Disarmonia Mundi - Cold Inferno
Review by Demonic Tutor
7.7
Determined to let the world know that Italy can still produce some high-quality Gothenburg metal, Disarmonia Mundi is back after a 6-year hiatus. The Turin-based twosome is comprised of instrumentalist extraordinaire Ettore Rigotti and vocalist Claudio Ravinale. Björn Strid from Soilwork and Christian Älvestam also provide some vocal work. In this much coveted market of melodic death metal, it has always been virtually impossible to avoid...

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Gyre - Moirai [EP]
Review by Ilham
6.3
Ah. Youth.

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Sacred Oath - Ravensong
Review by deadone
7.0
So it turns out the metal gods do in fact listen to our prayers. Ask for a ballsy, melodic heavy/power metal album that's not overproduced and not rooted in Helloween clichés and the metalgods grant not one but two such albums in the form of the new Armored Saint as well as the album in question, Sacred Oath's Ravensong. But are the gods truly generous or just a bunch of fickle tricksters who give with one hand only to take with the other?

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Third Ion - 13/8 Bit
Review by Ag Fox
8.1
In case you've been living under a rock, supergroups are all the rage now, and they are popping up quicker than you can count them. Third Ion may not be as "super" in terms of fame, but this collaborative effort is still very much on my radar because members of Into Eternity and The Devin Townsend Project are on board.

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Autokrator - Autokrator
Review by Apothecary
 
Those not particularly accustomed to the drone genre may be surprised to discover the incredible amount of variation lurking within it. As a fundamentally structure-less genre, its very nature leaves the door for invention wide open, in turn leading to many different interpretations of the drone sound. This year, French newcomers Autokrator are ready to put their own spin on this principle, with some interesting, though perhaps unexpected influences.

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Kataklysm - Of Ghosts And Gods
Review by Windrider
8.0
Kataklysm is surely one of the constants in death metal: releasing an album every few years, maintaining their line-up for almost two decades and only changing on the drums, and being a guarantee for some quality music. With their latest release, Waiting For The End To Come, they let some dynamics return to the otherwise so heavy style, and that was pretty refreshing overall. Now it's time to prove that they can hold onto that path. Of Ghosts And Gods is here to please all fans of their latest stuff.

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Black Space Riders - Refugeeum
Review by R'Vannith
8.3
In theme as much as sound, Refugeeum is an album concerning escape and dislocation from the rather aggregate arrangement of prior Black Space Riders records, and it's an active attempt at something more specific.

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Ruby The Hatchet - Aurum [Compilation]
Review by R'Vannith
7.2
Aurum is a recap of the successes that brought Philadelphia's Ruby The Hatchet to their latest release in Valley Of The Snake. As a compilation, it is comprised of the band's choice tunes from their debut record Ouroboros placed between the two taken from their following EP entitled The Eliminator. In essence, it's an energised stoner rock summary when compared to the new material of their sophomore.

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Ares Kingdom - Announce New Album 30.07

The American trio Ares Kingdom have announced the release of The Unburiable Dead, due out in early September, while an LP release will come later. The Unburiable Dead is the follow-up to 2010's Incendiary and 2013's cover album Veneration. (by J. N.)   Read more ››
 
Xandria - Premiere Lyric Video 30.07

Xandria are releasing a new EP tomorrow, Friday 31st through Napalm Records. The release features 3 brand new tracks, 2 re-makes and 2 cover songs. Today the symphonic band has released a lyric video for one of the new songs, the powerful "Voyage Of The Fallen". You can be the judge of the song after you listen to it below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
A Loathing Requiem - Announce New Album, Streaming Online 30.07

Five years since the release of the debut Psalms Of Misanthropy, Nashville's one-man tech-death metal project A Loathing Requiem is stoked to announce the release of Acolytes Eternal. Acolytes Eternal is due out tomorrow through The Artisan Era, but can now be streamed for free here. (by J. N.)   Read more ››
 
Krallice - Stream Entire New Album 30.07

Krallice's new opus is called Ygg Huur. The follow-up to Years Past Matter was surprisingly released today by the band itself. Luckily, you can listen to the entire piece right now at Bandcamp, where you can also pre-order the CD. The vinyl version will be available this fall through Gilead Media. Do you think it is a worthy successor of their last album? (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
 
Trivium - Announce New Album, Release New Video 30.07

Orlando-based Trivium have just announced their upcoming new full-length album, Silence In The Snow, and with it, they released a music video for its title track, that can be watched below. The album is set to be released on October 2nd, 2015 via Roadrunner Records, their long lasting label. (by Kais)   Read more ››
 
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 5 Issue #3 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 24.07

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 Neck Of The Woods, Venom Prison, Shrine Of The Serpent, Concatenatus, Criminology & Geist. (by Nefarious, BloodTears, Ilham, Abattoir, Mr. Doctor)   Read more ››
 
Hard Rock Laager 2015 - Vana-Vigala, Estonia, 03-04.07.2015 13.07

It's been so long since the last time I was at Hard Rock Laager. It's, to put it bluntly, quite embarrassing. When I looked it up, it turned out that I have skipped 6 editions. It's surprisingly 2 less than I initially thought, though. The reasons have varied from Hellfests to conflicting schedules, as well as the lack of interest for any particular line-up, and laziness. In those skipped editions I only really regret missing Trail Of Tears and I didn't intend to repeat this mistake with Threshold. And being there again, it felt like a homecoming. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
Getting Stoked: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2016 - Ready For Round Six 06.07

Getting Stoked: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2016 - Ready For Round Six I love the smell of "Napalm In The Morning" well, not really, but there I was, preparing to write this 'Getting Stoked' article, and the organizers of 70000 Tons Of Metal made their first thrash metal band announcement for next year's cruise - Sodom. :banger: (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Overkill - Ironbound (2010)

The driving force behind keeping a band going for thirty years is commendable, let alone when Ironbound is both album fifteen and arguably the most solid album the band has put to their name. That's right, Overkill make their return with a whole new sense of conviction and power. Ironbound oozes with a thrash pedigree and confidently outclasses much of the genre's other contributors, both new and old. You can not take Overkill for granted with this release, as the band finally appear to... (by Baz Anderson)   Read more ››

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In an industrial accident in Tony Iommi's youth caused him to lose the tips of the middle and ring fingers of his right hand - which, being left-handed, he used to fret the strings of a guitar. The irony here was that it was the last day he was going to work in the factory, as he was going to quit that day to concentrate entirely on his music.

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