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Carcass - Banned In Malaysia Due To Lyrical Content 27.03

No Carcass shows allowed in Malaysia, it seems. The seminal death metal band was scheduled to play there in May but their visas were declined due to their "lyrical content". It's not the first time a metal band is banned in Malaysia. In 2013, Lamb Of God were forced to cancel a show in Kuala Lumpur because their performances were found to infringe on religious sensitivities and cultural values of Malaysian society. Now Carcass are taking the heat even after they played in Malaysia last year. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Torche - Present New Video 27.03

Torche just released a brand new animated video for "Annihilation Affair", now available for streaming through the YouTube below. This post-apocalyptic vision of robotic destruction was directed by Phil Mucci (High On Fire, Pig Destroyer, Opeth). Track for this video clip is taken from the band's latest album, Restarter, released on February 24th via Relapse Records. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
Arcturus - New Single Released Online 27.03

Arcturus just released a new single from their coming album Arcturian, called "The Arcturian Sign". So why don't you give it a listen and judge for yourself? Fans have been waiting for years for new music from the Norwegian avantgarde metallers and finally here it is. Stop what you are doing! What are your impressions of "The Arcturian Sign"? (by toxx)   Read more ››
Evergrey - North American Tour Dates Confirmed 27.03

Evergrey are taking their live set to North American stages in August and September. The progressive metallers are currently touring in Europe showcasing their latest masterpiece Hymns For The Broken. Supporting the Swedes will be Australian prog act Voyager, as well as Borealis and Oceans Of Slumber; plenty of progressive metal to be enjoyed. Check out the U.S. and Canada shows of the band below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Ozzy Osbourne - To Undergo Surgery, Ozzfiesta Cancelled 27.03

No fiesta after all. Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzfiesta event, previously planned for May 27th-31st at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico, has been canceled for medical reasons. Ozzfiesta promoter Cool Breeze Concerts broke the bad news on the event's website, publishing an update revealing that Ozzy is having surgery, scheduled for May, following his South American tour. The reason given is cause for concern but the promoter didn't reveal anything else about Ozzy's health woes. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Doro & Archer - Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO USA - 11 Mar 2015 19.03

There are women in metal and then there is Doro! The fan crowned Metal Queen held the scepter high and proud the other day in Denver, CO and proved once again why she more than deserves this title. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
MS Awards 2014 - Staff Picks!! 17.03

Finally the end of the 2014 Metal Storm Awards! (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - Day Three: Jamaica And Back We Sail 14.03

When a sea of black shirts invades the colorful island of Jamaica it can only mean one thing: the 70000 Tons Of Metal crowd has arrived. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Serious Black - As Daylight Breaks (2015)

Super groups are curious creatures. Despite often having superb pedigrees, in many cases they fail to achieve that magical chemistry which might even turn 4 average musicians into something special. In fact too often it's some sort of generic mash up of the members' other project. And with members of Blind Guardian, Helloween and Tad Morose in the band, Serious Black's pedigree is quite illustrious. So the question arises: does Serious Black rise above its origins to create heavy metal that will stand on its own merit? (by deadone)   Read more ››

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Heljareyga is Faroese word which means "the eye of Hel (Nordic goddess of the Dead)". On the Faroe Islands "heljareyga" are deep holes in the rock, which are filled by sea water during bad weather. Legend says that Hel looks through them into the world of men, from her cold realm.

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