Disarmonia Mundi - Cold Inferno
Review by Demonic Tutor
Determined to let the world know that Italy can still produce some high-quality Gothenburg metal, Disarmonia Mundi is back after a 6-year hiatus. The Turin-based twosome is comprised of instrumentalist extraordinaire Ettore Rigotti and vocalist Claudio Ravinale. Björn Strid from Soilwork and Christian Älvestam also provide some vocal work. In this much coveted market of melodic death metal, it has always been virtually impossible to avoid...


Gyre - Moirai [EP]
Review by Ilham
Ah. Youth.


Sacred Oath - Ravensong
Review by deadone
So it turns out the metal gods do in fact listen to our prayers. Ask for a ballsy, melodic heavy/power metal album that's not overproduced and not rooted in Helloween clichés and the metalgods grant not one but two such albums in the form of the new Armored Saint as well as the album in question, Sacred Oath's Ravensong. But are the gods truly generous or just a bunch of fickle tricksters who give with one hand only to take with the other?


Third Ion - 13/8 Bit
Review by Ag Fox
In case you've been living under a rock, supergroups are all the rage now, and they are popping up quicker than you can count them. Third Ion may not be as "super" in terms of fame, but this collaborative effort is still very much on my radar because members of Into Eternity and The Devin Townsend Project are on board.


Autokrator - Autokrator
Review by Apothecary
Those not particularly accustomed to the drone genre may be surprised to discover the incredible amount of variation lurking within it. As a fundamentally structure-less genre, its very nature leaves the door for invention wide open, in turn leading to many different interpretations of the drone sound. This year, French newcomers Autokrator are ready to put their own spin on this principle, with some interesting, though perhaps unexpected influences.


Kataklysm - Of Ghosts And Gods
Review by Windrider
Kataklysm is surely one of the constants in death metal: releasing an album every few years, maintaining their line-up for almost two decades and only changing on the drums, and being a guarantee for some quality music. With their latest release, Waiting For The End To Come, they let some dynamics return to the otherwise so heavy style, and that was pretty refreshing overall. Now it's time to prove that they can hold onto that path. Of Ghosts And Gods is here to please all fans of their latest stuff.


Black Space Riders - Refugeeum
Review by R'Vannith
In theme as much as sound, Refugeeum is an album concerning escape and dislocation from the rather aggregate arrangement of prior Black Space Riders records, and it's an active attempt at something more specific.


Ruby The Hatchet - Aurum [Compilation]
Review by R'Vannith
Aurum is a recap of the successes that brought Philadelphia's Ruby The Hatchet to their latest release in Valley Of The Snake. As a compilation, it is comprised of the band's choice tunes from their debut record Ouroboros placed between the two taken from their following EP entitled The Eliminator. In essence, it's an energised stoner rock summary when compared to the new material of their sophomore.


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Jesu - Announce Collaboration With Sun Kil Moon 30.07

Justin Broadrick's Jesu have announced the release of a full-length collaboration with Sun Kil Moon, an American folk rock act from San Francisco, California. The collaboration is due February 19th, 2016 through Caldo Verde Records. (by J. N.)   Read more ››
Gorod - Share New Album Details 29.07

Three years have passed since Gorod released their latest album, titled A Perfect Absolution. But the French technical death metal innovators have just revealed that they are releasing their next album this fall on Unique Leader Records (North America) and Listenable Records (rest of the world). As of today, you can start discovering the forthcoming opus, A Maze Of Recycled Creeds. The album cover and song titles have already been released. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Temple Of Baal - Announce New Album, Single Available For Streaming 29.07

French black/death invaders Temple Of Baal have unveiled details of their upcoming new product Mysterium, scheduled for an October 2nd release via Agonia Records. The follow up to Verses Of Fire was recorded at Hybreed Studios by Andrew Guillotin (Glorior Belli, Mourning Dawn). Below you can check out the complete tracklist and album artwork, done by David Fitt (Aosoth, Secrets Of The Moon, Svart Crown) and Maria Yakhnenko. In addition, Temple Of Baal is also presenting a brand new track, "Divine Scythe", now available for streaming through the YouTube player below. Enjoy! (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
Clutch - Debut Video For New Song 29.07

Clutch are releasing a new album soon called Psychic Warfare. Ahead of its release, the heavy rock band has premiered today a video for its first single "X-Ray Visions". The video was shot by renowned photographer Dan Winters and you can watch it fully below. According to frontman Neil Fallon, the new album Psychic Warfare is "faster" than Earth Rocker with the exception of two songs. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Born Of Osiris - Premiere New Song 29.07

Born Of Osiris have surprised their fans by premiering a brand new song as they begin The Summer Slaughter. The deathcore unit had announced earlier this year that they were working on a new album and now we can hear the first fruits of that labor of love. While they promise that new album details will be revealed soon, for now you can enjoy the first single "Throw Me In The Jungle". Did it spark your interest? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 5 Issue #3 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 24.07

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 Neck Of The Woods, Venom Prison, Shrine Of The Serpent, Concatenatus, Criminology & Geist. (by Nefarious, BloodTears, Ilham, Abattoir, Mr. Doctor)   Read more ››
Hard Rock Laager 2015 - Vana-Vigala, Estonia, 03-04.07.2015 13.07

It's been so long since the last time I was at Hard Rock Laager. It's, to put it bluntly, quite embarrassing. When I looked it up, it turned out that I have skipped 6 editions. It's surprisingly 2 less than I initially thought, though. The reasons have varied from Hellfests to conflicting schedules, as well as the lack of interest for any particular line-up, and laziness. In those skipped editions I only really regret missing Trail Of Tears and I didn't intend to repeat this mistake with Threshold. And being there again, it felt like a homecoming. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
Getting Stoked: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2016 - Ready For Round Six 06.07

Getting Stoked: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2016 - Ready For Round Six I love the smell of "Napalm In The Morning" well, not really, but there I was, preparing to write this 'Getting Stoked' article, and the organizers of 70000 Tons Of Metal made their first thrash metal band announcement for next year's cruise - Sodom. :banger: (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Argus - Boldly Stride The Doomed (2011)

Is it only me, or do we get very little quality heavy metal recently? Sometimes I want to listen to an album that doesn't attack me with blast beats, lead-heavy riffs, shredding solos, throat-ripping vocals. I don't want it too fast, or too slow. I don't want to be crushed underneath the weight of production. Sometimes I miss the times when Iron Maiden released their best albums, when neither speed nor slowness, nor heaviness were the yardsticks of quality. It was only music that counted.... (by Daniell)   Read more ››

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