Earth - Primitive And Deadly
Review by Apothecary
9.0
Earth require little introduction for fans of drone. Their debut album has become so legendary in the scene that even Stephen O'Malley (a legend in his own right) was inspired to start a project named after one of its tracks. However, the band demonstrated soon after that they were never content to sit in this one style, and have been consistently reinventing themselves ever since. 2014's Primitive And Deadly only continues this trend, further proving that Earth aren't running out of the tricks in their hat anytime soon.

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Angrepp - Libido
Review by Doc Godin
 
Ahhh, black metal and punk, when that combo is done right, it's like tasting Oreos for the first time all over again. Crunchy, yet sweetly addictive.

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Trioscapes - Digital Dream Sequence
Review by Apothecary
 
When can a band you really don't care for yield one that you do? Why, when the band in question has a member who forms another band that's overall better and more enjoyable, of course. Enter the case of Dan Briggs' Trioscapes.

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Blues Pills - Blues Pills
Review by R'Vannith
9.0
Psychedelic rock has always been a diverse and creative musical niche, the more upbeat and rhythmically infectious examples of the subgenre usually facilitating the modus operandi to which its fans would stereotypically respond with: "whoa, groovy vibes." When a band lives and breathes the general ideals that held sway over rock music as exemplified from the mid-60's to the mid-70's, and manages to make it seem as if this time has come all over again through sound waves instilling euphoric nostalgia, you know you've hit something hippies would consider gold, if they had any materialistic interest in shiny metals. The feeling of an entire decade has been conveniently, colourfully and convincingly compressed into one audible pill, a first full dose this Swedish based band has self-labelled as Blues Pills.

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Fornicus - Storming Heaven
Review by Doc Godin
6.0
Who's up for some fresh, American black metal?

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Craang - To The Estimated Size Of The Universe [EP]
Review by R'Vannith
7.0
Though a lot of good recent psych comes from the US and the European north, the Mediterranean is coming up with some fine examples as well. Worshippers of sweepingly heavy pysch rock jams laden with fuzz reverb and metallic angularities need this first bit from Craang, more stoner voyages courtesy of Greece. Their debut EP holds four quarters of a trip, which equates to exactly one trip. Whoa, that just blew my mind.

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Eden Weint Im Grab - Geysterstunde II
Review by Windrider
4.5
If my eight-year-old mp3-player's battery had died today on my way to work, I wouldn't even have been mad. I followed Eden Weint Im Grab from their very first album on, they were a promising newcomer in the German gothic metal scene and deserved praise in various magazines. Their first two albums are awesome and the poetic non-musical album Der Herbst Des Einsamen has a very strong personal meaning for me. I even liked their last real studio album entitled Geysterstunde I when others did not (it has some good and some bad songs on it). But with its follow up, the second part of Geysterstunde, I feel like the journey is finally over.

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Decapitated - Blood Mantra
Review by wormdrink414
6.6
Tech death bands usually come in two sorts: you've got the "listen to me" types, where every member fucks around competing over the listener's attention, and then you have the "listen to us" types who don't make abysmal music. Decapitated has always been part of the second group.

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22-26 January 2015

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Staff pick
Keitzer - The Last Defence
Death, grind, a dash of black with some -core

YA'LL LIKE BOLT THROWER AND TRAP THEM?!

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Månegarm - New Album In 2015 30.08

Månegarm will celebrate their 20th anniversary with a bang: a new album is to be released at the end of next year. While their latest album Legions Of The North came out just a year ago, they are already thinking about the next one. The Swedish band will also play many shows and the first one confirmed for 2015 is the Aprutium Paganfest at Tipografia Club in Pescara (Italy). (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Nightwish - Release 'Last Of The Wilds' Special Clip 30.08

As they continue to work on their next album that will feature drummer Kai Hahto, Nightwish are sharing a series of five special clips, with impressions of the Imaginaerum world tour. The first two live clips are available below, one for "Last Of The Wilds" (from the album Dark Passion Play) and the other for "Planet Hell" (from the album Once). They were both directed by Ville Lipiäinen. Watch them here! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Bethlehem - New Album And Vinyl Box On The Way 30.08

2014 is the year when darkness descends. With the release of so many great albums, German metallers Bethlehem also decided to treat us with more dark music from their side. According to the band's label Prophecy Productions, a new album is on its way and they announced the release of new merchandise, a reissue of their debut album Dark Metal and a vinyl box as well. See the album cover and tracklist here and rejoice! (by Gothmog_Motsham)   Read more ››
 
Eye Of Solitude - To Release Split With Faal And Re-Record Debut Album 30.08

Eye Of Solitude are keeping themselves very busy these days. The death/doom metallers just announced that they will not only release their brand new collector EP Dear Insanity this fall, but that they also have huge plans for 2015, and that includes a split EP with Faal and the re-recording of their debut full-length The Ghost. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Asking Alexandria - Release New Video 30.08

Asking Alexandria have released a new video for their newest single "Moving On". The track also appears on their latest album From Death To Destiny from last year. The metalcore band recently concluded their Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2014 run and will head out to Europe in October. (by BloodTears)   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 ››
 
Amaranthe - American Beauty Car Show, Haapsalu Episcopal Castle, Haapsalu, Estonia, 19.07.2014 28.07

Haapsalu is a small and beautiful Estonian resort town by the sea. Each July its quiet is disturbed by an invasion of owners and admirers of the American car industry. Shining cars, roaring engines, burning rubber, cruising, and a drag race on the airfield strip - American Beauty Car Show has got it all. If you're into all that, it's the place to be. Naturally, this also calls for musical entertainment of varied sorts, which somehow managed to grab my attention for the first time with only one name - Amaranthe. Just because I happen to like them. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 4 Issue #2 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 23.07

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 Megalodoom, Kylfingar, Svengali, Anopheli, Whetstone and The Ralph. (by Nefarious, Abattoir, R Lewis, Troy Killjoy, BloodTears)   Read more ››
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Arrow Haze - Music Factory (2012)

As an afterthought to the recently closed Metal Storm Awards I thought I'd write down a small story regarding one nomination that, if you look at cold, hard numbers, didn't do all too well. Twenty votes for it - it is not what you might call a success. Or is it? Let's take a look at what we actually have on our hands. (by Ivor)   Read more ››

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Mike Portnoy wrote that he wanted to be the next "Neil Peart" (drummer of Rush) when he grew up in his school yearbook.

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