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70000 Tons Of Metal 2016

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04-08 February 2016

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Wild Throne - Harvest Of Darkness

The Mars Volta runs strong in this one. All in all it's a pretty intense record.

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Picked by: Ivor
Thumbs up: psykometal
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Ashen Horde - New Song Streaming Online 27.11

Ashen Horde is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Trevor Portz. The black metal outfit's new album, Nine Plagues, will be unleashed unto the world come December 15th, 2015. For a taste of what you can expect from the release, check out the song ''Feral'' and listen to it below. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Omnium Gatherum - Unveil New Album Cover And More 27.11

Omnium Gatherum have finally revealed all about their new album. While previously fans got to hear a new single called "Skyline", the Finns have now revealed the details of Beyond's successor. The melodic death metallers will release Grey Heavens on February 26th, 2016 in Europe (19th of February in Finland) through Lifeforce Records. The record features 10 new songs. Check out the cover that will grace Grey Heavens below as well. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Candlemass - Share First Taste Of New EP 27.11

The legendary Swedish epic doomsters Candlemass will bring us a new EP soon. The four studio tracks featuring Mats Levén on vocals were recorded for a special anniversary release early next year on Napalm Records. The cover artwork for the EP, which can be seen below, was created by Erik Rovanperä. A short clip of some of the sessions for the new EP can be seen below. This also offers fans the opportunity to have a first taste of the new music. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Children Of Bodom - New Gigs Announced 27.11

Children Of Bodom have announced a new show in Belgium after their previous show in Brussels was cancelled "due to the current unstable situation despite the best efforts of the venue and the organizer." They have confirmed a show in Kortrijk, Belgium for November 29th instead. Children Of Bodom are joined by Sylosis on this European tour which they decided to continue on despite Lamb Of God's cancellation. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Lord Vicar - New Album On The Way 27.11

Finnish doomsters Lord Vicar have announced their new album. It will be called Gates Of Flesh and will be out via The Church Within Records, on Winter/Spring 2016. This will be the band's 3rd full-length album, following Fear No Pain (2008) and Signs Of Osiris (2011). For now, you can take a look at the album artwork which is the painting "Nymphs and Satyr" (1873) by William Adolphe Bouguereau. Lord Vicar has been recording the album since October and you can expect more doom from them soon enough. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Moonspell - Tapper, Tallinn, Estonia, 03.11.2015 23.11

This is a concert I've been waiting for a long time to happen. The last time Moonspell were here was a bit over nine years ago. That's a very, very long while for an active band and three albums have happened in the meantime. For various reasons it's also over six years since I last saw the band, so naturally the interest was piqued. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
Progventure Parts 11&12: 2 x (Iamthemorning + Gazpacho), The Netherlands, 30-31.10.2015 16.11

I wanted to go to Oslo. Even if I had not made any actual travelling arrangements yet, I had my mind all made up on catching the last date of the Gazpacho tour with Iamthemorning supporting. With the date falling on Friday in mid-November, all seemed perfect and good to go - except what I really wanted was to see Iamthemorning play live and Oslo was the only date of the tour they were not present. Thus, a new plan had to be forged with The Netherlands coming to the rescue. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
Joe Satriani - Rock Café, Tallinn, Estonia, 19.10.2015 28.10

For many, Joe Satriani is an idol to look up to, a teacher to learn from, and an example to follow. The hands of this guitar god are so nimble that you wouldn't believe it unless you saw him play. His influence in guitar music is unquestionable whether you like his music or not. You have to see him play at least once in your life. So, when this man is in town, you really should go out to a show. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
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Virgin Black - Requiem - Fortissimo (2008)

Australia's Virgin Black is one underrated band. After flooring the Gothic competition by releasing one masterpiece after the other, the band undertook a full-year of recording with a complete symphonic orchestra that gave birth to three albums under the project name "Requiem". While the first part of the trilogy Requiem - Mezzo Forte was a breathtaking album in their characteristic style, Requiem - Fortissimo deals with the dark side of their music. Definitely heavier than its predecessor,... (by Demonic Tutor)   Read more ››

Reviewer: 9.2      Users: 8.4 | 152 votes
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As I Lay Dying

The song Nothing Left is featured in the soundtrack of the videogame Saints Row 2. It can be heard on the radiostation "Krunch 106.66"

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