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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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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)

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Cosmic DMT Black Metal: Exploring Oranssi Pazuzu

Sitting in 2019 looking back on the course of my journey through the metal of this current decade, I have to say that one of the developments I'm happiest to have witnessed has been the slow but steady rise of psychedelic black metal. Once I got my first taste of this "sounds weird on paper but works really great in application" genre fusion, I couldn't have enough, and if there's one band I have to thank for that, it's definitely Oranssi Pazuzu.

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Posted: 10.07.2019 by Apothecary | Comments (9)

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Abattoir's Concert Hunt - Round 19 & 20 (Concert Review)

Well, I'm back. After some pause and deserved vacation time, 'Abattoir's Concert Hunt' continues in full swing. The newest issue is here, featuring a review of Vienna Metal Meeting festival (Round 19& 20), with some of the following acts in the line-up: Opeth,
Sólstafir, Unleashed, Rotting Christ, Necrophobic, Urfaust, and so on.

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Posted: 05.07.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (7)

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Wait A Minute! This Isn't Metal! - May 2019

We here at Metal Storm pride ourselves on our thousands of metal reviews and interviews and article; metal is our collective soul and passion, which is why we bother with this junk. That being said, we'd be lying if we stuck to our trve-kvlt guns and claimed that metal is the only thing we ever listen to. Whether we want to admit it or not, we do check out some other stuff from time to time; some of us are more poptimistic than others, but there's a whole world out there aside from Satan-worshiping black metal and dragon-slaying power metal. This article series is the place for those artists who don't matter to metal in the slightest (more or less) but still warrant some conversation - after all, good music, is good music, and we all know metal isn't the only thing on this planet for any of us.

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Posted: 26.06.2019 by RaduP | Comments (7)

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Clandestine Cuts Vol. 9 Issue #5 - Awesome New Demos and EPs

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveller 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 Tryptamyne, Levendleed, Gorebringer, Overwhelmed, Bleeding Majesty & Black Candle.

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Posted: 08.06.2019 by Nefarious | Comments (4)

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Getting In2: Judas Priest

The articles in this series are designed to give a brief overview of a band's entire discography, so as to provide a clear point of entry for the uninitiated. It offers a different approach from the typical review format for the curious newcomer to a well-traveled band.

Back in 2007, Baz Anderson, the originator of this series, published his own Getting Into: Judas Priest article. I'm not usually interested in duplicating effort, but that article is now three albums behind; I concluded that an update would not be uncalled for. Moreover, Baz and I have sufficiently different perspectives on Priest that I felt I would have some new things to say about certain albums (in other words, he was wrong). With that in mind, I welcome you to this second edition of Getting Into: Judas Priest.

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Posted: 07.06.2019 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (32)

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Roadburn 2019, Day 3

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. Hold onto your undergarments, lads and lasses - here we go again!

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Posted: 04.06.2019 by Mr. Doctor | Comments (10)

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Abattoir's Concert Hunt - Round 17 & 18 (Concert Review) / Round 19 & 20 (Preface)

The latest issue of my blog-type concert article is out. This edition features another two concert reviews from the events that happened in the last two weeks, this time presenting the Japanese post-rockers Mono + support (Round 17) and an all-metal international package with Belphegor and Suffocation in the main role (Round 18). This issue also features two concert prefaces for the upcoming two events. The first one presents the mighty Metallica, performing in Milan (Round 19), and the first festival to be featured on my "concert hunt list": Vienna Metal Meeting (Round 20).

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Posted: 22.05.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (4)