CELLAR DARLING Posts First Studio Update!

CELLAR DARLING Posts First Studio Update!

Last week, the storytellers of CELLAR DARLING announced their signing with Nuclear Blast. And while they are currently working on their first studio tale, that is scheduled to see the light of day in summer, the band already offers an insight into their work to give a first update to their fans.

Watch the trailer here and read the personal message from Anna Murphy, Ivo Henzi and Merlin Sutter: https://youtu.be/vCsovxervW4


With the start of the new year, we have officially begun recording our very first album at Tommy Vetterli’s New Sound Studio. Creativity is flowing, spirits are high, and we could not be happier with the results so far! We cannot wait to share this with you. In the meantime, we’ll keep you up to date right here:


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TEXTURES To Tour Europe in April 2017!

Dutch polyrhythmic metal maniacs, TEXTURES, released the first part of a diptych, »Phenotype«, last year through Nuclear Blast. The second record of the diptych, »Genotype«, is currently in progress. In April, the band will embark on another touring trek in support of their latest album. Support on select dates will come from progressive groove metallers EXTREMITIES, UK-based metallers EXIST IMMORTAL and melodic hardcore band ATHENA’S WORD. All dates can be found below!

The band commented:
“We’re absolutely thrilled to be heading out on the ‘Within The Horizon Tour’ coming spring. It’s been a while since we played our last show and we can’t wait to get out there once more. Besides the pleasure of playing on our home soil, we’ll also be entering France, Italy and Switzerland. We’re looking forward to be seeing you all in April!”


“Within The Horizon Tour 2017”

05.04. F Savigny-Le-Temple – L’Empreinte
06.04. F Bordeaux – Iboat
07.04. F Les Pennes-Mirabeau – Jas Rod
08.04. I Brescia – Circolo Colony
09.04. I Rome – Jailbreak Liveclub
11.04. CH Pratteln – Z7
14.04. NL Lelystad – Underground*
15.04. NL Schijndel – Paaspop
21.04. NL Leeuwarden – Neushoorn**
22.04. NL Enschede – Atak**
23.04. NL Arnhem – Luxor**
28.04. NL Sittard – Volt**
29.04. NL Middelburg – De Spot**


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REVIEW: Quintessenz- To the Gallows

Review by Ekaterina K. / Dark Art Conspiracy

In 2010, Quintessenz was formed as a one-man-project by Genözider.(Bulldozing Bastard,Vulture,Luzifer). After the first Demo in 2011. The First EP under the banners of “Evil Spell Records“, namely “Okkult Metal Spell” from 2012, was a contiunuation to this kind of Metal . Rough sound, simple Riffs,Fuck-off-attitude! In 2013 the first Album “Back to the Kult of the Tyrants” comes out and was a complete dedication to the “First Wave of Black Metal“ Bands like Venom,Celtic Frost and Hellhammer.
The new Album  “To the Gallows” goes one step further and is more melodic. The development results in more complex song structures, many details in songwriting and surprises the listener with unawaited elements that gives an in depth experience. They ́ve added a lot of influences from classical heavy metal this time full of variety in the songs which are often hymnic melodic, but also aggressive without denying their roots.
Straight to the edge and very in your face Quintessenz’s second album crashes on the listener’s head their uncompromised sound from the first song – “Zeitgeist Verreke.” Abrupt drums, harsh vocal and raw guitars are making a good…Quintessenz. Influenced by heavy metal melodic solos, as in ‘Sounding the Funeral Bell” or “Endless Night” for example, bring diversity to raw riffs in early thrash’n’black metal traditions, which at some moments get closer even to crust. Aggressive harsh yelling switches to clean vocals gives dramatic drop to the dirty sound. Especially it gets its high point in “Endless Night” when vocal mixed with acoustic guitar sound and then turns into slow guitar solo. Worthy to mention eastern-type melody, which gives an exotic breeze to “Seth” and then continues in fast riffs during the whole song. Need to mention interesting elements like recitative in beginning of “To the Gallows” and female vocal, which gives more atmosphere to this song. Songs’ structure is also diverse, changes in tempo and guitar work make album more complex and deep. “To the Gallows” is made smoothly, all songs are on their place and don’s stand out, though this album can’t be described as monotonous. Strong and quite interesting release.
Score: 4/5


01 Zeitgeist Verrecke
02 Of Majestic Shores
03 The Claws Of Nosferatu
04 Her Spell
05 Sounding The Funeral Bell
06 To The Gallows
07 Endless Night
08 Seth
09 Gloomweaver
10 Cursed By Moonlight
”To the Gallows” has been released in January 1st via Evil Spell Records.

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BLACK MIRRORS Release Lyric Video! “Funky Queen”

Debut ‘Funky Queen‘ coming March 3rd 2017 on Napalm Records!

