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Browsing Archive: July, 2020

SONG PREMIERE: Ov Shadows - Den Eld Som Tär Och Förvrider

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 30, 2020, In : Ov Shadows 
Thanks to Moshpitnation for premiering this and offering their thoughts on the album!!



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"Today, we have the distinct honor of premiering the track Den Eld Som Tär Och Förvrider by Ov Shadows. The torturous nightmare of a track is the opener from the upcoming sophomore full length release I Djävulens Avbild coming soon from the Swedish band in collaboration with Hypnotic Dirge Records.

I love dissonant black metal, well dissonant metal in general. On I Djävulens Avbild,...

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SONG PREMIERE: Wills Dissolve - Echoes (excerpt)

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 30, 2020, In : Wills Dissolve 
Head over to No Clean Singing to finally listen to an excerpt from the upcoming Wills Dissolve album, "Echoes"



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The phenomenally good Texas-based prog/death band Wills Dissolve are returning with their second album, set for release on August 28th by Hypnotic Dirge Records. It's an endlessly fascinating 32-minute single piece that narrates the interstellar journey of an astronaut in search of a new home for the last remnants of humanity. 

Today we’re presenting only an ex...

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PRE-ORDERS: Wills Dissolve - Echoes

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, July 24, 2020, In : Wills Dissolve 
We are launching pre-orders for Wills Dissolve' second full-length album "Echoes" today!

Following on the comet tail of their debut album "The Heavens Are Not On Fire...", Wills Dissolve direct their gaze upon the cosmos once again in “Echoes”, their sophomore album presented as a 32 minute exploration of the loneliness and sacrifice of astro-technological advancement. Though once again rooted in progressive metal, “Echoes” incorporates a wide range of styles to tell the tale of an ast...

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PRE-ORDERS: Ov Shadows - I Djävulens Avbild

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, July 18, 2020, In : Ov Shadows 
We are launching pre-orders for Ov Shadows' second full-length album "I Djävulens Avbild" today!

This time around, we opted for less items in the bundles but improved the quality of the main items included. The CD is presented as a 4 panel digipack with an 8 page booklet, complete with 4/4 print (no unprinted sections between the panels) and 18pt cardboard stock rather than the standard 15pt, so the digipack itself should be sturdier and thicker. The official shirt for "I Djävulens Avbild" h...

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SONG PREMIERE: Ov Shadows - Under Dödens Vingar

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, In : Ov Shadows 
Here is the first premiere from the forthcoming Ov Shadows album "I Djävulens Avbild", streaming  exclusively on No Clean Singing



"The title of the song is “Under Dödens Vingar” (Under the Wings of Death). Immediately, the music surrounds us with dense waves of tremolo’d riffing accompanied by enormous drum detonations and heavyweight bass pulsations. The music has a majestic but sorrowing resonance that immerses the senses, its wrenching gloom shredded by caustic shrieks and increasin...

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TRAILER: Wills Dissolve releases video trailer for upcoming record "Echoes"

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, In : Wills Dissolve 
Presenting the first extended taste of the forthcoming Wills Dissolve record "Echoes", here is the first of three trailers with excerpts from the 32 minute track as well as the band's thoughts and perspectives on the record. Today, Guitarists/Vocalists Andrew Caruana and Nick Block discuss themes, concept, and influences.



Following on the comet tail of their debut album "The Heavens Are Not On Fire...", Wills Dissolve direct their gaze upon the cosmos once again in “Echoes”, their sophomor...

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ALBUM NEWS: Ov Shadows unveils cover art and tracklist for upcoming release “I Djävulens Avbild"

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, In : Ov Shadows 
Ov Shadows unveils the cover art for their upcoming album  “I Djävulens Avbild" due for release on Hypnotic Dirge Records on August 14, 2020. The cover art for “I Djävulens Avbild" was designed by the enigmatic Mister snöpuls



The new record  "I Djävulens Avbild" presents Ov Shadows at an unprecedented ferocity and forward-momentum, and apparently very intent on proving that to their listeners immediately, as pummeling drums and a heavy galloping riff fill the speakers within seconds of...

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VINYL RELEASE: NONE - Life has gone on long enough [Release / Update]

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, July 3, 2020, In : NONE 
Today is officially the release date for the vinyl pressing of NONE's second album. Sadly, the vinyl are still in transit from Europe. I checked the tracking numbers this morning and it seems like they are about 1-2 weeks from arriving. As soon as they arrive, we'll work our asses off to get ALL the orders out within 3-4 days so I just ask for your patience for a little while longer!







If you've ordered the repress of the long-sleeve "A Coffin for a Bed" shirt, that's expected to arrive here eit...

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ALBUM NEWS: Wills Dissolve unveils cover art for upcoming release “Echoes”

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 2, 2020, In : Wills Dissolve 
Following on the comet tail of their debut album "The Heavens Are Not On Fire...", Wills Dissolve direct their gaze upon the cosmos once again in “Echoes”, their sophomore album presented as a single track, 32-minute exploration of the loneliness and sacrifice of astro-technological advancement. Though once again rooted in progressive metal, “Echoes” incorporates a wide range of styles to tell the tale of an astronaut on a dangerous and vital deep space expedition. Allow yourself to b...

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