Black Moth - Condemned To Hope
Review by R'Vannith
Merely hoping for their tunes to be deemed catchy isn't Black Moth's manner of proceeding. Cunningly combining rock 'n' roll energies and a darkly charred stoner metal presentation, it seems that they would condemn passable song writing to deliver catchy tunes by natural force of habit.


Gunfire - Age Of Supremacy
Review by R Lewis
Gunfire's first new music in ten years brings all the classic metal you could ever need.


Midnight Sin - Sex First
Review by Doc Godin
Good lord. Sleaze metal revival? Are we actually still doing this? Ugh. Midnight Sin, if this album ever had any value, it's about a decade past it's "best before" date.


Irreversible - Surface
Review by tea[m]ster
Atlanta, Georgia's Irreversible mark a return to the glorious past with their latest release Surface. Gone are the hardcore/alternative elixirs from their last two releases, Ashes and Thorn. Back are the post metal capstones from Sins and Light.


Necrodeath - The 7 Deadly Sins
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Italian veterans Necrodeath, like many groups with 30 years and 11 albums to their names, like to play Motörhead roulette with their releases. They adhere to the same formula time after time, breaking ranks for nobody, and the quality of the album lies completely in the thrall of chance.


Northern Oak - Of Roots And Flesh
Review by Doc Godin
Nature-y band name and album title? Equally nature-y album cover with folkloric overtones? Yeah, typical folk metal. In spite of being pretty typical in so many ways, Northern Oak have done a supremely bang-up job with Of Roots And Flesh.


Protokult - No Beer In Heaven
Review by Doc Godin
If the Korpiklaani fan club was a violent prison gang, the cruel, painful initiation ritual would be to listen to Protokult's No Beer In Heaven.


Brimstone Coven - II
Review by Mattybu
Brimstone Coven is one of those bands that is hard for me to not enjoy. Like, really hard.


Supported event

Within Temptation: North American Tour 2014

USA, Denver, CO (Gothic Theater)
28 September 2014

Within Temptation
Staff pick
Pervy Perkin - Ink

In the grand scheme of things this album has got one strength and one weakness. At the core of it the reason is one and the same. This album is so packed with different and great ideas, it's really becoming ridiculous. However, this also accounts for the length of the album and the lack of consistent direction in development of said ideas and thus it appears to be all over the place. High marks for the début effort and future promise, though.

Listen to the full album over at Bandcamp.

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Black Label Society - Confirm Headlining North American Tour 19.09

At the end of this year, Californian heavy metal band Black Label Society will be heading out on a headlining touring spree across the lands of North America. The band will be touring in support of their latest album, Catacombs Of The Black Vatican, released on April 8th via Roadrunner Records. Special guests on this trek will be Hatebreed and Butcher Babies. See all confirmed dates below. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
Sylosis - Split With Drummer, Announce Replacement 19.09

British quartet Sylosis have recently confirmed that they have parted ways with their long time drummer Rob Callard. Rob has been part of the band since the inception in 2000, and has contributed his share on three studio albums. With Rob's stepping down, Sylosis are excited to announce the arrival of Ali Richardson on drums. Ali has been a close friend of the band and previously filled in behind the kit on some live dates earlier this year when Sylosis toured with DevilDriver and Ali's own band Bleed From Within which he will be continuing alongside Sylosis. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
Machine Head - Postpone North American Tour 19.09

A few months ago, Machine Head announced a big North American tour with Epica, Children Of Bodom and Battlecross, set for this October. However, the band now postpones that tour because it seems that their new album Bloodstone & Diamonds is taking longer to complete than expected and they need the time to work on it. It's a bummer not only to the fans but also the other bands on the bill who are not pleased about it. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Seth - Present New Video 19.09

French black metallers Seth are pleased to premiere the new official video for the track "One Ear To The Earth, One Eye On Heaven". The song is taken from the band's most recent album The Howling Spirit, which was released last year in June via Season Of Mist, and features a guest vocal performance from Mathew "Kvohst" McNerney (Beastmilk, Hexvessel, Code etc). Check out the video through the YouTube player down under. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
Rush - To Release 40th Anniversary Collectors Boxset 19.09

Canadian progressive rock legends Rush will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their debut album with the massive R40 live boxset. The 10-DVD or six-Blu-ray set is coming this November 11th. The set features live footage spanning all four decades of the band's career, including over two hours of unreleased material, a rare performance of entire seven-part version of 2112, three unreleased tracks from the 1974 vault plus Rush's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 4 Issue #3 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 19.09

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveler 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 Raum Kingdom, Kali, Torrid Husk, Fever Sea, Myopic and Wild Throne. (by Nefarious, Troy Killjoy, Abattoir)   Read more ››
Progventure Part 9: Green Carnation - Another Night Under The Dam, Åseral, Norway, 31.07.2014 01.09

It seems that my Progventure prog searching trips are not only a convenient excuse to travel new places, or more often the only way of seeing bands I like I wouldn't otherwise get to see, but in some cases they are turning out to be events of a fairly unique kind. Another Night Under the Dam - the Green Carnation reunion show at the Åseral dam number 3 in Norway was unique in more ways than one. And it most definitely was special. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2014 - Denver, CO - 13 Jul 2014 29.07

The annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival! Great variety of bands, I always have a blast, it's always fun, the weather is always way too hot and this year's event was almost no exception. Yes, almost no exception; the timing of the festival couldn't be worse and the decision to split the Colorado show into two events didn't help the cause neither. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Vengeful - Karma (2007)

A big round of applause to the surprise of the month. This piece proves one thing straight, you don't have to be mainstream to release one of the most interesting Death Metal albums of the year; now we know Disconcert Music has a very good ear for new bands emerging out of nowhere, kinda obvious when we realize that the leader of this label is a member of Quo Vadis Vengeful plays Death metal with an edge, the kind that delivers chaotic shapes, technical execution and a lot of melodic/acoustic... (by Herzebeth)   Read more ››

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