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Best Music Of 2021

Best Music Of 2021

As is customary each year, music magazines across the globe gather around and form an arbitrary ranking of the best music released that year. Since music is largely a matter of taste, no magazine typically agrees, not necessarily even internally on what is the best album, the second best album, and so forth. So here at Rockfreaks.net we have always taken a different approach: we think it's far more important to try to capture all relevant albums from a given year of release that will have some significance a few years down the line...

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Mono's upcoming Danish concert postponed until August

Posted by AP on 28/01/22

Japanese post-rock / shoegaze icons Mono have postponed their upcoming European tour with A.A.Williams, and while the full itinerary for the trek is yet to be revealed, it has been confirmed that the Danish stop of the trek will now take place on August 23rd instead of February 12th.


The show is booked for Pumpehuset in Copenhagen and there are more tickets available for purchase for it here for 200 DKK (+ fees). Further details can be found in the official Facebook event.


Mono released a new studio album titled “Pilgrimage of the Soul” through Pelagic Records and Temporary Residence Ltd. last year, and you can watch a short film featuring the track “Riptide” from it below.


Hell Militia to release "Hollow Void" in March

Posted by AP on 28/01/22

Parisian black metal group Hell Militia will release “Hollow Void” — their first new album in a decade — through Season of Mist Underground Activists on March 18th. It is built from the following songs:


01. “Lifeless Light”

02. “Genesis Undone”

03. “Dust of Time”

04. “Within the Maze”

05. “Hollow Void”

06. “The Highest Fall”

07. “Kingdoms Scorched”

08. “Veneration”

09. “Corruption Rejoice”


You can check out the artwork and pre-order the record on physical formats here or pre-save it on digital streaming platforms here, and then watch a lyric video for the latest single “Dust of Time” from it below.


Winter Metal Magic fills in missing slots in 2022 line-up

Posted by AP on 28/01/22

Winter Metal Magic has filled in the empty slots on its 2022 line-up after a number of artists were initially forced to pull out due to the festival’s postponement until the autumn. The new and re-confirmed additions are:


Arcturus (no)

Craft (se)

Dødheimsgard (no)

Gorgoroth (no)


The festival will take place at Eksercerhuset in Fredericia, Denmark on October 21st and October 22nd and there are still tickets available for purchase here for 666 DKK (+ fees). More information can be found in the official Facebook event.


Meshuggah reveals details of new album "Immutable"

Posted by AP on 28/01/22

Swedish progressive metal / djent pioneers Meshuggah have revealed more details about their upcoming album “Immutable”, which is due to arrive via Atomic Fire Records on April 01st. It is built from these tracks:


01. “Broken Cog”

02. “The Abysmal Eye”

03. “Light the Shortening Fuse”

04. “Phantoms”

05. “Ligature Marks”

06. “God He Sees in Mirrors”

07. “They Move Below”

08. “Kaleidoscope”

09. “Black Cathedral”

10. “I Am That Thirst”

11. “The Faultless”

12. “Armies of the Preposterous”

13. “Past Tense”


The first single, “The Abysmal Eye”, has made its premiere and can be heard below, while pre-orders for all formats of the record are now available via this link.


FM to release "Thirteen" in May

Posted by AP on 28/01/22

London, United Kingdom-resident classic hard rock veterans FM will release a new studio album called “Thirteen” via Frontiers Music on March 18th. It comprises the following tracks:


01. “Shaking the Tree”

02. “Waiting on Love”

03. “Talk Is Cheap”

04. “Turn This Car Around”

05. “Love and War”

06. “Long Road Home”

07. “Be Lucky”

08. “Every Man Needs a Woman”

09. “Just Got Started”

10. “Fight Fire with Fire”

11. “Be True to Yourself”


Pre-orders for all formats of the record have been launched over at this location, where you can also check out the artwork, while the official music video for the latest single “Waiting on Love” is available for watching below.


New Hällas album "Isle of Wisdom" set to arrive in April

Posted by AP on 28/01/22

Swedish classic hard rock outfit Hällas will release a new studio album titled “Isle of Wisdom” through Napalm Records on April 08th. It consists of these songs:


01. “Birth / Into Darkness”

02. “Advent of Dawn”

03. “Earl’s Theme”

04. “The Inner Chamber”

05. “Elusion’s Gate”

06. “Gallivants (Of Space)”

07. “Stygian Depths”

08. “The Wind Carries the Word”


You can view the artwork and pre-order the record on a format of your choosing here, and then watch the official music video for the latest single “Earl’s Theme” from it below.


Danish fans can look forward to watching the band live at Copenhell this coming summer, where they are scheduled to perform on Friday, June 17th. There is still a limited number of one-day tickets available for purchase for that particular day over at Ticketmaster.dk, while further details are available in the official Facebook event.


Life Awaits posts music video for new single "Dead End"

Posted by AP on 28/01/22

Beijing, China-resident post-hardcore ensemble Life Awaits have posted the official music video for their new single “Dead End” below. It is the third piece of material to be released by the group since their latest studio album “Fluorescent”, which came out in 2019, and is expected to feature on the eventual follow-up to that effort.


