Ethereal Shroud - They Became The Falling Ash
Review by BitterCOld
8.0
I like walking around my new home of Asuncion at night. After dark the city takes on a different feel. Opting to meander in new directions through new barrios is very intriguing and, at times, tinged with a little danger. I think with They Became The Falling Ash I've found the soundtrack to my next few explorations.

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Leviathan - Scar Sighted
Review by Apothecary
9.0
Any devout follower of black metal should know the name of Leviathan, a project that has helped to give America a significant presence in the genre's international scene time and time again. After a four year absence, and dealing with a few of life's many curveballs, Jeff Whitehead is back on the music scene, assaulting our eardrums with a new album from his twisted offspring. Beware: things are about to get ominous, and there's no playing it safe here.

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Muck - Your Joyous Future
Review by Ilham
7.6
Nothing generic can come out of a country that produced Björk.

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Enslaved - In Times
Review by Apothecary
7.8
Let no one ever have to question the consistency of the Norsemen in Enslaved. From the icy black metal of their debut, right down to the more complex nature of their recent material, the band have garnered a well deserved reputation as mature and innovative songwriters. 2015's In Times is a slightly more accessible mark in their discography, one that, while good, also feels as though it could have gone a little bit deeper.

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Dysrider - Bury The Omen
Review by Susan
6.0
Formerly known as Trophallaxy, these Swiss players changed their name for the new record. Bury The Omen features symphonic metal, yes, but also a large death and melodeath quotient. It's really an interesting combo because sometimes one style is more clear and other times it's bundled into this sticky ball of genres-be-damned goo. Quite cool.

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Satan's Host - Pre-Dating God Part 1
Review by Doc Godin
6.0
Satan's Host - hosting a bunch of cool sounds with little clue how to arrange them.

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Lords Of The Trident - Frostburn
Review by Susan
 
Lords Of The Trident are doing for heavy metal what Gloryhammer do for power metal: play cheesy music in costumes with axes and make it completely serious and awesome.

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A Forest Of Stars - Beware The Sword You Cannot See
Gentlemen music!

The gentlemen's club of A Forest Of Stars came again from the 1890's to bring us their fourth album of their unique take on atmospheric black metal.

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Metal Storm Awards - Voting Closed 01.03

Last year we celebrated the 10th edition of the Metal Storm Awards, and earlier this year we observed the Awards' 10th anniversary with its own special competition. Now, finally, the 2014 Awards have come to a close. Countless bands and users alike have come and gone in those years, but the spirit of the Awards has remained the same; as we like to say, it's not about who wins and loses, but about discovering new bands. While this year's Awards had a smaller voter turnout than the previous couple, 2014 still had its fair share of friendly competition. (by BitterCOld)   Read more ››
 
Forgotten Tomb - Launch New Video 05.03

Italian black/doom metal quartet Forgotten Tomb has launched the first promotional video for their new album Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love. Check it out here now! The video, created by Alberto Falcone, is for the title track of the album which is set to be released on April 17th in Europe and April 21st in North America via Agonia Records. Don't forget to give us your impressions of the music and clip. (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
 
Behemoth - Nergal Working On Solo Project 05.03

Behemoth's infamous frontman Nergal was recently interviewed by the New Times Broward Palm Beach and he had a few interesting things to share. While the Polish death metallers are currently touring in North America, Nergal has also been working on a "very stripped down and simple" solo project with acoustic-based stuff. The guitarist/vocalist also confirmed that he doesn't know when Behemoth will work on a new album or if that will happen at all. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Vallendusk - New Song Online 05.03

"Windswept Plain", a brand new song from Indonesian atmospheric black metallers Vallendusk, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. Enjoy! The track appears on the band's second full-length album Homeward Path, which will be released this spring via Northern Silence Productions as limited edition digipack CD and regular jewel case version. (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
 
Girlschool - Preparing New Album, Announce Tour 05.03

Girlschool will visit the U.S. for the first time in almost 20 years when they kick off their Guilty As Sin tour in San Diego, California on May 20th. They have been around since the 70s and are also preparing a new album right now. The heavy metal band will bring along special guests Crucified Barbara, Old James and Velvet Black on their North American return. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 5 Issue #1 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 03.03

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 Liverkick, Astral Blood, Every Hour Kills, Dö, Lo!, & Tellus Effluentia. (by Nefarious, Ilham, Susan, BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Amaranthe - Tapper, Tallinn, Estonia, 10.02.2015 21.02

I am usually genuinely surprised when some bands come to revisit my little country in a fairly short while, say a couple of years. For them to be back in just half a year is a pretty significant achievement, especially for something as popular as Amaranthe. Well, the new album has been released between then and now, and maybe not everybody could make it to the show in Haapsalu. Given the warm reception there, it is fairly logical for the band to take to the stage here in such a short while. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - Day Two: On Open Seas 20.02

After a quick cat-nap it was time again to get the show on the road - Day Two of 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 full steam ahead. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Interitus Dei - In Motion (2009)

Being around since ´95, In Motion - coming out tomorrow - is the fourth release by the Romanian Interitus Dei, who seem to have made quite a name for themselves in their home country by now. The bulk of their music is gothic metal, reminiscent of Paradise Lost, but apart from gothic there are a lot of different influences on this album too, ranging from glam rock (à la Lordi) over alternative rock (Marilyn Manson actually wouldn't be that far-fetched as a comparison) and some more... (by Bas)   Read more ››

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