AZAGHAL finish new album for MORIBUND

Finnish black metal legends AZAGHAL have finished recording the follow-up to their highly acclaimed 2008 album, Omega. The upcoming album, titled Teraphim, will again be released by MORIBUND and should be out during this Summer. Artwork is done by Eelco Duppen (Graveland, Wyrd, Azaghal).

The full tracklisting for Teraphim (with English translations) is as follows:

New SKYFIRE song to be premiered next week

Swedish progressive death metallers SKYFIRE will premiere the song “Esoteric” on The Entropy League podcast via METAL INJECTION’s podcast network on Monday May 11th. The track comes off of both the band’s Esoteric full-length due out in August/September and the still-to-be-announced digital EP due out in June/July. The podcast will be available at on May 11th.

IN MOURNING Signs To Pulverised Records

Touted as one of the Swedish metal scene's most promising new comers, Pulverised is pleased to announce the signing of melancholic metallers IN MOURNING for a two-album deal. The band has commenced work on their still-untitled second album and will once again enter Black Lounge Studio (Scar Symmetry, Carnal Forge, Steel Attack etc) with producer/engineer Jonas Kjellgren.

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM - headlining North American tour

More dates have been added to WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM's headlining North American tour, which begins next week. The most recent shows added include Boise, Salt Lake City, Buffalo, Wilkes-Barre, New Orleans and Austin. The band will be showcasing new material from their acclaimed Black Cascade release. The band will be joined by Thrones, A Storm of Light, Krallice and more for much of the tour, make a stop at the Baltimore Deathfest (co-headlining the 3-day event alongside Bolt Thrower, Napalm Death, Absu, Mayhem, Marduk and more), and even kicking off the tour with a show with Opeth and Enslaved. 

May 2009 Part 1

Quick Update

June issue is done, and will be uploaded latter next week, as of now you can enjoy some of the interviews we have for our June Edition

We are traveling in Europe so updating the site completly will take few days, sorry for the delay.

June Interviews

Interview With Eternal Tears Of Sorrow
Interview with IQ
Interview With Horde Of Hel
Interview With Ruins
Interview With Dodsferd


May issue marks the transition of Infernal Masquerade’s monthly issue format to a more dynamic and constantly updated bi-monthly update. At the beginning of the month we will publish all the interviews we receive and plenty of reviews, and around the middle of the month we will publish more reviews. This change was made in order to provide more content spread out through the month.

Also At the end of the month we will embark on our almost 2 month trek attending several European festivals and providing the best coverage for our readers. So if you or your band will be at: Wave Gotik Treffen, Hellfest or With Full Force, get in contact with us so you can submit your demo/album for us to review in the upcoming months. While we are away, we will still be constantly updating the website with features, reviews and small updates from our travels.

So please enjoy our interview selection of this month and our reviews. Also be prepared for our mid month update that will feature plenty of reviews. So please subscribe to our RSS feed to receive metal related news and updates as soon as we post them.

Table of contents for May 2009:


Dragonforce, Cynic and Dååth - April 19 2009, Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater

Interview with Agathodaimon
Interview with Centaurus-A Interview with Disgust
Interview with Emergency Gate
Interview with Gate Of Sorrow
Interview with Saga
Interview with Thee Orakle
Interview with Visions Of The Night
Interview with the the With Full Force Team


Album Reviews:

Archgoat - The Light-Devouring Darkness (2009)
Black Messiah – The First War of the World (2009)
Desire - Crowcifix (2009)
Dodsferd – Suicide and the Rest of Your Kind Will Follow (2009)
Doro – Fear No Evil (2009)
Ektomorf - What Doesn't Kill Me... (2009)
Elvenking - Two Tragedy Poets (...And a Caravan of Weird Figures) (2009)
Exilia - My Own Army (2009)
Fairyland - Score to a New Beginning (2009)
Hacride – Lazarus (2009)
Horde Of Hel – Blodskam (2009)
In Memorium – Lost To Antiquity (2009)
Jungle Rot - What Horrrors Await (2009)
Magica – Wolves & Witches (2009)
Ministry – Adios…Puta Madres (2009)
Old Wainds - Death Nord Kult (2009)
Ruins – Cauldron (2009)
Saga - The Human Condition (2009)
Shakra – Everest (2009)
Sons of Seasons - Gods Of Vermin (2009)
Tankard – Thirst (2009)
The Gathering - The West Pole (2009)
The Legion – A Bliss To Suffer (2009)
The New Black – The New Black (2009)

Live Reviews:

Dragonforce, Cynic and Dååth - April 19 2009, Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater

Thanks for everybody's help in making this issue possible, and expect more and better things for next month's edition!.


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