Project Pain - Thrashed To Kill
Review by BitterCOld
Thrashed To Kill resulted in drinks spilled. When last we left Project Pain, I reviewed their debut I Have Sinned, the first album of some old school Dutch thrashers. With Thrashed To Kill it seems the band has continued their thrashin' ways, gobbling up Gouda, pounding Jenever, sticking their fingers in dikes and shoving their wooden shoes up the backsides of poor posers. Thrash. Sorry, hadn't used that word in a sentence or two, needed to get it in.


Unleashed - Dawn Of The Nine
Review by Doc Godin
It's been nine, count 'em, nine years since we've seen any color on an Unleashed album cover. What does this mean? Are Unleashed taking us down a path they've never taken us before? Are we going to [metaphorically] taste and smell brand new melodeath flavors and aromas?


Acid King - Middle Of Nowhere, Center Of Everywhere
Review by BitterCOld
Retro-sounding female fronted psychedelic stoner doom… but before you dismiss them as another Janey Come Lately, do realize Acid King have been kicking out the jams for more than 20 years.


Heidevolk - Velua
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Though co-lead vocalist Joris Boghtdrincker departed from Heidevolk a couple of years ago, they could not in good conscience abandon their trademark vocal harmonies, and so the barrel-chested tag-team remains intact with the new addition of Lars Vogel. At least their signature sound hasn't changed with the line-up, but Velua is a very slow starter.


Skyforger - Senprūsija
Review by deadone
To be honest I had some reservations reviewing a folk black metal band. Given that the closest I get to either genres is Bathory one can understand my trepidation. Then to my surprise it turns out Skyforger's new album Sensprūsija offers a more multifaceted approach including large chunks of heavy and thrash metal circa 1988!


Santo Rostro - II: The Bleed
Review by BitterCOld
"Spanish bongs in Andalucia… Stoner jams rawk balls for 39" minutes*. Pardon the intro. If it makes sense to you, you earn dos puntos frescos. If not, be sure to check out The Clash… but only after getting sonically plowed by Santo Rostro.


Three Steps To The Ocean - Migration Light
Review by tea[m]ster
Three Steps To The Ocean are a four-piece instrumental band from Italy. They have been around for quite a while, having released three records since 2007. They play a specific style of atmospheric post rock/metal with some sludge, doom and experimental touches. Migration Light is the fourth title in their catalog, continuing what has been one of more remarkable "fly under the radar" kind of rides I have ever seen. It's been a very secretive trudge through the desensitized network of post rock/metal for Three Steps To The Ocean, and they may be one of the best bands doing it that you've never heard of.


Six Feet Under - Crypt Of The Devil
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Chris Barnes ruins everything.


Supported event

Nightwish: North American Tour 2015

USA, San Francisco, CA (Warfield Theatre)
28 April 2015

Staff pick
Ghost Ship Octavius - Ghost Ship Octavius
Melodic/progressive metal

Matt Wicklund and Van Williams make a winning team in Ghost Ship Octavius's debut album. Their talent to produce intricate, hard-hitting songs combined with the soaring performance of vocalist Adōn Fanion reaches epic proportions. Dark in atmosphere and themes, Ghost Ship Octavius borrows elements like groovy riffs à la Nevermore and Communic, and the melodic virtuosity of the likes of Darkwater. Add outstanding solos and a grandiose sound to the equation, and you have a very auspicious start for this band.

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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - Release New Single And Video 24.04

Today has brought many premieres. Here is more new music for you. Luca Turilli's Rhapsody have also premiered a new song today. In fact, their first digital single "Rosenkreuz (The Rose And The Cross)" was released today and the band created a lyric video for it. Go ahead and get a taste of Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus below! It's only the beginning... (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Skraeckoedlan - New Album Announced, Single Preview Streaming 24.04

Swedish psychedelic metallers Skraeckoedlan are thrilled to announce the release of the band's second full-length, Sagor ("Stories"), due out June 10th through In Flames frontman Anders Fridén's label Razzia Notes. As more details are yet to come, the band announced the release of a single, entitled Flod ("River"), to be released on May 22nd. A preview for the single can be viewed below. (by J. N.)   Read more ››
Lucifer - Debut Album Release In June 24.04

Lucifer, the brand-new band featuring Johanna Platow Sadonis of short-lived The Oath, are proud to announce the release of the band's self-titled debut album, Lucifer I, due out June 16th through Rise Above Records. With Andrew "Andy" Prestridge (ex-The Oath) and Gary "Gaz" Jennings (ex-Cathedral), Lucifer will cloak the world with occult magic. (by J. N.)   Read more ››
Kamelot - Premiere New Video For 'Insomnia' 24.04

Symphonic metal masters Kamelot are ready to share another piece of music from their upcoming new album Haven. And so they have released a video for the track "Insomnia" and as of now you can watch it here. They promise an epic and cinematic experience. Enjoy! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Moonspell - New Lyric Video Online 24.04

Portuguese metallers Moonspell have released an official lyric video for the song "Medusalem". You might be familiar with the track since it is taken from the band's new album, Extinct, which was released in March via Napalm Records. The band has been promoting the record and toured recently in Europe. Next up, they will head to North America with Septicflesh and Deathstars. Don't miss the tour if you want to hear the new songs live. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Evergrey - Factory, Tallinn, Estonia, 26.03.2015 10.04

Evergrey have been long-awaited guests around these parts. Even though they come from a country so close, it's apparently still a lengthy journey to drop by. To some, Evergrey are a band about 10 years past their prime, but their latest album seems to have gotten the blood flowing again and has gained some good attention. Regardless of the reasons, it was a pleasure to see them hit the stage in Tallinn as part of the Tallinn Music Week festival. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - Day Four: There's A Tear In My Beer 04.04

The last day of the cruise is always bittersweet since … well … it's the last day. But it's also the day to catch bands which were missed previously. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
Getting Into: Manowar 29.03

The articles in this series begun by our own Baz Anderson are designed to give a brief overview of a band's entire discography, so as to provide a clear point of entry for the uninitiated. It offers a different approach from the typical review format, for the curious newcomer to a well-traveled band. Manowar Heavy/power metal USA Manowar helped kick off the American power metal scene back in the '80s with their self-referential bombast and overdriven melodic metal. While their fame stems as much from their seemingly-blissful goofiness (and… 'memorable' artwork) as from their... (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
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Cathedral - The Guessing Game (2010)

We all know these doom pioneers have been around for over twenty years now, but for the first time Cathedral have released a double album, in the form of The Guessing Game. The music contained on these two discs is as colourful and artistic as the cover art, Cathedral have always been a little fruity and this latest offering is no different. This is doom metal meets psychedelic rock and progressive punk, and a bunch of various other elements thrown in there for good measure. The Guessing Game isn't... (by Baz Anderson)   Read more ››

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