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Bands
Reverend

Despite traditional heavy metal falling out of favor in their hometown of Los Angeles, Reverend never compromised their musical vision to try and fit in like many of their counterparts awkwardly did. Album tracks like "Another Form Of Greed" and "Butcher Of Baghdad" found Reverend mining from their classic metal roots and infusing the material with a modern thrash bite. It was a perfect marriage of both the song craft of early '80s metal with the muscular guitar tones of the day.

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Posted: 16.07.2019 by Starvynth

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Yellow Eyes - Rare Field Ceiling

This year has been absolutely crazy for black metal, whether Icelandic, French, Dutch or Polish. USBM hasn't really been lacking either, but Yellow Eyes are sure to make their mark and make choosing a top ten for the year even more difficult.

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Posted: 16.07.2019 by RaduP | Comments (2)

Bands
Dr. Living Dead!

Starting out in '07 Dr. Living Dead! turned into skull-mask and bandana wearing thrash monsters over the course of two demos - "Thrash After Death" (2007), "Thrashing The Law" (2008) - and the much-lauded albums "Dr. Living Dead!" (2011) and "Radioactive Intervention" (2012). The latter even scored album of the month in Germany's Metal Hammer and though thrash is a genre crowded with new acts, the Doc's approach and especially visual impact quickly made them one of the most celebrated newer acts within the genre.

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Posted: 16.07.2019 by Bad English

Bands
Burial Remains

The foundation for Burial Remains was laid in December 2016 when, inspired by the early Death Metal scene (Autopsy, Bolt Thrower, Benediction) and the HM-2 sound of the Swedish scene (Grave, Dismember), a band was formed under the moniker Miasma Of Guilt by Wim (Grim Fate, Boal) and Rai (Departed Souls).
Together with Philippus (Dimaeon, Boal) they immediately started writing songs and in April 2017 drummer Danny (Disintegrate, Dimaeon) was asked to join. Unfortunately the project didn't work out as planned and they parted ways amicably.

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Posted: 16.07.2019 by Bad English

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Enthroned - Touring Europe In Early 2020

Enthroned have recently put out new album Cold Black Suns. To support and present this release and new tunes live, the band confirmed a string of tour dates across Europe in January, 2020. Joining them on the road will be Schammasch and Caronte.

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Posted: 16.07.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Isole - Launch Music Video For Second Single

Sweden's doom metal outfit Isole share the official video for "Beyond The Horizon", their second single from upcoming full length Dystopia, due out August 23rd on CD/LP/MC/Digital. Video clip was directed by Niklas Nannebro and can be streamed below.

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Posted: 16.07.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Elixir - Reformed, Working On New Material

As of recently, UK's heavy metal act Elixir is re-activated after full seven years. The band confirmed that they are currently working on brand new material, details of which will be revealed soon. Stay tuned.

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Posted: 16.07.2019 by Bad English | Comments (0)

Articles
Roadburn 2019, Day 4

Good heavens, it has been over a year since your friendly neighborhood Roadburners have harassed you with a series of articles covering the annual four-day shakedown in Tilburg. Life kept us at bay so there was a long delay with our fourth and final article. Hold onto your undergarments, lads and lasses - here we go again!

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Posted: 16.07.2019 by Mr. Doctor | Comments (4)

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As I Lay Dying - US & Latin American Tour Dates Confirmed

A whole lot of touring will be going on for As I Lay Dying in last four months of 2019. First, they will hit Latin American countries in first half of September. Soon after, European tour is on the menu (announced already in April). And the last part in November/December will see the band coming back to the States' for a full one-month long headlining run, where they will be supported by After The Burial and Emmure.

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Posted: 16.07.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Inculter - Fatal Visions

Damn, my neck hurts!

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Posted: 16.07.2019 by nikarg | Comments (9)

Bands
Inculter

Hailing from the west coast of Norway, INCULTER first burst onto the scene with the Stygian Deluge 7″ EP in 2013: It sold out within two week from EDGED CIRCLE, and the cassette version was gone within a day. From there, the still-very-young band were voted "Band of the Week" by Darkthrone's tastemaking Fenriz.

Carrying forward that momentum, in early 2015, INCULTER released their highly anticipated debut album, Persisting Devolution, again through EDGED CIRCLE. Still not even in their 20s yet, right from the very first second, the power-trio unleashed an iron-fisted attack and refused to relent, punishing the listener with cranky-yet-catchy thrash metal that draws influence from a wide swath of ancient thrash darkness. Whether it's the nascent violence of the early Bay Area sound or the bestial blitz of mid '80s Germany, from the ultra-OTT of Canada's old speed/thrash scene to the weird 'n' unhinged musings of contemporaneous Eastern Europe, INCULTER covered nearly every base with the magick 'n' mastery of true veterans.

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Posted: 16.07.2019 by nikarg

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Faal - Present New Drummer

Couple of weeks ago, Dutch doomsters Faal parted ways with drummer Remco Verhees. Now, the band is happy to announce the replacement and new addition to the group ranks as a permanent member - Bart van Mierlo.

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Posted: 16.07.2019 by Bad English | Comments (0)

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FRA, Toulouse - Amon Amarth: European Summer Club Tour 2019

FRA, Toulouse - Amon Amarth: European Summer Club Tour 2019

In between festival appearances, some bands do tour and play some shows here and there, just like Amon Amarth did in this still blisteringly hot first of July...

Yes, blisteringly hot. We were just at the end of the most extreme heat wave to hit Europe in June since forever (or so), so even with air conditioners blowing as much cold air as their could, the Bikini was an oven. And a packed one at that. I'm not sure if they did sold out or not, but there sure were more than a thousand metalheads ready for some Vikings onstage!

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Posted: 15.07.2019 by Darkside Momo | Comments (8)

Bands
Slavogorje

Slavogorje was a Croatian band formed in 2005. They combine two genres: (folkish-ethno) ambiental and (pagan) black metal. Lyrical themes are connected to Slavic history, traditions, religion, beliefs, mythology, nature, etc. After releasing their first full-length album Priroda Opstanka in 2008, the band started working on new material. It resulted in ambient split release by Slavogorje and Swiss band UTspring. It was recorded and released in 2009 as an indie record, inspired by nature and ecological problems of our time. In August, 2009 Slavogorje released their second full-lenght called Zimsko Krzno.

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Posted: 15.07.2019 by Bad English

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E-an-na - Release New Songs

Romanian metal outfit E-an-na are soon to release their debut full-length, Nesfârşite, on the 19th of July. We already have heard some of the songs that were made public, and now we get two more songs, "Pielea" and "Frica". You can listen to both songs below.

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Posted: 15.07.2019 by RaduP | Comments (0)

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Mayhem - In Studio, Recording New Full Length

Norwegian black metal masters Mayhem are working hard on their upcoming studio album. The band is located in studio, where the bass recordings are currently in process. As it has been revealed in previous news, yet-untitled new effort will be out no 25th of October, just couple of days prior their European tour kick off with Gaahls Wyrd and GosT.

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Posted: 15.07.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (5)