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So, I’m sort of postponing watching The Walking Dead this morning on cable catch up because (spoiler alert) I already heard that they brought Glenn back in a really implausible way. Just read Kim Kelly’s awesome new road article on C.O.C. for Noisey (and sort of wishing they’d still play recent non-Pepper gem “Tarquinius Superbus” live in this formation) and then browsed some new Riding Easy patches. Bitching to myself about the inconsistent self-centeredness of humanity or people I’ve dated. Walked the dog. Thinking of ways to make more money to move West eventually. So in other words, it was a usual day.

Until I checked out the new jam from The Moth Gatherer via the fine label Agonia, purveyors of numerous killer metal slabs of darkness, usually on the blacker end of the metal spectrum like Aosoth or really soul splitting and barren stuff like the rad new Hypothermia record. I had heard of the band but the name sort of reminded me of Ashton Kutcher and The Butterfly Effect and I already love The Atlas Moth way too much, so did I have room for another “moth” band in my steel heart? Well, I never should’ve put off listening to them because the band revitalized a dull day with a nine minute new banger called “Attacus Atlas” that melts collective minds like the most ritualistic Cult Of Luna or Ghost Brigade side was melded to even heavier guitar passages that are nearly as doomy as they are post-metal. The song comes from new album The Earth Is The Sky, which you may pre-order here. These Swedes are now firmly on my radar and I am stoked.

Commented  the band: “The Earth Is The Sky is an album where we tried to take everything as far as we could. There where points during the recording where we honestly spoke about giving up and calling it a day, it felt like we would crumble under the album. But we suffered through. The result is a desperation about how humanity drags it all to the end. Where A Bright Celestial Light was an introvert journey into decay, The Earth Is The Sky is a journey to the highest point on Earth where you sit down and contemplate about our existence while watching the flames from the burning world”.

Aosoth to release new 2 song EP

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 6:20 AM (PST)


Aosoth are set to release a new EP!

After critically acclaimed “IV: Arrow In Heart” record took its toll on black metallers in 2013 and left an imprint on a great deal of year-end lists (inc. CVLT Nation, Stereogum, Popmatters, Heavy Magazine or, the French sowers of intelligent dark art, Aosoth, are coming back with a new EP, “IV”, slated for an October 23rd release on Agonia Records!

Recoded, mixed and mastered at BST Studio, the two-track EP will feature one new song and a remix from the last album, IV: Arrow In Heart.

On the new material, the band commented: “Third and last of three appendixes, serving as bridges between our fourth full-length record and the next”.

Cover artwork has been created by Somnyum.

The EP will be available in: black 10″ MLP, gold 10″ MLP (limited to 177 copies) and picture 10″ MLP (limited to 333 copies) only.

Side A: “Broken Dialogue”
Side B: “Appendix C”

More info BELOW



Especially the last few years, Paris black metal terrors Temple Of Baal have arguably been one of the most fiery and inspired bands in black metal. New single “Divine Scythe” showcases so much of the darkness in this band that I love, from varied yet intoxicating guitars to war cries from a place of deep contemplation. And the solo over the slow plodding bridge is magnificent. “Divine Scythe” should be cranked by any self respecting metal head.

Mysterium is the title of their next full-length album, due on October 2nd via Agonia Records, and “Divine Scythe” is the first single to be released. The song, which features guest vocals by Georges Balafas (Drowning, Eibon, Decline Of The I) can be heard BELOW.


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Swedish trio HYPOTHERMIA, comprising a member of Lifelover and Kall fame, are streaming their brand new album, Svartkonst, ahead of release date, which is set for May 15th in Europe and May 19th in North America via Agonia RecordsSvartkonst is an instrumental fusion of black metal, post-rock and shoegaze, and can be listened to exclusively via the following magazines:

Zero Tolerance Magazine (UK)

No Clean Singing (North America)

RIYL Grayceon, Agalloch, Scorn, Pelican, Mogwai


Agonia are one of the sickest labels around the underground and Forgotten Tomb are a strong act for fans of moribund blackened Italian doom. The band will lead a headlining European tour this fall, so even USA fans have time to get a plane ticket.

