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26.02 Taake - UK Dates With Fen, De Profundis Announced
With their appearance in London at the end of last year having sold out almost immediately, Norwegian black metallers Taake have announced that they will return to the UK to play four dates in April alongside UK favourites Fen and De Profundis. Due to other upcoming commitments, Fen are unable to do the London show and will be replaced by Winterfylleth. See the dates below.Read more

A Year In Metal - 2016: Highlights Through The Eyes Of The MS Staff, Elites & Official Contributors
by Darkside Momo | 29.01
Yeah, it's that time of the year, when the Metal Storm Awards are looming closer on the horizon! But before we let you have all the fun...
Dirkschneider - Denver, USA - 16 Jan 2017
by D.T. Metal | 23.01
"Dirkschneider: Back To The Roots - Farewell To Accept" says it all. Udo Dirkschneider hasn't been a part of the German heavy metal titans Accept for eons now, and since his solo band U.D.O. has a rather extensive discography on its own, he decided it was time to finally close this chapter of his musical career.
70000 Tons Of Metal 2016 - Part Two: Why You Should REALLY Go In 2017
by D.T. Metal | 08.01
Yes! It's that time of the year again. In less than a month I shall sip foo-foo drinks on board a cruise ship while listening to some kick-ass metal bands. 70000 Tons Of Metal here I come. :banger2:
High In Heaven, Stoned In Hell: Exploring The Meads Of Asphodel
by Apothecary | 03.01
If you make a list of some of the most ardent rule breakers and innovators within the international metal community, you damn well better have The Meads Of Asphodel on that list. The band is an enigma, and a highly tantalizing one at that. Black metal, folk, neolassical, electronica, punk, or whatever else they feel like, and wrapped in interesting themes of Biblical and Jewish history, the time has come for an in depth exposé of this curious group.
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Altar Of Betelgeuze - Among The Ruins

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I rather enjoyed Darkness Sustains The Silence's excellent mixing of doom, trad, death and stoner riffs to create an album that I continue to enjoy years later. Now they're back, tossing a fistful of grunge into the mix. Among The Ruins has a lot of the swell things I enjoyed so much topped off with an Alice In Chains vibe. Maybe a little less harsh, but (insert Alice In Betelgeuze joke here)'s Among The Ruins is a very enjoyable album.
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