If Janis Joplin, Jack White, Anouk, Nirvana and Queens Of The Stone Age ever had the chance to breed, this band would have been their favourite creation: Belgium’s answer to pretty much every Rock band out there, BLACK MIRRORS, manage to gather an endless amount of influences which have been ruling the Rock N’ Roll universe for decades. This one’s a keeper, and with good cause BLACK MIRRORS  just recently signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records!

Now the band, fronted by charismatic vocalist Marcella Di Troia, unveiled a first lyric video from their upcoming debut EP ‘Funky Queen‘, which is set to be released on March 3rd 2017!

BW, Black Mirrors, Belgium, Music, c Nanna Dis 2016

Enjoy the ride of the ‘Funky Queen‘ and dive into the tunes of BLACK MIRRORS first EP Here:

The band comments:
„We are proud and happy to introduce you to our new EP! We worked on it with a lot of passion and love and we can’t wait to share it with the world and to hear people’s reactions. Making and releasing this EP fills us with great joy and hopefully more people will love our songs as much as we do! Initially the song “Funky Queen” – from a musical point of view – was far more complicated than how it is today. There were many different parts that have been revised to eventually come to the current version. We composed the final version on a folk guitar which helped us getting more into the essence and feeling of the song. Funky Queen is about any kind of addiction as in drugs, alcohol or even love. The Queen confronts everyone with one’s own demons.“

w/ Horisont
16/03/2017 DE – Hamburg / Logo
17/03/2017 DE – Siegen / Vortex
18/03/2017 DE – Düsseldorf / Pitcher
19/03/2017 NL – Helmond / Cacaofabriek
20/03/2017 NL – Nijmegen / Merleyn
21/03/2017 BE – Liège / La Zone
23/03/2017 DE – Munich / Backstage
24/03/2017 IT – Fontaneto D’Agogna / Phenomenon
25/03/2017 CH – Pratteln / Z7
26/03/2017 AT – Vienna / Das Bach
27/03/2017 AT – Salzburg / Rockhouse
28/03/2017 DE – Mörlenbach-Weiher / Live Music Hall
29/03/2017 DE – Lichtenfels / Paunchy Cats
30/03/2017 DE – Berlin / Privatclub
31/03/2017 DK – Randers / Von Hatten
01/04/2017 DK – Copenhagen / Huset

BLACK MIRRORS Headline Shows:
02.03.2017 BE – Brussels / Botanique
07.03.2017 TU – Ankara / ODTÜ
06.04.2017 BE – Antwerp / Trix

For More Info Visit:

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The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues’ coming January 27th on Napalm Records!

Slo Burn, Unida, Hermano, Vista Chino, the former singer of Kyuss – yes, desert legend JOHN GARCIA may rightfully be considered as the ultimate incarnation of stoner rock. His first solo album and opus eponymous from 2014 is followed roughly three years later by The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues’, a comparatively relaxed and purely acoustic affair, set to be released on Friday, January 27th 2017 on Napalm Records!

“Better late than never”, Mister Garcia himself comments on the rather lengthy period of time he invested in his new baby. Offering chilled out renditions of some well-known classics as well as JOHN GARCIA’s solo work, The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues seamlessly merges past gems with future, howling hits – all you need now is a crackling fire!

To celebrate his first acoustic release ever, JOHN GARCIA is now streaming The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues in its entirely! Get into old and new classics in a brand new shape like you have never heard the most distinctive voice of desert rock before, and stream it in full right Here:



The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues’  coming out January 27th 2017 on CD, Digital Download and LP Gatefold via Napalm Records, is available to purchase HERE!

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REVIEW: Ande – Het Gebeente

Review by Ekaterina  K / Dark Art Conspiracy

Ande is a Belgian one man black metal project that started in early 2015. It’s a personal way to honour black metal that was, is and will be. The first release “Licht” is published at the very end of 2015.
In 2016 a new track “Zoer” was published through the “Merchants Of Air Year 2” compilation. The second album “Het Gebeente” will be available early 2017.
Ande’s “Het Gebeente” meets us with dark cover painted in grey and blue shades, and already creates somber atmosphere, which can be perceived through the whole album. “Het Gebeente” begins with slow and short piano intro, which turns sharp into the next song – “Argwaan”. It begins with dirty sound riffs and typical for a bit plastic black metal blast-beats. Although it can be considered primitive when it begins, but after careful listening it must be said – no, it’s definitely not.

Though guitar parts are typical for this genre and nothing original had been invented, they are not boring or toneless. The melody and tempo is often changed during all the songs, when fast aggressive riffs abruptly lose their speed and changed by slow, and kind of leisurely ones, let’s say. Wall of riffs gave its place to melancholic clean guitar in the middle of “Leeg” and then continues its dense march with croaking vocal, screaming from afar. Vocal is pushed onto the background and gave the impression “Het Gebeente” ends with ambient thing “Uittrede”, which matches as perfect close to this release. Dense raw black with atmospheric breeze sounds like good continuing for Ande.

Score: 4/5


1. Intrede
2. Argwaan
3. Gebukt
4. Oud en Vet
5. Leeg
6. Uittrede

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