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02-06 February 2017

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Abske Fides - O Sol Fulmina A Terra
Funeral Doom / Death Doom

It seems this bundle of Brazilian funeral/death-doom joy, released 6/6/16, flew under a lot of radars. O Sol is a miasma of negativity from the concrete jungle of Sao Paolo, which has a lot more going on to keep it more interesting than the atypical glacial-beat, four minutes to complete a riff funeral doom. Give it a listen now and toss me an "obrigado" later.

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Thumbs up: Susan, Nefarious, Marcel Hubregtse
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Korn - New Album Streaming In Full 21.10

Today is a special day for Korn as it is the official release date of their new album, The Serenity Of Suffering. The U.S. band has also been generous enough to release a full stream of the album online via YouTube. it's now available for your enjoyment right here. How do you like the follow-up to The Paradigm Shift? Share your impressions. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Crowbar - Share Another New Track 21.10

Get ready for some heavy sludge courtesy of Crowbar. As you probably know, the band is about to release a new album titled The Serpent Only Lies this October 28th, 2016 through Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and via SPV overseas. To showcase more music from the record, they are now streaming precisely the title track. Starting next month, Crowbar will hit European stages with Overkill, Shredhead and Desecrator as well. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Trees Of Eternity - New Song Online 21.10

Gothic doom mourners Trees Of Eternity have just shared online another song from their upcoming new album. Now you can hear "A Million Tears" below. The song will appear on the band's debut album, Hour Of The Nightingale, which still features the contributions and vocals of fallen singer Aleah, who passed away this year. Enjoy the music. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Aenaon - Debut Lyric Video For New Song 21.10

Two years later, Aenaon are releasing the follow-up to Extance. It's called Hypnosophy and the Greek progressive black metallers will release it under Code666 Records on November 25th. So far, they have shared the track "Oneirodynia" and today you can hear another 7-minute cut from the opus. Enter the atmosphere of "Fire Walk With Me" below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
August Burns Red - To Play Entire 'Messengers' Album On Tour 21.10

August Burns Red fans are in for a treat next year. The U.S. metallers just announced the Messengers 10 Year Anniversary Tour, where they will be playing the entire album from start to finish! Joining them on tour will be Protest The Hero, In Hearts Wake and 68. See the dates below and catch them live. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 6 Issue #4 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 01.09

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 Ànteros, Equipoise, Abest, Cloak Of Organs, Twingiant & Conjurer. (by Nefarious, BloodTears, Susan)   Read more ››
Votum - :Ktonik: (SBS) 19.10

Back by popular demand is the Song-By-Song Interview! We're ringing in the new era with Zbigniew Szatkowski of Votum to learn more about their impassioned and eloquent :Ktonik:. Susan: What was the band's initial vision with :Ktonik: and how does that differ from what you created in the end? Zbigniew: The album is exactly what we wanted it to be and what we expected. When we picked the recording studios, the mixing and mastering studio and the people to record and work with our tracks, we had had the end game in our mind. Before we even set our foot in the studio we had recorded the... (by Susan)   Read more ››
Ereb Altor 12.10

Bad English: Hi. Thank you for doing this interview with us as Metal Storm! Jonas Lindström: No problems! BE: Can you tell us a bit about yourself, how you picked up the drumsticks and began listening to metal? J: It all starts when I'm at the age of about 5-6 and my father, who plays the piano, are trying to make me a pianist. He taught me how to read notes, and at the age of 6 I had played through the easier note books. The thing was, I accidentally stumble upon a radio show playing all kinds of rock and metal, and I knew right away this was the thing for me! This was around 1984-85.... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Panndora 08.09

Bad English: Hello. Thank you for doing this interview with us at Metal Storm. Adrismith: Sorry for my delay and thanks for the patience. Bad English: Can you introduce yourself and your band, Panndora, and tell us how you started listening to metal and playing drums? Adrismith: Panndora created in 2000 by a group of girls which used to go the shows of the metal scene in Maringá - PR, Brazil with the purpose of playing only heavy metal. Panndora is influenced for some bands like: Black Sabbath (Dio and Ozzy), Kiss, AC/DC, Twisted Sister, W.A.S.P., Grave Digger, Quiet Riot, Judas Priest,... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
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HDK - System Overload (2009)

With After Forever disbanded last year, the aggressive side of Dutch guitarist Sander Gommans took shape with a project called HDK (Originally Hate Death Kill) following his burn out. And what a project this is! Despite the brutal aspect of the music, Sander managed to convince singer/songwriter extraordinaire Amanda Sommerville to collaborate on HDK with vocals and lyrics. The very same Amanda known to us metalheads for her work on mellower projects such as Avantasia and Aina. From Melodic Death... (by Demonic Tutor)   Read more ››

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The band took their name "Sarissa" from a 3 to 7 meter (13-21 feet) long double pointed pike used in the Macedonian phalanx. It was very heavy for a spear, weighing over 5 kg (12 pounds). It had a short iron head shaped like a leaf and a bronze shoe that would allow it to be anchored to the ground to stop charges by enemy soldiers. Its great length was an asset against hoplites and other soldiers bearing smaller weapons, because they had to get past the sarissa to engage the phalangites. More info here.

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