Dark Forest (UK) - Beyond The Veil
Review by Susan
Yeah, I like classic Elvenking, too.


Lascaille's Shroud - The Roads Leading North
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
You know that Lascaille's Shroud is a great band because I'm not pissed off that I had to sit through over two hours of album just to hear The Roads Leading North a single time.


We Are The Catalyst - Elevation
Review by Susan
Spoiler alert: it kicks ass. In fact, this is exactly how to present a sophomore album:


Mistur - In Memoriam
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Mistur excels at creating atmosphere. In Memoriam is lousy with layers of instrumentation that never cease building on each other, and the results are monstrous in scale.


ADX - Non Serviam
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
For a band in its fourth decade of existence, ADX sounds surprisingly spry and spirited. No, scratch that - for any band, ADX has a lot of heart, a lot of charisma, and a clear, powerful sound that seems to be quite rare in today's speed and thrash circles.


Kognitiv Tod - Eternal Return
Review by Apothecary
Psychedelic black metal. There's something about this bizarre union of genres that actually works a lot better than most would probably expect. Black metal, as hypnotizing and otherworldly as it often is, seems to be an almost ideal partner for the dreamlike realms of psilocybin, ego death, and spirit guardians. The inclination towards pushing boundaries in both genres has led to a pleasant diversity of sounds among psychedelic black metal bands, some very dark and chaotic, others embracing a more mellow, "floating" type feeling. Kognitiv Tod opts for the latter formula.


Zeal And Ardor - Devil Is Fine
Review by Windrider
Once in a while there comes a time when new ways open up for music. Frontiers are being torn down and ideas can stream freely, going on a journey that takes them through many discussions and lets the creator experience both hatred and admiration. It always takes its time until a new sound is essentially established and the occasions where one can witness the birth of a new style are rare. So we are truly fortunate drunkards to live in the time where Zeal And Ardor release their second album to date, Devil Is Fine.


Abbath - Abbath
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Seven years and a blizzard of litigation have passed since we last heard the batrachoid gnarring of Immortal frontman and painty-faced Boston terrier Abbath. Amidst internal struggles and various controversies, what was supposed to be a glorious return to fame quickly descended into an uncomfortable mistake. Frolic at the heart of winter for too long and you're bound to catch cold.


Alter Bridge - Premiere New Single 26.07

A new Alter Bridge song has arrived! The band is currently readying the release of their new album, The Last Hero, and the hard rock group just debuted the first single from it. The track "Show Me A Leader" can now be heard streaming at this location. To get your hands on their new album, wait for it to hit stores on October 7th. Do you like the album's first song? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Disillusion - New Single Trailer Released 26.07

The progressive metal masters Disillusion have just uploaded the trailer for their new single called "Alea". According to the band, the new single will be out on October 7th, 2016. Also, the track will be over 10 minutes. You can enjoy the short preview below for a taste of the band's first new material in 10 years. (by Alondate)   Read more ››
Guns N' Roses - 30 Arrested At Band's Show In New Jersey 26.07

Guns N' Roses' North American tour has been eventful. More than thirty people were arrested on Saturday night (July 23rd) at the band's concert at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Investigators say 30-year-old Kimberly Goodman was charged with aggravated assault against two state troopers, who received minor injuries. State troopers say there were also arrests for solicitation without a permit, disorderly persons, criminal trespassing, simple assault, drug offenses, resisting arrests, open lewdness and harassment. Welcome to the Jungle. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Demoncy - Guitarist Passes Away 26.07

American black metal underground maniacs Demoncy just lost one of their guitar blasphemers, Clayton Charles Vargo, who was known by his nickname Grymoreth. No details were disclosed regarding his death. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Monolord - Stream Track From New EP 26.07

Stoner/doom metal purveyors Monolord are about to release a 10" EP and have now shared one of the tracks from it. The two-song EP is titled Die In Haze and drops on August 12th through EasyRider Productions. Check out the title track "Die In Haze" via SoundCloud here as well as the other song on the release. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
70000 Tons Of Metal 2016 - Part One: Why You Should Go Next Year 12.07

Wow, it's already July; time is flying fast and the organizers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise are hard at work hammering out the details for the 2017 edition. I expect information for the public sale to be released any day now (veteran cruisers already have the chance to book) and if you are still on the fence about finally scratching The Original, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise off your bucket list, then this article is for YOU. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
ScreamingSteel's Top 10 Best Metal Covers of Non-Metal Songs 11.07

The more I branch out into different forms of content on Metal Storm, the more I realize something: I don't have all that many original ideas myself, but I sure can parrot other people's work like nobody's business. That revelation made my next choice of publication inevitable: my own installment of the covers list thing, so that you may all cower at yet further evidence of my superior tastes. If you think I've missed something, I encourage you to check Dane Train's or BitterCOld's list to see if the song was already featured, and then to voice your concern in a civil... (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
Roadburn Festival 2016 - Day 4: Afterburner 08.07

After the usual procrastination and delay, Apothecary and Mr. Doctor are happy to bring you the much overdue final installation of our coverage of this year's Roadburn Festival. (by Apothecary, Mr. Doctor)   Read more ››
Skyforger 22.07

Bad English: This may be a weird question, but how do you envision the Latvian metal scene if bands such as Skyforger and Heaven Grey had never existed? Peter Kvetkovskis: Well, there was always and still is another bands around - the metal scene here is quite big enough even without Skyforger or Heaven Grey. The question is how unique and original those bands are, but that's another topic to talk about I guess. It is very hard to make your name worldwide if you are from such a small far away country like Latvia is. You must be somehow original to stand out from millions of bands playing... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Civil War 18.07

Bad English: Hi. Thank you for doing this interview with us at Metal Storm. NPJ: No problems!! Bad English: Can you introduce yourself, and tell us how you decided to become a singer and how you started listening to metal? NPJ: Oh, well things just happened. I've always had the music inside me and when the NWOBHM came: I found my destiny. What can I say? Metal is my life! Bad English: You're from Borlänge, right? And you support Leksands IF? NPJ: Yes, I am from Kvarnsveden, Borlänge Kommun and of course I support Leksand. There is no alternative. Well, now Borlänge... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Pantheist 14.07

Bad English: Hi. Thank you for doing this interview with us at Metal Storm. Kostas Panagiotou: It's a pleasure as Metal Storm is one of my favourite metal sites on the net! Bad English: Can you introduce yourself, and tell us about your first steps into music, both as a listener and as a musician? KP: I grew up in Greece and you are immediately exposed to a lot of music in this country. Greeks like to party, and as they are emotional people they also like to express their emotions through listening to their favourite songs, so music is everywhere. I only started to think of myself as a... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
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Unwritten Pages - Fringe Kitchen (2012)

Rating supplement: Interesting, fresh, fun; ideal for people who like their prog metal surprising. Fact: I love reviewing. More often than not you get average stuff, but you also get to hear the good albums before everyone else. Nothing beats the pleasure of discovering a gem and telling everyone: "This is great, and you heard it from me first." And it is always a joyous occasion when you come across something worth spinning over and over again. Fringe Kitchen is one of those albums for... (by MoraWintersoul)   Read more ››

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Solgrav is Swedish/Norwegian/Danish for "sungrave" (sol=sun, grav=grave). The name comes from an old Finnish myth. According to this myth there's a place called Auringon Hauta (sun's grave) where the sun falls asleep. Actually a place with this name truly exists, it's a small lake made by a meteor in Estonia.

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