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AMARANTHE Announce New Album “The Catalyst” At Wacken Open Air!

This afternoon, the holy ground for heavy music, the sacred space for metal heads saw the beginning of another glorious chapter for one of the brightest modern metal stars to date. Swedish six-piece AMARANTHE announced the release of their upcoming album The Catalyst live on stage after their bedazzling performance on Wacken’s main stage.

“So at last it is official! This has been a long time in the making, and more effort went into this album than any previous AMARANTHE record. You have already gotten a taste of what’s to come on “Damnation Flame”, but as the most varied and eclectic AMARANTHE album to date, expect the unexpected! We cover a lot of musical ground on ‘The Catalyst’, but the core of what we are about creatively is completely intact. It will be immediately obvious that you are listening to AMARANTHE, as much as it will be immediately obvious that this is both a leap forward as well as a step up. Can’t wait for all of you to hear what we have been cooking, as well as seeing us perform these pristine new songs on the road SOON!”, guitar player Olof Mörck states about this moment.

The Catalyst will see the light of day on February 23rd, 2024, via Nuclear Blast Records. The album will be available digitally and in different physical formats including CD, Vinyl, and a 2CD Special Edition.

Presave or preorder your format of choice here:

The Catalyst is the most conceptually coherent piece of work in AMARANTHE‘s storied history. Dedicated to notions of transformation and revelation, it delves deeper than any previous album, as Olof Mörck explains.
“We’ve done these things before, but we’ve never been as theatrical as we have this time,” Mörck grins. “In fact, we all questioned whether we went too far this time, but I also figured that this band was always this way. Literally, the first seconds of our first video was a big explosion! But yes, The Catalyst is more theatrical than ever. We’ve never really been symphonic or orchestral before, but this time we just thought why not? Because we can! The key to this album is that we let go of the boundaries and decided to do something even more adventurous.”

The Catalyst represents the culmination of 15 years of hard work and the breathless pursuit of a wholly original musical vision. Change is inevitable. Victory is assured.


05.08. FI Lieto – Smuggler Rok

10.08. ES Villena – Leyendas Del Rock 

17.-19.08. CZ Moravský Krumloch – Rock Castle 

20. – 24.09. DE Berlin – Full Metal Cruise 

01.12. FI Jyväskyla – John Smith Rock Frozen 

02.12. FI Joensuu, Unholy Winter Fest  

Formed in 2008, AMARANTHE walked their own unique path from the start. With a sound that combined the sharpest, cutting edges of melodic metal, electronic rock, and razor-sharp pop, their impact was immediate and undeniable. Kicking off with their self-titled debut in 2011, the Swedes blazed a trail through the European metal scene and beyond, swiftly establishing themselves as a dazzling one-off, not least due to the unprecedented triple vocal attack that paired clean tones with exquisite melodic sensibilities and feral growls. Over the next few years, the sextet steadily grew in stature, releasing a series of praised studio records that jabbed persistently at the boundaries of modern metal.

Elize Ryd | vocals
Mikael Sehlin I growls
Olof Mörck | guitars, keyboards
Johan Andreassen | bass
Morten Løwe Sørensen | drums
Nils Molin | vocals



The wait is over! Norwegian death metallers, CADAVER unleash their sixth studio album, The Age Of The Offended, via Nuclear Blast Records. True to the band’s primitive roots and an audacious, ground-breaking, psychedelic horror show, the album is an angry, fucked up album for angry, fucked up times, defiantly created against the odds.

The band also releases the lyric video for the menacing track, ‘Deadly Metal’.

Anders Odden comments, “”

Watch the lyric video for ‘Deadly Metal’here:

For The Age Of The Offended the band decided to compile footage about today’s climate of everyone being offended and what it means to music and art.

The first episode discusses the band’s legacy, being involved in the Norwegian Extreme Metal scene, and takes fans around Oslo on the ‘Black Metal Bus Sightseeing Tour‘. 

The Age Of The Offended was recorded at Daufembach StudioVilla NecroStudio Tomb, and Studio StudioAdair Daufembach was responsible for producing, engineering, mixing, and mastering. Kjartan Hesthagen also assisted with the engineering, working in tandem with the band and Adair. The band enlisted Fleshflies to create the artwork forThe Age Of The Offended.

