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Terra Relicta Top 20 Of 2018

01. Dimmu Borgir -
02. Amorphis -
Queen Of Time
03. Summoning -
With Doom We Come
04. MGT -
Gemini Nyte
05. Soul Dissolution -
06. Crone -
07. Midas Fall -
08. Collapse Of Light -
Each Failing Step
09. Mournful Congregation -
The Incubus Of Karma
10. Auri -


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ASTARI NITE - Presents New Single From Upcoming Album

Miami (USA) based post-punk/darkwave/goth band Astari Nite will release on 21st July through Cleopatra Records a new album entitled Midnight Conversations. The second single...


ELMA - New Album Out Now, Track Available For Streaming

Elma, a a prolific Japanese artist released through Cudighi Records a new album titled Child In The Closet. Elma is a ambient/horror project by Ueda Hideo and has already dozens of releases under his belt.


VLAD IN TEARS - Announces European Tour Part Three

Berlin (Germany) based alternative dark rock act Vlad In Tears - who just recently concluded their European Tour 2018, Pt II - have announce the 3rd part of the tour, kicking off on 21st July...


CLOVVDER - New Single Released And Available For Streaming

Montevideo (Uruguay) based ambient/neofolk/shoegaze duo Clovvder just released a new single named "Witch". This is already the fourth single released by Clovvder...


KULT OF RED PYRAMID - Presents New Single And Lyric Video

Croatian electro/goth act Kult Of Red Pyramid just released a lyric video for the new single, "The Fatherless", taken from the upcoming album entitled The Phantom Pain.


HÆNESY - Debut Full Length Out Now And Available For Streaming In Full

Hungarian atmospheric/post-black metal project Hænesy just released the debut album entitled Katruzsa. On this album you'll get six tracks of depressive, nature-close mood music.


NOCTIFERIA - Working On A Tribute To Laibach, First Details Revealed

Slovenian extreme industrial metal masters Noctiferia announced that they are working on a new project. This time is in the making a tribute album to Slovenian industrial legends Laibach.


KHEMMIS - Desolation Out Now, New Trailer Released And Full Streaming Available

Denver (USA) doom metal quartet Khemmis have released today their anxiously-anticipated third album, Desolation. The album is released by Nuclear Blast Records...


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In the spotlight


The word of goth music and dark rock in general wouldn't be what it's without the legendary German band Garden Of Delight, a band which is one of the main acts for the development of second wave of gothic rock in the early 90s. Who on this planet that is into goth doesn't know the cult albums like Enki’s Temple, Sargonid Seal or Necromanteion IV, just to name a few? Then, the band which started its path in 1990 called it quits in 2008 and then another gem of dark music emerged in 2010, Merciful Nuns, the only real successor to Garden Of Delight. Even though that Merciful Nuns emerged from the ashes of the legendary Garden Of Delight - most of the similarity ends here. Artaud said: "The intension to split up Garden Of Delight and go on with the Merciful Nuns was to create something darker and deeper as Garden Of Delight ever could do." Merciful Nuns has evolved from leading the resurgence of goth to becoming a unique genre in itself, into something that got a label occult post goth. The three Germans, masterminded by the iconic Artaud Seth, has now just released through Solar Lodge their album number ten, titled Anomaly X, which is also the final album for this exceptional band.


Album of the month - May 2018

Band: Amorphis
Album title: Queen Of Time
Release date: 18th May 2018
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

One of the most unique bands in the entire metal scene must be the Finnish Amorphis, not only that they have in their 28 years long career made a huge impact on heavy music like we know it today, the band has also developed their own hard to really define style to which almost no other band comes close. Queen Of Time has everything you can expect that a forward thinking band would offer. Technically and productionally (thanks also to the producer Jens Bogren) is flawless, it has also the necessary depth and is emotionally charged. Amorphis so very nicely conceals the progressive character of their music with amazing folkish melodies and truly captivating rhythms, and by doing this they achive kind of a special drive that is present throughout all of the songs. The songs are dense, rich, massive,... It's not that Amorphis changed that much, they simply added some new things into their already amazing sound, it's really great to see the band still growing after all this years and not just setting down on what they already achived in the past; you need some courage and most of all the necessary skill and talent for doing this.

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Moonspell - Alma Mater (live)

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Band: Enmarta
Album title: The Hermit
Release date: 22 Novemeber 2016
Label: Cryo Chamber

Enmarta is a classically trained musician who has toured with Reggio Calabria Philharmonic Orchestra as a viola performer. So with Enmarta, we get a unique take on dark ambient. There tends to be more deliberate planning of certain movements within a track or the album as a whole. Being able to fully appreciate and manipulate tonal variations and to envision a track from top to bottom before ever pressing record; these things can make all the difference. Yet, there is often a downside to classically-trained artists, in my opinion. Studying the full breadth of historical works, learning how and why an instrument, or even a scale, does what it does, these things can lead to very mechanical and easily-anticipated sound structures. Luckily for us dark ambient fans, Enmarta has not fallen for these trappings.

Read a full review HERE