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Best Music Of 2019

Best Music Of 2019

As is customary each year, music magazines across the globe gather around and form an arbitrary ranking of the best music released that year. Since music is largely a matter of taste, no magazine typically agrees, not necessarily even internally on what is the best album, the second best album, and so forth. So here at Rockfreaks.net we have always taken a different approach: we think it's far more important to try to capture all relevant albums from a given year of release that will have some significance a few years down the line...

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Trail Of Dead unveils music video for "Something Like This"

Posted by AP on 19/01/20

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead have posted a music video for their track “Something Like This” online below. It appears on the Austin, TX-based alternative / art rock outfit’s newly released album “X: The Godless Void”, which came out this past Friday, January 17th on Dine Alone Records.


Danish fans will have an opportunity to experience the new material live at Loppen in Copenhagen on February 22nd, with tickets available for purchase here for 170 DKK a piece. More details can be found in the official Facebook event.


The show belongs to a larger tour of Europe the band has lined up, the complete itinerary for which is listed in our dates section.


Silvera premieres new video single: "Alive"

Posted by AP on 19/01/20

Nykøbing M., Denmark-born hard rock group Silvera have premiered a new video single dubbed “Alive” online below. It is taken from the band’s forthcoming début album, which is expected to be released by Mighty Music sometime this year.


Drukner completes Nocturnefest's 2020 line-up

Posted by AP on 19/01/20

Nocturnefest, which takes place at Copenhagen venue Loppen on February 28th and February 29th, has completed its 2020 line-up with the addition of the Danish doom / stoner metal act Drukner to the bill.


Tickets for the festival can be bought here for 399 DKK (+ fees) for the partout option and 219 DKK (+ fees) for the one-day options, while more information is available in the official Facebook event.


Drukner released a new split EP with Gaia in 2019, and you can stream the entire offering right here:


Wayward Dawn to release "Haven of Lies" in April

Posted by AP on 19/01/20

Skanderborg, Denmark-based death metal unit Wayward Dawn will release their sophomore album “Haven of Lies” through Mighty Music on April 10th. It comprises the following songs:


01. “Misery”

02. “Upheaval of Earth”

03. “Sophomania”

04. “Rotten Sphere”

05. “Bliss”

06. “Abhorrent Ignorance”

07. “Ridicule”

08. “Apathy”

09. “Slaves of the Self”


You can view the artwork and pre-order the record on CD here or on vinyl here, and watch the official music video for “Apathy” in the bottom of this article.


The band has a number of domestic appearances coming up in the near future — click on the individual links below to find more information about each festival / show.


March 06th - Studenterhuset, Aalborg, DEN (supporting BAEST)

April 17th - Royal Metal Fest, Århus, DEN

August 28th to 29th - Næstved Metalfest, Næstved, DEN


3TEETH unveil music video for "Altær"

Posted by AP on 18/01/20

3TEETH have unveiled the official music video for their song “Altær”, which you can watch below. It was filmed at the “Mad Max”-themed Wasteland Weekend in the Mojave Desert in 2019, and the track itself is taken from the Los Angeles, CA-based industrial metallers’ latest album “Metawar”, which also came out last year.


Danish fans can look forward to watching the band live at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen on February 11th, with tickets still available here for 225 DKK (+ fees). More information can be found in the official Facebook event.


The show is part of a larger European tour, the complete routing for which can be found in our dates section.


Cattle Decapitation & more announce European tour in March/April

Posted by AP on 18/01/20

San Diego, CA’s grindcore and progressive death metal fusionists Cattle Decapitation have lined up a European tour this Spring, with Disentomb, Internal Bleeding and Gloom set to provide support.


The itinerary — listed in full below — includes a stop at the first-ever Slag-Town Slays mini-festival at Badeanstalten in Slagelse on April 04th. Tickets can be purchased here, while more information, including the full line-up, is available in the official Facebook event.


