Sabaton - The Last Stand
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
The hype train for The Last Stand was as swift, powerful, and unstoppable as Jan III Sobieski at the Battle of Vienna. Sabaton and Nuclear Blast ardently touted this album as a new chapter in the band's sonic evolution, a new incarnation of our Swedish pals featuring more experimentation and variation than ever. It's clear that they wanted us to recognize something greater in The Last Stand. But what is it that sets The Last Stand apart?


Horseback - Dead Ringers
Review by Apothecary
On the morning of August 12, when I went on Bandcamp eager to listen to this new Horseback album in full, I saw a little blurb in the upper right corner that described it as music where "the distorted swagger of Neil Young's Crazy Horse sits at a table next to the haunted dronescapes of Sunn O)))." I burst out laughing then and there at how ridiculously silly this description sounded. But I would later regret it upon entering the realm of Horseback once more, and realizing just how accurate that label truly is.


Forevermore - Integral
Review by Susan
Baseball is often called "the thinking-man's sport." This may be unfair, since huge degrees of both mental toughness and strategy are required for nearly all sports, but artful scheming, well-thought-out maneuvers, and evolving game-plans are vital to baseball. So, I keep listening to Forevermore and having the term "thinking-man's metalcore" come to mind. Progressive elements dazzle this record and show incredible depth...


Hibria - XX
Review by Susan
Has it really been 20 years since Hibria formed? Many of us discovered them with the release of their explosive and monumental 2004 debut, Defying The Rules, which was already a culmination of several years' hard work and demo releases. Aside from making us feel old (I mean, I still consider Hibria to be the energetic young kids of heavy metal), these Brazilians have put together a little anniversary gift for us fans: three excellent new tunes...


Fistula - Longing For Infection
Review by Apothecary
Who ever said a band needed to be original to be good? Fistula sure as hell didn't.


Wolvserpent - Aporia:Kāla:Ananta [EP]
Review by Apothecary
The wolf is an able predator, of quick movement and firm body, able to take down its prey relatively easily. Snakes are lower on the food chain, however, and must resort to more stealth and concealement for survival. What happens when nature's winding trails make these two creatures cross paths? Enter Wolvserpent.


Be'lakor - Vessels
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Be'lakor is one of the most highly-praised and widely-beloved bands on Metal Storm, and I guess now we know which album is going to sweep our melodeath category come awards season; but before you storm away in a petulant huff complaining about popularity contests and unfair competition, allow me to explain why Vessels will be the album leading its buddies by 600 votes next February.


Crowhurst - Isolator
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
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Subrosa - Streaming New Album 25.08

If you want to listen to the entire new Subrosa album, now you can because For This We Fought The Battle Of Ages is streaming in full online at this location. Enjoy it while you can! The official album release date is tomorrow, August 26th, via Profound Lore Records. When you listen to the album, tell us if you like it or not. Any favourite tracks? (by Paz)   Read more ››
In Flames - Debut New Track, Reveals Album Details 25.08

Swedish metal veterans In Flames have revealed some new info about their upcoming album, along with a brand new track. The 12th album will be called Battles and is due to be released on November 11th via Nuclear Blast Records and Eleven Seven Music. The new song, which is available to be listened to in the YouTube player below, is called "The End". Enjoy the new track and feast your eyes on the artwork. (by Fallen Ghost)   Read more ››
Meshuggah - New Song Available Online 25.08

Meshuggah just premiered a brand new track and the eager fans can now listen to it! The new song is called "Born In Dissonance" and will appear on Meshuggah's eighth album, The Violent Sleep Of Reason, out October 7th via Nuclear Blast. Expect some Meshuggah dissonance. Are you happy with it? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Obituary - Announce New Release, Stream Track 25.08

Death metal heavyweights Obituary are set to release a special two-song single soon called 10,000 Ways To Die. The release is coming this October 21st on CD/digital via Relapse Records. It contains a pair of brand new studio tracks plus a bonus live set of twelve classics and fan favorites from the band's storied catalog. Listen to the cheerful new tune "Loathe" right here. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Black Sabbath - Man Arrested For Selling Fake Concert Tickets 25.08

As you are probably aware of, Black Sabbath are currently touring in North American soil as part of their farewell tour. And some are taking advantage of that. Recently, a Virginia man was arrested by Howard County police after selling fake Black Sabbath concert tickets to a buyer in Elkridge. Shannon Michael Seeber, 34, of Manassas, was charged with theft scheme, forgery, possession of false government identification and drug possession. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Summer Slaughter Tour - San Francisco, USA - August 2016 18.08

Another year, another Summer Slaughter! Always a highlight for me. Summer Slaughter promises brutal music, fun performances, and new discoveries, while the events themselves never disappoint for tattoo watching and band shirt spotting. This was the 10th Anniversary so of course it was going to be amazing. Right? Well... it was not the best year ever but still a successful night. (by Susan)   Read more ››
Winter Metal Fest - A Kiloton Of Fun 08.08

A Kiloton Of Fun - Gama Bomb Invade Paraguay Or "How I Learned To Love The Bomb". (by BitterCOld)   Read more ››
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 6 Issue #3 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 05.08

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 Mesarthim, Aleph Null, Highrider, An Eater's Curse, Sva Da Ra & Oak. (by Nefarious, Susan)   Read more ››
Revocation 18.08

The Summer Slaughter Tour rocked its way across the United States yet again, and I had the pleasure of speaking with the awesome guys from Revocation before their set. There are many nice and cool musicians out there playing metal, but few bands are as instantly likeable, easy-going, and fun as Revocation. When we weren't talking about dildos or farting, we actually got down to some business. Here are some of those more business-related highlights from our chat: Susan: The new album seems pretty well received. What were you guys hoping to accomplish with it? (by Susan)   Read more ››
Nile 07.08

Last month, on the opening day of the Summer Slaughter tour no less, I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking to the main man from Nile himself: Karl Sanders. On a hot summer day in Fort Lauderdale, I was warmly invited aboard his tour bus for a lovely talk about the festival, band business, historical artificacts, and more. (by Apothecary)   Read more ››
Skyforger 22.07

Bad English: This may be a weird question, but how do you envision the Latvian metal scene if bands such as Skyforger and Heaven Grey had never existed? Peter Kvetkovskis: Well, there was always and still is another bands around - the metal scene here is quite big enough even without Skyforger or Heaven Grey. The question is how unique and original those bands are, but that's another topic to talk about I guess. It is very hard to make your name worldwide if you are from such a small far away country like Latvia is. You must be somehow original to stand out from millions of bands playing... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
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The Roman band The Foreshadowing has had enough success since its inception to be touring with the likes of Moonspell and Swallow The Sun. With three solid albums, they have endeared themselves to gothic metal aficionados worldwide. When they announced the departure of long-time drummer Jonah Padella in 2013, I was concerned. But then the same announcement mentioned that their close friend and producer Giuseppe Orlando of Novembre fame was taking over. Immediately I knew their next album would be... (by Demonic Tutor)   Read more ››

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Marilyn Manson

The album "Mechanical Animals" features a hidden, fifteenth track, playable only on a computer; it is untitled and experimental, further playing on the album's theme of the character Omēga and conformity. Upon entering the album into a computer, an autorun file starts a program that displays two of Manson's paintings while the song plays in the background. It is thought to be an experiment in synesthesia

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