Valient Thorr - Old Salt
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Even on album #7, Valient Thorr has a pretty raw, unpolished sound that livens up the store-brand rock'n'roll. The band's unexpected attitude may certainly catch the listener off-guard long enough to plant the seeds of appreciation; at the end of the day, that attitude makes for a lot of Old Salt's appeal.


Charred Walls Of The Damned - Creatures Watching Over The Dead
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
I was *this* close to binning Creatures Watching Over The Dead. I could never really crack open Cold Winds On Timeless Days, and after five years of trying, I've determined that it's because there is nothing to "get" about that album. When I found Creatures Watching Over The Dead similarly difficult to dive into at first listen, I assumed that it was also devoid of deeper value; after multiple sessions, however, it seems that Charred Walls Of The Damned has actually succeeded in releasing an album that challenges the listener to do more than simply wait until the boredom ends.


Devin Townsend - Transcendence
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
"Transcendence" is not a big enough word to describe this album. Transcendence is the first true collaboration between Devin and the rest of the Project, featuring songwriting contributions from the stellar cast of musicians that has helped bring Devin's machinations to life over the course of several releases. Not only that, but Transcendence also returns Devin to his throne as a much more personal album than DTP's last few offerings and the strongest musical statement he has made in quite a few years.


Sumerlands - Sumerlands
Review by Susan
This isn't tight jeans, big hair, "coke off a stripper's ass" heavy metal. But it'll blow your mind in the same way without you really realizing quite what's happening. No, this is "walk softly and carry a big stick" heavy metal.


Twilight Force - Heroes Of Mighty Magic
Review by Susan
Join Twilight Force, young girls and boys, on this great quest! Together with brethren such as Gloryhammer and Fairyland, they will defend the Twilight Kingdom against the dark lords of serious metal! Ride with our heroes on colorful dragons to the barren lands of evil, harsh metals, and battle the enemy with weapons such as sing-a-long choruses, lush orchestrations, and pure happiness! The quest will be long, exactly 12 tracks, but the energy will remain high with catchy tune after catchy tune to inspire your fellowship. Grab your enchanted sword, head to the wizard for blessings of mighty magic; we ride at sunrise. (Must provide own sword and unicorn.)


Chariots Of The Gods - Ages Unsung
Review by Susan
Chariots Of The Gods made quite a statement with their 2013 debut LP, Tides Of War. We were granted a glimpse of highly atmospheric, expertly performed, metalcore-laden, guitar-driven melodic death metal, which launched the band in some impressive directions. In addition to several tours across Canada and myriad festivals, they became the first Canadian metal band to tour Cuba. What made Chariots Of The Gods stand out previously was 1) their amazing...


Bloody Hammers - Lovely Sort Of Death
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Lovely Sort Of Death is a lovely sort of album. Bloody Hammers fits in with New Wave and old school goth rock much more than with Black Sabbath, whose essence the imagery on the cover clearly invokes, and I've admittedly found it hard to detach from my expectations of something heavier and doomier, but Bloody Hammers has an addicting sound of its own.


Triggerman - Atomic Rock Number 79 [EP]
Review by BitterCOld
Trigger Warning: ass-shaking, beer chugging, sing-a-long riff-centric tunes from my favorite raucous Irish party patrol.


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Leprous - Releasing First DVD In November 27.09

The first Leprous live DVD is coming! Live At Rockfeller Music Hall marks the Norwegian progressive metal band's first live release. This DVD/CD/LP package will come out worldwide on November 25th, 2016 on InsideOut Music and Ihsahn also made a special appearance. Recorded live at a hometown show in Oslo on June 4th of this year, Live At Rockfeller Music Hall will arrive on various formats, including a limited DVD+2CD digipak, standalone DVD, 2CD jewelcase, gatefold 3LP + 2CD and as digital download audio. See the tracklist and cover below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Ozzfest Meets Knotfest - 47 People Arrested 27.09

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, thirty people were arrested during the first day of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest at San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore, California. Ten other attendees were transported to the hospital for various medical reasons. Most of the arrests on Saturday, September 24th, were alcohol-related. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Words Of Farewell - Reveal New Album Cover And More 27.09

