Norway's 1349 return with their brand new album Revelations of the Black Flame a blackened journey that encompasses black metal, dark ambient, noise, industrial and the soundtrack to a twisted David Lynch film. This album sees the band toning back on the balls to the wall blasting speed of previous albums and trying something crawling, darker and altogether more mature. With this album the band have realized that to truly capture the aural essence of evil you need contrast and time for the musical soundscapes to lull you into a false sense of security so when the black metal does kick in you're dragged bodily into wha... + INFO
Alaskan boys, 36 CRAZYFISTS release their fourth studio album, Collisions And Castaways through Roadrunner Records. The band recently returned to the Roadrunner fold after one album with Ferret Records. Produced and engineered by guitarist Steve Holt, Collisions And Castaways was mixed and mastered by desk wizard, Andy Sneap. Looking forward to the release, Lindow explained his bands place in the musical landscape after all these years. "Weve always just kind of stayed under the radar," Brock explains. "I am just so glad to still be doing it after 16 years. This isnt a new metal band or a bunch of guys trying to rip o... + INFO
The band have already proven themselves master storytellers, their acclaimed 2008 debut "And We Wept The Black Ocean Within" sending shockwaves through the avant metal underground with its bracken-draped tales of seafaring woe and this year's "Primitive North" collaboration with Nadja cementing their status as leading lights in the ever-shifting realms of metal's experimental fringes. "Forgive Us Our Trespasses" showcases a more refined sound and a significant broadening of scope, the band leading the listener on a millennial journey that sees the modest curls of smoke rising from nomadic campsites gradually replaced ... + INFO
*Thick Black Vinyl With Stoughton Gatefold Tip-On Jacket Now Available *New York metal alchemists, A STORM OF LIGHT, unleash their long-anticipated new studio offering: Nations To Flames.*ASOL features former Neurosis visual master: Josh Graham and Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil plays lead guitar on several tracks.Centered around the apex of human failure, Nations To Flames bears witness to the fall of all governments, all nations, and all religions.The record is both musically and thematically captivating and marks the STORM collective's darkest, most immediately punishing creation to date.