Triptykon featuring The Metropole Orkest – Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019) (2020)

This album will make waves because it is going to divide audiences based on who will give it a chance and who will categorically ignore it; this, like trolling, is the pure provocation that forms a necessary part of Art as opposed to Entertainment. The album possesses a fatal flaw, but makes up for it with some of the more interesting experiments within the notion of doom — dark, melancholic, sentimental, but not self-pitying — sounds, going beyond metal and rock in composition.

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Insomnium Will Stream Live Concert on May 29

Melodic Finnish death metal band Insomnium will play a coronavirus virtual live concert on Friday, May 29, starting at 1:00 PM EDT. The show will consist of the Winter’s Gate album in total plus a smattering other songs from previous albums, and will be followed by a live chat with fans.

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Acerus Releases The Tertiary Rite

In nature, populations improve when a small group breaks away, develops new traits, and then is partially or completely absorbed by the original group, spreading those beneficial traits to the whole group. Heavy metal is now absorbing death metal and black metal through power metal.

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RIP: Florian Schneider of Kraftwerk

Years go by, and more of the greats of the past move on to either afterlife or nonexistence, leaving us to wonder what the point of it all is. “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” We must announce that sadly, Florian Schneider of Kraftwerk perished today at the age of 73.

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