Maruta - Remain Dystopian
Review by Mr. Doctor
The reason I suck at reviewing albums isn't (only) because I'm goddamn lazy. It's because albums like Remain Dystopian leave me speechless.


Motörhead - Bad Magic
Review by D.T. Metal
Motörhead - no introduction needed. The band has been around longer than most people who will read this review have been alive. And with Bad Magic, the 22nd Long Player in their massive discography, they once again proved why they have been around for that long.


Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud
Review by Demonic Tutor
Amorphis is one of the sure values coming out of Finland. Everybody knows (or should know) their early history as a melodic death band. 1994's Tales From The Thousand Lakes remains to this day a classic album. These musicians have been together over 10 years with their current lineup. Emblematic singer Tomi Joutsen was the last piece of the puzzle that led them to a trailblazing second career that started in 2005 with the release of Eclipse....


Nile - What Should Not Be Unearthed
Review by Ilham
Oh poor Egypt, you used to shine so bright in the Arab world. Now even Nile cries for you. When they could have used a shoulder to cry on themselves after releasing At The Gate Of Sethu.


Dark Buddha Rising - Inversum
Review by Apothecary
A bell is struck in a silent temple. Black clouds gather over the Himalayas. A yogi lights incense in a forest, isolated. He approaches death, and is ready for the trip.


Lychgate - An Antidote For The Glass Pill
Review by Apothecary
When I heard a few years ago that Greg Chandler, mastermind of the mysterious and psychedelically-tinged Esoteric, had a black metal side band, my curiosity was almost immediately raised. The self titled Lychgate that resulted in 2013, while decent, also felt as though it wasn't reaching the full potential of the parties involved. Now, in 2015, An Antidote For The Glass Pill is changing that.


Ahab - The Boats Of The Glen Carrig
Review by BitterCOld
Don't call it a comeback. They've been crushing us for years. Ahab, now on their IVth album, continue their maritime theme as the masters of nautical funeral doom tell the story of the crew of The Boats Of Glenn Danzig. Sailors, adrift in two life boats, beginning their Long Way Back From Hell, a tale of Blood And Tears as they are attacked by pre-Lovecraftian beasts Not Of This World in an attempt to make it home to London. This is one...


Royal Hunt - XIII - Devil's Dozen
Review by Belegûr
Progressive? Neo-classical? Power? Rock? Symphonic? It has always been hard to describe the style of Royal Hunt and XIII - Devil's Dozen does not make this task any easier. It is an album packed with so many elements from a wide range of genres that fit together so well to create 8 tracks that manage to sound contemporary and classic at the same time.


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Staff pick
Kekal - Multilateral
Avantgarde metal

If you've heard Kekal before you understand that they are a weird Indonesian experimental band.
The production value on this is horribly raw and flat, but in a strangely endearing way. A few songs feature VOCALOID, which I assume from a google search is some sort of pillow waifu thing. There is also a prominent barf outro. From their bandcamp: "All musical contributions to this album are kept anonymous. Kekal has no official band members as of 2015." I don't understand, but I'll accept it. Recommended for fans of Unexpect (lots of chaotic electro abrasions mixed in), Sigh (esp. Imaginary Sonicscape), Mr. Bungle, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Ephel Duath, and Ved Buens Ende.
Highly recommended if you like Pestilence - Spheres or the raw vocoder days of Cynic.

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Mord'A'Stigmata - New Album Update And Trailer Online 29.08

After announcing the details of their upcoming mini-album, the guys in Mord'A'Stigmata are now sharing with fans the first trailer of Our Hearts Slow Down, that will be released on September 22nd, 2015 via Pagan Records. Watch the one-minute video on the YouTube player below. It is not much, but at least it is something. (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
Skyharbor - Release New Single 29.08

Skyharbor have shared new music online and the fans appreciate it. Whoever is eager to listen to the follow-up to their excellent second album Guiding Lights now has something to enjoy before a new album arrives. The band has a new vocalist, Eric Emery, who replaces Daniel Tompkins (now fully committed to TesseracT), and you can see how he gels with the rest of the band on their new single "Out Of Time". Enjoy the single below! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Abbath - Debut Album Coming In January 29.08

With Immortal working on new songs and after the legal Battles In The North with his former band, Abbath went solo and his new band project is simply called Abbath. Now we know that Abbath's debut album is coming in January via Season of Mist. His line-up also features bassist King ov Hell (Gorgoroth, I, God Seed, Ov Hell) and drummer Creature. Stay tuned for more details regarding the album. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Nhor - Announce New Album Details 29.08

The new Nhor album, Momenta Quintae Essentiae will be out on November 6th via Prophecy Productions, it has been revealed. With this new album, Nhor from the UK chooses a different approach. The eight pieces of the album try to capture nature without any judgement or interpretation. Find out more about this album right here. (by no one)   Read more ››
Arion - Lassi Vääränen Announced As New Singer 29.08

The rising melodic metallers Arion have just announced the replacement of Viljami Holopainen, who had left the band to pursue different music. His replacement is none other than Cønstantine's very own Lassi Vääränen, who will now be the vocalist of both Arion and Cønstantine. Also, you can watch below the band performing "I Am The Storm" with new singer Lassi Vääränen live. (by Kais)   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 ››
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 5 Issue #3 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 24.07

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveller 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 Neck Of The Woods, Venom Prison, Shrine Of The Serpent, Concatenatus, Criminology & Geist. (by Nefarious, BloodTears, Ilham, Abattoir, Mr. Doctor)   Read more ››
Hard Rock Laager 2015 - Vana-Vigala, Estonia, 03-04.07.2015 13.07

It's been so long since the last time I was at Hard Rock Laager. It's, to put it bluntly, quite embarrassing. When I looked it up, it turned out that I have skipped 6 editions. It's surprisingly 2 less than I initially thought, though. The reasons have varied from Hellfests to conflicting schedules, as well as the lack of interest for any particular line-up, and laziness. In those skipped editions I only really regret missing Trail Of Tears and I didn't intend to repeat this mistake with Threshold. And being there again, it felt like a homecoming. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
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Iron Hearse - Iron Hearse (2006)

Label: PsycheDOOMelic Records Website: There's another good band in town! The UK threesome Iron Hearse have just seen the re-release of their self-titled début album. Originally being released by Gallipoli Records in 2006, PsyceDOOMelic Records made it available for us again. And rightly so! Their guitars are rocking and grooving, and that's exactly what we need more music of! Just like with Leather Nun (a couple of reviews back) they are inspired... (by Nervel)   Read more ››

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In 1994, Grim Reaper's video for "See You in Hell" was briefly revived when it was used in an episode of MTV's "Beavis and Butthead". The little cartoon twerps made fun of the dated sound and imagery of the group but when they were at their peak, Grim Reaper was a powerful band that could more than hold their own with any other metallic rockers.

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