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Metal Storm is an international metal website with over 2.5 million pageviews per month. Approximately 50% of our users come from Europe, 40% from North America and 10% from the rest of the world. Our main goal is to provide information about metal bands and the international metal scene: news, events, releases, reviews, interviews and so on. All site members are allowed to submit information/reviews/articles, which are afterwards checked by the Staff members.

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24.06 Samael - Unveil First Song From New Album
Six long years after they released Lux Mundi, there is finally new Samael music to be consumed. The industrial metallers' new album Hegemony will be released worldwide on Napalm Records on the 13th of October 2017, crowning their 30th anniversary. For now, you can check the first grandiose single "Angel Of Wrath" and let us know what you think about it.Read more
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The Magnum Opus of Tim "Ripper" Owens
by ScreamingSteelUS | 24.06
Back in 2011, when he reviewed Charred Walls Of The Damned's Cold Wind On Timeless Days, Doc Godin made a statement about Tim "Ripper" Owens that wheedled its way into my head and has stuck with me ever since. Our erstwhile editor-in-chief observed that Owens, while an accomplished vocalist and an established personality within metal, is "known better for his talents than any type of legacy with dynamite albums." Here is a man with the voice of an S-rank frontman and no magnum opus to his name.
A hundred albums? Part 1
by Darkside Momo | 16.06
It's been a long while since I last wrote a blog post (whether here on MS or elsewhere, tbh). Happened that I was reflecting about how I would select one hundred albums (like, a big, round number) in all my virtual and real collection - which ones would they be? And what portrait would they deliver of me, my tastes, and my history as an avid music listener? The challenge appealed to me, so here it is - as a series of blogs and not articles (like, it's totally personal and egocentric stuff :P). It'll feature all the most important albums in my life, whether I love them unquestioningly,...
Roadburn 2017, Day 3 & 4
by Mr. Doctor | 30.05
Ahoy, dear metalstormers! Now it's time to retell my last memories of this wicked pilgrimage of mine. Make sure to check out the first part of my Roadburn 2017 chronicles if you haven't!
A Scholarly Analysis Of Six Feet Under's "Murdered In The Basement"
by ScreamingSteelUS | 21.05
Chris Barnes's post-Cannibal Corpse career has been a wild ride. He formed Six Feet Under, he was in a fantastic commercial for a local car dealership, and I guess that's it. Things have been rough on the musical front for a few decades now, as you might expect from someone whose favorite pastimes include punching superior vocalists in the face, and Chris has now achieved the impossible by making music exactly as disgusting as the lyrics he so expertly composed during his tenure in Cannibal Corpse. I have so far reviewed five Six Feet Under albums for Metal Storm, and the highest rating...
Roadburn 2017, Day 1 & 2
by Mr. Doctor | 09.05
Hello, fellow Metalstormers! Now that the dust has settled from my mind, I can finally share my 7th Roadburn experience with you! I hope that maybe, just maybe, this will motivate you to follow me and all the other Roadburners into one of the best music festivals Europe has to offer! And in case you attended this year, well... Feel free to agree/disagree with my ramblings!
Staff pick

Bullet Height - No Atonement

Remember the amazing Pure Reason Revolution which split up about half a decade ago? Well, Bullet Height is the spiritual successor put together by the former PRR guitarist Jon Courtney, joined by Sammi Doll on vocals. It's a bit darker, a bit heavier, and somewhat more electronic, yet it unmistakably retains the vocal harmonies and songwriting hooks that made PRR so good. It is recognisable as a follow up to PRR's "Hammer and Anvil" and, if anything, advice to follow the musician has never been more apt.

Try "Bastion," "Hold Together," or "Wild Words."
Picked by: Ivor
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