Archive for September, 2018

Cryptopsy Release New Single/Video Sire Of Sin From Their Forthcoming EP ‘The Book Of Suffering, Tome II’



Technical Death metal legends Cryptopsy have released a brand new single/video ‘Sire Of Sin’ from their forthcoming EP ‘The Book of Suffering – Tome II’. 

They released this brief statements today. 

Check out our new single ‘Sire of Sin’ from our upcoming EP ‘The book of Suffering, Tome 2’.


🎥Chris Kells from FTB Visuals
🎚Christian Donaldson at The Grid




The Book of Suffering – Tome II is now available for Pre-Order. Get your copy today!!!

We have some sick merchandise bundles that you should all check out.
Remy C from Headsplit Designs designed the artwork for The Book of Suffering – Tome II. Artwork by: Remy Cooper – Headsplit Design –

The official release date is October 26th!

Enjoy the brutality!…/the-book-of-suffer…

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Black Shuck Release First Two Recorded Tracks

Black Shuck Release First Two Recorded Tracks



Galway based Black Shuck recently released their first two recorded tracks ‘ The Hound’ and ‘Counterfeit Throne’. 

The band are the reincarnation of long time Galway band Negativ Result. Their formation was brought about by not been able to secure the role of a second guitarist. Rather than continue with the old name, they decided a fresh start and change of direction was the right option for them. They still have tracks such as ‘Red’ in their live set, but this is a very different animal than Negativ Result. 

Check out both tracks here. They are moving away from their groove metal sound of old and creating their own sound in the process. 

The signs are good from these tracks! 

The Hound


Counterfeit Throne



Black shuck:

Recorded by Gavin Doyle at Symmetry Industry studios:


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Owl Release New LP ‘Nights In Distortion’ Stream In Full Within



Some of the best art is often made in the wake of the worst tragedies. Such is the case with Germany’s doom metal band Owl, whose forthcoming, 3rd full-length album, Nights In Distortion, nearly never came to fruition due to the impact of the death of their bassist René Marquis. Over 4 years in the making, the band’s long-awaited record will finally be realized on September 7th via the Swedish label Temple of Torturous Records.


Owl’s (Germany) founder and primary songwriter Christian Kolf, who’s also a member of the critically renowned  metal band Valborg (Prophecy Productions) and founder of the label Zeitgeister, created the band in the mid-2000’s as a necessity to further explore and challenge his musical creativity. What began as a death metal project has evolved over the years, incorporating Kolf’s eclectic tastes and influences that’s resulted in an amalgam of death and doom that conjures memories of Type O Negative, Jesu, Neurosis, Anathema and Meshuggah among others.


“I have to say that this album is still heavy for me when I listen to it,” says Kolf. “There are a lot of grievous memories connected to that album, but foremost it’s about my friend René Marquis who died some months ago, who played bass on it. He was really a nice chap. You could nerd with him about music and instruments for hours. He gave us all a big vibe. And to have him on board for this album was very very helpful. Sometimes I thought “why should I do this, it’s stupid, just chill and make music when better times come,“ because I knew that it would be draining somehow. But René always said “do it.“ It was good to have a partner for this album, someone I could talk too and share it with.”

The album is now released, and it’s easily one of the better albums I’ve listened to this year. It’s dark, moody and a timeless doom classic in my opinion! It’s also a real grower. Repeat listens offer something new and it’s without doubt album of the year quality for those that have/will hear it. 

The album can be streamed in full here via YouTube and Bandcamp. We also spoke with the projects founder and primary songwriter Christian Kolf, who’s also a member of the critically renowned  metal band Valborg (Prophecy Productions) and founder of the label Zeitgeister


BM: Can you please tell us about the bands formation? 

CK: I guess this whole thing started back in 2009. It was not very glorious. I always had the dream to do an obscure Death Metal record, I had a certain picture of it. The trigger was Portal. I discovered them and then I did the first Owl album. I just fulfilled a dream I had: I always wanted to do this kind of Death Metal, that reminds of canyons, with an 30-minute ambient piece at the end of the record. All because I was a big fan of the first Anathema „Serenades“ and Red Harvest’s „Hybreed“, albums that already did this ambient stuff. 

BM: You were originally a death metal band. What brought about the move to Doom? 

CK:This happened on the 2nd album. When I wrote the track „Memories Of Dead Dreams“, it was not meant for Owl, but after a while, I decided to do it. With the 2nd album I moved away from the occult/obscure Death Metal thing and did more things by feeling. I already did this „Death Metal“ album with my debut album, so it was kind of boring to do the same again. Owl became my personal outlet and I did not think so much about styles anymore. Especially with the EP „The Last Walk“, this was the first „Doom“-release by Owl. I did it to cope with some things, not because I wanted to do a 22-minute long Doom-song, it just happened.