Below is the tracklisting for The Age Of The Offended:
1. Sycophants Swing (Intro)
2. Postapocalyptic Grinding
3. Scum Of The Earth
4. The Age Of The Offended
5. Death Revealed
6. The Shrink
7. Crawl Of The Cadaver
8. The Drowning Man
9. The Sicker, The Better
10. Dissolving Chaos
11. Deadly Metal
12. The Craving
13. Freezing Isolation

Order The Age Of The Offendedhttps://cadaver.bfan.link/taotolp.ema

Anders Odden | Vocals, Guitar
Dirk Verbeuren | Drums
Ronni Le Tekrø | Guitar
Eilert Solstad |  Bass



Mexican death grind band BRUJERIA put the world of cartels and ritualistic murder on wax with a brutal power equivalent to when Compton arrived in pop culture via NWA. On September 15th, the band will unleash their fifth full-length album Esto Es Brujeria onto the world via Nuclear Blast Records.

Today, the band releases the first single from the album entitled, ‘Mochado‘. Check out the video visualizer for the first taste of the album.

BRUJERIA‘s Juan Brujo comments, “Para que sientan y sepan el poder Mexicano con raíces antiguas hasta las redes sociales modernas, que se transmite con canciones brutales y rabiosas! ESTO ES BRUJERIA.”

English translation: “Feel and know the Mexican power with ancient roots all the way to the modern world of social media, filled with brutal and rabid songs! ESTO ES BRUJERIA

Stream the new single ‘Mochado‘, here: 

Esto Es Brujería – Tracklisting:
01. Esto Es Brujeria
02. El Patrón Del Reventón
03. Estado Profundo
04. Bruja Encabronada
05.  G-A-K
06. Tu Vida Loca
07. Mexorcista
08. Bestia De La Muerte
09. Políticamente Correctos
10. Mochado
11. Perdido En El Espacio
12. Odio Que Amo
13. Testamento 3.0
14. Covid-666
15. Lord Nazi Ruso
16. Cocaína

Esto Es Brujeria was recorded worldwide at the following studios: Dog Run Studio in Riverside, CA; Total Annihilation Studios in East Los Angeles, CA; Robanna’s in Birmingham, UK; and Audiocustom in Santiago, Chile. Production of the record was handled by the band while engineering was a joint effort between Eddie Casillas, Eddie Rivas, and Miguel Seco. The mixing and mastering of the album was completed by Seba Puente who was also a part of the engineering team. The album artwork was created by Gary RonaldsonEsto Es Brujeria saw the return of their metal mascot Coco Loco who is emblazoned on the ferocious cover.

Esto Es Brujeria will be available digitally and in the following formats:

  • CD Jewelcase
  • Orange Cassette (Limited to 550)
  • 2LP
    • Orange with Red & Black Splatter (Limited to 3,000)
    • Orange and Red Split Vinyl (EU Limited to 500)

 ‘Matando Güeros – 30 Aniversário Tour’
06.07.    CZ      Trutnov – Obscene Extreme 
07.07.    DE      Erfurt – From Hell 
08.07.    DE      Weinheim – Café Central 
09.07.    DE      Düsseldorf – Pitcher 
10.07.    TBA     
11.07.    DE      Hamburg – Logo 
12.07.    SE      Malmö – Plan B 
14.07.    SE      Gavle – Gefle Metal Fest 
16.07.    FI       Helsinki – On The Rocks 
17.07.    EE      Tallinn – Sveta 
18.07.    LV       Riga – Melna Piektdiena 
19.07.    LT       Kaunas – Lemmy Club 
20.07.    PL       Warsaw – Hydrogazadka 
21.07.    SK      Kosice – Colosseum 
22.07.    HU      Budapest – Dürer Kert 
23.07.    AT       Vienna – Viper Room 
24.07.    RS      Novi Sad – SKCNS Fabrika 
25.07.    SI       Tolmin – Tolminator Fest 
27.07.    IT       Turin – Ziggy Club 
28.07.    IT       Cagliari – La Cueva 
29.07.    IT       Padova – Curtarock Festival 
30.07.    HR      Pula – Kotac Club 

