Monday, January 23, 2023

SHORES OF NULL release brand new music video for "The Last Flower"!

Photo by Arianna Savo

Italian doom metal outfit Shores Of Null is gearing up for the release of the band's highly anticipated new album "The Loss of Beauty", which will be coming out on March 24th via Spikerot Records. "The Loss of Beauty" is Shores Of Null’s fourth album and follows the acclaimed "Beyond The Shores (On Death And Dying)", unanimously considered by fans and critics as one of the doom metal gems of recent years. Both albums were recorded between 2019 and early 2020, and although "The Loss of Beauty" was initially conceived as the band’s third album, "Beyond The Shores" took its place as it better reflected the doom and gloom sentiment of the "annus horribilis" 2020.


Across 11 tracks (plus two bonus tracks), Shores Of Null once again submerges listeners with tempestuous and turbulent riffs. The band continues to hone its sound and take its melancholic dark metal to new heights by mastering an assorted palette of genres with inbred poignancy. The lyrics celebrate beauty in imperfection and transience and are meant to be an invitation to seek beauty in little things, especially those unexpected and ephemeral.


After the previously released first single "Nothing Left To Burn", the band follows up today with a brand new music video for "The Last Flower", directed by Sanda Movies. 


Watch the video here:



 Vocalist Davide Straccione on "The Last Flower":

"This song has, in my opinion, one of the best choruses of the album, and I also feel very connected to the lyrics. I pictured a future where everything is dying and there’s but a flower left alive in this world that must be saved at all costs, even with our own life if it means saving our future. It’s a metaphor that encloses the main theme in ‘The Loss Of Beauty’, which is preserving beauty no matter what. It is a reminder that everything is ephemeral."



"The Loss of Beauty" is dark and heavy, tinged with feelings of despair and melancholy. An album not to be missed and highly recommended for all fans of Amorphis, Enslaved, and Paradise Lost.

The album was recorded by Marco "Cinghio" Mastrobuono at Kick Recording Studio (Hour Of Penance, Inno, Fleshgod Apocalypse). Cover artwork by Sabrina Caramanico.


"The Loss of Beauty" is available for pre-order HERE and will be available in the following formats:

- CD Digipak
- LP 'WOE' (Oxblood Red)
- LP 'EPHEMERAL' (Transparent Red/Silver Galaxy ) - Spikerot exclusive, limited to 100 hand-numbered copies
- T-Shirt/Tank Tops/Longsleeve/Hoodie
- Bundles






Shores of Null on tour with Swallow The Sun, Draconian and Avatarium:
02/04/2023 - Parkteatret (Oslo/Norway)
03/04/2023 - Valand Gothenburg/Sweden)
04/04/2023 - Pumpehuset (Copenhagen/Danemark)
05/04/2023 - HeadCrash (Hamburg/Germany)
06/04/2023 - Doornroosje (Nijmegen/NL)
07/04/2023 - Het Entrpot (Brugge/Belgium)
08/04/2023 - Rebellion (Manchester/UK)
09/04/2023 - Slay (Glasgow/UK)
10/04/2023 - The Limelight (Belfast/Ireland)
11/04/2023 - Whelan's (Dublin/Ireland)
12/04/2023 - The Underworld Camden (London/UK)
13/04/2023 - Essigfabrik (Koln/Germany)
14/04/2023 - Matrix (Bochum/Germany)
15/04/2023 - Colos-Saal (Aschaffenburg/Germany)
16/04/2023 - Im Wizemann (Stuggart/Germany)
17/04/2023 - Le Grillen (Colmar/France)
18/04/2023 - O'Sullivans Backstage By The Mill (Paris/France)
19/04/2023 - Le Ferrailleur (Nantes/France)
20/04/2023 - Le Rex De Toulouse (Tolouse/France)
21/04/2023 - Sala Changó (Madrid/Spain)
22/04/2023 - Sala Bóveda (Barcelona/Spain)
23/04/2023 - La Secret Place (Saint Jean De Védas/France)
24/04/2023 - CCO Jean-Pierre Lachaize (Lyon/France)
25/04/2023 - Legend Club (Milano/Italy)
26/04/2023 - Orto Bar (Lubiana/Slovenia)
27/04/2023 - Konzerthaus Schüür (Lucerna/Swisse)
28/04/2023 - Undertown (Meyrin Canton Ginevra/Swisse)
29/04/2023 - Caves du Manoir (Martigny/Swisse)
30/04/2023 - Backstage (Munich/Germany)
01/05/2023 - Dürer Kert (Budapest/Hungary)
02/05/2023 - Viper Room (wien/Austria)
03/05/2023 - Futurum Music Bar (Praga/Czech Republic)
04/05/2023 - Hole44 (Berlin/Germany)
05/05/2023 - Drizzly Grizzly (Danzica/Poland)
06/05/2023 - U Bazyla (Poznan/Poland)
07/05/2023 - UT Connewitz (Lipsia/Germania)


01. Transitory

02. Destination Woe

03. The Last Flower

04. Darkness Won't Take Me

05. Nothing Left To Burn

06. Old Scars

07. The First Son

08. A Nature In Disguise

09. My Darkest Years

10. Fading As One

11. A New Death Is Born


Bonus Tracks (CD and digital only)

12. Underwater Oddity

13. Blazing Sunlight


Davide Straccione - Vocals
Gabriele Giaccari - Guitars
Raffaele Colace - Guitars
Matteo Capozucca - Bass
Emiliano Cantiano - Drums

For more info visit:


PR Contact:

Dominik Goncalves dos Reis



Belgian progressive metal band Queen Golem releases a new single called “Guidance by Light”....!!! R


The Belgian progressive metal band Queen Golem releases a new single called “Guidance by Light”.


