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REVIEW: Sabaton – “The War To End All Wars”


by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Swedish Power metal heroes and history buffs are back, and like their previous album 2019’s ‘The Great War’, this new tenth assault, ‘The War To End All Wars’, deals with the First World War. The band had plenty more stories to tell from that time, so they continued with this theme, and the result is some of their best and most epic tales of battles yet.

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REVIEW: Swallow The Sun – “Moonflowers”


by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Finnish death-doom metal pioneers, Swallow The Sun return from the darkest crevices with their eighth album ‘Moonflowers’. The new offering is the follow-up to their chart-topping Finnish Grammy-nominated 2019 album ‘When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light’. ‘Moonflowers’ remarkably manages to turn up the emotional heaviness expected from the quintet. The album’s artwork added to this grim sentiment as guitarist and primary songwriter Juha Raivio created it using dried up flowers he collected along with his blood to paint the moon, making the image both tragic and elegant, much like their music.

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REVIEW: DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED – “Angel of Carnage Unleashed”


by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Finnish black metallers emerge from the darkness after twenty-three years of silence with their highly anticipated and long overdue fourth album ‘Angel Of Carnage Unleashed’. Forged in 1993, Darkwoods My Bethrothed quickly gained a following with their 1995 debut ‘Heirs of the Northstar’, followed by the sophomore album ‘Autumn Roars Thunder’ (1996) and its sequel ‘Witch-Hunts’s (1998). 2021 sees their mighty return with their new offering and the addition of Tuomas Holopainen on keyboards as a full member and Kai Hahto as a session drummer, both of whom reside in symphonic metal act Nightwish.

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NEW DRONE SUPERGROUP LORDS OF THE DRIFT (FEAT MEMBERS OF STRAND OF OAKS, WAR ORPHAN & EX-THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS) ANNOUNCES EPIC SPACE ODYSSEY “THE ARECIBO MESSAGE” OUT NOVEMBER 20TH


The newly formed drone/doom metal group LORDS OF THE DRIFT will release their cosmic debut album, The Arecibo Message, on November 20th with Stay Gold Records. Consisting of guitarist Tomo Milicevic (ex-Thirty Seconds To Mars), guitarist Tim Showalter (STRAND OF OAKS), guitarist/keyboardist Arjan Miranda (BLACK MOUNTAINS.T.R.E.E.T.S) and bassist David Bason (BARFBAGWAR ORPHAN), LORDS OF THE DRIFT take listeners on a celestial journey..

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