Tristana - Virtual Crime
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
First off, this is not Tristania, the beloved Norwegian gothic band. It's also not Tristana, the 1970 Luis Buñuel film. I know, that's what I thought, too. This is Tristana, the reportedly reputable Slovakian hard rock/alternative metal band. Not to start this off on the wrong foot or anything, but I suspect that your time would be better spent pursuing one of the former two.


Maruta - Remain Dystopian
Review by Mr. Doctor
The reason I suck at reviewing albums isn't (only) because I'm goddamn lazy. It's because albums like Remain Dystopian leave me speechless.


Motörhead - Bad Magic
Review by D.T. Metal
Motörhead - no introduction needed. The band has been around longer than most people who will read this review have been alive. And with Bad Magic, the 22nd Long Player in their massive discography, they once again proved why they have been around for that long.


Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud
Review by Demonic Tutor
Amorphis is one of the sure values coming out of Finland. Everybody knows (or should know) their early history as a melodic death band. 1994's Tales From The Thousand Lakes remains to this day a classic album. These musicians have been together over 10 years with their current lineup. Emblematic singer Tomi Joutsen was the last piece of the puzzle that led them to a trailblazing second career that started in 2005 with the release of Eclipse....


Nile - What Should Not Be Unearthed
Review by Ilham
Oh poor Egypt, you used to shine so bright in the Arab world. Now even Nile cries for you. When they could have used a shoulder to cry on themselves after releasing At The Gate Of Sethu.


Dark Buddha Rising - Inversum
Review by Apothecary
A bell is struck in a silent temple. Black clouds gather over the Himalayas. A yogi lights incense in a forest, isolated. He approaches death, and is ready for the trip.


Lychgate - An Antidote For The Glass Pill
Review by Apothecary
When I heard a few years ago that Greg Chandler, mastermind of the mysterious and psychedelically-tinged Esoteric, had a black metal side band, my curiosity was almost immediately raised. The self titled Lychgate that resulted in 2013, while decent, also felt as though it wasn't reaching the full potential of the parties involved. Now, in 2015, An Antidote For The Glass Pill is changing that.


Ahab - The Boats Of The Glen Carrig
Review by BitterCOld
Don't call it a comeback. They've been crushing us for years. Ahab, now on their IVth album, continue their maritime theme as the masters of nautical funeral doom tell the story of the crew of The Boats Of Glenn Danzig. Sailors, adrift in two life boats, beginning their Long Way Back From Hell, a tale of Blood And Tears as they are attacked by pre-Lovecraftian beasts Not Of This World in an attempt to make it home to London. This is one...


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Thaw - Announce New Release 30.08

Just one year after releasing its latest album, Earth Ground, experimental black metal project Thaw is announcing a new release, named St. Phenome Alley. This, however, won't be a conventional release. The music will be focused on the ambient/improvisation/drone territory. The album, available as a limited tape/digital release, will see the light of day on October 1st via Unquiet Records. You can watch the trailer below. (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
Riverside - Share Third New Album Teaser 30.08

If you expected another teaser for the upcoming Riverside, that is exactly what is happening. The Polish progressive metallers Riverside have showcased only one new song from their new record opting instead to share a series of teasers. Now they just released their third and final teaser for Love, Fear And The Time Machine, called "Time Machine". This name, as expected, comes after the two previous teasers, "Love" and "Fear" released in the past couple of months. (by Kais)   Read more ››
Caligula's Horse - Reveal Full New Album Details 30.08

Recently, Brisbane proggers Caligula's Horse revealed that they would be releasing a new album called Bloom. Well, now the full album details have been unveiled. The cover artwork is quite colorful and according to the band, so is the music. Take a look at the cover below as well as tracklist and more. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Motörhead - Forced To End Show Early In Utah, Cancel Denver Show 30.08

While Motörhead should be celebrating the release of their new album, Bad Magic, things aren't going well for Lemmy of late and in the last few years. After the band was forced to cut short a show in Salt Lake City earlier in the week after the 69 year-old frontman had some breathing problems, they ended up canceling their performance at the Riot Fest for the same reasons. Motörhead played just 4 songs in Salt Lake City, Utah. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Huntress - Pull Out Of Tour With Avatar 30.08

Recently, Huntress' singer Jill Janus revealed that she was diagnosed with uterine cancer and was recovering from a successful surgery at home. Unfortunately, the band will also have to step down from the tour with Avatar, Gemini Syndrome and First Decree. The heavy metallers will not be touring in September due to Jill Janus' healing from uterine cancer surgery. She is now cancer-free but the doctors have ordered one more month to properly heal. However, Huntress will join Motörhead's MotörBoat Cruise. (by Bad English)   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 ››
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 5 Issue #3 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 24.07

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveller of the metal world, rest a while here. Clandestine Cuts are the best demos and EPs from these bands, the heart and soul of metal music. These musicians are slaves to their passions, and their blood keeps the metal machine alive and turning. Support them with a simple listen, and discover the future. This issue features music from Neck Of The Woods, Venom Prison, Shrine Of The Serpent, Concatenatus, Criminology & Geist. (by Nefarious, BloodTears, Ilham, Abattoir, Mr. Doctor)   Read more ››
Hard Rock Laager 2015 - Vana-Vigala, Estonia, 03-04.07.2015 13.07

It's been so long since the last time I was at Hard Rock Laager. It's, to put it bluntly, quite embarrassing. When I looked it up, it turned out that I have skipped 6 editions. It's surprisingly 2 less than I initially thought, though. The reasons have varied from Hellfests to conflicting schedules, as well as the lack of interest for any particular line-up, and laziness. In those skipped editions I only really regret missing Trail Of Tears and I didn't intend to repeat this mistake with Threshold. And being there again, it felt like a homecoming. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
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Shaman - Immortal (2007)

Ricardo Confessori cleaned up the house in 2006, remaining the only active member of Shaman due to "musical differences" with former band mates André Matos, Hugo & Luis Mariutti and Fabio Ribeiro. After posting two studio releases since their previous split from Angra, could the Brazilian scene handle another split? Well, 2007 brought us the answer with a new lineup and a new fantastic album, Immortal. With Léo Mancini filling in on guitars, Fernando Quesada on bass and Thiago... (by Demonic Tutor)   Read more ››

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