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The Third Aeon - BLACK OATH

Italy's BLACK OATH must have read with strict attentiveness the instructions for making deep, mournful, and long traditional doom metal songs and then put its collective heart and soul into the effort, which is manifested in full-length debut "The Third Aeon". That studious approach combined with a conveyance of bleakness that cannot be taught and ...

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Deathstar Rising - BEFORE THE DAWN

Is this really BEFORE THE DAWN's sixth full-length album? It makes one wonder how the sound of the Finnish "dark metal" band has developed leading up to "Deathstar Rising", since the music on it is tried, true, and polished melodic death metal that doesn't move outside of the box, much less bounce off any of ...

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Former BEHEMOTH/VADER Bassist Joins AGAINST THE PLAGUES

Chicago-based multinational extreme act AGAINST THE PLAGUES has parted ways with guitarist Wojtek Lisicki (LOST HORIZON, LUCIFERION) and has recruited bassist Marcin "Novy" Nowak (BEHEMOTH, VADER, ROAD'S END). The band is currently recording its sophomore album as a four-piece consisting of the following musicians: * Varyen Chylinski (FOREST OF IMPALED, DAMNATION) - Drums * Marco ...

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ENTOMBED: Valencia Footage Available

Video footage of Swedish metallers ENTOMBED performing on April 12, 2011 in Valencia, Spain can be viewed below. The current lineup of ENTOMBED features bassist Victor Brandt (TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER, AEON, SATYRICON) and second guitarist Nico Elgstrand (who previously played bass for the group). ENTOMBED performed as a five-piece for the first time in years ...

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SONS OF AEON Signs With LIFEFORCE RECORDS

SONS OF AEON, the new Jyväskylä, Finland-based metal band featuring former SWALLOW THE SUN drummer Pasi Pasanen, has inked a deal with Lifeforce Records. The group's debut album is scheduled for release in early 2012. Commented the band: "SONS OF AEON is happy to announce that we have joined the Lifeforce Records team! We feel ...

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ROUTASIELU: 'Soturi' Video Released

"Soturi", the new video from ROUTASIELU, the Finnish melodic death metal project led by Tuomas Saukkonen (BEFORE THE DAWN, BLACK SUN AEON), can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Pimeys" (English translation: "Darkness"), which entered the official chart in the group's home country at position No. 28. The track listing ...

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