Nibiru - Padmalotus
Review by Apothecary
8.5
In recent years, a good few occult theorists and scientists who spend too much time reading Zecharia Sitchin have come to proclaim the inevitable return of Nibiru. If they're talking about the fabled planet, I'd say their arguments are probably shit out of luck, but if they happen to be referring to the band, they're dead on. The Italian trio that is Nibiru are indeed here again on the psychedelia block, and they're striking back with what is perhaps their most powerful album to date.

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Sannhet - Revisionist
Review by tea[m]ster
9.0
An American band that plays good black metal? There are not many, and even though Sannhet orchestrates what certainly can be labeled as "hipster" black metal (had to say it), they are pretty unique in that they have no vocals. Think Deafheaven, Altar Of Plagues or Regarde Les Hommes Tomber but without the desolate, shrieking and chthonic black metal singing.

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Gruesome - Savage Land
Review by deadone
7.0
There are probably a few Death fans out there who lament that the band switched to more progressive pastures far too quickly and who believe the band should have churned out a few more Leprosy's instead. Now these fans have their wish come true in the form of Gruesome's Leprosy worshipping debut Savage Land.

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King Parrot - Dead Set
Review by Doc Godin
8.3
Honestly, looking at the name, you couldn't fault someone for thinking this is another one of those Municipal Waste side projects, which doesn't set the highest expectations. Don't get me wrong, Cannabis Corpse and Iron Reagan are both good fun, but ultimately a bit disposable. King Parrot meets some expectations and blows away others.

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Arena - The Unquiet Sky
Review by Ivor
 
Turns out it's not easy to come up with an apt description for the new Arena album. I've spent quite some time searching for a phrase that would round up my ongoing journey with The Unquiet Sky. Until recently I could only think of something being off about this one. Now, finally, I've concluded that unremarkable grower sums it up best. That, and that something is decidedly off about it.

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Forgotten Tomb - Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love
Review by Ag Fox
7.0
Forgotten Tomb is a pretty easy band to nail musically. Whether it's their early-Katatonia era worship or the more recent ones which bring some rocking attitude to melodic black metal, and I really like them both even if they're not extremely original.

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Porta Nigra - Kaiserschnitt
Review by Apothecary
 
Alright, so we have album artwork of a weasel-looking thing, wearing a general's uniform and looking coked out of its mind, biting into a bleeding globe. I wouldn't put my money on it, but using the simple human power of deduction, I'd say that means we're in for a wild ride.

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Fistula - Destitute [Demo]
Review by Apothecary
8.0
Ohio's Fistula are an example of a band whose name goes perfectly hand in hand with the attitude of their music. Like the abnormal and harmful organ connections for which they are named, these guys are purveyors of grime and are all about the nastiness: eating, drinking, and bathing in it. 2015's Destitute is certainly no exception to this, and proves that although the band aren't changing up their formula anytime soon, they really don't need to.

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Staff pick
Izah - Sistere
Sludge

I reviewed their 2008 EP and thought they had potential. Consider that potential realized. Four tracks, all over 10 minutes, one over 30 - including one from the EP - show they've improved significantly over the years. Well done.

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Picked by: BitterCOld
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Chevelle - Fan Dies After Fall At Band's Show 25.05

A tragic event occurred at Chevelle's show in Chicago on Friday night. A man fell to his death from a catwalk at the Aragon Ballroom over the weekend, the Chicago Tribune reports. He fell onto two protruding pieces of metal at the North Side venue Friday, according to police. Police are investigating his death, which occurred shortly after he fell about 10:20 p.m. Friday during a Chevelle concert at the venue. The show was immediately ended. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Borealis - Streaming New Single 25.05

Borealis have some new music to share today. The band's new album Purgatory is scheduled for release on June 19th (Europe) and July 21st (North America) via AFM Records. The first single "My Peace" is available now for your listening pleasure in the YouTube clip below. What do you think of this new song from the Canadian power metallers? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Heretoir - Working On New Album 25.05

Black metallers Heretoir are working on new music. After releasing the last album Heretoir back in 2011, the German quartet is very busy working on the last compositions for their second album, The Circle. According to the group, there will be a collaboration on the album that the fans will be pleased about even though they didn't announce who it is yet. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Accu§er - Confirmed For Fall Of Summer Festival 25.05

German thrashers Accu§er announced that they will play in the Fall of Summer Festival (France), on September 4th, 2015. The second edition of the Fall of Summer metal festival will take place on Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th of September 2015, in Torcy (30 km from Paris, France). Other confirmed acts include Ihsahn, Abbath, Destruction, Candlemass, Nile, Triptykon, among others. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
DragonForce - Upcoming DVD Artwork Unveiled, Trailer Available 24.05

British epic power metallers DragonForce will release their debut DVD, In The Line Of Fire, on July 10th via Metal Blade. Shot in high definition during the band's show at 2014's Loud Park festival at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan, the DVD was filmed using multiple camera angles to capture the raw energy of DragonForce's show and instrumental dexterity for which they are celebrated worldwide. Whet your appetite with the DVD trailer here. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Roadburn Festival 2015 - Day 1: "Get Rekt" 15.05

It's that time again, folks! A month after it's already passed, and a bunch of reviews have already been written about it, your favorite procrastinators Apothecary and Mr. Doctor are once again getting to their four day breakdown of Roadburn Festival. We may be late to the game, but hey guys: you haven't heard the tale of Roadburn until you've heard it from us. So sit back, put your feet up, throw on that guilty pleasure power metal album that no one knows you like, and come along for the ride. (by Apothecary, Mr. Doctor)   Read more ››
 
Getting Into: Alice Cooper 03.05

Getting Into: Alice Cooper The articles in this series begun by our own Baz Anderson are designed to give a brief overview of a band's entire discography, so as to provide a clear point of entry for the uninitiated. It offers a different approach from the typical review format, for the curious newcomer to a well-traveled band. Alice Cooper Hard rock, heavy metal, glam rock, psychedelic rock, new wave, industrial metal, punk, experimental rock, pop USA It would be impossible to quantify the vast influence that Alice Cooper has had on hard rock and heavy metal. The name originally described... (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
 
Evergrey - Factory, Tallinn, Estonia, 26.03.2015 10.04

Evergrey have been long-awaited guests around these parts. Even though they come from a country so close, it's apparently still a lengthy journey to drop by. To some, Evergrey are a band about 10 years past their prime, but their latest album seems to have gotten the blood flowing again and has gained some good attention. Regardless of the reasons, it was a pleasure to see them hit the stage in Tallinn as part of the Tallinn Music Week festival. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
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Outcast - Self-Injected Reality (2008)

The last album of the French of Outcast was just great so you can be sure that I was awaiting the new release with a lot of expectation. "Self-Injected Reality" is now in my CD reader and I can tell you that I'm not disappointed one more time. I really hope that this time people will understand that they must check this band as soon as possible because they're great really. If you like technical Thrash/Death Metal, be sure that "Self-Injected Reality" will be for you!... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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