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A Colossal Weekend 2024

A Colossal Weekend 2024

A Colossal Weekend continues its reputation as the “Danish Roadburn” this year with a diverse catalogue of acts in the rock and metal sphere, focusing on the experimental and eclectic side of the heavy genres. The festival seems to still be in very healthy condition thankfully, selling out full festival tickets while also expanding the available stages this year with the appreciated return of the Lounge stage located at the very top of the Lille Vega staircase to have even more bands in and around the main stage, now clocking in a...

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Laceration announces new album: "I Erode"

Posted by AP on 19/06/24

Windsor, CA-based death and thrash metal fusionists Laceration will release their sophomore album “I Erode” via 20 Buck Spin on July 26th. It is built from the following tracks:


01. “Degradation”

02. “Excised”

03. “Sadistic Enthrallment”

04. “Vile Incarnate”

05. “Dreams of the Formless”

06. “Carcerality”

07. “Strangled by Hatred”

08. “Impaling Sorrow”

09. “I Erode”


You can view the art work and pre-order the record on a format of your choosing over at the label’s webstore, as well as Bandcamp, and then listen to the lead single “Excised” from it below.


Sløtface reveals details of new album "Film Buff"

Posted by AP on 19/06/24

Stavanger, Norway-resident pop punk outfit Sløtface has set September 27th as the official release date for their new full-length album “Film Buff”. It will be issued through Propeller Recordings and consists of the following songs:


01. “I Used to Be a Real Piece of Shit”

02. “Leading Man”

03. “Final Gørl”

04. “Ladies of the Fight”

05. “Lift Heavy”

06. “I Confess, I Guess”

07. “Charlie Calls”

08. “Tired Old Dog”

09. “The Great Escape”

10. “Quiet on Set”

11. “Impression of a Car Crash”


Pre-orders for the record do not appear to have been launched yet, but you can check out a lyric video for the first single “Ladies of the Fight” from it below.


D-A-D shares lyric video for new single "The Ghost"

Posted by AP on 19/06/24

D-A-D has shared a lyric video for their new single “The Ghost” below. It is featured on the Danish hard rock icons’ upcoming album “Speed of Darkness”, which is scheduled to land through Warner Music Denmark on October 04th, with more details still pending.


The band will also celebrate their 40th anniversary this year with a headlining concert at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen on November 01st. Tickets for that show are still available for purchase over at Ticketmaster.dk for between 340 and 610 DKK (+ fees), whilst more information can be found in the official Facebook event.


A complete overview of D-A-D’s upcoming European touring plans is listed on our dates page


Death By Gong to release "Descalator" in September

Posted by AP on 19/06/24

German post-punk / post-rock supergroup Death By Gong has revealed “Descalator” to be the title of their début album, which is set to be released by Crazysane Records on September 20th. It is assembled from the following tracks:


01. “Troy Toy”

02. “Until It Breaks”

03. “Heavy Air”

04. “Angel Cake”

05. “Everything Is Given”

06. “Negativity”

07. “Descalator”

08. “Noise Floor”

09. “Distant” (bonus)

10. “In Despair” (bonus)


Pre-orders for all formats of the record have been launched via the label’s webstore, where you can also peruse the artwork, while the official music video for the latest single “Heavy Air” is available for viewing below.


Apes drop lyric video for "Bottom Feeder"

Posted by AP on 19/06/24

Apes have dropped a lyric video for their cut “Bottom Feeder” online below. It is found on the Quebec, QC-based blackened grindcore faction’s newly arrived album “Penitence”, which came out last Friday, June 14th via Secret Swarm Records.


Oceanhoarse premieres music video for new song "Logos"

Posted by AP on 19/06/24

Helsinki, Finland-formed melodic death and groove metal crew Oceanhoarse has premiered the official music video for their new song “Logos” below. It is the second piece of material to emerge from the group since their latest full-length outing “Heads Will Roll”, which came out through Noble Demon and UCM.ONE in 2023.


New Anvil song "World of Fools" available for streaming

Posted by AP on 19/06/24

Anvil has made a new song called “World of Fools” available for streaming below. It resides on the Toronto, ON-born heavy and power metal stalwarts’ approaching album “One and Only”, which was detailed in our earlier news post and is due for arrival next Friday, June 28th via AFM Records.


Ankor unleashes new "Embers" video single

Posted by AP on 19/06/24

Tarragona, Spain-based alternative metal group Ankor has signed with UNFD, and to mark the occasion, they have unleashed a new video single dubbed “Embers”, which you can check out below. It is expected to feature on their eventual début album for the label.


Amarok debuts new track: "Legacy (XIII)"

Posted by AP on 19/06/24

Amarok has debuted a new track called “Legacy (XIII)” below. It appears on the Chico, CA-based doom and sludge metal ensemble’s impending album “Resilience”, which will be released next Friday, June 28th through Vendetta Records and Vulture Print, and the details surrounding which were listed in our earlier news story.


