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06.06 In Flames - 'Clayman' 20th Anniversary Edition Coming
In Flames are celebrating two major milestones in 2020 with their 30th anniversary as a band, and 20th anniversary of their seminal, critically acclaimed album, Clayman. In honor of this occasion, Nuclear Blast Records presents a special 20th Anniversary Edition of Clayman, to be released on August 28th. It features all new artwork and 5 new bonus tracks including a brand-new instrumental medley and re-recorded versions. Re-recorded songs were produced by Howard Benson and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge. One of these re-recorded ones, "Clayman", is now available for streaming as a lyric video...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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Deep Purple - In Rock

I am fairly sure that the world in 1970, precisely 50 years ago, wasn't ready for Ian Gillan's screams in "Child In Time". Or for most things else in "Child In Time" for that matter. Or for Ritchie Blackmore's galloping guitars in "Hard Lovin' Man". Or Jon Lord setting a new standard for using organ in heavy music. It wasn't the first Deep Purple album, but it was the first in this lineup, the one which is the reason why we even talk about Deep Purple on a metal site. There were hard rock bands before, but none of them, sans the one that literally birthed heavy metal, was as heavy as Deep Purple was on In Rock.
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