Black Moth - Condemned To Hope
Review by R'Vannith
Merely hoping for their tunes to be deemed catchy isn't Black Moth's manner of proceeding. Cunningly combining rock 'n' roll energies and a darkly charred stoner metal presentation, it seems that they would condemn passable song writing to deliver catchy tunes by natural force of habit.


Gunfire - Age Of Supremacy
Review by R Lewis
Gunfire's first new music in ten years brings all the classic metal you could ever need.


Midnight Sin - Sex First
Review by Doc Godin
Good lord. Sleaze metal revival? Are we actually still doing this? Ugh. Midnight Sin, if this album ever had any value, it's about a decade past it's "best before" date.


Irreversible - Surface
Review by tea[m]ster
Atlanta, Georgia's Irreversible mark a return to the glorious past with their latest release Surface. Gone are the hardcore/alternative elixirs from their last two releases, Ashes and Thorn. Back are the post metal capstones from Sins and Light.


Necrodeath - The 7 Deadly Sins
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Italian veterans Necrodeath, like many groups with 30 years and 11 albums to their names, like to play Motörhead roulette with their releases. They adhere to the same formula time after time, breaking ranks for nobody, and the quality of the album lies completely in the thrall of chance.


Northern Oak - Of Roots And Flesh
Review by Doc Godin
Nature-y band name and album title? Equally nature-y album cover with folkloric overtones? Yeah, typical folk metal. In spite of being pretty typical in so many ways, Northern Oak have done a supremely bang-up job with Of Roots And Flesh.


Protokult - No Beer In Heaven
Review by Doc Godin
If the Korpiklaani fan club was a violent prison gang, the cruel, painful initiation ritual would be to listen to Protokult's No Beer In Heaven.


Brimstone Coven - II
Review by Mattybu
Brimstone Coven is one of those bands that is hard for me to not enjoy. Like, really hard.


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70000 Tons Of Metal 2015

USA, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Liberty Of The Seas)
22-26 January 2015

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Staff pick
Pervy Perkin - Ink

In the grand scheme of things this album has got one strength and one weakness. At the core of it the reason is one and the same. This album is so packed with different and great ideas, it's really becoming ridiculous. However, this also accounts for the length of the album and the lack of consistent direction in development of said ideas and thus it appears to be all over the place. High marks for the début effort and future promise, though.

Listen to the full album over at Bandcamp.

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Machine Head - Postpone North American Tour 19.09

A few months ago, Machine Head announced a big North American tour with Epica, Children Of Bodom and Battlecross, set for this October. However, the band now postpones that tour because it seems that their new album Bloodstone & Diamonds is taking longer to complete than expected and they need the time to work on it. It's a bummer not only to the fans but also the other bands on the bill who are not pleased about it. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Seth - Present New Video 19.09

French black metallers Seth are pleased to premiere the new official video for the track "One Ear To The Earth, One Eye On Heaven". The song is taken from the band's most recent album The Howling Spirit, which was released last year in June via Season Of Mist, and features a guest vocal performance from Mathew "Kvohst" McNerney (Beastmilk, Hexvessel, Code etc). Check out the video through the YouTube player down under. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
Rush - To Release 40th Anniversary Collectors Boxset 19.09

Canadian progressive rock legends Rush will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their debut album with the massive R40 live boxset. The 10-DVD or six-Blu-ray set is coming this November 11th. The set features live footage spanning all four decades of the band's career, including over two hours of unreleased material, a rare performance of entire seven-part version of 2112, three unreleased tracks from the 1974 vault plus Rush's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Dragged Into Sunlight - To Tour Europe In November 19.09

Dragged Into Sunlight will embark on their longest European tour to date, and that includes two shows in the UK, this upcoming November. This is your chance to catch the blackened sludge metallers live. The show in London will be with Hooded Menace. The band is also scheduled to perform in France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Poland, Denmark, among others. See the dates below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Today Is The Day - New Video Released 19.09

Noise bringers Today Is The Day have shared online a new sonic assault called "Masada". This is also the first track you get to hear from their upcoming album Animal Mother. What are you waiting for? Click play on the video created by David Hall / Handshake Inc. below to enjoy it. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 4 Issue #3 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 19.09

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 Raum Kingdom, Kali, Torrid Husk, Fever Sea, Myopic and Wild Throne. (by Nefarious, Troy Killjoy, Abattoir)   Read more ››
Progventure Part 9: Green Carnation - Another Night Under The Dam, Åseral, Norway, 31.07.2014 01.09

It seems that my Progventure prog searching trips are not only a convenient excuse to travel new places, or more often the only way of seeing bands I like I wouldn't otherwise get to see, but in some cases they are turning out to be events of a fairly unique kind. Another Night Under the Dam - the Green Carnation reunion show at the Åseral dam number 3 in Norway was unique in more ways than one. And it most definitely was special. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2014 - Denver, CO - 13 Jul 2014 29.07

The annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival! Great variety of bands, I always have a blast, it's always fun, the weather is always way too hot and this year's event was almost no exception. Yes, almost no exception; the timing of the festival couldn't be worse and the decision to split the Colorado show into two events didn't help the cause neither. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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High On Fire - Snakes For The Divine (2010)

Opening with a particularly urgent guitar line before all hell breaks loose, Snakes For the Divine announces the return of High On Fire… a power trio that have drawn comparisons to the legendary Motorhead. It's fitting. It is three guys playing fast, furious and dirty metal. The first thing longtime High On Fire fans will likely take note of is the production on this release. The production values for the band have morphed from the garage-like sound of Blessed Black Wings to a much cleaner... (by BitterCOld)   Read more ››

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In late 2009 Rex Brown was hospitalized after being diagnosed with acute pancreatitis. He was replaced onstage by Danny Theriot.

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