Raven - ExtermiNation
Review by deadone
There are a couple of things that happen to old bands. One: they run out of steam and start playing slower and less energetically as old age creeps in. Two: they run out of ideas and start rehashing the same old stuff in a bid to recapture their glory days. It seems that someone forgot to tell all this to Raven, who in fact insist on kicking serious heavy metal arse on their new album ExtermiNation. ExtermiNation doesn't sound like an album...


Bloodway - Mapping The Moment With The Logic Of Dreams
Review by Apothecary
People who have familiarized themselves with many of the repeat offenders within the community of metal album cover artists must have surely heard the name of Costin Chioreanu by now. A highly respected illustrator, the Romanian-born Chioreanu has become known for his distinct, dreamlike style, making gorgeous artwork for bands such as Oranssi Pazuzu, Vulture Industries, and more. Many may be surprised to know, then, that not only does Chioreanu's artistry cover painting, but also music. Say hello to Bloodway.


Wolfheart - Shadow World
Review by Demonic Tutor
Lahti, Finland. The bay is quiet in winter. The cold seas echo the bluest of skies. Beneath it all lies the shadow world. Ready to explode, waiting to overthrow its masters. Setting the upper world aflame, for it deserves it. Wolfheart is the latest of Tuomas Saukkonen's bands, having previously disbanded Before The Dawn, Dawn Of Solace, Black Sun Aeon, and RoutaSielu. The guy has always been busy but consistent in his approach to majestic and...


Skepticism - Ordeal
Review by Apothecary
How does a band that pioneered a particular style still stay relevant within said style multiple decades down the road?


Gnaw Their Tongues - Abyss Of Longing Throats
Review by Mr. Doctor
Gnaw Their Tongues has always been my favorite project by the well-known sonic terrorist that is Mories. Reasons are plenty: The overall cinematographic aspect of his compositions; The structures that remain invisible at first but take form the more you listen to the numerous releases; The perfect marriage of black metal, noise, drone, ambient and other nightmarish influences. It's simply put, his most well-rounded project.


Stormhammer - Echoes Of A Lost Paradise
Review by Belegûr
A German power metal band with the name Stormhammer, what could possibly go wrong? The Germans aren't lacking for amazing power metal, but sadly bands like Stormhammer make up the second or third-string acts that never leave the stages of mediocrity. Echoes Of A Lost Paradise is a fantastic example of subpar and forgettable power metal.


Death Dealer - Hallowed Ground
Review by Belegûr
Hallowed Ground is a very surprising album; it manages to be completely forgettable and average despite being made by one of the best lineups a US power metal could ever hope to have.


Kingcrow - Eidos
Review by Demonic Tutor
Will you look at that album cover? Now that this got your attention, you can still be blown away by their music. Indeed, let's get right to it, the Italian prog musicians of Kingcrow are back with Eidos, and it is a gem of an album. In case you never heard of them, their influences include bands like Leprous, Pain Of Salvation, Porcupine Tree, Riverside, Threshold, Rush and Dream Theater. Those are not bad references to have. Kingcrow started...


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Rage - Announce Tour And New EP 13.10

After announcing their new line up, the German heavy metallers Rage are now sharing more projects for the future. The trio will release the EP My Way in January and will tour in Europe in 2016 as well. Peavy will introduce his new fellow musicians Marcos Rodriguez (guitars) and Vassilios Maniatopoulos (drums) live on stage for the first time. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Lindemann - New Video Online 13.10

"Fish On" is the new NSFW video from Lindemann, the project featuring vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers Rammstein and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain). The band has recently released the video to promote their debut album, Skills In Pills. The video can be seen in all its glory below. You have been warned! (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Rammstein - Are Back In Action 13.10

German industrial metallers Rammstein appear to have regrouped to begin work on their first new material in six years. A new post on the band's Facebook page features several of the Rammstein members setting up equipment accompanied by the caption: "Rammstein: Back on!" Bear in mind that frontman Till Lindemann has recently stated in interviews that the band would soon regroup to work on new material. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Hatesphere - New Album Trailer Online 13.10

Hatesphere, the Danish thrash/death metallers, are back with a new album simply called New Hell and it will be released on November 20th, 2015 via Massacre Records. As of now, you can stream below the first hellish sounds of the record. According to their vocalist, this new album is more varied. Watch the album trailer below! (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Soundgarden - Members Launch New Group 13.10

A new band featuring some of rock's most celebrated names is planning to release a new album in November. Ten Commandos features Matt Cameron (Soundgarden/Pearl Jam), Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden), Alain Johannes (Queens Of The Stone Age/Eleven) and Dimitri Coats (Off!). Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees/Queens Of The Stone Age) will also appear on the record. In fact, you can hear the album's first single here. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Europe - Rock Café, Tallinn, Estonia, 29.09.2015 10.10

As far as the wider audience is concerned, Europe is a band that will likely never come out of the shadow of their biggest hit "The Final Countdown." That overplayed (in)famous keyboard lead is what makes you think if you should bother with seeing them live and wonder if there's actually more to the band than just that one song. Even though I'd seen them play years ago at Hellfest, I figured I'd give them another chance, if only to be able to catch the warm-up act The Vintage Caravan. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
God Is An Astronaut - Tapper, Tallinn, Estonia, 14.09.2015 25.09

So the cow went to the sauna, and this is what happened. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
Progventure Part 10: Night Of The Prog X, Loreley, Germany, 17-19.07.2015 18.08

On the mesmerizing banks of the river Rhein, on the top of a huge rock called Loreley, Night of the Prog celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. For the first time it spanned three days over the weekend bringing listeners 21 bands in total. Too few, you say? Given only one stage, it's more like 21 individual full concerts in a row - a speciality of the event that is becoming a must-visit summer festival for anyone into prog. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
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Rage - Strings To A Web (2010)

Heavy metal Nuclear Blast Germany Length: 55:00 Rage are back with their fruitiest album since Soundchaser. Strings To A Web is a much more relaxed, fun and overall enjoyable album than the band's previous album Carved In Stone, which was much more to-the-point and no nonsense. The band have found their flair once more and are back to terrorize your ears with some sugary, manly, heavy metal. In truth Strings To A Web is a melodic metal album that visits traditional heavy metal, power metal... (by Baz Anderson)   Read more ››

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During a band rehearsal on Friday July 8th 2006, Sabine Dünser collapsed from suffering a cerebral haemorrhage and died a day later in the hospital.

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