Einherjer - Av Oss, For Oss
Review by R'Vannith
As it turns out, Norrøn was merely a stepping stone in Einherjer's return. The Viking beats are back in full form in Av Oss, For Oss.


Bastard Sapling - Instinct Is Forever
Review by R'Vannith
Black metal finds an auspiciously vicious delivery in Instinct Is Forever. While the aggressions and subtle allure are typically developed for the genre, they do seem to come instinctively to Bastard Sapling, their sound benefiting from an underlying element at the roots.


Horncrowned - Defanatus (Diabolus Adventus)
Review by Windrider
One can explore quite a lot when discovering the non-european black metal scenes. Historically, the most important and still the biggest scene overseas can be found in South America. Bands like Sarcófago filled in the small gap between the first and second wave in Scandinavia. However, today's discussion topic hails from Bogotá, Colombia and has the pleasant name Horncrowned. They have been around since 2001 and released four full-length albums so far, the fourth one being rated today here live and uncut, entitled Defanatus (Diabolus Adventus).


Cowards - Rise To Infamy
Review by Ilham
Incipit in media fucking res.


Reasons Behind - The Alpha Memory
Review by Jason W.
Reasons Behind waste no time in undertaking an ambitious concept album with their debut, The Alpha Memory. Guitar-driven symphonic metal that is full of exuberant keyboard and piano melodies and plenty of unique and memorable vocal passages, Reasons Behind give the listener an emotional journey into the mind of a woman living with one of the greatest conditions of the mind, that of Alzheimer's.


Sedna - Sedna
Review by Apothecary
In need of an album to prove to all the Gorgoroth and "one trve Mayhem" worshipers that black metal today is anything but confined to Satanic and dark themes? Sedna have got you covered.


Ghost Brigade - IV - One With The Storm
Review by R'Vannith
For three records the Finnish band Ghost Brigade have provided a unique example of melodic death metal progression. Basing their studio efforts well beyond generic limits and engaging the structures and tones of post-metal, they continue to issue their original and outlying style in IV: One With The Storm, but to a similar result as any of their prior releases.


Kolony - Sledge
Review by Doc Godin
Have you ever listened to one of those albums where it's quite clear one member of the band gives significantly less shits than everyone else around him/her? That's Kolony's Sledge in a nutshell.


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70000 Tons Of Metal 2015

USA, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Liberty Of The Seas)
22-26 January 2015

Blind Guardian
Arch Enemy
Staff pick
Anaal Nathrakh - Desideratum
Industrial Black Metal/Grindcore

Due to violent content, parental discretion is advised.

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Necrowretch - New Album In February, Cover Art Unveiled 29.12

The French act Necrowretch is bringing you some more filthy death metal next year. In fact, they just announced that they will release their second album on February 16th via Century Media Records. The opus is called With Serpents Scourge and according to the band, you can start preparing yourself for some horrible doom! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Reactor - Writing New Material 29.12

The four-piece stoner rock outfit Reactor from Finland is currently writing new material for their second album due in 2015. Reactor released their debut Gravity back in 2011. (by Cynic Metalhead)   Read more ››
Armageddon - Vocalist Leaves, Seeking Replacement 29.12

Armageddon have some unfortunate news. Due to personal reasons, their singer Matt Hallquist has been forced to step down from the role as lead vocalist. The Swedish metallers thank Matt for his time and commitment to the band. This means they are once again searching for a singer. Armageddon are looking for a growler/screamer with great stage presence to tour with them starting next year. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Accept - Guitarist And Drummer Leave The Band 28.12

Guitarist Herman Frank and drummer Stefan Schwarzmann decided to leave heavy metallers Accept to pursue the new act they have established with Schmier of Destruction named Panzer (GER). According to the band, there is no bad blood between them and they remain friends. For now, Accept haven't announced replacements yet. (by Csabi)   Read more ››
Ghost B.C. - New Album In The Works 28.12

After releasing their latest album Infestissumam back in 2013 as well as the covers EP If You Have Ghost, it's time for Ghost B.C. to work on new material again. The Swedish entity recently released an update confirming that they are preparing a new record that should come out next year. Let the anticipation begin... (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Goatwhore, Dying Fetus and support in Toulouse, 25/11/2014 13.12

As soon as the Toulouse date of this tour was announced, I knew I had to come. Goatwhore coming here? Hell yeah!!! (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
Mars Red Sky + Year Of No Light in Toulouse 09.12

Let's face it: they didn't bring any Bordeaux wine with them... (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
Voting Abuse, MS, and YOU! 06.12

So you want to be a Stormtrooper and check peoples darkest habits in an effort to report Votecriminals to your local Moderator? Here are some thoughts on the scoring system and tips on tracking down Votecriminals. (by Xnoybis)   Read more ››
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SpellBlast - Horns Of Silence (2007)

SpellBlast are a folk influenced power metal band hailing from Italy and formed in 1999, but only released their first demo "Ray Of Time" in 2004, which received quite a fair reception selling 500 copies. Now in early 2007 the band has signed to Metal Crusade Records and has now unleashed their first full-length album "Horns Of Silence" onto the world to show us what they are made of. The album grabs our attention with the first track "In The Name Of Odin" with a flurry... (by Baz Anderson)   Read more ››

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Before Cloudkicker, Ben Sharp was already making music, which can be found here.

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