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Photos: Aura Noir Live in NYC

Photos: Aura Noir Live in NYC

On June 3, exactly one week after the self-proclaimed “world’s ugliest band” desecrated Maryland Deathfest, Aura Noir—made up of guitarist Blasphemer, drummer Kristian Valbo and bassist/vocalist Apollyon—made their way to Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg to show locals how blackened thrash metal should be done. That night’s bill also featured Marduk, Natur, Black Anvil, HOD […]

Municipal Waste Join Forces With Nuclear Blast Records

Municipal Waste Join Forces With Nuclear Blast Records

Richmond, Virginia neo-crossover kings Municipal Waste have recently joined the worldwide Nuclear Blast Records roster. “It took a real long time to decide what we were going to do for our next record,” says frontman Tony Foresta. “We wanted to work with a label that were not only fans of the band and our music, […]

Devil Recording Debut Album

Devil Recording Debut Album

Norwegian doom rockers Devil are currently in the studio recording their debut LP, Time to Repent, for a late 2011 release through the Dutch label Soulseller Records. “I must say it sounds pretty damn vintage, and those not afraid of Devilish catchy tunes, are in for a treat,” says guitarist Stian Fossum. “Ranging from hard […]

Photos: Maryland Deathfest IX

Photos: Maryland Deathfest IX

Every Memorial Day weekend, metal fans from all corners of the globe convene in the heart of Baltimore for Maryland Deathfest. Sure, the lineup was stellar and the performances were excellent (Did anyone catch Ghost?!) but the real spirit of this four-day festival was the overall atmosphere amongst the rabid metalheads themselves. MetalKult made the […]

Archgoat to Release New Mini Album

Archgoat to Release New Mini Album

Cult Finnish black metal band Archgoat have announced they will be hitting the studio in July to record five new tracks for an upcoming mini album due out this October. More information to be announced. In addition, the band’s two full-lengths—2006′s Whore of Bethlehem and 2009′s The Light-Devouring Darkness—will be re-released by Debemur Morti Productions […]

Top 5 Bands to Watch at Maryland Deathfest

Top 5 Bands to Watch at Maryland Deathfest

When the four-day Maryland Deathfest kicks off in Baltimore this Thursday, May 26, metalheads will have an overwhelming number of bands to check out. To help point you in the right direction, we asked Brooklyn heavy metal die-hards Tooth and Weibs—members of the band Natur and hosts of East Village Radio‘s Metal Inquisition Radio Show—to […]

Cathedral Announce Final Show

Cathedral Announce Final Show

Long-running English doom rockers Cathedral have announced their final show will take place at The Forum in Kentish Town, London, on December 3, 2011. Support will come from Swedish heavy metal defenders Grand Magus, legendary cult English prog-rockers Comus and, also from England, classic rockers Gentleman’s Pistols. “It’s just time to move on and leave […]

Morbus Chron Announce New Album

Morbus Chron Announce New Album

Swedish death metal purists Morbus Chron have chosen Sleepers in the Rift as the title of their upcoming debut album. The cover was painted by Spanish fantasy artist Raul Gonzalez, who has previously worked with bands such as Deceased and Abraxas. View the cover below. Sleepers in the Rift was recorded between November 15-19, 2010 […]

Necrodeath to Release Retrospective CD

Necrodeath to Release Retrospective CD

Long-running Italian death-thrash band Necrodeath have announced their definitive retrospective CD, The Age of Fear, which is due out in North America on June 14 via Scarlet Records. The 15-track anthology features tracks spanning every album in the band’s discography, starting with 1987′s debut album, Into The Macabre, through their latest release, Old Skull. In […]

Aura Noir Announce North American Tour

Aura Noir Announce North American Tour

Norwegian blackened thrash metal masters Aura Noir have announced its first-ever North American tour titled “Black Thrash Over North America.” The 11-city trek will kick off on May 27th at the coveted Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore and will conclude in Mexico City on June 11th. Check below for complete list of dates. Aura Noir formed […]