Deadspawn Set To Unleash Their Debut LP ‘Pestilence Reborn’

Deadspawn have returned from beyond, bringing with them their debut full length album, Pestilence Reborn! Nearly four years since they unleashed the EP, The Source Of Chaos, the lurkers between the worlds are back! With the dark blessings of the creatures that dwell on the periphery of existence, Deadspawn invite you to step across the threshold and immerse yourself in the blackest, most beautiful nightmares – it’s time to drink deep from the chalice of madness…

Deadspawn’s fierce, inventive blackened death metal has been expanding and transforming since they first announced themselves to the world with their 2012 demo, This Ascension. The seeds of something magnificent were there at the beginning, but those seeds have now burst into gloriously horrifying life. Pestilence Reborn propels you, screaming, through twisted tunnels beneath another earth, into the darkness between the stars of an unseen sky. Tumultuous riffs boil and writhe over a blazing bedrock of thunderous drums, howling solos and guttural roars do battle across a twilight field of shadows and alien melodies entrance and ensnare. Superbly crafted pieces of intricate black magic like ‘The Plague Within’ and ‘Limits Of The Flesh’ turn your own mind into a razor-lined, inescapable pit. Born under the blazing Arizona sun, Deadspawn have drawn upon the essence of ineffable darkness to build this palace of night terrors, this monument to Pestilence Reborn.

On January 11th Deadspawn will launch their assault on the light at a special album release show at Club Red in Mesa, with support from Through The EarthThra and Swarm Of Serpents and from there, their plague will spread around the world. This is death, this darkness, this is terror from beyond your wildest dreams…this is Pestilence Reborn!


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Kaos Krew Release New Single/Video ‘Whiteout’ From Their Forthcoming LP From the Ostrobothnian Plain

Finnish industrial flavored metal act Kaos Krew are set to release their fifth full length album “From the Ostrobothnian Plain” on January 31st 2020. 
Today they have released a new single/music video ‘Whiteout‘ from the forthcoming album.

Whiteout is a song about the barren environment of the Ostrobothnian area in Finland, and the people’s fight against the circumstances in cold, dark and stormy winter.

As soon as I heard the opening riff I knew I would like this song…
Very different from what we normally get sent on and I personally really like it.

Listen to the single:
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My Dying Bride Announce New LP The Ghost Of Orion New Track Your Broken Shore Released

Like a phoenix from the ashes, a legend rises again in 2020. MY DYING BRIDE went through some tough times last year and fought many struggles along the way, but now the British doom metal band are proud to announce their new studio album The Ghost Of Orion for 6th March 2020.

The new MY DYING BRIDE record is the product of a vibrantly creative band that is more than willing to build on their past successes. The band commented:

“A new album for a new era of MY DYING BRIDE with fresh faces and a more accessible style compared to some of their past, highly technical releases. ‘The Ghost of Orion’ features compositions not only of epic proportions but of intimate quality too, from death metal vocals to the pained cries of a vocalist in longing, the L.P. will raise and fall like the beautiful landscape of Yorkshire in which it was recorded. With layer upon layer of guitars both heavy and harmonic, Andrew Craighan has created a rich soundscape that is beautifully epic, enhanced with violins and keys from Shaun MacGowan along with the ominous murmur of cello from acclaimed cellist Jo Quail. And speaking of guest artists, the wondrous voice of Lindy-Fay Hella (WARDRUNA) adds an ethereal beauty to the album. Adding his particular style of drumming this time round is Jeff Singer whose percussion exploits have elevated the bands’ rhythm section to another level aided by the effortlessly stylish Lena Abe on bass guitar. Aaron Stainthorpe delivers a compelling and often disturbing performance with his own particular style of vocals offering sincere eulogies along with the visceral carnage of a soul in pain, with poetic lyrics of a quality not often seen in this genre. This collection of songs is the bands most brilliant yet, honing 30 years of experience into the well crafted offering that is ‘The Ghost of Orion’.”

Pre-order The Ghost Of Orion here:

Today, The Ghost Of Orion will be targeting our souls in form of the first single ‘Your Broken Shore’ – a haunting, gloomy piece driven by melancholy and deep, dark emotion.
A music video for this stunning masterpiece will be released on 10th January.
Check out the single here:

The album will be available as CD, black 2LP Gatefold, white 2LP Gatefold, red 2LP Gatefold and picture disc 2LP Gatefold.


