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Terra Relicta Top 20 Of 2014

01. Whispers In The Shadow - Beyond The Cycles Of Time
02. Order Of Isaz - Seven Years Of Famine
03. Merciful Nuns -
Meteora VII
04. The Stompcrash -
Love From Hell
05. Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows -
Mitternacht - The Dark Night Of The Soul           
06. Saigon Blue Rain -
What I Don't See   
07. Double Eyelid
- Seven Years       
08. Yabanci -
09. Empyrium -
The Turn Of The Tides           
10. Alcest -


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KALT - Track From Upcoming Album Available For Streaming

German goth-rock project Kalt just unveiled the track "The Mother" which is taken from the upcoming album entitled The Invisible, set for official on 7th November. Another track named "The Father" can be downloaded for free by clicking at this location. Kalt is the gothic-rock project by composer, singer and guitarist Mike York. He sings about life and release, love and distress, memories and experiences. And against liars and cheaters! Listen to "The Mother" in YouTube player below. Link

MEGAHERZ - New Video Released

German industrial rockers Megaherz released a brand new video clip for the track "Für Immer", taken from bands new album entitled Zombieland which will be released this Friday (24th October) via Napalm Records. You van watch the video below and over HERE the previously released lyric video for the track "Himmelsstürmer". Megaherz also started today the European tour named Zombieland Tour 2014 (check the dates over HERE). Link

LAE - First Single From Upcoming Debut Album Available For Streaming

Montreal-based post-rock quintet, Lae, featuring in its ranks Steve Austin of Today Is The Day, prepares to release its Break The Clasp debut this Autumn, the first single from the LP has been made available to the public and you can hear it at this location. The diverse track, "Sister," shows both the beautiful, peaceful delivery and accessible elements this crew of fantastic songwriters display through the entire album. It also reveals the polar opposite second personality of Lae, as the clean guitars, organs and vocals give way to wounding, caustic vocals and massive-sounding electric guitar riffs thundering through the mix. Break The Clasp will see release through The Compound and Battleground Records via digital download and 6-panel digipak on 25th November, and a deluxe 180-gram double LP in February 2015 as the band begins touring throughout North America. CD preorders are now available at this location, and digital preorders via Bandcamp will be made available on Halloween. Link

MERCIFUL NUNS - Announces Four Live Dates

The finest of Gothic Rock, Germans Merciful Nuns, just announced four live dates for near and not so distant future. The band will be supporting their last album titled Meteora VII (read a review over HERE) on two dates in November (France and Mexico) and on two dates next year (Brazil and Germany). We believe that more dates are still to be confirmed. Link

Merciful Nuns live:
01.11. Angouleme (France) - French Nunhood Gathering at LaNuitFantasma
22.11 Mexico City (Mexico) - Mexican Nunhood Gathering at NecroClub
07.02 Sao Paulo (Brasil) - Brasilian Nunhood Gathering at SummerWaveFestival
21.03 Berlin (Germany) - German Nunhood Gathering at DarkSpring

TAAKE - Debuts Track And Reveals Details Of Upcoming Album

With the traditional three year wait between Taake albums now over, Dark Essence Records has today announced the first details of what will be the iconic Norwegian band's sixth full-length album. Titled Stridens Hus, the seven-track album is set for release on the 8th December world-wide, with the exception of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, where the album will appear on the 12th of the month. The label has also debuted the track "Det fins en Prins" from the album and it can be heard in the Soundcloud player below. With a career spanning over two decades, Hoest has always remained faithful to his trademark Helnorsk Svartmetall sound, but he has never allowed the grass to grow under his feet, and, with each release, he has breathed new life into an often stale and derivative genre;  his unique and innovative twists ensuring that black metal still remains fresh and relevant today. And Stridens Hus is no exception. Parts of the album demonstrate a groove and rock sound, whilst others dsiplay a distinctly punk attitude. But the whole is without a doubt unmistakably Hoest's Taake: varied, intense, unique and unpredictable. Tracklist and cover artwork are as well below. Taake is currently in the middle of the Kulde Tour which will end on the 26th October (check the dates over HERE). Other confirmed upcoming shows as follows: 14 Nov: Black Flames of Blasphemy Festival, Helsinki, FI, 05 Dec: John Dee, Oslo, NO. 2015: 14 -18 Jan, Mexico, details TBA, 23 Jan: Hulen, Bergen, NO, 01 May: Karmøygeddon Festival, Koppervik, NO, 25 Jul, Stonehenge Festival, Steenwijk, NL, 14 Aug, Rockstadt Extreme Fest, Rasnov RO. Link

Stridens Hus tracklist:
01. Gamle Norig
02. Orm
03. Det fins en Prins
04. Stank
05. En Sang til Sand om Ildebrann
06. Kongsgaard bestaar
07. Vinger


PRIMORDIAL - Another Track From New Album Available For Streaming

There's no secret anymore that the Irish metal masters Primordial will release their highly anticipated eighth album entitled Where Greater Men Have Fallen, on 21st November via Metal Blade Records. More album details and previously revealed title track can be checked over HERE. Today the band reveals another hymn from the upcoming album named "Come The Flood" which is available for streaming exclusively at this location. Link

More news: Here

Album of the month - September 2014

Band: Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows
Album title: Mitternacht - The Dark Night Of The Soul
Release date: 23 September 2014
Label: Apocalyptic Vision Records

Band: Enshine
Album title: Origin
Release date: 15 May 2013
Label: Rain Without End Records/Naturmacht Productions - See more at:
Band: Hanging Garden
Album title: At Every Door
Release date: 21 January 2013
Label: Lifeforce Records - See more at:
Band: Hanging Garden
Album title: At Every Door
Release date: 21 January 2013
Label: Lifeforce Records - See more at:
Band: Hanging Garden
Album title: At Every Door
Release date: 21 January 2013
Label: Lifeforce Records - See more at:
Band: Hanging Garden
Album title: At Every Door
Release date: 21 January 2013
Label: Lifeforce Records - See more at:
Band: Enshine
Album title: Origin
Release date: 15 May 2013
Label: Rain Without End Records/Naturmacht Productions - See more at:

The clock stroke Mitternacht (English: midnight) and the queen of sorrow, enigmatic and spiritual visible ghost Anna-Varney Cantodea and her shadows woke up from eternal sleep and presented the 12th full length studio release by the always mournful Sopor Aeternus & The Enseble Of Shadows. There seems to be three aspects of endless sorrow on Mitternacht; one stripped of everything and just existing per sé, one slowly slipping into a world of deeply disturbing derangement and one, drawing a feeling you've reached a point when you are hurting so much, you can't even feel it; you can't shed a tear or say a word. You simply give into your pain, accept your surroundings and it brings you some inner peace and even a glimpse of joy. Anna-Varney's vocals are – as usual-  a big and important part of the overall ambiance, because her signature, dramatic, expressing style of singing is so unique and such a great part of Sopor's music. The symbiosis between delivered melodies and her darkish, twisted, sometimes wicked and at other occasions playful vocal work is impeccable and blends together in a perfect equilibrium. Its sundscapes portray the non compos mentis cycle of grief, pain and death, which travels slowly and anxiously into light, hope and life. It will open your old wounds and they will bleed again; it will awake your deepest fears and bring to surface your most painful memories, twisting the knife deeper into your bleeding heart and slowly dying soul.

Read a review: Here

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