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Nightwish: North American Tour 2016

USA, Colorado Springs, CO (City Auditorium)
15 March 2016

Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun - Dubai Show Cancelled Due To 'Devil Worshiping' 09.02

News just in: Finnish metallers Swallow The Sun were revoked from playing at their upcoming Dubai concert (February 12th) by the local authorities, says label Metal East Records. This comes after the band were accused that their concert in Dubai would be "promoting devil-worshiping". Just last year, Aborted's show in Dubai was also shut down. (by Kais)   Read more ››
Hellfest Open Air 2016 - Final Bands Announced 09.02

The French Hellfest Open Air 2016 festival has announced its final bands for this year's edition. The last confirmations include Sunn O))), Bad Religion, Magma, Killswitch Engage, Jane's Addiction, Gutterdämmerung featuring Henry Collins, Ludwig von 88, Nashville Pussy, Loudness, Municipal Waste, RavenEye, Atreyu, Tarja, Aura Noir, Mgła, Unsane, Skeletal Remains, Drowned, Undead Prophecies, Brodequin, Aggressor and Corrosive Elements. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Be'lakor - Sign Worldwide Deal With Napalm Records 09.02

Napalm Records and Be'lakor are proud to announce a worldwide deal to release the band's upcoming albums. The Australian band had promised updates soon and here it is. Their fourth album is planned to be released this year, with the exact date yet to be revealed. This also means more shows outside of Australia for them. (by Nifheim)   Read more ››
The Black Dahlia Murder - To Play Entire 'Unhallowed' Album, Guitarist Quits 09.02

The Black Dahlia Murder have a few news to share today, good and bad news. After releasing their new album, Abysmal, the band has announced another headlining trek - this time, taking the show back to their roots! With Fallujah and Disentomb as support, the band plans to play their first full-length, Unhallowed (2003), in its entirety during the run, performing at intimate venues across the USA that haven't seen The Black Dahlia Murder since their debut was released. Brandon Ellis will join them on the road as the band's touring guitarist and replacement for Ryan Knight, who amicably... (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Sunburst - Release Second Video Off New Album 09.02

Not long ago, Greek melodic newcomers Sunburst have released the first music video off their debut album Fragments Of Creation. Now comes the time for the second music video to be previewed, and the track chosen is the first of the tracklist, "Out Of The World". You can watch the video below and discover their music. (by Kais)   Read more ››
A Year In Metal - 2015: Highlights Through The Eyes Of The MS Staff, Elites & Official Contributors 13.01

Since the Metal Storm Awards are upon us, here are the highlights of some of our Jedi Knights, Padawans and Younglings hmmm, and even a Sith Lord gave his input. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
The Lost Concert Files - Various Stuff From 2015 11.01

Too little - too late, but here it is nevertheless. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
Black Metal MMXVI: How We Got Here, And Where We're Going 04.01

When one takes the past 15 years into account, perhaps no other subgenre of metal has expanded and diversified to the point and the manner in which which black metal has. Emerging from a tight circle of orthodoxy, this child in the metal family now seems bent on branching out in every possible direction, and incorporating every stylistic influence it can get its hands on. But how did it reach this point? And what does this current atmosphere of innovation and rule breaking mean for the future of black metal as a whole? Let's find out. (by Apothecary)   Read more ››
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Who Dies In Siberian Slush - Bitterness Of The Years That Are Lost (2010)

A doom outfit hailing from Mother Russia, Who Dies In Siberian Slush is a band that is right up my alley. For starters, I spent a good chunk of my collegiate years reading Russian and Soviet literature, including the likes of Varlam Shalamov (excerpts from Kolyma Tales) and, of course, Solzhenitsyn. The fact that they play some funeral doom with death-doom influences is a plus as well. Oh, and "Bitter" is right there in the album title. So armed with a tenuous understanding of the stoic... (by BitterCOld)   Read more ››

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The song "In For The Kill", from album of the same name, was covered by Van Halen during the group's club days.

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