Ghost - Meliora
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Ghost sprang almost immediately from obscurity to a much more lucrative obscurity, now playfully shirking attention while glorying in the praises of the metal media. Well, by now we're onto them; we know their influences, we know their imagery, we know what they're all about, and maybe we aren't so hornswoggled by the spectacle anymore. How have they managed to build on their success?


Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster - Wires/Dream\Wires
Review by BitterCOld
Sometimes life is full of surprises. About a month ago, after a long three and a half year run, I deleted Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster's Exegesis off my space-deprived iPhone to make way for albums to be reviewed. Not one week passes when out of the blue Tom emails me and asks if I want to review their newest album. Needless to say I jumped at the chance. Wires/Dream\Wires see the band returning after three years off pretty much in...


Tristana - Virtual Crime
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
First off, this is not Tristania, the beloved Norwegian gothic band. It's also not Tristana, the 1970 Luis Buñuel film. I know, that's what I thought, too. This is Tristana, the reportedly reputable Slovakian hard rock/alternative metal band. Not to start this off on the wrong foot or anything, but I suspect that your time would be better spent pursuing one of the former two.


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.


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Ahab - The Boats Of The Glen Carrig
Duh, doom.

Ahab are constantly evolving . Every album adds something new to their repertoire. In this (theoretically) confined genre Ahab always finds another way to surprise us, another direction towards which to push the genre. The Boats of the Glen Carrig might be the most brilliant facet of this gem that is Ahab.

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Black Sabbath - Announce The End Farewell Tour 03.09

Black Sabbath have surprised fans today by announcing their farewell tour. The end is near, my friend. Frontman Ozzy Osbourne had revealed last year that there would be a farewell tour and album from the legendary band. At least the tour part has now been confirmed. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler will close the final chapter in the final volume of the incredible Black Sabbath story. The band's farewell tour begins on January 20th, 2016 and it promises to surpass all previous tours with their most mesmerizing production ever. See the dates announced so far! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Cauldron - New Album On The Way 03.09

Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Cauldron has signed with The End Records to release their long-awaited fourth studio album, titled In Ruin. The follow-up to Tomorrow's Lost is upon us. For the new album, the trio returned to the Lincoln County Social Club recording studio in Toronto, where they recorded two of their previous albums, including Burning Fortune (2011) and Tomorrow's Lost (2012). (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Shaolin Death Squad - Announce New EP 03.09

Experimental metallers Shaolin Death Squad have announced the name of their long-awaited upcoming EP: As You Become Us. This five-piece EP will be the first record the band has produced since 2010's greatly-appreciated Five Deadly Venoms. The EP is set to be released via Shaolin Death Squad's long-time label, Do For It Records, and it was mastered by acclaimed producer Maor Appelbaum. (by Kais)   Read more ››
Turmion Kätilöt - Postpone Album Release, Give Fanciful Explanations 03.09

Finnish industrial band Turmion Kätilöt have had their new album, Diskovibrator, delayed by two weeks. The album was originally going to be released on the 11th of September but has been postponed until the 25th. Reasons for the delay include colorful incidents such as the drummer's dog eating the hard drive and one of the vocalists losing his falsetto voice (Turmion Kätilöt in fact mostly use low-pitched, gruff vocals). The real reason, according to the band's official Facebook page, is that the main vocalist, MC Raaka Pee, "got his second (not a joke) set of... (by Netzach)   Read more ››
Vanden Plas - Announce 'Chronicles Of The Immortals - Netherworld II' 03.09

More Vanden Plas is always a good thing, right? And it's coming. The prog/power metallers are set to release the second chapter of the rock opera written in collaboration with famed German author Wolfgang Hohlbein. Chronicles Of The Immortals - Netherworld II will be out on Frontiers on November 6th. As Chronicles Of The Immortals - Netherworld, Path I ended, deliverance comes in the second half of the story, where the creative duo of Vanden Plas and Wolfgang Hohlbein has merged again. The trailer is already sounding promising. Listen to it below! (by BloodTears)   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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To/Die/For - Wounds Wide Open (2006)

To/Die/For, my beloved Finnish dudes that i've been following since their beginning and had the luck to see live the previous year, managed to return during 2006 with their 5th work up to date, "Wounds Wide Open"! "IV" was an apocalypse of melancholic and esoteric emotions and to tell the truth i didn't know what to expect this time, To/Die/For though offered their most mature work of their career up to date, taking their sound at new levels of maturity and intensity.... (by DerRozzengarten)   Read more ››

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