New releases on Metal Blade Records.

Tyr reveals details for new album ‘Hel’ and launches first single, ‘Fire and Flame’!

On March 8th, the Faroe Islands’ Tyr will release their eighth full-length, ‘Hel’, via Metal Blade Records. ‘Hel’ is a collection of ruthlessly melodic and irresistibly compelling progressive folk metal that will immediately resonate with any who have followed the band at any point over the two decades of their storied career. For a preview of the album, the first single, “Fire and Flame”, can be heard at: – where ‘Hel’ can also be pre-ordered.

Known for their prolific nature – dropping their first five full-lengths in the space of just seven years – the six-year gap between ‘Valkyrja’ (2013) and ‘Hel’ is by far the longest between any two of their records. During that period the band toured hard, taking the album around the world, including a support run with Children Of Bodom in North America and an appearance on the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise. However, other factors played into this extended break between releases. “We approached this one differently because I learned that if I continue doing albums in the way we had up to now, I would die from a heart attack before I’m 50!” says guitarist/vocalist Heri Joensen. “That’s one of the reasons we changed our method and took such a long time on this one.” That this tactic – which also includes more songwriting contributions from bassist/vocalist Gunnar Thomsen and guitarist Terji Skibenæs than on previous releases – has been beneficial is borne out in the finished product, which is perhaps more immersive than those that came before. “Musically it leans a bit towards our album, ‘Ragnarok’ (2005),” states Thomsen. “It’s a bit more epic and also much better worked through than any of our previous albums.” It also marks the recording debut of drummer Tadeusz Rieckmann, who has manned the drum throne for Tyr‘s live shows since 2016.

‘Hel’ track-listing: 1. Gates of Hel 2. All Heroes Fall 3. Ragnars Kvæði 4. Garmr 5. Sunset Shore 6. Downhill Drunk 7. Empire of the North 8. Far from the Worries of the World 9. King of Time 10. Fire and Flame 11. Against the Gods 12. Songs of War 13. Alvur Kongur


Downfall Of Gaia releases video for new single ‘We Pursue The Serpent Of Time’!

February 8th, 2019 sees Downfall Of Gaia release their anticipated new album ‘Ethic Of Radical Finitude’!

Downfall Of Gaia have now released the second single out of ‘Ethic Of Radical Finitude’, a song they shot a video for. Please surf over to: – to check out ‘We Pursue The Serpent Of Time’!

Comments Downfall Of Gaia: “Today we’re excited to share the musicvideo for our song “We Pursue The Serpent Of Time”, the second new song of our upcoming album “Ethic Of Radical Finitude”! This time we’re joined by our friend Nikita Kamprad from Der Weg einer Freiheit for some guestvocals and we hope you enjoy this collaboration as much as we do! Thanks for listening!”

Afterwards click where you can stream the first single ‘As Our Bones Break To The Dance’! Check out the pre-order bundles.

‘Ethic Of Radical Finitude’ is the international quartet’s most melodic, most structured and most dynamic release to date, once more building upon the epic and unique sludgy, crusty, exploratory metallic sound that has organically evolved with every release. “It combines elements from our earlier releases with the path we took on ‘Atrophy’ (2016),” states guitarist/vocalist Dominik Goncalves dos Reis. “There are long atmospheric parts with enough time to breathe, enough time to unfold, and on the other side there are harsh and melodic blastbeats. Each song is some kind of journey, with emotional ups and downs.”

‘Ethic Of Radical Finitude’ track listing: 1. Seduced By… 2. The Grotesque Illusion Of Being 3. We Pursue The Serpent Of Time 4. Guided Through A Starless Night 5. As Our Bones Break To The Dance 6. Of Withering Violet Leaves

Downfall Of Gaia are Dominik Goncalves dos Reis (vocals/guitars), Anton Lisovoj (vocals/bass), Marco Mazzola (guitars) and Michael Kadnar (drums)