Interview by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy
NORTHWARD, is the hard rock project from well-renowned musicians Floor Jansen (Nightwish) and Jorn Viggo Lofstad (Pagan’s Mind), who will be releasing their debut self-titled album on October 19th, 2018 through Nuclear Blast.
The project sees a step away from both musicians normal style and approach and is a very diverse album. It was during the ‘All Star Jam’ at Progpower USA Festival in 2007, when current Nightwish singer Floor Jansen and Pagan’s Mind guitarist Jorn Viggo Lofstad first performed together on stage for some cover songs. Their mutual love for hard rock bought them together and they composed an album quickly after in 2008 but due to their other music commitments that album was put on hold until now, with the release being ten year’s later after it was first made. Floor seized the opportunity to get the project back on track in 2017 when Nightwish took a break and luckily it was time, so 2018 will finally see the release of their anticipated musical side project Northward.
The wait is over! Texas based alternative-metalcore band Bloodline has released their highly anticipated, debut album, Insolent! Fans can now stream and purchase the record on all major digital services.
In celebration of today’s release, Bloodline has also premiered a new video for their latest single “Lifeless.” Watch it now at
Finnish metal upcomers Torchia released their furious debut album ‘Of Curses and Grief’
Finnish metal horde Torchia released their bloodthirsty debut album ‘Of Curses and Grief’ on October 27th through Concorde Music Company.
‘Of Curses and Grief’ guides the listener from soaring melodies of Hell all the way to the filthy gutters of death metal. The album was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa, a legendary Finnish producer who in the past has worked with HIM, Amorphis, Ensiferum and other Finnish metal classics.
See the realm of Torchia in the music video for ‘Fury’:
Vocalist Edward Torchia comments on the production:
“Nowadays bands try to compete who have the biggest and “heaviest” sounds on their records. Those albums end up sounding uninteresting and sterile and we’re sick of that! With Hiili we wanted to create a sound that’s organic, raw and timeless. You can sense the danger in our raging performances on this one!”
Anima is a metal band formed by brothers Alvaro and Diego Bueno Triveño, combining different sound elements own and foreign of the metal world. Recently they finished the recording of their debut album ‘Homonymous To This One’, which will be released soon via Profane Records. As a duo, both members sought ways to get “helpers” by unknown methods, thus creating strange figures that helped the creation of this material, These “Homunculos” in command of the brothers offer their help although from time to time they require “repairs” or already a complete renovation.
Ahead of the upcoming debut album the band have unleashed a new video for “Here Come” which you can check out below!