Zetra Share a Video for “Starfall” Ft. Serena Cherry (Svalbard) – New Album Announced



Otherworldly alt. duo, Zetra, have just released their new video single, “Starfall.” Featuring a contribution from Serena Cherry of Svalbard, it is the first “whisper” of their self-titled debut album, due to be released on 13th September via Nuclear Blast Records. The band are also about to kick of a run of live dates and festival appearances in Europe and the UK. Check out the “Starfall” video and live listings in the article below.
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Cult Of Fire to Perform with Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague at Brutal Assault



In a unique tribute to Czech classical composer, Bedřich Smetanat, black metal band, Cult Of Fire will join their forces with the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague. Together they will deliver a special set commissioned by Brutal Assault, an experience not seen at the festival before, and rarely elsewhere. Keep reading below for more details.
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Enslaved Share Alternative Version of “Forest Dweller” Featuring Jo Quail



Norway’s Enslaved have released the alternative version of their track “Forest Dweller,” featuring composer and virtuoso cellist, Jo Quail, with a visualizer video created by Costin Chioreanu. It comes from the deluxe digital re-issue of Heimdal, (celebrating the album’s first anniversary) which is due out March 01st, on Nuclear Blast Records. Heimdal (Deluxe) will include the studio album alternative versions of “Forest Dweller” and “Congelia,” both with Jo Quail, bonus track “Gangandi,” plus The Otherworldly Big Band Experience 2022 streaming event featuring Shaman Elephant. Catch the alternative version of “Forest Dweller” and more below.
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Svalbard Share Video for “To Wilt Beneath The Weight”


Bristol’s Svalbard have just released a new video for their track “To Wilt Beneath The Weight.” The song is taken from their latest studio album The Weight Of The Mask. The video captures Svalbard’s highly-charged performance of the track at Cult Of Luna‘s Beyond The Redshift festival in London last year. Svalbard also recently announced a UK and European tour for March, with Norwegian psychedelic proggers Enslaved and American metal band Wayfarer.

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Enslaved Share “Gangandi” Single and Video to Announce Heimdal Deluxe Re-issue


Enslaved havejust announced the release of a commemorative, deluxe, digital re-issue of their March 2023 album, Heimdal. Featuring bonus tracks and a live concert recording, it is set to be released on March 1st 2024 via Nuclear Blast Records. With this update, the band have also released their track “Gangand,” complete with video visualizer. Enslaved will also be touring the UK and Europe in March 2024, with support from British post-hardcore quartet Svalbard and US metallers Wayfarer. Keep reading below for the visualizer and more.

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ALBUMS OF THE YEAR: STAFF PICKS – Steve Tovey’s Top Albums of 2023


As we barrel down towards the end of the year, we are sharing End of Year lists from staff, bands, and some friends in the business. Check out our Senior Editor Steve Tovey’s picks for his Top Albums of 2023!Continue reading


Ghost Cult’s Albums of the Year 2023: Part 2 (40-21)


After such a fine introduction to the albums that have soundtracked our 2023 (Part 1 – 75-41), we now get into the belly of the beast and plunge on through the never, a testament to the diversity and abundance of alternative and heavy music that availed and impressed us this year.
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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – New Rock and Metal Releases 10-6-23


 

What new Rock and Metal records are you looking forward to this week?

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ALBUM REVIEW: Svalbard – The Weight Of The Mask


 

I’ve been looking forward to wrapping my ears around Svalbard’s new material after catching snippets of what was to come when I caught them live supporting Russian Circles and Cult Of Luna over in Berlin earlier in 2023. And landing that European tour signified a fine start to a year which has also seen the Bristol based band sign for Nuclear Blast Records, with The Weight Of The Mask their first album for the prestigious new label and their first collection of new songs since the excellent When I Die, Will I Get Better? which was released on Church Road Records back in 2020.

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PREVIEW: New Music Friday – New Rock and Metal Releases 10-6-23


 

What new Rock and Metal records are you looking forward to this week?

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