Rob Zombie - The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
6.4
Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor improved significantly on the sluggish, oppressively sane Hellbilly Deluxe 2, reinvigorating Rob Zombie with a lighter and leaner take on the typical Zombie sound that still reintroduced a lot of personality. The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Screw It This Is Way Too Long obviously tries to capitalize on the success of Venomous Rat's more radio-friendly numbers, but eschews the real substance of the last album in the process.

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Nervosa - Agony
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
7.2
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.

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Whispered - Metsutan - Songs Of The Void
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
8.5
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.

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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.

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Dakesis - The New Dawn
Review by Susan
6.9
Crystal clear, energetic power metal, light on symphonics, heavy on guitars, and topped with a very strong, mid-range voice. So, what went wrong?

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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.

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Gutter Instinct - Age Of The Fanatics
Review by Mr. Doctor
8.0
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.

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Supported event

Be Prog! My Friend... Festival 2016

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

Opeth
Between The Buried And Me
Steven Wilson
Textures
(+7)
http://beprogmyfriend.com/16/en/be-prog-my-friend-festival/
Staff pick
Barús - Barús
Progressive Death Metal

The self-titled EP by Frenchies Barús is fantastique. Four separate tracks of slightly proggy death with vision, each with their own unique feel and vibe. Listened to this more than a dozen times now over three months, each time enjoying it while hating myself for not pounding out a review saying how much I enjoy it. Thus ends my confession. Hold not my sins against the band. Check it out.

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Epica - Announce Tour With Fleshgod Apocalypse, The Agonist 28.06

Epica are returning to North America for the North American Principle Tour. For this trek, the symphonic band is presenting their new album, The Holographic Principle, and is taking Fleshgod Apocalypse, Arkona and The Agonist with them for the ride. The first three dates will see Germany's Xandria as a replacement for Arkona. The tour kick off will be on November 4th in Québec City and will conclude December 3rd in Worcester, MA. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Circus Maximus - Announce Select North American Dates 28.06

Circus Maximus will be doing select North American dates prior to their return to ProgPower USA festival this September. The Norwegian prog metal band will be joined by Detroit's Imminent Sonic Destruction as special guests. Rounding up the lineup iare Canadian newcomers Ascendia. South American fans need not worry - dates for Chile, Mexico and Brazil will be announced later this week. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
 
In The Woods... - Unveil New Album First Single 28.06

A couple of days ago, we got a new album update from the Norwegian avant-garde metal band In The Woods.... This time around, they are revealing one of the songs from their upcoming album Pure called "Cult Of Shining Stars". Check it out via Bandcamp now. Did this song raise your expectations for their upcoming album? (by Paz)   Read more ››
 
Mastodon - Working On Double Album 28.06

Here's an update on Mastodon's new album. To follow Once More 'Round The Sun (2014), the band is planning a double album, according to guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds. He told Guitar World that he is busy preparing Giraffe Tongue Orchestra for their live shows and forthcoming full-length debut and Mastodon are also working on their next record. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Primal Fear - New DVD On The Way 28.06

German power metallers Primal Fear are planning to release a new concert DVD and CD in 2017. The band released the new album, Rulebreaker, this year and they keep going strong with a live album in the works. More details will be revealed in due time. (by Bad English)   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 ››
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It̶ ̶s̶e̶e̶m̶s̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶t̶h̶o̶u̶g̶h̶ I've been covering a lot of one man bands as of late: Yurei, Elysian Blaze, Wormlust... and now my multi-instrumentalist fetishes turn east from Iceland to the land of good cheese and regulated prostitution centers. As a disclaimer, I want to maintain a sense of subjectivity with this review for Mories's latest Cloak Of Altering offering. Each of his releases up to this... (by Apothecary)   Read more ››

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