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Looking back at the decade gone by, it's best to remind ourselves of the musical landscape we were dealing with as the fireworks went off ten years ago. It was the last surviving breaths of emo in its modern, Kerrang!-infused form, which had seen the genre painted as one wearing skinny jeans and eyeliner while sporting a multi-colored, funky haircut in the process throughout the decade. Bands like Fall Out Boy and Panic! At The Disco, not to even mention My Chemical Romance had either written themselves into irrelevancy or were in sev...

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Psycroptic premieres "The Watcher of All" music video

Posted by AP on 26/11/20

Hobart, Australia-resident technical death metal unit Psycroptic have premiered the official music video for their new single “The Watcher of All” online below. It serves as the title track on their upcoming EP, which Agonia and Prosthetic Records will have in stores tomorrow, November 27th. You can buy the record on a format of your choosing here.


Kvelertak pushes upcoming European touring plans to 2022

Posted by AP on 26/11/20

Once again, the Stavanger, Norway-born black’n’roll icons Kvelertak have decided to postpone their upcoming European touring plans, this time all the way to 2022.


This includes the concert that was supposed to take place at VoxHall in Århus on April 03rd; it will now happen on March 05th, 2022 instead. If you already have a ticket for the show, it remains valid — and there are more available over at the venue’s website for 225 DKK a piece. Additional information can be found in the official Facebook event.


It also affects the show that was supposed to happen at Kulturbolaget in Malmö on April 11th. That has been moved to March 08th, 2022 and the same ticket situation applies (click here to buy for 295 SEK (+fees)). More information can likewise be found in the official Facebook event.


Here’s how the complete routing for the tour now pans out the year after this coming one:


January 13th - Energimølla, Kongsberg, NOR

January 14th - Union Scene, Drammen, NOR

January 15th - Verket Scene, Moss, NOR

January 19th - Sort & Blå Scene, Porsgrunn, NOR

January 20th - Parkbiografen, Skien, NOR

January 21st - Artilleriverkstedet, Horten, NOR

January 22nd - Kick, Kristiansand, NOR

January 27th - Sentrum Scene, Oslo, NOR

January 28th - Sentrum Scene, Oslo, NOR

January 29th - Festiviteten, Hamar, NOR

February 02nd - USF Verftet, Bergen, NOR

February 03rd - Terminalen, Ålesund, NOR

February 04th - Studentersamfundet, Trondheim, NOR

February 05th - Studentersamfundet, Trondheim, NOR

February 08th - Meet Factory, Praha, CZE

February 10th - Szene, Wien, AUT

February 11th - Z7, Pratteln, CHE

February 12th - Backstage, München, GER

February 13th - Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, GER

February 14th - Patronaat, Haarlem, NLD

February 16th - Trix, Antwerpen, BEL

February 18th - Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK

February 19th - Academy 2, Manchester, UK

February 20th - SWX, Bristol, UK

February 22nd - Fvtvr, Paris, FRA

February 23rd - Metronum, Toulouse, FRA

February 25th - Razzmatazz, Madrid, ESP

February 27th - Kafé Antzokia, Bilbao, ESP

March 01st - Ninkasi Gerland, Lyon, FRA

March 02nd - Vaudeville, Lindau, GER

March 03rd - Matrix, Bochum, GER

March 05th - VoxHall, Århus, DEN

March 07th - Pustervik, Göteborg, SWE

March 08th - Kulturbolaget, Malmö, SWE

March 09th - Debaser, Stockholm, SWE

March 11th - Tavastia, Helsinki, FIN

March 12th - Klubi, Tampere, FIN

March 13th - Lutakko, Jyväskylä, FIN

March 16th - Sinus, Bodø, NOR

March 17th - Driv, Tromsø, NOR

March 18th - City Scene, Alta, NOR

March 19th - Kooperativet, Vadsø, NOR


Kvelertak originally lined up the trek to promote their latest album “Splid”, which came out via Rise Records earlier this year and was reviewed by us here. You can watch the official music video for the song “Crack of Doom” from it below.


Algiers postpones upcoming European tour

Posted by AP on 26/11/20

Atlanta, GA’s experimental rock group Algiers have been forced to postpone their upcoming European tour next year to the autumn due to the ongoing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


That of course includes the concert at Stengade in Copenhagen that was supposed to happen on February 02nd; it will now take place on October 26th instead and all tickets already purchased remain valid. There are also more tickets available over at Tikkio.com for 155 DKK a piece, while additional details can be found in the show’s official Facebook event.


