Forsaken – Primal Wound – Video

The Maltese doom-metal quartet Forsaken release the LP Pentateuch on the 13th of October.

Forsaken

Forsaken

Eight years after their last album After The FallForsaken make a welcome return with a studio release.

The first track to surface being the dark clouds of Primal Wound which demonstrates why for the past two decades they have remained an integral part of the Maltese and European metal scene.

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Pentateuch is available from Mighty Music.

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The Shh – Too Young – Video

It was back in 2014 that the Maltese / French electro-wave duo The Shh last featured.

The Shh - Too Young - artwork

The Shh – Too Young – artwork

Their latest track – Too Young (available on bandcamp) is of softer brushstrokes than music of theirs previously featured.

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Clandestines

Clandestines from Pembroke in Malta is Daniel Abdilla (Guitar / Vocals), Neil Stafrace (Bass / Vocals) and Samuel Xiberras (Drums).

Clandestines - indie rock from Malta

Clandestines

There are a few places in the world which seem to have an inordinate number of top quality emerging bands and Malta is one such location. For those of you who have transitioned from the old Indie Bands Blog website will know all to well regular features occur of bands from Malta. Clandestines add to that list with their raw and ready sound which could as-well be at home in the USA as in Europe.


A delightful smattering of reverbed and echoed guitar gives a hint of shoegaze without the material loosing the harsher rock edges. The trio who have been together for about three years now are equally adept at slowing the music down and allowing the shimmering guitars to float majestically to the surface as they are at leaving the percussion to hustle the creations in a flailing of energy.

Their debut nine track LP is set for release on the 6th December – Saturday As Usual – which is a fine testament to their ability.

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