Waltari - You Are Waltari
Review by jupitreas
When reviewing their previous album, I complained that Waltari is no longer as adventurous and crazy as they used to be in the past. Well, apparently they must have read my review since even they now concede that I am Waltari (yes - ME) and that I am the one who knows best what Waltari should sound like.


Theories - Regression
Review by Ilham
There's nothing more satisfying than writing a rant review focusing on the lack of finesse and variety in a grindcore album, and finding another grind release that is so well written it just proves everything previously said to be true.


Whyzdom - Symphony For A Hopeless God
Review by Ag Fox
A new symphonic metal album! Hooray! *waits for the audience to leave, apart from the remaining 5 fans of the genre in this site*


Downfall Of Nur - Umbras De Barbagia
Review by Susan
Few since early Agalloch have written such a stunning soundtrack to your contemplation of the meaning of life, nature, and darkness. Atmospheric, folk-oriented black metal like this can be simultaneously beautiful and ominous. There are things on this earth that are very, very old. Beware, this music will lead you directly to a life of solitude in the forest, living the bare and contented life of the hermit, brought to dwell on the mountainside....


Agnostic Front - The American Dream Died
Review by deadone
Agnostic Front are back and they're pissed. The American Dream Died and the New York hardcore crew are here to spread the word with a veritable kitchen sink of aggressive heavy music centred on hardcore traditions they helped pioneer over thirty years ago.


Chaos Divine - Colliding Skies
Review by R'Vannith
The most absorbing aspect of Colliding Skies is that it's a densely textured record in view of its smooth and approachable sound. In instrumentation, every aspect sets a well defined and accessible trajectory in progressive metal. It is a melodic vehicle for expressive vocal arrangements which project an emphasis that readily uplift the listening experience. Above all else, Australia's Chaos Divine surely aim for consistency in this latest effort.


Subversion - Animi
Review by R'Vannith
In execution, Animi is a style in disarray.


Simbiose - Trapped
Review by Ilham
Who the hell ever complains about grindcore songs being too long?


Possession - Share New Album Cover Artwork 30.03

Here come new details about the upcoming Possession release. After revealing the mini-album title and release date, the band is now unveiling the cover artwork (created by Thorncross) for 1585 - 1646, due to be released on June 5th via Iron Bonehead Productions/Invictus Productions. Do you like what you see? (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
Draconian - Complete Mixing New Album 30.03

Draconian's vocalist Anders Jacobsson has posted an important update on his Facebook page today. The new album from the gothic doom band is now mixed! While A Rose For The Apocalypse was already released back in 2011, the band has a new singer, Heike Langhans, and the album recordings are finally completed. Also, Daniel Änghede of Crippled Black Phoenix did some guest vocals for this upcoming album. Now you just have to wait for the final product to arrive. More details will probably be revealed soon. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
TesseracT - Perform On Stage Made Entirely Of Ice 30.03

In 2013, Metallica played a unique show in Antarctica and also set a world record by becoming the first and only band in history to perform concerts on all seven continents in under a year. Now it's TesseracT time to enter the books as the first band to perform on top of a structure made completely out of ice. The gig was part of Jagermeister's Ice Cold series of gigs and took place at Snow Village in Kittila, Lapland in Finland. Check out the chilling footage from the gig on an igloo below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Rhapsody Of Fire - In The Studio 30.03

Italians Rhapsody Of Fire have entered the studio to begin recording their next album which is expected to be out in early 2016. The symphonic power metallers released Dark Wings Of Steel almost two years ago and have been working on new material for their next offering. While there is still a long wait ahead, below you can watch drummer Alex Holzwarth at work recording drum parts at the Echoes Studios in Trieste for the new Rhapsody Of Fire studio album. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Persefone - New Drummer Announced 30.03

Persefone have a new drummer! They have welcomed Sergi "Bobby" Verdeguer to the band and he will take care of drums replacing Marc Mas Marti who left last year. He is the drummer of progressive band Nami, also from Andorra, and he has been a great friend of the band for years. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Getting Into: Manowar 29.03

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. Manowar Heavy/power metal USA Manowar helped kick off the American power metal scene back in the '80s with their self-referential bombast and overdriven melodic metal. While their fame stems as much from their seemingly-blissful goofiness (andů 'memorable' artwork) as from their... (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
Doro & Archer - Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO USA - 11 Mar 2015 19.03

There are women in metal and then there is Doro! The fan crowned Metal Queen held the scepter high and proud the other day in Denver, CO and proved once again why she more than deserves this title. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
MS Awards 2014 - Staff Picks!! 17.03

Finally the end of the 2014 Metal Storm Awards! (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
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Crystal Viper - Crimen Excepta (2012)

Hailing from Poland, Crystal Viper brings us their semi-unique (not Judas Priest derived) brand of heavy metal, in form of their fourth studio album, Crimen Excepta. If you have heard their prior releases, this one might be a bit off-putting, since any traces of "German-ness" or speed metal are gone. In other words; this is not another Metal Nation. But it's not exactly a return to their unashamedly '80's and killer 2007 debut album The Curse Of Crystal Viper either. ... (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››

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Three of Eisregen's albums have been banned in their home country Germany, namely Krebskolonie, Farbenfinsternis and Wundwasser. The band still plays the songs of these albums live, just slightly altered, so that the performed songs aren't identical with the prohibited ones. For example the song "Meine tote russische Freundin" (My Dead Russian Girlfriend) becomes "Meine tote schwedische Freundin" (My Dead Swedish Girlfriend) live.

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