04:50 - The Maratha Also, black powerfully blending with genres of death, drone, psychedelic, doom, sludge and so on. More or less, this past 2 years there has been a trend of experimentation in metal altogether.
04:44 - The Maratha The problem is that Sludge creepingly blends into heavy, doom, black and death. Look at Roadburn for instance.
03:24 - Marcel Hubregtse SLudge is actually already dead since most bands in that genre are copying each other . Savannah SLudge is doing it and so are the others. If you hear mrore than 6 new sludge bands each months you will notice it.
02:29 - Apothecary Yeah you have a point, that "only old school is real, modern bands suck" mentality is still pretty strong among parts of the metal community though, unfortunately
02:23 - Karlabos but then again most death/thrash/sympho fans are more into older bands and don't follow the new stuff very closely... amongst the new metals arising i still feel sludge is pretty strong
02:17 - Apothecary I still think sludge is far from "the next big trend" lol, that's grossly over-exaggerating its appeal to the average metalhead. More people are into thrash, death, and symphonic type shit before sludge, at least in my area
02:14 - Karlabos yeah, sludge seems to be quite the thing nowadays. still beats the power metal trend from when i was a kid tho
After Ylem released back in 2010, German black metal band Dark Fortress has revealed the artwork of their new upcoming album which will be called Venereal Dawn and also its tracklist. The album will be out on September 1st in Europe and Australia/New Zealand, and September 2nd in North America through Century Media Records. What do you think about the cover art?
Johan Ericson, the man behind Swedish doom metal project Doom:VS, has announced a couple of new details for the upcoming 3rd full length album Earthless. The album will consists of 6 brand new songs (tracklist can be seen below) and will also feature guest vocals from none other than Thomas A.G. of Danish doomsters Saturnus.
After releasing their debut last year and a video three months ago, Syrian brutal death metallers Netherion started working on the second album which will be titled IX. The group is looking for someone to design the new cover, but the tracklist has already been revealed.
Jordanian melodic death/doom metal band Chalice Of Doom started working on their new album a few months ago and they will have many guests on it such as Marius Strand (The Fall Of Every Season) and keyboardist Maria Zvyagina (Immensity, ex-Wine From Tears). Today the band revealed more about the album itself.
British extreme metallers Cradle Of Filth have been the latest victim of "immigration issues" as the band has been forced to cancel their scheduled North American tour which was going to start next week with The Faceless, Decapitated and The Agonist as special guests.
After releasing two albums with Neige (Alcest), .neon and Agape, French blackgaze band Lantlôs has split with the vocalist. Markus "Herbst" Siegenhort will take over vocal duties on their new album Melting Sun.
After releasing their first album which was titled Alone Beside Her in 2007, Shroud Of Bereavement will be back in the studio after 6 years to start recording their new album under the title A Beautiful Winter. The American death/doom metal band expects to be recording new songs in February.
Symphonic melodic black metal band Carach Angren has just announced that they have started working on a new album even though Where The Corpses Sink Forever was released last year. The band promises to create a great story like they have done in previous albums.
After releasing their latest album Les voyages de l'âme, French group Alcest had previously warned us that the band was working on a new album and now they have announced a guest that will do vocals on the output: Neil Halstead. The band will start the recording sessions in March.
The time has come to finally listen to something from the upcoming Officium Triste album. The Dutch death/doom metallers will release Mors Viri on March 18th under Hammerheart Records but today you get to listen to "The Wounded And The Dying", a six-minute piece, on the video below.
Syrian post black/doom metal band Eulen is currently working on a new album titled Names To The Sun and they will start recording it next week. The band's latest release was the EP Diminished Mass Realm which came out in December.
British extreme metallers Cradle Of Filth have updated that their new album has now progressed into the mixing stage, with nothing more than the choirs and female vocals to be done. The new album is expected to be released this year under the indie label Peaceville Records.
"Dead Letters", a brand new song from Swedish metallers Katatonia has been made available online for streaming. The song is taken from their upcoming album Dead End Kings, which will be released on August 27th (Europe) and August 28th (North America) via Peaceville Records. You can listen to "Dead Letters" on the lyric video below and download the song here.
Lebanese death/doom metallers Kimaera have revealed new details about their upcoming new album The Harbinger Of Doom, their third output, after the release of Solitary Impact in 2010. The artwork was created by Rhett Podersoo at Machine Room Art & Design (My Dying Bride, Dawn Of Ashes) and can be seen below along with the tracklist.