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CATHEDRAL: 'The Last Spire' Cover Artwork Unveiled

British doom legends CATHEDRAL will release their final studio album, "The Last Spire", on April 29 via Rise Above Records. Produced by Lee Dorrian and Garry Jennings, with assistance from Jaime Gomez Arellano, the CD will feature the following track listing: 01. Entrance To Hell 02. Pallbearer 03. Cathedral Of The Damned 04. Tower Of ...

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ENSLAVED To Play Israel For First Time

Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED will play their first-ever show in Israel on May 30 at Reading 3 venue in Tel Aviv. Stated promoter Yishai Sweartz: "It's a great honor to welcome ENSLAVED to Israel, one of the best bands ever came out of Scandinavia. As a teenager, I was informed about the band activities ...

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ROYAL THUNDER: 'Blue' Video Released

"Blue", the new video from the Atlanta, Georgia-based quartet ROYAL THUNDER, can be seen below. The song comes off the female-fronted act's debut album, "CVI", which came out last spring via Relapse Records. Spin described the CD as a "stunning breakthrough," Revolver called the album "essential" and Decibel magazine placed singer Mlny Parsonz on the ...

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ENSLAVED: New Video Interview Posted Online

Metal Mark of SkullsNBones.com conducted an interview with Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED aboard Barge To Hell — the world's most extreme metal cruise — which sailed Monday, December 3, 2012 from Miami, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas and returned to the real world on Friday, December 7. Check out the chat below. ENSLAVED ...

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CATHEDRAL: 'The Last Spire' Album Details Revealed

British doom legends CATHEDRAL are putting the finishing touches on what will be their last-ever album. Produced by Lee Dorrian and Garry Jennings, with assistance from Jaime Gomez Arellano, "The Last Spire" is scheduled for an April 2013 release via Rise Above Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Entrance To ...

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ENSLAVED Working On Concert DVD

Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED have issued the following update: "We started the process of making a new live DVD. Or perhaps 'concert movie' would be a more appropriate title for this undergoing. We've gone to some lengths to keep this under wraps for as long as possible; and now we're more or less ready ...

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ANCIENT VVISDOM: New Song Available For Streaming

Texas-based acoustic rockers ANCIENT VVISDOM will release their new album, "Deathlike", on February 5, 2013 via Prosthetic Records. The band will promote the CD by embarking on a North American tour as the support act for Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED. The three-week trek, which also features doom metallers PALLBEARER, kicks off on January 30 ...

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ROYAL THUNDER Working On 'Blue' Video

ROYAL THUNDER, who are currently on tour with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and ASG, will join MONSTER MAGNET for a pair of mid-December dates: December 14 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn and December 16 at The Trocadero in Philadelphia. The female-fronted Atlanta quartet released its debut album, "CVI", in the spring via Relapse ...

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ANCIENT VVISDOM: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

Texas-based acoustic rock act ANCIENT VVISDOM will release its new album, "Deathlike", on February 5, 2013 via Prosthetic Records. The band will promote the CD by embarking on a North American tour as the support act for Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED. The three-week trek, which also features doom metallers PALLBEARER, kicks off on January ...

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ENSLAVED Announces 'Winter Rite' North American Tour

Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED will return to the U.S. and Canada in early 2013 for a 20-date headlining "Winter Rite" tour with support from U.S. doom metallers PALLBEARER and occult rockers ANCIENT VVISDOM. Kick-off is in Philadelphia on January 30, with the tour closing in New York City on February 22. Commented ENSLAVED rhythm ...

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AGALLOCH To Release 'Faustian Echoes' EP

Portland musical enigmas AGALLOCH have announced a month-long bout of live performances this summer. Slated to commence with a hometown show July 11, the tour will include a nightly rotating set list featuring both new and early material with stage times anticipated to be between 90 and 120 minutes. The band will be joined by ...

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Sorrow and Extinction - PALLBEARER

The band is PALLBEARER and the album title is "Sorrow and Extinction". If that doesn't tell you that this is a long player that smothers the listener (in melancholic doom metal, then you probably never cared to begin with. "Sorrow and Extinction" is five long (eight to twelve minutes) tracks of weighty riffs and misery ...

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PALLBEARER Completes Work On 'Sorrow And Extinction'

Little Rock, Arkansas doom metal disciples PALLBEARER have completed work on their debut album, "Sorrow And Extinction", for a February 21, 2012 release via Profound Lore Records. With the band's style of epic traditional doom treading the fine line of colossal amplifier-worship heaviness and introspective searing melodicism (in which a lot of said element is ...

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PALLBEARER Signs With PROFOUND LORE RECORDS

Little Rock, Arkansas traditional doom metallers PALLBEARER have inked a deal with Profound Lore Records. The band's debut album, "Sorrow and Extinction", will be released in February 2012, Having generated a huge buzz within the doom metal scene solely based on its 2010 demo, PALLBEARER's brand of emotionally charged epic doom metal comes across as ...

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RETRO GRAVE Confirmed For DAYS OF THE DOOMED FEST

RETRO GRAVE, the project led by former TROUBLE drummer Jeff "Oly" Olson, has been confirmed for the Days Of The Doomed Fest, set to take place June 17-18, 2011 at The P.L.A.V. in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Commented Olson: "I'm very excited to play for our friends in the Midwest for the Days Of The Doomed Fest. ...

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ERIC WAGNER's BLACKFINGER Confirmed For DAYS OF THE DOOMED FEST

BLACKFINGER, the new project featuring ex-TROUBLE vocalist Eric Wagner, has been confirmed for the Days Of The Doomed Fest, set to take place June 17-18, 2011 at The P.L.A.V. in Kenosha, Wisconsin Single-day tickets and weekend passes are now available through PayPal, with a free Days Of The Doomed sampler CD with each purchase made ...

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GEHENNA Complete Work On New Album

After a few years of silence, Norwegian metallers GEHENNA, featuring original members Sanrabb (guitar/vocals) and Dolgar (guitar), are ready to unleash yet another slice of extreme madness. Going back to their roots, their brand new album, "WW", discharges the raw and primitive forces of early black metal. The track listing for the album is as ...

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