Polish death metal legends VADER are proud to announce their "Revelation Of The Wicked - North American 2023" tour. The 29-date trek will kick off in Arizona on March 18th, the tour will make stops in Atlanta, Quebec City, and Salt Lake City before concluding in San Diego on April 17th. Joining the tour are Brazil's death metal heroes KRISIUN and brutal-tech death merchants and labelmates DECREPIT BIRTH.

VADER’s Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek comments, “FINALLY, we are announcing the long-awaited US & Canada tour. It's been a while since our last visit to the North American continent in early 2020. Together with Continental and Nuclear Blast, we prepared a very special show including a set of songs from the debut of The Ultimate Incantation (30-year anniversary) and Revelations (20-year anniversary). Quite a number of them were very occasionally or never played before. A nice mix of other VADER albums should satisfy every VaderManiac indeed. “Revelations Of The Wicked - North America 2023”  will open the Gates to Hell wide just for You. ARE YOU READY?‘

Confirmed dates for VADER’s "Revelation Of The Wicked - North American 2023" tour with KRISIUN and DECREPIT BIRTH.


3/18/2023 Nile Theater - Mesa, AZ

3/19/2023  Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM

3/20/2023  Amplified Live - Dallas, TX

3/21/2023  Come and Take it Live - Austin, TX

3/22/2023  White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX

3/24/2023  Gramps - Miami, FL

3/25/2023  The Conduit - Orlando, FL

3/26/2023  The Masquerade (Hell) - Atlanta, GA

3/27/2023  Canal Club - Richmond, VA

3/27/2023  Warehouse on Watts - Philadelphia, PA

3/29/2023  Le Poisson Rouge - New York, NY

3/30/2923  Middle-East Downstairs - Boston, MA

3/31/2023  Studio TD - Montreal, QC

4/01/2023  La Source de la Martinière - Quebec City, QC

4/02/2023  Brass Monkey - Ottawa, ON

4/03/2023  Lee's Palace - Toronto, ON

4/04/2023  The Sanctuary - Detroit, MI

4/05/2023  Reggies - Chicago, IL

4/06/2023  Skyway Theater - Minneapolis, MN

4/07/2023  BLVD Nights - Kansas City, MO

4/08/2023  Denver, CO - Marquis Theater

4/09/2023  Metro Music Hall - Salt Lake City, UT

4/11/2023  El Corazon - Seattle, WA

4/12/2023  Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC

4/13/2023  Bossanova Ballroom - Portland, OR

4/14/2023  DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA

4/15/2023  Backstage Bar - Las Vegas, NV

4/16/2023  1720 - Los Angeles, CA

4/17/2023  Brick by Brick - San Diego, CA

Norwegian quintet I The Betrayer released their new single “Slaughterhouse” released this past Halloween on October 31st, is taken from their upcoming album “Storm Vik” which is set for release in 2023.

Vocalist Chris Wiborg had this to say about the upcoming album:

“This will be the first of a two-part concept album based on a Lovecraftian tale that follows the protagonist, Storm Vik, and his journey into madness. The story takes place in post WW2 Norway, in a town called Rjukan, deep in a valley surrounded by mountains.

Storm Vik, the son of a Special Operation Executive responsible for sabotaging the heavy water plant for the Nazis, follows in the footsteps of his father as chief police constable of Rjukan. The looming threat of the cold war initiates a top secret project to dig deep into the mountain to build a passageway to a mountain top, Gaustatoppen, as a radio relaying station. But they dug too deep...”

The video can be found here:


Catalan Atmospheric Black/Folk Metal band Ter released their new lyrics video for the song "Cerulean Shores" from the band's last EP "Homeward Bound". The release was recorded, mixed and mastered by Alfred Berengena at "Your Sound Recording" Studios.

Check out the lyrical video of this track below:


Ter was formed as a one man band in Catalonia, Spain by Nil Lapedra (ex-Forja). Fueled by his own emotions and the landscapes of his rural area,he writes his music, conceiving it as an immortal echo that resonates through the mountains of Catalonia and beyond.

