Trudger - Dormiveglia
Review by R'Vannith
8.2
Trudger; a name on its way to prominence in the sludge scene. This British band presents a new be-all and end-all for sludge metal, which is to progressively crush the listener into a fine paste with their hardcore assault and use said paste to paint a vision all their own. Trudger are artistes from the school of "hit 'em hard," closely affiliated with the school of "hit 'em where it hurts." Their creative debut, Dormiveglia demonstrates all that is fresh in the genre of sludge.

Read more ››

Origin - Omnipresent
Review by Mattybu
 
Anyone play soccer or some other sport as a kid? Remember when the team went to the pizza restaurant after the game, and when the kiddies got bored they sat there and poured anything they could find on the table into one horrifying concoction? The salt, the pepper, the ice cream, maybe spit in the drink a bit for good measure.

Read more ››

Funerary - Starless Aeon
Review by Doc Godin
 
How the hell do you judge an album like this? It's so good, yet simultaneously flat and deflated. Welcome to Starless Aeon... an album of amazing atmosphere built through cavernous production, yet somehow is just irritatingly substance-less.

Read more ››

House Of Lords - Precious Metal
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
4.4
House Of Lords never really made it out of the '80s. While we all wish that we could say the same of certain bands, House Of Lords are not so much experiencing a perennial case of the glory days as spinning their wheels in a creative wasteland.

Read more ››

Thine - The Dead City Blueprint
Review by BitterCOld
7.2
Disclaimer: This isn't metal. If you are a metal and only metal kinda person, best be off with you. Hailing from Peaceville, home to early/mid 90's corpsepainted Norwegians howling their hatred of Zarquon and disgust for society because their mum and dad didn't buy them a pony for their 6th birthday, we have Thine, who sound exactly nothing like most of the PV roster you might be familiar with on this site. Thine play atmospheric...

Read more ››

Martyrdöd - Elddop
Review by wormdrink414
8.0
Were you to isolate most of the riffs on Elddop, crust probably wouldn't be the first thing that'd come to mind; the technical, dissonant riffing here floats and coils about, practically glittering half the time. It's flashy, often unstable-sounding stuff.

Read more ››

Ocean Districts - Expeditions
Review by Mindheist
 
There I stood still amidst a dull, soundless, oppressively scorching night of July, steadily gazing at a horde of howling demons hanging low in the heavens and dancing to barren dirges of insufferable gloom and hollow emptiness. A quaint, rugged sound strangely resembling serenity post-mortem, oddly redolent of the reveller's trance upon opium, shifted, touch by touch, onto unceasing waves of progressive drone, sludge and post-rock madness. A mark, though unique, had reeked up from the summoned souls of three different shadows - God Is An Astronaut, Pelican and Russian Circles.

Read more ››

Bölzer - Soma [EP]
Review by Mr. Doctor
9.0
There's no denying. The underground has been taken by storm. Bölzer has so far released material that barely scratches an hour in total, yet they have been recognized by almost everyone as a force to be reckoned with. How are they able to create so much with so little?

Read more ››

Supported event

70000 Tons Of Metal 2015

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

Blind Guardian
Ensiferum
Arch Enemy
Equilibrium
Annihilator
(+22)
http://www.70000tons.com
Staff pick
Entombed A.D. - Back To The Front
Death N Roll

Hey! These guys sound a lot like Entombed!

