Crowhurst - Isolator
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
This is music.


Blliigghhtted - Into The Cunt Of The Witch
Review by Mr. Doctor
One of Blliigghhtted's candles was suddenly blown away as one of the members, Ruhan, committed suicide during December 2015 But just like the embers of a candle can ignite a new flame, Ruhan's unfortunate death is the main force behind the final album by this project.


Dark Forest (UK) - Beyond The Veil
Review by Susan
Yeah, I like classic Elvenking, too.


Lascaille's Shroud - The Roads Leading North
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
You know that Lascaille's Shroud is a great band because I'm not pissed off that I had to sit through over two hours of album just to hear The Roads Leading North a single time.


We Are The Catalyst - Elevation
Review by Susan
Spoiler alert: it kicks ass. In fact, this is exactly how to present a sophomore album:


Mistur - In Memoriam
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Mistur excels at creating atmosphere. In Memoriam is lousy with layers of instrumentation that never cease building on each other, and the results are monstrous in scale.


ADX - Non Serviam
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
For a band in its fourth decade of existence, ADX sounds surprisingly spry and spirited. No, scratch that - for any band, ADX has a lot of heart, a lot of charisma, and a clear, powerful sound that seems to be quite rare in today's speed and thrash circles.


Kognitiv Tod - Eternal Return
Review by Apothecary
Psychedelic black metal. There's something about this bizarre union of genres that actually works a lot better than most would probably expect. Black metal, as hypnotizing and otherworldly as it often is, seems to be an almost ideal partner for the dreamlike realms of psilocybin, ego death, and spirit guardians. The inclination towards pushing boundaries in both genres has led to a pleasant diversity of sounds among psychedelic black metal bands, some very dark and chaotic, others embracing a more mellow, "floating" type feeling. Kognitiv Tod opts for the latter formula.


Iron Maiden - To Live Stream Wacken Performance 30.07

The iconic Iron Maiden have a treat for their fans. The Book of Souls World Tour has been on the road since late February, playing to over 1.5 million fans with 72 shows in 36 countries and six continents. They will play the final show on Thursday, August 4th in Germany at Wacken Open Air Festival. ARTE Concert is going to feature the entire performance on live stream. The gig will get lavish camera attention and can be accessed anywhere in the world. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Wintersun - Update On New Release 30.07

The infamous Wintersun have recently given a new update regarding a new release but in true Wintersun fashion, it's only half an update. In a cryptic new message posted on the band's Facebook page, mastermind Jari Mäenpää reveals that "It is done" without revealing exactly what it is. Could it be Time II or some other release? Reportedly, they are in negotiations with Nuclear Blast to release the material that they have been recording. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Equilibrium - Release Another Lyric Video 30.07

German epic folk metal outfit Equilibrium present the second lyric video off their upcoming album, Armageddon. This brand new track, fifth on the album, is called "Born To Be Epic". Check it out here and tell us how epic it is. (by Vykintas)   Read more ››
Décembre Noir - New Video Released 30.07

German death/doom metallers Décembre Noir have some news to share about a new album and also a video. Forsaken Earth contains almost 50 minutes packed of 6 catchy songs full of melancholy, emotions, power and brutality. The album was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered at Chameleon Studios/Hamburg and Chemical Burn Studios/Bad Kösen by Project Mayhem. Enjoy their new video for "Small.Town.Depression"! (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Trap Them - Share New Track, Album Details 30.07

A new Trap Them song is here! Furthermore, the grindcore/crust punk unit just revealed all about their upcoming new album. Crown Feral is due out on September 23rd on Prosthetic Records. Check out the stunning cover art and other details here. More importantly, the new incendiary track "Hellionaires" is also available. Prepare your ears and dig in! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
70000 Tons Of Metal 2016 - Part One: Why You Should Go Next Year 12.07

Wow, it's already July; time is flying fast and the organizers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise are hard at work hammering out the details for the 2017 edition. I expect information for the public sale to be released any day now (veteran cruisers already have the chance to book) and if you are still on the fence about finally scratching The Original, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise off your bucket list, then this article is for YOU. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
ScreamingSteel's Top 10 Best Metal Covers of Non-Metal Songs 11.07

The more I branch out into different forms of content on Metal Storm, the more I realize something: I don't have all that many original ideas myself, but I sure can parrot other people's work like nobody's business. That revelation made my next choice of publication inevitable: my own installment of the covers list thing, so that you may all cower at yet further evidence of my superior tastes. If you think I've missed something, I encourage you to check Dane Train's or BitterCOld's list to see if the song was already featured, and then to voice your concern in a civil... (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
Roadburn Festival 2016 - Day 4: Afterburner 08.07

After the usual procrastination and delay, Apothecary and Mr. Doctor are happy to bring you the much overdue final installation of our coverage of this year's Roadburn Festival. (by Apothecary, Mr. Doctor)   Read more ››
Skyforger 22.07

Bad English: This may be a weird question, but how do you envision the Latvian metal scene if bands such as Skyforger and Heaven Grey had never existed? Peter Kvetkovskis: Well, there was always and still is another bands around - the metal scene here is quite big enough even without Skyforger or Heaven Grey. The question is how unique and original those bands are, but that's another topic to talk about I guess. It is very hard to make your name worldwide if you are from such a small far away country like Latvia is. You must be somehow original to stand out from millions of bands playing... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Civil War 18.07

Bad English: Hi. Thank you for doing this interview with us at Metal Storm. NPJ: No problems!! Bad English: Can you introduce yourself, and tell us how you decided to become a singer and how you started listening to metal? NPJ: Oh, well things just happened. I've always had the music inside me and when the NWOBHM came: I found my destiny. What can I say? Metal is my life! Bad English: You're from Borlänge, right? And you support Leksands IF? NPJ: Yes, I am from Kvarnsveden, Borlänge Kommun and of course I support Leksand. There is no alternative. Well, now Borlänge... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Pantheist 14.07

Bad English: Hi. Thank you for doing this interview with us at Metal Storm. Kostas Panagiotou: It's a pleasure as Metal Storm is one of my favourite metal sites on the net! Bad English: Can you introduce yourself, and tell us about your first steps into music, both as a listener and as a musician? KP: I grew up in Greece and you are immediately exposed to a lot of music in this country. Greeks like to party, and as they are emotional people they also like to express their emotions through listening to their favourite songs, so music is everywhere. I only started to think of myself as a... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
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To-Mera - Transcendental (2006)

I found out about To-Mera at the end of January when To-Mera's singer Julie Kiss gave me their 2005 demo after the Stream of Passion gig in London. Before taking it I asked jokingly if it was any good, and having got a smile and a positive reply I stuffed it into my pocket. I have actually been waiting for the debut album quite eagerly since having listened to the demo soon after that. Imagine Symphony X on "Odyssey" album, take some Dream Theater, add dark and aggressive riffing... (by Ivor)   Read more ››

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