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sleepmakeswaves touring

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 17:45

 Georgia Blackie / (Photo: Georgia Blackie / Prog Metallers sleepmakeswaves are touring alongside The Contortionist and Monuments over March and April in the US. Pity they are not coming here to British Soil, for now we need to make do with their latest musical offering Great Northern here.

Mar 21 — Albuquerque, NM — Launchpad
Mar 23 — Phoenix, AZ — Joe’s Grotto
Mar 25 — Anaheim, CA — Chain Reaction
Mar 26 — San Diego, CA — SOMA
Mar 27 — Orangevale, CA — The Boardwalk
Mar 29 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theatre
Mar 30 — Seattle, WA — Studio Seven
Apr 02 — Englewood, CO — Gothic Theatre
Apr 03 — Merriam, KS — Aftershock
Apr 05 — Minneapolis, MN — The Cabooze
Apr 06 — Chicago, IL — Subterranean
Apr 07 — Grand Rapids, MI — The Stache at Intersection
Apr 11 — Pittsburgh, PA — Altar Bar
Apr 12 — Toronto, ONT — The Hard Luck
Apr 13 — Montreal, QBE — Les Foufounes Electriques
Apr 14 — Allston, MA — Brighton Music Hall
Apr 15 — New York, NY — The Gramercy Theatre
Apr 16 — Philadelphia, PA — Voltage Lounge
Apr 18 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Sound Stage
Apr 19 — Richmond, VA — The Canal Club
Apr 20 — Greensboro, NC — Greene Street Club
Apr 21 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
Apr 22 — Jacksonville, FL — 1904 Music Hall
Apr 23 — Tampa, FL — The Orpheum
Apr 24 — Orlando, FL — Backbooth
Apr 26 — Houston, TX — Scout Bar
Apr 27 — San Antonio, TX — Korova
Apr 29 — St. Louis, MO — Fubar
Apr 30 — Indianapolis, IN — The Emerson Theater
May 01 — Detroit, MI — Saint Andrew’s Hall

AMPed 530

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 10:04

ampedI host Amped again this week, playing some of my favourite tracks, not necessarily Metal on the show.  Tune into it below.

AMPed Show #530

Download Stage Rename

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 09:58

afp_lemmyOrganisers of Download have renamed the Main Stage at the event to “The Lemmy Stage” in honour of the great man.

With Rammstein, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden headline the three days – this year should be a belter.

Old Forest: Dagian

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 19:00

Old Forest
Dagian by Old Forest
Old Forest have been around for a while, with members from the bands IN THE WOODS and CARPATHIAN FOREST, hence the name.
The sound of Old Forest on Dagian is much more atmospheric than we used to know them for their previous albums’ grimness: the large use of keyboards, effects and weird voices give them a value-add in terms of mysticism although keeping the band into a conceptual rawness that still roots them into classic Black Metal, with the final result that (for all these reasons) reminds us of the most glorious episodes of Necromantia’s career, sharing with them a similar dominant role of Bass guitar!
A great slab of UK Black Metal.
Check more details out on their Facebook Page, and a track will be featured on next weeks DarkCompass.

Holy Grail Descent into The Maelstrom

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 09:00

Holy Grail, Photo Miss Shela PhotographyHoly Grail, Photo Miss Shela Photography
With their third release “Times of Pride and Peril” is out on the 12th, this Los Angeles heavy metal quintet, have released this lyric video, “Descent Into The Maelstrom”. They will be touring throughout the US in February and March.
Check it out, thanks to Holy Grail and Prosthetic Records.

Every Piece Matters

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 18:00

PliniPlanPlini has released a new EP. It includes Simon Grove from The Helix Nebula, another of my favourites.
Check it out here, if you like it buy it.

Every Piece Matters by Plini

100% of it’s proceeds go to The Every Piece Matters Charity, which helps families in Cambodia.

Kvelertak Recording

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:00

Kvelertak, Photo by Stian-AndersenKvelertak, Photo by Stian-AndersenKvelertak are currently working on their new album with producer Nick Terry (Lindstrøm, Turbonegro, The Libertines) in Norway — the first time the band has made an album in their native country — and they’ll be doing a headlining run of the U.S. in April, which is probably around the time the album will be released.
For now enjoy this track.