More picks | Read review ››

Picked by: Doc Godin
Thumbs up: Daniell, Darkside Momo
 
Apocalyptica - To Release New Album In 2015 02.08

After 2010's 7th Symphony, the Finnish cello masters Apocalyptica are currently finishing their 8th studio album to be released in early 2015, followed by an extensive live tour. For the upcoming album, the band is working with Franky Perez as exclusive singer on the vocal tracks - this time not only during production, but for the whole cycle including the tour. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Celebrating Jon Lord - Cover Artwork, Trailer And Details Revealed 02.08

On April 4th, 2014, a group of musicians assembled at the Royal Albert Hall to pay tribute to one of the most-missed musicians of them all: Jon Lord, who passed away in 2012. Celebrating Jon Lord will be released as 1CD - The Composer, 2CD - The Rock Legend, 2DVD, Blu-ray, box set and download on September 26th, 2014 on earMUSIC. All product configurations feature individual cover artworks which have now been revealed for the first time. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Krieg - New Song Streaming Online 02.08

Here it is, new music from Krieg! The U.S. black metal group just debuted the first song off of Transient, which is their forthcoming new record. While the album is set for release on September 2nd via Candlelight Records, you can listen to "Order Of The Solitary Road" right now. When you do, tell us if you enjoy the band's new track. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Gus G. - New Video Online, Announces West Coast Tour 02.08

Ozzy Osbourne/Firewind guitarist Kostas "Gus G." Karamitroudis has released a new video for "Blame It On Me". Apart from releasing the new video, he announced that he will team up with Lynam for a string of West Coast dates in October. Gus G. will be supporting his debut solo album, I Am The Fire. The dates kick off on October 15th in Los Angeles at the world famous Whisky a Go Go and mark Gus' first solo band appearances in North America. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Slipknot - New Song Streaming Online 01.08

Slipknot's latest album All Hope Is Gone came out six years ago. Naturally, fans are curious about the new material the band has been teasing. The Iowa metallers give us now a chance to listen to a brand new track today called "The Negative One". All you have to do is go to the band's official website to stream the song while you can. After listening to the song, you have to register to listen to it again. It's the small price you pay. (by BloodTears)   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 ››
 
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 July 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 ››
Random stuff
  Random album
Genghis Tron - Dead Mountain Mouth (2006)

I remember being blown out by Genghis Tron's debut Ep "Cloak Of Love", their insane mixture of rabid Grindcore and electronic elements such as synthpop and drum n' bass was a thing totally new to my ears, it was an innovative piece and deserved all my attention. Now I'm in front of the debut full-length of the band, entitled "Dead Mountain Mouth". After the first listen I must say I'm not that impressed. The first thing that caught my attention is the whole... (by Undercraft)   Read more ››

Reviewer: 8.0      Users: 7.2 | 16 votes
  Random trivia
Alice Cooper

At the Toronto Rock 'n Roll Revival concert in September 1969, a chicken somehow made its way on stage during Alice's performance. Cooper didn't have any experience around livestock, so he thought "Chickens have wings, so they must be able to fly". So Cooper picked it up and threw it out over the crowd, with the intention of having the chicken fly away. But chickens cannot fly particularly well, and the bird plummeted into the crowd and was reportedly ripped to shreds by the rowdy audience. The next day the incident made the front page of many national newspapers. Frank Zappa phoned him shortly afterwards to ask if the story, which reported that Cooper had bit the head off the live chicken and drank its blood on stage, was true. Cooper denied the rumor, whereupon Zappa told him, "Well, whatever you do, don't tell anyone you didn't do it". Zappa considered that kind of publicity priceless for the band.

# Edit | More Alice Cooper trivia

Wo Fat

Psychedelic Doom

Soulfractured

Progressive

Monolord

Stoner

Anthriel

Progressive
Hot topics Most commented
Slipknot - New Song Streaming Online  (16)
News | Darkside Momo
Opeth - Streaming Another New Song  (16)
News | Steadydrummer619
Trudger - Dormiveglia  (12)
Reviews | Chobo_jokeR
At what point is a metalhead not a metalhead.  (64)
General metal forum | deadone
Origin - Omnipresent  (14)
Reviews | Ilham
Bölzer - Soma  (12)
Reviews | !J.O.O.E.!
The Conjuration - Surreal  (24)
Reviews
Hellfest 2014 - A report!  (22)
Articles
Slugdge - Gastronomicon  (19)
Reviews