I’ll be honest about this one; I’m not sure how well it falls under the Rainbows brand, considering it is a black metal album at its core, despite a lack of almost any instrumental resemblance to black metal. However, Finland’s Nobody is committed to pushing the black metal scene forward by going the opposite direction of everyone else. Instead of faster, louder and heavier, he’s adding by subtracting, leaving only…well, the Atmosfear, if you will. And boy howdy is there nothing else out there like this. It’s Rainbows in the Dark, bringing you whatever I feel like, at this point. Continue reading
“You think it’s a circus, the truth is it’s a strategy. American beauty twisted into a tragedy, out in a blaze of glory.”
- Necrot dropped a new single today called “Asleep Forever”. Mortal is out on August 28th through Tankcrimes, and I’m super excited about it. Also, the cover art is simply beautiful.
- Dream Evil have announced a live stream event on June 27th at 2PM EST. The gig will be performed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, and produced by Patric Ullaeus, which is a pretty big deal.
- Anti-Flag has also announced a digital tour, appropriately titled “Quarantine Sucks, Let’s Party!”. The streams dates start 6/26 and run through 7/1, if you opt for an all access option.
- And we will wrap up with a new music video from Inner Missing for “Chasing The Wind”. That one was taken from Ghostwriter, which dropped last year through Inverse Records.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
“She spoke to me like hope was real, that peace was something I could feel.”
- Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister will have his story shared as a biopic, which we should all be excited for. Depending on how things play out, it looks like production could start early next year.
- I’m pretty much fed up with the world, so I’m going to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to invest in this Black Sabbath shirt. Proceeds go directly to Black Live Matter, so make it happen.
- Ihsahn and Trivium‘s Matt Heafy are coming together for a black metal project titled Mrityu, which I think most of us already knew. Well, we have a real update from the studio to share today.
- Varathron has announced a new live album, Glorification Under The Latin Moon, will drop on September 25th through Agonia Records. The album features footage from their 30th anniversary tour.
- And we’ll close with a new music video from Kaamos Warriors for “Kuilu”. Their next album, titled Kirous, will be out sometime later this year.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
I was warned to go home due to an oncoming snow squall. That has failed to occur to this point.
- Toxic Holocaust are playing a special show in Brooklyn this coming Friday with Sacrifice. Feel free to consider this a kick-off event for their full North American tour with Soulfly, which begins February 3rd.
- In today’s dose of metalcore (not really a thing), we bring you news from The Amity Affliction. Their next album is out on February 21st through Pure Noise Records. It will be called Everyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them and you can get a taste of the new material from the new track “Soak Me In Bleach” right now.
- One more tour that I’m excited about. Rippikoulu are gracing North America with their presence this coming April. Only a brief run of dates, but the tour includes Chthe’ilist and Nucleus… so that’s a no-brainer.
- We’re gonna wrap things up with some Finnish death metal tonight. This is a brutal video from Blåådpalt for the track “God of Razorblade”. Their upcoming album, Sliced To Perfection, is out February 28th via Inverse Records.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Technical death metal and progressive songwriting collide on Those Who Beheld the End, the debut full length from Finland’s Denominate. Truthfully that’s the easy way out in describing it. In reality it’s an amalgamation of metal styles that may not be cohesive as a whole but when the band finds their strength the outcome is truly impressive. These seven tracks go in many different directions and pull from a varied well of influences — overall it’s a strong debut that should appeal to a wider audience than just death metal listeners. Continue reading