Amazing Demon Boy formerly known as just Demon Boy, has had lots going on for himself and has done well for himself at that. He decided to take some time out of the current holiday season to play a game of 20 questions talking of the holidays and what else is in-store for the next year!

1. What are you doing for the holidays?

ADB - Relaxing by myself, glad to have some time off from traveling.

2. This Halloween season I did what?

ADB - Performed concerts made convention appearances and did lots of interviews!

3. Did you dress up this year?

ADB - I never dress up. I look freaky enough lol!

4. What is your favorite Halloween candy or treat?

ADB - Candy Corn. 

5. What are you thankful for?

ADB - My fans, my band members and my family.

6. Do you have a favorite dish for Thanksgiving or do you enjoy everything?

ADB -  Yeah I pretty much enjoy anything as long as its not fish or came out of the ocean.

7. Who's the one out of the band, that eats the most, when it comes to the holiday season?

ADB - Honestly I would have no idea....lol, I don’t spend that kind of time with them.

8. Do you or have you gone shopping on Black Friday, if so what did you find and buy? Or have you gone out to see the sights of the crowds?

ADB - I have people that do that for me. I don’t go out anywhere anymore. The only time I go out is when I am performing.

9. When it comes to the holiday season, does the band all get together, or does everyone do their own thing?

ADB - They do their own thing.

10. What is your favorite Christmas song to sing and why?

ADB - “Let it Snow” I just enjoy it.. I am a traditional Christmas person. I love a classic family holiday despite what people may think I don’t do the “horror” thing at Christmas nor do I like seeing it tainted that way. I’m old school when it comes to X Mas.

11. One thing you really want for Christmas is what?

ADB - I honestly have no preference. But I like gifts that I need and can use not junk.

12. Do you still believe in Santa Claus? Enough so, that you would pay him a visit at the mall or other local events?

ADB- Of course I believe! I have the Spirit of Christmas in me. I love it and always will. Give me an old time Christmas any day.

13. What type of Christmas tree do you prefer white or green or your own version?

ADB - It HAS to be a REAL Tree! Period!

14. Are you a late or early Christmas shopper?

ADB - Both....lol!

15. One thing you have to do on New Year's Eve?

ADB  Nothing.. its just another day to me. I usually sleep through the celebration. Its meaningless to me.

16. Do you have any New Year's resolutions?

ADB - I don’t believe in that BS.

17. What else has The Amazing Demon Boy been up too since we last and first spoke way back in 2015?

ADB - OMG that's to long to write out… lol.. all I can say is I am still here and I am doing VERY well.

18. What is on the horizon for the next year come 2023?

ADB - Concerts, convention appearances and shows In the UK and more.

19. Is there anything you would like to disclose with us and the fans both old and new?

ADB - I have gotten back into body building and will be competing in competitions in 2023 again.. I am obsessed with body building and working out. I was a competitive body builder back in the day. That's all I'll say about this…lol.

20. Would you say that is your final answer?

ADB - Yes!  Thank you!

Pop alternative rock band PRETTY ODD isn't just an odd band but one that is rather unique. They have a lot of influences to go off of when creating music, along with a handful of releases under their belts as it is. Plus an all new album is in the works currently, with some shows and tour in the woks as well. The band chats about their music and time together below.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

 Pretty Odd began in 2011. Wesley and Pierce got together to form a band, by that point, Pierce had already been in a couple little groups that participated in school talent shows or at music stores. (Wakefield MS Talent Show and Progressive Music Recitals) Pierce had joined Willow and her twin sister Savannah in a band they called Mystique, shortly afterwards, Wesley, who had been a close friend of Pierce’s since grade school, caught on, and soon Pretty Odd would be born. 

Photo 2: Featured Left to Right: Wesley Hitson (Libra: Age 17) Willow Patten (Scorpio: Age 17) Pierce Clawson (Pisces: Age 16) picture Circa 2011. 

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

The name came from a Panic! at the Disco album, but originally we thought it was the bands name. When we finally learned that Pretty Odd was the name of the album, Pierce and Wesley took off with it, only finding out later that the album was a different turn for Panic! Moving them towards the sounds of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and The Zombies. That was the same sound we were going for in our own music. 

