Principe Valiente – Barricades (Metropolis Records)

The intriguingly titled Principe Valiente is a dark pop band from Stockholm in Sweden and was formed in 2007 with Barricades being the bands third album to date. Just a cursory listen shows a minimalist, post-punk and early electro inspired band with an introspective and almost diffident delivery which gives them an air of mystery..

iVardensphere – Ragemaker (Metropolis Records)

The sub-genres within rock music seem to be ever growing these days and now we come to another one, of which I was previously unaware, with Industrial-tribalism which sounds pretty strange but it does make a great deal of sense when you listen to the album. I have not previously heard of iVardensphere with the..

PARADOX OBSCUR : ‘Morphogenesis’ – new album by Greek post-punk synthwave duo out 06 May 2022 on CD/digital, vinyl release 30 June 2022 via Metropolis Records

Paradox Obscur are an Athens, Greece-based post-punk synthwave duo comprised of Kriistal Ann and Toxic Razor. They have built a devoted worldwide following over the course of four albums since debuting in 2014 and signed to Metropolis Records to issue the explosive Singles & Rarities collection in early 2021. The brand new Morphogenesis marks their..

PRINCIPE VALIENTE : ‘Barricades’ – new album by Swedish dark-pop act out now via Metropolis Records

Swedish dark-pop act Principe Valiente recently returned with Porcelain, a broodingly intense gothic ballad issued as the first single from their just released new album, Barricades released via Metropolis Records.The follow-up to Oceans, their acclaimed 2017 full-length, Barricades is the band's first album since signing to Metropolis and their fourth overall. From the epic sound..

CHAMELEONS : ‘Edge Sessions (Live From The Edge)’ – album by influential UK post-punk icons out 15 April 2022 via Metropolis Records + FURTHER UK TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Metropolis Records recently welcomed the legendary UK post-punk act Chameleons to its label roster. Long cited as a hugely influential act, having inspired the likes of (The) Verve, Oasis, Interpol, The Killers and Editors, the group was formed in Manchester in 1981 and comprised vocalist/bassist Mark Burgess, guitarists Reg Smithies and Dave Fielding, plus drummer..

THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE : ‘Fascination’ – new album by leading Canadian dark-pop act out 18 February 2022 via Metropolis Records + UK tour update

A Canadian darkwave ensemble who incorporate elements of electronica, goth and new wave into their lush and atmospheric dark-pop sound, The Birthday Massacre have enjoyed success over the last decade with albums such as Hide And Seek (2012) and Under Your Spell (2017), both of which charted at home and abroad. The early spring of..

PIG – Pain Is God (Metropolis Records)

You have to have full belief in your talents, capabilities and totally prepared to do it your way if you are going to make a name for yourself in the rock business when performing under the name of PIG and using quite extreme photographs to publicise your work! Londoner, Raymond Watts aka PIG started out..