Charred Walls Of The Damned - Creatures Watching Over The Dead
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
7.2
I was *this* close to binning Creatures Watching Over The Dead. I could never really crack open Cold Winds On Timeless Days, and after five years of trying, I've determined that it's because there is nothing to "get" about that album. When I found Creatures Watching Over The Dead similarly difficult to dive into at first listen, I assumed that it was also devoid of deeper value; after multiple sessions, however, it seems that Charred Walls Of The Damned has actually succeeded in releasing an album that challenges the listener to do more than simply wait until the boredom ends.

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Devin Townsend - Transcendence
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
9.2
"Transcendence" is not a big enough word to describe this album. Transcendence is the first true collaboration between Devin and the rest of the Project, featuring songwriting contributions from the stellar cast of musicians that has helped bring Devin's machinations to life over the course of several releases. Not only that, but Transcendence also returns Devin to his throne as a much more personal album than DTP's last few offerings and the strongest musical statement he has made in quite a few years.

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Sumerlands - Sumerlands
Review by Susan
8.0
This isn't tight jeans, big hair, "coke off a stripper's ass" heavy metal. But it'll blow your mind in the same way without you really realizing quite what's happening. No, this is "walk softly and carry a big stick" heavy metal.

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Twilight Force - Heroes Of Mighty Magic
Review by Susan
8.2
Join Twilight Force, young girls and boys, on this great quest! Together with brethren such as Gloryhammer and Fairyland, they will defend the Twilight Kingdom against the dark lords of serious metal! Ride with our heroes on colorful dragons to the barren lands of evil, harsh metals, and battle the enemy with weapons such as sing-a-long choruses, lush orchestrations, and pure happiness! The quest will be long, exactly 12 tracks, but the energy will remain high with catchy tune after catchy tune to inspire your fellowship. Grab your enchanted sword, head to the wizard for blessings of mighty magic; we ride at sunrise. (Must provide own sword and unicorn.)

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Chariots Of The Gods - Ages Unsung
Review by Susan
7.0
Chariots Of The Gods made quite a statement with their 2013 debut LP, Tides Of War. We were granted a glimpse of highly atmospheric, expertly performed, metalcore-laden, guitar-driven melodic death metal, which launched the band in some impressive directions. In addition to several tours across Canada and myriad festivals, they became the first Canadian metal band to tour Cuba. What made Chariots Of The Gods stand out previously was 1) their amazing...

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Bloody Hammers - Lovely Sort Of Death
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
7.6
Lovely Sort Of Death is a lovely sort of album. Bloody Hammers fits in with New Wave and old school goth rock much more than with Black Sabbath, whose essence the imagery on the cover clearly invokes, and I've admittedly found it hard to detach from my expectations of something heavier and doomier, but Bloody Hammers has an addicting sound of its own.

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Triggerman - Atomic Rock Number 79 [EP]
Review by BitterCOld
7.8
Trigger Warning: ass-shaking, beer chugging, sing-a-long riff-centric tunes from my favorite raucous Irish party patrol.

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Iron Fire - Among The Dead
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
7.8
Despite its thick, grungy opening and more millennial take on aggressive pacing, Iron Fire is a veteran power metal act - and if you weren't paying attention, you'd be excused for thinking that this was all they could ever be. Among The Dead is essentially what I was hoping the new Sinbreed would be - no frills heavy/power with compelling vocals and catchy melodies - but with a lot of elements you aren't likely to find in most bands committed to that archetype. "Hardcore power metal" might be a more fitting description for this sound.

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Blindead - New Song Streaming Online 26.09

As you probably know by now, Blindead are releasing a new album called Ascension. In fact, the band has already shared the opening track "Hearts" off their upcoming output before. Well, today you get to hear more new tunes. It's the new track "Ascend", now available on the YouTube player located below. Ascension will see the light of day on the 21st of October, 2016 through Mystic Production. (by Paz)   Read more ››
 
Dark Tranquillity - Debut New Song And Video 26.09

Ever since Dark Tranquillity announced their forthcoming album, Atoma, I have been incredibly eager to listen to a first track, and here it comes! Courtesy of Century Media Records and their official YouTube channel we are offered a video and a chance to listen to "The Pitiless". (by s_t_s)   Read more ››
 
Metallica - Debut New Song And Video 26.09

To build the anticipation even more for Metallica's new double record, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct, today is the day to hear another brand new tune. The legendary metal group just premiered track number two from the offering, "Moth Into Flame" and a corresponding video to go with it, directed by Tom Kirk of Muse fame. To listen to the pumping song, head over here. Do you dig the new Metallica song? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Death Fetishist - Debut Album On The Way 26.09

