Disarmonia Mundi - Cold Inferno
Review by Demonic Tutor
7.7
Determined to let the world know that Italy can still produce some high-quality Gothenburg metal, Disarmonia Mundi is back after a 6-year hiatus. The Turin-based twosome is comprised of instrumentalist extraordinaire Ettore Rigotti and vocalist Claudio Ravinale. Björn Strid from Soilwork and Christian Älvestam also provide some vocal work. In this much coveted market of melodic death metal, it has always been virtually impossible to avoid...

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Gyre - Moirai [EP]
Review by Ilham
6.3
Ah. Youth.

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Sacred Oath - Ravensong
Review by deadone
7.0
So it turns out the metal gods do in fact listen to our prayers. Ask for a ballsy, melodic heavy/power metal album that's not overproduced and not rooted in Helloween clichés and the metalgods grant not one but two such albums in the form of the new Armored Saint as well as the album in question, Sacred Oath's Ravensong. But are the gods truly generous or just a bunch of fickle tricksters who give with one hand only to take with the other?

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Third Ion - 13/8 Bit
Review by Ag Fox
8.1
In case you've been living under a rock, supergroups are all the rage now, and they are popping up quicker than you can count them. Third Ion may not be as "super" in terms of fame, but this collaborative effort is still very much on my radar because members of Into Eternity and The Devin Townsend Project are on board.

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Autokrator - Autokrator
Review by Apothecary
 
Those not particularly accustomed to the drone genre may be surprised to discover the incredible amount of variation lurking within it. As a fundamentally structure-less genre, its very nature leaves the door for invention wide open, in turn leading to many different interpretations of the drone sound. This year, French newcomers Autokrator are ready to put their own spin on this principle, with some interesting, though perhaps unexpected influences.

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Kataklysm - Of Ghosts And Gods
Review by Windrider
8.0
Kataklysm is surely one of the constants in death metal: releasing an album every few years, maintaining their line-up for almost two decades and only changing on the drums, and being a guarantee for some quality music. With their latest release, Waiting For The End To Come, they let some dynamics return to the otherwise so heavy style, and that was pretty refreshing overall. Now it's time to prove that they can hold onto that path. Of Ghosts And Gods is here to please all fans of their latest stuff.

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Black Space Riders - Refugeeum
Review by R'Vannith
8.3
In theme as much as sound, Refugeeum is an album concerning escape and dislocation from the rather aggregate arrangement of prior Black Space Riders records, and it's an active attempt at something more specific.

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Ruby The Hatchet - Aurum [Compilation]
Review by R'Vannith
7.2
Aurum is a recap of the successes that brought Philadelphia's Ruby The Hatchet to their latest release in Valley Of The Snake. As a compilation, it is comprised of the band's choice tunes from their debut record Ouroboros placed between the two taken from their following EP entitled The Eliminator. In essence, it's an energised stoner rock summary when compared to the new material of their sophomore.

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Iron Maiden - Release Preview Of New Song 31.07

Can't wait to hear the new Iron Maiden album? The wait has been long since 2010's The Final Frontier but now the iconic band is about to release a double album, The Book Of Souls. To whet the appetite of their fans even more, a 30-second preview of a new Iron Maiden song from the band's forthcoming album has been released and is now available in the YouTube clip below. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Stratovarius - Release Lyric Video For New Song 31.07

Finnish power metal legends Stratovarius have just released a new lyric video for a brand new track from Eternal, called "Shine In The Dark". The elaborate lyric video of the song features the band's vocalist Timo Kotipelto singing the lyrics in what seems to be their recording studio, and it can be watched below. What are your impressions of the first song revealed from the album? (by Kais)   Read more ››
 
Motörhead - New Lyric Video Online 31.07

The new music continues, this time around with a new song from Motörhead. The legendary band has just premiered their brand new lyric video for the tune "Electricity." By now, you are probably aware that the heavy metal titans' upcoming 22nd studio album, Bad Magic, is due out on August 28th this year via UDR Music/Motörhead Music. Stream the new track below, and let us know what you think about it. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Saxon - Premiere New Video 31.07

UK heavy metallers Saxon have shared a brand new video for the upcoming single and album of the same name, Battering Ram. "Battering Ram" is the title track from the band's upcoming 21st full-length album, due out on October 16th through UDR Music. If you want to hear new material from the veteran band, just click play on the video below for a first taste of the new record. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Joel Hoekstra - Guitarist Releasing Solo Album 31.07

Joel Hoekstra has announced the release of his new melodic hard rock studio album Dying To Live from his electrifying new side project, Joel Hoekstra's 13. Hoekstra is best known as the current guitarist for Whitesnake/David Coverdale, and also known for his work with Night Ranger, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and the popular Broadway musical show Rock of Ages. Dying To Live features an all-star cast of rockers including Jeff Scott Soto (vocals), Russell Allen (vocals), Tony Franklin (bass), Vinny Appice (drums), and Derek Sherinian (keyboards), and will be available via Frontiers Music SRL on... (by Bad English)   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 ››
 
Getting Stoked: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2016 - Ready For Round Six 06.07

Getting Stoked: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2016 - Ready For Round Six I love the smell of "Napalm In The Morning" well, not really, but there I was, preparing to write this 'Getting Stoked' article, and the organizers of 70000 Tons Of Metal made their first thrash metal band announcement for next year's cruise - Sodom. :banger: (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Shadowgarden - Ashen (2010)

Draconian, yes, I'm mentioning this name firstly so that it might catch your interest in case you're bored reading just another review. Johan Ericson of Draconian and Doom:VS fame seems way too productive these years and since he's into a gothic/doom metal band and owns a pure doom metal project, well, guess what, he managed to form a band in which he will pour his gothic rock/metal influences/ideas. Alongside Johan stands Draconian ex-guitarist of the pre-Where Lovers Mourn era, Andreas... (by DerRozzengarten)   Read more ››

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Formed initially as a cover band of Rage Against the Machine and CCCP, their name comes from the bus line that led them to the first rehearsal.

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