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Nightwish: North American Tour 2016

USA, Colorado Springs, CO (City Auditorium)
15 March 2016

Sonata Arctica
Staff pick
Hands Of Despair - Bereft
Progressive Death/Black?

Five years later, these guys are as good as before (or the one guy who is the mastermind behind this project), or perhaps even better. "Bereft" is so varied, that it should satisfy fans of quite a few metal genres.

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Picked by: Daniell
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Death Fetishist - Sign Deal With Debemur Morti Productions 11.02

The Portland-based duo Death Fetishist, fronted by Matron Thorn, has inked a record deal with Debemur Morti Productions. Said label will be releasing the band's upcoming debut full-length effort, on which the band is already working hard. More details will follow in the near future. In the meantime, you can listen to the song "Lucifer Descending" in advance right here. (by Paz)   Read more ››
Cult Of Luna - Debut New Track 11.02

Remember that collaboration album Cult Of Luna announced recently with singer Julie Christmas? Well, it's time to hear a cut from the album Mariner right now and satisfy your curiosity. The first track they have decided to share online from the output is called "A Greater Call". You can enjoy the massive 8-minute track in all its glory below. How is that for a comeback? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Riverside - Release Lyric Video For Upcoming Single 11.02

Polish progressive innovators Riverside have just released a new lyric video for their upcoming single, the remixed version of Time Travellers, originally the ninth track of their latest album to date, Love, Fear And The Time Machine. You may enjoy this version of the track below. Do you prefer it to the one on the record? (by Kais)   Read more ››
Gadget - Streaming New Song 11.02

Swedish grinders Gadget have just released another song for streaming, entitled "I Don't Need You / Dead And Gone", on Bandcamp. "I Don't Need You / Dead And Gone" comes off of the band's upcoming third album The Great Destroyer, due out March 11th through Relapse Records. (by J. N.)   Read more ››
Hellfest - Refuse To Drop Down From Lineup; French Government Yanks Funding 11.02

According to HuffPo France, after the controversial video was posted a few weeks ago showing Phil Anselmo giving the Nazi salute and shouting "white power", something he has apologized for multiple times, French senator and President of the General Council of the Vendée, Bruno Retailleau asked the promoters of French festival Hellfest to drop Down from its annual summer fest for promoting hatred. Dutch festival FortaRock canceled Down's appearance "to make clear that there is no room for racism or fascism at FortaRock." (by Bad English)   Read more ››
A Year In Metal - 2015: Highlights Through The Eyes Of The MS Staff, Elites & Official Contributors 13.01

Since the Metal Storm Awards are upon us, here are the highlights of some of our Jedi Knights, Padawans and Younglings hmmm, and even a Sith Lord gave his input. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
The Lost Concert Files - Various Stuff From 2015 11.01

Too little - too late, but here it is nevertheless. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
Black Metal MMXVI: How We Got Here, And Where We're Going 04.01

When one takes the past 15 years into account, perhaps no other subgenre of metal has expanded and diversified to the point and the manner in which which black metal has. Emerging from a tight circle of orthodoxy, this child in the metal family now seems bent on branching out in every possible direction, and incorporating every stylistic influence it can get its hands on. But how did it reach this point? And what does this current atmosphere of innovation and rule breaking mean for the future of black metal as a whole? Let's find out. (by Apothecary)   Read more ››
Random stuff
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Bergraven - Till Makabert Väsen (2009)

A few months ago I was asked to do a review of Bergraven's Dödsvisioner. "A restrained version of Shining" was my judgement back then. Still, a band with potential. Till Makabert Väsen, the third album of Bergraven is out now and it is just in time for judgement day. Opener "Drömmen Om Undergång" is mostly brooding Swedish spoken word alternated with dark riffs and howling screams. Is it just me or is the Swedish language perfect for this style of Black... (by Lucas)   Read more ››

Reviewer: 7.8      Users: 7.1 | 7 votes
  Random trivia

On April 6th 2015, while on tour with Wormreich, the van carrying both bands was involved in a car accident. The crash killed Khaotika's drummer, Nick Crisostomo, as well as two members of Wormreich.

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