Tag Archives: Doom Metal

Metal Review: Conan: Blood Eagle (2014)

Conan Blood Eagle

Liverpool, England’s Conan are back with their sophomore effort, “Blood Eagle,” their follow-up to 2012′s “Monnos.” As you would expect from a band like Conan, their sophomore release is a heavy, doom-laden collection of songs that pull no punches. The grimy, sludgy sound gets no cleaner as the album pushes on and that is what

Metal Review: Landskap: I (2014)

Landskap I

London, England’s Landskap is a band that has only been around for two years, but the members themselves are veterans to the genre hailing from bands such as Fen, Pantheist, Centurions Ghost and more. The band plays a style of doom metal/psychedelic rock that works very well on their debut effort, “I.” The album only

Grand Magus Streaming New Song Triumph and Power

Grand Magus

Sweden’s Grand Magus has unveiled the title track off of their upcoming release, “Triumph and Power,” being released on January 31, 2014 (Europe), February 3, 2014 (UK) and February 4, 2014 (US) via Nuclear Blast Records. Please upgrade your browser

Moonspell Announce North American Tour Dates

Moonspell North American Tour Dates

Portuguese melodic death metal giants Moonspell have announced their return the U.S and Canada starting in January. The band will be headlining the America Noir Tour with support provided by Napalm Records label-mates Leaves’ Eyes and Atrocity. Moonspell American Tour Dates: January 31 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room February 3 – Ft Worth,

Metal Review: Vastum: Patricidal Lust (2013)

Vastum Patricidal Lust

While San Francisco death metal outfit Vastum has just one album to their name, 2011′s “Carnal Law,” they have plenty of experience behind them consisting of members from Acephalix and Hammers of Misfortune. With their sophomore effort, “Patricidal Lust,” they are doing more of the same damage that their debut did. The down-tuned death metal

Metal Review: Kuolemanlaakso: Musta Aurinko Nousee (2013)

Kuolemanlaakso Musta Aurinko Nousee

Finnish death/doom metal newcomers Kuolemanlaakso (translated to “Death Valley”) burst onto the scene last year with the release of “Uljas Uusi Maailma” and for good reason. After a homeland tour and a performance at the 2013 Tuska Open Air Festival, Kuolemanlaakso laid down some tracks, some of which were used for the “Musta Aurinko Nousee”

Candlemass Performing Entire Ancient Dreams Album in Sweden

Candlemass Ancient Dreams

Swedish doom metal legends Candlemass will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their third album, “Ancient Dreams,” with a special live concert on December 28, 2013 at Debaser Medis in Stockholm, Sweden. The album, which was originally released in 1988, has been hailed as a classic and will be performed in its entirety by Candlemass. Please

Metal Review: Saint Vitus: C.O.D. (2013 Reissue)

Saint Vitus C.O.D.

Early doom pioneers Saint Vitus have reissued two of their long overlooked classics, “C.O.D.” and “Die Healing” through Season of Mist. Many call Saint Vitus the godfathers of doom metal and they may not be entirely mistaken. I will always look to Black Sabbath as being the true originators of one of the heaviest forms

Metal Review: Secrets of the Sky: To Sail Black Waters (2013)

Secrets of the Sky To Sail Black Waters

Oakland, California’s Secrets of the Sky makes a splash onto the metal scene with their debut full-length release “To Sail Black Waters.” Containing only 4 tracks, the album still runs approximately 40 minutes with the tracks ranging in running time from almost 8 minutes to almost 13 minutes. Secrets of the Sky leans towards the

Metal Review: Argus: Beyond the Martyrs (2013)

U.S. doom metal outfit Argus is back with their third release, “Beyond the Martyrs,” and with it, we can even more of an extension to their sound from 2011′s “Boldly Stride the Doomed.” “Beyond the Martyrs” has an October 1, 2013 release date in North America and October 7, 2013 release date in the UK.