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Every Time I Die - Announce Disbandment - news image Every Time I Die - Announce Disbandment 19.01
A little over a month after singer Keith Buckley said he was taking time from the band due to mental health issues and that he felt "ostracized" from the group, Every Time I Die now announce that they won't continue as a band without Keith. Below you can read a statement from guitarist Jordan Buckley.

Wait A Minute! This Isn't Metal! - December 2021
by RaduP, musclassia, X-Ray Rod | 15.01
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. 11 Issue #12 - Awesome New Demos and EPs
by nikarg, RaduP, musclassia, Starvynth | 09.01
Clandestine Cuts are the best demos and EPs from the metal underground. This issue features music from Grief Symposium, Boarhammer, Éphémère, The Craton, Erroneous, and Dionysiaque.
Getting Into: King Crimson (Main Entrance)
by Netzach | 02.01
Enter the court. Stay for a while. Stay forever.
Getting Into: Negură Bunget (2011-2021)
by RaduP | 25.12
And the first gift was silence.
Getting Into: Power Metal: Part IV
by ScreamingSteelUS | 19.12
You might have thought that there would be only three parts to this series, but nay: legends tell of another. The fantastical warriors of epic justice and might have one last song to sing before they fade away into the mists of time, so gather ye 'round the hearth once more and I shall prove to you the undying might of Power Metal.
Staff pick

Budgie - Never Turn Your Back On A Friend

Budgie's Burke Shelley died this week, which prompted some re-evaluation of their catalogue from my side. The Welsh band are probably most well known for Shelley's androgynous vocals, and for being covered by Metallica (this picked album containing "Breadfan", the most well-known case). But Budgie, while still sitting between the hard rock and heavy metal borders from the early 70s, were pretty much the original power trio, with Shelley being as creative of a bass player as he was a distinguishable vocalist. While drummer Ray Phillips and guitarist Tony Bourge deserve just as many accolades, Shelley's star power is undeniable here. And Never Turn Your Back On A Friend is pretty much their peak, equal parts prog tinged and thunderous, introspective and loud.

R.I.P. Burke Shelley (1950-2022)
Picked by: RaduP
Thumbs up: nikarg, Dream Taster
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