Disarmonia Mundi - Cold Inferno
Review by Demonic Tutor
7.7
Determined to let the world know that Italy can still produce some high-quality Gothenburg metal, Disarmonia Mundi is back after a 6-year hiatus. The Turin-based twosome is comprised of instrumentalist extraordinaire Ettore Rigotti and vocalist Claudio Ravinale. Björn Strid from Soilwork and Christian Älvestam also provide some vocal work. In this much coveted market of melodic death metal, it has always been virtually impossible to avoid...

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Gyre - Moirai [EP]
Review by Ilham
6.3
Ah. Youth.

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Sacred Oath - Ravensong
Review by deadone
7.0
So it turns out the metal gods do in fact listen to our prayers. Ask for a ballsy, melodic heavy/power metal album that's not overproduced and not rooted in Helloween clichés and the metalgods grant not one but two such albums in the form of the new Armored Saint as well as the album in question, Sacred Oath's Ravensong. But are the gods truly generous or just a bunch of fickle tricksters who give with one hand only to take with the other?

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Third Ion - 13/8 Bit
Review by Ag Fox
8.1
In case you've been living under a rock, supergroups are all the rage now, and they are popping up quicker than you can count them. Third Ion may not be as "super" in terms of fame, but this collaborative effort is still very much on my radar because members of Into Eternity and The Devin Townsend Project are on board.

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Autokrator - Autokrator
Review by Apothecary
 
Those not particularly accustomed to the drone genre may be surprised to discover the incredible amount of variation lurking within it. As a fundamentally structure-less genre, its very nature leaves the door for invention wide open, in turn leading to many different interpretations of the drone sound. This year, French newcomers Autokrator are ready to put their own spin on this principle, with some interesting, though perhaps unexpected influences.

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Kataklysm - Of Ghosts And Gods
Review by Windrider
8.0
Kataklysm is surely one of the constants in death metal: releasing an album every few years, maintaining their line-up for almost two decades and only changing on the drums, and being a guarantee for some quality music. With their latest release, Waiting For The End To Come, they let some dynamics return to the otherwise so heavy style, and that was pretty refreshing overall. Now it's time to prove that they can hold onto that path. Of Ghosts And Gods is here to please all fans of their latest stuff.

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Black Space Riders - Refugeeum
Review by R'Vannith
8.3
In theme as much as sound, Refugeeum is an album concerning escape and dislocation from the rather aggregate arrangement of prior Black Space Riders records, and it's an active attempt at something more specific.

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Ruby The Hatchet - Aurum [Compilation]
Review by R'Vannith
7.2
Aurum is a recap of the successes that brought Philadelphia's Ruby The Hatchet to their latest release in Valley Of The Snake. As a compilation, it is comprised of the band's choice tunes from their debut record Ouroboros placed between the two taken from their following EP entitled The Eliminator. In essence, it's an energised stoner rock summary when compared to the new material of their sophomore.

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After The Burial - Guitarist Found Dead (Update) 28.07

Update on 28.07.2015: About a week after the loss of guitarist Justin Lowe, After The Burial have given their fans a message about the future of the band. (by J. N.)   Read more ››
 
Skepticism - New Video Online 28.07

With the previously announced release of Ordeal, due out September 18th through Svart Records, the Finnish doom maestros Skepticism have revealed the brand-new video for "The Departure", to give the fans a taste of what's to come. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Deafheaven - Announce New Album 28.07

In a one minute teaser, short and to the point, San Francisco-located experimental metal band Deafheaven announced the release of their third, as-yet-untitled full-length album, due out in October through Anti Records. Though the words "New Bermuda" flashes by in the teaser, more details are yet to be revealed. (by J. N.)   Read more ››
 
Black Breath - Announce New Album, Label Tour With Goatsnake 28.07

Since the release of Sentenced To Life in 2012, Seattle's extreme metallers Black Breath have announced the release of Slaves Beyond Death, due out September 25th through Southern Lord Recordings. (by J. N.)   Read more ››
 
Fates Warning - To Reissue 'A Pleasant Shade Of Gray' 27.07

One of Fates Warning' masterpieces, A Pleasant Shade Of Gray, released in 1997, is being reissued by Metal Blade. The progressive metal legends will be releasing a 3 CD/DVD deluxe reissue of their critically acclaimed release on October 2nd. A Pleasant Shade Of Gray is a single song that is divided into twelve tracks and a progressive metal classic. (by BloodTears)   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 ››
 
Getting Stoked: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2016 - Ready For Round Six 06.07

Getting Stoked: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2016 - Ready For Round Six I love the smell of "Napalm In The Morning" well, not really, but there I was, preparing to write this 'Getting Stoked' article, and the organizers of 70000 Tons Of Metal made their first thrash metal band announcement for next year's cruise - Sodom. :banger: (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Barren Earth - Curse Of The Red River (2010)

As I already told you in my review of the "promotional" EP of Barren Earth, I was sure that this band could become famous, but obviously we all needed a confirmation through the release of an official first album. This is now done and I can finally tell you my humble opinion about The Curse Of The Red River, the first release of the Finnish combo. This album is really good and even if the band still need to improve on some points, I found some really good things in the release and Barren... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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During a concert in Northern Ireland, lead singer Dave Mustaine became heated when he saw a group of people selling bootleg Medadeth shirts, with the proceeds going to the Irish Republican Army. During the show, a very drunk Dave went on a rant about religious war and dedicated the song "Anarchy in Ireland" (originally "Anarchy in the UK", but changed wherever it is performed) to the IRA terrorist organization. The audience shouted death threats, which escalated into a riot. Megadeth left Northern Ireland in a bus with bullet-proof windows.

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