Silent Call - Truth's Redemption
Review by R'Vannith
Integral and clean progressive metal. It's a rare thing to come by in this day and age when pervasive trends seem to infiltrate every aspect of the genre, to its general declination as less and less sounds endeavour to provide generic stability and assurance. Thankfully we have bands like Silent Call.


Stigmhate - Zodacare Od Zodameranu
Review by wormdrink414
Zodameranu isn't the kind of album that will get your neuronal pistons firing in any kind of unique or strained way. You could call it cruise-control black metal, and that'd be fair.


Moab - Billow
Review by R'Vannith
Billow is a peculiar undulation. Like a sprightly psychedelic will-o'-the-wisp it entices those on the watch for regular doom in a direction well off the beaten path, all to experience the short duration of unexpectedly infiltrative riff scuff. Strangely jovial things begin to take shape in the haze, and Moab happily loom over doom with an eagerness to mix an eccentric concoction.


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.


Supported event

Crowbar: Symmetry In Black North America 2014

USA, Englewood, CO (Gothic Theatre)
24 September 2014

Fit For An Autopsy
Armed For Apocalypse
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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Thumbs up: Introspekrieg
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Nightbringer - New Album Streaming Online In Full 23.09

And now for some black metal courtesy of Nightbringer. The American metallers are currently streaming online their ambitious new album Ego Dominus Tuus (Latin for "I Am Your Lord") and you can now give it a spin. The follow-up to Hierophany Of The Open Grave will be released by Season Of Mist in North America on September 30th (September 26th worldwide). Listen to the entire album here or over here, among other options. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Paul Di'Anno - 'Running Free' Clip From New DVD Online 23.09

Former Iron Maiden singer Paul Di'Anno's April 9th performance at Lizard Club in Krakow, Poland as part of the Doładowanie festival, was professionally filmed for an upcoming DVD, titled The Beast Arises. After sharing online a clip of the performance of the song "Charlotte The Harlot" from the DVD, you can now see below another preview, this time of the track "Running Free". (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Crystal Viper - Cancel Show In Portugal 23.09

Polish heavy metal band Crystal Viper have cancelled their performance at Pax Julia Metal Fest in Portugal, which was scheduled for November 15th, 2014 due to frontwoman Marta "Leather Wych" Gabriel's health, even though they didn't explain further. According to the fest, this would be the band's first time playing in Portugal. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Den Saakaldte - German Politician Apologises For False Accusations 22.09

City council member Ralf Hofmann (SPD) has publicly apologized to, amongst others, Den Saakaldte for his false false accusations concerning band's alleged involvement in the so called "right-wing scene", with regards to the band's appearance at the Norwegian Hellcamp in Schweinfurt this October. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
Between The Buried And Me - 'Extremophile Elite' Clip From New DVD 22.09

Between The Buried And Me is set to launch their first ever Blu-ray release next week via Metal Blade Records worldwide. The video (also available on DVD) features interviews with each band member and a live recording of The Parallax II: Future Sequence performed in its entirety. To whet the appetite of fans who may be wondering just how the in studio performance with guest musicians looks, the clip of "Extremophile Elite" has been released in full online. Feast your eyes on it below. (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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The Belonging - Ashes Of The Fallen Throne (2008)

The Belonging is Death/Black hybrid hailing from the UK, a decade old, that now has a second album out. After the first song they didn't impress me too much, but there's more to this band that meets the eye. Usually these self-released albums are enjoyable for a couple of spins, but rarely do they hold my interest once the review is done and published. With The Belonging's "Ashes To The Fallen Throne" this'll mostly likely be different. Besides being playing a skilled... (by Lucas)   Read more ››

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While most of her late material are covers, up to her second album she played almost exclusively original songs.

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