Nibiru - Padmalotus
Review by Apothecary
In recent years, a good few occult theorists and scientists who spend too much time reading Zecharia Sitchin have come to proclaim the inevitable return of Nibiru. If they're talking about the fabled planet, I'd say their arguments are probably shit out of luck, but if they happen to be referring to the band, they're dead on. The Italian trio that is Nibiru are indeed here again on the psychedelia block, and they're striking back with what is perhaps their most powerful album to date.


Sannhet - Revisionist
Review by tea[m]ster
An American band that plays good black metal? There are not many, and even though Sannhet orchestrates what certainly can be labeled as "hipster" black metal (had to say it), they are pretty unique in that they have no vocals. Think Deafheaven, Altar Of Plagues or Regarde Les Hommes Tomber but without the desolate, shrieking and chthonic black metal singing.


Gruesome - Savage Land
Review by deadone
There are probably a few Death fans out there who lament that the band switched to more progressive pastures far too quickly and who believe the band should have churned out a few more Leprosy's instead. Now these fans have their wish come true in the form of Gruesome's Leprosy worshipping debut Savage Land.


King Parrot - Dead Set
Review by Doc Godin
Honestly, looking at the name, you couldn't fault someone for thinking this is another one of those Municipal Waste side projects, which doesn't set the highest expectations. Don't get me wrong, Cannabis Corpse and Iron Reagan are both good fun, but ultimately a bit disposable. King Parrot meets some expectations and blows away others.


Arena - The Unquiet Sky
Review by Ivor
Turns out it's not easy to come up with an apt description for the new Arena album. I've spent quite some time searching for a phrase that would round up my ongoing journey with The Unquiet Sky. Until recently I could only think of something being off about this one. Now, finally, I've concluded that unremarkable grower sums it up best. That, and that something is decidedly off about it.


Forgotten Tomb - Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love
Review by Ag Fox
Forgotten Tomb is a pretty easy band to nail musically. Whether it's their early-Katatonia era worship or the more recent ones which bring some rocking attitude to melodic black metal, and I really like them both even if they're not extremely original.


Porta Nigra - Kaiserschnitt
Review by Apothecary
Alright, so we have album artwork of a weasel-looking thing, wearing a general's uniform and looking coked out of its mind, biting into a bleeding globe. I wouldn't put my money on it, but using the simple human power of deduction, I'd say that means we're in for a wild ride.


Fistula - Destitute [Demo]
Review by Apothecary
Ohio's Fistula are an example of a band whose name goes perfectly hand in hand with the attitude of their music. Like the abnormal and harmful organ connections for which they are named, these guys are purveyors of grime and are all about the nastiness: eating, drinking, and bathing in it. 2015's Destitute is certainly no exception to this, and proves that although the band aren't changing up their formula anytime soon, they really don't need to.


Staff pick
Izah - Sistere

I reviewed their 2008 EP and thought they had potential. Consider that potential realized. Four tracks, all over 10 minutes, one over 30 - including one from the EP - show they've improved significantly over the years. Well done.

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Lychgate - Stream Another New Song 22.05

The British unit Lychgate have chosen today, Friday the 22nd, to share another new song from their new album. This new tune is called "An Acousmatic Guardian" and you can hear it through the YouTube player available below. Do you like it better than the previous song "Letter XIX" shared before? Either way, enjoy! (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
Symphony X - Debut New Song 22.05

Shortly after they announced their new album, Symphony X have already shared new music! Today you can satisfy your curiosity about the band's new material by listening to "Nevermore", precisely the opening track of the album. Check it out below via the lyric video. It's a 6-minute hard-hitting song with the typical Symphony X elements from the latest records. What do you think of the tune? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Neurotech - New Song Released 22.05

Slovenian industrial solo project Neurotech has released a new song from the upcoming album Stigma that will be released on the 8th of June this year. The song is called "Of Adversity" and you can give it a listen here via Bandcamp. It's the first taste you get from the new record. Enjoy the music! (by BloodJuNkie)   Read more ››
Slayer - Announce New Album Title And Release Date 22.05

Thrashers Slayer finally revealed more about their new album. It already has a title and a release date. In a video, the band confirmed that Repentless is the title of the 12-track album and it's coming out via Nuclear Blast Records on September 11th, curiously enough. The title came about after a song inspired by late guitarist Jeff Hanneman. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Children Of Bodom - Check In From The Studio 22.05

Finnish metallers Children Of Bodom are currently busy recording ten new tracks for the band's forthcoming 9th album release in their own studio in Helsinki. The band took some time out to report from the recording desk and give fans an update on the sessions. You can watch the update on the video below. The other important announcement is that the yet-untitled album is scheduled for a fall 2015 release via Nuclear Blast. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Roadburn Festival 2015 - Day 1: "Get Rekt" 15.05

It's that time again, folks! A month after it's already passed, and a bunch of reviews have already been written about it, your favorite procrastinators Apothecary and Mr. Doctor are once again getting to their four day breakdown of Roadburn Festival. We may be late to the game, but hey guys: you haven't heard the tale of Roadburn until you've heard it from us. So sit back, put your feet up, throw on that guilty pleasure power metal album that no one knows you like, and come along for the ride. (by Apothecary, Mr. Doctor)   Read more ››
Getting Into: Alice Cooper 03.05

Getting Into: Alice Cooper The articles in this series begun by our own Baz Anderson are designed to give a brief overview of a band's entire discography, so as to provide a clear point of entry for the uninitiated. It offers a different approach from the typical review format, for the curious newcomer to a well-traveled band. Alice Cooper Hard rock, heavy metal, glam rock, psychedelic rock, new wave, industrial metal, punk, experimental rock, pop USA It would be impossible to quantify the vast influence that Alice Cooper has had on hard rock and heavy metal. The name originally described... (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
Evergrey - Factory, Tallinn, Estonia, 26.03.2015 10.04

Evergrey have been long-awaited guests around these parts. Even though they come from a country so close, it's apparently still a lengthy journey to drop by. To some, Evergrey are a band about 10 years past their prime, but their latest album seems to have gotten the blood flowing again and has gained some good attention. Regardless of the reasons, it was a pleasure to see them hit the stage in Tallinn as part of the Tallinn Music Week festival. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
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Helloween - Gambling With The Devil (2007)

Finally I have in my hand the new album of the kings of Power Metal, Helloween! After a really good Keeper III, the Germans are back with their new album which will confirm one more time that a band which is alive since the beginning of the 80s is not still here for nothing. "Gambling With The Devil" is in my opinion a great album of Power Metal, not comparable to the two first Keepers albums but at the top of the list of all the productions of the German combo. Helloween still know what... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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Benny Olsson and Jacob Blecher helped the band out on stage numerous times between 2008 and 2010, before joining as full members in 2010.

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