Bloodway - Mapping The Moment With The Logic Of Dreams
Review by Apothecary
People who have familiarized themselves with many of the repeat offenders within the community of metal album cover artists must have surely heard the name of Costin Chioreanu by now. A highly respected illustrator, the Romanian-born Chioreanu has become known for his distinct, dreamlike style, making gorgeous artwork for bands such as Oranssi Pazuzu, Vulture Industries, and more. Many may be surprised to know, then, that not only does Chioreanu's artistry cover painting, but also music. Say hello to Bloodway.


Wolfheart - Shadow World
Review by Demonic Tutor
Lahti, Finland. The bay is quiet in winter. The cold seas echo the bluest of skies. Beneath it all lies the shadow world. Ready to explode, waiting to overthrow its masters. Setting the upper world aflame, for it deserves it. Wolfheart is the latest of Tuomas Saukkonen's bands, having previously disbanded Before The Dawn, Dawn Of Solace, Black Sun Aeon, and RoutaSielu. The guy has always been busy but consistent in his approach to majestic and...


Skepticism - Ordeal
Review by Apothecary
How does a band that pioneered a particular style still stay relevant within said style multiple decades down the road?


Gnaw Their Tongues - Abyss Of Longing Throats
Review by Mr. Doctor
Gnaw Their Tongues has always been my favorite project by the well-known sonic terrorist that is Mories. Reasons are plenty: The overall cinematographic aspect of his compositions; The structures that remain invisible at first but take form the more you listen to the numerous releases; The perfect marriage of black metal, noise, drone, ambient and other nightmarish influences. It's simply put, his most well-rounded project.


Stormhammer - Echoes Of A Lost Paradise
Review by Belegûr
A German power metal band with the name Stormhammer, what could possibly go wrong? The Germans aren't lacking for amazing power metal, but sadly bands like Stormhammer make up the second or third-string acts that never leave the stages of mediocrity. Echoes Of A Lost Paradise is a fantastic example of subpar and forgettable power metal.


Death Dealer - Hallowed Ground
Review by Belegûr
Hallowed Ground is a very surprising album; it manages to be completely forgettable and average despite being made by one of the best lineups a US power metal could ever hope to have.


Kingcrow - Eidos
Review by Demonic Tutor
Will you look at that album cover? Now that this got your attention, you can still be blown away by their music. Indeed, let's get right to it, the Italian prog musicians of Kingcrow are back with Eidos, and it is a gem of an album. In case you never heard of them, their influences include bands like Leprous, Pain Of Salvation, Porcupine Tree, Riverside, Threshold, Rush and Dream Theater. Those are not bad references to have. Kingcrow started...


Vorum - Current Mouth [EP]
Review by wormdrink414
According to Wikipedia, one-dimensional space, "in physics and mathematics, [is] a sequence of n numbers [that] can be understood as a location in n-dimensional space. When n = 1, the set of all such locations is called a one-dimensional space." I know what this means and Vorum's Current Mouth is definitely not one-dimensional.


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04-08 February 2016

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Blood Feast - Ink New Record Deal, To Release Comeback Album 07.10

US death trashers Blood Feast has inked a record deal with Hells Headbangers for the release of the band's third full-length album, The Future State Of Wicked. This will be their comeback album release, first after 1989' Chopping Block Blues. The band is currently finishing up The Future State Of Wicked at LCBW Recording in Watchung, New Jersey. A release is expected next year. More details will be unveiled soon. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Monster Magnet - Premiere New Album Online 07.10

We already informed you about the upcoming album release, Cobras And Fire (The Mastermind Redux), from American stoners Monster Magnet. Now, the album is being premiered in its entirety and you can listen to it over here. Cobras And Fire (The Mastermind Redux) will be released this Friday on Napalm Records. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Avantasia - Dee Snider To Join The Band On The New Album 07.10

"We're Not Gonna Take It", "I Wanna Rock", "The Kids Are Back"... There's hardly any rock fan around the globe who isn't familiar with the big hits Twisted Sister, whose frontman Dee Snider is going to appear on the new Avantasia album Ghostlights (out on January 29th, 2016). Besides Tobias Sammet, vocalists who have been confirmed for the new chapter of the Metal Opera are Geoff Tate (ex-Queensrÿche, Operation: Mindcrime), Jorn Lande, Bob Catley (Magnum) and Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween, Unisonic). More singers are going to be announced soon. (by aesir25)   Read more ››
Crippled Black Phoenix - Sign With Season Of Mist, Debut New Song 06.10

Crippled Black Phoenix, the band founded by multi-instrumentalist Justin Greaves, has signed a worldwide deal with Season Of Mist. The new label will release their upcoming mini-album, New Dark Age Tour EP 2015 A.D., scheduled to be out in November 27th. Today, you can hear the first single "Spider Island" at this location as a foretaste. It's a 5-minute song. Moreover, the group will be touring in Europe in November/December. If you want to catch them live, see the dates below. (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
Mushroomhead - Vocalist Left The Band 06.10

Official statement: Due to irreconcilable differences with band ownership, effective today vocalist Waylon Reeves has severed all ties with Mushroomhead and Filthy Hands Company. Waylon is thankful for the opportunity Mushroomhead has provided him the last 11 years and will now be concentrating his time and efforts on another project. Thank you to the fans for all your continued loyalty and support throughout the years. There is no further comment at this time. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
God Is An Astronaut - Tapper, Tallinn, Estonia, 14.09.2015 25.09

So the cow went to the sauna, and this is what happened. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
Progventure Part 10: Night Of The Prog X, Loreley, Germany, 17-19.07.2015 18.08

On the mesmerizing banks of the river Rhein, on the top of a huge rock called Loreley, Night of the Prog celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. For the first time it spanned three days over the weekend bringing listeners 21 bands in total. Too few, you say? Given only one stage, it's more like 21 individual full concerts in a row - a speciality of the event that is becoming a must-visit summer festival for anyone into prog. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
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Wintersun - Wintersun (2004)

Those readers who are familiar with the history of folk/power-metallers Ensiferum will doubtless be familiar with the history of Wintersun (i.e. that after walking out on Ensiferum, main man Jari Maënpäa formed the latter as a solo project). Speculation was rife in melodic metal circles - expectations for 'Wintersun' were largely high, though some suspected that Wintersun would be little more than Ensiferum Pt.II. In spite of the various similarities between this release and those... (by Hyvaarin)   Read more ››

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Therion is the first metal band with fully live orchestra featured. It is also the band which originated, popularised and influenced the symphonic metal genre.

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