On October 2nd, Anaal Nathrakh will release their 11th full-length, Endarkenment, via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of the album, the title track can be heard now at: metalblade.com/anaalnathrakh – where the record can also be pre-ordered on a number of exclusive formats.
Batushka returns with a new five-track, over thirty-minute long EP entitled “РАСКОЛ” / “RASKOL” which is due for release 7th August 2020. The title itself, which means a split, a schism, refers to the story contained in the new release but is also an allegory of the current situation of the band. Continue reading BATUSHKA To Release New EP “Раскол/Raskol”→
Finnish folk metal trailblazers Ensiferum are releasing their eighth album ‘Thalassic’ on July 10th 2020 via Metal Blade Records which is their first themed album and first to feature new member, keyboard player/lead clean vocalist Pekka Montin, both of which pave the way to this being their most ambitious and exciting release yet.
We had a chat with guitarist and vocalist Petri Lindroos to find out more about the upcoming release, what it is like to release a new album during the Covid 19 crisis and the uncertain times and future of live shows and music…
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.