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

 The band is based out of Emerald Isle, NC where the waves are warm, and the sand is smooth. Originally the band is based out of Raleigh, NC. Here there is a growing community of musicians, bands such as, Malibu Mac, Plaid Overdrive, Lazaris Pit, Sweet Dream, Ashley Virginia, Thørn, Dirty Blonde Band, Heartstop, Bipolar Express, Brian Felton, Will & Tony Show, Aquanauts, Work in Progress, KRVB TRIP, Mostly Primal, Dr. Bacon, Rebekah Todd, Corporate Fandango, Rosary, and many more! 

4. How would you describe your style?

Our style is mainly influenced by the music of the 1970’s. Bands like, Led Zeppelin, Boston, CCR, The Who, and more! We are also influenced by other genres such as Power-Pop: The Cars, Big Star, Nick Lowe, and more. Mackenzie and Willow have a love for Alternative Rock: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Misfits, Offspring, MCR, Counting Crows, Smashing Pumpkins, Flaming Lips, and more. Glam Rock: Bowie, T-Rex, KISS, etc. Indie Rock: Tame Impala, Moon City Masters, Vampire Weekend, Weezer, Fleet Foxes, etc. Josh has an appreciation for Reggae: The Wailers, Sensi Trails, TreeHouse, Iya Terra, Signal Fire, Bumpin Ugglies, Irration, Sublime, etc. 

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We have three released projects, “Ballad of the Rider,” our first EP, “TWO” our second EP. Eventually we combined them into an eight song LP called, “Flashback.” Last year we released our long awaited album, “Archaeopteryx,” which we recorded with the help of Michael Graziano, Artem Smirnov and David McConnell (Mastered albums by Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr. and Wilco). They were all part of a recording studio in Raleigh, NC called, Thread Audio. 

“Archaeopteryx,” is a conceptual album about the Information Age, it is about our place in the timeline of humanity and imagining what would happen if there were an event that caused a group of Space Pirates to come to Earth and colonize it? What if our world was in a state of apocalypse? Those listening to the album can expect a soft cross between David Bowie, The Beach Boys and Cheap Trick. 

You can purchase the album on +Bandcamp at www.prettyoddnc.bandcamp.com.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

 Yes, we have a new album in the works, so far we haven’t decided on a name for it yet, but we hope to record some songs that are becoming a staple in our live set, specifically, “Dutch Girls,” and “Rebel Child.” We expect to start releasing some singles for the album as early as April of this upcoming year, 2023! 

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

 We do have many shows planned to follow up this release of our new music, our tour for this summer begins with a festival called The Walk-In Closet Festival @ Panther Lake (Willow Spring, NC) from March 17th - 19th. We perform at 7PM on Saturday, March 18th! We have many shows afterwards planned, SPAZZFEST in Greenville NC, Bottega in Wilmington NC, Monstercade in Winston-Salem NC, a radio show at WHUP 104.1FM for Pass the Hat on Friday, April 28th at 6PM, House of Art in Raleigh NC on May 6th, and more going into June and July traveling out to Nashville, Philadelphia and NYC!!!

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

 As a band, we hope to connect with larger bands, play bigger shows, share our music with as many people as we can, and do it all humbly without loosing the sense of ourselves. After all it isn’t just all about the money, it’s about showing everyone in our crowd a good time! We dream of playing at Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, Swanfest in Swansboro, Beaufort Music Festival,  Or the Charlotte Whitewater Center. After that we will keep moving on to the next opportunity and the next.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Our music is on CD Baby, and through their services, we are streaming on +Spotify +Apple Music +YouTube Music +Amazon Music.

You can find us on most social media platforms under the tag @prettyoddnc or watch our YouTube channel @PrettyOddBand

Our music is available for purchase at www.prettyoddnc.bandcamp.com.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

We want our listeners to connect with the music of the past, hold our music in reverence with those that we look up to. We hope to pave the way for other young and budding musicians, knowing that we at one point or another were in those same shoes. We wish to encourage anyone that music is not just a dead end job, but in fact, so many jobs combined, arts, events coordinator, festival organizer, press contact, booking agent, fundraiser, marketing manager, cashier, musician, the list is endless. Most importantly, follow your dreams. 

