Author: Jonathon Besanko

Review: Summoning – With Doom We Come

Summoning, the Austrian lords of epic black metal, have returned after five years since their last release, ‘Old Mornings Dawn’. With their eighth full-length studio album, entitled ‘With Doom We Come’, the two-piece, which comprises—as it always has—composers Richard “Protector” Lederer and Michael “Silenius” Gregor, the duo has released a record comprising eight tracks of blackened, atmospheric dissonance with a lyrical inspiration that is ever-rooted in the works of author J.R.R. Tolkien. Summoning has had a storied career since their debut album ‘Lugburz’ in 1995. Their influence is felt strongly in all of their contemporaries—acts such as Emyn Muil,...

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DAMNATION PLAN releases “Maze of Despair” music video

Finnish progressive melodic death metallers Damnation Plan have released their second music video, Maze of Despair, off their latest album ‘Reality Illusion’ (Inverse Records, 2017). Damnation Plan songwriter, lyricist, drummer, director Jarkko Lunnas comments on the song and video: “Some of the biggest battles we face happen inside our own minds. It’s a survival story about leaving your past behind, shedding your skin, not letting your past drown you.” The band’s second full-length ‘Reality Illusion’ was released with rave reviews across metal media, including Finland’s biggest metal magazine Inferno stating the release: “by far best melodically catchy progressive metal coming from...

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Truth Inc and Imminence Records announce signing of French band Out Of My Eyes

Truth Inc Records, in conjunction with Imminence Records, has signed Paris, France’s Metalcore outfit Out Of My Eyes. After three years of building a fanbase and honing their style, Out Of My Eyes is defining their identity with fresh new tracks bringing together electro elements with powerful breakdowns and catchy choruses. Stretching the metalcore genre to a new extreme, Out Of My Eyes’ sound stands out with a unique mix of atypical guitar parts, party synthesizers and trap beats. Armed with an explosive energy and a strong stage presence, the squad is making it clear that he’s an accomplished live...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS unveil album preview for ‘The Deep & The Dark’!

Symphonic metal masters, Visions of Atlantis, once more set sail to oceanic myths and the eternal dream of the sunken continent: Titled ‘The Deep & The Dark’ and set for a release on February 16th 2018 on Napalm Records, with their upcoming seventh studio album Visions of Atlantis showcase all musical facettes of the genre with a breathtaking classic Symphonic Metal album! Even label mate, Thomas Youngblood of Kamelot describes this new record as “a game changer for the band. Very impressive!” As an exciting Christmas gift and to shorten your wait for the band’s hotly anticipated new album, Visions of Atlantis...

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Don’t miss SABATON & KREATOR on their 2018 North American co-headlining tour, beginning next February!

Swedish heavy metal heroes, Sabaton, are uniting with German thrash titans and label mates Kreator for the ultimate North American co-headlining trek this coming February and March! The 24-date tour kicks off on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at The Van Buren in Phoenix, Arizona and will make stops in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Philadelphia before concluding at Jannus Landing in Tampa, Florida on March 10. Sabaton’s Par Sundström comments, “We are excited to return to American grounds after the last successful tour. Teaming up with our friends in Kreator, we are able to play larger venues which allow us to bring...

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