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REVIEW: Ensiferum – ‘Thalassic’


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REVIEW: Ensiferum – ‘Thalassic’ by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Ensiferum are pioneers in melodic folk metal and their new eighth album ‘Thalassic’ which is released July 10th 2020 via Metal Blade Records asserts this yet again. The album’s title translates from ancient Greek as “of or relating to seas” and this theme is strong throughout and the mythology touched upon in the album helps take the bands sound to another level being their most forceful offering yet.

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Korpiklaani release “Harmaja” live video


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The folk metal superheroes KORPIKLAANI premiere their new live video of Harmaja today. The show was recorded with the Brass section of the Lathi Symphony Orchestra at Nosturi, Helsinki.

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DEVILDRIVER Reveals Menacing Second Single “Iona” + Eerie New Music Video


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Top-charting dark groove metal originators DEVILDRIVER recently announced the highly-anticipated release of their upcoming double album, Dealing With Demons. The first volume – entitled Dealing With Demons I – drops on October 9, 2020 via Napalm Records and marks the band’s first release of new, original material since 2016’s acclaimed Trust No One. Representing the onset of a final purging of the themes that have long possessed frontman Dez Fafara and DEVILDRIVER’s music, each track on Dealing With Demons I illustrates a different demon to be dealt with, or released.
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PRIMAL FEAR unveil second trailer, discussing the recordings


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PRIMAL FEAR will release their highly anticipated 13th studio album, “Metal Commando“ on July 24th. The title of the album is self-explainatory – “Metal Commando“ contains 110% PRIMAL FEAR and is full to the brim with their signature power and energy.
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ENFORCED Sign worldwide deal with Century Media Records; working on new studio album


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Richmond, Virginia Thrashers Enforced have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records and are currently hard at work on their upcoming studio album “Kill Grid” with their long time engineer/producer Bob Quirk as well as Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy) handling the mix.

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FINNTROLL Release Of “Vredesvävd” Postponed To September 18th / Unveil Cover Artwork & Track List


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Due to unforeseen delays in production, the release of “Vredesvävd” had to be postponed to September 18th.

“Vredesvävd” is Finntroll’s seventh full-length, the first in long seven years. The title translates to “Wrath-woven”, which aptly implies what the vigorous, unapologetic and ill-spirited record is all about. Recorded and mixed at the renowned Sonic Pump Studios, mastered at Chartmakers and produced by keyboardist-composer Henri “Trollhorn” Sorvali with vocalist Mathias “Vreth” Lillmåns acting as his right hand, “Vredesvävd” presents the pointy-eared gang of misfits at their finest.

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