The emergence of bands like Misþyrming, Svartidauði, Naðra, and Almyrkvi have helped build the foundation of the Icelandic extreme metal scene to come into existence. Aside from the said bands I mentioned, now here we have Helfró as a part of the rising forces of the Icelandic extreme metal scene as well, being the formidable force in the world of Blackened Death Metal that they are.
Now entering their fifteenth year as a band, Fren h blackened death metal outfit, Necrowretch, are gearing up for the release of their fifth album, Swords Of Dajjal. Due out on February 02nd 2024, via Season of Mist records, the band have just unveiled the video for lead single “Numidian Knowledge.” Check it out in the article below, and find out more.
With their new full-length, Wrapped In Mist due out on Season of Mist records this Friday, November 24th, Swedish/English ensemble, Helga are now streaming the album in its entirety. Along with the singles already released – “Skogen mumlar,” “Burden,” and “Alive Again,” every track from the opus can now be heard on the official stream. Check it out below.
As the mastermind behind the sadly missed Dodecahedron, future works of Michel Nienhuis were always going to challenge conventions. This was certainly the case with Autarkh’s debut Form In Motion which was as abrasive as it was innovative in its execution. So, in perhaps expected fashion, a new album feels markedly different to its predecessor with sophomore release Emergent (Season Of Mist), if not proving any less progressive and captivating.
With their second album, Tálgröf, coming December 01st on Season of Mist records, Icelandic extreme metallers, Helfró, have just released the platter’s third single. “Traðkandi Blómin í eigin Hjartagarði” (“Trampling the Flowers in Your Own Heart’s Garden” in English), explores the facets of humanity’s worst killers, and comes with its own visualizer video. Check it out below.
International progressive act, Helga, have just shared an animated video for their single, “Alive Again”. This is the third number revealed from their upcoming album, Wrapped in Mist, out November 24th on the Season of Mist record label. The single itself is “a haunting and introspective exploration of the tribulations associated with mental health.” Check out the video and more below.
Iceland’s Helfró are back with “Ildi Óhreins Anda,” the second single off their sophomore album. Translating to “Oxygen for the Unclean Spirit”, focuses on “humanity’s exceptional ability to deceive.” The full-length, Tálgröf, is due out December 01st via Season of Mist records. Check out the video visualizer (by Jeffrey V. Daniels) and more in the article below.
Italy’s Kingcrow have just signed up with the Season of Mist record label for the release of their upcoming album, Hopium. This is their first record since 2018’s The Persistence. Head into the article below to find out more about the band.
2023 continues to prove itself as a year of strong death metal as Horrendous drops their fifth album Ontological Mysterium (Season of Mist) and the Philly headbangers might have the year’s best death metal album on their hands, perhaps a bold statement given the fine releases the year has seen from the likes of Obituary, Frozen Soul, Creeping Death, Cattle Decapitation and Outer Heaven.
Germany’s Alkaloid have just released the second single and video for “The Cambrian Explosion”, from their new album, Numen. The full-length is due to be released this September 15th on the Season Of Mist record label. Watch the video below, and find streaming links, pre-orders, and more.