Sabaton - The Last Stand
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
The hype train for The Last Stand was as swift, powerful, and unstoppable as Jan III Sobieski at the Battle of Vienna. Sabaton and Nuclear Blast ardently touted this album as a new chapter in the band's sonic evolution, a new incarnation of our Swedish pals featuring more experimentation and variation than ever. It's clear that they wanted us to recognize something greater in The Last Stand. But what is it that sets The Last Stand apart?


Horseback - Dead Ringers
Review by Apothecary
On the morning of August 12, when I went on Bandcamp eager to listen to this new Horseback album in full, I saw a little blurb in the upper right corner that described it as music where "the distorted swagger of Neil Young's Crazy Horse sits at a table next to the haunted dronescapes of Sunn O)))." I burst out laughing then and there at how ridiculously silly this description sounded. But I would later regret it upon entering the realm of Horseback once more, and realizing just how accurate that label truly is.


Forevermore - Integral
Review by Susan
Baseball is often called "the thinking-man's sport." This may be unfair, since huge degrees of both mental toughness and strategy are required for nearly all sports, but artful scheming, well-thought-out maneuvers, and evolving game-plans are vital to baseball. So, I keep listening to Forevermore and having the term "thinking-man's metalcore" come to mind. Progressive elements dazzle this record and show incredible depth...


Hibria - XX
Review by Susan
Has it really been 20 years since Hibria formed? Many of us discovered them with the release of their explosive and monumental 2004 debut, Defying The Rules, which was already a culmination of several years' hard work and demo releases. Aside from making us feel old (I mean, I still consider Hibria to be the energetic young kids of heavy metal), these Brazilians have put together a little anniversary gift for us fans: three excellent new tunes...


Fistula - Longing For Infection
Review by Apothecary
Who ever said a band needed to be original to be good? Fistula sure as hell didn't.


Wolvserpent - Aporia:Kāla:Ananta [EP]
Review by Apothecary
The wolf is an able predator, of quick movement and firm body, able to take down its prey relatively easily. Snakes are lower on the food chain, however, and must resort to more stealth and concealement for survival. What happens when nature's winding trails make these two creatures cross paths? Enter Wolvserpent.


Be'lakor - Vessels
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Be'lakor is one of the most highly-praised and widely-beloved bands on Metal Storm, and I guess now we know which album is going to sweep our melodeath category come awards season; but before you storm away in a petulant huff complaining about popularity contests and unfair competition, allow me to explain why Vessels will be the album leading its buddies by 600 votes next February.


Crowhurst - Isolator
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
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Wormrot - Premieres New Video 24.08

Singaporean grindcore squad Wormrot just unveiled the video for the previously released track "Fallen Into Disuse", off the upcoming album Voices, due to hit the stores on October 14th through Earache Records. The video was filmed during the band's recent performance at the KL Metalcamp festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (by Paz)   Read more ››
Thy Catafalque - New Track Available For Streaming 24.08

Meta is the new and seventh full-length album from the Hungarian band Thy Catafalque. The album will be released on September 16th via Season Of Mist and recently the avantgarde outfit decided to release for streaming "10^(-20) Ångström". This is the third song unveiled from the new opus and can now be streamed using the YouTube player below. (by Paz)   Read more ››
Vader - Premiere New Track And Lyric Video 24.08

A new Vader song? It's about time! We still haven't heard much from their forthcoming album, The Empire, due out in November. The Polish death metal machine just released a new EP called Iron Times and it contains two new songs. This special 10" single is taken from their upcoming album. Check out below the lyric video of the brand new track "Prayer To The God Of War" via YouTube. It's just a taste of what's to come. How do you like this new song? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Children Of Bodom - Announce N. American Tour With Abbath 24.08

Children Of Bodom are hitting the road once again in North America! The Finns will embark on a 21-date North American tour with special guests Abbath, California-based metal act Exmortus, and Canada's progressive metallers Oni. The trek will commence in Quebec on November 23rd and will hit 3 Canadian cities as well as Chicago, San Francisco, New York, and conclude in Brooklyn on December 19th. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Moonspell - To Release 'Irreligious' 20th Anniversary Vinyl 24.08

One of Moonspell's best albums, if not the best, Irreligious, returns on vinyl for the first time since its original release back in 1996! It will be released on October 7th, 2016 via Century Media Records. In cooperation with the band, the label decided to re-visit the band's quintessential album as original vinyl editions have been hard to find and are very expensive nowadays. This 20th anniversary edition includes various additional treats. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Summer Slaughter Tour - San Francisco, USA - August 2016 18.08

Another year, another Summer Slaughter! Always a highlight for me. Summer Slaughter promises brutal music, fun performances, and new discoveries, while the events themselves never disappoint for tattoo watching and band shirt spotting. This was the 10th Anniversary so of course it was going to be amazing. Right? Well... it was not the best year ever but still a successful night. (by Susan)   Read more ››
Winter Metal Fest - A Kiloton Of Fun 08.08

A Kiloton Of Fun - Gama Bomb Invade Paraguay Or "How I Learned To Love The Bomb". (by BitterCOld)   Read more ››
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 6 Issue #3 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 05.08

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 Mesarthim, Aleph Null, Highrider, An Eater's Curse, Sva Da Ra & Oak. (by Nefarious, Susan)   Read more ››
Revocation 18.08

The Summer Slaughter Tour rocked its way across the United States yet again, and I had the pleasure of speaking with the awesome guys from Revocation before their set. There are many nice and cool musicians out there playing metal, but few bands are as instantly likeable, easy-going, and fun as Revocation. When we weren't talking about dildos or farting, we actually got down to some business. Here are some of those more business-related highlights from our chat: Susan: The new album seems pretty well received. What were you guys hoping to accomplish with it? (by Susan)   Read more ››
Nile 07.08

Last month, on the opening day of the Summer Slaughter tour no less, I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking to the main man from Nile himself: Karl Sanders. On a hot summer day in Fort Lauderdale, I was warmly invited aboard his tour bus for a lovely talk about the festival, band business, historical artificacts, and more. (by Apothecary)   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 ››
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Pain Principle - Waiting For The Flies (2007)

When a band creates their own sound, they are usually successful. It has never been truer than with this band. Pain Principle is a one-of-a-kind outfit from Florida that grinded for too long in the local underground. With a killer sound halfway between Death and Pantera and neck-breaking rhythms, Pain Principle revives memories of the 1990s while blending into the current decade. Waiting for the Flies is the result of long years of hard-work, a handful of demos, and the canalization of all of the... (by Demonic Tutor)   Read more ››

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