Reviews
Ordinance (FIN) - Relinquishment

"Batshit insanity." No year in metal is complete without at least one album that can justify that description in one way or another. While maybe not as great as say, Smohalla's Resilience or Lurk's self-titled debut when it comes to lunacy, Ordinance really deserve a few points for coming pretty damn close.

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Posted: 30.09.2014 by Doc Godin | Comments (0)

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Ensiferum - Nearing Completion On Recording New Album

Ensiferum have been locked away in Astia Studio in Lappeenranta in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo for three weeks. Drums, bass and most of the guitar parts have been recorded for their new album which is tentatively scheduled for release worldwide on Metal Blade Records in early 2015. At the end of last week, guest musician Timo Väänänen tracked some takes with his kantele (see below), and over the weekend, vocalist Petri Lindroos began tracking vocals. It's almost done.

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Posted: 30.09.2014 by Bad English | Comments (7)

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Amaranthe - Massive Addictive

Having shelved the release of the biography box it seems that Amaranthe have decided to ride the creative wave instead, leaving them less than two years between studio albums. The question is not so much whether this album sounds distinctively Amaranthe or not; it unmistakeably does. The real question is whether the band can hold their promise of stepping away from the path of non-evolution by being both bold and fresh.

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Posted: 30.09.2014 by Ivor | Comments (3)

Bands
Ancestral Legacy

1995:
The year it all begun. Eddie (Vox, guitars, programming) and Kjell-Ivar (Bass, vox) are thinking of starting a Black-metal band, and in the last days of the year the band was named Permafrost.

1996:
The first songs are created this winter and spring. "Where There's No Tomorrow" is one of them, and still one of our favourites, and appears on our first two demos.

1997:
More songs are being made, but nothing extraordinary happens.

1998:
Øyvind Rosseland joins the band as a keyboard player late this year.

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Posted: 30.09.2014 by Ivan

News
Falls Of Rauros - Streaming New Album

After their split with Panopticon, American folk/atmospheric black metallers Falls Of Rauros are about to release a new opus called Believe In No Coming Shore. If you still haven't listened to it, do yourself a favour and hear it right now through the widget below. After you do, share your impressions of the album. Did you enjoy it?

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Posted: 30.09.2014 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

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Devin Townsend - Launches ZTV And New Ziltoid Site

It's happening, folks. ZTV is now a thing! Devin Townsend has announced the launch of ZTV, a brand new video series starring the inimitable Ziltoid, as well as a brand new interactive site dedicated to him. Following on the announcement of the impending double-album, due for release on the 27th October 2014 in Europe and 28th October 2014 in the US, the newest glimpse into the Ziltoid story can be viewed here (high-res version recommended!). Go check out the new website, watch the ZTV Episode 1 and let us know what you think.

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Posted: 30.09.2014 by BloodTears | Comments (4)

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Enslaved - Enter Studio To Record 13th Album

Earlier this year, Enslaved began working on their next album after they released RIITIIR back in 2012. The thirteenth studio installment by the Norway's progressive extreme metallers is now underway as the recording process has started. What do you expect from the new album?

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Posted: 30.09.2014 by Clintagram | Comments (21)

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Godflesh - Entire New Album Streaming Online

The full-length comeback of Godflesh is here. A World Lit Only by Fire comes out October 7th via the band's own Avalanche Recordings, but you can hear the whole album streaming at NPR. Listen to it and leave us a comment about the album below.

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Posted: 30.09.2014 by qlacs | Comments (4)

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Omnium Gatherum - Cancels Shows In Japan

Finnish melodic death metallers Omnium Gatherum have been forced to cancel the shows they were going to do in Japan due to a heavy breach in contract from the tour organizer and Metal Asia Agency. The band is devastated but promises that they will perform in Japan in the future.

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Posted: 30.09.2014 by Fallen Ghost | Comments (0)

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Pryapisme - Release Live Video, Full Concert Available Next Week

The latest Pryapisme show in Paris, France, which took place at Le Klub last May, was filmed and recorded professionally, and it will be available on YouTube, for free, on October 7th. The first extract of this show is available now, with their famous track "Un druide est giboyeux lorsqu'il se prend pour un neutrino", extracted from their second album, Hyperblast Super Collider, released on April 1st, 2013 via Apathia Records. Check it out!

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Posted: 30.09.2014 by Jehan | Comments (0)

Reviews
Viathyn - Cynosure

In the album reviewin' game, it's pretty common to review a solid band on their debut, only to see them disappear into the night. I guess that's reflective of the music business in general; maintaining a working band is difficult. It's like a five-way marriage...except with musicians, so your spouses are twice as moody and thrice as entitled. But I digress, the point I'm getting at is it's nice to see a band hold it together and return after four years making solid steps forward with their follow-up. Welcome back, Viathyn.

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Posted: 30.09.2014 by Doc Godin | Comments (1)

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Soen - Reveal Tracklist For Upcoming Album, New Video/Single

Following the announcement of a new album, the progressive supergroup Soen have now revealed the tracklist for their upcoming sophomore record Tellurian, which is set for a release date of November 3rd via Spinefarm Records. The band have also unveiled a new video/single for one of these tracks entitled "Tabula Rasa."

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Posted: 30.09.2014 by R'Vannith | Comments (3)

Reviews
Threshold - For The Journey

"Did you find what you're looking for?"

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Posted: 30.09.2014 by Introspekrieg | Comments (4)

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Mastodon - Premiere 'The Motherload' Video

The Georgian progressive stoner/sludge quartet Mastodon have released a new music video for the song "The Motherload", taken from their latest effort Once More 'Round The Sun. This is the second video made for this album; the first one was for the song "High Road" and can still be seen here. "The Motherload" video is directed by Jonathan Rej and Thomas Bingham from Adult Swim, and has now been presented, full of twerking.

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Posted: 29.09.2014 by Fallen Ghost | Comments (23)

Reviews
Alunah - Awakening The Forest

Alunah have run the gamut of stoner doom metal across their studio recordings. Or perhaps lumber the gamut is a more appropriate way to put it, and their third album finds them at their most unbowed and traditionally doom delivering. To a style such as theirs the concept of "new" seems disingenuous as their identity here depends on a personalised refurbishment of sounds old and slow. Vocally heralding such devotion, the first four lyrical utterances of the record determine the band's most distinguishing feature; "There was a lady."

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Posted: 29.09.2014 by R'Vannith | Comments (4)

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Black Sabbath - To Release New Album And Tour Again

Despite the hints that Black Sabbath's show at London's Hyde Park this last July could be their last, the heavy metal legends will be touring again, according to frontman Ozzy Osbourne. In a recent interview to Metal Hammer magazine, he confirms that the band will start working on a new album next year and then do one final tour.

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Posted: 29.09.2014 by Bad English | Comments (10)

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