Queen Golem is a progressive metal band hailing from Roeselare, Belgium. Formed in late 2019, the band quickly made a name for themselves with their unique blend of technical musicianship and emotive songwriting.

Since their formation Queen Golem has released one full-length album, "Nomadic" end of 2021, showcasing their skill in crafting complex and dynamic songs that seamlessly blend elements of metal, prog, and rock. With their energetic live performances and passionate dedication to their craft, the band has earned a dedicated fanbase and critical acclaim.

Their musical style can be defined as progressive metal with a mix of some technical and experimental elements, along with a touch of ambient. They have a unique way of storytelling in their lyrics that match with their music.

With their new release "Guidance by Light" on Friday, January 20th, an era with singer Simon Clement comes to an end, as he wishes to explore other paths in the music world.

Overall, Queen Golem is a band that will continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in heavy music, and their constantly evolving sound and dynamic live shows make them a must-see for fans of progressive metal.

Vocals & Lyrics Simon Clement

Drums Siebe Vanderheere

Bass Glenn D’Hondt

Guitars Jonas Vandewalle


From feelings of insecurity and struggle to a desire for guidance, "Guidance by Light" tackles universal themes with raw emotion and powerful imagery. The song speaks to the human experience of feeling trapped and inadequate, as well as the fear of the unknown and the search for support in difficult times. With its evocative lyrics and emotive delivery, "Guidance by Light" is a must-listen for anyone who has ever struggled and sought guidance in their own life.

On Spotify: 

Märvel to release "Double Decade" vinyl compilation; New single "Catch 22" out now!

As part of their 20th anniversary celebrations, Swedish power trio Märvel will release the double vinyl compilation "Double Decade" in the beginning of 2023. Packed with Märvel’s patented take on high-octane and super catchy rock’n’roll, the double vinyl contains Märvel's greatest hits, previously impossible to get B-sides, and rare tracks, all newly mastered by Magnus Lindberg (The Hellacopters, Imperial State Electric, Cult Of Luna, The Datsuns, Tribulation, Lucifer). 


The compilation also includes two brand new, previously unreleased songs, mixed by Robert Pehrsson (Dundertåget, Death Breath, Robert Pehrsson's Humbucker). One of these new tracks is called "Catch 22" and is released as a digital single on the 20th of January.


Listen to "Catch 22" via your favorite streaming platform or right here:



Märvel on "Catch 22": 

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try you end up with your beard in the mailbox or pants down to your ankles with a school-bus full of idiots laughing at you. You just cant win. And even more sometimes, youre in a relationship where you cant stand each other but still cant exist without each other.

Catch 22 was recorded during the studio sessions for the album Graces Came With Malice. We felt it didnt quite fit the theme of the album but it was still a strong song that we wanted to highlight in a special way. By including it in Double Decade were looking backwards and forwards at the same time. Like a rear-view mirror facing forwards.



The double vinyl "Double Decade" will be available in two different set of colors, one containing 2x transparent clear vinyl, and the other containing one transparent orange and one transparent purple vinyl. Both versions come in a luxurious gatefold with an exclusive booklet. "Double Decade" will be released on The Sign Records on February 24, 2023, and can be pre-ordered now. The album is available for pre-order through Bandcamp or at THIS LOCATION


Märvel are:

The King - Guitars, Lead Vocals

The Vicar - Drums

The Burgher - Bass

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PR Contact:
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Dutch Modern Old-School Metal band THE UNSLAIN releases new single + music video ‘(In) Hell I Am’


(Photo credit: Marco Teunissen)

The promising Dutch metal band THE UNSLAIN is back! With their brand new single ‘(In Hell I Am)’, the four-piece showcases their ability to combine the finest of the classic 80’ Heavy Metal with nowadays Modern Metal creating a crushing new sound they’d like to call Modern Old-School Metal.

The Unslain is:

Jeroen Hermsen (Guitar & lead vocals)

Bart Foppes (Guitar & screams)

Luc Builtjes (Bass)

Indy Wessels (Drums)

(In) Hell I Am

Through the storms of the heart

Norwegian Black/Viking Metallers UBUREN Release New Album ''Usurp The Throne''!

The Norwegian black/viking metal act UBUREN has released the new album “Usurp The Throne”, following the successful And The Mountains Weepreleased in 2019. The album is available as vinyl, digipak, streaming, and digital download via Dusktone.

Watch the video of the song “When The River Breaks” on the label’s YouTube channel!