Juan Brujo, Sangron | Vocals
Fantasma | Vocals
Pinche Peach | Vocals 
La Encabronada | Vocals
El Criminal | Guitars
El Embrujado | Guitars
Hongo | Bass
El Cynico | Bass
Hongo Jr. | Drums

Pre-order/pre-save Esto Es Brujeria, here: https://brujeria.bfan.link/esto-es-brujeria

STELLAR CIRCUITS Announce Fall 2023 Tour

Breakout progressive-metal band STELLAR CIRCUITS have announced plans for a fall US tour in support of their newly released sophomore album, “Sight To Sound,” that’s available now from Nuclear Blast Records. The autumn excursion will kick off October 19th in Nashville, TN with headliners ARCH ECHO and will wrap November 12th in Brooklyn, NY. The band will follow the tour with select headlining shows along the East Coast. Tickets on-sale Friday, June 23rd at 12:00PM Local Time at https://stellarcircuits.com/shows.

Oct 19 – Nashville, TN – The End
Oct 21 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
Oct 22 – Austin, TX – The Ballroom
Oct 25 – Mesa, AZ – Underground @ The Nile
Oct 26 – San Diego, CA – Voodoo Room @ House of Blues
Oct 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Lounge
Oct 28 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
Oct 29 – Portland, OR – McMenamins Mission Theater
Oct 30 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project
Nov 1 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Nov 4 – Colorado Springs, CO – Vultures
Nov 5 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake
Nov 7 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
Nov 8 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
Nov 9 – Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
Nov 10 – New Kensington, PA – Preserving Underground
Nov 11 – Philadelphia, PA – MilkBoy
Nov 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere (Zone One)

Nov 14 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
Nov 15 – Richmond, VA – The Camel
Nov 17 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
Nov 18 – Greenville, SC – The Radio Room

STELLAR CIRCUITS has upped the ante on their latest record, “Sight To Sound,” with a massive dose of technical, progressive songwriting teaming with aggression that’s intricately balanced with memorable melody and a dark anthemic ambience that sucks listeners in with every crushing riff. 

Purchase/Stream “Sight To Sound“: https://sc.bfan.link/sight-to-sound

Sight To Sound” Tracklisting:
1. Catch Your Death
2. Witch House
3. Pleasure Cruise
4. Skull Beneath The Smile
5. Sight To Sound
6. Truthseeker
7. Alchemy
8. Nightlife
9. For The Birds
10. Learning To Sleep
11. Where Were You


Formed in 2015, Stellar Circuits emerged to combine the conceptual polarities of groove-oriented music with progressive-minded technicality. Over the quartet’s lifespan, they’ve managed to fulfill their own prophecy, formulating a core sound that is complex and layered, while providing a listenability that extends well beyond the rock genre. Visceral, intellectual, groovy, technical, and melodious are rarely indicators that can all be used to describe the aural essence of one band. In the case of Stellar Circuits, the rare combination makes a striking and definitive appearance in all they do. 
The Winston-Salem, NC foursome followed their 2015 debut EP with their first full-length album in 2018. “Ways We Haunt” would be recorded with North Carolina’s own Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, He Is Legend), a legend in his own right, bringing his signature touch to Stellar Circuits’ first long form release. 
Generating significant attention, especially from the band’s more veteran industry peers, Stellar Circuits would go on to be invited as special guests on Chevelle’s 2021 N.I.R.A.T.I.A.S. tour. Completing a nationwide trek that introduced Stellar Circuits to a significantly broader audience, the foursome immediately saw their fanbase increase exponentially, prompting a shift in their attention to a new record with which they could continue to build on the solid foundation they had since established.

