History will remember these times for so many dark and depressive reasons (global pandemic, historic and unprecedented worldwide financial hardship). One can recount countless chapters in the hopeless chronicle of man's descent into madness and self-annihilation. However, just as mankind is painting its blackest masterpiece since the world erupted in war decades ago, the one beacon of light, hope, solace and safety is doom metal. If there is a divine entity, this would be a
Born from epic doom laden mastermind known as Leif Edling, Avatarium sprung on the scene in 2013 with the self titled debut, the band immediately seized your author's heart into a black dismal grip and filled it with dark raw sultry lust. Not since Candlemass has a band completely captivated the imagination all centered around metal's best frontwoman (by far), Jennie-Ann Smith and guitarist, songwriter, producer and husband Marcus Jidell (Doomsday Kingdom/ex-Evergrey). Now on
Candlemass' importance to the world of metal has been monumental in delivering some of the all time classics in the subgenre of epic doom metal and leader/songwriter/head doom merchant Leif Edling has been the helmsman at the wheel. With Mats Leven out as vocalist back in September following the release of the "House of Doom" EP and the initial recordings for what is now "The Door to Doom," Edling announced the triumphant return of Johan Längquist, who sang on the band's debu
After the cancellation of several concerts last year and fans being worried about the future of the band, My Dying Bride vocalist/lyricist Aaron Stainthorpe has released the following statement:
“Many of you have been wondering what has happened to the band since we cancelled all our shows back in late 2017. Well, here is the answer.
"In September 2017 my beautiful little daughter, just five years old, was diagnosed with cancer. This event devastated the whole family as w
Denver metal/doom quartet Khemmis released the anxiously-anticipated third album "Desolation" today (June 22nd) in North America via 20 Buck Spin and the rest of the world via Nuclear Blast. Grab a copy now over here! To celebrate, the band is streaming the entire album in full over at Bandcamp at this location. As 20 Buck Spin's 100th release, "Desolation" will be available as a CD, digital download and LP - with a foil-stamped jacket and 8" inch lyric booklet. "Desolation"
New York gothic doom metal act A Pale Horse Named Death will head on a European tour in March/April 2019 to promote the new album. After re-signing with SPV, new music is expected to be released in Fall 2018 via the record companies Long Branch Records imprint. The band led by founding Type O Negative and Life of Agony member Sal Abruscato released the debut "And Hell Will Follow Me" in 2011 and firmly implanted its roots in the metal scene with the sophomore album "Lay My So
On June 29th, British cult metal act Paradise Lost will release a remixed and remastered version of their eighth full-length album "Believe In Nothing." Initially released back in 2000, the artwork and production of the album never lived up to the expectations of the band. The quintet now presents a freshly reworked version of the album with more appropriate, gloomy artwork. Today, the band releases the third album trailer, in which singer Nick Holmes and guitarist Greg Macki
Slowly but insistently, resounding bass riffs and a brutal death vocal will pierce through your body, as Konvent make you feel their love of heavy and simple old school doom. Last year Konvent released a demo, which quickly became the beginning of a warm welcome into the Danish underground scene, and since then they have played all over Denmark with great reviews. Now Konvent has signed with Napalm Records worldwide! The band on the signing: "We are extremely proud to be team
Enigmatic dark metal/gothic doom metal outfit Deathwhite has announced the band's first-ever live appearance slated for Friday, September 7th at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh, PA. The band will be joined by fellow Pittsburgh traditional doom metal act Argus.