The Americans Death Fetishist have unveiled the cover art that will grace their forthcoming full-length Clandestine Sacrament, which was crafted by Polish artist Andrzej Masianis. Check it out below. You can expect the album to hit stores on October 28th via Debemur Morti Productions. Clandestine Sacrament will also include guest appearances by D.G. (Misþyrming), Doug Moore (Pyrrhon), Jürgen Bartsch (Bethlehem) and Mories (Gnaw Their Tongues). (by Paz)   Read more ››
 
Iced Earth - Introduce New Guitarist 26.09

Following the departure of guitarist Troy Seele, metallers Iced Earth have just revealed his replacement. Jake Dreyer of White Wizzard and Kobra And The Lotus fame is stepping up to the plate after an audition process. He will also record material for the band's forthcoming new record, which is progressing at a good rate. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 6 Issue #4 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 01.09

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 Ànteros, Equipoise, Abest, Cloak Of Organs, Twingiant & Conjurer. (by Nefarious, BloodTears, Susan)   Read more ››
 
Summer Slaughter Tour - San Francisco, USA - August 2016 18.08

Another year, another Summer Slaughter! Always a highlight for me. Summer Slaughter promises brutal music, fun performances, and new discoveries, while the events themselves never disappoint for tattoo watching and band shirt spotting. This was the 10th Anniversary so of course it was going to be amazing. Right? Well... it was not the best year ever but still a successful night. (by Susan)   Read more ››
 
Winter Metal Fest - A Kiloton Of Fun 08.08

A Kiloton Of Fun - Gama Bomb Invade Paraguay Or "How I Learned To Love The Bomb". (by BitterCOld)   Read more ››
 
Panndora 08.09

Bad English: Hello. Thank you for doing this interview with us at Metal Storm. Adrismith: Sorry for my delay and thanks for the patience. Bad English: Can you introduce yourself and your band, Panndora, and tell us how you started listening to metal and playing drums? Adrismith: Panndora created in 2000 by a group of girls which used to go the shows of the metal scene in Maringá - PR, Brazil with the purpose of playing only heavy metal. Panndora is influenced for some bands like: Black Sabbath (Dio and Ozzy), Kiss, AC/DC, Twisted Sister, W.A.S.P., Grave Digger, Quiet Riot, Judas Priest,... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Revocation 18.08

The Summer Slaughter Tour rocked its way across the United States yet again, and I had the pleasure of speaking with the awesome guys from Revocation before their set. There are many nice and cool musicians out there playing metal, but few bands are as instantly likeable, easy-going, and fun as Revocation. When we weren't talking about dildos or farting, we actually got down to some business. Here are some of those more business-related highlights from our chat: Susan: The new album seems pretty well received. What were you guys hoping to accomplish with it? (by Susan)   Read more ››
 
Nile 07.08

Last month, on the opening day of the Summer Slaughter tour no less, I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking to the main man from Nile himself: Karl Sanders. On a hot summer day in Fort Lauderdale, I was warmly invited aboard his tour bus for a lovely talk about the festival, band business, historical artificacts, and more. (by Apothecary)   Read more ››
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Paradox - Tales Of The Weird (2012)

The one thing that has always been central to Paradox's infectious style of thrash is melody. It's the kind of melody you can almost cut and spread with a knife and attention is always given to making it as tangible as possible throughout the band's studio efforts. Their releases during the heyday for the genre in the late 80's served up intense pockets of speed/thrash and while this remains the case with Tales Of The Weird their sound is now noticeably different. A most likely... (by R'Vannith)   Read more ››

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Iron Maiden

Eddie's full name is Eddie The Head -or Edward The Head- and it comes from the following old joke:
Eddie was born with no body and no arms and no legs. Just a head. But despite this slight birth defect his parents loved him very much. So on his sixteenth birthday they run into a doctor that says "Hey, I can give Eddie a body"... so the parents are going totally nuts because finally their kid can have a body and be like other normal people. They go home and are really excited and say "Have we got a surprise for you. It's the best present ever!" and Eddie says "Oh, no, not another fucking hat!"

The original Eddie was just a theatrical mask. It can be seen in the band photos on the first album and on the "Running Free" single picture sleeve. It was a face right next to the band's logo. It was connected to a pump that would eject various kinds of liquids, from food dye to paint, and would drool over Doug Sampson, Clive Burr or whoever was at the drums at the time. Fans would also try to throw stuff into the mouth at gigs.

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