Nervosa - Agony
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
It's difficult to believe that Nervosa is only a trio. Able to wield the muscle and bulk of a death metal band without taking on too much to weight to cut loose and mosh through most of the album, this latest flag-bearer of the Brazilian thrash tradition has a thick, brutal sound that doesn't entirely save Agony from middle-of-the-road songwriting, but captures attention long enough to get the hooks in.


Whispered - Metsutan - Songs Of The Void
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Finland surpasses every other country on earth in producing folk metal, now to such a fantastic extent that the Finns are taking over for other countries that don't produce enough folk metal bands of their own. For those of you unfamiliar with Whispered, this quartet deals in electrifying extreme power metal merged with traditional Japanese elements, like a colder, more calculated version of Chthonic,* or a Japanophile Winter-san.


Terra Tenebrosa - The Reverses
Review by Apothecary
There's not much that can be easily understood in the bizarre, nightmarish world of Terra Tenebrosa. Then again, perhaps there's not much that's really meant to be. After two full lengths and an EP, fans of the band may eagerly be wondering what the next step is, and if The Reverses provides any clues that make the picture these eerie Swedes paint any clearer. Come, children, and we shall find out by traveling through the rabbit hole yet again. And by "rabbit hole," I mean vortex.


Dakesis - The New Dawn
Review by Susan
Crystal clear, energetic power metal, light on symphonics, heavy on guitars, and topped with a very strong, mid-range voice. So, what went wrong?


Voidless Form - I, Nihilist
Review by Apothecary
As the ardent fan can tell you, there's something about the drone genre that is fundamentally paradoxical. To the outsider it appears as a somewhat pointless formula: formless music with no real sense of guidance or structure. But what if, in some inexplicable way, the lack of a structure demands the exploration of new, rather atypical ones, thereby fueling the creative process? Enter Voidless Form, a band committed to sailing these uncharted waters.


Gutter Instinct - Age Of The Fanatics
Review by Mr. Doctor
It may come as a surprise, but the south of Sweden is not swamped with metal like Gothenburg or Stockholm are. Sure, we have a good few acts but the scene is mostly filled with crust and hardcore punk (which I love) but also a shit-ton of non-threatening bad cop/good cop vocals over endless and tedious djenty breakdowns (you know the kind)… So with no exaggeration, I must say I'm extremely pleased to see another extreme metal band hailing from my region.


Mob Rules - Tales From Beyond
Review by Belegûr
Have you ever wondered what Andi Deris (Helloween) would sound like singing Iron Maiden songs? Me neither, but Mob Rules have given us just that. The Iron Maiden part? Most definitely. I am quite shocked at how much Tales From Beyond sounds like Maiden in their Brave New World comeback era form. It really works though and Tales From Beyond is an impressive power metal album that never drags or feels padded out with filler.


Almanac - Tsar
Review by Belegûr
From the opening seconds of Tsar, it's clear that Victor Smolski is involved. Smolski was of course a prominent member of Rage from 2001 to 2015. Fans of Rage will know that Smolski basically took control of songwriting and his focus on heavy technical riffs, orchestral flourishes and solos I can only describe as slightly insane, helped Rage develop a signature symphonic sound in later years. It's of no surprise that he now has total control over Almanac and fans of his sound and songwriting should be find something to enjoy in Tsar.


Supported event

Be Prog! My Friend... Festival 2016

Spain, Barcelona (Poble Espanyol)
01-02 July 2016

Between The Buried And Me
Steven Wilson
Decapitated - Suing Earache Records 27.06

You might remember that last year, Earache Records took down from streaming sites Decapitated's entire catalogue of music released by the label in retaliation to various disputes brought forth by the band. The Polish death metallers will now be taking legal action against their former label, Earache Records, over unpaid royalties. To raise money for legal fees, the band is selling a limited edition of a brand new '20 Years of Madness' t-shirt. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Monolithe - Premiere New Video 27.06

If you are eager to hear new Monolithe music, today is your lucky day. The French doom masters have premiered a video for an edited version of the grandiose song "The Barren Depths". Taken off their forthcoming new album, Zeta Reticuli, this song shows an unexpected new facet of the enigmatic group. Enjoy! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Every Time I Die - Share New Song And Album Details 27.06

