23:16 - Czerny Reiter I only have III in physical format and have listened to Sentinel and Gnosis. Didn't seem like it would warrant delving much further.
23:13 - 3rdWorld Yeah I agree on it. It is mostly a problem with his latest for me. His early 2 albums were really sweet.
23:08 - Czerny Reiter I appreciate what the guy aims to achieve, but it is way too meandering and the BM parts are not that engaging. Gorgeous ambiences do compensate somewhat, but the heavier sections are often jarring or plain uninspired.
23:01 - 3rdWorld Spectral Lore is awesome bm. Probably my favourite track from them. Highly recommended. [link]
U.S. progressive black metal unit Xanthochroid have unveiled a track from their upcoming sophomore album, Of Erthe And Axen. Back in 2012, the band released the acclaimed debut full-length Blessed He With Boils. Their latest creation is to be co-released via Blood Music (Finland/USA) and the band themselves in 2016. Discover the 8-minute track "To Higher Climes Where Few Might Stand" right now.
Folk/doom outfit Kauan have premiered a second music video/lyric video for their upcoming 7th album, Sorni Nai. The album is a single 52-minute-long track ruminating on the infamous Djatlov Pass Incident - a case where 9 hikers mysteriously perished in the frost-laden Ural Mountains, and the case was shut by Soviet investigators before any explanation could be offered, leading some to believe extraterrestrial forces were at work. The video showcases from 12:42 to 18:40 in the album. Don't miss the opportunity to hear the music below.
Russian/Ukrainian folk/doom outfit Kauan have premiered a music video/lyric video for their upcoming 7th album, Sorni Nai. The album is a single, 52-minute-long track, ruminating on the infamous Djatlov Pass Incident - a case where 9 hikers mysteriously perished in the frost-laden Ural Mountains, and the case was shut by Soviet investigators before any explanation could be offered, leading some to believe extraterrestrial forces were at work. The video showcases the first 7 minutes of the album.
While previously you had the chance of listening to a teaser, outsider French doomsters Öxxö Xööx have now released the seventh track, "Äbÿm", off of the band's upcoming sophomore album Nämïdäë, to be released in mid-2015 by Blood Music. The track can be streamed below, if you dare! The clip is something between a lyric video, a music video, and a museum piece.
The apocalyptic black metal unit Lychgate has unveiled a new track, entitled "Letter XIX" from their impending new album. The song is track 5 from the band's second effort, An Antidote For The Glass Pill, which will debut on deluxe vinyl, CD, and digital formats through Finnish/USA label Blood Music in early 2015. What are you waiting for? Listen to "Letter XIX" now!
Russian/Ukrainian folk doom metal band Kauan are streaming their sixth album, Muistumia - a retrospective of professionally re-recorded and re-arranged tracks from their early years. The album is being officially released through Finnish label Blood Music on CD/vinyl on November 4th and it can also be downloaded at name your own price through Bandcamp. You can listen to the entire output through the YouTube clip below. It's that easy. Enjoy!
Tasmanian technical death metal maestros Psycroptic are seeing their first three albums hit vinyl for the first time in history in a box set collection, entitled The Early Years, produced by Finnish label Blood Music. The band has also been working on their new album which has already been recorded and mixed. So, you can expect new tunes soon.
Russian/Ukrainian folk doom metal outfit Kauan are premiering the closing track to their upcoming sixth album Muistumia, a crowd-funded collection of re-recorded tracks from their raw and early days as teenagers in Chelyabinsk, Russia. The song "Orkidea" is a newly re-recorded and re-arranged version of the closing track to the band's 2008 sophomore effort Tietäjän Laulu. The track can be heard via the YouTube video below.
Russian-Ukrainian folk doom/post-rock act Kauan have unveiled new details for their forthcoming sixth album. It will be entitled Muistumia, and will contain a collection of professionally re-recorded tracks from the early era in their career, privately crowdfunded during the period between the recordings of Kuu.. and Pirut. The album also features one new track, "Unsoi", as well as two bonus tracks on the vinyl edition.
Legendary black metal band Emperor has announced a special edition Complete Works vinyl box set, spanning their entire career. The box set will be the first time their works have been remastered specifically for vinyl and presented as special editions. It will be released by Finnish label Blood Music in early-to-mid 2015.
Classic avantgarde Norwegian black metal band Arcturus has released their entire live album Shipwrecked In Oslo for streaming. This is the first official live audio publication by the band and their first release in eight years. The album comes from their 2005 Sonic Solstice performance in Oslo, which was originally released on DVD. It has been edited and remastered for CD and vinyl release through Finnish label Blood Music with a June 3rd release date.
The long-awaited upcoming Moonsorrow 14xLP box set previously announced has its pre-order date set for May 28th, 2014, as announced by Finnish label Blood Music. The box set promises to be the largest metal box set of all-time and spans almost the entire career of the Finnish outfit. The label and the band have been releasing one image per day, slowly revealing all the details about the set. The newly-drawn, unifying cover art has been unveiled for every item within the set, including Suden Uni, Voimasta Ja Kunniasta, Verisäkeet, V: Hävitetty, Tulimyrsky, Demos & Rarities, and a Moonsorrow DVD.
Start your week in the best possible way by listening to Russian/Ukrainian doom/folk metallers Kauan which are streaming their long-awaited fifth album Pirut (translated as "Devils") through their label Blood Music's Bandcamp here. The album may be the first one to ever be delayed by a meteor strike, as the band was under attack in their hometown of Chelyabinsk during the mixing of the album.
Doom metal band Kauan have revealed the cover art and album details for their fifth album Pirut. The Russian/Ukrainian outfit's new album is due for pre-order on October 23rd through Finnish label Blood Music. Pirut (translated as "Devils") showcases a single 39-minute long track, "twisting the band's traditional melancholic post-rock beauty into something much more sinister and operatic." You can take a look at the cover below.
Strapping Young Lad may have disbanded in 2007 but there is a treat coming soon for the fans of the band. The mock-up image and specs for the long-awaited Die Hard edition of the Strapping Young Lad The Complete Works 7xLP box set that's been 1.5 years in the making has been posted.