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Supported event

Nightwish: North American Tour 2015

USA, San Francisco, CA (Warfield Theatre)
28 April 2015

Staff pick
Ghost Ship Octavius - Ghost Ship Octavius
Melodic/progressive metal

Matt Wicklund and Van Williams make a winning team in Ghost Ship Octavius's debut album. Their talent to produce intricate, hard-hitting songs combined with the soaring performance of vocalist Adōn Fanion reaches epic proportions. Dark in atmosphere and themes, Ghost Ship Octavius borrows elements like groovy riffs à la Nevermore and Communic, and the melodic virtuosity of the likes of Darkwater. Add outstanding solos and a grandiose sound to the equation, and you have a very auspicious start for this band.

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Picked by: BloodTears
Thumbs up: corrupt, psykometal, Promonex
Helloween - Premiere New Track 25.04

Your power metal fix of the day just arrived because Helloween have premiered another new track. Shortly after showcasing the single "Battle's Won", you can now listen to "Lost In America" from Helloween's upcoming fifteenth studio album ‪My God-Given Right. So stop what you are doing and get lost in the new song. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Stratovarius - Announce New Album, Tour Dates 25.04

Two years after they released Nemesis, Stratovarius are unleashing Eternal. As usual, the power metallers don't waste much time between releases. Stratovarius have broken their year long silence to reveal they are in the studio completing a new record. Eternal will be out in August 14th, 2015 so mark your calendars! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Korpiklaani - New Video Released 25.04

The Finns Korpiklaani have shared another taste of their impending opus Noita. Ahead of its release on May 1st (Europe), May 4th (UK) and May 5th (US) via Nuclear Blast, you can listen to "Pilli On Pajusta Tehty" right here. The folk metal band premiered a music video for the brand new track featuring live footage from Korpiklaani filmed a few weeks ago at their show in Moscow. Give us your impressions of the tune. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
My Lament - Band Update, Releasing EP 25.04

Belgium's death/doom metal band My Lament have parted ways with vocalist Bert De Visscher back in 2014, and he was replaced by Xavier "Void" De Schuyter (also in Akem Manah). Now the band has given new updates. To celebrate the recording of their 2015 EP Sorrow and the start of a new era of live performances, their latest endeavor is temporarily available for free streaming at this location on their website. Enjoy it while you can! (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Thy Art Is Murder - Unveil New Album Uncensored Cover 25.04

Aussies Thy Art Is Murder are readying the release of their brand new studio album, called Holy War. The deathcore unit has now revealed the original uncensored cover artwork for their upcoming release. The album cover and packaging photos were shot by the band's long time photographer and friend, Thomas Savage. You can see it below along with the album's tracklist and the other cover as well. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Evergrey - Factory, Tallinn, Estonia, 26.03.2015 10.04

Evergrey have been long-awaited guests around these parts. Even though they come from a country so close, it's apparently still a lengthy journey to drop by. To some, Evergrey are a band about 10 years past their prime, but their latest album seems to have gotten the blood flowing again and has gained some good attention. Regardless of the reasons, it was a pleasure to see them hit the stage in Tallinn as part of the Tallinn Music Week festival. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - Day Four: There's A Tear In My Beer 04.04

The last day of the cruise is always bittersweet since … well … it's the last day. But it's also the day to catch bands which were missed previously. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
Getting Into: Manowar 29.03

The articles in this series begun by our own Baz Anderson are designed to give a brief overview of a band's entire discography, so as to provide a clear point of entry for the uninitiated. It offers a different approach from the typical review format, for the curious newcomer to a well-traveled band. Manowar Heavy/power metal USA Manowar helped kick off the American power metal scene back in the '80s with their self-referential bombast and overdriven melodic metal. While their fame stems as much from their seemingly-blissful goofiness (and… 'memorable' artwork) as from their... (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
Random stuff
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Aura Noir - Hades Rise (2008)

As you probably already know, Mr. Thrash and Mr. Black Metal are cousins. If you're still a bit doubtful about this obvious fact, I will give you a name which should teach you reality and this name is Aura Noir. Maybe that you still don't know this really good Norwegian band but in that case you have to know that they're considered nowadays as the masters of Thrash Black Metal. "Hades Rise" is their last release and one more time the fans of the genre shouldn't be disappointed!... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

Reviewer: 7.8      Users: 7.7 | 35 votes
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Most of the lyrics written by Matt Drake were done on his way to and from work, on the bus.

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