09:01 - Apothecary Everything in Enslaved's discog is pretty engaging and high quality if you ask me, they're remarkably consistent. Only one of their full lengths has below an 8 on here, and even then it's a 7.9. That says a lot
08:56 - Stereolab42 The lower-rated Enslaved albums are lower-rated for a reason. Blech. They have crazy-good highs and boring-ass, sleep-inducing lows.
07:27 - Apothecary I might prefer only AOE to Monumension, but I've been listening to the latter a lot over this past weekend, and I'm thinking that may change pretty soon
Greek black metal masters Zemial will tour North America for their first time ever since their inception in 1989 and tagged Brooklyn's raw black metal band Throaat as their tour support. According to the band, they will be playing their 2013 highly-esteemed progressive black metal masterpiece Nykta in its entirety, as well as some other fan favorites.
After five consecutive SOLD OUT events, the organizers are gearing up for Round 6 of 70000 Tons Of Metal. The self-proclaimed "World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise" will sail on Thursday, February 4, 2016 from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale near Miami, FL and will not return to the real world until Monday, February 8, 2016.
Norway's Blastfest made a special announcement a few months back that it will be celebrating its national metal scene by boasting a 100% Norwegian lineup and having already announced acts such as Abbath, Green Carnation, Ihsahn, Ancient and Gorgoroth, the festival has now announced another wave of bands that will be appearing at the festival in February 2016.
Metal United Down Under (MUDU), an ambitious project which aims to give Australian artists another avenue for exposure and raise further international awareness for Australian metal, went off without a hitch in 2014.
Voting on our 10th Anniversary Awards has closed and we would like to thank everyone who participated. It surely was a trip down memory lane for some and equally interesting to see which band won their respective category over the last 10 years.
It's that time of the year … the annual Metal Storm Awards are upon us.
In order to lead-in to the 2014 award, we thought we'd first look back and present you the option to help determine the best of the first 10 years. We've taken the winners you the readers picked and decided to pit them each against one another to determine the genre winners for the past decade.
May we present The 10th Anniversary Metal Storm Awards.