Mourning Mist - Mourning Mist
Review by Apothecary
 
In the early 90s, a little band by the name of Katatonia put out an album called Dance Of December Souls, considered by many to have written the rulebook for blackened doom metal. Over 20 years later, Mourning Mist are saying screw it and throwing the rulebook out the window.

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No Return - Fearless Walk To Rise
Review by Mattybu
 
Ah, the golden days of thrash. Back in the 80's, when the beer flowed like wine, and masterpieces of the genre instinctively flocked to the eardrums of listeners like the salmon of Capistrano. No Return is a French thrash band who got things going right as those glorious times were about to begin their hibernation...

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Periphery - Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega
Review by Susan
9.6
Juggernaut: Alpha and Omega are parts I and II of a crowning achievement in songwriting, storytelling, and performance. It is more emotional, more melodic, and far more jazz than anyone was expecting. Oh, it just oozes at times with a thick, dense jazz, which is kneaded into the metal music so well. But that's just one of many important ingredients.

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Caïna - Setter Of Unseen Snares
Review by Ilham
8.4
"Matthew McConaughey is a busta", would say a certain MetalStormer.

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Terror Empire - The Empire Strikes Black
Review by Susan
7.9
"Adventure? Excitement? A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless." Reckless indeed, bitches! The sheer reckless aggression that Terror Empire serves up will destroy your eardrums like the Empire destroyed Alderaan. Groove, thrash, some death metal, a bit of hardcore, this melange of modern extreme metal lays in wait like an exogorth space slug.

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Thulcandra - Ascension Lost
Review by Mattybu
 
When I think of death metal and black metal mixing in a melodic fashion, I think of Dissection, and you do too. Thulcandra is a band heavily influenced by the aforementioned masters of the genre, and on their new album Ascension Lost, they pack it full with everything a fan of the genre could want.

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Iron Fist - Boneshaker [EP]
Review by BitterCOld
8.8
Iron Fist, from Sunny L.A., don't do anything that hasn't been done before. Booze fueled metal punk bashed out at Mach 4 while the vocalist gurgles unintelligibly - before taking the excess reverb into consideration - into the mic. I don't even know what language they speak. I swear the only words I made out the entire four track release were the title track, "Boneshaker". Even then I thought it might have been "For Satam"...

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Orden Ogan - Ravenhead
Review by Susan
8.7
Over the river and through to woods, to Orden Ogan's new album we go! If you thought that predecessor To The End was epic then wait till you hear Ravenhead. The band delivers another chapter of the goodness we have come to love from them, with new journeys, battles, grief, and pure fucking glory. They simultaneously expanded and refined their signature sound of catchy, resplendent, and beautifully mournful power metal. They've never quite...

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Supported event

Behemoth & Cannibal Corpse: North American Winter Tour 2015

USA, San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)
08 February 2015

Behemoth
Cannibal Corpse
Aeon
Tribulation
 
Texas Independence Fest - First Bands Confirmed 25.01

Is everything really bigger in Texas? Well, the first lineup announcement for this year's Texas Independence Fest is here. There are many more bands to be announced but some of the biggest names so far are Between The Buried And Me, Whitechapel, Vital Remains, Allegaeon and The Agonist. Check out the rest of the line-up below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Magic Kingdom - Unveil New Album Details 25.01

Magic Kingdom from Belgium are bringing you more power metal this year. The group is releasing their first new album since 2010's Symphony Of War and it will be called Savage Requiem. You can feast your eyes on the epic cover artwork below. The record is set for release on the 20th of March via AFM Records. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Inner Sanctum - Release Lyric Video For New Song 25.01

Indian metallers Inner Sanctum just premiered a new tune from their new record. It's the first single and lyric video from their upcoming album Legions Awake, out in March 2015 worldwide. The track is called "Wake Of Destruction" and you can headbang to it below! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Hellfest 2015 - Last Bands Confirmed 24.01

The last six bands have been confirmed for France's Hellfest 2015. They are: L7, Cavalera Conspiracy, Hawk Eyes, Monarch, Motionless In White and We Are Harlot. The running order with the schedule will be revealed a bit later. This will be the tenth edition of the festival which takes place at Clisson, France from June 19th-21st, 2015. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Born Of Osiris - Working On New Material 24.01

Born Of Osiris are hard at work on the follow-up to 2013's album Tomorrow We Die ∆live. The deathcore group plans to begin the recording sessions in February to track their next album. Meanwhile, the band's drummer Cameron Losh has released a short clip of some new music, which you can check out here. He also teased by posting "Bring back The New Reign sound" so that might be a hint that they are returning to the sound of their 2007 EP. Are you curious about the new Born Of Osiris record? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
A Year In Metal - 2014: Highlights Through The Eyes Of The MS Staff, Elites & Official Contributors 16.01

Compare our (Staff, Elites, and Official Contributors) highlights to your lists and have fun voting on the upcoming Metal Storm Awards. The folks at the 'Tower' \m/ (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Getting Stoked: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - The Bands 11.01

Dear winter in Colorado - you suck and will NOT be missed. The countdown to this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise is thankfully in full swing. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Goatwhore, Dying Fetus and support in Toulouse, 25/11/2014 13.12

As soon as the Toulouse date of this tour was announced, I knew I had to come. Goatwhore coming here? Hell yeah!!! (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
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Hexen - Being And Nothingness (2012)

"Revivalist thrash" might not be the best way to describe what bands like Hexen have been doing recently. By now, the image that term ultimately conjures up is one of a thickening pack of denimed-out, canned beer shaking youths huddling around thrash's corpse, firing up their defibrillators, reviving it back to life, letting it get up and dust itself off, then defibrillating it again. And then again. And now again... Again. "Over-revived" thrash is more like it here. Yeah,... (by wormdrink414)   Read more ››

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Ozzy Osbourne

The cover of his 1982 live album Speak Of The Devil was partially censored in some stores. The cover depicted a fanged Ozzy with blood (actually raspberry jelly) oozing from his mouth. The stores put a sticker over his mouth to obscure the "blood". Once Ozzy discovered this, he demanded that the sticker be removed or he would have his record company pull the album from those stores. Not wanting to lose the album sales of an Ozzy recording, the stores adhered to Ozzy's wishes.

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