Enslaved - In Times
Review by Apothecary
Let no one ever have to question the consistency of the Norsemen in Enslaved. From the icy black metal of their debut, right down to the more complex nature of their recent material, the band have garnered a well deserved reputation as mature and innovative songwriters. 2015's In Times is a slightly more accessible mark in their discography, one that, while good, also feels as though it could have gone a little bit deeper.


Dysrider - Bury The Omen
Review by Susan
Formerly known as Trophallaxy, these Swiss players changed their name for the new record. Bury The Omen features symphonic metal, yes, but also a large death and melodeath quotient. It's really an interesting combo because sometimes one style is more clear and other times it's bundled into this sticky ball of genres-be-damned goo. Quite cool.


Satan's Host - Pre-Dating God Part 1
Review by Doc Godin
Satan's Host - hosting a bunch of cool sounds with little clue how to arrange them.


Lords Of The Trident - Frostburn
Review by Susan
Lords Of The Trident are doing for heavy metal what Gloryhammer do for power metal: play cheesy music in costumes with axes and make it completely serious and awesome.


Feed Her To The Sharks - Fortitude
Review by Susan
Feed Her To The Sharks's Fortitude is a solid metalcore record from a band bringing renewed passion to the genre. While the songs follow a simple formula, the band's driving rhythms and unstoppable energy set it apart. The aggression is impeccable and the melody is heartbreaking.


Burweed - Hide
Review by R'Vannith
Hide is initially reticent about its atmospheric sludge, and only toward its end will its basis become apparent.


An Autumn For Crippled Children - The Long Goodbye
Review by tea[m]ster
Guess which made up metal genre term I'm not going to mention once?


Metal Storm Awards - Voting Closed 01.03

Last year we celebrated the 10th edition of the Metal Storm Awards, and earlier this year we observed the Awards' 10th anniversary with its own special competition. Now, finally, the 2014 Awards have come to a close. Countless bands and users alike have come and gone in those years, but the spirit of the Awards has remained the same; as we like to say, it's not about who wins and loses, but about discovering new bands. While this year's Awards had a smaller voter turnout than the previous couple, 2014 still had its fair share of friendly competition. (by BitterCOld)   Read more ››
Coal Chamber - Debut First Song From New Album 02.03

It's time to hear some new material from Coal Chamber. The Los Angeles metallers fronted by Dez Fafara are back but is it with a bang? You can judge their first new single for now. It's called "I.O.U. Nothing" and it's their first new material in a long time. You can stream the song at this location. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Leaves' Eyes - Recording New Album 02.03

Leaves' Eyes are back in the studio! The symphonic metallers are working on the follow-up to Symphonies Of The Night (2013) and the recordings are taking place at Mastersound Studio. The band has posted a photo today of singer Liv Kristine in the studio and updated on the new record. You can expect the album later this year already. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Convulse - Reveal New Video, New Album Update 02.03

Finnish death metal veterans Convulse premiere a brand new official video for the new track "Pangaea", which can be viewed in its entirety through the YouTube player below. The track is the first preview of Convulse's forthcoming new album for Svart Records, which follows their comeback album, Evil Prevails, released in 2013. Further details will be revealed as they become available. For now, enjoy the new video! (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
Enslaved - New Album Streaming Online 02.03

If you were waiting to hear the entire new Enslaved album In Times, you are in luck because it is being streamed in its entirety over on YouTube right now. Nuclear Blast Records has made the whole thing available online today and for free. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below. Did it match your expectations? Is it what you were hoping for after listening to the new songs? Enjoy it while you can! (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Amaranthe - Tapper, Tallinn, Estonia, 10.02.2015 21.02

I am usually genuinely surprised when some bands come to revisit my little country in a fairly short while, say a couple of years. For them to be back in just half a year is a pretty significant achievement, especially for something as popular as Amaranthe. Well, the new album has been released between then and now, and maybe not everybody could make it to the show in Haapsalu. Given the warm reception there, it is fairly logical for the band to take to the stage here in such a short while. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - Day Two: On Open Seas 20.02

After a quick cat-nap it was time again to get the show on the road - Day Two of 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 full steam ahead. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
Cannibal Corpse + Behemoth + Aeon - The Fillmore, San Francisco, USA - 8 February 2015 17.02

Back at The Fillmore - this time 8bitglitch and I were hunkered down for some death metal. Cannibal Corpse and Behemoth play with Aeon and Tribulation. I haven't had the occasion to see many bands more than once so two repeats tonight was a real treat, having seen Aeon and Cannibal Corpse at Summer Slaughters 2013 and 2012, respectively. The strange doppelganger of my ex was in the crowd as usual, so we were ready to begin! (by Susan, 8bitglitch)   Read more ››
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Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea (2006)

I bet many of you know the story of Moby Dick that traumatized Ahab and eversince Ahab swore to lead this whale to its doom for all the suffering it caused him, yet the only doom that was lurking was his own and his men that followed him in this dreadful journey in the shadows of the sea, to finally find themselves in the depths of the ocean, in oblivion. But how would it seem to you if a funeral doom metal band covered musically and lyrically this story? I believe it would seem obscure to most of... (by DerRozzengarten)   Read more ››

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In the early 70's, Alie co-founded a notorious rock star drinking club, the Hollywood Vampires. It's all-male membership included Keith Moon and Ringo Starr. Trebles all around!

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