Regarding the live appearance, the band comments, “Since our 2012 formation, we have frequently stated our intention to never play live. It was never a suitable idea until we had the good fortune of aligning ourselves with S
Portland doom quartet Usnea anounced a string of east coast North American tour dates for this fall. The journey begins September 9th in Boston and ends September 21st in Washington, D.C. The near two-week run includes two dates with Monolord as well as a performance at Basilica Soundscape. See all confirmed dates below. Usnea will be touring in support of their "Portals Into Futility" full-length released via Relapse Records. Confirmed dates and venues are: 9/09/2018 O'Brie
Portuguese post rock/doom band Sinistro has released a new video for the track "Vento Sul." The mesmerizing video, which captures the band's live presentation, moving soundscapes, and brooding musicality is streaming now in the player above. "Vento Sul" comes off the band's latest new album "Sangue Cássia," which was issued back in January via Season Of Mist. Hailing from Lisbon, Portugal, and driven by five unique individuals from distinct art circles, Sinistro is devastatin
Oregon stoner/doom act YOB released the new album "Our Raw Heart" via Relapse Records today (June 8th). The band is streaming the album in full in the player above. Grab your copy at this location. The album was co-produced by the band and longtime collaborator Billy Barnett at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene, Ore., with mastering handled by Heba Kadry (The Mars Volta, Diamanda Galas, Slowdive). The track listing can be found here: 1. Ablaze 2. The Screen 3. In Reverie 4. Lungs Reac
U.S. Doom/Death legends Novembers Doom is on the market and seeking a new label to continue a robust legacy. Vocalist Paul Kuhr released the following statement concern the status of the long-running, critically acclaimed quintet: "After spending over a decade working with The End Records, Novembers Doom have [sic] fulfilled our contractual obligations, and are now exploring options for the future of the band. We are already hard at work, creating the follow up to the 2017 re
Sacramento, California-based doom bringers Chrch is set to kick off a tour in support of the latest album "Light Will Consume Us All," which dropped via Neurot Recordings back in April. Grab a copy of the album over here. Set to commence on June 11th in Fullerton, California and run through June 21st in Reno, Nevada, the journey includes performances with Body Void, Trapped Within Burning Machinery, Ugly, Hist, Bird Violence, and The Ditch And The Delta on select shows, as we
"Sometimes good music is good music...." these words have adorned hundreds of reviews over the years from yours truly. Does it really matter whether something is "metal"? At some point, some juvenile notion came about that we all must adhere to the strict meaning of a nonexistent code written by a phantom counsel of four people who deems what is cool and what is not. Enter Ghost, which is the subject of so much debate to the point of nausea. Through it all, Tobias Forge has
On June 29th, British cult metal act Paradise Lost will release a remixed and remastered version of the eighth full-length album "Believe In Nothing" via Nuclear Blast Records. The album initially saw the light of day in 2000, but never lived up to the band's personal expectations in terms of production. Now the band is set to release a new version of the album reworked by Jaime Gomez Arellano and featuring brand new, stylistic artwork (shown below). The lyric video for "Mout
Longtime psychedelic doom metal act When The Deadbolt Breaks joined with Sliptrick Records to release the upcoming new full-length album "Angels Are Weeping... God Has Abandoned..." on CD later on in 2018. A preview clip of the album can be heard in the player above and pre-orders are available at this location. With nearly 15 years and five albums under their dark belts, this Eastern Connecticut trio - Aaron Lewis (guitars, vocals), Mike Parkyn (bass, vocals), and Randall Du
Swedish melodic doom/death metal unit Soliloquium premiered the full stream of the new album "Contemplations," which drops on June 1st via Chicago's Transcending Records. The band teamed up with Dead Rhetoric for the full album stream at this location, or even easier, just check it out in the player at the bottom. "Contemplations" was once again produced by Mike Watts (Sleepwalkers, Terminus), who also handles the drums and electronics this time around. Pre-orders can be made
Denver metal/doom quartet Khemmis released a visualizer video for the new single "Bloodletting." The song is the opening track from the anxiously-anticipated third album "Desolation," which drops on June 22nd in North America via 20 Buck Spin and the rest of the world via Nuclear Blast. Pre-order the album over here. The band commented on the track: "'Bloodletting' displays a number of new directions we take throughout this album. A big, harmonized overture gives way to soari
Hampshire, UK doom metal act Witchsorrow dropped the new album "Hexenhammer" today (May 25th) via Candlelight/Spinefarm Records. Grab yourself a copy right here. The band teamed up with Decibel to stream the album in its entirety over here, but stick around...its also playing in the player right at the bottom of this page! Written during a hermetic period following an intense run of live shows, and recorded at Skyhammer studio in Cheshire with longtime co-conspirator Chris Fi