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TORN BETWEEN TWO WORLDS - Presents New Single And Music Video

The legendary dark metal singer Sarah Jezebel Deva and Chris Rehn have returned to the forefront of metal with a new project named Torn Between Two Worlds - a kind of continuation of their...

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NOCTIFERIA - Presents Third Single And Lyric Video From Upcoming Album, Featuring Attila Csihar

Slovenian extreme industrial/death metal legends Noctiferia have premiered the third new single and lyric video "Tanz mit Laibach", a cover of Laibach's song taken from the highly anticipated upcoming album Reforma.

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DARKTHRONE - New Album Coming In June, Details Revealed

Norwegian black metal legends Darkthrone will release on 25th June via Peaceville Records the highly anticipated new album Eternal Hails. With the highly revered Norwegians remaining ever-dedicated...

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IN THE ABSENCE OF WORDS - Releases First Of Two Announced Compilations

Dark ambient act In The Absence Of Words has released the first one of two compilations, A Collection I. A Collection I is a compilation of six long-form dark ambient works by In The Absence Of Words.

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HEATHEN RITES - New Album Out In August, First Single Available For Streaming

Heathen Rites, a project by Mikael Monks from doom metal band Burning Saviours, will release a new album entitled Heritage via Svart Records on 27th August. Mikael Monks spreads his wings into the...

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ZGARD - Unleashes Single From Upcoming Album

Ukraine based black metallers Zgard will release their seventh studio album Place Of Power on 21 May via Schwarzdorn Production. Zgard is truly a remarkable phenomenon in the Ukrainian metal scene.

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BEN BLUTZUKKER - Teams Up With Swedish Metal Icon Snowy Shaw For A Joint Single

German metal artist Ben Blutzukker has teamed up with the Swedish metal icon Snowy Shaw (Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Therion, Notre Dame, Illwill, Dream Evil,...) for a joint single called "Metalhead".

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BEFORE THE DAWN - Unleashes Brand New Music Video From An Old Album

Iconic dark metal act Before The Dawn is about to re-release the Deadlight album on 9 July via Finnish label Stay Heavy Records. Combining the heaviness of melodic death metal, the gloom of dark metal and

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[Dark] UNKNOWN

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France based darkwave/ghost-folk act -ii- (pronounced as "Two Eyes"), formed in 2017, casts a dark ritual composed of electronic rhythms, intense atmospheres and sensual psalms. Its debut EP Lighthouse got released in September 2018, and it is a succession of landscapes and metaphors: a beam of light facing the darkness on the horizon, dark waves echoing on a black sand shore. Influenced by the ghost folk of Chelsea Wolfe, the six tracks convey a sense of passion, an insular spleen haunted by a spectral voice. The band then refined its style on the road, giving concerts all around France (even on the Reunion Island) and in Switzerland, Italy, and Luxemburg (where they opened for the noise rock band Health). Heavily influenced by this first tour in March 2018, -ii- infused the spleen of the islands within six tracks.

-ii-'s music will be presented in the radio show [Dark] UNKNOWN this Thursday, 6 May 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 3 - Results!

Results from Preliminary Group 3:

1. My Dying Bride - A Map Of All Our Failures                     26 votes
2. Valkiria - Here The Day Comes                                        25 votes
3. Tiamat - The Scarred People                                            24 votes
4. Enslaved - RIITIIR                                                              22 votes
5. Cradle Of Filth - The Manticore And Other Horrors       12 votes
6. Lacrimosa - Revolution                                                     12 votes


Cradle Of Filth - The Manticore And Other Horrors: What more to say about this British masters of extreme gothic metal that hasn't been said before? This album can easily cope with their most praised albums like  Nymphetamine for example. Cradle Of Filth are back in all their glory! Link: Website


Enslaved - RIITIIR: Another masterpiece from those Norway based premium progressive black metallers. A bit more difficult, even more progressive and complex than their ultimate previous masterwork Axioma Ethica Odini, but still one hell of an album. One of the best extreme metal albums of the year 2012, absolutely! Link: Website


Lacrimosa - Revolution: Masters of gothic Lacrimosa are back with their eleventh studio album. Revolution is not an easy listen, it needs to be devoted into it and only then it offers amazing sonic experience. This album also shows kind of revolution in Lacrimosa's sound, as it is much heavier than last few albums of theirs. Read a review HERE. Link: Website


My Dying Bride - A Map Of All Our Failures: Gloom & doom like we are used from legends My Dying Bride. Epic soundscapes of sorrow and pain, darkness and beauty. The band proves once again that they haven't lost their touch after strange ambiental Evinta. Link: Website


Tiamat - The Scarred People: One of the most anticipated albums of 2012. It was worth waiting for this one. In its core this is one of the darkest Tiamat albums, but paradoxically also the one that holds huge amount of positive power. Atmospheric gothic rock and doom metal at its best! Read a review HERE. Link: Website


Valkiria - Here The Day Comes: Black metal, gothic and doom metal marvelous mixture. Such an outstanding musicianship cannot be missed and beside The Foreshadowing they should take the leading role in  Italian dark music spectrum. It would really be a disgrace to miss this dark gem. Read a review HERE. Link: Website

 


Check out the results in other preliminary groups: Group 1, Group 2, Group 4, Group 5,  Group 6

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