Sight to Sound,” Stellar Circuits’ sophomore release, sees the band working once again with Jamie King to convey their growth and expansion on what they do best. Vocalist frontman Ben Beddick highlights the forward momentum, relaying how the band “wanted to push past the point of comfort when writing this music. To make something real and honest that we can all stand by.” 
Coming to audiences around the world via Nuclear Blast Records, “Sight to Sound” expands upon the progressive and groove-centric nature of the band; combining a heaviness, a catchiness, and strength of composition with technical proficiency that results in Stellar Circuits’ most polished release to date. Vocalist Ben Beddick further expands on the writing process and the record’s trajectory, marking a “turning point around the beginning of the writing process that steered us toward a particular conceptual direction. Moving closer to an understanding of the perception of our senses.  This record is meant to serve as a sort of invocation. A sense of qualia. The term ‘synesthesia’ comes to mind…”.  

Comprised of vocalist Ben Beddick, bassist Jesse Olsen, guitarist Jared Stamey and drummer Tyler Menon, the North Carolina quartet produce an effective and unparalleled coalescence that will undoubtedly excite new listeners while more than satisfying long-term followers. Featuring 11 original tracks that are poised to impress even the most discerning of aficionados, “Sight to Sound” puts the global music landscape on notice that Stellar Circuits has definitively arrived.

EXMORTUS Reach “Beyond The Grave” For Thrashing New Single

Southern Californian melodic death shredders EXMORTUS have released the third single, “Beyond The Grave,” from their massively anticipated 6th studio album, “Necrophony,” that’s due August 25th from Nuclear Blast Records. The face-melting new track is a sonic fist-to-the-face, replete with thrashing guitar riffs, blistering solos and monstrous vocals that attest to why the band remains one of the fiercest bands in underground metal. 

Pre-order “Necrophony“:  https://exmortus.bfan.link/necrophony.a01

Stream “Beyond The Grave“: https://exmortus.bfan.link/beyond-the-grave

Watch the lyric video for “Beyond The Grave” created by Wayne Joyner (Dream Theater, Devin Townsend):

Commenting on the single, guitarist/vocalist Conan says: 

We’re excited to show off yet another intense song from the new album with awesome visuals by Wayne Joyner. Heavily inspired by the Evil Dead movies, this piece interprets the madness of possession with fast rhythms and licks on each instrument. We’re sure to have fun performing this one on tours to come.

EXMORTUS recently headlined the Hyperspace Metal Festival in Vancouver and completed a West Coast tour with Paladin and Graveshadow. The band will perform a FREE show at 1720 in Los Angeles on July 17th. 

Necrophony” Tracklist: 
1. Masquerade
2. Mask of Red Death
3. Oathbreaker
4. Mind of Metal
5. Storm of Strings
6. Test of Time
7. Darkest of Knights
8. Prophecy
9. Children of the Night
10. Beyond the Grave
11. Overture
12. Necrophony
13. Moonchild

