Mourning Mist - Mourning Mist
Review by Apothecary
 
In the early 90s, a little band by the name of Katatonia put out an album called Dance Of December Souls, considered by many to have written the rulebook for blackened doom metal. Over 20 years later, Mourning Mist are saying screw it and throwing the rulebook out the window.

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No Return - Fearless Walk To Rise
Review by Mattybu
 
Ah, the golden days of thrash. Back in the 80's, when the beer flowed like wine, and masterpieces of the genre instinctively flocked to the eardrums of listeners like the salmon of Capistrano. No Return is a French thrash band who got things going right as those glorious times were about to begin their hibernation...

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Periphery - Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega
Review by Susan
9.6
Juggernaut: Alpha and Omega are parts I and II of a crowning achievement in songwriting, storytelling, and performance. It is more emotional, more melodic, and far more jazz than anyone was expecting. Oh, it just oozes at times with a thick, dense jazz, which is kneaded into the metal music so well. But that's just one of many important ingredients.

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Caïna - Setter Of Unseen Snares
Review by Ilham
8.4
"Matthew McConaughey is a busta", would say a certain MetalStormer.

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Terror Empire - The Empire Strikes Black
Review by Susan
7.9
"Adventure? Excitement? A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless." Reckless indeed, bitches! The sheer reckless aggression that Terror Empire serves up will destroy your eardrums like the Empire destroyed Alderaan. Groove, thrash, some death metal, a bit of hardcore, this melange of modern extreme metal lays in wait like an exogorth space slug.

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Thulcandra - Ascension Lost
Review by Mattybu
 
When I think of death metal and black metal mixing in a melodic fashion, I think of Dissection, and you do too. Thulcandra is a band heavily influenced by the aforementioned masters of the genre, and on their new album Ascension Lost, they pack it full with everything a fan of the genre could want.

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Iron Fist - Boneshaker [EP]
Review by BitterCOld
8.8
Iron Fist, from Sunny L.A., don't do anything that hasn't been done before. Booze fueled metal punk bashed out at Mach 4 while the vocalist gurgles unintelligibly - before taking the excess reverb into consideration - into the mic. I don't even know what language they speak. I swear the only words I made out the entire four track release were the title track, "Boneshaker". Even then I thought it might have been "For Satam"...

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Orden Ogan - Ravenhead
Review by Susan
8.7
Over the river and through to woods, to Orden Ogan's new album we go! If you thought that predecessor To The End was epic then wait till you hear Ravenhead. The band delivers another chapter of the goodness we have come to love from them, with new journeys, battles, grief, and pure fucking glory. They simultaneously expanded and refined their signature sound of catchy, resplendent, and beautifully mournful power metal. They've never quite...

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Supported event

Sólstafir: European Tour 2015

France, Toulouse (Le Dynamo)
29 January 2015

Sólstafir
Nordic Giants
Orob
Staff pick
Vise Versa - Living A Lie
Alternametal

The fact that Franky Costanza is the drummer should be enough to convince you to check this out. If that's not good enough then Jon Howard is also the vocalist. If neither of these 2 facts mean anything to you then you just must not know who those guys are.



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The Sirens - Debut New Song And Video 26.01

At the end of last year, The Sirens, a collaboration between singers Liv Kristine (ex-Theatre Of Tragedy, Leaves' Eyes), Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering, The Gentle Storm) and Kari Rueslåtten (The 3rd And The Mortal), did some shows around Europe performing material from their past bands and also their solo careers. They also released two songs that they performed live in these shows. Now the trio is at again and just released a new video for their new track "Fearless". Listen to it on the video below which features footage from their shows. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Level 10 - Another New Song Online 26.01

Level 10 is a new musical alliance featuring vocalist Russell Allen (Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob) and bassist/singer Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner). The group has previously released a song from their debut album, "Blasphemy" and now offer another one. Their debut album Chapter One is out in Europe and drops tomorrow in North America via Frontiers Music Srl. Check out below the lyric video for "Cry No More". (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Gavin Harrison - Drummer Releasing Album Of Reworked Porcupine Tree Songs 25.01

Porcupine Tree's drummer Gavin Harrison (also in King Crimson and with a solo career) will release a new album, Cheating The Polygraph, on Kscope in early April featuring surprising new arrangements of many of his favourite Porcupine Tree songs, boasting performances from some of the world's best contemporary jazz players. This could be interesting. What do you think? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Texas Independence Fest - First Bands Confirmed 25.01

Is everything really bigger in Texas? Well, the first lineup announcement for this year's Texas Independence Fest is here. There are many more bands to be announced but some of the biggest names so far are Between The Buried And Me, Whitechapel, Vital Remains, Allegaeon and The Agonist. Check out the rest of the line-up below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Magic Kingdom - Unveil New Album Details 25.01

Magic Kingdom from Belgium are bringing you more power metal this year. The group is releasing their first new album since 2010's Symphony Of War and it will be called Savage Requiem. You can feast your eyes on the epic cover artwork below. The record is set for release on the 20th of March via AFM Records. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
A Year In Metal - 2014: Highlights Through The Eyes Of The MS Staff, Elites & Official Contributors 16.01

Compare our (Staff, Elites, and Official Contributors) highlights to your lists and have fun voting on the upcoming Metal Storm Awards. The folks at the 'Tower' \m/ (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Getting Stoked: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - The Bands 11.01

Dear winter in Colorado - you suck and will NOT be missed. The countdown to this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise is thankfully in full swing. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Goatwhore, Dying Fetus and support in Toulouse, 25/11/2014 13.12

As soon as the Toulouse date of this tour was announced, I knew I had to come. Goatwhore coming here? Hell yeah!!! (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
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Obsidian - Emerging (2007)

And yet again another promising young Dutch band that gets a proper release by Rusty Cage Records. Emerging was originally recorded and released in 2006 by the band themselves and mixed and mastered by Jochem Jacobs (Textures) with Serge Regoor (ex-Amethyst) on vocals. So why do we get a re-release of Emerging, you might ask? Well, shortly after the recording of Emerging, Obsidian and Serge decided to part ways. A new vocalist was quickly found in the person of, none other than the renowned, Robbe... (by Marcel Hubregtse)   Read more ››

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Slash, the original lead guitarist, has over 20 snakes as pets. When he left Guns N' Roses, the band he formed was called "Slash's Snakepit".

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