CONCERT REVIEW: Dark Tranquility – Kataklysm –  Nailed to Obscurity – Live at Crofoot 

The temperature was almost in the single digits last Saturday evening when Dark Tranquility brought their Moment tour to Detroit’s northern suburbs. The poorly plowed roads and the negative degree wind chill did not deter Michigan metalheads from witnessing the trailblazers of Gothenburg’s Melodic Death Metal Scene. Everyone briskly trotted into Pontiac’s acclaimed music hall to catch the two opening acts of the evening. Nailed to Obscurity and Kataklysm were invited along on this tour which made for a deliciously stacked bill. Built in 1830, the Crofoot building is a historic phenomenon and local treasure. The large building contains three venues in one and is known for catering to heavier bands. This prized entertainment complex was a fair choice for a night of big, blistering, music. 

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Nailed To Obscurity Goes Record Shopping, Talk Influences

Veteran German Melodic Doom Metal band Nailed to Obscurity recently released their new album Black Frost via Nuclear Blast Records. They are currently on tour supporting Amorphis, Soilwork and Jinjer throughout Europe, performing tonight in their homeland of Germany, next week in the London, followed by further dates in France, Spain and again in Germany for the remainder of the tour. In this EXCLUSIVE trailer for Ghost Cult, Raimund and Jan-Ole go record shopping and discuss two bands that proved inspirational to the band when making Black Frost: Triptykon and Secrets of the Moon. Continue reading

Nailed To Obscurity – Black Frost

2017’s release of King Delusion (Apostasy Records) was a watershed moment for Nailed To Obscurity. It was an impressive and emotive effort which began to win them wider press and, as far as the UK is concerned, a coveted main stage slot at 2018’s Bloodstock Festival and signing to titans Nuclear Blast, evidence of a much deserved rise in fortunes and out of, ahem, obscurity. Where a brand new album would have hoped to really build upon this success however, sadly Black Frost (Nuclear Blast) isn’t quite the revelation as perhaps hoped.Continue reading

Watch Soilwork Discuss New Album Title And Concept

Soilwork has released a new trailer for their upcoming album Verkligheten. In it, singer Björn “Speed” Strid and drummer Bastian Thusgaard talk about choosing a Swedish album title and the artwork for the upcoming new album, their 11th, due in January of 2019 via Nuclear Blast. Continue reading

Soilwork Shares New Album Trailer, Tour With Amorphis In 2019

Melodic metal veterans Soilwork have shared yet another trailer for their new, as yet untitled album due out in 2019 from Nuclear Blast Records. The band has completed recording and further details about the new release are forthcoming. It will be their first album of new material since 2015’s The Ride Majestic. Watch the trailer now!Continue reading

BLOODSTOCK 2018- Part 2: Catton Hall, Derbyshire UK


With everyone firmly into the swing of things by now, Saturday’s main stage openers Nailed to Obscurity opened proceedings strongly enough but were promptly blown out of the water by one of the major surprises of the festival – Power Trip. A combination of thrash and early death metal, the Texan act were a blur of riffs and speed, whipping up the early afternoon crowd into an explosive cyclone of energy. Continue reading

Amorphis And Soilwork Book A European Tour For Next Winter

Nuclear Blast labelmates Amorphis and Soilwork have booked a joint tour of Europe for early 2019. Direct support will come from Jinjer and Nailed To Obscurity. Amorphis is on the road supporting their stellar new album Queen of Time, while Soilwork will be out supporting their new album due later in 2018. Continue reading