Algiers released a new album titled “There Is No Year” through Matador Records earlier this year, and you can watch the official music video for the track “Void” from it below.


Dread Sovereign to release "Alchemical Warfare" in January

Posted by AP on 26/11/20

Dread Sovereign — the doom metal project of Primordial frontman Alan ‘Nemtheanga’ Averill — have set January 15th as the official release date for their third studio album “Alchemical Warfare” through Metal Blade Records. It consists of the following tracks:


01. “A Curse on Men”

02. “She Wolves of the Savage Season”

03. “The Great Beast We Serve”

04. “Nature Is the Devil’s Church”

05. “Her Master’s Voice”

06. “Viral Tomb”

07. “Devil’s Bane”

08. “Ruin upon the Temple Mount”

09. “You Don’tMove Me (I Don’t Give a Fuck)”


You can inspect the artwork and pre-order the record on all formats from the label’s webstore, while the first single, “Nature Is the Devil’s Church”, can be heard below.


(0) announces Copenhagen show in December

Posted by AP on 25/11/20

(0) — the Danish progressive extreme metal unit — will play at Stairway in Vanløse on December 19th, with support from Xenoblight.


Tickets can be purchased here for 107 DKK a piece, while more information is available in the official Facebook event.


(0) released their début album “SkamHan” through Napalm Records earlier this year, and you can watch the official music video for the track “Sortfugl” from it below.


Alkymist reveals headlining concert in Copenhagen in February

Posted by AP on 25/11/20

Copenhagen, Denmark-resident doom / sludge metal ensemble Alkymist have revealed a headlining concert at their hometown venue BETA on February 05th next year.


Tickets can be bought from Ticketmaster.dk for 120 DKK (+ fees), with additional details found in the official Facebook event.


The group is still in the process of promoting their latest album “Sanctuary”, which came out via Indisciplinarian earlier this year. You can listen to the track “The Dead” from it below.


Normandie postpones upcoming European tour

Posted by AP on 25/11/20

Örebro, Sweden-based post-hardcore outfit Normandie have decided to postpone their upcoming European tour with Thousand Below and Captives to the autumn next year.


That includes the Copenhagen show that was supposed to take place at Stengade on March 12th; it will now happen at Rust on October 08th instead. All tickets that have already been purchased remain valid and more will be made available soon — keep an eye on the official Facebook event for updates.


Here’s how the entire tour now pans out:


October 08th - Rust, Copenhagen, DEN

October 09th - headCRASH, Hamburg, GER

October 10th - Rock Café, Praha, CZE

October 11th - Feierwerk, München, GER

October 13th - Dürer Kert, Budapest, HUN

October 14th - Viper Room, Wien, AUT

October 15th - Zentral, Stuttgart, GER

October 16th - Volta, Köln, GER

October 17th - Bett, Frankfurt am Main, GER

October 18th - Backstage by the Mill, Paris, FRA

October 20th - Fleece, Bristol, UK

October 21st - Rebellion, Manchester, UK

October 22nd - Cathouse, Glasgow, UK

October 23rd - Joiners, Southampton, UK

October 24th - Powerhaus, London, UK

October 25th - Mama Roux’s, Birmingham, UK

October 27th - Naumanns, Leipzig, GER

October 28th - Sputnik Café, Münster, GER

October 29th - Dynamo, Eindhoven, NLD

October 30th - Patronaat, Haarlem, NLD

October 31st - Privatclub, Berlin, GER


Normandie recently premiered a new video single titled “Holy Water” and in case you missed it, you can check it out below.


Karnivool lines up European tour in 2021

Posted by AP on 25/11/20

Perth, Australia’s progressive rock group Karnivool have lined up a European tour in the autumn of 2021, and their itinerary includes a concert at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen on September 07th.


Tickets cost 200 DKK (+ fees) and will be released for sale at 10:00 a.m. this Friday, November 27th via Ticketmaster.dk, while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.