InTheosis shares first single: "Mysteria"

Posted by AP on 18/06/24

InTheosis — a new multinational progressive metal outfit uniting Extol’s frontman Peter Espevoll and the Australian producer Jon Reichardt — has shared its first single “Mysteria” below. It is expected to feature on their eventual début album, the details around which are yet to be disclosed.


Hexvessel lifts veil on European tour in October & November

Posted by AP on 18/06/24

Tampere, Finland-based psychedelic neofolk ensemble Hexvessel have lifted the veil on a European tour this coming autumn, with Sum Of R providing support, and their itinerary includes a headlining concert at Stengade in Copenhagen on October 29th.


Tickets for the show are available for purchase over at Billetto.dk for 145 DKK (+ fees), whilst more information can be found in the official Facebook event.


Here’s how the complete routing for the trek itself pans out:


October 23rd - Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, GER

October 24th - Soltmann, Leipzig, GER

October 25th - Atelier 210, Brussels, BEL

October 26th - Backstage by the Mill, Paris, FRA

October 27th - Samhain Festival, Maastricht, NLD

October 28th - Hafenklang, Hamburg, GER

October 29th - Stengade, Copenhagen, DEN

October 30th - Abyss, Gothenburg, SWE

October 31st - Goldie, Oslo, NOR

November 01st - Hush Hush, Gothenburg, SWE

November 02nd - Hus 7, Stockholm, SWE


Hexvessel released their latest, black metal flavoured studio album “Polar Veil” through Svart Records in 2023, and you can watch the official music video for the track “A Cabin in Montana” from it below.


Dååth premieres "Deserving of the Grave" music video

Posted by AP on 18/06/24

Dååth has premiered the official music video for “Deserving of the Grave”, featuring a guest appearance from the guitar virtuoso Jeff Loomis, and you can watch it below. The track is taken from the Atlanta, GA-resident progressive death and groove metal group’s latest studio album “The Deceivers”, which came out through Metal Blade Records last month.


Chaosbay to release "Are You Afraid?" in September

Posted by AP on 18/06/24

Berlin, Germany-based metalcore outfit Chaosbay has set September 13th as the official release date for their new full-length album “Are You Afraid?”. It will be issued through Circular Wave and comprises the following tracks:


01. “Are You Afraid?”

02. “Maniac in the Mirror”

03. “The Way to Hell”

04. “Eye for an Eye”

05. “Psycho”

06. “Don’t Kill Me”

07. “From Solider to Prophet to Sinner”

08. “Money” (feat. We Are Pigs)

09. “Nostalgia”

10. “Phantom Heart”

11. “Bigger than You”


Pre-orders for all formats of the effort have been launched via this link, which will also reveal the artwork, whilst the official music video for the latest single “Maniac in the Mirror” is available for viewing below.


Feral unleashes new track: "Stripped of Flesh"

Posted by AP on 18/06/24

Feral has unleashed a new track dubbed “Stripped of Flesh”, which you can listen to below. It offers a taste of the Skellefteå, Sweden-born death metal horde’s next studio album “To Usurp the Thrones”, which is expected to arrive later this year via Transcending Obscurity Records. More details regarding the effort are still pending.


Imperial Triumphant announces summer European touring plans

Posted by AP on 18/06/24

New York City, NY’s avant-garde black metal mystics Imperial Triumphant have announced their summer European touring plans, and they include a headlining concert at Basement in Copenhagen on August 05th.


Tickets for that show are available for purchase over at Billetto.dk for 130 DKK (+ fees), whilst more details can be found in the official Facebook event.


Here’s how the trek itself pans out:


August 02nd - Off Festival, Katowice, POL

August 03rd - Lagerhaus, Bremen, GER

August 05th - Basement, Copenhagen, DEN

August 07th - Naumanns, Leipzig, GER

August 08th - Privatclub, Berlin, GER

August 09th - Brutal Assault, Jaromer, CZE

August 11th - Halle02, Heidelberg, GER

August 13th - Phenomenon, Fontaneto d’Agogna, ITA

August 14th - Petit Bain, Paris, FRA

August 15th - dB’s, Utrecht, NLD

August 17th - ArcTanGent, Bristol, UK


Imperial Triumphant released their latest studio album “Spirit of Ecstasy” through Century Media in 2022, and you can watch the official music video for the track “Merkurius Gilded” from it below.


Wardruna shares live clip featuring "Grá" performance

Posted by AP on 18/06/24

Wardruna has shared a live clip featuring a performance of their track “Grá” below. The footage for it was filmed at the Oden of Herodes within the Greek monument of Acropolis in Athens in 2023. The song itself is found on the Norwegian ambient, ritual neofolk ensemble’s latest studio album “Kvitravn”, which came out through By Norse Music in 2021 and was reviewed by us here.


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