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


Domovoyd - Domovoyd
Review by Apothecary
If you've been paying attention to metal coming out of Finland, especially in the past five years, you'd know that the country has seen a considerable increase in the presence of psychedelic bands within the context of the genre. In 2013, Domovoyd proved themselves as willing to get in on this action with their debut, and in 2015, they're looking to solidify their status as formidable within it, an effort at which they certainly succeed.


Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful
Review by Susan
Short answer: Yeah, it's really great. Long answer:


Dekadent - Veritas
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if Anaal Nathrakh were a bit more like Devin Townsend? Well, you have now.


Hate - Crusade:Zero
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
It's easy to forget about Hate. You could very easily forget that you saw them opening for Overkill, of all bands, a few years back. You could just as easily forget that you were supposed to review their new album a couple of months ago. You might even forget that they opened for Vader ten feet in front of your face two hours ago.


Evoke Thy Lords - Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms In Your Cellar!
Review by BitterCOld
Nearly 25 years ago Jello Biafra (formerly of Dead Kennedys) teamed up with Nomeansno to urge me to "Ride The Flume." Flash forward to 2015 and now Evoke Thy Lords is back encouraging me to ride the Floom.


Minsk - The Crash & The Draw
Review by BitterCOld
Nearly four years ago I sadly reported that Minsk was on indefinite hiatus. I also prophesied But before you ponder seppuku at this news, the band is named after a city which has shown historical resilience to invasions and razing. So who knows, maybe they, too, like their namesake, will return and rebuild. Or at least finish that album they mentioned working on and go out with a (sonic) boom. Happy days are here again. Roughly four years since...


Barren Earth - On Lonely Towers
Review by R'Vannith
Considering Barren Earth as a supergroup has never been necessitated. It's true that the musicians in question are already noteworthy for efforts elsewhere and currently lead busy lives in other bands. However, status external to Barren Earth no longer solely upholds the name, as the name has come to uphold itself with a tenable style their own. A third effort, On Lonely Towers, represents the band's continued development and change.


Leprous - Reveal New Album Cover And Tracklist 26.03

The cover and tracklist for Leprous' new album is out in the open! We already knew that the Norwegian proggers would be releasing a new album titled The Congregation, but now we know much more about it. The album's slightly disturbing artwork, which was created by artist Nihil, has now been launched and here is also the tracklist for the 65 minutes long release. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Shape Of Despair - Share New Album Title, Headlining Dutch Doom Days 26.03

Dutch Doom Days XIV just announced funeral doomsters Shape Of Despair as the headliner on Saturday for this year's festival. The band has a new album scheduled to be released this year through Season Of Mist. Their new opus will be titled Monotony Fields, it has just been revealed, and will be released on June 15th worldwide, and the 16th in North America. Let the anticipation begin... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Abbath - Puts Immortal To Rest, Moves On With Solo Band 26.03

It seems like the Legal Battles In The North over the Immortal's name/logo have ended without an agreement. The band's frontman Abbath has released a statement regarding the future of Immortal or rather the end. Essentially, Abbath will move on with a new band under his name and the name of Immortal, for the time being, will rest. Abbath will perform at Blastfest next year and already has announced a show in London this September as well. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Avantasia - 'The Metal Opera' Pt. 1 & 2 To Be Reissued On Vinyl 26.03

Things have been quiet around Avantasia's camp. But now AFM Records is taking a trip down memory lane and the band's milestone albums The Metal Opera Part I and The Metal Opera Part II will be reissued as picture vinyls. April 17th will see the release of these albums for the first time ever as 180g double picture vinyl editions limited to 1000 units worldwide. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Skyforger - New Song Streaming Online 26.03

Today Skyforger release online the first song from their new album Senprūsija (which means Old Prussia). This song is called "Tagad vai nekad", or in English "Now Or Never". If you like what you hear, the album will be out on the 6th of April, 2015 via the band's own Thunderforge Records. Enjoy! (by Bad English)   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 ››
70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - Day Three: Jamaica And Back We Sail 14.03

When a sea of black shirts invades the colorful island of Jamaica it can only mean one thing: the 70000 Tons Of Metal crowd has arrived. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Cryptopsy - The Unspoken King (2008)

In what is likely to be the single most shocking event on the scene this year, longtime brutal death metal stalwarts Cryptopsy decided to reinvent themselves as crazy jacks-of-all-trades for their latest release, The Unspoken King. Nevertheless, this album shouldn't get buried by the chaos that will certainly ensue amongst old fans and other more orthodox death metal types. This is because it is just too good to be mired by ridiculous genre discussions. Yes, what you heard is true - this album... (by jupitreas)   Read more ››

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Marilyn Manson

In the demo "Big Black Bus":

On the side B of the tape, American heavy metal band Twisted Sister's "Come out and Play" can be heard in the background during Bill's message. American rapcore band Rage Against the Machine's "Wake Up" can be heard in the background during Elaina's message. Eight people left the band their home phone numbers.
Towards the end of the playback, an anonymous woman leaves a message saying, "Hey, when you come Wednesday night, bring me directions to the junkyard please. Okay, bye." It is speculated that this
message was left by Barb Warner, Marilyn Manson's mother.

Side 1" of the Big Black Bus cassette misspells "White Knuckles" as "White Knuckle".

The cassette was titled after the bus used by the infamous Manson Family in the 1960s.

The front cover of the cassette features the band's first use of the term "Holy Wood", where the words "HOLYWOOD PROD." can be seen on the side of the school bus. This term was used as the focal point of Marilyn Manson's 2000 album Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) ten years later.

The title of the cassette is a parody of the Los Angeles bus operator Big Blue Bus.

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