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Last updated on July 24, 2016 at 3:00 PM ET

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Sunday Old School: Tristania

It's that time of year in the Northern hemisphere when the sun's out, the shorts are on and the Facebook feeds are filled with people complaining about the heat... Perfect timing for some Scandinavian gothic metal, don't you think? Gothic metal is largely attributed to British band Paradise Lost, not least due to the title of their sophomore full length, "Gothic," but has since gone on to become a popular and successful sub-genre in it's own right, probably providing the most female musicians in any of metal's varied offshoots. One of the first bands to lay the template for operatic, female vocals hails from the west of Norway and continue to hold a special place amongst fans of the genre, is Tristania.

Tristania was formed in 1995 by vocalist/guitarist Morten Veland, drummer Kenneth Ølsson and keyboardist Einar Moen and were joined in their musical pursuits a few weeks later by guitarist Anders Høyvik Hidle and bass player Rune Østerhus. While recording a demo, the group decided to bring in Vibeke Stene as a guest vocalist, who was soon recruited as a permanent member, although she was unaware of this until after the band signed with Napalm Records and released their debut album, "Widow's Weeds." The album itself drew considerable praise and is considered a classic in the gothic metal genre, thanks to the contrasting, "beauty and the beast" vocals and symphonic elements. More...

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Henrietta Posts "Wendigo" Video

Henrietta just released a new DIY music video for "Wendigo," which is available below. The band is also gearing up to release new album "Galloping Cadavers" later this year via Sliptrick Records, with further details forthcoming.

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Fake Idols Reveals "Witness" Details

Fake Idols today reveals the details for new album “Witness,” which is set to be released on September 16th via Scarlet Records.

The album features a very special guest appearance by Motörhead legend Phil Campbell on the song “Mad Fall” as well as vocalist Damna (Elvenking/Hell In The Club) on "The City's Burning." The artwork and track listing are available below.

1. Out Of Gear
2. Mad Fall (feat. Phil Campbell)
3. So Now...
4. Sail
5. The City’s Burning (feat. Damna)
6. Silence
7. I’m a Fake
8. Go (Chemical Brothers’ cover)
9. Could You Bid Me Farewell
10. Prayers on Fire
11. Witness More...

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The Obelisk All-Dayer Lineup Announced

August 20th at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York marks the first-ever edition of The Obelisk All-Dayer, a one-of-a-kind celebration of all things heavy, noisy, psychedelic, progressive, and weird.

In addition to being the first New York appearances for French heavy psych mavens Mars Red Sky, Amsterdam-based motor-rockers Death Alley, West Coast riff-rollers Snail and bizarro Texas punks Funeral Horse, The Obelisk All-Dyaer will feature food, full and recorded sets, limited-edition posters and other merch, and an after party with DJ Adzo (aka Adam Kriney of Brooklyn's The Golden Grass) and Walter Roadburn (the man behind the internationally renowned Roadburn festival).

Mars Red Sky* 10:10-11:40
Death Alley* 8:50-9:50
Snail* 7:30-8:30
Kings Destroy 6:30-7:10
EYE 5:30-6:10
Funeral Horse* 4:30-5:10
King Buffalo 3:30-4:10
Heavy Temple 2:30-3:10
Afterparty with DJ Adzo & Walter Roadburn* 12-2AM
* Debut appearance in NYC More...

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Slayer's Tom Araya Ejects Spitting "Fan" From Show

Slayer played a special set in celebration of the "San Diego Comic-Con", this past Thursday at the at the House Of Blues in San Diego, CA. When frontman Tom Araya proceeded to thank the audience for attending the show, he was spit on by a "fan", leading to his ejection.

You can watch that in the video below. Skip ahead to 01:45 to see the events transpire.

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They Say Fall Premieres New Music Video

They Say Fall premieres a new Dexter inspired single and music video titled "Darkly Dreaming". The track was recorded, mixed and mastered by Kevin Peters at Anemic Studios, Bristol. The video was directed by Pete Hewes and filmed by Luke Drewery and Peter Stones of KNOW Media.

Check out now "Darkly Dreaming" below.

See the band live on the following dates below: More...

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