Mourning Mist - Mourning Mist
Review by Apothecary
 
In the early 90s, a little band by the name of Katatonia put out an album called Dance Of December Souls, considered by many to have written the rulebook for blackened doom metal. Over 20 years later, Mourning Mist are saying screw it and throwing the rulebook out the window.

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No Return - Fearless Walk To Rise
Review by Mattybu
 
Ah, the golden days of thrash. Back in the 80's, when the beer flowed like wine, and masterpieces of the genre instinctively flocked to the eardrums of listeners like the salmon of Capistrano. No Return is a French thrash band who got things going right as those glorious times were about to begin their hibernation...

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Periphery - Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega
Review by Susan
9.6
Juggernaut: Alpha and Omega are parts I and II of a crowning achievement in songwriting, storytelling, and performance. It is more emotional, more melodic, and far more jazz than anyone was expecting. Oh, it just oozes at times with a thick, dense jazz, which is kneaded into the metal music so well. But that's just one of many important ingredients.

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Caïna - Setter Of Unseen Snares
Review by Ilham
8.4
"Matthew McConaughey is a busta", would say a certain MetalStormer.

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Terror Empire - The Empire Strikes Black
Review by Susan
7.9
"Adventure? Excitement? A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless." Reckless indeed, bitches! The sheer reckless aggression that Terror Empire serves up will destroy your eardrums like the Empire destroyed Alderaan. Groove, thrash, some death metal, a bit of hardcore, this melange of modern extreme metal lays in wait like an exogorth space slug.

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Thulcandra - Ascension Lost
Review by Mattybu
 
When I think of death metal and black metal mixing in a melodic fashion, I think of Dissection, and you do too. Thulcandra is a band heavily influenced by the aforementioned masters of the genre, and on their new album Ascension Lost, they pack it full with everything a fan of the genre could want.

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Iron Fist - Boneshaker [EP]
Review by BitterCOld
8.8
Iron Fist, from Sunny L.A., don't do anything that hasn't been done before. Booze fueled metal punk bashed out at Mach 4 while the vocalist gurgles unintelligibly - before taking the excess reverb into consideration - into the mic. I don't even know what language they speak. I swear the only words I made out the entire four track release were the title track, "Boneshaker". Even then I thought it might have been "For Satam"...

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Orden Ogan - Ravenhead
Review by Susan
8.7
Over the river and through to woods, to Orden Ogan's new album we go! If you thought that predecessor To The End was epic then wait till you hear Ravenhead. The band delivers another chapter of the goodness we have come to love from them, with new journeys, battles, grief, and pure fucking glory. They simultaneously expanded and refined their signature sound of catchy, resplendent, and beautifully mournful power metal. They've never quite...

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Periphery: Juggernaut North American Tour 2015

USA, San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)
26 January 2015

Periphery
Wovenwar
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Thank You Scientist
 
Hellfest 2015 - Last Bands Confirmed 24.01

The last six bands have been confirmed for France's Hellfest 2015. They are: L7, Cavalera Conspiracy, Hawk Eyes, Monarch, Motionless In White and We Are Harlot. The running order with the schedule will be revealed a bit later. This will be the tenth edition of the festival which takes place at Clisson, France from June 19th-21st, 2015. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Born Of Osiris - Working On New Material 24.01

Born Of Osiris are hard at work on the follow-up to 2013's album Tomorrow We Die ∆live. The deathcore group plans to begin the recording sessions in February to track their next album. Meanwhile, the band's drummer Cameron Losh has released a short clip of some new music, which you can check out here. He also teased by posting "Bring back The New Reign sound" so that might be a hint that they are returning to the sound of their 2007 EP. Are you curious about the new Born Of Osiris record? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Helrunar - New Song Available Online 24.01

The German black metal duo Helrunar is about to release a new album called Niederkunfft. Now you can finally enjoy the first song to be revealed, "Devils, Devils Everywhere!" available through Soundcloud. The band hasn't released a new album since 2011's Sól. Go ahead and immerse yourself in the new 7-minute track and then share your impressions. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Uli Jon Roth - Stream Song From 'Scorpions Revisited' 24.01

After the announcement that UDR will release guitar legend Uli Jon Roth's brand new double album of 19 re-invented Scorpions tracks, titled Scorpions Revisited, on March 10th, here is the first song to enjoy. The pre-orders are available now via iTunes. When you pre-order, you get the song "Catch Your Train" instantly. You can now listen to that song below as well. Kick off your weekend with Uli Jon Roth! (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Dopethrone - Share New Album Details And Teaser 24.01

Mark your calendars for April 13th because that is when Dopethrone's new album will come out through Totem Cat Records. Titled Hochelaga, its cover art was created by Alexandre Goulet and you can feast your eyes on it below. Besides that, you can hear a teaser for the Canadians upcoming 4th album. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
A Year In Metal - 2014: Highlights Through The Eyes Of The MS Staff, Elites & Official Contributors 16.01

Compare our (Staff, Elites, and Official Contributors) highlights to your lists and have fun voting on the upcoming Metal Storm Awards. The folks at the 'Tower' \m/ (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Getting Stoked: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - The Bands 11.01

Dear winter in Colorado - you suck and will NOT be missed. The countdown to this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise is thankfully in full swing. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Goatwhore, Dying Fetus and support in Toulouse, 25/11/2014 13.12

As soon as the Toulouse date of this tour was announced, I knew I had to come. Goatwhore coming here? Hell yeah!!! (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
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Ill Niño - Enigma (2008)

It's never easy to leave a monster label like Roadrunner Records and try to follow serenely its musical career. Ill Niño is now signed on Cement Shoes Records a label which clearly not have the influences of RR but Ill Niño still have a good fanbase and I'm sure that their fans will be happy to know that the new album of the American combo is out. As always the band plays some kind of Neo Metal with Latin influences but if this new release is not terrible I regret however... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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Sonata Arctica

A song called "Gate of Fear" has been circulated on the internet (such as through the P2P program LimeWire), mistakenly attributed to Sonata Arctica - it is actually by the Swedish band Zonata.

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