Los Angeles-based neo-classical extreme metal mavens Exmortus return on new album, “Necrophony.” Four years in the making, the group’s sixth album offers nothing but savage rebirth and fierce renewal. “Necrophony” marks a significant turning point—one foretold by the Legions of the “Undead” EP in 2019—for the Angelenos. Not only have they emerged from the throes of the pandemic stronger, faster and crazier, they’ve signed on to global metal powerhouse Nuclear Blast. The passion and fury of lead-off single “Oathbreaker” is merely the tip of Exmortus’ darkest tower. Follow-on singles like the powerful “Mind of Metal” and “Storm of Strings,” a whistle-stop, no-joke cover of Greek-American composer Yanni interpreting Vivaldi’s “Summer,” add greatly to Exmortus’ masterly oeuvre.
Exmortus was founded in 2002. The group issued a bevy of well-received demos and EPs that culminated in debut In Hatred’s Flame in 2008. Since then, Gonzalez—now flanked by specialists Phillip Nuñez (bass), Chase Becker (guitars, Warbringer), and Adrian Aguilar (drums, Vio-lence)—has gone on to release four more fan-favorite full-lengths. Exmortus have toured with Amon Amarth, Obituary, Death Angel, and more, playing gigs in North America and Europe. The group’s highlights have also included a stint with thrash legends Exodus at industry lighthouse event NAMM and a coveted spot on the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise. “Necrophony,” a portmanteau of “necro” and “phony” (or “dead sounds”), is Exmortus bigger, badder and wickedly restless.
Written from a fresh slate, Necrophony’s origins can be traced to preludes “Masquerade,” “Overture,” and the intro to “Children of the Night.” Once Exmortus had the feel down, they settled on expanding on the motifs by forging Viennese sophistication with metal might. Careful observers will hear Exmortus’ clever use of the album’s musical theme throughout its 12-song range. That includes “Darkest of Knights” and the aforementioned “Children of the Night,” as well as Necrophony’s shorter bursts of bravado in “Oathbreaker” and “Beyond the Grave.” The most important attributes were, however, vibe and Exmortus’ careful crafting of their next-gen sonic fingerprint.
Whereas previous albums up through 2018’s “The Sound of Steel” have been predicated on heroic fantasy/sword & sorcery, “Necrophony” turns a decidedly darker page. Exmortus have gone from a “Conan the Barbarian” and “Gladiator” aesthetic to something blacker, more nefarious as illustrated by the eeriest and evilest Lovecraftian and Tolkien-esque tales. There’s even a classic horror thing happening. This is, of course, a reflection of our immediate world, and the darkness that’s engulfing everything in it.
Exmortus invited Renaissance man Zack Ohren (Fallujah, Immolation) to return as engineer, producer, mixer and mastering ace on “Necrophony.” Certainly, the team that had cemented the group’s three previous albums into the annals of metaldom was going to work yet again. With Ohren at the helm, Exmortus holed up in Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA. “Necrophony” was fast-tracked in just under two weeks. The result is a clap of virtuosic metal sure to leave fans battered, bloodied, and hungry for more violent opulence.
With “Oathbreaker,” “Mind of Metal” and “Storm of Strings” ringing darkened ears Exmortus’ paroxysmal ascent to extreme metal’s upper echelons is guaranteed with “Necrophony.” Bow in reverence to the high-flying, six-stringed dynasts now.


For four decades, OVERKILL have been the trailblazers in producing some of the most signature moments in the world of metal. Earlier this year, the New Jersey Thrash Legends unleashed their twentieth studio album, entitled Scorched via Nuclear Blast Records.

Today, the band announce they are heading on their “Scorching The Earth” U.S. Tour with labelmates EXHORDER and HEATHEN. The 16-date trek will kick off on July 13th in San Francisco and make stops in Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, and Silver Springs before ending in Huntington, NY on July 30th!

OVERKILL’s Bobby Blitz state, ‘Hey “killers’, the time has come to hit the road in the US of A! July the 13th starts the salvo in San Fran and we will be rolling down the west coast to L.A., across Rt10 east to Florida then up the east coast and back home. Been a long time kids! Keep your eyes open, and get Scorched! Cya on the R.O.A.D.!”

EXHORDER’s Kyle Thomascomments “Rolling with OVERKILL is always nothing short of a family affair, but add HEATHEN and us to the mix too and it’s like a family vacation! We can’t wait to tear up the States with our family!”

HEATHEN comments, “We are absolutely stoked to continue this killer tour package with our friends in OVERKILL and EXHORDER and look forward to bringing it to the United States! We’ll see you in the pit!”

Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday at 10 AM local time.
Purchase here: https://bnds.us/ve4s30

Confirmed dates for OVERKILL‘s “Scorching The Earth Tour” with EXHORDER and HEATHEN are:
07/13/2023  San Francisco, CA – Great American Hall
07/14/2023  Anaheim, CA – The Grove
07/15/2023  Las Vegas, NV – 24 Oxford (Virgin Hotel)
07/16/2023  Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater 
07/18/2023  Dallas, TX – Trees
07/19/2023  San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box 
07/20/2023  Houston, TX – Scout Bar
07/21/2023  Destin, FL – Club LA
07/22/2023  Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
07/23/2023  Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
07/24/2023  Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
07/26/2023  Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
07/27/2023  Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
07/28/2023  Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
07/29/2023  Boston, MA – House Of Blues
07/30/2023  Huntington, NY – The Paramount

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL released their latest offering Scorched earlier this year. The mixing of the record was handled by Colin Richardson and Chris ClancyJohnny Rodd helped with producing vocals, and finally, Maor Appelbaum handled the mastering and adding finishing touches. OVERKILL are expanding their reach but don’t be fooled, the band will remain the filthy, massive gutter thrashers that we all know and love.

