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Batushka Release Statement About Line-up Split


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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/

 

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Steelfest Open Air 2019 Is Soon Upon Us


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.

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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).

SF 2019 Seigneur Voland

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!

SF 2019 Marduk

Vital Remains (US) will also have their debut appearance in Finland!

SF 2019 Vital Remains

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:

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More information  can be found form their Facebook Page or their Official Website

Tickets can be purchased from KVLT Records or Tiketti.

Check out our Spotify playlist to get hyped!

This Gift Is A Curse Premiere New Song & Video For ‘Wolvking’


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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:

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PHOTO REPORT: BEHEMOTH, AT THE GATES, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM – PRAGUE JAN 12TH 2019


In Prague, the heart of  Europe, in Forum Karlín, the mighty Behemoth of Poland torn the venue apart but let’s take the things one by one as concert started with support band and second headliner. 12.1.2019. Here is the report and full gallery.

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PHOTO REPORT: DIMMU BORGIR + KREATOR LIVE Forum Karlin, PRAGUE,​ dec 9, 2018


European heart, Prague, was exposed to some legendary squads from Scandinavia and closer Germany.  

Norwegian (black) metal squad has shown Prague very nice concert  while introducing their last album Eonian released this year. Also, we could hear some their older hit songs as Dimmu Borgir or Progenies of The Great Apocalypse. Dimmu’s show was closed by their mighty  Mourning Palace from Enthrone Darkness Triumphant.

After Dimmu Borgir, German thrash metal legends played their set with some projection behind themselves and also in the front during the intro. The music was still thrash metal but full of pretty modern sound. To me, it seemed they had more fans in the hall than Norwegians before. Maybe the alcohol in between bands during  the pause has helped in this matter a little.  

Concert went well and sound was very good. Some fans complained about the sound quality, but I was pleased. There was only small hickup in the entrance regarding some formal stuff, but thankfully it was resolved…

Thanks to the bands for nice performance they have delivered, Nuclear Blast, Pragokoncert Bohemia and staff for making this concert possible and pretty much smooth.

Forum Karlín, Prague, Dec 9th 2018

Photography by Pavel Kovalančík