March 16, 2023

Finnish Doom / Deathers HOODED MENACE have just re-signed to Season Of Mist for the release of their next full-length via the label. The band commented on it as follows: “We’re looking forward to work with Season Of Mist for more HOODED MENACE music! This is the first time for us to re-sign to any label, so that says a lot, I suppose. Since we are not playing live anymore, but went back to being a “studio band” only – just like HOODED MENACE was meant to be in the beginning – we’ve decided to part ways with Teemu Hannonen (rhythm guitar) in good spirits and continue as a three-piece.” HOODED MENACE’s previous album “The Tritonus Bell” was released on August 27, 2021 and can still be streamed at this location. More about HOODED MENACE at

Finnish Folk Black Metallers KOUTA will release their debut full length “Kaarnaköydet” on April 21, 2023 on CD and digitally. A visualizer video for their new single ‘Häpeä’ is already available over here. The drum parts of the album were recorded in a remote cabin in Lapland, the guitars and bass at Pekka Posio’s studio in Helsinki. Vocals, choirs and all other instruments together with the live recording of ‘Äitimaan Laulu’ were recorded at Sonic Pump Studios, Helsinki. “Kaarnaköydet” was mixed by Pekka Posio and mastered by Svante Forsbäck. The artwork was created by Arttu Pentikäinen / Antti Mäki / Midjourney. For all further information please visit

On April 28, 2023 Nuclear Winter Records will release “Turiya”, a new EP from Dhaka, Bangladesh based Death Metal three piece KAAL AKUMA, on CD and cassette tape formats. It will feature the following three tracks: ‘Ego Death’, ‘Tiyanak’ and ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’. The EP opener is already available for streaming at this location. All further KAAL AKUMA info you will find at

“Of Existential Distortion”, the debut full-length of Reykjavik, Iceland based blackened Death Metallers ÚLFÚÐ (pronounced “ool-wooth”, meaning animosity or hostility), is streaming in its entirety over here now. It will be released via Dark Descent Records on CD, cassette tape, digital and multiple vinyl LP editions on March 17, 2023. For more ÚLFÚÐ information, check out

Chilean Death Metallers SEPULCRUM are streaming their upcoming debut full length “Lamentation Of Immolated Souls” in its entirety at this location now. It will be released on March 17, 2023 via Chaos Records (CD, vinyl LP and cassette tape formats), in co-operation with Canometal Records (CD) and Burning Coffin Records (cassette tape). More SEPULCRUM you will find at

Texas based Black Metallers NECROFIER will release their second full-length “Burning Shadows In The Southern Night” on June 02, 2023 via Season Of Mist Underground Activists. It was recorded at Studio G in Brooklyn, New York with engineer, producer and musician Joel Hamilton (UNSANE, IGGY POP, TOM WAITS) and the cover artwork was created by Burney. The following tracks will be featured on it: ‘The Fall From Heaven’, ‘Total Southern Darkness’, ‘To The Wolves’, ‘Forbidden Light Of The Black Moon’, ‘Destroying Angels’, ‘Whispers That Burn In The Dark’, ‘The All Seeing Shadows’, ‘On Wings Of Death We Burn The Sky’, ‘Call To The Beyond’ and ‘Burnt By The Sacred Flame’. You can already watch a video for the album closer ‘Burnt By The Sacred Flame’ over here. For all additional NECROFIER information please visit

“Sage Of Shekhinah”, the upcoming fifth full length album from Rochester, New York based progressive Death Metallers CONTRARIAN, can be streamed in its entirety at this location now. It will be released on March 17, 2023 on CD, vinyl LP and digital formats via Willowtip Records. You can follow CONTRARIAN at

German Post Black Metallers HERETOIR have just revealed a video for “Anima” over here. The song will be featured on the band’s upcoming mini album “Wastelands”, which will be released on May 19, 2023 via AOP Records on digipak CD, black and colored vinyl and digitally. The full tracklist reads as follows: ‘Anima’, ‘At Dusk’ (feat. Emily Highfield of SOLDUSK), ‘Wastelands’, ‘Golden Dust (Live)’, ‘Exhale (Live)’ and ‘The White (Live)’. All further HERETOIR info is available at

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