Here’s how the complete routing for the tour pans out:


September 07th - Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, DEN

September 08th - John Dee, Oslo, NOR

September 09th - Valand, Göteborg, SWE

September 10th - Nalen, Stockholm, SWE

September 11th - Kulturbolaget, Malmö, SWE

September 13th - Markthalle, Hamburg, GER

September 14th - Scala, London, UK

September 15th - Batschkapp, Frankfurt am Main, GER

September 17th - Huxleys, Berlin, GER

September 18th - Live Music Hall, Köln, GER

September 19th - Palác Akropolis, Praha, CZE

September 20th - Backstage Werk, München, GER

September 22nd - Bataclan, Paris, FRA

September 23rd - 013, Tilburg, NLD

September 25th - Institute, Birmingham, UK

September 26th - Stylus, Leeds, UK

September 27th - Garage, Glasgow, UK

September 29th - Academy 2, Manchester, UK

September 30th - Forum, London, UK

October 01st - SWX, Bristol, UK


Karnivool released their latest album “Asymmetry” through Cymatic and Density Records in 2013 — watch the official music video for the track “Eidolon” from it below.


Suffering Hour announces new album: "The Cyclic Reckoning"

Posted by AP on 24/11/20

Suffering Hour — the blackened death metal troop from Minneapolis, MN — will release a new album titled “The Cyclic Reckoning” through Profound Lore on February 19th next year. It consists of the following tracks:


01. “Strongholds of Awakening”

02. “Transcending Antecedent Visions”

03. “The Abrasive Black Dust II”

04. “Obscuration”

05. “The Foundations of Servitude”


Pre-orders will launch in early January and in the meanwhile, you can listen to the first single “Strongholds of Awakening” below.


Kansas premieres "The Absence of Presence" music video

Posted by AP on 24/11/20

Topeka, KS-born progressive rock veterans Kansas have premiered the official music video for their song “The Absence of Presence” online below. It serves as the title track on the group’s latest album, which came out earlier this year on Inside Out Music.


Cro-Mags to release "2020" EP in December

Posted by AP on 24/11/20

New York City, NY’s hardcore punk icons Cro-Mags will follow up on their latest album “In the Beginning” (which came out on Mission Two Entertainment earlier this year) with an EP titled “2020” via the same label on digital platforms on December 11th. It comprises these songs:


01. “Age of Quarantine”

02. “2020”

03. “Life on Earth”

04. “Violence and Destruction”

05. “Chaos in the Streets”

06. “Cro-Fusion”


Physical formats will follow in early 2021, with pre-order details still to be provided.

Inquisition posts music video for "Luciferian Rays"

Posted by AP on 22/11/20

Inquisition recently posted a music video for their song “Luciferian Rays”, and you can check it out below. It is taken from the Cali, Colombia-born black metal duo’s newly released album “Black Mass for a Mass Grave”, which came out via Agonia Records this past Friday, November 20th.


Palm Reader unveils new video single: "A Bird and Its Fathers"

Posted by AP on 22/11/20

Palm Reader have unveiled a new video single titled “A Bird and Its Feathers” online below. It is the second track to arrive from the Nottingham, United Kingdom-born post-hardcore outfit since their 2018 album “Braille” and is expected to feature on an impending follow-up to that effort.


The Juliana Theory returns with new single "Can't Go Home"

Posted by AP on 21/11/20

Greensburg & Latrobe, PA-born emo / indie rock group The Juliana Theory have returned from their latest hiatus and signed with Equal Vision — presumably in order to release the long-awaited follow-up to their 2005 album “Deadbeat Sweetheartbeat”. And to celebrate the signing, the band has released a brand new single called “Can’t Go Home”, which you can listen to below.


Goldfinger to release "Never Look Back" in December

Posted by AP on 21/11/20

Los Angeles, CA-based ska-punk icons Goldfinger have revealed that December 04th is the official release date for their new album “Never Look Back”. The effort, which will be issued through Big Noise Records and while the track list is yet to be provided, you can take a look at the artwork and pre-order the record on all formats here. And in case you missed it last month, the first single “Wallflower” is available for streaming below.


Sundrowned release new single: "La Tristesse Durera Toujours"

Posted by AP on 21/11/20

Haugesund, Norway has birthed a new post-black metal band called Sundrowned and to mark their signing with Fysisk Format recently, they have released a new single titled “La Tristesse Durera Toujours”, which you can check out below.


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