Bloodway - Mapping The Moment With The Logic Of Dreams
Review by Apothecary
People who have familiarized themselves with many of the repeat offenders within the community of metal album cover artists must have surely heard the name of Costin Chioreanu by now. A highly respected illustrator, the Romanian-born Chioreanu has become known for his distinct, dreamlike style, making gorgeous artwork for bands such as Oranssi Pazuzu, Vulture Industries, and more. Many may be surprised to know, then, that not only does Chioreanu's artistry cover painting, but also music. Say hello to Bloodway.


Wolfheart - Shadow World
Review by Demonic Tutor
Lahti, Finland. The bay is quiet in winter. The cold seas echo the bluest of skies. Beneath it all lies the shadow world. Ready to explode, waiting to overthrow its masters. Setting the upper world aflame, for it deserves it. Wolfheart is the latest of Tuomas Saukkonen's bands, having previously disbanded Before The Dawn, Dawn Of Solace, Black Sun Aeon, and RoutaSielu. The guy has always been busy but consistent in his approach to majestic and...


Skepticism - Ordeal
Review by Apothecary
How does a band that pioneered a particular style still stay relevant within said style multiple decades down the road?


Gnaw Their Tongues - Abyss Of Longing Throats
Review by Mr. Doctor
Gnaw Their Tongues has always been my favorite project by the well-known sonic terrorist that is Mories. Reasons are plenty: The overall cinematographic aspect of his compositions; The structures that remain invisible at first but take form the more you listen to the numerous releases; The perfect marriage of black metal, noise, drone, ambient and other nightmarish influences. It's simply put, his most well-rounded project.


Stormhammer - Echoes Of A Lost Paradise
Review by Belegûr
A German power metal band with the name Stormhammer, what could possibly go wrong? The Germans aren't lacking for amazing power metal, but sadly bands like Stormhammer make up the second or third-string acts that never leave the stages of mediocrity. Echoes Of A Lost Paradise is a fantastic example of subpar and forgettable power metal.


Death Dealer - Hallowed Ground
Review by Belegûr
Hallowed Ground is a very surprising album; it manages to be completely forgettable and average despite being made by one of the best lineups a US power metal could ever hope to have.


Kingcrow - Eidos
Review by Demonic Tutor
Will you look at that album cover? Now that this got your attention, you can still be blown away by their music. Indeed, let's get right to it, the Italian prog musicians of Kingcrow are back with Eidos, and it is a gem of an album. In case you never heard of them, their influences include bands like Leprous, Pain Of Salvation, Porcupine Tree, Riverside, Threshold, Rush and Dream Theater. Those are not bad references to have. Kingcrow started...


Vorum - Current Mouth [EP]
Review by wormdrink414
According to Wikipedia, one-dimensional space, "in physics and mathematics, [is] a sequence of n numbers [that] can be understood as a location in n-dimensional space. When n = 1, the set of all such locations is called a one-dimensional space." I know what this means and Vorum's Current Mouth is definitely not one-dimensional.


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Thy Catafalque - 'Sgùrr' Streaming In Full 07.10

If you were waiting to hear the entire new Thy Catafalque album Sgùrr, you are in luck because it is being streamed in its entirety over at Stereogum right now. Take it all in and then let us know what you think. Is it what you were hoping for after listening to the new songs? Season Of Mist will release the band's sixth studio effort on the 16th of October. If you wish, you can pre-order your copy at this location. (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
Vektor - Announce New Album, Tour Dates Confirmed 07.10

Official Earache Records press release statement: Philadelphia-based sci-fi thrashers Vektor have revealed the title of their upcoming new album, along with dates for their first ever European tour. Officially titled Terminal Redux, the brand new album was recorded and produced by the band at their home studio and at Panther Pro Audio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was re-amped and mixed by Byron Filson at Villain Studios in Arizona. The album is due to be released in early 2016 on Earache Records. (by K†ulu)   Read more ››
Swallow The Sun - Premiere New Track 07.10

The wait is over and the long journey begin as Swallow The Sun premiere their first song, taken from the triple album Songs from the North I, II & III, to be released on November 13th, 2015 via Century Media Records. "Heartstrings Shattering" is the new track, available for streaming as a lyric video down below, taken from the first album and also features guest vocals from Aleah Stanbridge (Trees Of Eternity). Check out the new song via YouTube player now. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Annihilator - Present New Video 07.10

A week ago, Annihilator began with 'European In The Blood Tour', where they perform in support of their recently released new album Suicide Society. In the meantime, the band present another new official video, "Snap", now available for streaming through the YouTube player down below. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
Blood Feast - Ink New Record Deal, To Release Comeback Album 07.10

US death trashers Blood Feast has inked a record deal with Hells Headbangers for the release of the band's third full-length album, The Future State Of Wicked. This will be their comeback album release, first after 1989' Chopping Block Blues. The band is currently finishing up The Future State Of Wicked at LCBW Recording in Watchung, New Jersey. A release is expected next year. More details will be unveiled soon. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
God Is An Astronaut - Tapper, Tallinn, Estonia, 14.09.2015 25.09

So the cow went to the sauna, and this is what happened. (by Ivor)   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 ››
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Holy Moses - Redefined Mayhem (2014)

You can't teach an old dog new tricks. But, if your dog's name is Holy Moses, you really don't need to. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››

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The cover of The Number Of The Beast was originally created for the song "Purgatory", but the band's manager, Rod Smallwood, deemed it of too high a caliber for a single release and decided to save it for the full-length album instead. The original 1982 artwork includes a light blue sky in the background; this was a mistake by the printers of the album cover, and was later rectified and became black when the album was remastered for compact disc in 1998.

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