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Staff pick
Kekal - Multilateral
Avantgarde metal

If you've heard Kekal before you understand that they are a weird Indonesian experimental band.
The production value on this is horribly raw and flat, but in a strangely endearing way. A few songs feature VOCALOID, which I assume from a google search is some sort of pillow waifu thing. There is also a prominent barf outro. From their bandcamp: "All musical contributions to this album are kept anonymous. Kekal has no official band members as of 2015." I don't understand, but I'll accept it. Recommended for fans of Unexpect (lots of chaotic electro abrasions mixed in), Sigh (esp. Imaginary Sonicscape), Mr. Bungle, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Ephel Duath, and Ved Buens Ende.
Highly recommended if you like Pestilence - Spheres or the raw vocoder days of Cynic.

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Irkallian Oracle have finally announced some details about their upcoming album. The Swedish blackened death metallers named their 2nd studio album Apollyon and also unveiled its artwork. The cover art was once again created by David Herrerias (Nightbringer, Akhlys) and you can feast your eyes on it below. Do you like it? (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
 
Disma - Vocalist Explains National Socialist Interview 28.08

With the recent explosion of upset Netherlands Deathfest attendees, concerning Disma vocalist Craig Pillard's national socialistic statements in an interview with Mourning The Ancient back in 2011/2012, Craig choose to make a statement about the whole situation to clear things up. (by J. N.)   Read more ››
 
Anathema - To Release Cathedral Concert Film 28.08

You might remember that a while ago Anathema did a series of special cathedral shows. One of them was at Liverpool's cathedral and they filmed it. Directed by Lasse Hoile (Steven Wilson, Katatonia, Opeth), A Sort Of Homecoming is a stunning concert film of the band's homecoming show on March 7th 2015 in the spectacular setting of the Liverpool cathedral. Set for release on the 30th of October through Kscope, you can get a glimpse of their performance below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Baroness - Announce New Album, Share New Song 28.08

Are you ready for some new Baroness material? You'd better be! While we haven't had much news from the Savannah, Georgia band in a while, today they just announced their new and fourth album. And with it, they also released a new song just now. Their new album is called Purple (and is due out December 18th via Relapse Records). It's their first with the new rhythm section, bassist Nick Jost and drummer Sebastian Thomson and since the 2012 bus accident. Listen to the intense new tune "Chlorine & Wine" as a first taste of the record and see the cover below as well. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Avantasia - Jørn Lande On New Album And Tour 28.08

Last month, Tobias Sammet announced that he was working on a new Avantasia album to the delight of fans. The new album and a world tour will come in 2016 but there is more. The first guest vocalist for the new Avantasia album and tour has now been announced. None other than singer Jørn Lande (Masterplan, Jorn, Allen/Lande) will appear on Ghostlights (out in January). (by BloodTears)   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 ››
 
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 ››
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Tsar Bomba - Silent Queen (2013)

Coughing up bloody chunks of lung as dust particles slice my eyes in blinding pain under the blacked out sun I seek shelter from psychotic biker gangs. This post-apocalyptic barren wasteland is the result of someone letting Tsar Bomba loose on the world. Some say that Tsar Bomba was a nickname for the Russian hydrogen bomb, the most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated. Other claim it is a metal band from France. All I know is that nothing clean and holy survived. (by Dane Train)   Read more ››

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