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Supported event

Hellfest Open Air 2016

France, Clisson
17-19 June 2016

Black Sabbath
Twisted Sister
Staff pick
Flotsam And Jetsam - Flotsam And Jetsam
Thrash, finally

Simply put, the best thrash album of this year so far.

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Picked by: Daniell
Thumbs up: Demonic Tutor
Immortal - New Album Update, Demonaz To Handle Vocals 31.05

After last year's drama, Immortal is still alive. More, they've completed the writing process of their brand new album! According to their latest statement, the upcoming release "will be their darkest and coldest album in a long time: pure Blashyrkh metal the way their fans know it, with massive majestic riffs, grim frostbitten vocals and tales from they mighty realm. Fast and furious tracks, epic tracks and longer playtime than any of their previous albums." Founding Immortal member, lyricist and guitarist Demonaz is now also handling the vocals. They also accuse Abbath of... (by BlackEssence)   Read more ››
Blut Aus Nord - Working On Two Albums, Introduce Yərûəlem 31.05

Apart from their upcoming split with Ævangelist, Codex Obscura Nomina, French metallers Blut Aus Nord are working on two different albums scheduled for next year: Memoria Vetusta - Empyreus and La Lumière Sous Le Monde. So, there is no shortage of new material. In the meantime, Vindsval (Blut Aus Nord) and Bjarni Einarsson (Sinmara, Slidhr) are also working on the first Yərûəlem album. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Intronaut - Announce European Tour 31.05

Good news for the European fans of Intronaut. The American metallers just announced their first European tour in almost three years in support of The Direction Of Last Things. They are co-headlining with Norway's Shining (NOR) and support comes from Spain's Obsidian Kingdom, along with a stop at Euroblast Festival XII 2016 as well. There are still a few dates coming in, so stay tuned for more. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Clouds - Looking For Drummer, Working On New Album 31.05

International doom metal group Clouds is searching for a new drummer. The creators of the brilliant debut, Doliu, are looking for someone in London or its surroundings preferably. In other news, the band is currently working on a new album. In fact, Natalie Koskinen of Shape Of Despair did guest vocals on one of the new tracks. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Third Ion - To Release New Album, Share Preview 31.05

Progressive metallers Third Ion have confirmed a July 8th, 2016 release date for Biolith, their new record, on Glasstone Records. This will be the first album to feature new lead vocalist, Dave Padden. The band features former members of Devin Townsend, Into Eternity, and Annihilator. Check out the preview below to hear the first new sounds and the album cover as well. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Roadburn Festival 2016 - Day 3: Various Shades Of Heavy 30.05

Che: On the second-to-last day of this year's Roadburn Festival, as with the 2015 edition, the weather went South. Cold rain and winds greeted Rod, Zaphod, and I as we departed Marcel's house on that Saturday morning. But hey, since when has bad weather stopped trve metallers? Never, in my book. It was time for the next chapter, even if a little wet and shivery! (by Apothecary, Mr. Doctor)   Read more ››
Blind Guardian, Gloryhammer - Nottingham, England, 21st May 2016 25.05

The German masters of power metal Blind Guardian have been touring the world on the back of their latest Beyond The Red Mirror album, which for the first time included a slightly extended visit to the UK and Ireland playing to audiences previously unreached in the bands thirty-odd year history. (by Baz Anderson)   Read more ››
Roadburn Festival 2016 - Day 2: Bruises And Meditation 13.05

Che: Following the relentless onslaught of amazing bands that occurred on the first day of Roadburn, it was time for Day 2. I woke up at Marcel's place in Utrecht with an intense bangover, but after a good meal with Rod and Zaphod at the Bagels & Beans right down the street, I was feeling wide awake, re-energized, and ready to continue the odyssey. (by Apothecary, Mr. Doctor)   Read more ››
Blind Guardian 25.05

Exploring parts of the United Kingdom Blind Guardian have not visited before, I thought it would be nice to have a chat with Marcus and Frederik and see how things are thirty years on. (by Baz Anderson)   Read more ››
Nibiru 02.05

It was a very spur-of-the-moment type of occasion. Not even five days before leaving for this year's Roadburn Festival, I received an email from a representative of NeeCee Agency in Italy saying that the ritualistic dronemasters in Nibiru were looking for interviews. As I was already planning on interviewing Oranssi Pazuzu at the festival, I thought I'd go two for two. There was room for one more, and I was happy to help the band out with some publicity. Why not? (by Apothecary)   Read more ››
Oranssi Pazuzu 28.04

Three years of Roadburn Festival have taught me that with the lineup announcements for this quirky annual event in Tilburg, you never quite know what you're going to get. So, naturally, my jaw dropped in disbelief when Walter and company revealed that they'd be going for a "Finnish invasion" by booking the full package of Oranssi Pazuzu, Dark Buddha Rising, and Atomikylä this year, especially in regards to Oranssi Pazuzu, a band whose peculiar blend of black metal and psychedelia has had me hooked pretty damn hard for quite some time now. But merely seeing these guys wasn't... (by Apothecary)   Read more ››
Random stuff
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Nuclear Assault - Third World Genocide (2005)

Some things should just stay dead. As any zombie aficionado will tell you, things that crawl out of graves seldom come out better or equal to their living versions. Dan Lilker and co. should've taken some time to consider this premise before reanimating Nuclear Assault and coming up with the abomination that is Third World Genocide. (by deadone)   Read more ››

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Thomas Vikström played a transvestite in a video with the swedish band Vildsvin.

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