BM: You sadly had a massive loss in your band. Did you consider calling it quits at the time? 

CK: Quitting was never an option, because Owl is some kind of tool for me, to get through life. But I had the urge to just upload „Nights In Distortion“ on bandcamp and move on.

BM: Do you consider this album to be a fitting tribute to your late friend? 

CK: Yes. Totally. He played bass on it. He motivated me to move on when I struggled with this album. He became a member of Owl for „Nights In Distortion“, so this was our first work together. I will always remember him, when I listen to that album.


BM: What’s your hopes for this album? 

CK: I went through some rough times, and this album was somehow a therapy for me. I just wanted to express my emotions, without thinking about „if this is cool“ or not. I did it for myself. So, my only hope is, that maybe some people can feel that, and make it their „own“ album. That would give me some piece. 


BM: Have you any plans to tour this release? 

CK: Not now. First up Owl has always been my solo project. But I’m working on a new album, probably with a different line-up, guys who are willing to play live. So at the moment, my plan is to play live with the next release.


BM: is there any advice you would give bands dealing with loss? 

CK: Let it all out. Be sad, be angry. You will be confused. You will not get it that someone is gone. But life goes on. And this only shows you that life is brutal and that you have to go on, if you want to get something out of your life. Create a place inside of you for all this stuff, because it will never go away. Don’t forget to laugh about it.

BM: Is there anything you would like to add?    

CK: Thank you.




The Ultra Clear Vinyl edition is already SOLD OUT at Temple Of Torturous,  8 copies left.

Grab one here:


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Two Tales Of Woe Announce New Drummer And Recording Plans



Two Tales of Woe are a hard-working heavy metal band based in Dublin. Formed in 2005, the group take inspiration from a number of genres ranging from Doom and Sludge, to Classic Rock/Metal (down tuned and beefed up!) 

They were on the rise in 2016 with an appearance at Bloodstock Festival and supporting Crowbar on their Irish dates. They had a few line up issues after that, and with frontman Carl becoming a father for the second time, Woe was put on hiatus for a while. 

They’re back now with a full band and ready to kick on yet again. They released this statement yesterday. 

“How are you all doing on this wet and miserable Thursday?? As you know we have been pretty quiet for the last while…but i suppose now is the time to tell you all that Johnny Kerr has returned to Two Tales Of Woe. We are now complete again. It was extremely hard to fill the shoes previously left empty and plenty tried or were at least willing to try and i thank each and every person for that, but it didnt happen…so what do you do?? You go to who you know can kill it every time….and hes back. Johnny was part of the ‘classic’ lineup that recorded ‘a conversation with death’ along with myself (Carl) Chris and Ross. And now this lineup along with my main man Dan we will be recording again. Johnnys first gigs back with us will be the Corrosion Of Conformity gigs. We are finishing off the songs which we are going to record…our recording plans will be revealed very soon. Welcome home JK.”

Great to see them back again. One of our better bands in my humble opinion. They have a few releases on bandcamp, but I reckon it’s fitting I add ‘A Conversation With Death’ (Which can be downloaded for free). 

Expect us to heavily promote their forthcoming news and material. It will be good. I can assure of that! 



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Wildheart Release New EP ‘We Are’ Stream in Full Within



Brisbane, Australia based melodic hardcore band Wildheart have just released their eagerly awaited new EP ‘We Are’. The band are well known in Australia and now looking to kick on with this release and move to the next phase in their career. 

In a twist of fate and perfect timing, the band have been added to the ‘BIGSOUND’ lineup in Brisbane – Australia’s largest music conference and showcasing opportunity – alongside other heavy music crews Bad Juju, Gravemind, Bare Bones, The Beautiful Monument, Better Half, Arteries, Windwaker and more! They have also just been added to official Spotify playlist Homegrown and Heavy, spun on triple j’s Home and Hosed and added to heavy rotation on triple j unearthed radio and The Faction Radio!

Wildheart have always been a band to push boundaries, and their latest EP “We Are” showcases their prowess to create vastly contrasting music, whist also enforcing a strong message that is rooted at the ‘heart’ of what they do. 

Last month, Wildheart dropped the namesake single from this forthcoming EP – and triple j staff rushed to review it on Unearthed – triple j Unearthed head honcho Dave Ruby Howe said “Cool, this cranks hard.” and Home and Hosed presenter Declan Byrne expressed “This must be for the wicked because there is no time to rest. Love those slower melodies playing off against the lightning everywhere else.” Both reviewers gave it 4 stars!  

The band have gained a dedicated and energetic fan base, and have supported bands such as Young Lions, Bare Bones, Hand of Mercy, A Night in Texas, Deadlights, Casey (UK), and Belle Haven.


“We Are”

We Are”





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