Supporting their latest record Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love, released by Agonia Records in April 2015. The band will perform a brand-new set of songs, including material from all their discography that hasn’t been played in a while (or never before). Interested promoters can get in touch here (as all dates are not filled, it seems):

Hailing from France, NOCTURNAL DEPRESSION will team up as support for the whole tour, promoting their new album Spleen Black Metal (Avantgarde Music).

The tour dates will be announced soon. In meantime Forgotten Tomb revealed tour lead up dates for the summer BELOW.


The first song from Hypothermia‘s new album is available to consume HERE. This initial title track from pending record “Svartkonst” is an ocean of guitars, a controlled and intelligent drum performance and verbed out trancy power. The Swedes newest track is so good it is impossible as background music, if you get my drift. You’ll be pulled adjacent to the beachfront of cold waves before your gaze inexorably goes to the soul’s within. Yes, I was impressed by this song. Thanks, Agonia Records!

RIYL Sonic Youth, Wolves In The Throne Room, Red Sparowes

The track features on the band’s upcoming new album under the same title, set to be released on May 15th in Europe and May 19th in North America. Pre-order here.

Ephel Duath’s Davide Tiso ends the project

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 12:01 PM (PST)


Ephel Duath are no more, according to virtuoso/mastermind Davide Tiso in a long Facebook post (reprinted after the jump). The band went through various incarnations and styles but was always compelling (understatement). There is no word yet if this means Tiso will be devoting his creative energy full time into wife Karyn Crisis’ Gospel Of The Witches endeavor, who recently signed with Century Media. Best of wishes to Davide with whatever the future holds.

Read the at times rather cryptic statement here.

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Electro-industrial metal titans ABORYM have announced the addition of guitarist Giulio Moschini (Hour of Penance) to the group’s ranks. Giulio brings a wealth of experience to Fabban’s band, having performed with ABORYM during their last live shows and after a very long career with Hour of Penance.

At the same time the band announced an amicable parting of the ways with their drummer, Bard “Faust” Eithun, who has been with the band since 2005.

“After the Emperor-gigs this summer it is my intention to calm down the band activities” – comments Bard. “Basically because I have reached a point where it is difficult to combine being in a band with family and other commitments and I am slightly fed up “being in a band” as such. Sadly this also involves Aborym so it is with a sad heart I have decided to leave the band with immediate effect. Next year I would have been a part of the band for 10 years and I appreciate the three albums we made together. However, it is time to leave the drum chair for someone who are actually able to provide the time and effort the band requires. I wish both Fabban and Paolo Pieri the best of luck with their future endeavours”.

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ABORYM’s “Bleedthrough” music video released, the second video from the Industrial harsh metal clique’s Dirty release. Fabban’s (vocals) mask used in the clip has been created by Monica Mangioni and Alice Siracusano.

If you like caressing apparently voodoo’d brains and singing into/finger banging them as well in order to cause a young, ostensibly Norwegian woman to have a very bad day , you’ll love this clip!

The video – directed and filmed by Victorlab crew and Andrea Mazzucca, featuring model-actress Tanya Mishchenko – can be seen below.

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Technical death metal masters ORIGIN have inked a European record deal with Agonia Records. The band’s new album – the follow-up to 2011’s Entity – is entitled Omnipresent and will be made available this summer. Cover artwork, tracklist, and other vital details will be revealed shortly.

I don’t know about you, but this news kills. ORIGIN are so nasty. Entity and that last Aeon record jump started my restored faith in death metal which continued with recent Hate Eternal and Gorguts. So cheers to more Origin!

