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Read the latest metal news from Season of Mist on this page, which is updated on a weekly basis. Stay up to date about new Season of Mist and Underground Activists band signings, upcoming albums and new singles, special live shows, festivals and tours, re-releases, label news and the newest shop additions! Follow Season of Mist on social media for live updates and to get the latest news and music first.

Insanity Alert Honor Queen on “Moshemian Thrashody”

Posted on April 24, 2024

Some metalheads are sticklers for the rules, but no cow is too sacred for Insanity Alert. On their new EP, the Austrian pranksters tear through a four-pack of familiar classics. But while the first single from Moshemian Thrashody yanked the chain of a saxy pop icon, the title track crashes classic rock’s night at the opera with a whole clown car full of crossover thrash hijinks.

Profanatica Announce More US Tour Dates

Posted on April 22, 2024

Profanatica have been one of the nastiest bands in America since the early ’90s, back when they were playing the backroom of Chinese restaurants alongside Gorophobia, Immolation and Incantation.

Savage Lands Release New Single Ahead of Hellfest

Posted on April 22, 2024

Using royalties from their first ever-single, Savage Lands recently protected 60,000 square feet of Costa Rican rainforest from getting chopped down. But on their new single, “Black Rock Heart”, these angry metalheads are warning us that if we don’t listen up, the world as we know it might not be around much longer.

Weedeater Announce Shows with GWAR

Posted on April 18, 2024

Weedeater just sparked up a fresh run of U.S. tour dates, but the sludgy stoners are riding so high off their first two shows that they already need a re-up. Today, the band are announcing another month’s worth of dates, including an especially uproarious run with GWAR.

Replacire Flex All Their Muscles on New Single

Posted on April 17, 2024

No one can outsmart Replacire. Not only does the band hold several degrees from Berklee College of Music. Even their name is something of a puzzle. But for their long-awaited third album, they weren’t interested in pumping out just another set of rigorously technical death metal. As their new single so finely demonstrates, they wanted to flex both their brains and brawn.

Necrofier Receive Custom Guitar Pedal

Posted on April 16, 2024

One of the ways Necrofier are making a mark on American black metal is their guitar tone. After all, the band do hail from Houston, Texas, where the unforgiving heat causes their tremolo picking to burn with more fire than other keepers of the black flame.

Seth Awakens the Spirit of Revolution with Et Que Vive le Diable !

Posted on April 16, 2024

In an era where the echoes of revolution have dulled to whispers, SETH roars back into the heart of the metal realm with their newest single Et Que Vive le Diable ! – a defiant anthem from their forthcoming opus, La France des Maudits. Channeling the unrest of spirits that once roamed the revolutionary streets of Paris, this track is a declaration – a spell that rekindles the flames of rebellion and ignites the soul with insurrection’s fire.

Oceans of Slumber Release New Single

Posted on April 15, 2024

Oceans of Slumber defy any and all convention. For the past 15 years, the Houston band have come to redefine what it means to be Southern Gothic by mixing melodic death, doom and black metal with subtle electronic flourishes and the overpowering heat of their hometown. Now, after signing with Season of Mist, they’re extending their progressive streak even further by envisioning a dark and cinematic new subgenre that’s theirs and theirs alone.

Green Carnation Opening for Opeth

Posted on April 12, 2024

Green Carnation are carefully plotting their next step. The Norwegian progressive metal band are beginning the preparations for the follow up to Leaves of Yesteryear, which was considered among the best albums of 2020 by Heavy Music HQ, Angry Metal Guy and Metal Injection.

Black Lava Announce New Album

Posted on April 9, 2024

Though they formed during the first trying year of the pandemic, Black Lava erupted on their scorching debut. Now, just two years later, these Aussies are roaring back with more blackened heavy metal on The Savage Winds to Wisdom.

Black Tusk Premiere New Single

Posted on April 8, 2024

Black Tusk are debuting their new single “Breath of Life” with Decibel Magazine. The video was produced by Alexandra Petrovich. “Breath of Life” comes ahead of the band’s new album, The Way Forward, which is out April 26 on Season of Mist.

Benighted Announce Canadian Tour

Posted on April 5, 2024

On their upcoming new album, Benighted crawl through a house of horrors. Ekbom doesn’t tread so much as it tramples the line between sanity and madness. After all, the title takes its name from a real-life syndrome that makes people believe their skin is infested with bugs.

Necrofier Playing Two Shows with Obituary

Posted on April 4, 2024

Necrofier are riding one hell of a hot streak. Houston’s heaviest melodic black metal band kept the black flame burning on an especially Satanic 20th edition of the Decibel Magazine Tour. Upon returning home, they ignited their home crowd at Hell’s Heroes, alongside their label mates NITE and Rotting Christ.

Night Shall Drape Us Release Third Single off Lunatic Choir

Posted on April 4, 2024

Night Shall Drape Us came together from corners of the Nordic underground, bound by bonds of blood and spirit, to create traditional black metal executed to perfection. Their third offering from their upcoming debut album hails our impending doom.

BASK Announce More 10-Year Anniversary Shows

Posted on April 3, 2024

Bask have taken us on quite a long, strange and head-banging trip. Ten years ago, the band came thundering down from the Blue Ridge Mountains with their heavy, heady and heartfelt vision on Americana.

DVRK Unveil Debut EP With Single F.A.M.

Posted on April 2, 2024

Hard-hitting metal ensemble DVRK proudly rolls out F.A.M, the debut single from the eagerly anticipated EP Infinite Reminiscence. This launch comes as part of the band’s grand news of their fresh signing with Season of Mist.

Gaerea Performing in China and Taiwan

Posted on March 28, 2024

Gaerea are sharpening their blades ahead of their feverishly anticipated fourth album, which is scheduled to come out later this year. But first, these shrouded assassins are unleashing their cathartic black metal vortex across Asia.

ROTTING CHRIST Pledge Unyielding Pagan Might On Saoirse

Posted on March 28, 2024

It’s time to unleash the beast, as ROTTING CHRIST unleashes Saoirse, the latest single from their forthcoming 14th studio album – the monumental Pro Xristou. A 35-year-strong journey through the catacombs of extreme metal spearheaded by the inimitable brothers Sakis and Themis Tolis gives you the backdrop of what should rightly be anticipated.

EIVØR Announces New Album with Earthy, Electronic Single “Jarðartrá”

Posted on March 27, 2024

Eivør comes from one of the smallest places on the planet. She grew up in a village of 400 people, tucked away among the Faroe Islands. But her music, which is shaped by the natural wonders of her homeland, has brought her all over the world. She’s performed at Europe’s biggest festivals and co-composed the soundtracks to Netflix’s hit series The Last Kingdom and the award-winning video game God of War: Ragnarök.