Wolfheart - Shadow World
Review by Demonic Tutor
Lahti, Finland. The bay is quiet in winter. The cold seas echo the bluest of skies. Beneath it all lies the shadow world. Ready to explode, waiting to overthrow its masters. Setting the upper world aflame, for it deserves it. Wolfheart is the latest of Tuomas Saukkonen's bands, having previously disbanded Before The Dawn, Dawn Of Solace, Black Sun Aeon, and RoutaSielu. The guy has always been busy but consistent in his approach to majestic and...


Skepticism - Ordeal
Review by Apothecary
How does a band that pioneered a particular style still stay relevant within said style multiple decades down the road?


Gnaw Their Tongues - Abyss Of Longing Throats
Review by Mr. Doctor
Gnaw Their Tongues has always been my favorite project by the well-known sonic terrorist that is Mories. Reasons are plenty: The overall cinematographic aspect of his compositions; The structures that remain invisible at first but take form the more you listen to the numerous releases; The perfect marriage of black metal, noise, drone, ambient and other nightmarish influences. It's simply put, his most well-rounded project.


Stormhammer - Echoes Of A Lost Paradise
Review by Belegûr
A German power metal band with the name Stormhammer, what could possibly go wrong? The Germans aren't lacking for amazing power metal, but sadly bands like Stormhammer make up the second or third-string acts that never leave the stages of mediocrity. Echoes Of A Lost Paradise is a fantastic example of subpar and forgettable power metal.


Death Dealer - Hallowed Ground
Review by Belegûr
Hallowed Ground is a very surprising album; it manages to be completely forgettable and average despite being made by one of the best lineups a US power metal could ever hope to have.


Kingcrow - Eidos
Review by Demonic Tutor
Will you look at that album cover? Now that this got your attention, you can still be blown away by their music. Indeed, let's get right to it, the Italian prog musicians of Kingcrow are back with Eidos, and it is a gem of an album. In case you never heard of them, their influences include bands like Leprous, Pain Of Salvation, Porcupine Tree, Riverside, Threshold, Rush and Dream Theater. Those are not bad references to have. Kingcrow started...


Vorum - Current Mouth [EP]
Review by wormdrink414
According to Wikipedia, one-dimensional space, "in physics and mathematics, [is] a sequence of n numbers [that] can be understood as a location in n-dimensional space. When n = 1, the set of all such locations is called a one-dimensional space." I know what this means and Vorum's Current Mouth is definitely not one-dimensional.


Gloryhammer - Space 1992: Rise Of The Chaos Wizards
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Gloryhammer is that all-too-rare band that embodies everything tiresome, juvenile, cliché, and hopelessly stupid about a genre and somehow manages to make it sound fresh and exciting - or at least extremely fun. Such an earnest overstuffing of cheese makes it hard to read them sometimes, as Tales From The Kingdom Of Fife demonstrated. Yet for Gloryhammer, this mission of dragons, wizards, undead unicorns… space goblins… hoots… what's a Questlord of Inverness? Well, anyway, it's a celebration of power metal, even a vaguely-messianic fulfillment, rather than a condemnation of its bloated excess.


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04-08 February 2016

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DinUmbră - Streaming New Album In Full 05.10

Romanian metallers DinUmbră are pleased to stream their upcoming new studio album, Soul Of A Galaxy, in its entirety. This will be their second full-length after their self-titled debut twelve years ago and two EP's. New album is available for streaming at this location. (by RaduP)   Read more ››
Joel Hoekstra's 13 - Premiere New Video 05.10

We already informed you about Joel Hoekstra's 13 new solo album, Dying To Live, which will be available via Frontiers Music SRL on October 16th. Now it s time to share a brand new official video for the song "Scream", now available for streaming through the YouTube player down under. Check it out! (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Operation: Mindcrime - Announce European Tour 05.10

Operation: Mindcrime, the band led by singer Geoff Tate, announce that they will embark on a European headlining tour this coming November/December. Seattle-based progressive metallers will be touring in support of their latest new album, The Key, out in stores from September 18th via Frontiers Music Srl. Check out the list of confirmed tour dates down below. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Scorpion Child - To Release New Single 05.10

Texas-based classic rockers Scorpion Child have announced to release a brand-new single on 7" vinyl/digital download on November 6th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The single will contain the new track, "She Sings, I Kill", as well as another new song, "(Enter The) Twilight Coven", which will be a B-Side that is exclusive to this single. Both tracks will mark the first impression of the band's upcoming, second studio album, which is tentatively scheduled for an early 2016 release. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Varg - New Video Online 04.10

German metallers Varg, who recently signed with Napalm Records, are presenting a brand new video for the track "Rotkäppchen" , which can now be seen below. This new version of the track will appear on the Varg's upcoming EP with the same title. Expect the album to hit stores on the 9th of October, 2015. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
God Is An Astronaut - Tapper, Tallinn, Estonia, 14.09.2015 25.09

So the cow went to the sauna, and this is what happened. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
Progventure Part 10: Night Of The Prog X, Loreley, Germany, 17-19.07.2015 18.08

On the mesmerizing banks of the river Rhein, on the top of a huge rock called Loreley, Night of the Prog celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. For the first time it spanned three days over the weekend bringing listeners 21 bands in total. Too few, you say? Given only one stage, it's more like 21 individual full concerts in a row - a speciality of the event that is becoming a must-visit summer festival for anyone into prog. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
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Marduk - Rom 5:12 (2007)

Holy shit this is the best Black Metal album this year!!! I don't even want to hear anything else I don't need it, Dimmu Borgir and Rotting Christ? I don't care about their poor albums, who wants a Naglfar CD when you can play Marduk until the moon turns black; nobody will be able to top this incredible record, come on I want to see any band trying, compared to "Rom 5:12" they'll just sound like amateurs at best. Let's not talk about how "Plague Angel"... (by Herzebeth)   Read more ››

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Secret of the Runes title is written in the Elder Futhark alphabet on the front cover and it is transliterated as: "sekret of þe runes".

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