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.


Mors Principium Est - Dawn Of The 5th Era
Review by R'Vannith
Staving off doubts given their frequency of line-up changes, Mors Principium Est consistently prove themselves to be a vital name in melodic death metal. Not for reasons of clear originality of style, but vital for their shared vitality, a remarkable feat considering the rate at which their rhythm guitars switch hands.


Faithful Darkness - Archgod
Review by R'Vannith
It's with a restrictive rigidity that Faithful Darkness deliver in Archgod. For a band that would seize upon the frenetic kinetics of thrash in order to differentiate their position within melodic death metal, fixed tempos and a generic construct prove pervasive and limiting.


Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds
Review by Ilham
Metal fans can be hypocritical sometimes.


Downfall Of Gaia - Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay
Review by tea[m]ster
Downfall Of Gaia are a really hard band to place in one specific genre. Their second full-length album, Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay, carries on the experimentation they dabbled with on their debut LP Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes. Dissonant black metal, post metal, doom metal, and sludgy, hardcore elements pervade both albums but where their debut was a bit raw, this new LP has been refined, re-tooled, and re-focused to take advantage of...


Major Parkinson - Twilight Cinema
Review by Ivor
As curious as it is, one of my favourite albums this year was released quite early at the beginning of the year. This stellar album blew me away when I first heard it and it has continued to amaze me throughout the year. I might even say, Twilight Cinema has already stood the test of time. It has definitely survived the initial round of childish excitement. Most importantly, however, each time I listen to it I'm still awed by the detailed theatrical expressiveness and beauty of this album.


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Zoldier Noiz - Regression Process

MEAN sounding stuff to pound down beers and pound other stuff down to and stuff like that kind of you know.

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Dark Funeral - Introduce New Vocalist And Bassist 19.12

After launching their brand new song and video "Nail Them To The Cross" some days ago (still available here), Swedish black metal horde Dark Funeral now introduces their new frontman Heljarmadr and bassist Natt. The mystery has been revealed. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Anathema - Danny Cavanagh Releasing Solo Album, Crowdfunding Campaign 19.12

Anathema's guitarist/vocalist/keyboardist Daniel "Danny" Cavanagh has just launched a Pledge crowdfunding campaign for his solo record Memory And Meaning which contains intimately recorded cover songs from artists that have inspired him throughout his life. There are many highly exclusive items to Pledge for including a personalised and dedicated Anathema song of your choice, recorded by Danny himself. You can check it out here if you are interested. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Minsk - Announce European Tour 19.12

Now that they are back and working on a new album, Americans Minsk just announced a co-headlining tour with Floor across Europe for April 2015. If you want to check out the band live, tickets are on-sale now via all the usual outlets. See the tour poster below for more information and all the dates of the trek. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Tesla - Guitarist Frank Hannon Releases Solo Song 19.12

In a burst of creative energy, Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon started writing his own batch of songs shortly after the band released their latest album Simplicity. While on the road touring during the summer or 2014, Frank spent all the lonely hours in his hotel rooms recording musical ideas. After returning home, Frank knew he had a batch of strong material, so Aaron Leigh (bassist) and Kelly Smith (drummer) joined him in the studio to help put the album into fruition. "Born Free" is the new video and song from Tesla's guitarist Frank Hannon solo album. The track is taken from Frank... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Nachtreich - Split With Spectral Lore Streaming Online 19.12

Two black metal bands, Nachtreich and Spectral Lore, just released the split LP The Quivering Lights and it is now also available for your listening pleasure via Bandcamp. So, stop what you are doing and go listen to it! Did you enjoy the release? (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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Mandrake - Innocence Weakness (2010)

Releases like this are few and far between for me. Mandrake continue to refine their gothic metal style, walking their own solitary path throughout a city of antiquity, traveling on paths left oft-unexplored, hidden between the shadows of overproduced and commercialized albums. They reveal a sorrowful, passionate song writing, full of coarse male vocals and sincere female vocals, ready to slowly haunt you with its own honesty and yearning for a release from own our psychological seclusions. While... (by dismaleuphony)   Read more ››

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1349 is the year the Black Plague/Death hit Norway, wiping out 2/3 of the population and ending the Golden Age of Norway.

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