Helfró Share New Single “’Traðkandi Blómin í eigin Hjartagarði” with Visualizer Video


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.

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Helga Share Single and Video for “Alive Again” – New Album Out Soon


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.

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Helfró Share “Ildi Óhreins Anda” Single and Video – New Album Coming Soon


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.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Horrendous – Ontological Mysterium


 

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.

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Alkaloid Shares a New Single and Video for “The Cambrian Explosion” – New Album Out Soon


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.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Thy Catafalque – Alföld


 

Since their formation in 1998 Hungary’s Thy Catafalque have been releasing category-defying experimental metal records to an ever-growing fanbase. In 2011 the band effectively became the solo project of songwriter Tamás Kátai, who provides guitar, bass, keyboards, programming, and vocals and now makes use of various guest musicians on each release.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Cloak – Black Flame Eternal


 

Two things are apparent when delving into Cloak’s third full-length: the Atlanta-based four-piece is not your run-of-the-mill black metal outfit, and they have no interest in churning out a vanilla, run-of-the-mill black metal record.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Defiled – The Highest Level


 

With album artwork that looks like Job For A Cowboy meets a color run, the latest chapter in the death-metal saga of Defiled’s career is no less domineering or pounding than anything else the Tokyo-based band has delivered during their multi-decade existence.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Enslaved – Insomnium – Black Anvil Live at Saint Andrew’s Hall


 

It was a typical, quiet Monday evening last week in downtown Detroit. Except at the city’s treasured music venue, Saint Andrew’s Hall. There was a bit of a hullabaloo happening at the preferred concert spot because metal titans, Enslaved and Insomnium brought their North American co-headlining tour to town. Both of these acts are experts in their respective genres and both of them are on the road to promote their newest full-length albums that have come out earlier this year. The place was buzzing with anticipation as metal fans of all sorts filed in to hear the new tunes.

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