Cabin Boy Jumped Ship to release "Sentiments" in May

Posted by AP on 28/01/22

Leicester, United Kingdom’s electronica-infused metalcore unit Cabin Boy Jumped Ship will release a new album titled “Sentiments” through AFM Records on May 27th. It includes the following songs:


01. “Sentiments”

02. “Demons”

03. “War”

04. “Golden”

05. “Ghosts”

06. “Deluded”

07. “Suffering”

08. “Cure”

09. “Low”

10. “Survivor”

11. “Smile”


You can inspect the artwork and pre-order the effort on various formats over at this location, where you can also inspect the artwork, while the official music video for the latest single “Demons” is available for watching below.


Joshua Travis premieres new single: "Web of Lies"

Posted by AP on 27/01/22

Joshua Travis — the guitarist of Emmure and also formerly of The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza — has signed with SharpTone Records for the release of his début solo album, and while more information about it is still pending, you can listen to the newly premiered first single “Web of Lies”, featuring guest appearances from Monuments’ vocalist Andy Cizek and The Helix Nebula’s guitarist Stephen Taranto, off the effort below. Brace yourself for some heavy, dissonant metalcore:


Sakis Tolis posts music video for "Among the Fires of Hell" single

Posted by AP on 27/01/22

Rotting Christ frontman Sakis Tolis will release a new solo album titled “Among the Fires of Hell” independently later this year, and while more details about it are still pending, you can get a taste of it by checking out the official music video for the titular lead single from it below.


Shape Of Despair drops new track: "Forfeit"

Posted by AP on 27/01/22

Helsinki, Finland’s funeral doom metal group Shape Of Despair have dropped a new track called “Forfeit” online below. It is taken from their approaching album “Return to the Void”, which will be released by Season of Mist on February 22nd and the details of which were revealed in our earlier news story.


AngelMaker announces new album: "Sanctum"

Posted by AP on 27/01/22

Vancouver, BC-born deathcore mob AngelMaker have revealed March 11th to be the official release date for their new studio album “Sanctum”. It will be issued through Blood Blast Distribution and is built from the following songs:


01. “Slaughter”

02. “Creators Conscience”

03. “Eating the Body of God”

04. “Effulgence”

05. “Vengeance”

06. “Gutless”

07. “The Great Grey Flame”

08. “What I Would Give”

09. “Oppressive Control”

10. “Lazarus”

11. “The Weight”

12. “Wither” (feat. Misstiq)

13. “Bloom”

14. “Exit Signs”


Pre-orders for all formats of the record have been launched over at this location, where you can also check out the artwork, while the previously premiered, official music video for the track “Exit Signs” from it is available for watching below.


Danish fans will have a chance to see the band live at Hotel Cecil in Copenhagen on January 29th, 2023, supporting Shadow Of Intent alongside Aversions Crown and The Last Ten Seconds Of Life. There are still tickets available for purchase for the show via Ticketmaster.dk for 220 DKK (+ fees), while further details can be sourced from the official Facebook event.


The concert is part of a larger European tour, the complete routing for which is visible in our dates section.


New Arch Enemy album "Deceivers" set to arrive in July

Posted by AP on 27/01/22

Swedish melodic death metal stalwarts Arch Enemy will release their 11th studio album “Deceivers” through Century Media on July 29th, the band has announced. It includes the following tracks:


01. “Handshake with Hell”

02. “Deceiver, Deceiver”

03. “In the Eye of the Storm”

04. “The Watcher”

05. “Poisoned Arrow”

06. “Sunset over the Empire”

07. “House of Mirrors”

08. “Spreading Black Wings”

09. “Mourning Star”

10. “One Last Time”

11. “Exiled from Earth”


Pre-orders for all formats of the record, as well as the next single “Handshake with Hell”, are set to be launched next Friday, February 04th. Until then, you can watch or re-watch the official music video for the latest single “House of Mirrors” below.


Danish fans can look forward to watching the group live in a co-headlining setup with Behemoth at the Forum Black Box in Frederiksberg on November 05th, plus Carcass and Unto Others providing support. There are still tickets available for purchase here for 545 DKK (+ fees), while further information about the show can be found in the official Facebook event.


The concert belongs to a larger European tour, the full itinerary for which is listed on our dates page.


Shining (Norway) shares new video single: "KMA (Kiss My Ass)"

Posted by AP on 27/01/22

Norwegian ‘blackjazz’-turned-sleaze rock group Shining have shared a new video single titled “KMA (Kiss My Ass)” and you can check it out below. It is unknown whether or not it signals the imminent arrival of a new record from the band, however.


Darkness Everywhere streaming new single: "The Grand Impact"

Posted by AP on 27/01/22

Darkness Everywhere have made a new single called “The Grand Impact”, featuring a guest appearance by Darkest Hour’s vocalist John Henry, available for streaming below. The song lives on the Oakland, CA-based melodic death metal outfit’s approaching début EP “The Seventh Circle”, which was detailed in our previous news article and will arrive via Creator-Destructor Records on February 25th.


Famyne to release "II: The Ground Below" in May

Posted by AP on 27/01/22

Canterbury, United Kingdom’s doom metal ensemble Famyne will release their sophomore album “II: The Ground Below” through Svart Records on May 13th. It consists of the following tracks:


01. “Defeated”

02. “Solid Earth”

03. “Gone”

04. “A Submarine”

05. “Babylon”

06. “Once More”

07. “The Ai”

08. “For My Sins”


You can view the artwork and pre-order the record on physical formats via the label’s webstore, and then watch the official music video for the lead single “For My Sins” below.


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