Melodic death metallers Words Of Farewell, from Germany, have just shared the cover artwork of their upcoming album to be titled A Quiet World. The talented Stanis W. Decker, who has also worked for bands like Megadeth, Monument, Kissin' Dynamite and many more, designed the cover artwork, which you can see here now. Mark your calendars for November 18th. That's when A Quiet World hits stores via AFM Records. (by Winston Smith K)   Read more ››
Skyharbor - Premiere New Video And Single 27.09

Skyharbor are showcasing their new single online and for that, they have released a brand new music video. The new single is called "Chemical Hands" and the progressive/djent unit have some good news. This new song is taken from the group's upcoming new album, due for release in February of next year. Guiding Lights is finally getting a follow-up! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Today Is The Day - Join The End Records, Writing New Album 27.09

2017 will be a big year for Today Is The Day, who have joined the roster of The End Records. The U.S. band has new releases in store for 2017, including the reissuing of the record Temple Of The Morning Star on vinyl, CD and digital for its 20th anniversary. They will also do a one-time only tour performing Temple Of The Morning Star from beginning to end in the USA, Canada, Europe and more. Moreover, the band is currently writing their next album and will record it in the next few months. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 6 Issue #4 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 01.09

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 Ànteros, Equipoise, Abest, Cloak Of Organs, Twingiant & Conjurer. (by Nefarious, BloodTears, Susan)   Read more ››
Summer Slaughter Tour - San Francisco, USA - August 2016 18.08

Another year, another Summer Slaughter! Always a highlight for me. Summer Slaughter promises brutal music, fun performances, and new discoveries, while the events themselves never disappoint for tattoo watching and band shirt spotting. This was the 10th Anniversary so of course it was going to be amazing. Right? Well... it was not the best year ever but still a successful night. (by Susan)   Read more ››
Winter Metal Fest - A Kiloton Of Fun 08.08

A Kiloton Of Fun - Gama Bomb Invade Paraguay Or "How I Learned To Love The Bomb". (by BitterCOld)   Read more ››
Panndora 08.09

Bad English: Hello. Thank you for doing this interview with us at Metal Storm. Adrismith: Sorry for my delay and thanks for the patience. Bad English: Can you introduce yourself and your band, Panndora, and tell us how you started listening to metal and playing drums? Adrismith: Panndora created in 2000 by a group of girls which used to go the shows of the metal scene in Maringá - PR, Brazil with the purpose of playing only heavy metal. Panndora is influenced for some bands like: Black Sabbath (Dio and Ozzy), Kiss, AC/DC, Twisted Sister, W.A.S.P., Grave Digger, Quiet Riot, Judas Priest,... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Revocation 18.08

The Summer Slaughter Tour rocked its way across the United States yet again, and I had the pleasure of speaking with the awesome guys from Revocation before their set. There are many nice and cool musicians out there playing metal, but few bands are as instantly likeable, easy-going, and fun as Revocation. When we weren't talking about dildos or farting, we actually got down to some business. Here are some of those more business-related highlights from our chat: Susan: The new album seems pretty well received. What were you guys hoping to accomplish with it? (by Susan)   Read more ››
Nile 07.08

Last month, on the opening day of the Summer Slaughter tour no less, I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking to the main man from Nile himself: Karl Sanders. On a hot summer day in Fort Lauderdale, I was warmly invited aboard his tour bus for a lovely talk about the festival, band business, historical artificacts, and more. (by Apothecary)   Read more ››
Random stuff
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Hypno5e - Acid Mist Tomorrow (2012)

Hypno5e is another example of the whole being better than the individual parts. Acid Mist Tomorrow is really techy progressive metalcore, and although there's really nothing new in each aspect, pieced together it's an impressive puzzle work. (by Doc Godin)   Read more ››

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Salem used to be good penpalls with Euronymous, who liked their old demos. Rumors say he even considered signing them in his DSP label. According to frontman Ze'ev Tanaboim, Euronymous even offered him to relocate to Norway and join Mayhem.

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