Raven - ExtermiNation
Review by deadone
There are a couple of things that happen to old bands. One: they run out of steam and start playing slower and less energetically as old age creeps in. Two: they run out of ideas and start rehashing the same old stuff in a bid to recapture their glory days. It seems that someone forgot to tell all this to Raven, who in fact insist on kicking serious heavy metal arse on their new album ExtermiNation. ExtermiNation doesn't sound like an album...


Bloodway - Mapping The Moment With The Logic Of Dreams
Review by Apothecary
People who have familiarized themselves with many of the repeat offenders within the community of metal album cover artists must have surely heard the name of Costin Chioreanu by now. A highly respected illustrator, the Romanian-born Chioreanu has become known for his distinct, dreamlike style, making gorgeous artwork for bands such as Oranssi Pazuzu, Vulture Industries, and more. Many may be surprised to know, then, that not only does Chioreanu's artistry cover painting, but also music. Say hello to Bloodway.


Wolfheart - Shadow World
Review by Demonic Tutor
Lahti, Finland. The bay is quiet in winter. The cold seas echo the bluest of skies. Beneath it all lies the shadow world. Ready to explode, waiting to overthrow its masters. Setting the upper world aflame, for it deserves it. Wolfheart is the latest of Tuomas Saukkonen's bands, having previously disbanded Before The Dawn, Dawn Of Solace, Black Sun Aeon, and RoutaSielu. The guy has always been busy but consistent in his approach to majestic and...


Skepticism - Ordeal
Review by Apothecary
How does a band that pioneered a particular style still stay relevant within said style multiple decades down the road?


Gnaw Their Tongues - Abyss Of Longing Throats
Review by Mr. Doctor
Gnaw Their Tongues has always been my favorite project by the well-known sonic terrorist that is Mories. Reasons are plenty: The overall cinematographic aspect of his compositions; The structures that remain invisible at first but take form the more you listen to the numerous releases; The perfect marriage of black metal, noise, drone, ambient and other nightmarish influences. It's simply put, his most well-rounded project.


Stormhammer - Echoes Of A Lost Paradise
Review by Belegûr
A German power metal band with the name Stormhammer, what could possibly go wrong? The Germans aren't lacking for amazing power metal, but sadly bands like Stormhammer make up the second or third-string acts that never leave the stages of mediocrity. Echoes Of A Lost Paradise is a fantastic example of subpar and forgettable power metal.


Death Dealer - Hallowed Ground
Review by Belegûr
Hallowed Ground is a very surprising album; it manages to be completely forgettable and average despite being made by one of the best lineups a US power metal could ever hope to have.


Kingcrow - Eidos
Review by Demonic Tutor
Will you look at that album cover? Now that this got your attention, you can still be blown away by their music. Indeed, let's get right to it, the Italian prog musicians of Kingcrow are back with Eidos, and it is a gem of an album. In case you never heard of them, their influences include bands like Leprous, Pain Of Salvation, Porcupine Tree, Riverside, Threshold, Rush and Dream Theater. Those are not bad references to have. Kingcrow started...


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Týr - Working On A New Album 12.10

The Faroese folk metal outfit Týr just got the all clear to start recording their eighth full-length installment. You'll do well to remember that their last album, Valkyrja, was released only a couple of years ago, in 2013. Týr's guitarist and vocalist Heri Joensen has shared the news on his personal Facebook page. (by Kais)   Read more ››
Jess And The Ancient Ones - Present New Animated Video 12.10

Finnish occult rockers Jess And The Ancient Ones have presented their new video for the single "In Levitating Secret Dreams". The band is about to release their new album Second Psychedelic Coming: The Aquarius Tapes on December 4th, 2015 via Svart Records. The clip was animated by Costin Chioreanu. Watch how the video turned out below. (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
With The Dead - New Song Streaming Online 12.10

With The Dead is a new U.K.-based band featuring members of Cathedral and Electric Wizard, guitarist/bassist Tim Bagshaw and drummer Mark Greening, and vocalist Lee Dorrian. They will release their six-track, self-titled debut on October 16th via Rise Above Records. As of now, you don't have to wait to hear some of it at least. The new mammoth song "Living With The Dead" is now online and available for consumption below. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Ikuinen Kaamos - Recording New Album 12.10

Jarno Ruuskanen, the leader of the Finnish group Ikuinen Kaamos, has shared some news on the band's official Facebook page regarding their upcoming album. In a response to a fan's question, he confirmed the recordings are currently ongoing: "Drums are ready and I've just started to record guitars. Still a lot of work to do." The band went on a brief hiatus in 2011, and it seems they have spent their time well, writing new material. (by qlacs)   Read more ››
Ixion - Share New Album Teaser 12.10

Ixion have revealed a 3 minutes medley of their upcoming album Enfant de la Nuit. The release date is now set for November 9th via Finisterian Dead End/Season of Mist and Code 7, with pre orders available on October 22nd. You can listen to the medley over here below if you dare. What do you think of the first new sounds? (by Ixion - Julien)   Read more ››
Europe - Rock Café, Tallinn, Estonia, 29.09.2015 10.10

As far as the wider audience is concerned, Europe is a band that will likely never come out of the shadow of their biggest hit "The Final Countdown." That overplayed (in)famous keyboard lead is what makes you think if you should bother with seeing them live and wonder if there's actually more to the band than just that one song. Even though I'd seen them play years ago at Hellfest, I figured I'd give them another chance, if only to be able to catch the warm-up act The Vintage Caravan. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
God Is An Astronaut - Tapper, Tallinn, Estonia, 14.09.2015 25.09

So the cow went to the sauna, and this is what happened. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
Progventure Part 10: Night Of The Prog X, Loreley, Germany, 17-19.07.2015 18.08

On the mesmerizing banks of the river Rhein, on the top of a huge rock called Loreley, Night of the Prog celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. For the first time it spanned three days over the weekend bringing listeners 21 bands in total. Too few, you say? Given only one stage, it's more like 21 individual full concerts in a row - a speciality of the event that is becoming a must-visit summer festival for anyone into prog. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
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Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea (2006)

I bet many of you know the story of Moby Dick that traumatized Ahab and eversince Ahab swore to lead this whale to its doom for all the suffering it caused him, yet the only doom that was lurking was his own and his men that followed him in this dreadful journey in the shadows of the sea, to finally find themselves in the depths of the ocean, in oblivion. But how would it seem to you if a funeral doom metal band covered musically and lyrically this story? I believe it would seem obscure to most of... (by DerRozzengarten)   Read more ››

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On the European version of the album Reise, Reise, a hidden track is placed in "negative time", or in the "pre-gap", before the first track. This track is the black-box recording from the crash of the Japanese airplane JAL123. More info about the crash can be found here.

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