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Terra Relicta Top 20 Of 2016

01. Terra Tenebrosa - The Reverses
02. Heavenwood
- The Tarot Of The Bohemians - Part 1
03. Wormfood
- L'Envers
04. Aeon Sable
- Hypaerion
05. The Human Voice
- Silent Heart
06. Merciful Nuns
- Thelema VIII
07. Sojourner
- Empires Of Ash
08. Apocryphos
- Stone Speak
09. Sweet Ermengarde
- Ex Oblivione
10. Neurotech
- In Remission


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ULTAR - Inked A Deal With Temple Of Torturous, New Album Out In October, New Video Released

Siberian post-black metal act Ultar have joined forces with Swedish label Temple Of Torturous for the release of their debut full-length album titled Kadath.


VALBORG - Announces New EP, Track Available For Streaming

German dark metal trio Valborg have announced a new EP titled Werwolf, due out on 23rd September via Temple Of Torturous.


DARKWELL - New Video Premiered Online

Austrian female fronted gothic metallers Darkwell premiered online a brand new video clip for the track "Yoshiwara". The track is taken from Darkwell's upcoming album entitled Moloch.


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With the vinyl version long-sold out and much in demand from fans, Dark Essence Records are set to re-release Taake's ...Doedskvad in LP vinyl format.


HELLGOAT - New EP Out In September

Atlanta (USA) based black metallers Hellgoat will release a new two track EP named Eden In Flames on 15th September via co-release between Boris Records...


ONERA - Releases New Lyric Video

New England (USA) based melodic doom outfit Onera released a brand new lyric video for the track "Cold Hand's Caress".


VINTERBRIS - New Lyric Video Premiered Online

Norwegian melodic black metallers Vinterbris have premiered a new lyric video for the track "Gazing At A Fallen Sky". The track hails from the band's sophomore album...


AETERNITAS - Reveals Details About The Upcoming Album

German symphonic/gothic metallers Aeternitas will release their fourth full-lenght album entitled House Of Usher on 21st October via Massacre Records.


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In the spotlight


Recently we are facing a proper post-punk revival, there are many new bands on the scene and as well some long forgotten cult acts were reformed and are now on their second mission. In this mass of bands many are just bland copies and revivalist of 80s sound, but some of them certainly bring fresh air to this rather narrow genre, one of them are UK based newcomers Klammer, a band who by blending together post-punk, punk rock, goth rock and add to all that some dark pop accessibility, certainly deserves your attention as they are one of those acts who with their professional approach towards what they are doing expands the borders of the genre.Klammer come from Leeds and came to life in 2013, from the members' shared love for all things angular, dark, loud and melodic. They've shared stages with the likes of The Membranes, Penetration, Art Brut, Department S, 999 and Richie Ramone (who they are going to be touring the UK and Ireland with again this November and December).


Album of the month - July 2016

Band: Heavenwood
Album title: The Tarot Of The Bohemians – Part 1
Release date: 22 July 2016
Label: Massacre Records

Dense instrumentations intertwined with many layers of huge orchestrations and varied vocals. The sound is very rich, it's difficult to talk about gothic metal here as Heavenwood brings forward many extreme elements, sometimes on the very edge of black metal and melodeath, but also doom, symphonic, progressive and above all dark, while keeping it very melodic and highly atmospheric throughout the whole playing time which clocks in almost 70 minutes. Quite an impressive conscription of musicians participated in the creation of this extremely evocative and strong album. There are many progressive parts inside those compositions, as well the listener will find typical dark/goth rock elements, especially in the groover "The Lovers". The galloping "The Chariot" is as well an example of one hell of a lush dark extreme metal in its best form. How amazing is the synth work with all those broad symphonic orchestrations can be best heard in the epic "Frithiof's Saga". The Tarot Of The Bohemians – Part 1 is very dramatic, an adventurous one, there are so many mood changes, pace variations, from fast speeding to mournful doom one. The sound is often rich and highly atmospheric, and above all also very original what is rare this days. The Tarot Of The Bohemians – Part 1 shines as well because of great production which adds a lot of depth and aggression.

Read a review: Here

Video of the week

The Mission - Met-Amor-Phosis

Recommended by Terra Relicta

Band: Todtgelichter
Album title: Rooms
Release date: 26 February 2016
Label: Supreme Chaos Records

While they stick loyal to their formula of a minimalistic cover artwork and "one word" album title, music is far away from that, it has so many different elements, constant changes from one mood into another, it's multi layered, rich, yet melodic and atmospheric, with quite a lot of melancholy and almost theatrical grips. From track to track you'll be feeling just like walking from one room into another. Todtgelichter with this album are on a mission to take the throne of avantgarde metal. Great complex guitar riffing and solos, amazing drumming, strong bass lines and devilish screams combined with quite emotive clean vocals are without any doubt worth all the respect even from the most demanding type of listeners. Rooms is one of the most elaborated albums this band did so far, it's dark enough, it embraces with kind of shifts between coldness and warmth.

Read a full review HERE