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10.06 Course Of Fate - Releasing Sophomore Album In August
On August 25th, 2023, Norwegian prog metallers Course Of Fate will release their sophomore full length effort dubbed Somnium. The follow-up to 2020 debut Mindweaver was mixed and mastered by Arnold Lindberg at Sound Industry GTB AB. Other details available below. Read more

Wait A Minute! This Isn't Metal! - May 2023
by RaduP, musclassia, nikarg | 09.06
We here at Metal Storm pride ourselves in the metal that we live and breathe, and most importantly, write about. But there's a whole world out there aside from Satan-worshiping black metal and dragon-slaying power metal. Here's what we checked out this month.
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 13 Issue #5 - Awesome New Demos and EPs
by nikarg, Netzach, musclassia, RaduP, Starvynth, Abattoir | 04.06
Clandestine Cuts are the best demos and EPs from the metal underground. This issue features music from Unohdus, Gorgon’s Slave, Iron Buddha, BENT, Strapats, and Edelweiss.
Of Image and Images
by Ivor | 29.05
I was going to cover Lordi, Babymetal, and Sabaton concert only in photos and had zero plans for writing about it. However, the way subsequent events unfolded prompted me not only to put my thoughts into words in the following essay but also mainly to focus on the importance of image, and especially on the importance of an image to the image.
Incineration Festival 2023
by omne metallum | 24.05
As the Coronation passes, London returns to its usual state, that is, as the epicenter of metal.
Roadburn 2023
by RaduP, X-Ray Rod, NastyHero | 21.05
Hello, fellow Metalstormers! Now that the dust has settled from our minds, we can finally share our Roadburn experience with you! We hope that this testimony will inspire you to check out one of the finest music festivals Europe has to offer, or if you also attended, feel free to add your own experiences!
Staff pick

Avenged Sevenfold - Life Is But A Dream...

Leave any expectations you have from Avenged Sevenfold at the door, because Life Is Just A Dream… is pushing the band’s boundaries so much that it cannot be anything but divisive. It is one of the most ambitious and surprising albums of the year, and it is impressive how over-the-top it gets, regarding music genres blending together. To claim that its influences are broad would be an understatement; Mr. Bungle, Alice In Chains, Frank Zappa, System Of A Down, Pink Floyd, Dream Theater, Daft Punk, Faith No More, Frank Sinatra, Nine Inch Nails, Rush… there is no end to the list. This is an alternative metal act going progressive, avantgarde, pop, experimental, and, quite frankly, batshit crazy. Being a Jack of all trades is one thing, but also being a master of almost all of them, like Avenged Sevenfold are on this album… well, that deserves respect and applause. And taking the risk to scare away the fanbase in favour of evolution and growth deserves all the praise in the world.
Picked by: nikarg
Thumbs up: Nejde, RaduP
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