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Latest Preternatural News

Below is our complete Preternatural news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.


Unearthing The Latvian Metal Underground

As we’ve shown throughout the years in our never ending quest to the Unearth the Metal Underground, high quality metal bands can come from the most surprising of locations. Europe is known as a hotbed of extreme metal, both originating several styles and still innovating others, and even those tiny, out of the way countries have something appropriately metallic to offer.

Today we’ll take a look at three unknown acts from the Latvian metal scene. Working largely without label support and independently releasing demos, EPs, and albums, which in an earlier era would have been hindrance, now these underground stalwarts have a chance to be heard by a much wider audience thanks to various social networking sites and music platforms like Bandcamp.


Featuring members of Ocularis Infernum, this absolute gem of the Latvian scene takes the black metal sound you think you know and takes it on a twisting journey. While it keeps up the menacing and horrifying vibe black metal is known for, it’s all injected with a surprising amount of melodic hooks. The band’s debut album “Hierophanies” is out now (reviewed here) and can be streamed in full via the player below.


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Preternatural Offering "Cryophobia" EP As Download

Latvian metallers Preternatural are currently offering their entire "Cryophobia" EP online both for streaming and as a free download at this location. Preternatural vocalist Serg also issued the following statement about the EP:

"Hi folks! We would like to represent to your attention our new EP 'Cryophobia' (yup, just like the video you saw in October :)). It is available through our official online resources only! And it is absolutely FREE for downloading or listening. Currently, we're busy with the new album making process, so this is a gift to all of you in order not to be bored, while waiting for the new album. EP contains two new songs from the upcoming album, one song from our first demo record, re-recorded and re-arranged, and 2 live tracks performed in Riga, Latvia in 2009. Thank you for your support and keep on metal!"

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Preternatural Parts Ways With Keyboardist

Vocalist Serg of Latvian metallers Preternatural has issued the following announcement about parting ways with their keyboardist:

"Greetings our dear fans! Now it's time to settle down some real changes in our line up. Since Euge, our keyboard player, has changed his residing country, he's not able to participate actively in our band anymore. In such a situation, we must find a replacement for him to help us here in Riga. If you are interested, please, write to preternaturalband@gmail.com."

Samples of Preternatural's music can be found at their official MySpace page.

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Preternatural Reschedules Lithuanian Show

Vocalist Serg of Latvian metallers Preternatural has issued the following announcement about rescheduling their canceled Lithuanian tour date:

"Greetings Preternatural freaks! We're enormously grateful to our Lithuanian promoters and very happy to announce, that we have another postponed date and the venue in Vilnius, Lithuania, just like we promised. This time it will be Mulen Ruzhas club. We will be very pleased to see you there on the 26th of December if you all survive Christmas, of course. Take f...ing care!"

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Preternatural Cancels Lithuanian Show

Latvian metallers Preternatural have issued the following announcement about canceling their October 31st show in Lithuania:

"Dear fans!

"Due to some family issues of one of our members, we must cancel our show in Vilnius, Lithuania. We would to apologize to all of the crazy people who were eager to see us live on the 31st of October. We'll meet again in the beginning of next year, that's for sure!

"Thank you for your understanding! Keep on metal!"

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Preternatural Posts New Music Video Online

Latvian metallers Preternatural have posted a music video online for the track "Cryophobia." The video clip can be viewed below.

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