Actual Releases
Funeral Winds to release their fourth opus in twentyseven years

Funeral Winds to release their fourth opus in twentyseven years

Sinister Creed is Funeral Winds fourth album in twentyseven years. Despite not being a very prolific act, Hellchrist Xul’s creature is one of the first black metal bands ever to come out of the Netherlands underground. Even if released via Avantgarde Music, expect no avantgarde music here: Sinister Creed is pure rage coming from the...
Abigor tenth studio album praises the Devil once again

Abigor tenth studio album praises the Devil once again

Höllenzwang is the title of a book by the infamous alchemist Johann Faust, and is German for infernal compulsion. Since this January, it also stands for Abigor tenth studio album, and you already know it means furious, uncompromising, old-school black metal. Simple as it sounds. Many words could be used to describe T.T. and P.K.’s...
Ofdrykkja is back with a sophomore studio album

Ofdrykkja is back with a sophomore studio album

This December will bring snow, cold and… self-harm. Ofdrykkja, which means “excessive drinking” in old norse, is back and its depressive rock will show you once again what self-hatred and helplessness mean. Founded after Drabbad’s release from an institution and Pessimisten’s (formerly C9H13N) Apati disbandment, Ofdrykkja is about to release its sophomore album, Irrfärd (“roving”...
The Howling Void celebrates its tenth anniversary with a new album

The Howling Void celebrates its tenth anniversary with a new album

The Howling Void turns ten and will celebrate this landmark with the release of the sixth full-length album, The Darkness At The Edge Of Dawn. San Antonio-based multi-instrumentalist Ryan Wilson continues his partnership with Avantgarde Music giving birth to the successor of 2016 The Triumph Of Ruin: a new handful of slow-paced, contemplative songs somewhere...
Nortt "Endeligt" will be out ten years after "Galgenfrist"

Nortt “Endeligt” will be out ten years after “Galgenfrist”

For ten long years people living in the isle of Fyn thought they could live peacefully and serene. They have never been more wrong. Nortt is back, and his fourth full length Endeligt will shatter every single positive and hopeful thought. The first release since 2007 will be published exactly ten years after Galgenfrist, on...
Hornwood Fell third album, 'My Body, My Time', out this autumn

Hornwood Fell third album, ‘My Body, My Time’, out this autumn

Evolution is a long and complex process, which requires several, if not many different phases. Hornwood Fell, from the woods of central Italy, now reach the third landmark in their career with My Body, My Time, and keep on changing. Sharp riffs are now mixed with more intricate patterns, the odd psychedelic hints sprout here...
A Pale December 'The Shrine Of Primal Fire' debut out in early November

A Pale December ‘The Shrine Of Primal Fire’ debut out in early November

The grey mist surrounding Milan was the perfect setting for multi-instrumentalists Korpsvart and Ymir to start writing music, an atmospheric black metal devoted to the Pacific Northwest, yet mixed with blackgaze and a taste of depressive rock. The result of such effort is called A Pale December. The milanese band is only debuting, but their...
Battle Dagorath 'II - Frozen Light of Eternal Darkness' release

Battle Dagorath ‘II – Frozen Light of Eternal Darkness’ release

Battle Dagorath releases the promised and scheduled “part II” of their 2016 album ‘I: Dark Dragons of the Cosmos. The fifth full length album of Battle Dagorath has now arrived to invoke the haunted pathways. Harnessing the forces of Mystique Revelation, “II” is a journey through fields beyond these horizons, exploring realms of the deep...
Cioran releases 'Bestiale Battito Divino'

Cioran releases ‘Bestiale Battito Divino’

Cioran, from the monicker who calls into question the homonymous Romanian philosopher, evoke the cumbersome burden of the tragic existence of existence. The new Divine Bestial Beast, released three years later by the EP in the cassette for the American Caligari Records, is a step further than the nihilistic wave that has permeated so much...
Nyss 'Princesse Terre' makes a blasting debut...

Nyss ‘Princesse Terre’ makes a blasting debut…

“There’s always a point, a velocity. Little is the pleasure. It has the cold, the atmosphere. It fucks you on the snow.” In all honesty the quality and wicked beauty of this material was so clear to us  that we started talking with the bands months ahead they would finish the album and based only...
Botanist announces new album and European Tour

Botanist announces new album and European Tour

“The Shape of He to Come” is the first of the “Collective” series, meaning that it diverges from the model of Botanist studio albums as the result of Otrebor doing everything, and instead recording more like a full band with distributed responsibilities. “The Shape” stands as a testimonial to the work, time, and effort that...
Dzö-nga 'The Sachem's Tales' release

Dzö-nga ‘The Sachem’s Tales’ release

Dzö-nga (zone-gah) is a black metal project formed in 2016 by multi-instrumentalist Cryvas. The band draws inspiration from world mythologies in creating genre-blending epics, imbuing a Cascadian black metal sound with classical music flair. Debut album Five Treasures of Snow explored the far reaches of ambient metal, with “simultaneously claustrophobic and unforgivingly exposing” songs about...