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


Enslaved - In Times
Review by Apothecary
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.


Dysrider - Bury The Omen
Review by Susan
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.


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


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.


Feed Her To The Sharks - Fortitude
Review by Susan
Feed Her To The Sharks's Fortitude is a solid metalcore record from a band bringing renewed passion to the genre. While the songs follow a simple formula, the band's driving rhythms and unstoppable energy set it apart. The aggression is impeccable and the melody is heartbreaking.


Burweed - Hide
Review by R'Vannith
Hide is initially reticent about its atmospheric sludge, and only toward its end will its basis become apparent.


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 ››
Metallica - Launch Reissue Project With 'No Life 'Til Leather' Cassette 03.03

Remember the 1982 No Life 'Til Leather demo? And cassettes? Well, Metallica will celebrate this year's "Record Store Day" with the release of an exact duplication of the band's 1982 demo tape as a limited-edition cassette on April 18th. The artwork was made from Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich's own copy and will feature his handwriting. At the time, the group consisted of vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, lead guitarist Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), bassist Ron McGovney and drummer Ulrich. Some of the songs from this demo became classics of the band and all but "The... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Psycroptic - Entire New Self-Titled Album Streaming Online 03.03

The brand new self-tilted album from Australian technical death metallers Psycroptic can now be streamed in its entirety through the SoundCloud player below. Psycroptic is the band's sixth full-length, which is set to be officially released on March 10th via Prosthetic Records but you can enjoy the album beforehand! Play it loud. (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
My Silent Wake - Share New Song Online 03.03

As reported last year, British doomsters My Silent Wake have been working on a new album to be released on House Of Ashes. While the details of their next album are still unknown at this point, the band has a new song titled "Of Fury" online available for your streaming pleasure (or otherwise) below. This year is also their 10th anniversary. Were you impressed by the new song? (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Sepultura - 30th Anniversary North American Tour 03.03

Sepultura are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a tour in North America in May and June. The thrash legends released their first music 30 years ago in 1985, Bestial Devastation. Bassist Paulo Jr. remains the only original member in the band but there is also guitarist Andreas Kisser, who is in the band since 1987. Now they can't wait to travel in time through their history with their fans in the U.S. and Canada. Sepultura will join forces with the mighty Destruction and Arsis, as well as Boris The Blade, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, Micawber, and Starkill as rotating openers. See the... (by BloodTears)   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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Rob Rock - Garden Of Chaos (2007)

The previous album of Rob Rock was a bit deceiving for me. I don't know why but I didn't like it a lot… Of course it wasn't bad or anything but it was clearly too generic and conventional, all in all it was just a new album of Power Metal like the ton of other new ones that we have every day in our stores… The new release is much better in my opinion with some variations (in general the songs are a lot more aggressive now) and some nice NWOBHM touches! When you'll listen to the... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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Ozzy Osbourne

On December 8th, 2003 he was seriously injured while riding his ATV quad bike on the grounds of his Buckinghamshire estate in England. The accident occurred while he was taking a day off from his hectic promotional schedule surrounding the UK release of "Changes" - a duet with his daughter Kelly. He broke his collarbone, six ribs and a vertebra in his neck. The injuries were not considered to be life-threatening, though he has undergone some surgery.

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