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HAMMERFALL start pre-order for Renegade 2.0 anniversary edition + release remixed version of Templars Of Steel


Remember Wacken Open Air 2001 when ten of thousands of metal heads roared along to the chorus for Templars Of Steel? No? Well, let us refresh your memory with some legendary live footage from that show. The song was an outcry for a heavy metal revolution, and it really caught on!

To this day, Templars Of Steel is a highlight of every HammerFall live show and it is a track that encapsulates what the band stands for, more than any other.

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CRADLE OF FILTH release new single + music video Necromantic Fantasies


After shaking the world to its foundation with the announcement of their 13th manifesto, Existence Is Futile, that will see the light of the day on October 22nd – Cradle Of Filth gather again to bring their next sacrifice to the devilish forces of Dark Metal: today, the band reveals the second single off their new album – Necromantic Fantasies.

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HELLOWEEN Teams up with Incendium for comic book and action figures


Pumpkin fans, unite! Helloween and Incendium are teaming up for the launch of Seekers of the Seven Keys, a supernatural horror-fantasy comic book that explores the iconic cast of characters depicted on album covers from the legendary German heavy metal band, known as the “godfathers of melodic speed metal.” Incendium is also thrilled to announce a line of collectible Helloween action figures inspired by the bands’ cover artwork and lyrical lore: The Keeper Of The Seven KeysThe Witch, and Jack O. Lantern.

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EPICA Start Pre-Orders For “Ωmega Alive” + Unveil Video Of First Single ‘Unchain Utopia’


In June this year, symphonic metal titans EPICA unleashed a monument to their music, their career, and their enduring legacy as forebears of a whole genre. The worldwide streaming event “Ωmega Alive” was the EPICA show of your wildest dreams, brought to life by 75 artists and crew members – think Marvel meeting Cirque de Soleil in a Tim Burton universe!
Tailor-made videos and graphic effects, spectacular pyro effects, rain, dancers, choirs and actors, all added to the aura of symbolism and cinematic splendor, that brought fans from over 100 countries to flock to their screens and witness a show that became the biggest concert event in the band’s 19-year-long history. Now, you can finally rediscover the entire opus in various audiovisual formats, available on December 3rd, 2021.

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PALLBEARER announce co-headline European tour dates with ELDER + special guests IRIST


Unique Arkansas progressive doom quartet Pallbearer, who are currently working on new material, are elated to announce that they will be gracing our neglected European stages once again. In autumn 2022 they will be returning to our shores for a co-headline tour alongside heavy psychedelic band Elder. Appearing as special guests on the run will be ascending label-mates Irist, set to make their European live debut. 

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REVIEW: AURI – “Auri: II – Those We Don’t Speak Of”


by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

The creative force that is Auri features Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela and Nightwish’s keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley. Although they formed in 2011, it wasn’t until 2018 that they unveiled their debut self-titled album, which showcased their ethereal sound. Now with their sophomore release, ‘Auri: II – Those We Don’t Speak Of’they are back to enamour us once more with their unique and wondrous music.

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