Colibrium – Spinning on The Wheel

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 08:00

Adelaide’s Colibrium are finding the balance, the push and pull of their artistic careers – by releasing their debut album on Friday March 11. The five-piece rock outfit have been dominating the South Australian music scene for years and this release sees them announce their presence on the national music stage and bring their massive sound to the masses. In Balance is their debut 8-track LP and will be available online and at their release parties around Australia in March and April.

Expect a track on DarkCompass around that time, for now enjoy this via Soundcloud

Fallen Angels New Single

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 22:12

We played Fallen Angels a while back. Check out the new single. 

MIUK 192

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 18:11

24355_111003645603549_1609974_nIts a little late, but I managed to pull off more hosting duties at Made in The UK.
Two days isn’t late right?

Made in The UK Show 192

Fifth To Infinity: Omnipotent Transdimensional Soulfire

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 17:53

Seriously: one of the cruelest crime in music business was going to happen. An incredible album kept under lock by stupid contractual troubles for two years and apparently never seeing the light was finally unleased from the cage.
Featuring ex-OPETH drummer Mike Lopez and two other burning souls from Stockholm, Fifth to Infinity recorded a masterpiece of dark-blackened metal with a involving transcendental lyric concept. Stunning song writing, arrangements and production make this act like a serious ace for the future!

Omnipotent Transdimensional Soulfire by Fifth to Infinity

Infernal Outcry – Eclipsed (Radio Edit) by CollisionCoursePR

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:10

Take a listen to
Eclipsed is the first single from MASS EXTINCTION REQUIEM I from Infernal Outcry. Available everywhere on March 18th.

DC710 Defying Mud

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:00

This week, Not so dark and gloomy. Ha, I lied, with a 17 minute doom track half way through.
Don’t forget, we have an enhanced show here with chapters. Subscribe to this here, or download from the link above and below.

  1. The Veer Union: Defying Gravity (from “Decade”, Vancouver, Canada, Pavement)
  2. The Ruts: Babylons Burning (from “Babylons Burning”, London, UK, WestWorld)
  3. Wasted Shells: Masterplan (from “Dark Matter”, Malmo, Sweden)
  4. Winters Verge: The Call from The Deep (from “IV”, Cyprus)
  5. Atomic Symphony: Abyss (from “Redemption”, Zurich, Switzerland)
  6. Austaras: Thrones (from “Prisoner of Sunlight”, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Pavement)
  7. Bellusira: Dance with Me (from “The Healing”, Melbourne, Australia)
  8. Bosque: Paradox (from “Beyond”, Portugal)
  9. Neuronia: Get Ready for War (from “Under The Same Sky”, Warsaw, Poland)
  10. Burn The Ocean: Land of Mud (from “Come Clean”, Italy)


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Demise Of The Crown – We Are Invincible (Official Video)

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 18:26

Demise Of The Crown – We Are Invincible (Official Video)
Official music video for Demise Of The Crown “We Are Invincible” from new self title album out March 4th! Directed by Joseph Ghaleb & Demise Of The Crown

Pre-order album here:

“We Are Invincible” lyrics:

I’m a slave for life, I’m a sinner cast out alive
you can take my blood, from my veins
take me down to hell
where theres fire
the smoke reveals my heart
where theres hunger, the smoke reveals my heart
and I say

We are, we are, invincible I grin
We are, we are invincible I grin
I cry to the air and I can’t understand
why you done this to me
In my time of despair!

Theres a hole in the wind
it’s starring at my heart
and the rage highs from my veins
take me down to hell
where theres anger
the wolf reveals his thrust
when theres moonlight
the wolf appears in black
To haunt me

We are, we are, invincible I grin
We are , we are invincible I grin
I cry to the air and I can’t understand
why you done this to me
In my time of despair!

Touted and mindless
just let them slip into oblivion
and as I battle, all my demons
theres not a soul in sight
then comes the morning light
rise of the sun!

