San Diego quartet As I Lay Dying have released a video visualizer for their new single Roots Below. Staying true to the sound they are known for, the track is the first single initially written during the Shaped By Fire writing sessions. Watch the visualizer here: https://youtu.be/F7VlJyrELz0Continue reading AS I LAY DYING release new single ‘Roots Below’ + share details for deluxe edition of Shaped By Fire
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.Continue reading CRADLE OF FILTH release new single + music video Necromantic Fantasies
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.
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.Continue reading PALLBEARER announce co-headline European tour dates with ELDER + special guests IRIST
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.Continue reading REVIEW: AURI – “Auri: II – Those We Don’t Speak Of”
Interview with Johanna Kurkela, Tuomas Holopainen and Troy Donockley by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy
Auri was born in 2011 when Nightwish’s keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley teamed up with Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela. They first unleashed their magical charms in the form of their debut self-titled album in 2018, which displayed their otherworldly sound that is hard to define in a tremendous sense. Now, fortunately, they are back to stun us again with their sophomore album, ‘Those We Don’t Speak Of’, which is out on the 3rd of September via Nuclear Blast. In a world full of chaos due to Covid-19, Auri is the perfect escape from the madness. We caught up with the creative trio to find out all about the new album.Continue reading INTERVIEW – AURI: “We don’t know why audio frequencies make us feel the way we do. It’s like the biggest magic trick in the universe”