Formed in Kansas (North America) in 1997, ORIGIN is one of the top, most intense and most brutal technical death metal forces to be reckoned with. Since its inception, the group has charted twice on the Billboard Top Heatseekers (with Antithesis at #21 and Entity at #20) and emerged on countless highly-energetic shows across the world. In 2007, ORIGIN reached Europe for the first time in career (on tour with Misery Index and Necrophagist) and five years later, in 2012, reclaimed The Old Continent together with Suffocation. This coming May, ORIGIN will be heading out on a headlining run in South East Asia and Australia.

The band made a statement regarding their new deal for Europe: “ORIGIN is proud to be a part of the Agonia Records family! We feel that this is the strongest move on our quest for total omnipresence, and are excited to share our latest cut of sheer technical brutality throughout Europe and beyond. We are everywhere and nowhere. We are Origin. Hail Space.”

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Belgium’s Enthroned have released new music from forthcoming record Sovereigns (out in April via Agonia). The cold yet bludgeoning attack of new song “Of Feathers And Flames” indicates we are in for a great release if every song is as killer as this track. To hear the dizzying, darkly primal and haunting new track click HERE.

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Belgium’s leading black metal force ENTHRONED returns with a new studio album entitled Sovereigns. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Obsidium (2012) is scheduled for an April 15th release via AGONIA RECORDS worldwide. Cover artwork and tracklist can be viewed Below.

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“If you feel you put 100% into something, how can you feel regrets or disappointments? Sure, sometimes it gets annoying when people don’t get what you are trying to express but how can someone else’s point of view make you feel down about yourself if you know you gave your best? This is one of the biggest lessons to apply to life and art, and I’m doing it with relative success”-Davide Tiso.

The above quote is food for thought but also far too modest once you hear Ephel Duath mastermind Davide Tiso’s latest monster prog-metal EP. “On Death And Cosmos” (Agonia Records) features three soul shattering, mind liberating songs that twist and turn and regurgitate your mind out the other side. You’ll feel like you melded with dark matter or entered the negative zone or something. It’s jarring and massive stuff.

The best music takes you back to when you first heard it. I hear “Strange Television” by Dax Riggs and remember gazing out the window of the Lower West Side apartment where I used to live drinking malbec and dreaming of a woman. I hear the warm guitars of “Rocket” by Smashing Pumpkins and lose myself in the summers of my youth. “Toxicity” by System Of A Down brings back the metallic fear of 9/11 America. Similarly, “On Death And Cosmos” will rivet you and etch the time and place into your skin like a tattoo.

I talked to Davide Tiso and wife (vocalist) Karyn Crisis about the EP, the amazing line-up of themselves plus Steve DiGiorgio and Marco Minnemann, working with producer Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Agnostic Front) and more. Karyn even talks about her recently painted Major Arcana.

Click HERE to read the interview.

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Album Review: Spawn of Possession – “Incurso”

Posted by Allred on Monday, April 9, 2012 at 9:42 PM (PST)

“Do you hear that Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of inevitability”. These words from Agent Smith (of the Matrix movies is case you weren’t in the know) are quite poignant when it comes to the topic of Spawn of Possession’s latest mind thrashing, Incurso. We knew it was inevitable, that it was only a matter of time before S.O.P. would emerge, once again, to throw their hat into the ring of the best technical death metal bands around. Six years after their sophomore release, Noctambulant, Spawn of Possession have not only come back to join the ranks of the best in tech-death, but have quite possibly jumped to the front line to spear- head the entire tech-death attack.

Get the complete low down here.

New Video: Ephel Duath Release Studio Report, Pt. 1

Posted by JDKleinhans on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 6:11 PM (PST)

Hailing originally from Italy and now San Francisco, Ephel Duath has continually pushed and defied the boundaries of the metal genre with their brutal and unique avant-garde sound. In the midst of recording their upcoming EP (due Summer 2012 on Agonia Records), the band has released their first video report from the studio.

In this video, Marco Minnemann plays an extract from the song called “Stardust Rain” and Steve Di Giorgio performs the intro of the song “Black Prism.” At the end, we enter Sharkbite Studios and get a glimpse of what’s coming up next…

Get the video here.

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