melancholic melody.
German atmospheric black metallers Firtan revealed the second track from Marter, titled “Labsal”. Give that one a listen here. That album, by the way, is slated for a September 30th release through AOP Records.
Lots of live footage to share today. Next up we have Voyager, the electro power pop project out of Perth. The virtual performance of A Voyage Through Time from last year will be made available in full on August 26th through Season of Mist, and you can see a clip of “Runaway” right here and now.
Closing with some Belgian death metal, we have footage from Carnation at Hellfest 2022. Give their performance of “Stench of Death” a watch and listen below. That will eventually be released as a 7″, which you can order here.