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05.06 Wardruna - Present New Single & Video 'Lyfjaberg'
Despite postponing the upcoming full length release Kvitravn to January 2021, Wardruna utilized this time to write and record a brand new song "Lyfjaberg", which is now available for listening below. It will be available on all digital platforms and you can even order a special limited 12" Vinyl.Read more
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Keeping live music alive: Sonata Arctica Acoustic Adventures 2020 livestreams (29.05.2020 and 30.05.2020)
by Milena | 05.06
Sonata Arctica were the first band to announce two timezone-adjusted separate streams for American and European audiences on SemiLive, based on their recurring all-acoustic tours and sets. Seeing how they said there would be slight differences in the setlists and how one of my ambitions in life (hindered by geography) is to be the kind of person who sees multiple sets from the same tour, I figured I should just watch both. Here's how that worked out for the band and me, just casually keeping live music alive through the magic of the internet on Acoustic Adventures 2020.
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 10 Issue #4 - Awesome New Demos and EPs
by RaduP, nikarg, musclassia, Starvynth | 29.05
Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveller of the metal world, rest a while here. Clandestine Cuts are the best demos and EPs from these bands, the heart and soul of metal music. These musicians are slaves to their passions, and their blood keeps the metal machine alive and turning. Support them with a simple listen, and discover the future. This issue features music from Desolate Realm, Abyss Nöir, Coltre, Namet, Nada, and Axial Tilt.
Wait A Minute! This Isn't Metal! - April 2020
by RaduP, musclassia, nikarg, ScreamingSteelUS, Troy Killjoy, Abattoir | 21.05
We here at Metal Storm pride ourselves on our thousands of metal reviews and interviews and article; metal is our collective soul and passion, which is why we bother with this junk. That being said, we'd be lying if we stuck to our trve-kvlt guns and claimed that metal is the only thing we ever listen to. Whether we want to admit it or not, we do check out some other stuff from time to time; some of us are more poptimistic than others, but there's a whole world out there aside from Satan-worshiping black metal and dragon-slaying power metal.
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 10 Issue #3 - Awesome New Demos and EPs
by ScreamingSteelUS, RaduP, musclassia, nikarg, Starvynth, Abattoir | 30.04
Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveller of the metal world, rest a while here. Clandestine Cuts are the best demos and EPs from these bands, the heart and soul of metal music. These musicians are slaves to their passions, and their blood keeps the metal machine alive and turning. Support them with a simple listen, and discover the future. This issue features music from Holy Death, Nightwölf, Autolith, Duoxini, Inception Of Fall, and Håndgemeng.
Abattoir's Concert Hunt (Round 37) - Cult Of Luna
by Abattoir | 27.04
We're taking the next edition of the concert blog series into the last month of the whole journey, this time with only one show to present, yet a more exciting one. On the menu is Cult Of Luna, with two support acts: Brutus (BEL) and A.A. Williams. Even though it's been a while since this event happened, there's no hurry with the current ongoing situation.
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Entombed - Left Hand Path

30 years ago today, Entombed taught the world what Boss HM-2 and DS-1 pedals could do to a cheap rig and, by extension, what Sweden could do for death metal. Left Hand Path was not the first death metal album recorded by a Swedish band, nor was it the first recorded by Tomas Skogsberg at the legendary Sunlight Studio, but it was arguably the first Swedish death metal album: with evil-infused hardcore punk riffs, D-beat drums, mid-range harsh vocals, and guitars so distorted they sound like two slabs of concrete being scraped together, Entombed set a trend and heralded the irruption of one of heavy metal's most iconic and influential scenes. Even though they themselves would not stay on the left-hand path for much longer, crossing over into death'n'roll, between this album and Clandestine Entombed are rightfully remembered as death metal legends. Here's to three head-kicking decades of buzzsaw guitars, strangled growls, and dark, crushing Swedeath.
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