May 20, 2021

Polish melodic Black Metallers DARGOR have released three videos from their debut full length “Descent Into Chaos”, which was released on April 30, 2021. You can watch them by clicking on the following links: ‘Hellfire‘, ‘Decay‘ and ‘Crown‘ (SAMAEL cover). The album was recorded at Regnat Audio Studio and Kancho Records Studio with Piotr Krygowski and Grzesiek Gnat. It was mixed and mastered by Adrian Jarosz. A full album stream is available at this location. More about DARGOR at

Finnish Doom / Deathers HOODED MENACE have just released a song from their upcoming new album “The Tritonus Bell”. You can check out ‘Blood Ornaments’ over here. The album will be released on August 27, 2021 via Season Of Mist. The full tracklist reads as follows: ‘Chthonic Exordium’, ‘Chime Diabolicus’, ‘Blood Ornaments’, ‘Those Who Absorb The Night’, ‘Corpus Asunder’, ‘Scattered Into Dark’, ‘Instruments Of Somber Finality’ and ‘The Torture Never Stops’ (W.A.S.P. cover – bonus track). Guitarist Lasse Pyykkö commented on the new album and track as follows: “It is with utter excitement that we premiere the first track off our new album “The Tritonus Bell”! There’re definitely some new flavours added to the mix, and ‘Blood Ornaments’ comes with some of our most intriguing ingredients yet – and a bloody side taste. There’s a contrast between Death / Doom misery and head-bangable Heavy Metal riffs like never heard before in HOODED MENACE’s music, making ‘Blood Ornaments’ my favourite track from the album. Obviously a lot of inspiration for “The Tritonus Bell” comes from the usual suspects CANDLEMASS, PARADISE LOST and TROUBLE, but also classic 80s Heavy Metal such as MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND, DIO and OZZY OSBOURNE. Even if you can’t always put your finger on it, they all definitely played a big role in why “The Tritonus Bell” turned out the way it did. When it comes to mixing and mastering, we had the pleasure of working with KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy LaRocque / Sonic Train Studios, who made sure everything would sound great, and I can honestly say I’ve never been more satisfied with the results sound- and music-wise.” All further band info you will find at

Danish one-man Prog / Melodeath project MOTHER OF ALL has teamed up with composer Andreas Hald and visual artist Lichtgedärm to create a twofold audio-visual medley ‘Curators’. The audio-visual piece ‘Replicators’ appears first, and it is followed by the single ‘Curators Of Our World Scope’ from the band’s upcoming album “Age Of The Solipsist”, which will be released on June 11, 2021 via Black Lion Records. The album also features bassist Steve Di Giorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, ex – DEATH) and Danish guitarist Frederik Jensen. You can stream ‘Replicators’ at this location and ‘Curators Of Our World Scope’ over here. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Hannes Grossmann (HATE ETERNAL, ALKALOID, ex – OBSCURA, NECROPHAGIST) at Mordor Sounds and the cover artwork was created by Travis Smith (OPETH, NEVERMORE, A7X, KING DIAMOND). More info you will find at

‘Given To The Colony’, a track from the forthcoming debut album “Untethered Abyss” by Texas Death Metal quintet CATHEXIS, is currently available for streaming at this location. The album will be released on June 25, 2021 on CD, vinyl and digital formats via Willowtip Records. The following tracks will appear on it: ‘Horizonless Realm Of Mechanical Retribution’, ‘Given To The Colony’, ‘Harrowing Manifestation’, ‘Red Hook’, ‘Library Of Babel’, ‘Mortuus In Perpetuum’, ‘Isolated Malevolence’ and ‘Reanimated Kin’. The previously released first single ‘Mortuus In Perpetuum’ is still streaming at this location. For all additional CATHEXIS information please visit

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