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Supported event

Hellfest Open Air 2014

France, Clisson
20-22 June 2014

Iron Maiden
Black Sabbath
Staff pick
Anubis Gate - Horizons
Girlfriend Metal

Following up their excellent self-titled uh... fifth album, most fans knew that this album was going to be a disappointment. Suffering the loss of a founding guitarist and drummer, the odds were on a steaming pile of Danish doo-doo. Yet somehow, this album comes out like a delicious wienerbrød. Still one of the only bands that I can never seem to figure out when songs are going to end or begin, the structures are interesting enough to avoid boring us to death with ordinary melodic prog/power metal. If you want a band that knows how to write great catchy songs without all the plague of pompousness that most modern prog metal suffers from, you may enjoy this.

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Picked by: Introspekrieg
Thumbs up: Ivor, BloodTears, R'Vannith
Dark Lunacy - New Tracks Available For Streaming 23.04

After 4 years since their last studio album Weaver Of Forgotten, the Italian metallers Dark Lunacy recently announced their comeback with a release entirely inspired by the Russian glorious epic: The Day Of Victory, scheduled for release on May 9th, 2014 through Fuel Records. You can take a look at the album cover below. As for the music, you can already stream the tracks "Red Blocks", "Sacred War" and "The Mystic Rail" on the YouTube clip available below. Enjoy! (by dogo115)   Read more ››
Oruga - New Video Clip Online 23.04

French massive doom/sludge act Oruga have revealed their first video clip for the song "Ghosts Of Anneliese", extracted from their upcoming debut album, Blackened Souls, to be released on May 19th via Apathia Records. This almost eight-minute crushing song can be enjoyed right now below. (by Jehan)   Read more ››
Sebastian Bach - New Video Online 23.04

Former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach just released his new solo album Give 'Em Hell via Frontiers Records. He has also premiered his new video online for "All My Friends Are Dead" featuring Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, Duff McKagan's Loaded). This is just one of the tracks that appear on the new album. Have you already listened to it? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Tombs - New Song Streaming Online 22.04

With a new Tombs album around the corner, it is about time to listen to a new song. Today is your lucky day because you can stream "Edge Of Darkness", the first cut from Savage Gold, at this location. Expect the new opus on June 10th (North America), June 9th (UK/world), and June 6th (Germany/Benelux/Finland) on Relapse Records. Until then, you can always stream the new song and enjoy or hate it, depending on what you think about it. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Marty Friedman - New Video Online 22.04

Legendary guitar virtuoso Marty Friedman has unveiled the music video for the tune "Inferno," the title track of his highly anticipated new album, due out next month. The concept for the clip directed by Friedman and David Brodsky (Devin Townsend, The Black Dahlia Murder) was inspired by a television show in Japan, where Friedman currently lives and is a popular TV personality himself. If you want to hear the new song and check out the video, it is available for your viewing pleasure right here. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 4 Issue #1 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 23.04

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 Desolace, Sirion, Hypergiant, Existem, SwampHög and Tarpan. (by Nefarious, Troy Killjoy, R Lewis, BloodTears)   Read more ››
Metal Alliance Tour 2014 - Multiple Locations - April 2014 23.04

The organizers took the old saying "Black Is Beautiful" to the next level and put together an awesome tour package for their 2014 run. This year's event brought us headliner Behemoth, rotating direct support acts 1349 and Goatwhore, one of the most dynamic duo's in the scene, Inquisition, and newcomer Black Crown Initiate out of Pennsylvania, USA. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
Metal Storm Anthology Awards 05.04

Thanks for participating in our 10th Anniversary Anthology Awards voting. Of course by now you all (hopefully) figured out it was an April Fools' Day prank. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
Random stuff
  Random album
Be'lakor - Stone's Reach (2009)

After hearing and reviewing the first offering of Melodic Death Metal from Australia's Be'lakor I found it to be a rather promising debut. The promise wasn't misplaced either as the band have backed themselves up rather nicely with this new album entitled Stone's Reach. While their previous release The Frail Tide was good, the new album is cleaner production-wise and I think a deeper piece of work as well. Stone's Reach actually begins surprisingly softly. Ambience with... (by Raiden)   Read more ››

Reviewer: 9.0      Users: 8.9 | 751 votes
  Random trivia
Lita Ford

Lita Ford contributed her likeness and voice to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 video game ''Brütal Legend''.

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Words Of Farewell

Melodic Death


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Loss (USA)

Funeral Doom


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