Dysrider - Bury The Omen
Review by Susan
Formerly known as Trophallaxy, these Swiss players changed their name for the new record. Bury The Omen features symphonic metal, yes, but also a large death and melodeath quotient. It's really an interesting combo because sometimes one style is more clear and other times it's bundled into this sticky ball of genres-be-damned goo. Quite cool.


Satan's Host - Pre-Dating God Part 1
Review by Doc Godin
Satan's Host - hosting a bunch of cool sounds with little clue how to arrange them.


Lords Of The Trident - Frostburn
Review by Susan
Lords Of The Trident are doing for heavy metal what Gloryhammer do for power metal: play cheesy music in costumes with axes and make it completely serious and awesome.


Feed Her To The Sharks - Fortitude
Review by Susan
Feed Her To The Sharks's Fortitude is a solid metalcore record from a band bringing renewed passion to the genre. While the songs follow a simple formula, the band's driving rhythms and unstoppable energy set it apart. The aggression is impeccable and the melody is heartbreaking.


Burweed - Hide
Review by R'Vannith
Hide is initially reticent about its atmospheric sludge, and only toward its end will its basis become apparent.


An Autumn For Crippled Children - The Long Goodbye
Review by tea[m]ster
Guess which made up metal genre term I'm not going to mention once?


Halshug - Blodets Bånd
Review by Ilham
The person who tells me what is happening in this picture will be rewarded 20 euros. I'm serious.


Metal Storm Awards - Voting Closed 01.03

Last year we celebrated the 10th edition of the Metal Storm Awards, and earlier this year we observed the Awards' 10th anniversary with its own special competition. Now, finally, the 2014 Awards have come to a close. Countless bands and users alike have come and gone in those years, but the spirit of the Awards has remained the same; as we like to say, it's not about who wins and loses, but about discovering new bands. While this year's Awards had a smaller voter turnout than the previous couple, 2014 still had its fair share of friendly competition. (by BitterCOld)   Read more ››
Convulse - Reveal New Video, New Album Update 02.03

Finnish death metal veterans Convulse premiere a brand new official video for the new track "Pangaea", which can be viewed in its entirety through the YouTube player below. The track is the first preview of Convulse's forthcoming new album for Svart Records, which follows their comeback album, Evil Prevails, released in 2013. Further details will be revealed as they become available. For now, enjoy the new video! (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
Enslaved - New Album Streaming Online 02.03

If you were waiting to hear the entire new Enslaved album In Times, you are in luck because it is being streamed in its entirety over on YouTube right now. Nuclear Blast Records has made the whole thing available online today and for free. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below. Did it match your expectations? Is it what you were hoping for after listening to the new songs? Enjoy it while you can! (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Faith No More - New Single Available Online 02.03

You can start your week with new music from Faith No More. The American metallers will release their first new album in almost two decades, Sol Invictus, and the second song you get to hear from it is "Superhero". It will be available as a limited edition 7-inch single on March 17th. Until then, give it a spin below. Did you enjoy the song? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Moonspell - N. American Tour With Septicflesh, Deathstars 02.03

As they are about to release their new album Extinct, gothic metallers Moonspell have now announced that they will be touring in the United States, Canada and Mexico in support of the record in April and May. Joining them on this trek are Septicflesh (who are also touring with the Portuguese band in Europe) and the Swedes Deathstars. See the dates below if you want to check out this tour. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Amaranthe - Tapper, Tallinn, Estonia, 10.02.2015 21.02

I am usually genuinely surprised when some bands come to revisit my little country in a fairly short while, say a couple of years. For them to be back in just half a year is a pretty significant achievement, especially for something as popular as Amaranthe. Well, the new album has been released between then and now, and maybe not everybody could make it to the show in Haapsalu. Given the warm reception there, it is fairly logical for the band to take to the stage here in such a short while. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - Day Two: On Open Seas 20.02

After a quick cat-nap it was time again to get the show on the road - Day Two of 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 full steam ahead. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
Cannibal Corpse + Behemoth + Aeon - The Fillmore, San Francisco, USA - 8 February 2015 17.02

Back at The Fillmore - this time 8bitglitch and I were hunkered down for some death metal. Cannibal Corpse and Behemoth play with Aeon and Tribulation. I haven't had the occasion to see many bands more than once so two repeats tonight was a real treat, having seen Aeon and Cannibal Corpse at Summer Slaughters 2013 and 2012, respectively. The strange doppelganger of my ex was in the crowd as usual, so we were ready to begin! (by Susan, 8bitglitch)   Read more ››
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Avantasia - The Wicked Symphony (2010)

A couple of years after The Scarecrow shook things up, Tobi is back with not one, but two new albums of brand new matieral featuring the cream of metal's vocal talents. Don't expect Metal Opera all over again from these albums, stylistically they are not too dissimilar from the previous album, as they mix elements from power metal and stadium rock to good effect. The Wicked Symphony may initially appear the better album of the two. The songs here make the best first impression, some of... (by Baz Anderson)   Read more ››

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Apart from working with HIM, and side-project Daniel Lioneye, Valo has kept busy in the music world, collaborating with many artists over the years. He contributed guest vocals for The 69 Eyes, on Apocalyptica's album Apocalyptica for the song "Bittersweet" (with The Rasmus' singer Lauri Ylönen), on The Bloodhound Gang's Hefty Fine for the song "Something Diabolical", and on Cradle Of Filth's Thornography for the song "The Byronic Man". In 2007 he duetted with Polish/German actress Natalia Avelon for a cover of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood's song "Summer Wine", part of the Das Wilde Leben soundtrack. A video featuring both was recorded as well.

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