Dog Fashion Disco - Sweet Nothings
Review by R'Vannith
7.8
Babe, is this for real?

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Belphegor - Conjuring The Dead
Review by Doc Godin
7.0
Have you ever tried to start an epic slow-clap moment in a room full of people, hoping it'll catch on and break into some massive applause, but instead end up standing there like a total dope, beating your hands together in an otherwise totally silent crowd? That's how every Belphegor fan feels when they release something even slightly better than Walpurgis Rites...and so it continues with Conjuring The Dead.

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Entombed A.D. - Back To The Front
Review by Doc Godin
8.7
Now we have two Entombeds lurking around? Details on this fiasco are vague, but the most obvious scenario is that these guys were ready to do battle metal style...Which is less Braveheart meets Conan The Barbarian, and more of Judge Judy...But Judge Judy on a metal musicians budget for legal representation, which is probably something like Barry Zuckerkorn meets Lionel Hutz. Alas, Alex Hellid packed up his toys and went home, leaving the rest of the Entombed crew to release this as Entombed A.D.. Bad news for Hellid, because Back To The Front slays pretty damn hard.

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Accept - Blind Rage
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
8.5
Now that Accept have climbed back to the top of their game and swept up the spotlight with a pair of excellent albums, their challenge lies in maintaining their grasp on success. Despite song titles like "Dying Breed," "Fall Of The Empire," and "Final Journey," Blind Rage does not spell the end to Accept's second wind; it is the next chapter.

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Chaos Moon - Resurrection Extract
Review by Apothecary
8.3
One man bands have more or less always caught my attention, mostly due to the inspiring testaments to individual potential that lurk within them. Many of metal's repeat offenders within this realm of solidarity have kept relatively quiet this year, but now the silence is being broken once more by the little known, though highly accomplished Chaos Moon, beloved offspring of America's very own Alexander "Esoterica" Poole.

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Fozzy - Do You Wanna Start A War
Review by Doc Godin
 
It seems a little too easy picking on a band like Fozzy. The soapbox-contrarian part of me wants to love this album out of spite...But I just can't do it. Do You Wanna Start A War? is about as bland as it gets.

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Krokmitën - Omicron-Omega
Review by Doc Godin
 
Remember when you weren't a miserable prick? Back when the prospect of hearing a new, underground death metal band filled you childish glee, rather than that tired sigh and shrug? Well, here's something nice for your sad little existence ... Krokmitën; a band straddling the line between classic death metal standards and fresh, innovative sounds.

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Stormnatt - Omega Therion
Review by Mr. Doctor
6.5
Now, after 5 years, Stormnatt has released their third album since their beginnings back in 2000. Almost the same gap was already put between the first two albums and to be perfectly honest, maybe a couple of extra years wouldn't have hurt. Now, there are actually some positive factors and potential here, but after two albums you might expect a bit more.

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Monolord - Empress Rising
Stoner doom

Equally parts heavy and psychedelic, this early Sabbath-worshiping Swedish trio will rock you with crushing riffs and a fuzzy atmosphere that puts the 420blazeit in Monolord.

Get your toke on right here.

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Drone doom masters Sunn O))) and experimental musician Scott Walker recently announced a collaboration album and fans couldn't wait to know more about it. Well, the collaborative record between Scott Walker and Sunn O))) now has a title and release date. Soused, as it will be called, is set to be released on the 22nd of September. Soused will be a 5-track release. Let the anticipation begin... (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
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More good news from the Far East: power metallers Galneryus have set a release date for their forthcoming album Vetelgyus. The new record will go on sale on September 24th via VAP Records. Select details about the album's contents were also divulged: in all, fans will have eleven new songs to look forward to. (by Ruchesko)   Read more ››
 
Gigan - Announce North American Tour 27.07

Apart from joining Ulcerate on their tour in Europe accompanied by Wormed and Solace Of Requiem later this year, American technical death metallers Gigan will also headline a North American tour. They will hit the road with Pyrrhon and Artificial Brain as support in September/October on their Interstellar Intellect North American Tour 2014. As for the dates, check them out below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
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Five Finger Death Punch - New Lyric Video Released 26.07

Las Vegas metallers Five Finger Death Punch have released a lyric video for their song "Watch You Bleed". The track is taken from their fourth studio album The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1. The record arrived in stores on July 30th, 2013 via Prospect Park with Volume 2 later released in November. Click on the video below to watch it! The band plans to release a new album next year. (by Fallen Ghost)   Read more ››
 
Amaranthe - American Beauty Car Show, Haapsalu Episcopal Castle, Haapsalu, Estonia, 19.07.2014 28.07

Haapsalu is a small and beautiful Estonian resort town by the sea. Each August its quiet is disturbed by an invasion of owners and admirers of the American car industry. Shining cars, roaring engines, burning rubber, cruising, and a drag race on the airfield strip - American Beauty Car Show has got it all. If you're into all that, it's the place to be. Naturally, this also calls for musical entertainment of varied sorts, which somehow managed to grab my attention for the first time with only one name - Amaranthe. Just because I happen to like them. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 4 Issue #2 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 23.07

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveler 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 Megalodoom, Kylfingar, Svengali, Anopheli, Whetstone and The Ralph. (by Nefarious, Abattoir, R Lewis, Troy Killjoy, BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
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Hammers Of Misfortune - The Locust Years (2006)

Complex yet subtle. Such adjectives immediately come to mind when describing the 3rd Hammers' opus - "The Locust Years". This album clearly owes much of its substance to the fertile minds that drive Slough Feg, the most obvious aspect being the Epic feel of the songs. It comes as no surprise therefore that HOM also features Slough Feg dudes Mike Scalzi and John Cobbett. While the 'style' we find here is quite modern, the sources of inspiration that come to the fore are ironically... (by GRIGAL)   Read more ››

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Necrophagia

Formed in 1984, Necrophagia were one of the very first death metal bands; they focused on gore and horror movies since the beginning and are also credited as pioneers of the "Horror Metal" subgenre. Killjoy is the leader of the band and the only original member.

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