Mass Hypnosis - Sanctimonious
Review by Ilham
5.1
People refuse to see the signs. People are blind to their doings, and we are laughed at when we try to warn you. The Illuminati are amongst us. WAKE UP! SHEEPLE!

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Morost - Solace In Solitude
Review by Susan
8.9
Morost's brand of death metal is quite groovy, with strong drumming and blast beats in all the right places, while a thundering bass leads us through the darkness. Yet, there is so much beauty and emotion in Solace In Solitude. These Slovenians carry the label "Progressive Death Metal" and I can get right in line behind that. It's decidedly extreme metal, but the shards of melody that slice their way into this music will equally...

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Deus X Machina - X
Review by Susan
7.0
Deus X Machina's X is power metal with strong heavy metal leanings. These Argentines released a debut that comes out of the gate with mountains of energy to spare, a classic metal influence, and a singer with strong high notes even a dog can't hear. The opening track even reminded me of Hibria's debut Defying The Rules: The Power Metal Version. The youthful energy here is the main selling point; each listen was exciting and I couldn't...

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Almøst Human - Ø [EP]
Review by R Lewis
 
In Flames, anybody?

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Ravenscry - The Attraction Of Opposites
Review by dismaleuphony
9.1
Ravenscry's second full-length takes everything from their debut, improves on it, experiments even more, and offers thirteen songs of absorbing, introverted melodies that have had me returning to the album for months now.

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Bloodtruth - Obedience
Review by Ilham
5.7
I'm tired and angry. I won't make the slightest effort to make this review interesting, or easy to read. Nor will I try to be original. And I certainly won't resort to intricate sentences to make this longer than it has to be. Why would I put more work into this than Bloodtruth did when writing the album?

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Phosphorus - Assassinat
Review by Doc Godin
8.2
There's really something special about finding a band like this - young, energetic and untainted by over-familiarity. Hearing Phosphorus' full-length debut is akin to hearing Absu or Skeletonwitch for the first time all over again.

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Silent Planet - The Night God Slept
Review by Ilham
8.5
The best thing about growing older is not knowing yourself better, but coming to the realisation you actually don't know that much. I never would have thought an album by a Christian metalcore band could actually move the doubtful heart of a hardened atheist such as mine. Silent Planet tamed the cold bitch in me for the short while I needed to write this review. I'll proceed to tell you how.

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Supported event

Kreator: European Headlining Tour 2014

France, Toulouse (Le Bikini)
01 December 2014

Kreator
Arch Enemy
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Venom - Announce New Album For January 26.11

Venom are back! The influential British trio has just confirmed the release of their new studio album, which will be titled From The Very Depths, for January 27th via Spinefarm Records. You don't have to wait much longer to hear the band's new offering. Furthermore, the legendary band will play an exclusive live world premiere of their forthcoming album as one of their two shows on board 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Lvcifyre - Release New Video 26.11

UK black/death metallers Lvcifyre have revealed today the official music video for the title track from their second full-length album Svn Eater, released earlier this year by Dark Descent Records. You can watch the devilish clip, shot and edited by Blackout Multimedia Studio/A Thousand Lost Civilizations, via the player below. Do the visuals work well with the music? Tell us what you think. (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
 
Evergrey - Debut 'The Grand Collapse' Video 26.11

Evergrey have a new video out! The Swedish band worked with Patric Ullaeus once again and this time they used the track "The Grand Collapse". This video seems connected to their first one for the single "King Of Errors". If you are curious about the video or simply want to hear that epic song once again, check out the clip now. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Megadeth - Shawn Drover And Chris Broderick Quit The Band 26.11

This was sudden. As they prepare to enter the studio in January, Megadeth lose two of its members. Long-time drummer Shawn Drover, who has been in the band for the last ten years, and guitarist Christopher "Chris" Broderick, in the band since 2008, have both announced their departures from the group today in quick succession. Broderick cited "artistic and musical differences" and Drover will be pursuing his own musical interests. It's just founding members Mustaine and Ellefson in the band now. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Heidevolk - Complete New Album Recordings 26.11

Good news for Heidevolk fans. Their new album is one step closer to completion as they have finished the recordings. The folk metal unit is preparing the successor to 2012's Batavi album that will drop via Napalm Records. What are your expectations for the new record? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Damnation Festival 2014 - Leeds, England, 1st November 2014 22.11

School, university, jobs, relationships... a lot can change in ten years. There might not be too many consistencies in life these days, but for the past ten years, the Damnation Festival has been a must - a necessity - for anyone who appreciates this kind of music. With the move to Leeds the festival grew bigger than probably anyone expected it to, and as we find ourselves in the year 2014 the festival is a streamlined, professional operation for all to enjoy. (by Baz Anderson)   Read more ››
 
Hedvig Mollestad Trio - Sinilind, Tallinn, Estonia, 25.10.2014 07.11

The less you know, the better it is. This seems to be a recurring pattern with smaller gigs. It holds true that the lower your expectations are for a class act, the more room you have for a pleasant surprise. Even though I didn't go into this instrumental jazz-influenced rock night blindfolded, so to say, I wasn't nearly prepared for a concert this excellent. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
Kruger & Coilguns (+ Nojia and Nesseria) in Toulouse, 22/10/2014 07.11

This report features too much hugs of a rare violence and unrestrained love - reader's discretion is advised. (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
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Necrodeath - The 7 Deadly Sins (2014)

Italian veterans Necrodeath, like many groups with 30 years and 11 albums to their names, like to play Motörhead roulette with their releases. They adhere to the same formula time after time, breaking ranks for nobody, and the quality of the album lies completely in the thrall of chance. (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››

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Stratovarius

Two songs in the "Dragon Ball Z: Budokai" game are based off songs by the band. "Warrior From and Unknown Land" is based off the song "Infinity" and
"Moving Forward Fearlessly" is based off "Glory to the World" (both from the "Infinity" album released in 2000).

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