Slipknot have just unleashed the final song on the record’s tracklist, Solway Firth.
Photo Report: Nummirock 19-22.6.2019 in Kauhajoki, Finland
Photography by Serena Solomon
Day 1 – Suotana and Thyrane
UK’s biggest rock/metal festival is back for 2019, here is our look at some of the best bands you should be checking out over the weekend taking place on the 14-16th June 2019, there is plenty of choice as always!
Friday 14th June
Classic English hard rockers Whitesnake are still going strong after nearly four decades and their new album ‘Flesh & Blood’ is testament to this with new fan favourites like steamy rock anthems like ‘Shut Up & Kiss Me’, they will go down a treat in the festival setting with everyone singing along and having a great time. The band put everything into this album and it shows, you don’t want to miss their big comeback!
Polish black metallers Batushka recently have suffered a line-up split with both sides claiming to be the real band which has been a very strange and confusing situation for fans.
We recently did an exclusive interview with the founder and creator of Batushka, Krzysztof Drabikowsk (guitarist and songwriter) who shed light on the true and shocking situation following his YouTube video which revealed what was going on within the band. You can watch the video and read the interview here: https://darkartconspiracy.com/2019/04/12/exclusive-interview-krzysztof-drabikowski-of-batushka/
It’s almost that time of year again, Finnish metal festival season will be opened, once again, by the most anticipated underground black/death/obscure metal festival in Finland: Steelfest! Located in the heart of Hyvinkää, this year the festival has included an official camping area for those who would rather not be confined to the walls of a stuffy hotel. They also posted on Facebook that a few gracious locals who are attending the festival are offering a couch (or dark corner) to sleep in for those coming from far away.
This festival has really become a globally known legend. Based on a poll posted on social media, people are hailing from over forty different countries, not including the bands, to experience such an epic event here in the cold, dark (but hopefully not too cold or dark during the festival) north.
The festival will begin with a sold out Pre-party at Crafters the Thursday before the festival at 20:00 featuring Havukruunu & Kalmankantaja.
As for the lineup – Seigneur Voland (Fra) not only will be performing for the first time in Finland but will perform an excluive 20th anniversary show based on material from 1999-2019).
Marduk (Swe) will also be performing a 20th anniversary show to celebrate “Panzer Division Marduk”’s 20 year existance. This performance will only happen once, it cannot be missed!
Vital Remains (US) will also have their debut appearance in Finland!
We will also get a double shot of Mr.Spellgoth himself with appearances by both Horna and Trollheims Grott.
Along side these legendary performances, the lineup includes:
- Mysticum (NOR)
- Immolation (USA)
- Mgła (POL)
- Nargaroth (GER)
- Belphegor (AUS)
- Naglfar (Swe)
- Gaahls Wyrd (NOR)
- Odium (UKR)
- Asphyx (NED)
- Vargrav (FIN)
- Antimateria (FIN)
- Grave Miasma (UK)
- Deiphago (CRC)
- Monarque (CAN)
- Evil (BRA)
- …And Oceans (FIN)
- Einherjer (NOR)
- Trollheims Grott (FIN)
- Deletere (CAN)
- Totalselfhatred (FIN)
- Aeternus (NOR)
- Advent Sorrow (AU)
- Morgal (FIN)
- Myrkskog (NOR)
- Arkhon Infaustus (FRA)
Here is the day schedule as of right now:
Check out our Spotify playlist to get hyped!
Black sludge metallers This Gift Is A Curse from Sweden premiere their new track and video for ‘Wolvking’. The song is taken from the forthcoming album “A Throne of Ash” out June 14, 2019 via label Season Of Mist.
Check out the new video below: