Ghost - Meliora
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Ghost sprang almost immediately from obscurity to a much more lucrative obscurity, now playfully shirking attention while glorying in the praises of the metal media. Well, by now we're onto them; we know their influences, we know their imagery, we know what they're all about, and maybe we aren't so hornswoggled by the spectacle anymore. How have they managed to build on their success?


Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster - Wires/Dream\Wires
Review by BitterCOld
Sometimes life is full of surprises. About a month ago, after a long three and a half year run, I deleted Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster's Exegesis off my space-deprived iPhone to make way for albums to be reviewed. Not one week passes when out of the blue Tom emails me and asks if I want to review their newest album. Needless to say I jumped at the chance. Wires/Dream\Wires see the band returning after three years off pretty much in...


Tristana - Virtual Crime
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
First off, this is not Tristania, the beloved Norwegian gothic band. It's also not Tristana, the 1970 Luis Buñuel film. I know, that's what I thought, too. This is Tristana, the reportedly reputable Slovakian hard rock/alternative metal band. Not to start this off on the wrong foot or anything, but I suspect that your time would be better spent pursuing one of the former two.


Maruta - Remain Dystopian
Review by Mr. Doctor
The reason I suck at reviewing albums isn't (only) because I'm goddamn lazy. It's because albums like Remain Dystopian leave me speechless.


Motörhead - Bad Magic
Review by D.T. Metal
Motörhead - no introduction needed. The band has been around longer than most people who will read this review have been alive. And with Bad Magic, the 22nd Long Player in their massive discography, they once again proved why they have been around for that long.


Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud
Review by Demonic Tutor
Amorphis is one of the sure values coming out of Finland. Everybody knows (or should know) their early history as a melodic death band. 1994's Tales From The Thousand Lakes remains to this day a classic album. These musicians have been together over 10 years with their current lineup. Emblematic singer Tomi Joutsen was the last piece of the puzzle that led them to a trailblazing second career that started in 2005 with the release of Eclipse....


Nile - What Should Not Be Unearthed
Review by Ilham
Oh poor Egypt, you used to shine so bright in the Arab world. Now even Nile cries for you. When they could have used a shoulder to cry on themselves after releasing At The Gate Of Sethu.


Dark Buddha Rising - Inversum
Review by Apothecary
A bell is struck in a silent temple. Black clouds gather over the Himalayas. A yogi lights incense in a forest, isolated. He approaches death, and is ready for the trip.


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Ewïg Frost - The Railroad To Hell
Blackened Speed Punk

These guys must be the illegitimate bastard brothers-in-arms of Iron Fist... The 4 track EP is under 10 minutes of, well, High Octane Anarchy, showcasing two tracks off a past album, two off a forthcoming one. "Deepwater Horizon" is a special version, performed in the band's native Viennese German. Heavy Metal Vomit Party time!

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W.A.S.P. are giving you another song to play with (listen to, that is) before they release their new album, Golgotha. "Scream" is the track you can hear on the lyric video available below, which is really an animated video. It's also the song that kicks off the long-running heavy metallers' musical offering that will be released via Napalm Records on October 2nd. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Ævangelist - New Song Streaming Online 01.09

Extreme metallers Ævangelist's new album Enthrall To The Void Of Bliss will be released on October 9th, 2015 through 20 Buck Spin. Now it's time for new music. You can stream the new track "Levitating Stones" at this location or below as a foretaste. It's an 8-minute song. Enjoy and share your thoughts about it afterwards. (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
Negură Bunget - Launch New Video 01.09

Negură Bunget have released a new video for one of the songs on their latest opus, Tău. The song is called "La Hotaru Cu Cinci Culmi" and you can watch the video below. The video drops just in time for the start of their North American tour. However, their singer Tibor Kati was denied the US visa and so drummer Gabriel Mafa/Negru and bass player Ovidiu Corodan are taking partly charge of vocal duties, with the help of fellow tour partners Dynfari stepping up as well. (by RaduP)   Read more ››
Green Carnation - 'Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness' Anniversary Shows In 2016 01.09

It seems like 2016 could be a memorable year for Green Carnation. At least, their fans will be able to enjoy the 60-minute concept song masterpiece Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness being performed live with a full production on the album's 15th anniversary. The Norwegian progressive metallers reunited in 2014 to play Under The Dam for the second time. Later this year, they will also perform at Norway's Blastfest 2016. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
At The Gates - New Video Online 01.09

"The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)" is the new video from Swedish melodic death metal pioneers At The Gates, and can be seen below right now. The clip was created by Costin Chioreanu, who was already responsible for the artwork concept of the band's comeback album, At War With Reality, as well as the creation of the animated video for the song "Heroes And Tombs". "The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)" video is composed by live footage shot at the recent Rockstadt Extreme Fest in Romania on August 15th, 2015. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Progventure Part 10: Night Of The Prog X, Loreley, Germany, 17-19.07.2015 18.08

On the mesmerizing banks of the river Rhein, on the top of a huge rock called Loreley, Night of the Prog celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. For the first time it spanned three days over the weekend bringing listeners 21 bands in total. Too few, you say? Given only one stage, it's more like 21 individual full concerts in a row - a speciality of the event that is becoming a must-visit summer festival for anyone into prog. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 5 Issue #3 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 24.07

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 Neck Of The Woods, Venom Prison, Shrine Of The Serpent, Concatenatus, Criminology & Geist. (by Nefarious, BloodTears, Ilham, Abattoir, Mr. Doctor)   Read more ››
Hard Rock Laager 2015 - Vana-Vigala, Estonia, 03-04.07.2015 13.07

It's been so long since the last time I was at Hard Rock Laager. It's, to put it bluntly, quite embarrassing. When I looked it up, it turned out that I have skipped 6 editions. It's surprisingly 2 less than I initially thought, though. The reasons have varied from Hellfests to conflicting schedules, as well as the lack of interest for any particular line-up, and laziness. In those skipped editions I only really regret missing Trail Of Tears and I didn't intend to repeat this mistake with Threshold. And being there again, it felt like a homecoming. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
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Surtr - Pulvis Et Umbra (2013)

I will admit that when I first received this album, I was fully convinced that its title was Pelvis Et Umbra and not Pulvis Et Umbra. Immediately I thought "whoa this has to be one of the coolest titles around, hehehe, is it supposed to mean 'shadow of the penis' or something"? (by jupitreas)   Read more ››

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Varg murdered Mayhem's guitarist/founder Euronymous in 1993, and has supposedly taken part in church burnings along with Emperor's guitarist Samoth. He had been serving a prison sentence since then until being released in 2009. There he continued to create music with a synthesizer, since they don't allow other instruments in prison.

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