Mourning Mist - Mourning Mist
Review by Apothecary
 
In the early 90s, a little band by the name of Katatonia put out an album called Dance Of December Souls, considered by many to have written the rulebook for blackened doom metal. Over 20 years later, Mourning Mist are saying screw it and throwing the rulebook out the window.

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No Return - Fearless Walk To Rise
Review by Mattybu
 
Ah, the golden days of thrash. Back in the 80's, when the beer flowed like wine, and masterpieces of the genre instinctively flocked to the eardrums of listeners like the salmon of Capistrano. No Return is a French thrash band who got things going right as those glorious times were about to begin their hibernation...

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Periphery - Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega
Review by Susan
9.6
Juggernaut: Alpha and Omega are parts I and II of a crowning achievement in songwriting, storytelling, and performance. It is more emotional, more melodic, and far more jazz than anyone was expecting. Oh, it just oozes at times with a thick, dense jazz, which is kneaded into the metal music so well. But that's just one of many important ingredients.

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Caïna - Setter Of Unseen Snares
Review by Ilham
8.4
"Matthew McConaughey is a busta", would say a certain MetalStormer.

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Terror Empire - The Empire Strikes Black
Review by Susan
7.9
"Adventure? Excitement? A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless." Reckless indeed, bitches! The sheer reckless aggression that Terror Empire serves up will destroy your eardrums like the Empire destroyed Alderaan. Groove, thrash, some death metal, a bit of hardcore, this melange of modern extreme metal lays in wait like an exogorth space slug.

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Thulcandra - Ascension Lost
Review by Mattybu
 
When I think of death metal and black metal mixing in a melodic fashion, I think of Dissection, and you do too. Thulcandra is a band heavily influenced by the aforementioned masters of the genre, and on their new album Ascension Lost, they pack it full with everything a fan of the genre could want.

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Iron Fist - Boneshaker [EP]
Review by BitterCOld
8.8
Iron Fist, from Sunny L.A., don't do anything that hasn't been done before. Booze fueled metal punk bashed out at Mach 4 while the vocalist gurgles unintelligibly - before taking the excess reverb into consideration - into the mic. I don't even know what language they speak. I swear the only words I made out the entire four track release were the title track, "Boneshaker". Even then I thought it might have been "For Satam"...

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Orden Ogan - Ravenhead
Review by Susan
8.7
Over the river and through to woods, to Orden Ogan's new album we go! If you thought that predecessor To The End was epic then wait till you hear Ravenhead. The band delivers another chapter of the goodness we have come to love from them, with new journeys, battles, grief, and pure fucking glory. They simultaneously expanded and refined their signature sound of catchy, resplendent, and beautifully mournful power metal. They've never quite...

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Supported event

Behemoth & Cannibal Corpse: North American Winter Tour 2015

USA, San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)
08 February 2015

Behemoth
Cannibal Corpse
Aeon
Tribulation
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Vise Versa - Living A Lie
Alternametal

The fact that Franky Costanza is the drummer should be enough to convince you to check this out. If that's not good enough then Jon Howard is also the vocalist. If neither of these 2 facts mean anything to you then you just must not know who those guys are.



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Slipknot - Announce Summer Tour With Lamb Of God 26.01

The Summer's Last Stand Tour has been announced! This Slipknot trek kicks off in July with special guests Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine, and Motionless In White. It will take Slipknot across the USA and Canada in the summer to promote their latest record .5: The Gray Chapter. See the dates below. You might get a chance to catch this bill in a town near you. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Winterfylleth - Guitarist Leaves The Band 26.01

Manchester atmospheric black metal act Winterfylleth has sad news to share. They have announced the departure of guitarist Mark Wood. He decided to leave the band to focus on his personal life and other musical projects. For the immediate future, the band is continuing and have a close friend stepping up to fill in for Mark on the tour with Primordial and at Blastfest/Hammerfest, etc. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Paradise Lost - New Album Title, Release Date Revealed 26.01

Not too long ago, British gothic metallers Paradise Lost announced that they had commenced recording their new album. The wait is over, as the band finally reveals the title of their upcoming opus, The Plague Within. The new album will drop on June 1st, 2015 in Europe and June 2nd, 2015 in North America via Century Media. Also, The Plague Within is produced and mixed by Jaime Gomez Arellano from Orgone Studios in London (Ghost, Ulver, Cathedral, Angel Witch). More details will be revealed soon. (by ManiacBlasphemer)   Read more ››
 
A Forest Of Stars - Streaming New Song 26.01

After revealing information regarding their new album, the UK black metal septet A Forest Of Stars are premiering a track from the new release. (by Apothecary)   Read more ››
 
Vader - To Headline European Tour In March 26.01

After the highly acclaimed tour with Kreator and Arch Enemy in the end of 2014, Vader are ready to hit the stages in Europe once again. These Polish death metal maniacs will be headlining several dates across the old continent, where they will be supported by their fellow countrymen Hate and special guests. Confirmed dates are available under the flyer. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
 
A Year In Metal - 2014: Highlights Through The Eyes Of The MS Staff, Elites & Official Contributors 16.01

Compare our (Staff, Elites, and Official Contributors) highlights to your lists and have fun voting on the upcoming Metal Storm Awards. The folks at the 'Tower' \m/ (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Getting Stoked: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - The Bands 11.01

Dear winter in Colorado - you suck and will NOT be missed. The countdown to this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise is thankfully in full swing. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Goatwhore, Dying Fetus and support in Toulouse, 25/11/2014 13.12

As soon as the Toulouse date of this tour was announced, I knew I had to come. Goatwhore coming here? Hell yeah!!! (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
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Lethian Dreams - Bleak Silver Streams (2009)

Lethian Dreams plays an atmospheric form of Doom metal in the same line as My Dying Bride, Draconian and November's Doom. To me, that means this is essentially Shape Of Despair-light, and Shape Of Despair is in essence Funeral Doom-light, which in return translates to awesome-light. And third-rate awesomeness is, well, not all that awesome. After the initial spoken word intro, a sugary sweet woman sings of sleep and wasted beauty and darkness. Her voice is quite reminiscent of Audrey Sylvain... (by Lucas)   Read more ››

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Meshuggah's first, self-titled EP is commonly known as Psykisk Testbild, but that title isn't printed anywhere on the album.

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