TOP 5 HOLIDAY FEATURE


TOP 5 Holiday Music by Cammie Gilbert, Sylvaine, Vermilia, Mizuho Lin, Danielle Evans

Music is a special thing, as it most often relaxes and helps you cope with everyday life. A certain song makes the memories come back and you remember the moment you heard it for the first time. It makes you travel far away, live in the moment, think about the future,
It gives energy, this year more with jogging than with gigs.

This year has been particularly exceptional in many ways,
but the holidays remain and people spend them differently.
Often certain songs belong to certain moments and different styles of music make people relax in different ways.

We contacted five artists to ask about their top 5 recommendations for holiday music.
What kind of music is included in their holidays or what they have liked to listen to lately.

It’s also great to always find new music. That moment, that feeling when you find something new where you get shivers.

If you haven’t heard our featured artists yet, I recommend you to check out their versatile taste of music, but also the art they create, because you might find something new for your holidays.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Krzysztof Drabikowski Of Batushka (Poland) “There is only one true Батюшка.”


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Interview by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Polish black metal project Batushka was founded and created by guitarist and songwriter Krzysztof Drabikowski back in 2015. They caught the attention of metalheads and press alike with their successful debut release ‘Litourgiya’ and even went on to sign with popular label Metal Blade Records. The project also featured vocalist Bartłomiej “Bart” Krysiuk and drummer Marcin Bielemuk, to accompany Krzysztof however that is no longer the case as in December 2018 a shocking video was released from Krzysztof Drabikowski informing everyone that former vocalist Krysiuk had gone behind the creators back and essentially stolen his own band from him as Krzysztof had parted ways with the vocalist but Krysiuk turned the story around on Krzysztof instead. Currently, there are two sides claiming to be Batushka but there is only one true Batushka and we were lucky enough to speak to the real founder Krzysztof Drabikowski  to get the full details of this unbelievable and shocking deceptive story and get the truth out there…

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Kvelertak’s Latest Album “Splid” Inspired a Video Game and a New EP


Norwegian metallers KVELERTAK have immortalized their latest album SPLID in video game form and beyond.

Game of Doom arrives on May 13. It takes fans and singer Ivar Nikolaisen on an epic quest through a retro-style maze where they are tasked with finding the other band members, as well as defeating the ghost of Tagholdt, who haunts a local museum and is a character from the song “Fanden ta dette hull!” 

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THE OFFSPRING debut video for ‘We Never Have Sex Anymore’ + UK arena tour with The Hives supporting November 2021


The video takes a literal animalistic approach, enlisting human’s closest genetic species – chimpanzees – to play out the lamentations of the punchy, horn-heavy, tongue-in-cheek song. The result is three and a half minutes that include all-too-familiar scenes of passions fading and a wild night out with John Stamos. 

“We Never Have Sex Anymore” is on The Offspring’s tenth studio album Let The Bad Times Rollwhich debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Alternative album chart, charted at #2 on Billboard Top Rock Albums and #27 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week. The album, which marks the band’s first in almost a decade, was released April 16th via Concord Records.

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Learn More About “Of Bird and Cage,” The Metal Video Game Featuring Some of Your Favorite Artists Like Kobra Paige


Of Bird and Cage is the first metal album created to be experienced as a story-driven video game. The unique, interactive metal concept album, created in cooperation with leading artists from the modern rock and metal scene and developed by Capricia Productions, will launch on PCs on May 20.

Watch the new gameplay trailer here.

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Pre-listen of HORE “Siostry wiedzmy” DEBUT ALBUM


HORE is a relatively new music project created in 2018. The musicians, although experienced and from well-known bands, decided not to provide any personal details.

For the last three years, the musicians were slowly preparing their debut material. Now, it’s time to reveal that the record, lasting over 30 minutes, is an amalgamation of post-black metal, avant-garde jazz, and film music. Inspired by old folk tales and writings of SłowackiMickiewiczBroniewski, and Goethe, the album “Siostry Wiedźmy” (eng. “Sisters of the Witch“) is an original take on the subject.

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Modern Metal Unit SCAR OF THE SUN Drops Intense Third Single, “Quantum Leap Zero II: Transition To Turbulence”


Hailing from Athens, Greece, modern metal outfit SCAR OF THE SUN will finally drop their anticipated upcoming third studio album, Inertia, this Friday, May 14, 2021, via Napalm Records!

After releasing the first powerful harbinger, “I Am The Circle”, followed by exciting title anthem, “Inertia”, the unit now sets free “Quantum Leap Zero II: Transition To Turbulence”, along with an captivating live video that was recorded when SCAR OF THE SUN supported the mighty Rotting Christ in Athens on the last show before the pandemic hit with undeterrable force. The song marks the second installment in the album’s “Quantum Leap Zero”-trilogy and wanders between harsh elements and intense, almost calm moments, giving way to singer Terry Nikas’ hard-hitting lyrics and showcases SCAR OF THE SUN’s multifaceted nature, stirring up the anticipation for Inertia even more.

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KK’s PRIEST announces “Sermons of the Sinner” & shares new song/video “HELLFIRE THUNDERBOLT”


KK’s PRIEST, the band comprised of renowned former Judas Priest guitarist, KK Downing and former vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens, is pleased to announce the release of SERMONS OF THE SINNER via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records on August 20.  Today fans are able to pre-order the debut album in various configurations including an exclusive limited edition autographed Metal Vinyl (Silver Disc) with bonus CD Album, via the band’s online store here: https://found.ee/KKsPriest The album can be pre-saved via all global digital streaming partners as well.

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