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Havok: Unnatural Selection - North American Tour 2014

USA, Colorado Springs, CO (Black Sheep)
07 June 2014

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Ghoul - Hang Ten

Intoxicating surf-thrash made by intoxicated people.

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Picked by: wormdrink414
Falconer - New Song Online, New Album Details 16.04

Swedish folk power metal forerunners Falconer will return this year with a new album called Black Moon Rising. Its release is scheduled for June 6th in Europe, June 9th in the UK, and June 10th in North America via Metal Blade. The band decided to reveal all the album details today and also the first new song. The first single to be released from the album, "Locust Swarm," is streaming now below. Now that the album opener is revealed, tell us your thoughts about it. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
AC/DC - Guitarist Malcolm Young To Take A Break 16.04

Unpleasant news coming from the AC/DC camp, as the founding member and guitarist Malcolm Young is temporarily leaving the band due to health problems. (by R Lewis)   Read more ››
Vader - Streaming New Song 16.04

A new Vader song? Sure thing! Your death metal fix is here as the Polish act just released a lyric video to showcase their brand new tune "Where Angels Weep". This is the first bit of new music available from Tibi Et Igni after a small teaser. What are you waiting for? "Where Angels Weep" is available right here. What do you think about this first song? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Alestorm - Share New Album Details 16.04

Scottish metallers Alestorm have revealed a lot about their 4th album, to be entitled Sunset On The Golden Age. First of all, it will be released by Napalm Records on August 1st, 2014 in Europe (August 4th in the UK, August 5th in North America), and the cover as well as the tracklist have also been revealed. Take a peek below and get ready! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Agalloch - Announce North American Tour 16.04

With their new album The Serpent & The Sphere about to be released in May, Agalloch have announced new tour dates for North America for their Serpens In Culmination tour. Joining the band on select dates on the first leg of the tour will be Obsidian Tongue, Vex, and Jex Thoth. (by DoomRules)   Read more ››
Metal Storm Anthology Awards 05.04

Thanks for participating in our 10th Anniversary Anthology Awards voting. Of course by now you all (hopefully) figured out it was an April Fools' Day prank. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
Lacuna Coil - The Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, USA - 28 Mar 2014 02.04

A couple weeks ago Lacuna Coil played in Denver, CO as part of the Revolver - Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock Tour, but since they announced a gig mere 15 minutes from my house, I opted to skip the drive up to the Mile High city and catch them locally instead. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
Getting Stoked For 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 24.03

The 5th edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise already promises to be even bigger and better than anything else the organizers have done before. And even though I barely got rid of my sea legs, it's time to get stoked for next year's cruise. Stoked why, you might ask. Simple. Bigger ship, more bands, more people = more fun! (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Ava Inferi - Onyx (2011)

Portugal has its own dynamics in the atmospheric gothic/doom metal scene, of course every band affiliates more with some of the aforementioned characteristics and I don't place every one of them in the same generic category. To be more precise, Ava Inferi move towards a gothic metal destination while they infuse a doom-driven vibe within their compositions. Two years have passed since their previous effort and i was really curious what would success Blood Of Bacchus which was good, but not... (by DerRozzengarten)   Read more ››

Reviewer: 8.3      Users: 8 | 88 votes
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The band got its name from the Ajattara (or Ajatar) of Finnish mythology, which is an evil forest spirit.

"In Finnish folklore, Ajatar (also spelled Aiatar or Ajattara) is a spirit known as "Devil of the Woods". It is an evil female spirit that manifests as a snake or dragon. Ajatar is said to be the mother of the devil. She spreads disease and pestilence, any that look at her become ill, and she suckles serpents. Ajatar is related to the Lithuanian Aitvaras and the Estonian Äi, Äijo or Äijatar. She is in some ways similar to Babylonian Tiamat, dragon mother of the gods and goddesses.

The word "ajatar" can be read as "Mistress of the Time" in Finnish."

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