March 25th - Bascula, Tel Aviv, ISR *

March 27th - Escape Metalcorner, Wien, AUT

March 28th - Alte Brauerei, Annaberg-Buchholz, AUT

March 29th - Poglos, Warszawa, POL

March 30th - B90, Gdansk, POL

March 31st - Goldgrube, Kassel, GER

April 01st - Musik & Frieden, Berlin, GER

April 02nd - Béi Chéz Heinz, Hannover, GER

April 03rd - Indra, Hamburg, GER

April 04th - Slag-Town Slays, Slagelse, DEN

April 05th - Baroeg, Rotterdam, NLD

April 06th - Kulttempel, Oberhausen, GER

April 07th - MS Connexion Complex, Mannheim, GER

April 08th - Doornroosje, Nijmegen, NLD

April 09th - Kavka, Antwerpen, BEL

April 10th - Loft, Southampton, UK

April 11th - Garage, London, UK

April 12th - Y Theatre, Leicester, UK

April 13th - Corporation, Sheffield, UK

April 14th - Key, Leeds, UK

April 15th - Fleece, Bristol, UK

April 16th - Rebellion, Manchester, UK

April 17th - Voodoo Lounge, Dublin, IRL

April 18th - Gaukurinn, Reykjavík, ICE *

* = only Cattle Decapitation


Cattle Decapitation released an excellent new album called “Death Atlas” in 2019, our review of which can be found here. Be sure to get a taste of it by listening to the song “Bring Back the Plague” from it below.


Suicide Silence posts music video for new song "Two Steps"

Posted by AP on 18/01/20

Suicide Silence have posted a music video for their new song “Two Steps” online, and you can watch it below. The track is taken from the Riverside, CA-born deathcore outfit’s upcoming album “Become the Hunter”, which is set to be released by Nuclear Blast on February 14th and was detailed in our earlier news article. Pre-orders in all formats are available via the label’s webstore.


envy debuts new single: "A Faint New World"

Posted by AP on 18/01/20

envy have debuted a new single called “A Faint New World”, and you can listen to it below. It is taken from the Japanese post-hardcore / screamo outfit’s upcoming album “The Fallen Crimson”, which will be released jointly by Pelagic Records, Sonzai Records and Temporary Residence Ltd. on February 07th and was detailed in our earlier news article.


CABAL to release "Drag Me Down" in April

Posted by AP on 18/01/20

Copenhagen, Denmark-based deathcore brutes CABAL will release their sophomore album “Drag Me Down” via Long Branch Records on April 03rd. It comprises the following tracks:


01. “Gift Givers”

02. “Drag Me Down” (feat. Jamie Hails of )

03. “It Haunts Me” (feat. Kim Song Sternkopf of MØL)

04. “Tongues”

05. “Sjælebrand”

06. “The Hangman’s Song”

07. “Death March”

08. “Bitter Friend” (feat. Matt Heafy of Trivium)

09. “Unbound”


You can view the artwork and pre-order the record in a variety of different formats here, while a music video for “Bitter Friend” is available for viewing in the bottom of this article.


The band will play at Nygadehuset in Aabenraa on April 18th, with Clients and Unseen Faith set to provide support. Tickets can be purchased here for 140 DKK (+ fees), while more information is available in the official Facebook event.


The band is also scheduled to perform at Viborg Metal Festival at Paletten in Viborg on March 07th. Tickets for that event can be bought here, with more details available in the official Facebook event.


You can also catch CABAL live at the first ever Prime Fest in Copenhagen on May 22nd alongside a host of other artists. The event will take place at the Amager Bio, BETA & ZeBu venue complex, and tickets can be bought from Tikkio.com for 355 DKK a piece. For more details, check the official Facebook event.


Steve Hackett announces "Seconds Out" European tour

Posted by AP on 17/01/20

Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett has announced the “Seconds Out” European tour, on which he will play the live album with the same title by his former band in full alongside other classic and solo material.


