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23.02 Alcest - Announce 'Les Chants De L'Aurore' Full Length
French blackgaze veterans Alcest have revealed details regarding their upcoming eighth studio album. Dubbed Les Chants De l'Aurore, it is ready to be released on the 21st of June, 2024 via Nuclear Blast Records. Read more
Articles

Shattering Xpectations: Xentrix Live In Reading
by omne metallum | 21.02
The unsung heroes of the British thrash scene were among the first bands to entertain omne metallum live in 2024, with an electric set containing a full rendition of their debut record, Shattered Existence.
Wait A Minute! This Isn't Metal! - January 2024
by RaduP, musclassia, X-Ray Rod, nikarg | 11.02
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. 14 Issue #1 - Awesome New Demos and EPs
by nikarg, musclassia, Nejde, Netzach, Starvynth | 05.02
Clandestine Cuts are the best demos and EPs from the metal underground. This issue features music from Spectral Sorcery, Chaldea, Royal Graves, Doze, Torsion, and Mal Doror.
Abattoir's Concert Hunt - Laibach (19.01.2024)
by Abattoir | 01.02
The legendary Slovene music group Laibach's premiere appearance in our town.
Splitting Hairs / Hearing Splits (Jul-Dec 2023)
by RaduP, nikarg, musclassia, Starvynth | 28.01
We regularly review full lengths, collaborations, sometimes even live albums. EPs and demos often get love in our Clandestine Cuts series. Heck, we even review a bunch of stuff that isn't metal. But when was the last time you saw a review of a split album? Exactly! We are here to make up for that!
Staff pick

Solbrud - IIII

With IIII (and not IV, for a reason), Solbrud have delivered a musical opus of epic proportions, a work of art based on the four elements of nature, with a magnificent cover art that expresses the individuality of each of the four parts of the album. Each band member individually composed the tracks featured in each vinyl side, yet the flow and the cohesion of IIII is exceptional. This is a musical journey that is breathtaking when it is thunderous and intense, and mesmerizing when it gets emotional and reflective. A unique blend of moods, melodies, and atmospheres, all brought together for a 94-minute experience that can only be defined as cathartic.
Picked by: nikarg
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