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ILDARUNI - Releases New Playthrough Video

Armenian pagan black/dark metallers Ildaruni have released the playthrough video for the track "Perpetual Vigil". The track is taken from their recently via Black Lion Records released album Beyond Unseen Gateways.

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HAGEL - Presents Another Track From The Upcoming Long Awaited Debut Album

Mexican atmospheric black/doom metal cult Hagel, who will finally release via Personal Records on 21st May the debut album entitled Veneration Of The Black Light, premiere the new track "Blindness".

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PETER BJÄRGÖ - New Album Out Soon, Title Track Available For Streaming

Swedish artist Peter Bjärgö, better known as the founder of neo-classical darkwave group Arcana and industrial project Sophia, will release on 26th April via Cyclic Law a new solo album ...

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DORNENREICH - Unveils Second Single From The Forthcoming Album

The Tyrolean black arcane rock trio Dornenreich have unveiled the second single "Der Freiheit Verlangen Nach Goldenen Ketten" taken from their forthcoming album Du Wilde Liebe Sei (You Wild Love Be).

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PASSÉISME - Presents Track From Upcoming Debut Album

Russian medieval black metallers Passéisme, who will release on 11th June via Antiq label the debut album titled Eminence, have premiered the new track "Chant For Harvest". On destabilized grounds, among...

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MY BEAUTIFUL SUICIDE - Pays Homage To 90s Era Industrial And Goth With A New Video

USA based industrial/goth act My Beautiful Suicide, the solo project of Ian D, from Grand Rapids, has a new music video out for the single “The Reckoning”. Dark and gritty, the band pays homage to 90s...

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SABHANKRA - Presents Track From Upcoming Fifth Album

Turkish black metallers Sabhankra premiered online the new track "Death To Traitors", taken from the band's highly anticipated fifth album, Death To Traitors, set for international release on 21 May...

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KORAX MVD - First EP Out Now And Available For Streaming In Full

Montevideo (Uruguay) based dark/experimental/industrial band Korax Mvd just released their first EP titled Días Extraños. The band was formed in 2020 and despite being a new name on the scene...

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[Dark] UNKNOWN

BÁL

Bál is a single-man band from Hungary, formed by Bálint Rósz in 2017. "I joined the gloom and torn in two pieces, what it was the beginning of something new, the beginning of Bál. I admit, I still don’t really know what is or who exactly is called Bál, but I know the main inspiration for him is the human fallibility and the imprint of what is caused by us, failures. I needed something or someone who could help me process all the pain that has consumed me from the inside, so I grabbed my guitar and helped myself." The beginning of this atmospheric/post-black metal project Bál, as Bálint puts down without beating about the bush, proved to be the right decision. His six-track debut album Duna was released on 30 October 2018. This massive dose of energy and bitterness exploded despite low-quality equipment and low knowledge level regarding producing process.

Bál music will be presented on the radio show [Dark] UNKNOWN this Thursday, 22 April at 22.00 (CET) on Terra Relicta Radio.

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In the spotlight

LA FIESTA TRISTE

Spain based post-punk, darkwave, minimal, technopop La Fiesta Triste is the sonic project of Javier Andreu (aka. Fête Triste), a Valencian musician and producer. Self-taught to bass, electric guitar, drums, synthesizers and music production. La Fiesta Triste project arose from the ashes of other bands in which Javier Andreu once participated. After some self-produced works: Ciudades Invisibles (2000), Minimalista (2005) and Desaparecer (2020), released on CD format and digital platforms, the new album  La Belleza Del Óxido, released on 3 March 2021, is committed to the vinyl format. The album is a "do it yourself" production in collaboration with GH Records.

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Awards 2012 - Preliminary Group 2 - Results!

Results from Preliminary Group 2:

1. Saturnus - Saturn In Ascension                                   422 votes
2. Red Sun Revival - Running From The Dawn                37 votes
3. Brotherhood - ...Turn The Gold To Chrome...               22 votes
4. The 69 Eyes - X                                                                  22 votes
5. Therion - Les Fleurs Du Mal                                            10 votes
6. Opera Diabolicus - †1614                                                 5 votes


Brotherhood - ...Turn The Gold To Chrome...: Brotherhood's debut is one of those albums that everyone who likes to hear gothic rock sound from the glorious days taking it's modern form and being played in the top notch manner, should just grab it. Read a review HERE. Link: Website


Opera Diabolicus - †1614: Symphonic, black, doom and much more other metal genres in one exquisite metal opera. Fans of Candlemass, King Diamond, Therion, Dimmu Borgir,... have another top act which deserves to be carefully followed. Read a review HERE. Link: Website


Red Sun Revival - Running From The Dawn: One of the most emotional and profound gothic rock releases of 2012. Red Sun Revival's debut is beautiful and smooth, adventureous and warm, still cold in it's core. Read a review HERE. Link: Website


Saturnus - Saturn In Ascension: There is a lot going on in this album, it's a slow sinking into some of the most melancholic and grim spaces that have ever been discovered with the sole music. It's slow, melodic, yet brutal and dark, yes, very dark. Read a review HERE. Link: Website


The 69 Eyes - X: Helsinki Vampires are back! With their latest release, X, they brought us the sound of the respected Paris Kills and spiced it up with some lighter, catchier tones. X is a release that holds a real gothic touch, alongside with passionate vocals by Jyrki69 and some heavy guitars as well. Dark, atmospheric, passionate - everything a goth n roll album is supposed to be. Read a review HERE. Link: Website

Therion - Les Fleurs Du Mal: Album that consists of covers of old French chansons and pop songs in symphonic metal version in pure extravagant Therion manner. Swedish maestro Christofer Johnsson and co. showed once again an amazing talent, this time with re-arrangement of those songs. Link: Website

 


Check out the results in other preliminary groups

Check out the results in other preliminary groups: Group 1, Group 3, Group 4, Group 5,  Group 6

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