Alternative rock band DYNORIDE has released not one but three full-length album's, a couple of EP's, with a bunch of all new songs expected upon the next album due next year! The band talks about this content, where to find out all about them and plans in the works too.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Dynoride began as an acoustic project in 2008 with two high school friends, John Taylor and Burnell Eckardt. Since then we've had 12 drummers. Our current drummer, Alex Triece, has lasted the longest but is on thin ice. Between the three current members we have fathered a total of 10 children and we have now officially solidified ourselves in the realm of “dad rock”. 

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

A component on the dashboard of Burnell's Buick LeSabre had the word “Dynaride” printed on it. We liked the word so much that we replaced the “a” with an “o”.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

The band is based in the Quad Cities, Illinois/Iowa area. Being located right off of Interstate 80 in the middle of the country, we see a lot of touring groups stopping off to play. We are aged, aging, and out of touch with the local music scene for the most part. Most of the bands we know are peers who we have been playing in bands with for decades. A local band we have been playing a lot with lately is called Half Catholic. 

4. How would you describe your style?

High energy rock with an alternative/grunge bent to it.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

The band has released 3 full length records and 2 EPs since 2012. Our most recent release was November of this year, a Christmas album called “You Better Watch Out”. Earlier this year the band released a deluxe edition of our debut album, “What You Wanted”, which featured additional tracks.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We have 6 new songs that have not been released and are hoping to write a few more to put together an album in 2023.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We play locally for the most part, dozens of shows a year, anything from festivals to bars. We'd like to tour given the right opportunity!

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

To continue making great music, to hop on a tour, and to rule the 7 Kingdoms.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Website - https://dynoridekills.com/

EPK - https://dynoridekills.com/index.php/press-kit/

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/6jilx2xBLIt370DtYMd7JX?si=E_1M4IFCReiWLTM63NJgTg

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1RemXqtwzFELukNvhjCCOA

Bandcamp - https://dynoride.bandcamp.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/dynoride/

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

We'd like listeners to remember how they felt while listening and that they are listening to a real band.

Symphonic black metal band ARCTIC DREAMS started back in 2009 and since has grown into something else, that has spread far and wide within the metal music scene. During the current time frame though, the band may have been a tad late with releasing material, but a couple of single's, an EP along with an album is all out currently, with newer music in the works as far as ideas at least. The band talks about their history, present happening's and the future.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Alex_Y: “Our project started in 2009 when I moved to St. Petersburg and met  Igor . We have find bass player Max Borin and drummer Nikita Orlov. Our band has started rehearsals and in January 2010 has recorded a debut demo, which is stylistically completely different from the current material. 

In the same year, I  leave for Finland, where I start composing material for our debut album, which will be released 12 years later. A year later, returning to Russia, I continue the process of composing for the album until 2014.

In 2014, Glam Dickens has joined to us and the band finally started recording their debut album. The rhythm section was recorded quickly, but after that, a long process of searching for the band's sound began, which led to me founding my own studio and label.

 Work on the album continued until 2022, almost eight years and after so many years of silence, our team releases 4 releases in one year. In the same year,  we decided to  leave Russia due to the war, Igor moves to Berlin, me - to Belgrade, where the group is now based and will continue its activities. Glam Dickens stayed in St. Petersburg for the time being.”

Sydius: “I have always been obsessed with winding my discography with different projects to cover all different sides of my tastes and ambitions, some of which faded through time. And I considered Arctic Dreams to follow that fate when we experienced a huge pause for years. But luckily Alexander put so much effort to keep the band alive and spread it’s wings today!”

Glam_Dickens: “So, when we met with Alexander first, we were too young. So, we had much spare time to hang around all night through drinking beer and attending concerts and parties. Winters were too cold in Russia, so, from time to time we used to hide from cold in the staircase of the building where I lived. And once we developed an idea, that it would be great to have a party right there on the stairs between the levels, and the bartender would make drinks right in the elevator, going up and down between the levels of the building. It was fun, really.”  