Recently, Every Time I Die have decided to give us a taste of their new album. Two years after their previous opus, Low Teens is their new musical offering which hits stores near you on September 23rd through Epitaph Records. Listen to their new song "The Coin Has A Say" right now below. It's worth it. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Sirenia - European Tour Confirmed 27.06

Norwegian female fronted metal act Sirenia will embark on a European headlining tour in November. The 16-date long trek, which starts in Berlin (on November 10th) and ends in London (on November 27th), also includes performance at Aalborg Metal Festival. Support on the road will come from Týr, Unleash The Archers, Xaon and Relicseed. A few more shows will be added to the tour shortly, so stay tuned. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
Versailles - Announce Greatest Hits Album 26.06

After a four-year break, Japanese power metallers Versailles have announced a comeback of sorts. The visual kei outfit will release The Greatest Hits 2007-2016 on September 14th via Warner Music Japan. The album will contain re-recorded versions of eleven old tracks plus two new songs. The quintet previously played a show at Tokyo's Zepp DiverCity on June 25th to mark their 9th anniversary. (by Ruchesko)   Read more ››
Babymetal - House Of Blues, Boston, MA - 5 May 2016 05.06

You guys are probably sick of hearing about Babymetal, right? Believe me, I completely understand. Poking the hornet's nest is getting a bit old for me as well. Still, you should just admit it - you're all harboring some morbid curiosity about what goes on at a Babymetal show. What kind of people go to such a thing? What sort of sick, twisted things do they get up to? Courageously, I took it upon myself to attend a Babymetal show, for no other reason than to report back to the real world and definitely not because I'm a huge fan now. Here follows my account. (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 6 Issue #1 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 01.06

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 Iotunn, Ghost Witch, Corinth, The Doomsday Kingdom, Celestial Ruin & The Colossal Dream. (by Nefarious, D.T. Metal, Abattoir, Susan)   Read more ››
Roadburn Festival 2016 - Day 3: Various Shades Of Heavy 30.05

Che: On the second-to-last day of this year's Roadburn Festival, as with the 2015 edition, the weather went South. Cold rain and winds greeted Rod, Zaphod, and I as we departed Marcel's house on that Saturday morning. But hey, since when has bad weather stopped trve metallers? Never, in my book. It was time for the next chapter, even if a little wet and shivery! (by Apothecary, Mr. Doctor)   Read more ››
Blind Guardian 25.05

Exploring parts of the United Kingdom Blind Guardian have not visited before, I thought it would be nice to have a chat with Marcus and Frederik and see how things are thirty years on. (by Baz Anderson)   Read more ››
Nibiru 02.05

It was a very spur-of-the-moment type of occasion. Not even five days before leaving for this year's Roadburn Festival, I received an email from a representative of NeeCee Agency in Italy saying that the ritualistic dronemasters in Nibiru were looking for interviews. As I was already planning on interviewing Oranssi Pazuzu at the festival, I thought I'd go two for two. There was room for one more, and I was happy to help the band out with some publicity. Why not? (by Apothecary)   Read more ››
Oranssi Pazuzu 28.04

Three years of Roadburn Festival have taught me that with the lineup announcements for this quirky annual event in Tilburg, you never quite know what you're going to get. So, naturally, my jaw dropped in disbelief when Walter and company revealed that they'd be going for a "Finnish invasion" by booking the full package of Oranssi Pazuzu, Dark Buddha Rising, and Atomikylä this year, especially in regards to Oranssi Pazuzu, a band whose peculiar blend of black metal and psychedelia has had me hooked pretty damn hard for quite some time now. But merely seeing these guys wasn't... (by Apothecary)   Read more ››
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UFO - The Visitor (2009)

"The Visitor" is already the 19th studio album released by UFO… Quite incredible how this band manages to survive all over the years without being (unfortunately) the most recognized combo from United Kingdom. Some of their releases are legendary but some others a bit more common… In which category will be feature this new release? Let's talk a bit about it and do our conclusions… "The Visitor" starts with three excellent songs, "Saving Me" (with cool slide guitars... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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Started out in 1991 but were never satisfied with their demo recordings and never released anything. The band eventually died out but was resurrected by Jimmy in 2008. In his own words "I was too nostalgic and said to myself that: Now, many years after the band died, my old songs must be recorded and a demo shall be made, so I started the band again on my own."

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