Elusive multinational psychedelic/avantgarde black metal enigma 夢遊病者 (Sleepwalker) is set to release the new album "一期一会" (Ichi-go ichi-e) in the U.S. on May 25th via Sentient Ruin as a cassette, digital download and 12" vinyl LP. The band is streaming the new song "Never Through A Threshold" via Invisible Oranges at this location, but you can also just check it out in the player above. "一期一会" (Ichi-go ichi-e) means "for this time only, never again." This Japanese idiom is th
Avant-garde black metal duo, Misanthropic Rage is finally unleashing the sophomore album entitled “Igne Natura Renovatur Integra” on March 12th via Godz ov War Productions. The band is streaming the album in full exclusively via Heavy Blog Is Heavy at this location, or just above in the player provided.
“Igne Natura Renovatur Integra” is available to pre-order through the record label’s webstore as a standard jewel case CD, and as an exclusive slipcase CD with a patch limit
U.K. theatrical avant-garde metal/rock band Ward XVI has released a music video for the new single "Cry Of The Siren," which you can check out above. The song is taken from the new album "The Art Of Manipulation," which was released back in July 2017 via Rock’N’Growl Records. The video was filmed and produced by award-winning Horror filmmakers, Mycho. "The Art of Manipulation" is a 12-Track concept album telling the introspective story of a female psychopath locked away in a
Avant-garde black metal new sensation Ophe released the first song "XVIIII" from the debut album "Litteras Ad Tristia Maestrum Solitude." Check out the video clip for the song in the player above. The album is expected to drop on February 16th via My Kingdom Music, with pre-orders available over at this location.
"Litteras Ad Tristia Maestrum Solitude" has been already welcomed as an experimental masterpiece of black metal creating new limits to extreme metal. Avantgarde m
Following the recent Translation Loss release of the devastating third LP "Cutting Pieces," New York City avant/experimental outfit Gnaw has just issued a new video for the album's "Fire," through a premiere at Revolver Magazine at this location, or just simply in the player above. The video for "Fire" sees Gnaw's scathing tune delivered through the bleak, unique visuals and direction of Roman Urodovskikh, a multimedia artist of Russian descent who currently lives and works i
German progressive/avant-garde black metal act Maladie is streaming the new single "Produnditas." The song is the first single from the upcoming new album “… Of Harm And Salvation…,” which drops via Apostasy Records on February 23, 2018. After the release of the EP "Symptoms" in 2016, the fourth release from Maladie delivers the band's signature stylistic mixture in full-length again. The so-called 'plague metal' is a combination of progressive black metal, jazz-influences an
Back in the 90's, your author was admittedly a "metal purist" (or more fashionably, "metal elitist"). Anything that didn't represent the spirit of metal in its purist form was outcast, listed as "false" or "not metal." Age, wisdom and curiosity - which is normally the precursor to discarding old interests in their entirety - only expanded the interest, allowing in so many different genres of music and "forbidden" subgenres of "heavy music." The expansion has only made appre
On February 16, 2018 Avant-garde black metal project Ophe will release the debut album "Litteras Ad Tristia Maestrum Solitude" through My Kingdom Music. You can pre-order the CD at this location. The album, recorded and mixed by Edgard Chevallier at Lower Tones Place Studio, is a very avant-gardish and experimental piece of black metal without any doubt putting a new limit to the borders of a sound that is a personal mix of extreme metal and dark atmospheres.