Usurp The Throne” is composed of eight tracks, united by a vision of God as a being who deceives through false prophecies and who enjoys playing with the destinies of men, rather than worrying about the pain experienced by them. UBUREN observes the passage of time, of what has been and what will be. This is represented as a river soaked in blood, of that sin that cannot be removed from one's souls - the sin that is passed on from father to son, because "none is forgotten, none is forgiven".

For the band, Ragnarok is the final solution to overthrow God - the Usurper of the Throne - and erase the men’s eternal suffering. “Usurp The Throne” is a purifying fire made of torn voices and destructive riffs, ideal for fans of bands like Satyricon, Khold, Kampfar, and Enslaved.

Usurp The Throne” was produced by Uburen. Recorded at Fuck It I’ll Do It Myself Studio. Mixed and mastered by Ask Kjetilson. Artwork by Bharaduur. All music and lyrics by Uburen.

Buy, stream, and download “Usurp The Throne” on:

Dusktone Bandcamp:


Apple Music:


1. Ein Død Manns Drøm (2:28)

2. Harken Now (4:30)

3. When The River Breaks (4:51)

4. Usurpe The Throne (4:43)

5. Defiance Towards Futility (5:17)

6. Bring Forth Ragnarok (5:02)

7. None is Forgotten (3:44)

8. As Sorrow Turns to Hate (4:56)


Ask Kjetilson - Vocals, Guitars

Bior Kjetilson - Bass, Vocals

Wrage Steinarson - Drums

UBUREN Online:





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LANKESTER MERRIN: "Dark Mother Rises" to be released on March 24!


The second album by the German melodic metallers of LANKESTER MERRIN, entitled "Dark Mother Rises", will be released on 24th of March via Black Sunset/MDD! The album offers 9 powerful, mature melodic metal hymns, with razor-sharp riffs, great solos, and the incisive voice of Cat Rogers making almost every song a catchy one. If you already know the band from its previous album "Upon the Forgotten", you may be curious, because with "Dark Mother Rises" the band presents a successor, which documents an almost explosive development in all aspects and raises the band to a new quality level! Stay tuned - more info soon!  

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MINENWERFER set release date for new OSMOSE album

 Today, Osmose Productions announces March 10th as the international release date for Minenwerfer's highly anticipated fourth album, Feuerwalze, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.

A campaign started on July 1st, 1916. A campaign of muddy, rat-infested trenches, endless artillery barrages, and cracks of rifles in the distance. A campaign of unsettling night raids, close-quarters combat, and suffocating fumes of chlorine gas.

The sound of the treads of the first tanks grinding the bones of those long dead on the battlefield to dust and of the screams from no man's land of men bleeding out in the night from the previous day's failed offensive.

This is the soundtrack for that campaign. Welcome to the Somme.

First track premiere to be revealed shortly. Preorder link can be found HERE. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

Tracklisting for Minenwerfer's Feuerwalze
1. Cemetery Fields [6:07]
2. Feuerwalze [6:47]
3. Eternal Attrition [8:00]
4. Nachtschreck [7:50]
5. Sturmtruppen III (Sommekämpfer) [5:27]
6. Shrapnel Exsanguination [5:54]
7. Labyrinthine Trench Sectors [8:28]

Finnish Black Metal Legion Ondfødt Announces New Album; Releases First Single "Dödsrejson"!

April 28th will see the release of "Det Österbottniska Mörkret", the brand new album by Finnish black metal legion Ondfødt. Written in 2022, "Det Österbottniska Mörkret" is a bleak record, both lyric and sound wise. Hailing from Ostrobothnia, an area in western Finland with lots of urban legends and dark stories, this album is exploring the darkest side of Ostrobothnia, both lyrically and sonically.
"If you are from Ostrobothnia you will understand. The endless darkness during winter when the sun is barely going above the horizon. You will also understand the dark history of the witch hunt."
"Det Österbottniska Mörkret" is about all of that and going even deeper to the roots of all the evil spirits that lives in the area.


The album takes you through the dark history of murders and the darkest side of people driven by religion. And aswell the urban legends of the spirits and the evil creations that lives in the endless forsts of Ostrobothnia. And finally the album takes you through death itself with the song and first single "Dödsrejson".


Listen to the track here:



Ondfødt comments: "The song represents the idea of when you have given up on everything and waiting for moment when you are finally dead". 



Tracklist reads as follows:

01. Det Österbottniska Mörkret
02. Tvetalan
03. Furstins Tid
04. Tå Do Dör
05. Where Death Roams
06. Falskhejtins Folk
07. Själavandring
08. Höstfruktan
09. Dödsrejson
10. Tå Livi Bleknar


"Det Österbottniska Mörkret" was recorded at Wolfthrone Studios in September/October 2022.
Mixed and mastered by Owe Inborr. Guest contributions include Jacob Björnfot (KVAEN) and Mathias "Vreth" Lillmåns. Artwork by René Thuys. The album will be coming out on Black Lion Records and is now available for pre-order at THIS LOCATION





Ondfødt are:

Owe Inborr - Vocals, Guitar
Dario Kåll - Guitar
Joel Notkonen - Bass
Tommi Tuhkala - Drums


PR Contact:
Dominik Goncalves dos Reis