Bloodtruth - Obedience
Review by Ilham
5.5
I'm tired and angry. I won't make the slightest effort to make this review interesting, or easy to read. Nor will I try to be original. And I certainly won't resort to intricate sentences to make this longer than it has to be. Why would I put more work into this than Bloodtruth did when writing the album?

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Phosphorus - Assassinat
Review by Doc Godin
8.2
There's really something special about finding a band like this - young, energetic and untainted by over-familiarity. Hearing Phosphorus' full-length debut is akin to hearing Absu or Skeletonwitch for the first time all over again.

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Silent Planet - The Night God Slept
Review by Ilham
8.5
The best thing about growing older is not knowing yourself better, but coming to the realisation you actually don't know that much. I never would have thought an album by a Christian metalcore band could actually move the doubtful heart of a hardened atheist such as mine. Silent Planet tamed the cold bitch in me for the short while I needed to write this review. I'll proceed to tell you how.

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Revocation - Deathless
Review by Mattybu
 
Revocation's self-titled album released in 2013 left me thinking two main things. The first being (aside from "Spastic") it was bad, and the second being despite its badness, the people in this band have the potential to drop a cataclysmic shit-wrecking album that would do the thrash and death genres proper justice.

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Tengger Cavalry - Ancient Call
Review by Susan
8.7
I went looking for some great folk metal since none had yet found me this year. In 2012 I took this same journey and found Wilderun on the unlikely shores of Boston; I have again struck folk metal gold in the equally unlikely city of Beijing.

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Khold - Til Endes
Review by Ilham
5.8
So decomposed that it starts oozing unidentified fluids, giving off a putrid smell and the insides ready to burst if you press too hard with your finger. That's how I like my French cheese, and that's how I like my Khold.

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Usnea - Random Cosmic Violence
Review by Apothecary
8.3
With 21 categories and 10 nominees per category for our annual Metal Storm Awards, it's inevitable that some albums are going to go unnoticed. One that may have missed your glance in this past edition was Usnea's self titled debut, a powerhouse of pounding doom, a dynamic black metal touch, and ensnaring atmosphere. Not even two years later, these Americans are back at it yet again, looking to solidify and expand upon their sound, an effort at which they certainly succeed with Random Cosmic Violence.

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Into Orbit - Caverns
Review by Xnoybis
7.6
Hailing from the land down under… no, not the one with Crocodile Dundee and Men At Work. The other one. The one where all sorts of Hollywood types run around LARPing for the cameras. You know, "Lord of Xena Warrior Princess" stuff.. Oh wow. Train of thought derailed. Oh my god the humanity. So, Into Orbit are from New Zealand, they play post-metal/rock, and Caverns is probably worth your while. Fortunately for my poor eardrums they play...

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70000 Tons Of Metal 2015

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

Blind Guardian
Ensiferum
Arch Enemy
Equilibrium
Annihilator
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http://www.70000tons.com
Staff pick
Cool Cavemen - Funkloric Trip
Frog funk party

You want a party? You've got a party! The French provide and everyone's invited! I believe somewhere there's probably a law of some kind or other against having so much fun on a record. Time to dust off that party sombrero of yours.

Listen to the album at Bandcamp.

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Picked by: Ivor
Thumbs up: Darkside Momo, Fat & Sassy!
 
Cloak Of Altering - Premiere New Song 22.11

Here it is, a brand new song from Cloak Of Altering for you to enjoy. "Stretching Infinity", the first single off the band's forthcoming album is available for streaming right now through the Soundcloud player below. Do you like it? Tell us how this 7-minute track compares to the Mories' previous achievements. (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
 
Insomnium - Joining Ensiferum On Their European Tour 22.11

Insomnium will be the special guests and accompany Ensiferum on their European tour next year. Ensiferum's European tour will then be an all-Finnish affair as Omnium Gatherum have also joined the bill. The trek will stop by Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, France, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark and more countries. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Sylosis - Release New Video 22.11

Here is your opportunity to listen to another new track from Sylosis. As you probably already know, the British metallers are releasing a new album next year called Dormant Heart. Today, you can watch their new animated video for the song "Leech". Due to the nature of the video, they weren't able to premiere it on YouTube but you can watch it here on Vimeo. Possibly due to the blood and nakedness. Do watch it and tell us if you liked it. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Angelus Apatrida - New Album Cover And Teaser Unveiled 22.11

Spaniards Angelus Apatrida are releasing a new album called Hidden Evolution. They have finally revealed the cover artwork that will grace their 5th studio album as well as a first teaser video featuring various song samples from the album. Check out the trailer below and hear a taste of what's to come. Hint: it's thrash! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Poets To Their Beloved - Singer Quits 22.11

German neofolk outfit Poets To Their Beloved has announced that singer Saskia Dommisse is leaving band. That leaves multi-instrumentalist Marcel Schiborr as the only member in the band now. But Marcel promises he is looking for a new vocalist and won't end the band. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Damnation Festival 2014 - Leeds, England, 1st November 2014 22.11

School, university, jobs, relationships... a lot can change in ten years. There might not be too many consistencies in life these days, but for the past ten years, the Damnation Festival has been a must - a necessity - for anyone who appreciates this kind of music. With the move to Leeds the festival grew bigger than probably anyone expected it to, and as we find ourselves in the year 2014 the festival is a streamlined, professional operation for all to enjoy. (by Baz Anderson)   Read more ››
 
Hedvig Mollestad Trio - Sinilind, Tallinn, Estonia, 25.10.2014 07.11

The less you know, the better it is. This seems to be a recurring pattern with smaller gigs. It holds true that the lower your expectations are for a class act, the more room you have for a pleasant surprise. Even though I didn't go into this instrumental jazz-influenced rock night blindfolded, so to say, I wasn't nearly prepared for a concert this excellent. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
Kruger & Coilguns (+ Nojia and Nesseria) in Toulouse, 22/10/2014 07.11

This report features too much hugs of a rare violence and unrestrained love - reader's discretion is advised. (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
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Moonspell - Alpha Noir / Omega White (2012)

Moonspell have tried to pull off an Opeth. (by Ivor)   Read more ››

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Anubis Gate

Anubis Gate comes from a book called, "The Anubis Gates" by Tim Powers. It was something that our former frontman Torben Askholm came up with. It inspired us both lyrically and visually back then, but now we've kind of grown out of it. So these days it's just a name, a brand with no actual connection to anything else about the band.

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