True North (Century Media) is a far different beast to its predecessor, Winter Thrice; a fresh recollection of Borknagar’s early days, coming across as a rawer, simpler and more authentic reinterpretation of nature-themed Norse blackened folk metal that nevertheless stays true to the band’s signature sound.
Out October 13th via H42 Records, English post-rock outfit Sons of Alpha Centauri flex their collaborative muscles on Buried Memories, partnering with both Justin Broadrick and James Plotkin to deliver an intriguing and enthralling album.
As a special guest blog exclusive to PureGrainAudio, winners of Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2019 The Slyde have provided us with their TOP 10 career highlights from the past decade.
Anamorph are just a little over a week away from the release of their new full-length album, Lucid, and as an early treat, we’re pleased to debut the drum playthrough video for the new single “Reverie.”
Contemporary rock music needs more talented instrumental artists; skilled musicians the likes of Norman Kim. Today we have the pleasure of debuting Kim’s new single “Nothing Wrong With My Life” taken from his debut full-length album, Just Like You.
Australian instrumental guitar-rock duo Myoora, fresh off the release of their newest single, ”Skyward,” join us to run down their list of five must-do’s for new bands in this special #guestblog feature.
Nobody is safe from Go The Rodeo fever – South Africa’s biggest progressive electro rock band is catchy, sexy plus transcends genre and generations. Their new album quality is also top-notch with high production values and superb flow. If you don’t believe us, prepare for some Lekker Chilled ear candy!
Conjuring a strong sense of place with beautiful melodies and ferocious riffs, Falls of Rauros have delivered an excellent new album in the shape of Patterns in Mythology (Gilead Media).
John Browne, guitarist with the British progressive metal band Monuments, discusses the new Century Media-released album Phronesis and upcoming second trek to South Africa!
Running Out of Time Doing Nothing by The Meads of Asphodel is a deeply personal album, full of opinions with a strong introspective slant and influences that run the gamut from punk to goth to alternative to electronica, making for an extremely avant-garde take on black metal.
Los Angeles, California’s The Longing once again deliver a monstrous mix of raw progressive metal and rock topped off by the soaring vocals of Laura Bradley. Check out the band’s new single and video for “Crosses.”
Out now via Season of Mist, GastiR – Ghosts Invited shows a mellower, gentler Gaahl compared to previous work. But don’t let this never seen side fool you, this album is simultaneously brutal and beautiful.
With GastiR – Ghosts Invited (Season of Mist), Ghaals WYRD is breaking rules and stepping past what is currently termed “post black metal” to create something entirely new: an experimental hybrid that is dark and dangerous – but also engaging, accessible and altogether gooseflesh-raising.