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?


Halshug - Blodets Bånd
Review by Ilham
The person who tells me what is happening in this picture will be rewarded 20 euros. I'm serious.


Staff pick
Death Karma - The History Of Death & Burial Rituals Part I
Transcendental black/death

Infernal Vlad seems to like death. A lot. Death Karma is a new band that sees the Cult Of Fire front man teaming up with the band's drummer for a musical spectacle that can only be described as stunning. Black and death metal combine seamlessly, in a way that is both thundering and bang-able, but also eerily hypnotic and surprisingly catchy with its sense of groove and enhancement from Vlad's distinct sense of melody. If these guys needed any further proof that they're incredibly skilled composers, this is it. Early AOTY contender.


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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 ››
Pantera - Dimebag Darrell's Grave Vandalized 01.03

The grave of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott from Pantera has been hit by a vandal. According to the band, it was the work of a musician who boasted about defacing Abbott's final resting place at the Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Arlington, Texas. However, the band (Nuclear Hellfrost) being accused of this act have denied any involvement with what they label a hoax put on by their former lead singer completely disconnected from the other members of the band. Reece Eber, their former singer, has admitted he vandalized Dimebag's grave. (by Maco)   Read more ››
The Faceless - Announce New Guitarist 01.03

The Faceless has a new face in the band. The tech death metallers have announced the addition of guitarist Justin McKinney. So, Michael "Machine" Keene is not alone in the band anymore after all members deserted last year. Justin McKinney is the guitarist and songwriter of The Zenith Passage. Also, Keene promised new music from The Faceless soon. Their new record is, according to him, almost done. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Nader Sadek - All Line-Up Quits 01.03

Almost everyone has left Nader Sadek, all but Nader Sadek, its artistic director. Travis Ryan, Martin Rygiel, Flo Mounier, and Rune Eriksen no longer wish to be associated with Nader Sadek and his project. According to them, the ongoing drama has intensified to a point where they have decided to focus their time on their other projects. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Hellsaw - To Split Up 01.03

After going on an indefinite break back in 2012, Austrian black metallers Hellsaw have now announced that they will split up for good. It was the frontman Quentin "Aries" "Q. Woe" Nicollet who announced it via the band's Facebook page. However, fans will have a final opportunity to see the band live on the Black 'n' Thrash Inferno festival in Germany at the end of March. (by BloodTears)   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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Sonata Arctica - Stones Grow Her Name (2012)

So these days the eyes on Sonata Arctica are those curiously wondering just what the Finnish fivesome will give us this time. A super solid first four power metal albums, then a bolt out the blue with the unique Unia and a middle-ground The Days Of Grays following up. Three years on then and Stones Grow Her Name is an apt reward for the wait, or is it? Five years ago when Unia was released, it was like Sonata Arctica lost their true identity. There are certainly great moments on both that album... (by Baz Anderson)   Read more ››

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