Black Moth - Condemned To Hope
Review by R'Vannith
7.8
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.

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Gunfire - Age Of Supremacy
Review by R Lewis
7.4
Gunfire's first new music in ten years brings all the classic metal you could ever need.

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Midnight Sin - Sex First
Review by Doc Godin
3.9
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.

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Irreversible - Surface
Review by tea[m]ster
8.8
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.

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Necrodeath - The 7 Deadly Sins
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
7.4
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.

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Northern Oak - Of Roots And Flesh
Review by Doc Godin
8.5
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.

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Protokult - No Beer In Heaven
Review by Doc Godin
4.0
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.

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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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Supported event

Within Temptation: North American Tour 2014

USA, Denver, CO (Gothic Theater)
28 September 2014

Within Temptation
Amaranthe
Staff pick
Khthoniik Cerviiks - Heptaedrone
Death/Black

Another poach from Fenriz's Band of the Week thing here. Totally raw, totally good album.

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1349 - New Video Online 20.09

Norwegian black metal band 1349 have unleashed their brand new video for the track "Slaves". The band is about to release their newest creation, Massive Cauldron Of Chaos, via Indie Recordings on September 29th worldwide, except for North America where Season Of Mist releases it on September 30th. The band descended into the mines of Kongsberg in Norway to record the video for the track "Slaves". You can watch the clip here now. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Galneryus - Premiere New Video 20.09

With their new album just days away, Japanese power metal titans Galneryus have unveiled a video for the song "There's No Escape". The Osakans' first release of new material since 2012's Angel Of Salvation, Vetelgyus goes on sale on September 24th via VAP Records. Enjoy! (by Ruchesko)   Read more ››
 
Helevorn - New Video Released 20.09

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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 ››
 
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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Kalisia - Cybion (2009)

Disclaimer: this review might be long (and so is the album) but I couldn't do without the context and other explanations. If you don't care about reading this slab of a review, just go and buy the album straight away. You may not have heard of French band Kalisia before but they've been among the most praised act here since they released the demo Skies about 15 years ago. I, myself, have discovered the demo back in 2003 I think, and was so blown by this progressive and somewhat death... (by wrathchild)   Read more ››

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Darkwoods My Betrothed

It is not very known that both Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen and Tuomas Holopainen started their musician's career in DWMB. In 1998 Holopainen formed Nightwish and invited "Emppu" to play the guitar with the new band.

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