PHOTO REPORT: Harakiri for the Sky (AUT) and Bloodred Hourglass – 17.1.2018-Turku, Finland
Photography by Luke Bateman / Dark Art Conspiracy
by Carina Lawrence/ Dark Art Conspiracy
The Black Dahlia Murder are one of the most well-known death metal bands and they have cemented their place in the genre since their formation in 2001. Now in 2017, they
Review by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy
Swedish black metal act Watain have unleashed their sixth studio album ‘Trident Wolf Eclipse’ after a five-year gap between albums which marks the return to more traditional aggressive black metal.
The opener ‘Nuclear Alchemy’ gets the dark journey underway with sinister vibes and immediately asserts a more classic black metal style. With its explosive and foreboding unstoppable ending, this is the perfect opener and scene setter…
‘Sacred Damnation’ features some brilliant eerie guitar work throughout and is one of the most melodic, with it’s seeping moody sounds it is a must hear. ‘A Throne Below’ again it features a sense of hope and is very tuneful for black metal making it a dark masterpiece.
Echoes of another world resound from the depths of the legendary rabbit hole. Music diffused with moments of silence and escapist dream sequences, freed from time and earthly presence.
AURI begun its life with three people, united through their shared need to hear a kind of music which can‘t be described by words alone. A magical kind of sound to be heard whilst falling down Alice’s rabbit hole. The Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela lent her unique voice, while Troy Donockley and Tuomas Holopainen (both NIGHTWISH) cast their spells with various other instruments. Using selected guest musicians and friends, their self-titled debut album finally took its ultimate form under the direction of sound engineer Tim Oliver, all within the pastoral splendor of ‘Real World’ studios in Southern England. The album will be out on March, 23 and available as digipak CD, 2LP gatefold Vinyl, a limited Earbook and digital.
Before the album release, the band will take us on a journey, delving deep into the magic of AURI, with the release of their second single ‘The Space Between’. The single is available digitally as of now just as its corresponding lyric video, which can be watched here:
Dimmu Borgir recently announced they’ll officially release their new album Eonion on May 4.
First track “Interdimendional Summit” taken off from the upcoming album “Eonion ”
Legendary Misfits Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein will be launching the As We Die World Abomination Tour 2018 this Spring. Beginning February 21st in Clifton, NJ, the tour winds through North America before crossing to the UK March 26th in Birmingham, England, and will later move through Russia before finishing up April 9th in St. Petersburg, Russia; KILLUS and DeadXll will be joining on the UK and Russia run. Upon his stateside return, Doyle will also be performing at the 20th annual New England Metal & Hardcore Fest on April 21st at The Palladium in Worcester, MA.
Dutch destroyers DEATH ALLEY have released the video for their latest single “Murder Your Dreams”.
The song is taken off their upcoming album ‘Superbia’ which will be released on 23 March 2018 via Century Media Records.
Watch the video for “Murder Your Dreams” here: https://youtu.be/AFgf4LmMrSY
Spearfish, SD based electronic alternative rock act Blacklite District has announced that they will be joining FLAW as direct support on their North American tour run. Launching Valentine’s Day in Colorado Springs, the tour winds through the Midwest and West Coast, winding up in Omaha on March 3rd.
We are excited to join FLAW and THE CROWNED on this upcoming tour. We’re going to be debuting a brand new show and it’s going to be our biggest production to date. We thrive on making sure what we do is different and something that stands out from the pack. In terms of rock music, there is no other show on the planet like a BLD show, and that’s not me just saying something cliche. There’s a reason we’re the kings of new age, and we hope you’ll come see why. – Blacklite District