Thy Art Is Murder - Holy War
Review by Ilham
Everyone stop reproducing.


Sunset In The 12th House - Mozaic
Review by Apothecary
There can be very little denying that Edmond Karban and Christian Popescu (of Negură Bunget note) have come a long way in developing and perfecting their sound. First masters of atmosphere in Negura, they have since departed, forming the equally (if not more) impressive Dordeduh in 2009. But the ball's not stopping its rolling there, folks. Get ready for Sunset In The 12th House.


Vattnet Viskar - Settler
Review by Apothecary
If there was an award this year for "most ambiguous album cover," it would probably have to go to Vattnet Viskar's Settler. Although the image itself reveals almost nothing about the music within, the image that it recreates has powerful implications of blissful unawareness of a fast approaching doom, somber themes that Vattnet Viskar seem to capture with their heavy and airy sound.


Deathhammer - Evil Power
Review by wormdrink414
It was bumping into tables, repeating anecdotes repeatedly, hitting on old women sloppiness that made Onward To The Pits so memorable.


Damnation Angels - The Valiant Fire
Review by Ag Fox
Damnation Angels defies stereotypes.


High On Fire - Luminiferous
Review by BitterCOld
High On Fire are one of a few select bands in metal, or even in the music industry. Six albums out and none of them suck. Not too many bands you can say that about now, are there? Luminiferous marks their seventh studio release and some highly flammable straw men might have been worried that they'd run out of ideas or Matt Pike's sobriety might fuck up their awesome dynamic… Bitch, please.


Civil War - Gods And Generals
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Civil War is a history buff's dream. Finally, a metal anthem dedicated to Lord Nelson! Someone else in the world dug up the story of the USS Monitor! And who could not but respect the musical memorialization of Oskar Schindler? Sweden's second-favorite library-bound power metal venture never fail to impress - in terms of lyrical content, anyway. Unfortunately, as the saying goes… history repeats itself.


Powerwolf - Blessed & Possessed
Review by Belegûr
"I've put on the last album by mistake." These were my initial thoughts when I started listening to Blessed & Possessed; that is just how similar the opening track, "Blessed & Possessed," is to "Amen & Attack" from the previous album, Preachers Of The Night. Unfortunately this feeling of déjà vu continued throughout the rest of the album.


Staff pick
Metallic Taste Of Blood - Doctoring The Dead
Experimental and noisy

This album is an amalgamation of ambient atmosphere, structure and noise. It's convoluted yet sensible enough not to appear to be completely out to lunch. This is food for the restless mind. If you, like me, enjoyed their début album, this will definitely sit well with you.

Try the album teaser at SoundCloud.

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Iron Maiden - Receive O2 Silver Clef Award 05.07

Iron Maiden are about to release a new album, a double album in fact called The Book Of Souls. Recently, the legendary heavy metal band has also been awarded the prestigious O2 Silver Clef by Nordoff Robbins in recognition of "outstanding contribution to UK music". Previous winners include The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Genesis and Queen. Last year's Silver Clef winner was Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin). Singer Bruce Dickinson, and guitarists Adrian Smith and Janick Gers were in attendance to collect the award. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Napalm Death - Issue Charity Track For Nepal 05.07

Napalm Death have issued a previously unreleased track to raise money for people affected by April's earthquake in Nepal. The Birmingham grinders are showing their solidarity and you can too. If you can, head over here for the donation and you get the exclusive track "Earthwire" as well. The money will go to the charity dZi, which focuses on improving quality of life and reducing poverty in some of the most remote communities in Nepal. A small gesture can go a long way. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Christian Mistress - Premiere Song, New Album In September 05.07

Christian Mistress are about to bring more quality metal with their new album. Apart from revealing all the details about To Your Death, the band has also released an audio appetizer. You can listen to "Open Road" here as of now, which is the first single to surface from the record. Get your heavy metal fix right here. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Perzonal War - New Live Video Online 05.07

After recently releasing their new album, The Last Sunset, German thrash metallers Perzonal War have presented their new video. "Metalizer", the new live performance video from the group at Gernhart Studio, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest studio album which came out on June 23rd via Metalville Records. Get thrashing! (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Feridea - Announce New Singer, Preview New EP 05.07

Finnish gothic/symphonic metal band Feridea has a new frontwoman. Singer Heidi Mankinen and bassist Miika Hänninen left the band. Katra Solopuro from Katra will take over vocal duties. The band also has a new violin player, Heidi Lahtinen. Feridea is about to release a new EP, Into A Dawn, and the preview is available below. See if it is something you might enjoy. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Metal Storm & Review Ratings 03.07

Here we go. Metal Storm & Review Ratings Hi, I'm Troy McClure BitterCOld and you might remember me from such famous behind the MS scenes articles like So You Want To Write A Guest Review For Metal Storm?, About The Metal Storm Awards, About The Metal Storm Awards… Results Edition, and Teenage Lesbian Nurses… In Bondage. I'm back with another installment, Metal Storm & Review Ratings. (by BitterCOld)   Read more ››
Nightwish & Sabaton - Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA - 28 April 2015 26.06

Nightwish,who recently toured in North America with Sabaton and Delain in tow, delivered a flawless performance at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco, CA. (by Susan)   Read more ››
Mono - Kino Siska, Ljubljana, Slovenia - 23.04.2015 22.06

My interest in checking out shows of bands hailing from sub-genres like experimental post-rock, instrumental post-metal (or similar in this vein) has been present more and more over recent years. So, of course, to attend a concert of Mono in our capital city was the right thing to do. The band was touring across Europe in support of their latest double-album release: The Last Dawn and Rays Of Darkness. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
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XIV Dark Centuries - Gizit Dar Faida (2011)

Heritage; tough burden, isn't it? Through older times people used to defend or expand the common knowledge of their area through fire and iron. Nowadays in a modernized world where everything has become a colony of technology and everything happens for one reason, money, the most sincere cause to delve deep into the ancestors' nest of nostalgia has to be music. XIV Dark Centuries, after five years of silence, pass through the schism of time once again. This time their battering ram comes... (by DerRozzengarten)   Read more ››

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On December 8, 2004 the band's guitarist, Dimebag Darrell, was shot and killed on-stage by a man named Nathan Gale, while performing with his new band Damageplan, along with four other people. A police officer named James Niggemeyer, sneaked into the venue and successfully took down the shooter with a single shotgun blast before anyone else was injured.

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