Hot News – So Hideous, My Love… – NY Post-Black Metallers To Unleash New EP

2011. jún 13, 19:33 :

Lurking beneath the surface of metal underground, NYC's own SO HIDEOUS, MY LOVE... have created a devastating musical hybrid of heart racing proportions. Fusing post rock leanings (Envy, Mono, Godspeed You! Black Emperor) and adventurous black metal (Wolves In The Throne Room, Celeste) with classical beauty (Arvo Part, Beethoven), SO HIDEOUS, MY LOVE... lay claim to the appropriately termed buzz moniker "post-black metal" with their newest offering, To Clasp A Fallen Wish With Broken Fingers. Born out of home recordings in the winter of 2008 by composer/guitarists Brandon Cruz and Jack Marshall, SO HIDEOUS, MY LOVE... self-released their debut EP, I Balance A Daydream On An Edge Of A Knife, in the Spring of 2010 to an outpouring of love from the heavy music community. To Clasp A Fallen Wish... serves as a companion piece to the band's first release and showcases a further maturation of engaging daydreams and paralyzing musical nightmares.

Said Cruz of the EP: "The word epic gets thrown around quite a bit online when listeners/press/bloggers/ describe what they hear and for me that's the greatest compliment. I wrote the songs and the string arrangements to sound urgent, emotive and 'huge'... a full layered production that was the most destructive and beautiful storm...would've used a larger orchestra if possible. For what was trying to be conveyed with the EP, I remember mixing in the studio throughout December and January and watching the trailer for Terrence Malick's The Tree Of Life on my laptop and thinking, 'If we could get this record to be the guitar band equivalent of that I could die happy.'"


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2011. jún 13, 18:06 :

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Hot News – At The Gates "Slaughter Of The Soul/Purgatory Unleashed" 2-CD Set Out Now

2011. jún 13, 17:56 :

A new, limited edition 2-CD set from Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES is out now to commemorate the last ever live shows of the legendary band.

The set features AT THE GATES' classic album, SLAUGHTER OF THE SOUL, complete with all bonus tracks, along with the band's definitive live album, PURGATORY UNLEASHED (LIVE AT WACKEN), which was recorded at Germany's notorious Wacken festival during the band's historic 2008 reunion tour.

The two albums offer a total of 35 incredible tracks and come in their full, original packaging, housed together in a slipcase sleeve.

Get the SLAUGHTER OF THE SOUL/PURGATORY UNLEASHED (LIVE AT WACKEN) 2-CD set now in Europe at or in North America at

The set is also available now worldwide on iTunes at


Hot News – Fair To Midland Issues Video Clip

2011. jún 13, 17:53 :

FAIR TO MIDLAND's new album "Arrows & Anchors" will hit European stores on July 11th in a digipak edition with a bonus track limited to the first pressing.

The band recently shot a video for the "Musical Chairs" single. The clip was directed by Kevin J. Custer, and you can watch it here.

You might also want to check out Season of Mist's YouTube channel and watch the making of the video, as well as other "behind the scenes" bits from FAIR TO MIDLAND.


Hot News – Septicflesh Drum Contest

2011. jún 13, 17:49 :

As previously announced, SEPTICFLESH drummer Fotis Benardo gives you the opportunity to win a Mapex "Black Panther" snare drum, Serial Drummer clothes, custom B-stick drumsticks, limited edition copies of "The Great Mass" and SEPTICFLESH posters! To enter the competition, you need to film yourself playing the drum parts along one of the following songs from "The Great Mass":

a) The Vampire from Nazareth
b) Pyramid God
c) Rising
d) Apocalypse
Then all you need to do is upload your video as a response to this promo video. Fotis will watch all videos and will pick 3 winners early August. The competition will end on July 31st, 2011. Good luck!


Hot News – Season Of Mist Summer Tour 2011

2011. jún 13, 17:46 :

The festival season is upon us! The Season of Mist staff will be present at Hellfest, Graspop Metal Meeting, With Full Force, Sonisphere France, Wacken Open Air, Party San and Summer Breeze. Come to our stand and get tons of killer goods, including exclusive merchandising and special offers! Every customer will be offered a free digital download card, and big purchases will come with a special Season of Mist gift...

The digital download card includes classic tracks from the Season of Mist back catalogue, as well as exclusive previews from the forthcoming albums of GHOST BRIGADE, TSJUDER, GENERATION KILL, OLD SILVER KEY, NIGHTBRINGER and ETERNAL GRAY!

Now start packing your bags and get ready to bang your head with us!


Hot News – Crystal Ball: Rare debut album to be re-released on June 24th!

2011. jún 13, 17:28 :

It´s a time of changes for Swiss hard rockers CRYSTAL BALL: in late 2010 Mark Sweeney left the band, to focus on his new project WOLFPAKK. So CRYSTAL BALL are currently looking for a new vocalist.

On  May 27th, the band´s classic album "Hard Impact" was finally re-released, and fans of first class Swiss hard rock can look forward to another highlight: CRYSTAL BALL`s rare debut album "In The Beginning" will be re-released onJune 24th. The new edition comes with the bonus track "Silence Of The Night". "In The Beginning", even though considered to be on of the best hard rock album of the late 90´s, wasn´t available regularly for many years and therefore was dealt for horrendous prices.