Urfaust - Empty Space Meditation
Review by Apothecary
It's that time of the year again. Leaves are dying. Days are getting shorter. The line between the living and the dead grows thinner. And few can provide a better, more fitting soundtrack for this shadowy, ethereal atmosphere than the mighty Urfaust.


Horizon Of The Mute - Trobar Clus
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
One minute I'm naming Saattue's Kärsimysnäytelmä my current doom album of the year, the next I'm stumbling into the eerie pit of despair that is Trobar Clus. Even with the breakup of 0 X í S T, 2016 has been a good year for Jani Koskela.


Blood Red Throne - Union Of Flesh And Machine
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Basically Just Death Metal™: now with 100% more death metal.


Saor - Guardians
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Bracing winds blow heavy mists across the ancient hillocks, vertebrae of soil trodden and venerated over millennia rising and falling like waves. Distant crows balefully cast their distinctive, corvine calls toward daybreak. Slowly, the weary earth awakens from its slumber. Cloistered somewhere in the verdant valley, bagpipes skirl into life, and the song begins anew. Saor returns.


Vermin Womb - Decline
Review by Apothecary
Getting hit in the face with a sledgehammer is, in all likelihood, not an overly pleasant experience. However, some have been known to enjoy the fine art of masochism, and their preference should not be discounted.


Human Fortress - Thieves Of The Night
Review by Belegûr
I always thought the name Human Fortress could make for some gruesome artwork with a mass of body parts forming some sort of unholy burg. I didn't get anything like that though. This is safe melodic metal defined. No songs being particularly shocking, but absolutely nothing special on offer. Thieves Of The Night sounds alright when listening to it, but I instantly forgot about it afterwards.


40 Watt Sun - Wider Than The Sky
Review by BitterCOld
Wider Than The Sky marks the tragic yet triumphant return of 40 Watt Sun, some five years after their inaugural effort, The Inside Room. The bar was set pretty high for this one.


Iron Savior - Titancraft
Review by Belegûr
Iron Savior return with their 9th studio album and very little has changed. I didn't go into Titancraft expecting anything dramatically different from Rise Of The Hero or The Landing. Everything down to the generic Felipe Machado Franco cover art remains pretty much the same. As is with the case with many German power metal bands, lack of originality can be overlooked in favour of uplifting and catchy anthems. This is something Iron Savior have excelled at for years and they continue that tradition.


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Enslaved - Stream Track From Upcoming Compilation 27.10

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Urfaust - Premiere New Track 27.10

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Sonata Arctica - Announce 2017 European Tour 27.10

Shortly after releasing their fresh new album, The Ninth Hour, the Finns Sonata Arctica announce that they will return to Europe for another trek in 2017. The band finished their European tour with Swedish adventure metallers Twilight Force last Saturday with a sold out show in Bochum, Germany. After their forthcoming North American tour, the band will hit European stages once again starting on February 20th, 2017. Support on this leg will come from Norwegian metallers Triosphere (February 20th - March 20th), also Finland-based heavy metallers Thunderstone (March 22nd - April 9th) and Canadian... (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Entombed A.D. - Release Video For 'Dead Dawn', New Tour 27.10

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Dyscarnate - Join Unique Leader Records, New Album In 2017 27.10

British death metallers Dyscarnate have shared some good news with their fans. They have joined forces with Unique Leader Records and will be releasing their third full-length album in the first quarter of 2017! This marks the first step in a new chapter for Dyscarnate and the group will be entering the studio next month to record their "darkest and most focused record to date." (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 6 Issue #4 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 01.09

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 Ànteros, Equipoise, Abest, Cloak Of Organs, Twingiant & Conjurer. (by Nefarious, BloodTears, Susan)   Read more ››
Saor 26.10

Bad English: Hi, and thank you for doing this interview with us at Metal Storm. Andy Marshall: Thanks! BE: Can you introduce yourself and tell us about your musical background? How did you become a metalhead and what music do you listen to on your own time? AM: I grew up listening to a lot of different rock and metal bands in High School. I got my first guitar when I was about 12/13 I think. I started jamming with friends in a local studio, nothing serious, just playing covers and goofing around. I properly started writing and recording music in my late teens, when I was about 16 or 17. I played... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
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Back by popular demand is the Song-By-Song Interview! We're ringing in the new era with Zbigniew Szatkowski of Votum to learn more about their impassioned and eloquent :Ktonik:. Susan: What was the band's initial vision with :Ktonik: and how does that differ from what you created in the end? Zbigniew: The album is exactly what we wanted it to be and what we expected. When we picked the recording studios, the mixing and mastering studio and the people to record and work with our tracks, we had had the end game in our mind. Before we even set our foot in the studio we had recorded the... (by Susan)   Read more ››
Ereb Altor 12.10

Bad English: Hi. Thank you for doing this interview with us as Metal Storm! Jonas Lindström: No problems! BE: Can you tell us a bit about yourself, how you picked up the drumsticks and began listening to metal? J: It all starts when I'm at the age of about 5-6 and my father, who plays the piano, are trying to make me a pianist. He taught me how to read notes, and at the age of 6 I had played through the easier note books. The thing was, I accidentally stumble upon a radio show playing all kinds of rock and metal, and I knew right away this was the thing for me! This was around 1984-85.... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
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Drowning Pool - Resilience (2013)

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One of Nightwish's singles is called Nemo, and the funny thing about this is that Tuomas is a huge fanatic of Disney animation and he loves Disneyworld in Florida, USA. Nightwish has played some shows there at the Blues Club, and at that time, the Disney movie "Finding Nemo" was in theaters, and people thought that Nightwish did the song Nemo because of the movie. This has caused confusion among people and fans when the truth is Nemo is Latin for "nobody." At Nightwish live shows, it's been known for people to throw the Nemo fish character plush doll on stage to the band!

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