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Arkona - Явь
Folk Metal

It took me a few listens to let this album fully sink in, but Arkona wisely drops their light-hearted, catchy hooks to bring us an album with a much better flow and sense of focus. That doesn't mean they aren't as dynamic, progressive-minded and aggressive as ever though. These Russian folk metal giants are still on top of their game.

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Machine Head - Announce More European Tour Dates 20.08

After confirming dates for the UK and Ireland, Machine Head now announce more November and December European dates. Good news for their European fans. The support bands that will accompany them on the tour are label mates Devil You Know and US melodic death/metalcore act Darkest Hour. See the dates below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Inferno Metal Festival 2015 - First Bands Confirmed 20.08

The Inferno Metal Festival celebrates 15 years of existence next year and the Norwegian festival has already announced the first bands that will perform in Oslo next April. So, there is still plenty of time for you to plan a trip to go there. The organizers promise it will be something special. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Thrashless - In Recording Mode For Third Album 20.08

Estonia's own Thrashless are very excited to finally be working on their third album after Awaiting Rebirth and Trip Of Death. The recording began on Monday and this new album will be self-released. More information will be available as it comes. Thrash on! (by Raging Dreamer)   Read more ››
Trioscapes - Release New Video 20.08

Progressive/jazz fusion trio Trioscapes have released their second album Digital Dream Sequence worldwide on Metal Blade Records. To celebrate the release, the band has premiered their video for the title track from "Digital Dream Sequence." The Chuck Johnson-directed performance video is streaming right now below. Check it out! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Downfall Of Gaia - Finish New Album 20.08

Germans Downfall Of Gaia have just finished the recordings for their new, third studio album Aeon Unveils Te Thrones O Decay. The follow-up to Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes will be released this coming fall. It was recorded at the '79 Sound Studio with Christoph Scheidel, mixed once more by Jack Shirley from Atomic Garden and mastered by Brad Boatright from Audiosiege. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2014 - Denver, CO - 13 Jul 2014 29.07

The annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival! Great variety of bands, I always have a blast, it's always fun, the weather is always way too hot and this year's event was almost no exception. Yes, almost no exception; the timing of the festival couldn't be worse and the decision to split the Colorado show into two events didn't help the cause neither. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
Amaranthe - American Beauty Car Show, Haapsalu Episcopal Castle, Haapsalu, Estonia, 19.07.2014 28.07

Haapsalu is a small and beautiful Estonian resort town by the sea. Each July its quiet is disturbed by an invasion of owners and admirers of the American car industry. Shining cars, roaring engines, burning rubber, cruising, and a drag race on the airfield strip - American Beauty Car Show has got it all. If you're into all that, it's the place to be. Naturally, this also calls for musical entertainment of varied sorts, which somehow managed to grab my attention for the first time with only one name - Amaranthe. Just because I happen to like them. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 4 Issue #2 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 23.07

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveler 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 Megalodoom, Kylfingar, Svengali, Anopheli, Whetstone and The Ralph. (by Nefarious, Abattoir, R Lewis, Troy Killjoy, BloodTears)   Read more ››
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Testament - Dark Roots Of Earth (2012)

Unfortunately the era of Bonded By Blood, Pleasure To Kill, and Agent Orange is long gone, but luckily Testament took a stab at nostalgia with their newest album Dark Roots Of Earth. And while The Formation Of Damnation, their 2008 release after an almost 9 year hiatus, was definitely a step into the right direction, it was a bit too modern sounding, and I actually didn't care for Chuck Billy's vocals on it. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››

Reviewer: 8.7      Users: 8.1 | 452 votes
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Cephalic Carnage

From the band's website: "Attention to our fans: Subordinate Records in Italy has taken it upon themselves to re-press and release our first CD, Conforming to Abnormality without our permission after we explicitly told them not to. We want to let everyone know that this CD is NOT legit and we highly encourage anyone NOT to support it in any way. Anyone who buys this CD should know that Cephalic Carnage does not approve it and will not see any sort of profit or compensation from its release."

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