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Pain of Salvation Announce “The Perfect Element, Pt. I (Anniversary Mix 2020)” release


Following the release of their acclaimed new studio album “PANTHER”, Sweden’s progressive Metal innovators Pain of Salvation are announcing a special re-issue edition for their “The Perfect Element, Pt. I” album from 2000. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band’s third album, the re-issue version is entitled “The Perfect Element, Pt. I (Anniversary Mix 2020)” and will be released on November 20th, 2020 via InsideOutMusic. 

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The Ocean premieres video for new single “Pleistocene”


On September 25th, The Ocean will release their 8th full-length, Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic, via Metal Blade Records (CD / digital) and the band’s own Pelagic Records (vinyl). In 2018, The Ocean released Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic – the first half of a sprawling but superbly cohesive paleontology concept album. Now, the group is ready to release the eagerly-awaited concluding parts of the Phanerozoic journey. 

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Katatonia to release ‘Dead Air’ on 13th November through Peaceville


A live album featuring Katatonia performing an extensive and majestic set of fan favourites plus the live premiere of 3 songs from City Burials, captured during their May 2020 lockdown session

Formed in 1991 by Jonas Renkse & Anders Nyström, and transitioning from early pioneers of the rising black/death/doom movement, to powerhouses of the progressive metallic rock genre, 2020 saw Katatonia present their eleventh studio opus, the poignant City Burials, to unanimous acclaim. And so now, following closely in its footsteps, the Swedish dark rock masters present Dead Air to further immortalise the strangest of times. 

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JINJER Announces “Alive In Melbourne” Live Album, Pre-Orders Available Now


Ukrainian modern metal leaders JINJER have announced the official release of the audio recordings from one of the last metal shows played on the planet before the global Covid-19 lockdown: their ferocious sold out Melbourne, Australia performance on March 5, 2020.

Their newly announced upcoming live album, Alive In Melbourne features stunning artwork by gifted JINJER fan Gabriel Nicoletti, includes 17 tracks in total (see tracklist below) and will be released on November 20, 2020 via Napalm Records.

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ENSLAVED release psychedelic video for third single ‘Urjotun’, from upcoming album Utgard


It is not about avoiding fear of the pitch-black darkness, but to go into the darkness itself…

Norway’s premier progressive black metallers Enslaved have released third single ‘Urjotun’from their upcoming studio album Utgard out 2nd October via Nuclear Blast. The single, one of their most experimental yet, is accompanied by a psychedelic video detailing dark visions and a journey to the outer reaches of the subconscious.

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REVIEW: OCEANS OF SLUMBER – ‘Oceans Of Slumber’ (album)


REVIEW: Oceans Of Slumber – ‘Oceans Of Slumber’ by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

US prog metallers OCEANS OF SLUMBER are unleashing their fourth self-titled album on September 4th 2020 via Century Media Records. The band have undergone quite a transformation with new members that coincided with the new album bringing a new refreshed and redefined sound in what is their most aspiring and sonically charged release yet. Lyrically the album explores some dark and heavy relatable themes such as grief, depression and general angst of people who have been wronged.

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