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Alex_Y: “The name of the group is the quintessence of the traditional values of Northern Scandinavian Metal, in the music of which the themes of the North, winter, eternal cold, polar night can be traced. This is a kingdom of safety and balance. But there is one more nuance.

Our band name is a bit related to the legendary club “Arctica” in St. Petersburg, which was located in the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute. It so happened that the band rented an apartment 15 minutes on foot from that club near Smolensk cemetery. Since a huge number of metal concerts and gothic parties were held in the "Arctic", very often the after-parties were held in our apartment.”

Sydius:  “Well, an ironic coincidence is that Alexander’s inspiration grows form Scandinavian direction - where from the Arctic Dreams were calling him. But Russia also has a great history of exploring the Arctic region.”

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

Alex_Y: “I am here in Serbia for only about half a year, but I have met some metal musicians already and I am going to gigs every weekend. I was pretty amazed that there are many different metal bands in different metal styles here.

It's like I'm back in the 2000s in Russia. Foreign popular mainstream bands don't come here often, but a lot of people always come to gigs. I am also pleased to see a lot of young people on the gigs here in Serbia, almost children, just like in the 80s. 

After all, this is the future of our metal culture. I can recommend such band as Quasarborn, Alitor, Infest, Nemesis, Rapidforce, Sacramental Blood and Xsus.”

Sydius:  “In the USSR rock music was banned so you could be convicted not only for playing it but also for buying a LP of western band. That isolation and a mist of illegality and ideological opposition to the nation, being considered as enemies of the state, gave birth to the “Russian Rock” movemnent. And Saint-Petersburg was it’s capital. So if you’re open to something really peculiar and unique - discover some retro “Russian Rock” bands from 70s, 80s, 90s. It’s really out of this world. Cause when rock became mainstream - the idea of dissidency was no more relevant - and that movement died. So contemporary music scene is globalized. My recs from Saint-Petersburg scene are Shrezzers, Kill City Kills, shortparis…”

4. How would you describe your style?

Alex_Y: “The band's musical style has its origins in symphonic black metal, although the first demos came out in the style of gothic-industrial metal inspired by such bands as Deathstars and Dopestars.  For eight years of painstaking work in the studio, the style has transformed into something unique, including a variety of styles of metal, into what the project  members themselves call arctic dream metal. In the musical material, the influence of completely different performers is felt, ranging from classical composers such as Bach, Mozart, Wagner, Tchaikovsky and ending with representatives of cyber-gothic and dark electro Hocico, Diary of Dreams, Die Sektor, Nurzery. It was not without the influence of a wide variety of styles: gothic metal Type O Negative, Tiamat, Atrocity, death-metal Death, Cynic, melodic-death-metal In flames Dark Tranquility, At The Gates industrial metal Rammstein, Pain, heavy metal Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, thrash metal – Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Kreator. Norwegian black-metal Burzum, Mayhem, Satyricon, Darkthrone, Immortal , symphonic black metal Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, power-metal Startovarius, Sonata Arctica, doom metal  Therion, Crematory and many others.”

Sydius:  “Some tremendous pauses filled by picturesque noise.”

Glam_Dickens: “I think our music is a kind of mixture of such genres as Black Metal, Industrial, with a touch of symphony sometimes. But, anyway, I don't like to add some labels or cliché to this, I mean "Don't give me names."”

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

Alex_Y: “This year has been quite fruitful for us. We released the first single in February, the second single in April, the EP in June and finally the full album in November. We also plan to finish our first music video before the new year. We finished shooting it a year ago in December 2021, but because of all the known events we have not been able to finish it yet.”

Sydius:  “I never know what to expect from myself. You might expect that for sure.”

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Alex_Y:  “As a main composer, yes, of course I have some ideas in works.)) You know, it's like a good wine, you have to give it time to mature and then sit down and realize quality). But at the current time we have more urgent business.”

Sydius:  “It’s a secret.”

