Ethereal Shroud - They Became The Falling Ash
Review by BitterCOld
I like walking around my new home of Asuncion at night. After dark the city takes on a different feel. Opting to meander in new directions through new barrios is very intriguing and, at times, tinged with a little danger. I think with They Became The Falling Ash I've found the soundtrack to my next few explorations.


Leviathan - Scar Sighted
Review by Apothecary
Any devout follower of black metal should know the name of Leviathan, a project that has helped to give America a significant presence in the genre's international scene time and time again. After a four year absence, and dealing with a few of life's many curveballs, Jeff Whitehead is back on the music scene, assaulting our eardrums with a new album from his twisted offspring. Beware: things are about to get ominous, and there's no playing it safe here.


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.


Staff pick
A Forest Of Stars - Beware The Sword You Cannot See
Gentlemen music!

The gentlemen's club of A Forest Of Stars came again from the 1890's to bring us their fourth album of their unique take on atmospheric black metal.

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Shining - Debut Another New Song 04.03

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Amorphis - New Album In September, Heads For Studio 04.03

Later this year, Amorphis will be heading out on tour with Nightwish and Arch Enemy but they have more tricks up their sleeve. In fact, you can expect the band's new album pretty soon, around September. The Finns started off the year by demoing new songs for their upcoming 12th studio album and will start pre-production this March in Helsinki with producer Jens Bogren. The album recordings will begin in April at Bogren's Fascination Street Studio in Stockholm. What will they bring to the table on their next album? We will have to wait and see. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Nightwish - Announce European Tour With Arch Enemy, Amorphis 04.03

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God Dethroned - Working On New Material 04.03

While they haven't released a new album in five years, God Dethroned are now working on new material. The death metallers reunited on board the 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 and that seemed to have sparked them to write new music. The band has a few shows lined up for this year and hopes to record this year as well. The follow-up to Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross is coming. Good news then! (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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Vangough - Game On (2010)

What Clay Withrow does when he is not busy writing some new materials for his band Vangough ? Well he plays video games! And since that our dude apparently cannot leave his guitars alone, he decided to mix two of his passions, and wrote Game On, a cover album of video games music! Perfect for old school nostalgic gamers, this release features mega hits from Mega Man 2, Starfox or the legendary Castlevania IV among other excellent games. Sure this is just covers but they're extremely well done... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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Black Sabbath

There is a mysterious track on the album Sabotage which can be heard on US and UK vinyl versions of the album, at the end of 'The Writ'. The song lasts around 20 seconds, and it is a recording of Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward goofing around in the studio.

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