The gentlemen of OVERKILL are:
Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth – Vocals
D.D. Verni – Bass
Dave Linsk – Lead Guitar
Derek Tailer – Rhythm Guitar
Jason Bittner – Drums

Canadian Death Metal Giants CRYPTOPSY Join Nuclear Blast Records

Veteran harbingers of technical death metal CRYPTOPSY have officially signed with Nuclear Blast Records! The world’s heaviest label welcomes one of Canada’s most ferocious bands with plans to release their first album in over a decade later this year.

Commenting on the the signing, vocalist Matt McGachy states:

“We are truly excited to have joined Nuclear Blast’s roster. Many of the bands we love and a bunch of our friends have released killer albums via Nuclear Blast. Back in 2012, we became an independent band. Now in 2023, we have decided to team up with one of the most influential metal labels. We are eager to be showcased alongside the world’s best metal acts and can’t wait to unveil the next era of Cryptopsy as a Nuclear Blast artist.”

Details of the CRYPTOPSY’s long-awaited 8th album and return to the forefront of death metal will be revealed in the coming months. Follow the band for additional updates.
Originally hailing from Montreal, CRYPTOPSY officially formed in 1992 and has since been anchored by long-time drummer extraordinaire Flo Mounier. Over the last 3 decades the band has become a revered and influential pinion in North America’s underground metal scene. Groundbreaking albums like “Blashphemy Made Flesh” (1994),” “None So Vile” (1996) and “Once Was Not” (2005), helped define the genre of technical death metal, while the band’s intense, earthshaking live shows garnered them a rapid following around the world. Now signed with Nuclear Blast, the band begins the next chapter of their legendary career, ready once again the break necks and pierce the eardrums of metal fans everywhere.



Melbourne-based blackened deathcore group MÉLANCOLIA deliver the second chapter of their story with new single, “[Inure]”, releasing as the sophomore single from their debut album, HissThroughRottenTeeth, out Friday, April 21 via Greyscale Records (AUS/NZ) and Nuclear Blast Records (Rest of World). Album pre-order’s live now

“[Inure]” invites listeners into MÉLANCOLIA’s world of unease and doom, thematically inspired by sadomasochism and how it is often used as a tactic to feel after experiencing a sense of numbness for so long. The video clip presents a sinister backdrop to accompany the sonic horror.

The new single becomes the second offering from MÉLANCOLIA’s debut album, HissThroughRottenTeeth, which will see its release this April. Immersing listeners in a torturous tale of birth, life and death, HissThroughRottenTeeth follows a fallen deity, cast down from a godly realm and met with the punishment of reincarnating as a human with a wealth of knowledge yet stripped entirely of power.

Essentially the album is about the pain of existence and how we get no say in coming into this world,” says vocalist and songwriter Alex Hill.

Below is the tracklist for HissThroughRottenTeeth:
1. Horror_Ethereal
2. Dread Will Follow
4. When Shovels Drag On Concrete
5. The Hands That Tied The Noose
6. [Inure]
7. HissThroughRottenTeeth
8. …a cold static eulogy

The album traverses different stages of the deity’s miserable existence, doomed to repeat a painful cycle for all of eternity. MÉLANCOLIA sink their teeth into their monstrous storyline with eerie passages, guttural deliveries, and grotesque visuals, dispensing pure dread through their music. 

After establishing themselves just last year with their leading single “Horror_Ethereal“, the band announced this February their signing to both Greyscale Records for Australia and New Zealand and Nuclear Blast for the rest of the world. Mélancolia may be fresh out the gates but they’re miles from the start line as the four-piece have crafted a unique sound that has already catapulted them to new heights.

The quartet will take their place as main support for Gravemind on Friday, April 14 at Stay Gold, Melbourne. Presented by What We Did On The Weekend, Mélancolia will be joined by Vilify and Body Prison, where they’ll showcase a collection of relentless unreleased tracks. Tickets are on sale now!

