An already stacked lineup just got even sicker! Tortured blackened death metal masters WITHERED will be performing at the Hell In The Harbor Festival pre-show, which will take place in Baltimore, MD on May 26! Tickets for the pre-show can be found here: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/15005E39E04F4DDF
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The return of Maryland Deathfest in 2024 is already looking badass! We are stoked to announce that 1349, SEVERE TORTURE, and BRODEQUIN have been announced among the first wave of bands!
The apocalypse is nigh and Finnish grindcore entity ROTTEN SOUND has crafted the perfect soundtrack to accompany humanity’s impending extinction. Aptly titled ‘Apocalypse,’ the band’s eighth studio album is dropping into 2023 with the same blistering speed and chaotic impetus as an asteroid searing through atmosphere and crushing everything upon impact.
Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of Sortilège, outside of France! The French kings of Heavy Metal made a comeback in 2021, with a renewed line-up around Christian « Zouille » Augustin its lead singer. After a long period of 18 months and a lot of hard work, the band is proud to present its new album ‘Apocalypso’, composed entirely with new songs since its new line-up.
Congratulations to Ne Obliviscaris for landing the cover and topping @spotify’s”Progressive Metal” playlist with their brand new single, “Equus!” Listen: https://spoti.fi/3D5vHRM
The universe is ready for the new offering. Void Metal outfit OMEGA INFINITY, the project of Xenoyr (NE OBLIVISCARIS) and Tentakel P. (TODTGELICHTER), are now releasing their second single ‘To The Stars’. The track is taken from their upcoming album “The Anticurrent” which will drop down on this planet via Season of Mist on the 24th of February, 2023.
Icelandic post metal band SÓLSTAFIR are about to kick off their previously announced trek with KATATONIA, which will head out tomorrow January 20 for a co-headline tour of the UK and Europe. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
Ukrainian doom proggers STONED JESUS released two new songs last year, CON and Porcelain, but now it’s time to kick it off! Today, the trio STONED JESUS is treating the world with the atmospheric blues of ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ – a somewhat fitting title to their current situation. And with this realease, the band treats us with a beautiful music video which can be viewed via the official Season of Mist channel HERE. The link can be freely spread throughout your channels.
Progressive doom rock new-comers THE ABBEY, ft. Natalie Koskinen (SHAPE OF DESPAIR), Jesse Heikkinen (HENGET, ITERUM NATA, etc), Vesa Ranta (SENTENCED, THE MAN-EATING TREE), and Janne Markus (THE MAN-EATING TREE), are now revealing another haunting song, “Starless,” along with a music video! The song is the latest single from the band’s forthcoming debut full-length, ‘Word of Sin,’ in which Koskinen’s bone-chilling powerhouse vocals are front and center! The song and video can be found here: https://youtu.be/Fez71gk9jTU
After releasing their beautiful snowy video for Disintegrate I, Portuguese death/doom duo OAK, (with members of GAEREA) are proud to present their fiery second single ‘Disintegrate II’ of their second full-length “Disintegrate”. The album will set foot on this trembling world on the 10th of February 2023.
Icelandic post metal band SÓLSTAFIR are proud to release their brand new music video for the track ‘Dionysus’. The song was taken from their latest album ‘Endless Twilight of Codependent Love’ which was released in 2020 via Season of Mist.
Progressive death metal entity Horrendous has completed work on their fifth studio album, which will be released later this year by Season of Mist! More info will be revealed soon!
MDF might be on hiatus this year, but fret not! Hell In The Harbor Festival is coming to Baltimore, MD over Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-28) with this absolutely stacked lineup, which includes performances from CLOAK and Necrofier, both of who will be performing brand new music from their respective upcoming albums, for which more information will be revealed soon!
Blackened heavy metal outfit NITE will be embarking on headlining tour of California this February with support from Persekutor! The trek kicks off in Oakland, CA on February 16 and will work its way downstate, concluding in San Diego, CA on February 19.
Greek blackened death metal masters NIGHTFALL are now premiering a new lyric video for the track ‘Mean Machine’ which was originally recorded by THE CRAMPS in 1994. The track was recorded by NIGHTFALL in December 1996 in Tico Tico studios, Finland and served as a bonus track to the “Lesbian Show” album. You can now find the video HERE.
Norwegian multi-instrumentalist SYLVAINE is proud to announce a brand new headlining tour across Europe together with E-L-R. The ‘Nova Iberian tour 2023’ will start at the Bad Bonn venue in Düdingen (CH) on March 03 and sees the band traveling throughout France, Spain and Portugal until a final curtain at the Hard Club venue in Porto (PT) on March 12. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below.
Blackened death doom outfit Strigoi, the brainchild of Greg Mackintosh (PARADISE LOST, VALLENFYRE) and Chris Casket (VALLENFYRE), have teamed up with Decibel Magazine for the exclusive release of their brand new song, “The Construct of Misery,” via the Decibel flexi series!
ROTTEN SOUND come crushing down, right on time to grind away that jolly Christmas mood of yours. The Finns are proud to announce the ‘Apocalypse’, a brand new album containing eighteen short sharp chops that hit home perfectly in these deeply troubled times .
It’s time to for a brand new track of U.K. post punk band NAUT! Their haunting new song ‘Dissent’ is accompanied by a new lyric video which can be found on the official Season of Mist channel HERE.
No rest for the wicked! New York City black metal collective Black Anvil will be embarking on a North American tour in the spring of 2023 in support of ENSLAVED and INSOMNIUM! The trek will kick off on April 5 in the band’s hometown of New York City and will conclude on April 30 in Baltimore, MD. The full itinerary is as follows: