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A Year In Metal - 2015: Highlights Through The Eyes Of The MS Staff, Elites & Official Contributors

Since the Metal Storm Awards are upon us, here are the highlights of some of our Jedi Knights, Padawans and Younglings hmmm, and even a Sith Lord gave his input.

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Posted: 13.01.2016 by D.T. Metal | Comments (67)

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The Lost Concert Files - Various Stuff From 2015

Too little - too late, but here it is nevertheless.

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Posted: 11.01.2016 by D.T. Metal | Comments (1)

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Black Metal MMXVI: How We Got Here, And Where We're Going

When one takes the past 15 years into account, perhaps no other subgenre of metal has expanded and diversified to the point and the manner in which which black metal has. Emerging from a tight circle of orthodoxy, this child in the metal family now seems bent on branching out in every possible direction, and incorporating every stylistic influence it can get its hands on. But how did it reach this point? And what does this current atmosphere of innovation and rule breaking mean for the future of black metal as a whole? Let's find out.

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Posted: 04.01.2016 by Apothecary | Comments (72)

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Clandestine Cuts Vol. 5 Issue #4 - 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 Psygnosis, Extinction Level Event, Infinity², Weedcraft, Hath & Venefixion.

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Posted: 24.12.2015 by Nefarious | Comments (2)

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Eluveitie - Tapper, Tallinn, Estonia, 06.12.2015

Over the years I've learned to exercise caution about folk metal. Some of it is bland as hell, a lot of it sounds like all the rest, and sometimes the gigs suck big time amongst the carousing attitude and atmosphere the bands try to uphold, failing miserably in their drunken disrespect of the audience (yes, Finntroll, I'm pointing at you). All I knew this time is that it felt like folk metal Sunday.

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Posted: 21.12.2015 by Ivor | Comments (1)