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Majestica - New Video Online

Swedish neo-classical power metal act Majestica have shared a new video for the song ''Ghost Of Marley'', which is taken from their Christmas album A Christmas Carol that will be out on December 4th via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Posted: 24.11.2020 by Bad English | Comments (1)

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Helmet - Working On New Music And A Covers Album

It's been four-and-a-half years since Helmet last released their most recent studio album Dead To The World. Founding member Page Hamilton was a featured guest on a recent episode of the Thunder Underground podcast, where he talked about the current state of the band, who have two new releases on the way (a studio album featuring original material and a record of song covers), as well as archival live recordings.

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Posted: 24.11.2020 by Metal God | Comments (1)

Reviews
Tombs - Under Sullen Skies

In 2020, Tombs released what is, for my money, a strong contender for their finest record. That record wasn't Under Sullen Skies, but this is a perfectly good album too.

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Posted: 23.11.2020 by musclassia | Comments (1)

Reviews
Wake - Confluence

Imagine making not one, but two of the best death metal records of 2020. That's the situation Wake find themselves in.

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Posted: 23.11.2020 by musclassia | Comments (0)

Bands
Alitor

Alitor is a thrash metal band from Indjija,Serbia. Founded on july 11th 2011. by Marko (bass guitar/vocals) and Stefan (drums) with Aleksandar and Jovan on guitars. With the intention to play Old School Bay Area Thrash Metal. Our biggest influrences are Death,Testament,Heathen,Forbidden,
Vio-Lence,Sepultura,Metallica...

First gig of our band was on local Battle of the bands,where Alitor took second place after only a month of practicing. That gig was official start of this band.

Curently we are promoting our debut EP "Embittered" it's available for free download, so get it now !!!!

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Posted: 23.11.2020 by Yaniv

Bands
Mentalist

Mentalist was founded in early 2018 by Peter Moog (guitar) and Kai Stringer (guitar) in Saarbruecken / Germany. They asked their friends Thomen Stauch (drums) and Florian Hertel (bass) to join Mentalist. In 2019 Rob Lundgren (vocals) completed the lineup.

Our goal with Mentalist is to create a very melodic and powerful album that is bursting with power and enthusiasm. We hope that listeners will be able to honor this and hear and feel our love for this music, because then we have reached our goal.

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Posted: 23.11.2020 by Yaniv

Bands
Jumpscare

Melodic Death Metal (with Core influences) band hailing from Napoli, Italy.

Jumpscare carved their own style combining the North European Melodic Death Metal sound (In Flames,Dark Tranquillity,Soilwork) with the first wave of the U.S. Modern Metal scene (Killswitch Engage,Lamb Of God,Darkest Hour,Make Them Suffer) with elements of symphonic and melodic music"
Jumpscare was established at the end of 2015 by a close circle of lifetime friends.

During 2016 and 2017 they released two Ep (Three Marks Of Dreams,Sowing Storms) under two labels B-SIDE Music,Volcano Records and a bunch of split (Chthonic Dreams with Bormanus and the Neo folk composer of Herr Troy Southgates) and some demo songs (avaible only at jumpscareband.bandcamp.com), all this without neglecting the live activity, which led them to play throughout their region and all the Italian peninsula as support act of artist as VENOM INC, EDU FALASCHI (Angra/Almah), DGM, Giacomo Voli (Teodasia, Rhapsody Of Fire), Arthemis, SecretSphere, Dreamshade, Despite Exile and many more...

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Posted: 23.11.2020 by Yaniv

Articles
Getting Into: Motörhead: Part I

Examining the early years of one of the best bands to have ever existed.

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Posted: 23.11.2020 by omne metallum | Comments (20)

Bands
Mad Alien

In the mid-80s bands like IRON MAIDEN, QUEENSRYCHE, VAN HALEN and DIO were predominant in the metal scene and formed a musical backround for Raico Ebel. In those times he still played and sang mostly German Rock, which was called �Neue Deutsche Welle�.
Raico met singer Michael Kiske, who asked him if he wanted to be second guitarist with ILL PROPHECY. About two years later a record company was interested in this small and unknown prog-metal band from Hamburg, so they decided to record a demo.

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Posted: 23.11.2020 by Bad English

Articles
Pràva Campaign 2020

In space nobody can hear you scream. But on 18th November, the cosmic black metal Prava Collective decided to scream five opuses into the void, one for each of its entities. We're here to talk about those.

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Posted: 22.11.2020 by RaduP | Comments (9)

Reviews
Dark Tranquillity - Moment

There have been a number of stellar moments in the impressive career of Dark Tranquillity to date. Moment is not one of them, but it's not a disaster either.

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Posted: 22.11.2020 by musclassia | Comments (22)

Bands
Anoxia

Press 2010:

The idea of ANOXIA was created in Nyborg in 1996. After a couple of demos and lineup-changes the band recorded the promo "Kept In Sin" in 2005, which was warmly received in the press and spun off several concerts. The quality of the sound was finally confirmed in April 2007, when ANOXIA was handpicked to play the international music festival Bilbao Rocks, Bilbao, Spain. The jury of the festival agreed that out of the hundreds of hopeful European bands, ANOXIA had a cool and different sound. However ANOXIA came close to cancelling the show on the very day, due to a sudden airline strike. Hell bent for performing and after more than 10 hours spent in European airspace, ANOXIA did succeed in landing in

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Posted: 22.11.2020 by Bad English

Bands
Anarion

ANARION, one of Australia's most powerful melodic thrash acts, broke in 2006 with their sophomore release - 'Unbroken'. The band has subsequently graced the stages of Japan, supported international touring acts including Edguy, played countless local shows and worked with production luminary Daniel Bergstrand (Strapping Young Lad, In Flames and Soilwork). Their partnership with Bergstrand produced 2009s 'Beneath It All', this brutal magnum opus was critically acclaimed both home and abroad... after a brief - well earned break, the dynamic quartet are back !

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Posted: 22.11.2020 by Bad English

Bands
Born For Burning

BORN FOR BURNING was formed by Mickael Broberg in 2012, and he recorded three songs in 2013. Mickael played and recorded all instruments and vocals.
"Burn In Fire", "Shadows And Flames" and "Destruction Eternal".
All three songs was released at Critical Mass Recordings.
"Destruction Eternal" was released in the April 2014 on Critical Mass Recordings complilation LP; "Volume 1".
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Later on BORN FOR BURNING released a 7" E.P. on Critical Mass Recordings in 2014.

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Posted: 22.11.2020 by Yaniv