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LEILA ABDUL-RAUF - Premieres Video For Track From Her Recently Released Album

California-based Leila Abdul-Rauf today premieres the track "Distortions In Phantasy I: Lure" found on her cinematic fourth solo album, Phantasiai, released in mid-July, and is now awaiting its...

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NYTT LAND - Releases New Album And Haunting Video And Announces Exclusive Live Stream Concert

With the new album Ritual being unveiled to the world this Friday, 6 August via Napalm Records, Nytt Land offers another glimpse into its haunting and unique world of shamanic dark folk.

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ARGESH - Announces Debut Album And Unleashes Short Vocal Performance Video

The Italian act Argesh will release its debut album Excommunica on 14 September through Nero Corvino as a digipak CD limited to 300 copies. The album will be distributed digitally by Sepulchral Silence.

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ALTARS OF THE MOON - Current And Former Members Of Uada, Chrome Waves, Wolvhammer, And More Collaborate On Brahmastra

What does the vast majesty of isolation sound like? Born of the idea to craft a single piece of sonic destruction, Altars Of The Moon was conceptualized in the mind of Nate Verschoor (Uada) during the initial...

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KAYO DOT - Announces New Album And Releases New Single

Kayo Dot are now revealing their epic and melancholic video single on nature's reclaiming of the urban world, entitled "Void In Virgo (The Nature Of Sacrifice)" and taken from their forthcoming album...

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MITOCHONDRIAL SUN - Releases an EP, Two Tracks Already Streaming

Mitochondrial Sun, the solo project by former Dark Tranquillity guitarist Niklas Sundin will release the Bodies And Gold EP on 10 September via Argonauta Records, strictly limited on vinyl and as digital formats.

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SCHAVOT - A Brand New Black Metal Project Announces The Release Date Of A Debut Album And Premieres The First Track

On 1 October Schavot, the brand-new project by Floris (Asgrauw, Meslamtaea and Sagenland), shall release its debut Galgenbrok through Void Wanderer Productions & War Productions...

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COSMIC BURIAL - Sophomore Album Out In September; First Track Unleashed

Purity Through Fire sets the 30th of September as the international release date for Cosmic Burial's highly anticipated second album, ...to the past. Cosmic Burial is the sole work of erstwhile...

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[Dark] UNKNOWN

NONE

The USA based ambient/industrial, neo-folk solo act None - a tribute to all the divine - was founded in 2015 by musician and songwriter Nicholas Mendiola (Ex-Plague Phalanx, Thangorodrim and Awakened Abyss). For Nicholas, None is the deity of his creation and the eternal version of himself. As he had stated for the interview (webzine From Corners Unknown), the purpose and mission of his contemporary life were to discover himself as the true voice and host that None speaks through - and to leave the word and mark of None upon the world not only to affect other present beings of the earth and multiverse but to leave traces for future lives to again discover their true identity.

None's music will be presented on the radio show [Dark] UNKNOWN this Thursday, 3 June at 22.00 [CEST] on Terra Relicta radio.

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TERRA RELICTA - COMPILATIONS 2021

Terra Relicta Dark Music Web Magazine and Radio zealously present their two new compilations, In Sickness We Reign and Sleep Of Morpheus Spell, released on 21 June 2021, on Bandcamp (name your price). The first appeal for music submissions was launched on 9 March 2021, and by the end of May, we received over 60 tracks, only a few genres unfitting. Most of the tracks were made exclusively for the compilations, previously unreleased or rare - submitted by established artists and newcomers with the purpose to promote dark music, the participating artists and Terra Relicta Dark Music Web Magazine and Radio.

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BASALT - Inked A Deal With Ritual Productions

Brazilian doom/black/dark metallers Basalt have signed a record deal with Ritual Productions. The band will enter the studio this month to record their first rite for the label. Formed in 2015, in the riff metropolis of São Paulo, Brazil, Basalt unify elements of doom, black metal and dark experimental tones, subverting musical archetypes and creating new extreme audio terrains. Harkening to the dense low-end, cavernous and intense depths of the heavy sonic, Basalt fuse this fury with extraordinary ambient and atmospheric scope, incorporating a unique channelling of influences and sounds. Melding rawness and discordance with progressive and expansive breadth, Basalt truly wield aural transgression and transformation.
The quintet is formed of current and previous members of bands including Surra, Constrito, O Cúmplice, Meant To Suffer, Bomb Threat and Magzilla. Basalt's debut album, O Coração Negro da Terra ("Black Heart Of The Earth") had a small domestic DIY CD pressing in 2017, which Ritual Productions will be re-releasing in 2019. You can check out Basalt's dark sonic abyss by watching the official video for the track "Aurora" - taken from the aforementioned debut - below.
The band has been no stranger to live rituals in their home country. Shortly after their formation, Basalt played the Test stage at Virada Cultural 2016 - São Paulo's biggest music event. Alongside gigs across Brazil, Basalt performed on the closing night at this year's renowned Centro do Rock Festival which showcases the finest talent amongst Brazilian arts. October 2018 will see the band supporting the mighty Eyehategod in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Basalt's first rite for Ritual Productions will be released in 2019 with more details to follow shortly. Stay tuned for updates! Link

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