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Metal Storm - Design Update

Hi all!

It's been a while since Metal Storm had a proper update. A lot of layouts were rather outdated and it looked terrible on mobile devices.

I started working on a redesign over a year ago, but due to chronic lack of time and Metal Storm's insane amount of pages, the progress was very slow. Now, while not every page has been redesigned, I feel it's ready for release - I certainly wouldn't want to drag it for another year. The remaining pages can then slowly follow as I complete them.

The biggest improvements are centered around responsive layout, which should now scale nicely all the way down to smartphones. A lot of layouts, some sections and functionalities have been updated, most notably the front page and private messaging. My biggest efforts were directed at the most vital parts of the site, like band pages, the forum and publications.

Due to the increased image sizes, many old album and band images wil appear stretched - please replace them with new ones, they will be saved in higher resolution. I will also work on automatically updating gallery thumbnails, which used to be very small and now will look stretched as well.

Please report any broken layouts and bugs here. Though make sure you clear your browser cache before you complain

Happy New Year!

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Posted: 14.01.2017 by Ivan | Comments (157)


Netra - Return With New Track And New Album Details

On March 9th the third full-length album Ingrats (French for "ungrateful ones"), by one-man project Netra, will see its release on Hypnotic Dirge Records. Until then, the band's released "Everything's Fine", the second track on the album. It is almost 6-minutes long and you can stream it over here.

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Posted: Today by Paz | Comments (0)


Obituary - Premiere New Track

Shortly after revealing their new album, Florida death metal legends Obituary have shared the first single off their forthcoming, self-titled full-length. Watch the motion graphics accompanying "Sentence Day" that compiles live and fan photos from the band's most recent world tour below. It's just the start.

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Source: label.relapse.com
Band profile: Obituary
Posted: Today by Dominus | Comments (1)


Benighted - Debut Music Video

A new bloody video from Benighted? That's right! Today you can watch a gore and guts filled video based on the track "Reptilian", which has been taken from their forthcoming album Necrobreed, out February 17th on Season of Mist. The French brutal death metallers have also added a European headlining tour joined by label mates Wormed as well as Unfathomable Ruination and Omophagia.

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Posted: Today by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Steve Grimmett - Has Leg Amputated

Vocalist Steve Grimmett, of Grim Reaper and Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper, had part of his right leg amputated after an aggressive infection spread from his toes to his knee. The terrible news was shared by his wife, who has been updating on his condition. The singer had been at an increased risk of infection in his limb since was he taken ill at Saturday night's (January 14th) concert in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

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Marche Funèbre - Share Teaser Online

Now that we know Marche Funèbre is preparing to release a new album, it's time for some visuals and audio. The death/doom metal group has shared a teaser, and you can watch it on the YouTube player available below. These are the first sounds off of Into The Arms Of Darkness.

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Tome Of The Unreplenished - Entire New Album Available Online

Cosmoprism: The Theurgy - Act I, the new record by Cyprus black metal quartet Tome Of The Unreplenished, is currently streaming at this location. The album comes in a 4-panel digisleeve CD and will be released on February 3rd, 2017 through I, Voidhanger Records. But you can already stream the album in full.

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Wintersun - Reveal New Album Tracklist And Concept

Recently, the Finnish metallers Wintersun unveiled the title of their third studio album, The Forest Seasons, that will see the light of day in 2017 via Nuclear Blast. The new release will be a full-length album of 53 minutes featuring a brand new concept that band leader and mastermind Jari Mäenpää now reveals, together with the complete tracklist. It looks like it's actually happening. Check it out below.

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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Wintersun
Posted: 18.01.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (22)


Xandria - Premiere New Video

As you might know, symphonic metal act Xandria are releasing a new album this month called Theater Of Dimensions. In fact, the opus is dropping via Napalm Records on January 27th. Their newest video for "Call Of Destiny" is now available! Take a look at the images shot with AVA-studios and listen to the first single of the album!

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Source: xandria.de
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Posted: 18.01.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (3)


Wolves In The Throne Room - Tour Guitarist Becomes Full Member

American black metal duo Wolves In The Throne Room just announced that long time live guitarist Kody Keyworth just became a full member of the family. He has been touring with the band since 2010. They also announced their ambient side project Drow Elixir.

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Band profile: Wolves In The Throne Room
Posted: 18.01.2017 by Bad English | Comments (6)


Vallenfyre - To Release New Album

Death/doom outfit Vallenfyre have returned to GodCity studio in a frozen Salem, MA to record the follow up to their second album, Splinters (2014). The new album will be entitled Fear Those Who Fear Him and sees the band recording as a three piece for the first time.

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Posted: 18.01.2017 by Dominus | Comments (0)


Woe - Announce New Release, Stream Track

Woe are about to bring more quality metal with their new album. Apart from revealing all the details about Hope Attrition, the band has also released an audio appetizer. You can listen to "No Blood Has Honor" here as of now, which is the first single to surface from the record. Get your USBM metal fix now.

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Band profile: Woe
Posted: 18.01.2017 by Paz | Comments (0)


Lorn - 'Arrayed Claws' Streaming In Its Entirety

Arrayed Claws is the title of black metallers Lorn's new record, which you can now hear in full online. You can satisfy your curiosity before its worldwide release on February 3rd, 2017 via I, Voidhanger Records. The album offers 5 new tracks recorded. Listen to it on Bandcamp. How do you like the follow-up to Subconscious Metamorphosis?

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Band profile: Lorn
Posted: 18.01.2017 by Paz | Comments (0)


Power Trip - New Track Streaming Online

Do you want to hear more material from Nightmare Logic, Power Trip's new album? Of course you do. And that is about to happen because the thrash metallers just unleashed another new tune called "Executioner's Tax (Swing Of The Axe)". The band's forthcoming second full-length is set for official detonation via Southern Lord Recordings on February 24th.

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Band profile: Power Trip
Posted: 17.01.2017 by Paz | Comments (1)


Fen - New Album Detailed

Fen have a new album ready to be released. Titled Winter, this is the UK black metal band's fifth studio album and Code666 Records will release it on March 17th, 2017. Winter was produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano and will be available in CD, double black vinyl limited to 300 copies, and digital formats. Find out more about the new songs below and check out the album cover.

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Posted: 17.01.2017 by Paz | Comments (4)