The Graviators - Motherload
Review by Doc Godin
Here's a real moral dilemma for you: How do you assess an album that's unbelievably derivative, but is absolutely cram-packed with such juicy-ass riffs? On one hand, I want to scoff at a band as un-fresh as The Graviators, but God damn, they do what they do so freakin' well.


Snailking - Storm
Review by R'Vannith
All things considered from a human's perspective, a snail is a pretty vulnerable little creature. Not Snailking though. They have a vice-versa kind of deal going on in their full-length debut. The snail is the listener, and the bottom of a heavily flattening boot is this band's low-end and bass burgeoning delivery of doom. It's not an ideal situation for any snail, as Snailking remorselessly reigns here.


Hemina - Nebulae
Review by Introspekrieg
"Love is a friendship set to music."


Earthship - Withered
Review by tea[m]ster
Former The Ocean drummer Jan Oberg and his neat little band from Berlin, Germany, Earthship, have exploded onto the sludge/stoner landscape with their third release, Withered - a short but substantial 30-minute piece of music that's broken down to 10 archaic and bludgeoning riff clinics. The tunes are catchy, likable, and most of all, heavy.


Warhound - Next Level
Review by Doc Godin
Metal and hip hop? Being a fan of both, I can honestly say it's usually a remedy for embarrassing disaster, or something to listen to with that overt irony (see: Limp Bizkit). Props to Warhound for beating down the skeptics.


Earth - Primitive And Deadly
Review by Apothecary
Earth require little introduction for fans of drone. Their debut album has become so legendary in the scene that even Stephen O'Malley (a legend in his own right) was inspired to start a project named after one of its tracks. However, the band demonstrated soon after that they were never content to sit in this one style, and have been consistently reinventing themselves ever since. 2014's Primitive And Deadly only continues this trend, further proving that Earth aren't running out of the tricks in their hat anytime soon.


Angrepp - Libido
Review by Doc Godin
Ahhh, black metal and punk, when that combo is done right, it's like tasting Oreos for the first time all over again. Crunchy, yet sweetly addictive.


Trioscapes - Digital Dream Sequence
Review by Apothecary
When can a band you really don't care for yield one that you do? Why, when the band in question has a member who forms another band that's overall better and more enjoyable, of course. Enter the case of Dan Briggs' Trioscapes.


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Al Atkins - Releasing New Album, Sample Online 03.09

Atkins May Project, the band featuring original Judas Priest singer Al Atkins and guitarist Paul May, will release its third album, Empire Of Destruction, on September 29th via Gonzo Multimedia. You can check out the album sampler here below to get a taste of the material. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Wolvhammer - Confirm U.S. Tour With Mortals 03.09

Wolvhammer released the new album Clawing Into Black Sun this year and they will be showcasing it in North America. The band just announced dates for the first leg of the Desanctifying North America Tour and fellow American sludge metallers Mortals are accompanying them. There are a ton of other dates in the works over the next few months. For now, check out the U.S. dates. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Devin Townsend - 'Z2' Details And Special Royal Albert Hall Show 02.09

Devin Townsend has officially announced the release of the long-awaited new double-album Z2 on the 27th of October 2014 in Europe and 28th of October in the US via Inside Out Music. The Z2 project will also see him play a landmark show at London's legendary Royal Albert Hall on April 13th, 2015. After this album cycle, Devin will take some time off. So, you better make the best of it, lucky animals. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Faith No More - To Release New Album 02.09

It's now official: Faith No More are releasing a new album! After hinting that they were getting creative, bassist Bill Gould told Rolling Stone that the alternative metal giants are set to release their seventh album, their first in 18 years, in April 2015. So, Faith No More are making a new record to follow Album Of The Year. In fact, they are recording it already. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Cult Of Fire - New EP Details Unveiled 02.09

Czech black metallers Cult Of Fire will release their 4th studio output entitled Čtvrtá Symfonie Ohně (The Fourth Symphony of Fire) on the 8th of December 2014. According to the band, It was originally planned to be released after Triumvirát, but since the fascination with India was so strong, everything else was put aside. Take a look at the album artwork here. (by Alien1988)   Read more ››
Progventure Part 9: Green Carnation - Another Night Under The Dam, Åseral, Norway, 31.07.2014 01.09

It seems that my Progventure prog searching trips are not only a convenient excuse to travel new places, or more often the only way of seeing bands I like I wouldn't otherwise get to see, but in some cases they are turning out to be events of a fairly unique kind. Another Night Under the Dam - the Green Carnation reunion show at the Åseral dam number 3 in Norway was unique in more ways than one. And it most definitely was special. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2014 - Denver, CO - 13 Jul 2014 29.07

The annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival! Great variety of bands, I always have a blast, it's always fun, the weather is always way too hot and this year's event was almost no exception. Yes, almost no exception; the timing of the festival couldn't be worse and the decision to split the Colorado show into two events didn't help the cause neither. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
Amaranthe - American Beauty Car Show, Haapsalu Episcopal Castle, Haapsalu, Estonia, 19.07.2014 28.07

Haapsalu is a small and beautiful Estonian resort town by the sea. Each July its quiet is disturbed by an invasion of owners and admirers of the American car industry. Shining cars, roaring engines, burning rubber, cruising, and a drag race on the airfield strip - American Beauty Car Show has got it all. If you're into all that, it's the place to be. Naturally, this also calls for musical entertainment of varied sorts, which somehow managed to grab my attention for the first time with only one name - Amaranthe. Just because I happen to like them. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
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E-Force - Modified Poison (2008)

Even if I think that we're living a real Thrash Metal revival, it's not so easy to find a lot of good Thrash Metal albums nowadays. Though we have the luck in France to have one Canadian dude who perfectly knows what Thrash Metal is. His name is Eric Forest and you probably already know him for his work with E-Force, Project Falling Flesh and of course, Voivod. "Modified Poison" is the second album of E-Force and if "Evil Force" (their first release) was a great album,... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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