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September 19, 2021
DARK FUNERAL - COMPLETE RECORDING NEW ALBUM

We have now officially completed the recording of our new (yet untitled) full-length album at 33 together with producer Daniel Bergstrand and studio technician Fredrik Thordendal. We have had 5 fantastic, but very intense weeks in the studio, but there is no time to rest.

There are still many things left to prepare and fix before the album is ready for release (Century Media/Sony).

September 17, 2021
BORKNAGAR ANNOUNCE DELUXE ANNIVERSARY REISSUE OF DEBUT ALBUM

Norway’s avant-garde black metal innovators, Borknagar, announce a very special 25th Anniversary reissue of their pioneering self-titled debut album Borknagar, out for the first time ever worldwide via the band’s longtime label partner Century Media Records on November 12.

Borknagar founder and mastermind Øystein G. Brun comments on this special re-release as follows: “Throughout the years I have received countless requests for a re-release of this album…but because this album represents such

September 17, 2021
BEHEMOTH ANNOUNCE LIVE RELEASE FOR IN ABSENTIA DEI; "EVOE" LIVE VIDEO STREAMING

At the peak of the pandemic lockdown last year, Behemoth set the world on fire when they took over an abandoned church in rural Poland, bringing their truly spectacular production for a worldwide streaming event, which was lauded by rock media as one of the very best livestream events to date.

After just over a year since the show’s premiere, ‘In Absentia Dei returns in a range of deluxe formats for fans to relive the drama that took place on that fateful night in 2020

September 16, 2021
CRADLE OF FILTH RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SONG 'NECROMANTIC FANTASIES'

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH will release their 13th studio album, "Existence Is Futile", on October 22. The official music video for the disc's second single, "Necromantic Fantasies", can be seen below.

Directed by Vicente Cordero, this clip was shot back to back with his previous work for the band, the horribly apocalyptic "Crawling King Chaos", though both are remarkably contrasting.

September 03, 2021
DEMISER SIGNS WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH BLACKLIGHT MEDIA RECORDS / METAL BLADE RECORDS

Blacklight Media Records / Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Demiser to its worldwide roster!

Formed in 2018 out of the primordial ooze of the South Carolina metal scene, Demiser are veritable heavy metal heroes. With influences drawing from first wave black metal and 80s thrash alongside a healthy dose of NWOBHM, Demiser have quickly established a sound that is wholly their own.

September 01, 2021
METALSHOCK RADIO SHOW 1/9/2021 PLAYLIST

1. Candlemass - Black As Time (6:47)
2. Wheel - At Night They Came Upon Us (6:48)
3. Solitude Aeturnus - Destiny falls to ruin (5:05)
4. Blackfinger - I Am Jon (3:16)
5. Blackfinger - All My Sorrow (4:45)
6. The Skull - The Door (5:39)
7. The Skull - Ravenswood (3:51)
8. Lid - Lid (3:32)
9. Trouble - Psalm 9 (4:51)
10. Trouble - Pray for the dead (5:54)
11. Trouble - Peace of Mind (3:00)
12. Trouble - The Wolf (4:34)

August 30, 2021
DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED FEATURING NIGHTWISH MEMBERS TO RELEASE ANGEL OF CARNAGE UNLEASHED ALBUM IN NOVEMBER

After 23 years of silence, Finnish cult black metallers and pioneers of the scene, Darkwoods My Betrothed, are making their long-awaited comeback with a new full-length album, Angel Of Carnage Unleashed, to be unveiled on November 12 via Napalm Records.

The album sets free a unique blend of brutal, fast-driven black metal and epic anthems, in which eerie screams merge with heroic clean vocals, monumental choirs and majestic keyboards along with gory stories of famine, war, plague and the inescapable brutality

August 30, 2021
CRADLE OF FILTH BASSIST DANIEL FIRTH FILMS PLAYTHROUGH VIDEO FOR "CRAWLING KING CHAOS"

"'Crawling King Chaos' is the infernal first single from our new album, Existence Is Futile," begins Cradle Of Filth bassist Daniel Firth. "There's a lot happening in the song, so my approach to the bass was to keep things simple - follow the drums and provide a solid foundation for everything else. I hope you enjoy it!"

"I'm using my signature bass from Schecter, the Hellraiser Extreme-5 in 'Cthulhu Burst'.

August 20, 2021
BEHEMOTH & ARCH ENEMY - POSTPONE "THE EUROPEAN SIEGE"!

BEHEMOTH and ARCH ENEMY's thunderous European Siege tour is regrettably forced to postpone until October 2022 due to the ongoing global situation.
In more positive news, by 2022, both of the revered metal bands will have brand new albums arriving, so expect a taste of new music from both artists for these rescheduled dates.

August 18, 2021
ROTTING CHRIST RE-RELEASE DER PERFEKTE TRAUM EP

The Black Metal elemental force from Greece, Rotting Christ is releasing their underrated EP “Der Perfekte Traum” with a new edition.

Vinyl collectors can be particularly pleased, the disc will be released via vinylstore.gr and will be enriched by various live tracks. The EP will appear in a small edition of a total of 666 copies and be available in various pressings (transparent, transparent red, black) and, in addition to the newly mastered

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