We’ll never know
the pain and the torment
the fire that tears in you
tormenting you

But if it weren’t for me
you’d be silent still
you’d be on you’re own
(you’d be on you’re own)
I hope the passing days
don’t prove me wrong
but the days gone by
and you’re problems are all but gone
no I can’t understand
Why you’ve done this to me

And the wolves howl!
In the night!

Official Site: Coming soon


Twitter: @demiseofthecrown

Instagram: @demiseofthecrown


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SKÁLMÖLD – Gleipnir (Official) | Napalm Records

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 10:22

SKÁLMÖLD – Gleipnir (Official) | Napalm Records
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Viking Metal from Iceland. SKÁLMÖLD did not bask in the fame earned for their highly acclaimed debut “Baldur”, but started to work on new songs immediately after returning from their tour. “Börn Loka” (“Loki’s children”) is a concept album that focuses on the story of the siblings Hilmar and Brynhildur. In order to achieve honor as a Viking warrior, Hilmar has to embark on a perilous journey, fight terrifying beasts and possibly make the biggest sacrifice imaginable. SKÁLMÖLD’s characteristic Viking Metal serves as the soundtrack for this journey. This time, the Icelandic musicians even added a classical choir and the unique voice of Edda Tegeder (Angist) to their rich soundscapes. The raw yet melodic tunes combined with the epic story of Hilmar results in a sweeping mix that goes right under skin and captivates the listener’s imagination. The artwork was done by the team of CCP/Eve Online who translates the mood of the story beautifully into the visual medium. “Börn Loka” is an original and profound longplayer, that fills the legends of the North with new life!

IRUK 146

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 09:55

Im on Insomnia Radio again.
We were thinking of retiring this about the same time I was drawing DC to a close.
Anyways, some great tracks I’m not normally playing on DarkCompass, so enjoy this.

IR: UK #146

DC709 I am Fire, Henriëtta

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:00

Another 10 tracks for you approval, and an experiment – making the show “enhanced”, Chapters.
To get this subscribe to this link

This week we have tunes from :

  1. Mythras: I am Fire, I am Death (from “Absolving the Treacherous”, Ohio, USA)
  2. The Lumberjack Feedback: Blackened Visions (from “Blackened Visions”, Kaotoxin Records, Lille, France) 15th January
  3. Ripper: Anthropophagic Life (from “Experiment in Existence”, Unspeakable Axe / Dark Descent, Chile) 4th March
  4. Il Vuoto: And Night Devours Me (from “Weakness”, Italy)
  5. Charm Designer: Never After (from “Everlasting”, Bogota, Colombia)
  6. Beneath The Storm: The Witches’ Sabbath (from “Devil’s Village”, Slovenia)
  7. Kill for Eden : Living on Mars (London, UK)
  8. Funeral Marmoori: Campane (from “The Deer Woman” , Italy, Minotauro Records)
  9. Black Tide: Angel in The Dark (Miami, USA, Pavement Entertainment, Against PR)
  10. Henriëtta: Henriëtta (from “Dead by Dawn”, Gouda, Holland)

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DC708 Jungle Reverse

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 19:00

This week a little rushed after weekend parties and travel.
Still 10 of the best from the playlists of DarkCompass.


DC707 Drive

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 19:00

Another musical hero departs from this world.

10 bands listened to this week, some old (and remaster), and some new.

  1. Evenu: Drive (Single Release, Exeter, UK)
  2. Five Miles North of Nowhere: A slice of Fried Gold (from “Less Talk, More Action”, Southampton, UK)
  3. Kroh: Heaving Earth (from “Precious Bones”, Birmingham, UK)
  4. Elegies: Cocoon (Single Release, Sheffield UK)
  5. Ascendor: Drive My Demons Away (Single Release, Malta)
  6. Proll Guns: From Texas to Hell (from “Horseflesh BBQ”, Austria, Nrt-Records)
  7. Kidneythieves: Dark Horse (from “Tryp0fanatic”, Los Angeles, USA)
  8.  Demon: Remembrance Day (A Song for Peace)(from “Taking The World by Storm, Remastered), Leek, Staffordshire, UK
  9. Fall: Soul Ignition (from “The Insatiable Weakness”, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA)
  10. Heimdalls Wacht: Wellenbrand (from “Der Untergang der alten Welt”, Germany, Heidens Hart Records)