MÉLANCOLIA echo a tormented entity trapped within the claws of despair, angst, and unnerving melancholy. Like messengers of darkness, Alex Hill takes his place at the forefront as vocalist, Joshua Taafe and Billy Morris join the fold as guitarists with Mason Page on drums.

Storming through the gates of 2023 with a vengeance, MÉLANCOLIA played their first-ever show with THY ART IS MURDER on their Decade Of Hate Australian Tour in January alongside Starve and Justice For The Damned.

Rising Prog-Metal Juggernauts STELLAR CIRCUITS Ink Deal With Nuclear Blast

Nuclear Blast Records is proud to announce the signing of progressive-metal juggernauts STELLAR CIRCUITS. Recruited by A&R legend Monte Conner, the Winston-Salem, North Carolinians join the ranks of the world’s biggest metal label with plans to release their eagerly awaited sophomore album later this year. 

Commenting on the signing, the band states: 

We’ve always been such big fans of Nuclear Blast and the bands they’ve worked with over the years. It’s an honor and a privilege to be welcomed into the NB family like we have. This partnership marks the beginning of a new era of Stellar Circuits and we couldn’t be more excited.

Combining the progressive artistry of innovators like TOOL and the powerful ferocity similar to that of GOJIRA, STELLAR CIRCUITS recent upward trajectory is no surprise. Amassing millions of Spotify plays on their own, the band has developed a worldwide cult following with their distinctive prog sound that weaves in and out of metal sub-genres, providing a dynamic yet fully accessible listening experience as heard on previously released singles like “Go With Your Ghost,” “Penny Dreadful” and “Skylights.”

Details of their impending second, full-length album will be revealed in the weeks to come. 


Formed in 2015, Stellar Circuits emerged to combine the conceptual polarities of groove-oriented music with progressive-minded technicality. Over the quartet’s lifespan, they’ve managed to fulfill their own prophecy, formulating a core sound that is complex and layered, while providing a listenability that extends well beyond the rock genre. Visceral, intellectual, groovy, technical, and melodious are rarely indicators that can all be used to describe the aural essence of one band. In the case of Stellar Circuits, the rare combination makes a striking and definitive appearance in all they do. 
The Winston-Salem, NC foursome followed their 2015 debut EP with their first full-length album in 2018. “Ways We Haunt” would be recorded with North Carolina’s own Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, He Is Legend), a legend in his own right, bringing his signature touch to Stellar Circuits’ first long form release. 
Generating significant attention, especially from the band’s more veteran industry peers, Stellar Circuits would go on to be invited as special guests on Chevelle’s 2021 N.I.R.A.T.I.A.S. tour.  Completing a nationwide trek that introduced Stellar Circuits to a significantly broader audience, the foursome immediately saw their fanbase increase exponentially, prompting a shift in their attention to a new record with which they could continue to build on the solid foundation they had since established.

DEATHSTARS Unleash New Video For second Single “Midnight Party”

Swedish industrial cult act DEATHSTARS recently announced their return with the new album Everything Destroys You, which is set to be released on May 5th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Fans have eagerly waited for their first release in over eight years, which brings us back to the good old Scandinavian Deathglam and destructive urban party nights.
Today, the band reveals the second album single, “Midnight Party”.

The track is accompanied by a complimentary video – filmed in Stockholm, it depicts the band attending a packed club show, watching a Deathstars female cover band. Hint: this alternative Deathstars might feature some familiar faces…

Frontman Whiplasher Bernadotte comments on the song:

“I wanted to write a kind of worst slash filthy slash dark yet catchy party song and lyrics; something that was bad in a good way – bringing moral downfall up- to – speed al dente.. It’s about those times when you end up binge partying and don´t go to sleep for days, it’s just constantly midnight with the additional clear and present downward spiral and debauchery that eventually makes you go insane. The party that never stops until you collapse. Very different from David Lee Roth-poolpartyrock, to say the least.”

The album will be released in the following formats:

CD jewel case with 16-page booklet
1LP Sleeve + A2 Poster white
1LP Sleeve + A2 Poster splatter dark green & yellow


Whiplasher Bernadotte – Vocals

Nightmare Industries – Guitars and Keys

Cat Casino – Guitars

Skinny Disco – Bass