Canadian extreme metal outfit The Agonist are back in tip top shape with their sixth album “Orphans”, set to be released on September 20, via Rodeostar Records. The hype surrounding this record began to spread with the release of the first single “In Vertigo”, and reached a boiling point with “Burn it all down”. It was clear that powerhouse vocalist Vicky Psarakis, guitarists Danny Marino and Pascal Jobin, bassist Chris Kells and drummer Simon McKay have created a very solid and intense album.
German gothic metal band Lacrimas Profundere has gone back to their roots and delivered a truly magnificent album with “Bleeding the Stars”. In a refreshed and revamped line-up, which currently consists of lead guitarist Oliver Schmid, drummer Dominik Scholz, and new vocalist Julian Larre (who replaced former singer Rob Vitacca in 2018), the trio have crafted an album that links their doom metal past with their gothic metal present.
“We are not your kind” is the sixth studio album by American heavy metal band Slipknot, and was released on August 9, 2019, via Roadrunner Records. It is the band’s first album since the departure of longtime member Chris Fehn. The title of the album is taken from a lyric off the band’s standalone single “All Out Life” released on October 31, 2018, despite not being featured on the standard edition album, but is on the Japanese edition.
Colossal swells erupt from a vast ocean of human suffering and universal dread and in their wake present to us the latest offering from the minds of Carnifex: ‘’World War X’’. Soul darkening, eye-bloodying, flesh crushing death metal is to be expected from this group of musicians, yet with the new album comes a unique notion of unavoidable hopelessness; the inevitable rot of mankind. Carnifex has stoked the coals and breathed a distinct power into ‘’World War X’’.
Last year when I first joined Lyrical Spell Magazine, my first review was for the debut album “Death Embraces You All” by the Norwegian gothic metal band Mørke, a new band that promises to revive the old school of the 90s gothic metal genre in the veins of bands such as Tristania, Theatre of Tragedy, and The Sins of thy Beloved.
Our Destiny is the brainchild of Vikram Shankar (Redemption, Lux Terminus), whose beautiful piano playing is paired with the angelic voice of his partner, Lauren Nolan. Our Destiny has been around for years, starting as a cover group back in 2011, but as the two started to grow musically, it’s official that have composed original music for their debut album.
Lindsay Schoolcraft, an accomplished singer-songwriter, pianist, and harpist is preparing to release her solo debut album titled “Martyr”, set for a release in October 2019. Schoolcraft has debuted her solo career with an EP “Rushing through the Sky”, which showcases her beautiful mix of ambience with the atmosphere of Gothic music.
A Metallica rip-off or successful joke? Weezer’s 13th album and 6th self-titled album, the Black album continues with the band’s journey having a catchy return. Rivers Cuomo, Brian Bell, Scott Shriner, and Patrick Wilson make up the legendary quartet with their tenure lasting more than 20 years. Ultimately, Weezer may have strayed from their general path.
With their new album, Tanzwut spins fantastic stories out of delicately woven ‘’Seemannsgarn“ (sailor’s yarn). An exciting journey into the world of fantasy, poets, musicians, artists and puppeteers. Teufel and his band carry off into a world of fiction and reality and provides a vibrant setting for all the different shades of the told stories.
From the country that gave us bands like King Diamond, Pretty Maids and Volbeat comes the newcomers of hard hitting melodic Danish heavy metal: Pectora. Since the formation of the band in 2013 Roskilde based Pectora have released the demo ”Burgeon Of Hate” in 2014 and the EP ”Redemption” in 2017. All of them leading up to their bombastic debut album ”Untaken” to be released through Mighty Music in May 2019.