French black metal institution MERRIMACK to tour the US for the first time this November/December!

French black metal institution and MORIBUND recording artists MERRIMACK are confirmed as support for the "U.S. Plague Tour 2009," which will feature headliners MARDUK and also NACHTMYSTIUM, MANTIC RITUAL, and on select dates BLACK ANVIL. This tour will be MERRIMACK's first (and highly anticipated) performances on American soil, all in support of new album Grey Rigorism, released just this week in North America by MORIBUND.


Sydney Australia-based extreme metal act THE AMENTA will join VADER, DECREPIT BIRTH, WARBRINGER, AUGURY, S.W.W.A.A.T.S. on “Monsters Of Death Tour” presented by Decibel Magazine.  “Monsters of Death Tour” kicks off on November 4 in Baltimore, Maryland and will run for 38 dates across North America, also marking the first North American tour for THE AMENTA.  


DARK CASTLE Northeastern Excursions

St. Augustine, Florida's super-doom duo DARK CASTLE will be brining their slow-motion, cerebral onslaught to the Northeast this September. Several dates are still being locked down and will be finalized in the coming days.
9/05/2009 *TBA - Charlotte, NC
9/06/2009 Nara Sushi - Richmond, VA w/ Windhand, Akris
9/07/2009 Lit Lounge - New York, NY w/ The Body, Orphan, Malkuth

IN MOURNING Studio Update

Swedish melancholic metallers IN MOURNING recently entered Black Lounge Studio (Scar Symmetry, Carnal Forge, Steel Attack etc.) with producer/producer Jonas Kjellgren (Carnal Forge, Centinex etc.) to begin work on the follow-up to their successful debut release Shrouded Divine.

New PELICAN Song Posted

PELICAN have posted a new track from their upcoming album on their official MySpace page:
The song, entitled "Strung Up From The Sky", is one of the eight tracks encompassing the band's upcoming full-length What We All Come To Need, being released on October 27th, their first for Southern Lord Recordings.

Malfeitor – Incubus (2009)


After their amazing debut album “Unio Mystica Maxima”, Malfeitor is back with their aggressive raw Black Metal. Featuring M. Fabban of Aborym on bass and vocals you can start to imagine what to expect from this band.

This Italian five-piece have been around only since 2006, and since their first release they have been turning heads. The band has managed to create an astounding combination of old school Swedish and Norwegian Black Metal that is very grim and raw.

Dark Celebration - Phlegeton: The Transcendence Of Demon Lords (2009)


Dark Celebration is an old school Death/Black Metal band from Brazil that is trying to keep the style alive. “Phlegeton….” marks their second full length album but strangely enough it’s only 30 minutes long.

The band’s style is very reminiscent of early Morbid Angel and to me it sounds very similar to The Chasm. The band tries to bring back that old school style that I haven’t heard in a while, and they do so to some extent.


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