The trek includes a concert at Amager Bio in Copenhagen on October 11th, tickets for which can be bought from Ticketmaster.dk now for 365 DKK (+ fees). For more information, see the official Facebook event.


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


September 27th - TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, NLD

September 29th - Lichtburg, Essen, GER

September 30th - Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt am Main, GER

October 01st - Universität der Künste, Berlin, GER

October 03rd - Progresja, Warszawa, POL

October 04th - Narodowe Forum Muzyki, Wroclaw, POL

October 05th - Kulturpalast, Dresden, GER

October 07th - Laeiszhalle, Hamburg, GER

October 10th - Kulturbolaget, Malmö, SWE

October 11th - Amager Bio, Copenhagen, DEN

October 12th - Pustervik, Göteborg, SWE

October 14th - Sentrum Scene, Oslo, NOR

October 16th - Nalen, Stockholm, SWE

October 18th - Pakkahuone, Tampere, FIN

October 19th - House of Culture, Helsinki, FIN


Kill-Town Death Fest 2020 officially announced

Posted by AP on 17/01/20

Kill Town Death-Fest has officially announced its 10th Anniversary edition, set to take place at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen, Denmark between September 03rd and September 06th this year.


As per tradition, the festival will be announcing a new artist daily until the line-up is complete, starting with the Los Angeles, CA-based death metal unit Coffin Texts. That group released a new EP titled “Deities of the Prime Evil Chaos” in 2016, which you can stream in full below.


Tickets for the festival will be released for sale at 12:00 p.m. (CET) on February 20th — keep an eye on the official Facebook event for updates.


Benighted post lyric video for new song "Brutus"

Posted by AP on 17/01/20

Saint-Étienne, France-based brutal death metal mob Benighted have posted the below lyric video for their new song “Brutus”, which appears on their upcoming “Obscene Repressed” LP — due to be released via Season of Mist on April 10th and detailed in our previous news item. The effort can now be pre-ordered in all formats here.


Avenged Sevenfold streaming previously unreleased track: "Set Me Free"

Posted by AP on 16/01/20

Avenged Sevenfold have made a previously unreleased track recorded during the sessions for their 2013 album “Hail to the King” available for streaming below. It is called “Set Me Free” and is included as a bonus track on an upcoming digital edition of the band’s 2008 live outing “Live In The LBC & Diamonds In The Rough”, which will be released on February 07th.


Azusa sets April release date for new album "Loop of Yesterdays"

Posted by AP on 16/01/20

Multinational experimental metal supergroup Azusa will release a new album titled “Loop of Yesterdays” through Indie Recordings and Solid State Records on April 10th. Although more details about the effort are yet to be provided, you can already listen to the first single “Memories of an Old Emotion” below.


For those not familiar with Azusa, the outfit unites Extol guitarist Christer Espevoll and drummer David Husvik with former The Dillinger Escape Plan bassist Liam Wilson and Sea + Air vocalist Eleni Zafiriadou.


Lychgate to release "Also sprach Futura" EP in March

Posted by AP on 16/01/20

London, United Kingdom’s avant-garde black / doom metal conjurers Lychgate have set March 13th as the official release date for their new EP “Also sprach Futura” via Debemur Morti Productions. It consists of the following tracks:


01. “Incarnate”

02. “Progeny of the Singularity”

03. “Simulacrum”

04. “Vanity Ablaze”


Further details regarding the effort, as well as a stream of the first single, are still pending, but stay tuned for updates as they trickle in over the coming weeks.

Monolithe debuts new single: "Disrupted Firmament"

Posted by AP on 16/01/20

Monolithe have unleashed the seventh new track from their upcoming album “Okta Khora”, which will be released on physical formats by Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions on January 31st, having been prematurely leaked and since made digitally available in 2019. The song in question is called “Disrupted Firmament” and is available for streaming below, while the full details of the record can be found in our earlier news article and the pre-order link here.


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