Viking Metal pioneers EINHERJER are about to release their eighth studio album, North Star, this Friday, February 26, proving their status as the pioneers of blending Nordic Black Metal and Folk Metal genres into pure Norse Heavy Metal once again.
The album marks the band’s return to Napalm Records after 25 years, and the release of their legendary Dragons Of The North album (1996), which will be re-released as a re-mastered version on February 26 as well.
The malicious “Mӕre” has come to haunt you in your sleep and might be the reason why you haven’t been able to breathe at night for quite a few months now. With their latest album being finally released today, Austria’s blackgaze pioneers HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY perfectly capture the beauty of paralysis and despair and release this fifth studio album right in time for their 10th band anniversary.
Batushka doesn’t slow down. Six months after the release of the last studio material, the band returns with a new concept mini-album entitled “ЦАРЮ НЕБЕСНЫЙ” / “CARJU NIEBIESNYJ” / “HEAVENLY KING“.
The six-track release is a follow-up to the band’s last year EP “Raskol“. This time Batushka‘s music is more varied, emotional, and dynamic. More information and the details behind the album’s lyrical and visual concept will be announced through the band’s social media before the premiere, scheduled for March 19.
Austrian melodic black metal act Harakiri For The Sky have made quite an impact within the atmospheric post-metal scene since their formation a decade ago and gained a dedicated following as a result of this, now they are back with their highly anticipated fifth album and follow up to 2018’s critically acclaimed record ‘Arson’ with ‘Mӕre’. Mӕre is a malicious demon from folklore which creeps in and sleeps on people’s chests during the night, causing breathlessness and anxiety. This state and concept seem more appropriate than ever given the crisis in the world currently and this new release acts as the perfect incensed soundtrack to that chaos.
Today, HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY unveil another excerpt of their studio album “Mӕre”, which will soon be released on February 19th. This time, the Austrian post metal pioneers present a cover version of PLACEBO’s alternative rock hit ‘Song To Say Goodbye’ that fits just perfectly into the band’s depressive post black metal world. Listen to it here: https://youtu.be/r2ladbYBeWU
Symphonic black metal band Welicoruss has published a documentary about history of their band, entitled “15 years Of Madness” and dedicated to the band’s 15th anniversary.This film shows band from its inception to the present day, including many rare footage, backstages. Documentary is divided into two parts – in the first part – Alexey, the leader and founder of Welicoruss, and the former members tell what they have come to go through during the Russian part of their biography, and the second period – after Alexey’s relocation to Europe and next studio and tour activities. The film touches theme of development of metal music and metal scene in Russia and Siberia, as well as the reasons why Alexey left his native land.