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Westfield Massacre - Westfield Massacre
Melodic Death/Metalcore

The sound we all knew Tommy's vocals were much more suited for than Divine Heresy's.


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Picked by: psykometal
Ashbringer - New Album Coming, New Song Online 03.05

Ashbringer are streaming a new song! You can start your day by listening to the first single "Oceans Apart" off their upcoming album Yūgen which is due out on June 3rd, 2016 via Avantgarde Music (digipak CD), Vendetta (vinyl), and Broken Limbs Recordings (cassette). What are you waiting for? Discover the atmospheric new track "Oceans Apart" on the YouTube player below. The Americans are releasing a new album one year after Vacant. (by Paz)   Read more ››
Thence - To Release Sophomore Album 02.05

Rejoice prog lovers! Shade Empire offspring band Thence is set to release their sophomore album, We Are Left With A Song on May 27th, following up on the debut released 5 years ago, These Stones Cry From The Earth. The tracklist and cover for the album are available below. You can also listen to the song "It Is The Truth That Liberates" via YouTube. It's worth it. (by Kuroboshi)   Read more ››
Subrosa - Working On New Full-Length Album 02.05

North American doomsters Subrosa have been in the studio working on their fourth album. The anticipated follow up to More Constant Than The Gods (2013) will be released on Profound Lore Records and the band has set a tentative release date for July or August. Either way, it's coming out this year! (by LuciferOfGayness)   Read more ››
Dekadent - Re-Recording Select Early Works 02.05

For those of you eagerly awaiting a new release from symphonic black metallers Dekadent, you might be interested to hear that, in the meanwhile, the band plans on polishing some of their older tunes for a special release. (by LeKiwi)   Read more ››
Colosso - New Album On The Way 02.05

Two years after their Foregone Semblances EP, Colosso have released a teaser for what appears to be their next release. They've previously stated in December of last year that the recordings for their album were complete. Hopefully, more information regarding the specifics of the release will follow shortly. (by LeKiwi)   Read more ››
Roadburn Festival 2016 - Day 1: The Overload 01.05

You were with us in 2014, even though you weren't. You were with us in 2015, even though you weren't. And now, from afar, even though you weren't with us when it actually happened, you're about to take the journey through Roadburn Festival once more this year through the personal retellings of Apothecary and Mr. Doctor. Strap on the Big Boy undies: we're entering the portal yet again. (by Apothecary, Mr. Doctor)   Read more ››
Hellfest - Starting the Second Decade 28.04

Ahhh, Hellfest… The biggest French metal festival, and for a time the only one. We here in the MS towers have quite a few fond memories of it. We weren't here last year for this tenth anniversary edition, but by all accounts it was a success. And, as you'll have guessed, we (well, at least I) will be there, so expect a report about it sometime during July. Now, I won't really introduce y'all to Hellfest once again - there's this two-years old but still relevant article, and a string of reports with a shitload of galleries for that ;). But for those too lazy to check, here... (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
Amon Amarth, Entombed A.D., Exmortus - House Of Blues, Boston, MA - 23 Apr 2016 26.04

I've only taken two pictures at a concert before, both of Sabaton. One is a black square and the other is blue with some white, swirly shapes. I can't entertain you with visuals, but I do know how to put words next to each other, so I figured I'd give this "concert report" dealie a proper go. I had been looking forward to this concert for months and months. Not only had I (positively) reviewed the new albums from each band on the bill, a circumstance which I found mildly interesting, but this was to be the first time I got a proper shot at experiencing Amon Amarth in concert.... (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
Nibiru 02.05

It was a very spur-of-the-moment type of occasion. Not even five days before leaving for this year's Roadburn Festival, I received an email from a representative of NeeCee Agency in Italy saying that the ritualistic dronemasters in Nibiru were looking for interviews. As I was already planning on interviewing Oranssi Pazuzu at the festival, I thought I'd go two for two. There was room for one more, and I was happy to help the band out with some publicity. Why not? (by Apothecary)   Read more ››
Oranssi Pazuzu 28.04

Three years of Roadburn Festival have taught me that with the lineup announcements for this quirky annual event in Tilburg, you never quite know what you're going to get. So, naturally, my jaw dropped in disbelief when Walter and company revealed that they'd be going for a "Finnish invasion" by booking the full package of Oranssi Pazuzu, Dark Buddha Rising, and Atomikylä this year, especially in regards to Oranssi Pazuzu, a band whose peculiar blend of black metal and psychedelia has had me hooked pretty damn hard for quite some time now. But merely seeing these guys wasn't... (by Apothecary)   Read more ››
Obituary 12.03

Obituary - a band which needs no introduction. I recently had the pleasure to sit down with drummer Donald Tardy and we briefly talked about a new album, the possibilities of a new video and about the death metal scene in general. But we also talked a whole lot about the organization and every aspect of the newest and brightest star of metal Festivals in the US: the first edition of Florida Metal Fest. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Lethian Dreams - Season Of Raven Words (2012)

Early this January, during the first days of 2012, Lethian Dreams returned with their second full-length, Season Of Raven Words. One could expect a bit of the same, already done before atmospheric melodic doom that blends anguished or grunting male vocals with ethereal relaxing female vocals that can be found on their debut album, but also on a hundred other releases. Lethian Dreams this time put emphasis on the first half of their sound, the ethereal/atmospheric part, and embed a few slightly neoclassical... (by DerRozzengarten)   Read more ››

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  Random trivia

Shortly after the band's formation, guitarist Oscar Dronjak broke his arm in a game of football. The wound never really healed, and it affected his playing.

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