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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Faith No More - Announce N. American Tour And New Single 27.01

As they prepare to release a new album, Faith No More have announced their first North American tour dates as well. A special pre-sale begins on January 28th at 10:00 AM local time. The Americans will also perform at Heavy Montreal festival in August. You already had the opportunity to listen to the new track "Motherfucker" but Faith No More are also releasing a new single called "Superhero" soon. It will be released as a limited-edition 7" on March 17th and digitally on March 31st. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Klone - Streaming New Song 27.01

Great news for fans of Klone and alternative/progressive metal. The French metallers just premiered a new song from their new album which will follow the excellent The Dreamer's Hideaway (2012). The first single from the new album, Here Comes The Sun, is called "Immersion" and you can enjoy it in all of its glory right here. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Avatar - New Video Online 27.01

Swedish metallers Avatar have a new video out. After releasing their latest album Hail The Apocalypse last year, the band chose the song "Vultures Fly" for their new video clip. You can watch it on the YouTube player below. Axel Widén directed the video. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Torche - Share New Track 27.01

Here is some more new music from Torche. The band has already shared a few songs from their new album Restarter and now you can listen to "Loose Men" through Soundcloud below. The Southeastern sludge quartet will be touring in March in North America and later in Europe in May. Tell us what you think about this song after you enjoy it. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
The Slow Death - Update On New Album 27.01

Australians The Slow Death have updated on their new album and shared some news regarding the release of Ark. The death doom metal band's new album should be available in the first week of March, limited to 1000 digipaks. Chaos Records should be offering CD/shirt bundles too. (by Bad English)   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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My Dying Bride - An Ode To Woe (2008)

Recorded at the famous Paradiso of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) in April 2007, "An Ode To Woe" is the last live album of My Dying Bride. This sumptuous pack features the recording of the concert on a CD but also the whole concert recorded live on a video DVD. Really this packaging is just beautiful, we're in front of a magnificent Digipack and I think that all the fans of My Dying Bride will have to buy this live album if they don't want to miss something. First I have to say... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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Jason Becker

Jason Becker allowed Paradise Guitars USA to release a Jason Becker signature guitar. It is similar in appearance to the numbered Peavey but with a different headstock shape.

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