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...


Vorum - Current Mouth [EP]
Review by wormdrink414
According to Wikipedia, one-dimensional space, "in physics and mathematics, [is] a sequence of n numbers [that] can be understood as a location in n-dimensional space. When n = 1, the set of all such locations is called a one-dimensional space." I know what this means and Vorum's Current Mouth is definitely not one-dimensional.


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USA, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Independence Of The Seas)
04-08 February 2016

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Outre - Ink Deal With Debemur Morti Productions 10.10

Debemur Morti Productions has recently announced the signing of the Polish-based black metal horde Outre. Formed in 2012, the band began working on their sophomore full-length album, which is now tentatively scheduled for a late 2016 release. Before that, in the coming weeks, the outfit will release a split album with Barshasketh via Third Eye Temple/Godz ov War/Blut & Eisen. (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
Redemption - Unveil New Album Details 09.10

After three months of silence, Redemption finally revealed some news concerning their new record, announced in July. The band's sixth studio album will be titled The Art Of Loss and will be released worldwide in early 2016 via Metal Blade Records. It will be one of Redemption's longest albums, clocking in at over 70 minutes. (by robpal)   Read more ››
Paradise Lost - New Concert Film On The Way 09.10

Paradise Lost have a new live album/concert film on the way. Symphony For The Lost was recorded at the Ancient Roman Theatre of Philippopolis in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and is set for release on 20th November via Century Media Records! This show was special as it featured the Orchestra of State Opera Plovdiv and Rodna Pesen Choir. It was filmed in September 2014. Have a taste of what you can expect below. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Abbath - Two Live Session Videos Unveiled 09.10

After the video for the new song "Fenrir Hunts" was released recently, the newly formed black metal band Abbath have now shared a live video for ''Warriors'' which is an I cover. Fans of Immortal and Abbath might be familiar with I, another band from the Norwegian guitarist/vocalist. But there is more from Abbath to hear. It's the video for Immortal's "Nebular Ravens Winter". Both songs are from a live session recorded in September 2015. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Giant Squid - Going On Hiatus 09.10

After releasing the excellent Minoans album last year, American post-metallers Giant Squid have now announced that they are going on hiatus. The long statement can be read on their Facebook page. In short, Giant Squid is taking a long break. But the band might also never return with no plans for a new album on the horizon. (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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Cavalera Conspiracy - Blunt Force Trauma (2011)

Everyone knows the story. Max Cavalera left Sepultura in the '90s (with brother Igor finally departing about 10 years later) and everybody felt simply swell about it. No feelings were hurt, everyone moved on with a smile. Naturally, fans felt torn between the "old" Sepultura and the "new" Sepultura. Then a magical thing happened: Max and Igor overlooked their differences and reunited with Cavalera Conspiracy. And thus, the fans rejoiced. With the release of their debut,... (by Troy Killjoy)   Read more ››

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