Amiensus - Ascension
Review by BitterCOld
I enjoy reviewing follow-up works from unsigned/smaller acts who contact me to review their initial offerings. It's always interesting to see how they have progressed. Amenius contacted me to review Restoration about two years ago. Enjoyed it, even if I was a tad out of my element. Susan described it thus: They seem to float around the ether between genres, never really landing anywhere, and not necessarily "combining" genres....


Mutoid Man - Bleeder
Review by wormdrink414
If this had been made by one person, it'd be a safe bet that that one person was a classic hard rock aficionado who'd been struck by lightning. After the strike, he didn't ditch his Pontiac or his jean jacket or his hatred of the Eagles, he just happened to acquire the ability to easily spot complex mathematical patterns in things.


Nightrage - The Puritan
Review by Ag Fox
TL;DR? The Puritan is a Gothenburg metal album.


Disarmonia Mundi - Cold Inferno
Review by Demonic Tutor
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...


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


Sacred Oath - Ravensong
Review by deadone
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?


Third Ion - 13/8 Bit
Review by Ag Fox
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.


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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70000 Tons Of Metal 2016

USA, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Independence Of The Seas)
04-08 February 2016

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My Lament - Working On New Album 05.08

After recently completed new EP Sorrow, which is currently being pressed and printed, Belgium death/doom metallers My Lament are now busy with the work on new material for the upcoming studio album. More details will follow soon. The band is also looking to play some live shows, which should be confirmed in near future. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Der Weg Einer Freiheit - Confirm First-Ever US Tour 05.08

German black metal act Der Weg Einer Freiheit has announced a first-ever US tour. The trek, which begins on September 24th in Allentown, PA will see the band travel throughout the American east coast before concluding on October 7th in Brooklyn, NY. The 'Stellar US Tour' sees the band joined by newly-signed label mates Barishi. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. Der Weg Einer Freiheit will be touring in support of their latest new album, Stellar, released on March 23rd via Season Of Mist. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
Hibria - Premiere New Video 05.08

Brazilian heavy metal band Hibria released a brand new official video for the track "Life", which comes from their fifth and upcoming self-titled studi album, to be released on Test Your Metal Records for North America on August 7th. The video clip was directed by Deivis Horbach and produced by Kiwi Bertola. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Hate Eternal - Another New Song Streaming Online 05.08

Florida-based extreme metallers Hate Eternal will release their sixth full-length album, Infernus, on August 21st via Season Of Mist. After already streaming two new tracks, "Pathogenic Apathy" and "The Stygian Deep", the band now shares the 6-minute title track, "Infernus", available for streaming at this location. Do not hesitate and check out the new track now. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Cult Of Fire - New Album Cover Art Unveiled 04.08

Czech black metal band Cult Of Fire have just unveiled the cover artwork that will grace their new album. In case you didn't know, the follow-up to मृत्यु का तापसी अनुध्यान is coming and their already 3rd studio album (still untitled) will be "celebrating life, sex & death: also known as the vision of beauty Chinnamasta". Take a look at the cover below. It was created by Dávid Glomba. (by Pazdzioch)   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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Imagika is an American band and "Feast For The Hated" is already the sixth album of the combo. Strangely, we've never heard a lot of things about this band and this is sad really because when I listen to their new album I think that they deserve a lot more of exposition and promotion. Now that they're signed on Locomotive Records I'm sure that this mistake will be fixed, the proof today is that I'm reviewing this album and I hope that it will help the band to find some... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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