Mourning Mist - Mourning Mist
Review by Apothecary
 
In the early 90s, a little band by the name of Katatonia put out an album called Dance Of December Souls, considered by many to have written the rulebook for blackened doom metal. Over 20 years later, Mourning Mist are saying screw it and throwing the rulebook out the window.

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No Return - Fearless Walk To Rise
Review by Mattybu
 
Ah, the golden days of thrash. Back in the 80's, when the beer flowed like wine, and masterpieces of the genre instinctively flocked to the eardrums of listeners like the salmon of Capistrano. No Return is a French thrash band who got things going right as those glorious times were about to begin their hibernation...

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Periphery - Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega
Review by Susan
9.6
Juggernaut: Alpha and Omega are parts I and II of a crowning achievement in songwriting, storytelling, and performance. It is more emotional, more melodic, and far more jazz than anyone was expecting. Oh, it just oozes at times with a thick, dense jazz, which is kneaded into the metal music so well. But that's just one of many important ingredients.

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Caïna - Setter Of Unseen Snares
Review by Ilham
8.4
"Matthew McConaughey is a busta", would say a certain MetalStormer.

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Terror Empire - The Empire Strikes Black
Review by Susan
7.9
"Adventure? Excitement? A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless." Reckless indeed, bitches! The sheer reckless aggression that Terror Empire serves up will destroy your eardrums like the Empire destroyed Alderaan. Groove, thrash, some death metal, a bit of hardcore, this melange of modern extreme metal lays in wait like an exogorth space slug.

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Thulcandra - Ascension Lost
Review by Mattybu
 
When I think of death metal and black metal mixing in a melodic fashion, I think of Dissection, and you do too. Thulcandra is a band heavily influenced by the aforementioned masters of the genre, and on their new album Ascension Lost, they pack it full with everything a fan of the genre could want.

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Iron Fist - Boneshaker [EP]
Review by BitterCOld
8.8
Iron Fist, from Sunny L.A., don't do anything that hasn't been done before. Booze fueled metal punk bashed out at Mach 4 while the vocalist gurgles unintelligibly - before taking the excess reverb into consideration - into the mic. I don't even know what language they speak. I swear the only words I made out the entire four track release were the title track, "Boneshaker". Even then I thought it might have been "For Satam"...

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Orden Ogan - Ravenhead
Review by Susan
8.7
Over the river and through to woods, to Orden Ogan's new album we go! If you thought that predecessor To The End was epic then wait till you hear Ravenhead. The band delivers another chapter of the goodness we have come to love from them, with new journeys, battles, grief, and pure fucking glory. They simultaneously expanded and refined their signature sound of catchy, resplendent, and beautifully mournful power metal. They've never quite...

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Supported event

Behemoth & Cannibal Corpse: North American Winter Tour 2015

USA, San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)
08 February 2015

Behemoth
Cannibal Corpse
Aeon
Tribulation
Staff pick
Vise Versa - Living A Lie
Alternametal

The fact that Franky Costanza is the drummer should be enough to convince you to check this out. If that's not good enough then Jon Howard is also the vocalist. If neither of these 2 facts mean anything to you then you just must not know who those guys are.



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Great news for fans of Klone and alternative/progressive metal. The French metallers just premiered a new song from their new album which will follow the excellent The Dreamer's Hideaway (2012). The first single from the new album, Here Comes The Sun, is called "Immersion" and you can enjoy it in all of its glory right here. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Avatar - New Video Online 27.01

Swedish metallers Avatar have a new video out. After releasing their latest album Hail The Apocalypse last year, the band chose the song "Vultures Fly" for their new video clip. You can watch it on the YouTube player below. Axel Widén directed the video. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Torche - Share New Track 27.01

Here is some more new music from Torche. The band has already shared a few songs from their new album Restarter and now you can listen to "Loose Men" through Soundcloud below. The Southeastern sludge quartet will be touring in March in North America and later in Europe in May. Tell us what you think about this song after you enjoy it. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
The Slow Death - Update On New Album 27.01

Australians The Slow Death have updated on their new album and shared some news regarding the release of Ark. The death doom metal band's new album should be available in the first week of March, limited to 1000 digipaks. Chaos Records should be offering CD/shirt bundles too. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Slipknot - Announce Summer Tour With Lamb Of God 26.01

The Summer's Last Stand Tour has been announced! This Slipknot trek kicks off in July with special guests Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine, and Motionless In White. It will take Slipknot across the USA and Canada in the summer to promote their latest record .5: The Gray Chapter. See the dates below. You might get a chance to catch this bill in a town near you. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
A Year In Metal - 2014: Highlights Through The Eyes Of The MS Staff, Elites & Official Contributors 16.01

Compare our (Staff, Elites, and Official Contributors) highlights to your lists and have fun voting on the upcoming Metal Storm Awards. The folks at the 'Tower' \m/ (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Getting Stoked: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - The Bands 11.01

Dear winter in Colorado - you suck and will NOT be missed. The countdown to this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise is thankfully in full swing. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Goatwhore, Dying Fetus and support in Toulouse, 25/11/2014 13.12

As soon as the Toulouse date of this tour was announced, I knew I had to come. Goatwhore coming here? Hell yeah!!! (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
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Botanist - I: The Suicide Tree / II: A Rose From The Dead (2011)

Abandon even the vestiges of your expectations. They have no place here in the garden of the Botanist. Encapsulated in a fascinating fictional lore, the Botanist takes the familiar theme stemming from nature and the crimes against it by man and contorts it into the bizarre verdant realm of the entity known as the Botanist. So, this is hammered dulcimer black metal. No guitars. Nope, none at all. Just drums, vocals and that unusual hammered dulcimer. The effect is initially disorientating and bewildering... (by !J.O.O.E.!)   Read more ››

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Black Sabbath

In an industrial accident in Tony Iommi's youth caused him to lose the tips of the middle and ring fingers of his right hand - which, being left-handed, he used to fret the strings of a guitar. The irony here was that it was the last day he was going to work in the factory, as he was going to quit that day to concentrate entirely on his music.

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