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Green Carnation: Special Show - Another Night Under The Dam

Norway, Åseral (The Dam)
31 July 2014

Green Carnation
Staff pick
Monolord - Empress Rising
Stoner doom

Equally parts heavy and psychedelic, this early Sabbath-worshiping Swedish trio will rock you with crushing riffs and a fuzzy atmosphere that puts the 420blazeit in Monolord.

Get your toke on right here.

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Scar Symmetry - Reveal New Album Release Dates And More 29.07

At the beginning of the year, Scar Symmetry announced the concept of their upcoming trilogy of albums. At the time, the melodic death metal band shared what we now know will be the album cover for the first part of the trilogy. The Swedes are set to release their new album and successor to 2011's The Unseen Empire this fall. The new creation called The Singularity (Phase 1 - Neohumanity) will be out on October 3rd (Europe), October 6th (UK & France) and October 14th (US) 2014 via Nuclear Blast. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Ministry - Offer Free Download Of 'Permawar' Remix 29.07

Industrial metallers Ministry have recently launched the Ministry Mondays series where they offer weekly free downloads. Each Monday the band will post a song from their From Beer To Eternity remix album in the same order as on the album. Following that, they will also continue the series with remixes of material from their Relapse album. This week we have "Permawar" which you can download at this location. You can download the MP3 version but there is also a link to the full 320 experience. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Southwest Terror Fest III - Complete Lineup And Running Order 29.07

The lineup and running order for the massive Southwest Terror Fest III has been finalized and announced. If you haven't heard about this fest, this is your chance. It will happen in Tucson, Arizona from October 16th through 19th. With four nights of action between both the historic Rialto Theatre for the main stage events, and nearby The District Tavern for the kickoff and after-shows, the third installment of Southwest Terror Fest promises to be interesting. As for the bands that will be performing, check out the list below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Monolithe - Reissue Second Album, Release Compilation Of EPs 29.07

French doom purveyors Monolithe retread their cosmic journey with a string of releases this year. Besides re-releasing their previous two EPs in a unified fashion, they also issued the remastered version of their sophomore album, Monolithe II, complete with new artwork to seamlessly blend with the rest of their monolithic catalogue. It was released on the 18th of July (the 22nd for North America) via Debemur Morti Productions. (by Czerny Reiter)   Read more ››
 
KEN Mode - Release New Video, New Tour Announced 29.07

KEN Mode seem to tour non-stop and now they have announced another short North American trek. The Canadians have also premiered a video for the track "The Promises Of God" which is taken from their latest album, Entrench. The North American tour starts on August 29th and will bookend their forthcoming appearance at the 2014 edition of the Hopscotch Festival. A list of confirmed tour dates can be found below as well as their new video. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2014 - Denver, CO - 13 Jul 2014 29.07

The annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival! Great variety of bands, I always have a blast, it's always fun, the weather is always way too hot and this year's event was almost no exception. Yes, almost no exception; the timing of the festival couldn't be worse and the decision to split the Colorado show into two events didn't help the cause neither. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Amaranthe - American Beauty Car Show, Haapsalu Episcopal Castle, Haapsalu, Estonia, 19.07.2014 28.07

Haapsalu is a small and beautiful Estonian resort town by the sea. Each July its quiet is disturbed by an invasion of owners and admirers of the American car industry. Shining cars, roaring engines, burning rubber, cruising, and a drag race on the airfield strip - American Beauty Car Show has got it all. If you're into all that, it's the place to be. Naturally, this also calls for musical entertainment of varied sorts, which somehow managed to grab my attention for the first time with only one name - Amaranthe. Just because I happen to like them. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 4 Issue #2 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 23.07

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveler 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 Megalodoom, Kylfingar, Svengali, Anopheli, Whetstone and The Ralph. (by Nefarious, Abattoir, R Lewis, Troy Killjoy, BloodTears)   Read more ››
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Icarus Witch - Capture The Magic (2006)

I knew, when I had to write the review of the first EP of the American combo Icarus Witch, that this band was just something exceptional. And I have the confirmation of my first feeling now that the band released this year, through the German label Remedy Records, their first album "Capture The Magic". You still don't know the band, so just to begin, let me tell you that it is probably one of the best "classic" Heavy Metal releases of the last ten years… So do you still really... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

Reviewer: 8.2      Users: 7.6 | 11 votes
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Thrudvangar

In Snorri Sturluson's Edda Thrudvangar is the name of the kingdom of Thor. Literally translated it means "Fields of Strength".

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