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Sonus Mortis Release New LP ‘Hold This Mortal Coil’ Digitally Ahead of Physical Release on January 30th

Sonus Mortis is a one man symphonic death/black metal project from Dublin, Ireland aka Mr Kevin Byrne.
He founded Sonus Mortis in late May 2013 and has three albums to his credit prior to this the digital release of his latest album ‘Hold This Mortal Coil’.
An amazing output for one man!

With Hold This Mortal Coil he has outdone himself yet again! We already have an Irish metal album of the year contender on the first day of the year.
This album is excellent from start to finish and the production is brilliant on this album. It’s as close to perfection as it gets here!

The bar has now been set for the Irish scene in 2020 and the next decade in general.
The bar has been set very, very high!
A flawless album that sounds incredible.




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When New Orleans sludge supergroup Down announced their first shows of 2020 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the group’s debut album, NOLA, it was unclear if co-founding guitarist — and Crowbar mastermind — Kirk Windstein would be participating. He left Down in 2013 to focus on his main band (he also has his first-ever solo album, Dream in Motion, due in January), and was replaced by Honky guitarist Bobby Landgraf. Down vocalist Philip Anselmo has hinted at Windstein’s possible participation in recent interviews, but we didn’t have confirmation from the man himself until now. “I’m in, 100 percent,” Windstein told Revolver. “The quote from Pepper [Keenan, Down and Corrosion of Conformity guitarist] was, ‘If you ain’t doing it, I ain’t doing it.’ Phil, Pepper and Jimmy [Bower, Down drummer and Eyehategod guitarist] are my three of my oldest, closest friends, so this is a no-brainer for me.”

When asked if this means he’s back in Down for keeps, Windstein replies, “As far as I know, I’m back in the band. Bobby Landgraf did a fantastic job, and he’s a very good friend of mine. But once again, Down is back to what it started out as, which is a 100 percent complete side project. Everyone’s other bands are the priority and that’s that. But it’s been six and a half years since I jammed with those guys, so I’m excited. It’s gonna be fun.” 

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Our Favorite Irish EP’s of 2019

Our Favorite Irish EP’s of 2019

2019 was another top year for Irish metal. We’ve already dropped our favorite albums list and now for our EP’s. We didn’t call this list “Best” for a reason. We’re not saying they’re the best, just our personal favorites of the year. It’s all down to personal taste and end of the day!

Two Tales Of Woe – Bloodwood

Doom/sludge veterans Two Tales of Woe returned to their roots with Bloodwood and gave us an absolute whopper in the process. Easily one of the best EP’s released this year! A band I absolutely love…


God Alone – God Alone

Our third year doing these lists/awards and God Alone have featured every year! Best young band, best album and now on the EP list.
This band are a national treasure basically and amazingly two of them just done their leaving cert this year. They’ve already featured in Kerrang and more and the future is very bright for them.
A scarily good band that just keep on getting better!


Grey Stag – The Boats

Progressive sludge trio Grey Stag released their second EP The Boats. Their previous EP ‘The Guide’ was our best EP last year so a pattern is emerging. Ake they’re still releasing excellent music and improving in the process!
One of my favorite bands out there at the moment and this EP is brilliant!


Spirit Ruiner – Vol 1&2

Spirit Ruiner released two EP’s this year. Vol 1&2. I could decide which one I liked more, so added them both!
They combine sludge/death/doom metal and do a damned good job in the process! It’s dirty and horrible, but in the best possible way!


Withered Fist – This Is My Mountain

Justin Maloney (ex-Acrid Nebula, ex-Two Tales of Woe), Carl King (Two Tales of Woe) combined to create their EP This Is My Mountain which was dropped on new years day this year and set the bar for Irish releases for the year. It’s still one of the best almost a year later. Bloody brilliant EP!

Grave Sermon – Whitewashed Tomb

Grave Sermon are a band of experienced musicians that released their debut EP this year and gave us an excellent death metal release in the process. The marker has been set high for their future but I’m sure they will deliver!


Scorn Them – God Ends Here

Scorn Them released their excellent God Ends Here in the summer. Giving us a top class blackened death metal release in the process. A massively under rated rlease in regards to the Irish scene this year. They should be far better known!


Cursed Sun – Vendetta

Cursed Sun are one of the longest running bands around and released possibly their most direct release this year in Vendetta. Their best? Possibly! I love it anyway…


That’s our favorite EP’s this year. Many other released of course but these are our personal favorites anyway.
Congratulations lads! A can of empty Prawn Cocktail Pringles is in the post!
You can display it on your mantelpiece or fuck it in the bin…

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