Black Moth - Condemned To Hope
Review by R'Vannith
Merely hoping for their tunes to be deemed catchy isn't Black Moth's manner of proceeding. Cunningly combining rock 'n' roll energies and a darkly charred stoner metal presentation, it seems that they would condemn passable song writing to deliver catchy tunes by natural force of habit.


Gunfire - Age Of Supremacy
Review by R Lewis
Gunfire's first new music in ten years brings all the classic metal you could ever need.


Midnight Sin - Sex First
Review by Doc Godin
Good lord. Sleaze metal revival? Are we actually still doing this? Ugh. Midnight Sin, if this album ever had any value, it's about a decade past it's "best before" date.


Irreversible - Surface
Review by tea[m]ster
Atlanta, Georgia's Irreversible mark a return to the glorious past with their latest release Surface. Gone are the hardcore/alternative elixirs from their last two releases, Ashes and Thorn. Back are the post metal capstones from Sins and Light.


Necrodeath - The 7 Deadly Sins
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Italian veterans Necrodeath, like many groups with 30 years and 11 albums to their names, like to play Motörhead roulette with their releases. They adhere to the same formula time after time, breaking ranks for nobody, and the quality of the album lies completely in the thrall of chance.


Northern Oak - Of Roots And Flesh
Review by Doc Godin
Nature-y band name and album title? Equally nature-y album cover with folkloric overtones? Yeah, typical folk metal. In spite of being pretty typical in so many ways, Northern Oak have done a supremely bang-up job with Of Roots And Flesh.


Protokult - No Beer In Heaven
Review by Doc Godin
If the Korpiklaani fan club was a violent prison gang, the cruel, painful initiation ritual would be to listen to Protokult's No Beer In Heaven.


Brimstone Coven - II
Review by Mattybu
Brimstone Coven is one of those bands that is hard for me to not enjoy. Like, really hard.


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Crowbar: Symmetry In Black North America 2014

USA, Englewood, CO (Gothic Theatre)
24 September 2014

Fit For An Autopsy
Armed For Apocalypse
Staff pick
Pervy Perkin - Ink

In the grand scheme of things this album has got one strength and one weakness. At the core of it the reason is one and the same. This album is so packed with different and great ideas, it's really becoming ridiculous. However, this also accounts for the length of the album and the lack of consistent direction in development of said ideas and thus it appears to be all over the place. High marks for the début effort and future promise, though.

Listen to the full album over at Bandcamp.

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Amon Amarth - Debut New Video 19.09

Amon Amarth have just debuted their brand new video! The Swedish melodic death metallers chose the title track to their 2013 album Deceiver Of The Gods for the video that features clips from the upcoming film, Northmen - A Viking Saga, which stars Tom Hopper, Ryan Kwanten, Ken Duken, and features Johan Hegg as Valli, as you probably know. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Downfall Of Gaia - New Album Detailed, Streaming New Track 19.09

German metal act Downfall Of Gaia announced the new release of Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay, the band's third full length studio release. The album drops on November 7th (G/A/S), November 10th (rest of Europe), and November 11th (North America) via Metal Blade Records. The band also presents a brand new 10-minute track, "Carved Into Shadows", available for streaming down under. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
Iron Reagan - Debut New Video 19.09

You might have heard of Iron Reagan by now. Fronted by Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste), the crossover/hardcore punk group just released their hilarious new video. The video was directed by Whitey McConnaughy and features cameos from members of Red Fang, Toxic Holocaust and Mudhoney. They chose the song "Miserable Failure" from their new album The Tyranny Of Will, released a few days ago via Relapse Records. Expect a "flash mosh" of epic proportions. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Black Label Society - Confirm Headlining North American Tour 19.09

At the end of this year, Californian heavy metal band Black Label Society will be heading out on a headlining touring spree across the lands of North America. The band will be touring in support of their latest album, Catacombs Of The Black Vatican, released on April 8th via Roadrunner Records. Special guests on this trek will be Hatebreed and Butcher Babies. See all confirmed dates below. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
Sylosis - Split With Drummer, Announce Replacement 19.09

British quartet Sylosis have recently confirmed that they have parted ways with their long time drummer Rob Callard. Rob has been part of the band since the inception in 2000, and has contributed his share on three studio albums. With Rob's stepping down, Sylosis are excited to announce the arrival of Ali Richardson on drums. Ali has been a close friend of the band and previously filled in behind the kit on some live dates earlier this year when Sylosis toured with DevilDriver and Ali's own band Bleed From Within which he will be continuing alongside Sylosis. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 4 Issue #3 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 19.09

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveler 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 Raum Kingdom, Kali, Torrid Husk, Fever Sea, Myopic and Wild Throne. (by Nefarious, Troy Killjoy, Abattoir)   Read more ››
Progventure Part 9: Green Carnation - Another Night Under The Dam, Åseral, Norway, 31.07.2014 01.09

It seems that my Progventure prog searching trips are not only a convenient excuse to travel new places, or more often the only way of seeing bands I like I wouldn't otherwise get to see, but in some cases they are turning out to be events of a fairly unique kind. Another Night Under the Dam - the Green Carnation reunion show at the Åseral dam number 3 in Norway was unique in more ways than one. And it most definitely was special. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2014 - Denver, CO - 13 Jul 2014 29.07

The annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival! Great variety of bands, I always have a blast, it's always fun, the weather is always way too hot and this year's event was almost no exception. Yes, almost no exception; the timing of the festival couldn't be worse and the decision to split the Colorado show into two events didn't help the cause neither. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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One of UK's finest extreme acts, Anaal Nathrakh, has awakened. Two years have passed since we found them lying In The Constellation Of The Black Widow, the warfare days are over and the forging of the new massive weapon has been accomplished. Operation Passion launched the first assault during the middle of May and the armada still marches supreme, inflicting major pain from earth, sea and air. The grinding machines of zero tolerance keep on blast beating endlessly, with the black metal vibes... (by DerRozzengarten)   Read more ››

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The drum solo "Batalla de los tambores", played by Sully and Shannon, which the band regularly plays live, started by having two drum sets on rehearsals during the tours. It begins with a drum riff from the song "Get Up, Get Out!", from their first album; and gradually becomes a medley of drum parts of songs: "YYZ" by Rush, "Walk This Way" by Aerosmith, and "Moby Dick" by Led Zeppelin. The solo is never rehearsed, it's just played.

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