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Alex_Y:  “Yes, of course, we plan to play gigs in 2023, but I really don't know now when and where. But at the current time we have more urgent business. Now I am building a sound recording studio here in Belgrade for our rehearsals, preparing to tour and making new material.”

Sydius:  “And if anything is upcoming it should be only in a short run - as the situation with logistics is unpredictable…”

Glam_Dickens: “Time will tell.”

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Alex_Y:  “In our plans to do tours around the world, we want to visit every country where metal culture has developed.”

Sydius:  “Maybe give a first in history intergalactic tour? Have Elon Musks number?”

Glam_Dickens: “To conquer the world, of course!”

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Alex_Y:  “You can listen to us on any resource you like. Smartlinks with our releases are available on our official website: https://arcticdreamsofficial.com.

Concerning merch, we didn't have time to make what we wanted yet, again due to well known events, but we are actively working on it and there will be something next year )) So stay tuned to our resources).“

Sydius:  “You can hear Arctic Dreams everywhere in space. Though on Earth some physical and hardware efforts requared.”

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Alex_Y:  “So about that, I'm going to quote a line from one of our tracks:

“In this place, you'll

Leave your problems

And you'll find your

Final asylum”

We would like our listeners to remember that we make music honestly and forever. So that it will be relevant long after we're gone.”

Sydius:  “Remember that the current through a conductor between two points is directly proportional to the voltage across the two points."

Glam_Dickens: “I don't know really. For me, it was always the feeling while listening to or after listening to music. It was not like "I like the sound of the guitars, drums or not". If you are in a mood to listen to kind of marsh songs you don't play on ballads.”

Pop, rock, band A BRAVE FACE formed back in 2021, releasing a debut EP, with a follow-up EP expected in the next year! The band gives us a brief discussion about these releases and the future ahead.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

A Brave Face was formed in 2021 by life long friends Richard Hardy and Jonathan Robinson. 

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name? 

The band name came from a popular turn of phrase “putting on a brave face” typically symbolic of someone trying to cover up something deeper emotionally. Which fit with the subject matter we wanted to address with our songs, depression, abuse, addiction things that effect everyone but still people find it hard to talk about. 

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are from Albany NY, the capital region is music scene is as diverse as its size. So many great bands, of all genres.

4. How would you describe your style? 


5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We released our debut EP LOVE, PASSION, HOPE, ESCAPE last mth. It’s a 4 song EP that explores a range of topics from finding love, having kids, overcoming addiction, getting out of an abusive relationship. Some topics we take from our own personal lives and some we relate to friends and family experiences.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We have a piano and vocal version of our EP called KEYS AND VOX coming out after the new year. And a couple more singles we are looking to release this coming spring.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

As of right now we don’t have any shows lined up but hopefully by this summer we will be out a playing, at least locally.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

As of right now just writing, recording, and releasing new music as frequently as we can.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

A Brave Face can be found wherever you stream or download music. Pandora, Spotify, YouTube, AppleMusic, AmazonMusic, Deezer, etc. 

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

It’s a crazy world out there,  just love each other.

Israeli Progressive/Melodic Death Metal band Radiant Black released their debut EP "Epoqualypse". The release was produced by Rafael Meissonnier, and mixed/mastered by Widek at "Widek Studios".

Check out the EP debut linked below:


Radiant Black was formed in 2022 in Israel by Rafael Meissonnier. Influenced by death metal together with progressive and melodic music, guitarist Raphael Meissonnier has teamed up with vocalist Voiicide to create the project's first concept EP.

New Zealand Heavy Metal band SubSpec released their new live video "Strenght Drawn in Spite". The video was recorded in July 2022 at "Frankie's Pizza" rock venue in Sydney supporting Frankenbok.

Check out the video linked below:


SubSpec is a one man project from Auckland, New Zealand, which utilizes heavily distorted bass (no standard electric guitars) & midi orchestrations through drum machines & synths. They have released 3 demo recordings & 1 live EP & collaborated with Karl Sanders of Nile & Mike Browning of Nocturnus AD (Formerly Nocturnus & Morbid Angel).