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ABBATH Release Official Video ‘Harvest Pyre’ From Their Forthcoming Album ‘Outstrider’

Black metal legend ABBATH have released a brand new music video ‘Harvest Pyre’ from their forthcoming album ‘Outstrider’.

He released this statement

We are proud to present you with the official video for “Harvest Pyre”, from our new album ‘Outstrider’. Watch the video below!

Pre-orders for the record are available now via:

‘Outstrider’ will be released worldwide via Season of Mist, on July 5.

Video credits D.O.P/Co-Director: Francisco Muñoz / Francisco Munoz Photography / Simon Dancaster and Carolina Lokøen.

ABBATH -Official- is:
Abbath – Vocals & guitars
Ole Andre Farstad -Guitars
Ukri Suvilehto Official – Drums
Mia Wallace – Bass

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Today, purveyors of supreme death metal Body Harvest have unveiled their brand new video ‘The Prophet‘.
Their second video to be released from the band’s scorching second album, Parasitic Slavery, which is due out on Comatose Music on May 3rd.

Body Harvest have two launch shows planned for the release of Parasitic Slavery, first in their home town of Bristol, on May 3rd when they will headline The Exchange, with support from Seprevation, Human Mycosis, Casket Feeder and Infected Dead.

Then on May 10th they will head to London, where they appear at Nambucca as very special guests to Carnation, with support coming from Divulsor and Death Kommander.

For more information on Body Harvest click here
Visit Body Harvest on Facebook
Visit Final Coil’s label, Comatose Music

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Irish Metal March Round Up 2019

Irish Metal March Round Up 2019

Time for our slightly late March round up of releases and news from the Irish heavy music scene. There may be things missing in this one as of now. I had a crazily busy month and don’t use a smartphone unless I have to… Hate them!
Same as usual. News and releases. No gig announcements, battle of the bands competitions etc. We will be covering Irish festivals that are announced though.
Releases first.


Ketos – Harmacist

Belfast based Ketos released their first single/video Harmacist from their forthcoming album ‘First Strike’, out 26th April 2019 via Hostile Media.

Elder Druid – Rouge Mystic

The original music video for ‘Rogue Mystic’ was created by Gryphus Visuals in 2017 and featured the audio recording from our debut EP ‘Magicka’.
They decided to replace the audio with the updated (and much heavier sounding) version of ‘Rogue Mystic’ from our debut album ‘Carmina Satanae’ so here it is, 2 years later…


The Crawling – Rancid Harmony

The Crawling released their second video/single ‘Rancid Harmony’ from their excellent album ‘Wolves And The Hideous White’. As usual an excellent D.I.Y video this band have became known for.


Axecatcher – Second Hand Grief

Metallic Hardcore band Axecatcher released their latest EP ‘Second Hand Grief’. They’re among the best in the country in regards to this particular genre and should be better known. So… 😉


Fleshwolf – The Rot

The Rot” is the second single release from one-man Irish death metal act Fleshwolf. Following on from the well received debut single “Trench” it is available from all major streaming and digital services since 31st March 2019.


Antidotes – Alone

Dublin based Antidotes released their comeback single with their new line up ‘Alone’. Only the beginning so expect to hear a lot more about them this year.


Vircolac – Masque

After 5 years of roaming city streets like a pack of rabid dogs, Vircolac is set to release its debut full length album titled Masque on Sepulchral Voice Records in Europe and Dark Descent Records in the US.

Following on from 2016’s The Cursed Travails of the Demeter EP, Masque celebrates a bolder edge mixing more visceral and vicious aural assaults with with a foreboding and obtrusive atmosphere throughout the 36 minutes of the recording.

The album title reflects the myriad masks we as human beings hide behind and the cover represents what is ultimately left once the mask of flesh is finally removed. Whether pauper or opulently venal, the end is the same for us all.

Thematically, the album reflects two different strands of story telling, with side A adopting a starkly defiant tone throughout. Side B then takes a moodier assessment of the obsequious venality that governs the world we inhabit and inherit. The conclusion of this being the mass industrialized slaughter of much of Europe’s young in the great war.

Masque is a direct statement of purpose by Vircolac and is the culmination of half a decade of steadfast belief in the continual relevance and importance of Death Metal. 

While Death Metal appears to continually be a retrospective genre, Vircolac are intent on bringing fresh, vital and energised song writing to the fore, making the genre still contemporary and relevant. 


The Quarry – The Longest Night

The Quarry released their debut single ‘The Longest Night’. A very promising Death/Black metal track. A band we have been meaning to do a feature on but due to time restraints not as of yet…


Dyrmoon – Damned To Ashes

Black metal band Dyrmoon released their first single ‘Damned To Ashes’ from their forthcoming album Umbra Perpetua.


Waylander – Ériú’s Wheel

Folk metal icons Waylander released their long awaited album ‘Ériú’s Wheel’ to both massive critical and fans delight. They released this statement.
It’s finally here! We would like to introduce you to ‘Eriu’s Wheel’, a concept album following the pagan wheel of the year and corresponding festivals.
Please listen to it as a whole, letting the changing of seasons and shifts in atmosphere take you on a journey as the album progresses.
If you enjoy the album, or any particular song resonates with you, please let us know. -Clan Waylander-


Legion Of Wolves – Heavy Mass Of Murder

Long standing Death Metal band Legion Of Wolves released a new music video ‘Heavy Mass Of Murder’ from their acclaimed album ‘Bringers Of The Dark Sleep’. The video was produced by Gavin Doyle of Symmetry Industry Studios…
The band have since announced their tenth anniversary gig on October 19th in Fibber Magees, Dublin.


