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Terra Relicta Top 20 Of 2018

01. Aeon Sable
- Aether
02. Amorphis
- Queen Of Time
03. Atrium Carceri
- Codex
04. Dimmu Borgir
- Eonian
05. Behemoth
- I Loved You At Your Darkest
06. The Eternal
- Waiting For The Endless Dawn
07. MGT
- Gemini Nyte
08. Primordial
- Exile Amongst The Ruins
09. Khôrada
- Salt
10. Immortal
- Northern Chaos Gods


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THE MOTH GATHERER - Unveils First Single From Upcoming Album

Swedish atmospheric doom/sludge/post-metallers The Moth Gatherer revealed the first single from their upcoming third album entitled Esoteric Oppression.


LOUSBERG - New Release Out In January, Available For Streaming In Full

Dark ambient act Lousberg will release on 1st January 2019 on CD a new 25 minutes long epic release named The Death Of Humanity via Dunkelheit Productions.


DAWN FADES - New Video Premiered Online

Los Angeles (USA) based melancholic post-metal/doom band Dawn Fades released a brand new video for the track "Freeze". The track is taken from their upcoming self-titled debut album.


EWIGKEIT - Announces Release Of New Album, One Track Available For Streaming

British band Ewigkeit is bound to release a new album entitled DISClose on 23rd February 2019 digitally and on 23rd March on CD via the label Death to Music. Ewigkeit is the ever-changing project...


FEBRUUM - New EP Out Now And Available For Streaming In Full

The alternative dark industrial rock/metal one-man band Februum just released a new EP titled Ekpyrosis. A follow up to debut EP Secretly Dreaming Of Freezing To Death (2017) consists of four tracks...


DARK MIRROR OV TRAGEDY - Unleash New Video For The Track From Upcoming Album

Korean symphonic black/gothic metal group Dark Mirror Ov Tragedy have released their frist official video culled from their forthcoming album entitled The Lord Ov Shadows.


NEAR EARTH ORBIT - Announces Release And Presents Video Trailer For Upcoming Album

Near Earth Orbit, a post-apocalyptic collaboration project of Artaud Seth and Ashley Dayour, have released a video trailer for what should be their fifth album entitled A.I..


A SLICE OF LIFE - Presents Second Video For A Song From The Debut Album

Belgian post-punk/gothic band A Slice Of Life present a second video, "Life As It Is", coming from their debut album Restless which was released in August this year through Wool-E Discs.


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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 - November 2018

Band: Aeon Sable
Album title: Aether
Release date: 2 November 2018
Label: Solar Lodge

Aeon Sable on this new album offer one of the most elaborate and elegant stylistical symbiosis that we ever heard. The band which was primarly influenced by the likes such as The Sisters Of Mercy and Fields Of The Nephilim expanded through the years their sound into directions that not many would dare to do so. It's obvious that Moonspell, Tiamat, Draconian and Type Of Negative to name a few have played their part here, but Aeon Sable throw into the sonic palette from album to album more and more of doom metal, post-rock/metal, blackgaze, black metal and now even a bit of cosmic drone. Aeon Sable know perfectly how to make songs that slowly progress and build up the tension. Aether is an epic album, a true monument that collapses the borders between goth rock and metal, some say this is post-goth, but no matter how you define or label it, Aeon Sable with it reached into the absolute heights. Aeon Sable has always stood for big themes and deep black abysses that are now more than ever revealed in the vast soundscapes of Aether. This is destined to be a cult album!

Read a review: Here

Awards 2012 - Preliminary Group 1 - Results!

Results from Preliminary Group 1:

1. Alcest - Les voyages de l'âme                                                 40 votes
2. Anathema - Weather Systems                                                 33 Votes
3. Dead Can Dance - Anastasis                                                    32 votes
4. Swallow The Sun - Emerald Forest And The Blackbird      31 votes
5. L'Âme Immortelle - Momente                                                    5 votes
6. The Cult - Choice Of Weapon                                                     4 votes


Alcest - Les voyages de l'âme: Masterfully executed melodic sonic journey in the pure Alcest vein. This time even more subtle and emotional. Neige is one of the greatest artists when it's about shoegaze within metal and this album just proves this again. Link: Website

Anathema - Weather Systems: Anathema's ninth studio album testifys in a big way about the greatness of this liverpoolians, the greatness of creating emotional powerful ablazeing sounds. Weather Systems is a work of art, like only they can do. Read a review HERE. Link: Website

Dead Can Dance - Anastasis: Sixteen years have passed since their previous album. Dead Can Deace like in their best times. Ambiental vojage across the world in all its greater darkness. One of the most respected acts of dark music. Link: Website

L'Âme Immortelle - Momente: L'Âme Immortelle showed the most mature, most emotional and deep side in their career with this album. Ten tracks, full of amazing atmospheres and great electronic work, combined with special gothic tender glow. Read a review HERE. Link: Website

Swallow The Sun - Emerald Forest And The Blackbird: Swallow The Sun shocked many fans of their past work. This time with much more ambiental, clean approach, but yeah, there is still doom. Anyway, this album is fantasy in doom. Link: Website

The Cult - Choice Of Weapon: Legendary alternative dark rock legends are back. Like in their best times The Cult showed us that they haven't lost any of their charm. On Choice Of Weapon they've combined great powerful rock tunes with timeless ballads. Read a review HERE. Link: Website


Check out the results in other preliminary groups: Group 2, Group 3, Group 4, Group 5, Group 6

Video of the week

A Slice Of Life - Life As It Is