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.


In Flames - New Music Snippet, To Tour With Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed 27.07

Sweden's In Flames have announced the first tour dates for their upcoming studio release. In January 2017, the band will embark on a tour of major UK arenas together with Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed in England, Scotland and Wales. Apart from their next DVD Sounds From The Heart Of Gothenburg scheduled for release on September 23rd, the band has premiered an exclusive preview of new music from their forthcoming album. You can hear it over here. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Epica - Share Second Part Of New Album Documentary 27.07

Epica have presented the second part of the studio documentary of The Holographic Principle, which gives you another opportunity to hear bits of new music from the album. This part deals with the recording of the piano, orchestra and vocals. If you are curious, just watch the video below and tell us what you think. (by Nifheim)   Read more ››
Amoral - Calling It Quits, Final Show Announced 27.07

The Finnish band Amoral are set to call it a day in early 2017 after their final show, scheduled for January 5th at Tavastia in Helsinki. Before this they will set up an "old school shows" tour in the fall, playing songs off the first three albums as a five-piece without Ari Koivunen. (by Risto)   Read more ››
Hooded Menace - New Vocalist Announced 27.07

Finnish death/doom metal wizards Hooded Menace just announced new vocalist Harri Kuokkanen. He is known as the vocalist of doom metallers Horse Latitudes. You can expect news regarding their next album and upcoming tour shortly. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Argus Megere - Sign To Loud Rage Music, Reveal New Album Details 27.07

Argus Megere, the Romanian black metal band, are going to release a new album this year and they have found the label to release it. Veii will be released this autumn via Loud Rage Music. (by RaduP)   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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Dominici - O3 A Trilogy - Part 2 (2007)

Do you remember this name, Charlie Dominici? I'm sure that some of you do, because back in 1989 Charlie was the singer of the legendary Dream Theater on their first album "When Dream And Day Unite". After this album, Dominici never found a way to release something else but he did his come back in 2005 with an acoustic album "O3 A Trilogy - Part 1". As you can already understand, this album was the first part of a trilogy and today we will talk about its 2nd part, a pure release... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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Enochian Crescent

Vocalist Wrath was hospitalised during a show at Tavastia club when the band were supporting Emperor in 1997. He accidentally cut his wrist too deep with a knife that his father had received as a gift for 20 years of duty. Emperor refused to climb on the stage before it had been cleaned thoroughly.

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