Underground Metal News: Sublevel, Heretic’s Dream, Insatia, Ondt Blod, Atonement Theory, Contra, Tantal, Cave Of Swimmers

A roundup of the latest news in the underground metal scene including news on Sublevel, Heretic’s Dream, Insatia, Ondt Blod, Atonement Theory, Contra, Tantal and Cave Of Swimmers.



Germany’s modern death metallers SUBLEVEL have released their debut EP “Borders” on April 1st, 2017.

“Borders” combines every element of metal that each member likes. Thus, a creative piece of music came to life that doesn’t quite fit into a certain genre. For convenience or an easier description they call their music modern (Death) Metal.

“Borders” consists of 8 songs, 3 of which are intros/outros. Sublevel have decided to separate them from the actual songs for an easy listening experience in playlists and such.

The EP is available on every platform (Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Deezer, Youtube, Amazon etc.) and Bandcamp




Spika tour Agency has released the full video of Heretic’s Dream show performed at Zal Ozhidaniya Club 13.05.2017, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.





American Symphonic power metal group INSATIA has released the second single, “We Are The Grey,” off of their upcoming album, Phoenix Aflame, due out June 23, 2017 via Pitch Black Records. Originally premiered on Metal Underground, “We Are The Grey” and Phoenix Aflame are available to pre-order HERE now.

Vocalist Zoë Federoff comments that the new track “was actually the first song we had written for this album – originally I had constructed it to be a ballad, but as we started working on it, it became more straight up power metal. I don’t like discussing my lyrics in too much depth with certain songs, because it’s fun to see people apply their own meanings to them. This is definitely one of those songs.”




Norwegian hardcore five-piece group, Ondt Blod have just shared a brand new track from their forthcoming and yet untitled second album, due out next year via Fysisk Format.

Titled “Store Ord (Røyk og Speil)”, which translates to ‘Big Words (Smoke And Mirrors) the track was produced by Blood Command’s Yngve Andersen, who also produced the band’s first album “Finnmark”.

Listen to “Store Ord (Røyk og Speil)” via Metal Hammer UK here.




Sludge metal band ATONEMENT THEORY have teamed up with Transcending Obscurity to stream “Illumination”. The track is taken from the EP of the same name, which will be re-issued as a deluxe digital version on July 28th 2017. The deluxe version will include new liner notes and a bonus track.

Listen to Illumination here




Cleveland’s CONTRA are pleased to reveal “Dr. Goldfoot”, a new track taken from their forthcoming album Deny Everything.

Listen to the track here: http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=135483

Pre-order the album and preview a few tracks at this location: https://contracleveland.bandcamp.com/album/deny-everything




Russian Melodic Dark/Progressive metal band TANTAL is about to release their new album “Ruin” this autumn in Europe and USA.

Recently, the band released a new video and song from the upcoming album “Ruin” which is called “Torpid”





Cave of Swimmers have teamed up with Doomed & Stoned to reveal “Hangman”. The track is taken from their forthcoming 7″ The Sun, which will be released on July 3rd.

Listen to the track here: http://doomedandstoned.com/post/161855789523/caveofswimmers

The album can be pre-ordered here


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