MU CEPHEI – Mantras Of The Uninformed Mind

Doom metal band MU CEPHEI released their debut album Mantras Of The Uninformed Mind. The lads are rehearsing and plan to get back on the live circuit this year. A top class release!


Archaós – Liberation

Alt-Metal band Archaos released their second EP ‘Liberation’.


Strangers With Guns – Problem Is You

Dublin based Strangers With Guns released their debut single ‘Problem Is You’ A real guitar driven alt rock/metal track and shows signs of promise for their future releases…
They remind me of The Pixies, so that’s a good thing!


My Soul Divine – Among The Giants

My Soul Divine released their debut single ‘Among The Giants’ and it’s an absolute banger. A top class technical death metal release. If this is a sign of what’s to come? Their future material is going to be immense!



Metal United World Wide – Cork

Metal United World Wide is a community project for the Metal World.

Last year on May 5th 2018 all over the world there were metal shows in the same night under the same banner. 41 countries, 62 cities and 411 bands.

The aim is to unite the world under the same banner and over time get every country involved in this.

Line Up:

God Alone.
Elder Druid
Kill all the gentlemen
Slung From A Tree
Black Shuck

Zealot Cult Announce US Dates

They released this statement.

We can finally announce that we will be travelling west across the Atlantic this summer to play a number of shows on the U.S.East coast in June. Absolutely buzzing to say the least. Limerick Death Metal world tour…. Big thanks to Zakk Mild Hasan Chauhan Ripping HeadachesMeatlocker for the invite and help making it happen. Left Cross will be helping us feel welcome too! See you stateside to sink some beers and bang some heads!!!

20/06/19 – Washington DC
21/06/19 – Brooklyn NY
22/06/19 – New Jersey

That’s our March 2019 round up. Again, I may have missed things this month but it’s hard to balance everything at times and this will of course take a backseat as it’s a hobby project and not my form of income.

Same again next month but hopefully on time…

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KHÔRA Release Sample Video For Their Forthcoming Debut Album ‘TIMAEUS’

Irish based Black metal project KHÔRA have released a sample video of what’s to come from their debut album ‘TIMAEUS’.

The band consists of: Oleg: Songwriting, Guitars, Drums, Keyboards, Lyrics, Backing Vocals, Mixing, Production, Arrangements
Kranos: Vocals, Lyrics, Keyboards, Samples, Mixing, Mastering, Production, Arrangements
Lars: Bass

Featured guests on the upcoming album include members of bands such as:
…and Oceans
Deathcode Society
Grief Of Emerald
The Blessing Way and others…

This sounded like a very ambitious project from the start and I was curious as to how it would all turn out.
Judging by the sample video they released today, this is will be amazing!
They really went the extra mile with this and it’s really looking like an album of the year contender in regards to Black/Death metal in Ireland.

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Axecatcher Release New EP ‘Second Hand Grief’

Derry based Axecatcher have released their new EP ‘Second Hand Grief’.

Spanning three tracks Burner, Covered Eyes and Cry Foul it’s an excellent metallic hardcore EP from start to finish. This EP puts them up there with the best in the genre based in Ireland.

Easily one of my favorite Irish release so far this year. Hopefully this gets the notice it deserves.

Video for Burner

Purchase the EP here:


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Archaós Release New EP ‘Liberation’

Archaós Release New EP ‘Liberation’

Sarah Mackey Media.

Archaós are proud to announce the release of their sophomore EP 


This EP tells a story of oppression and the will to rise up against it.

They released this statement

We at the Archaós family want to say a huge thank you to everyone who came out to our “Liberation EP launch” on Friday night! Everyone who came, listened to the bands, bought a t-shirt or EP and threw some digs, you’re all legends! You made the night one to remember for us!.

Many thanks to our friends in For When It Awakens, Ora Fantoma and Red Sun Alert. for helping us put on a great show! Thanks again to Cormac Daly of Cosmonaut Music for providing us with stellar sound for the night. Thanks to Sarah Mackey for all her work over the past 6 months, she continues to help us be the best we can be. Finally thanks to The Poor Relation for hosting us!

If you weren’t able to make it Friday night and are interested in hearing the EP, over the coming days we will be posting links to it on various platforms. If you’re interested in picking up an EP or t-shirt you can do so at future gigs and we will also be setting up platforms where you can purchase them online in the near future so keep an eye on the page for details on all of those!

Once again, thank you to everyone who supports our music and comes to our shows! We love you all and we’ll see you soon!

Alessio Bagattin – Guitars/Vocals 
Luke Butler – Guitars/Vocals 
Chris Hanlon – Drums/Backing Vocals 
Aaron Kennedy – Bass/Backing Vocals 

Written, recorded and produced by Archaós in Donoughmore and Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland. 
Mastered by Richard Dowling at Wav Mastering, Limerick. 
Artwork and design by Sarah Mackey Media.

Official Music Video For ‘Liberation’


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