Bloodway - Mapping The Moment With The Logic Of Dreams
Review by Apothecary
People who have familiarized themselves with many of the repeat offenders within the community of metal album cover artists must have surely heard the name of Costin Chioreanu by now. A highly respected illustrator, the Romanian-born Chioreanu has become known for his distinct, dreamlike style, making gorgeous artwork for bands such as Oranssi Pazuzu, Vulture Industries, and more. Many may be surprised to know, then, that not only does Chioreanu's artistry cover painting, but also music. Say hello to Bloodway.


Wolfheart - Shadow World
Review by Demonic Tutor
Lahti, Finland. The bay is quiet in winter. The cold seas echo the bluest of skies. Beneath it all lies the shadow world. Ready to explode, waiting to overthrow its masters. Setting the upper world aflame, for it deserves it. Wolfheart is the latest of Tuomas Saukkonen's bands, having previously disbanded Before The Dawn, Dawn Of Solace, Black Sun Aeon, and RoutaSielu. The guy has always been busy but consistent in his approach to majestic and...


Skepticism - Ordeal
Review by Apothecary
How does a band that pioneered a particular style still stay relevant within said style multiple decades down the road?


Gnaw Their Tongues - Abyss Of Longing Throats
Review by Mr. Doctor
Gnaw Their Tongues has always been my favorite project by the well-known sonic terrorist that is Mories. Reasons are plenty: The overall cinematographic aspect of his compositions; The structures that remain invisible at first but take form the more you listen to the numerous releases; The perfect marriage of black metal, noise, drone, ambient and other nightmarish influences. It's simply put, his most well-rounded project.


Stormhammer - Echoes Of A Lost Paradise
Review by Belegûr
A German power metal band with the name Stormhammer, what could possibly go wrong? The Germans aren't lacking for amazing power metal, but sadly bands like Stormhammer make up the second or third-string acts that never leave the stages of mediocrity. Echoes Of A Lost Paradise is a fantastic example of subpar and forgettable power metal.


Death Dealer - Hallowed Ground
Review by Belegûr
Hallowed Ground is a very surprising album; it manages to be completely forgettable and average despite being made by one of the best lineups a US power metal could ever hope to have.


Kingcrow - Eidos
Review by Demonic Tutor
Will you look at that album cover? Now that this got your attention, you can still be blown away by their music. Indeed, let's get right to it, the Italian prog musicians of Kingcrow are back with Eidos, and it is a gem of an album. In case you never heard of them, their influences include bands like Leprous, Pain Of Salvation, Porcupine Tree, Riverside, Threshold, Rush and Dream Theater. Those are not bad references to have. Kingcrow started...


Vorum - Current Mouth [EP]
Review by wormdrink414
According to Wikipedia, one-dimensional space, "in physics and mathematics, [is] a sequence of n numbers [that] can be understood as a location in n-dimensional space. When n = 1, the set of all such locations is called a one-dimensional space." I know what this means and Vorum's Current Mouth is definitely not one-dimensional.


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Satyricon - Frontman Diagnosed With Brain Tumor 06.10

A worrying news from the Satyricon camp. It seems that the band's frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. His full official statement can be read down below. We wish him all best and to get better as soon as possible. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Draconian - Debut New Song 06.10

As it has already been reported, Swedes Draconian will be releasing their sixth full-length studio album Sovran on October 30th via Napalm Records. Today, the band presents a brand new track, "Stellar Tombs", as a fine representation of what the new line-up is capable of. Do not hesitate and listen to the 6-minute long track over here. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Ne Obliviscaris - Announce Australian Tour In December 06.10

Are you living down under and want an epic progressive live performance thrown at your face? Then we got good news for you! Australian progressive metal act Ne Obliviscaris has revealed that they will do an Australian tour this December, right after their European shows, supporting Cradle Of Filth for their Inquisitional Torture tour. Plini will join them as a support act. All dates are available below the official tour flyer. Check them out. (by Fallen Ghost)   Read more ››
Def Leppard - Present New Lyric Video 06.10

Def Leppard are just a couple of weeks away from releasing of their upcoming self-titled effort, to be out on the 30th of October, 2015 through earMUSIC worldwide (excluding North America, Japan). Now the band present the new official lyric video for their recently released single "Let's Go", available for streaming via YouTube player down below. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
DinUmbră - Streaming New Album In Full 05.10

Romanian metallers DinUmbră are pleased to stream their upcoming new studio album, Soul Of A Galaxy, in its entirety. This will be their second full-length after their self-titled debut twelve years ago and two EP's. New album is available for streaming at this location. (by RaduP)   Read more ››
God Is An Astronaut - Tapper, Tallinn, Estonia, 14.09.2015 25.09

So the cow went to the sauna, and this is what happened. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
Progventure Part 10: Night Of The Prog X, Loreley, Germany, 17-19.07.2015 18.08

On the mesmerizing banks of the river Rhein, on the top of a huge rock called Loreley, Night of the Prog celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. For the first time it spanned three days over the weekend bringing listeners 21 bands in total. Too few, you say? Given only one stage, it's more like 21 individual full concerts in a row - a speciality of the event that is becoming a must-visit summer festival for anyone into prog. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
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Saxon - Into The Labyrinth (2009)

Sometime first feelings are weird and definitely wrong. I don't know why but when I listened to "Into The Labyrinth" for the first time, I found this album terribly boring and uninspired. Maybe that the problem came from the first song "Battalions Of Steel" which is too epic (strangely I like it a lot now…) but I don't know why I was totally wrong about the new Saxon… The more I listen to it, the more I like it and for sure, the British Heavy Metalers are back to the... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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