16:21 - mz what makes MS so great is the presence of Mahdi. Make MS Great Again
16:19 - Nimlot Spirit of Metal is like a rolling black metal logo?
15:58 - Karlabos I joined MA and Spirit Of Metal. MA has a good recommendation subforum, I'll give them that. But on the other hand there's not much more than that... Spirit of Metal is like this [link] so...
14:55 - Apothecary I can guarantee you that I would not know at least 75% of the metal bands that I do today had it not been for this site
14:54 - Apothecary We care about giving those who are just starting out and getting going their time of day and the exposure they deserve. It isn't JUST MS that does this, but we do seem to be where that attitude is strongest
14:54 - Apothecary What makes Metal Storm so great, and what has kept me around here, is that we focus on the metal scene AS IT IS EMERGING. We don't just care about pimping bands that are already well established and that people know about already
14:10 - Kuroboshi Me one of them. Proud (mostly) lurker since 10 years back. Mostly too busy with regular life to have time to review etc.
Come June 3rd, Relapse Records will release the new album from Cough. But before that, the American doom metal quartet just released the second song "Dead Among The Roses" from their upcoming studio album Still They Pray for streaming. Check out the 11 minutes long song here now for some more Cough.
If you are an Opeth fan, you probably remember their first live DVD, 2003's Lamentations. Well, now the set is being released for the first time on triple heavyweight 180g vinyl via Music For Nations. The legendary live album, originally recorded at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on September 25th, 2003 features Damnation performed in full along with a selection of tracks from Blackwater Park and Deliverance.
More battles in court! Prospect Park Records has thrown a punch. Five Finger Death Punch are being sued by the label claiming that they failed to record a greatest hits album and a new record, according to Courthouse News Service. A record producer claims, among other things, that three members of the band are "shamelessly attempting to cash in before the anticipated downfall of their addicted bandmate."
Wolves In The Throne Room have shared some good news! After a quiet few years, spent at home building out their studio and writing a new record, the band is now ready to return to the stage. They have announced a Fall 2016 Tour. For now, they are touring the Eastern U.S. and Canada, an area they haven't toured in 5 years. Moreover, this year the duo celebrates the 10-year anniversary of Diadem Of 12 Stars and will reissue the record. Out of print physically for many years, they remastered the audio with Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service and re-scanned all photography from original negatives.
Finnish extreme power metal idols Eternal Tears Of Sorrow are finally venturing outside of Europe and will play their first shows abroad in Japan. For now, they have booked two Japanese shows: in Osaka and Tokyo. The band's latest album came out three years ago, Saivon Lapsi and they haven't been very active lately.
Progressive death metal masters Fallujah have released a video clip for the track "Abandon". This new song comes from their upcoming third full-length album, Dreamless, which will be released this week, on April 29th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The clip was shot and directed by Robert Graves (The Black Dahlia Murder, Abysmal Dawn) and gives you another taste of the music you will find in Dreamless. Dive in!
Metal Blade Records just announced the worldwide signing of Swedish heavy metallers Trial. After the acclaimed Vessel album (2015), the band's popularity continued to grow, and it wasn't long before Metal Blade Records signed the band. With plans to re-invent themselves once again, Trial's upcoming debut for the label promises to be another step forward in their career.
After announcing their new album Heading Below, the Polish death metal bringers Ulcer are now streaming a brand new song from it. It is called "Down Below". Heading Below is scheduled for release on May 25th, 2016 on Arachnophobia Records. If you are interested, you can pre-order the record at this location.
Delain are celebrating their tenth anniversary this year by playing a live extensive show aptly named A Decade of Delain; Paradiso Birthday Bash which is taking place at the Paradiso venue in Amsterdam on December 10th, 2016. They have also started a crowd funding campaign to fund a live recording of the event for posterity. Special guests and a spectacular stage set have been promised by the band.
Periphery brings good tidings! American fans will be pleased to hear that they have just announced the Sonic Unrest Tour along with SikTh, Chon, and Toothgrinder. The dates and locations are available below. More importantly, they have also announced that the name of their next release will be Periphery III: Select Difficulty and will be released on the 22nd of July this year!
It's happening! London progressive/death metal act Akercocke rise from the dead. They broke up in 2012, and after 4 years, they now come back with new music to offer. The group is active again and has launched some official band pages. The other good news is that they are working on their new and sixth album, Renaissance In Extremis, following 2007's Antichrist. You can hear their new song "Inner Sanctum" here.
Megadeth have been busy touring in support of their newest album, Dystopia, released this year. Now, they unleash a 360º view of the band performing "Poisonous Shadows" for their Virtual Reality experience for Dystopia, offering viewers the chance to watch the live performance from different perspectives. Check it out below.
Scandinavia! Are you ready to be blessed? German power metallers Powerwolf have announced that they are going to preach in Scandinavian clubs for the very first time, and will be accompanied by Swedish power metal band Civil War. The tour kicks off this fall.
Following their dissolution in 2014, and seemingly final death-throes of last year, a ritualistic reanimation of Witchrist will be presented at Valhalla this June. Their first live appearance in 4 years and first ever in Wellington, New Zealand has been announced. In other news, the compositions for the final Witchrist album are coming to fruition, as well as preparations for their imminent live return. The band's return will happen on Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at Valhalla, in Wellington with Trepanation, Ritual Abuse and Endless Stench.
Latvian gothic/doom metallers Heaven Grey will bring us a new album titled Manuscriptum on the 29th of May, 2016 on Via Nocturna. More news coming soon; stay tuned. In the meantime, you can hear the beautiful new song ''Insomnia'' below and check out all the album details.