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Babymetal - Metal Resistance

Look, I can't explain this album, and neither can you. It has djent, it has DragonForce, and it has nonstandard time signatures. At this point, I'm not ruling out a collaboration with Cattle Decapitation and Wardruna on a Bathory cover for the inevitable Babymetal III - The Kawaii-ening. You might question the nature of reality and what it really means to be a fan of music ('cause I sure did), but it's good. Just... just listen. Shut up and listen.

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Picked by: ScreamingSteelUS
Thumbs up: wrathchild, Apothecary
Led Zeppelin - Can Settle Stairway Lawsuit For $1 And Writing Credit 29.04

Two years ago, Led Zeppelin faced a copyright infringement claim by a lawyer for the defunct 1960s group Spirit arguing that the opening notes of their iconic song "Stairway To Heaven" sound a lot like "Taurus", an instrumental piece by the late Spirit guitarist Randy California, released on his band's debut album in 1968. Well, now the lawyers suing Led Zeppelin over claims that the opening to "Stairway To Heaven" was stolen say their client is willing to settle for the sum of $1 but there's a catch. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Kylesa - Taking A Break 29.04

Savannah sludge metallers Kylesa have informed that they will be taking a break from touring and writing new songs in the foreseeable future. While they released the lackluster album Exhausting Fire last year, they are now going on indefinite hiatus. Maybe the fire will come back again at some point. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Grand Magus - New Single Online 29.04

The Swedish trio from Stockholm, Grand Magus, will bring us their new album Sword Songs this May 13th. Now, the heavy metallers give us the opportunity to listen to another new hymn, ''Forged In Iron - Crowned In Steel'' that appears on the record. You can listen to it below as much as you want. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Scorpions - Recruit Mikkey Dee To Fill In On U.S. Dates 29.04

After Motörhead's iconic frontman Lemmy died and the band dissolved, Swedish drummer Mikkey Dee had to search for other gigs and was supposed to perform with Thin Lizzy on their anniversary shows. However, he will join German iconic rockers Scorpions instead as they have hired him for their U.S. tour dates. He will replace the band's drummer James Kottak, who is currently on break while he seeks medical attention. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Muses Of Metal Fest - Cancelled 29.04

Since Emily Alice Ovenden left the band last year, Pythia have been fronted by the new singer Sophie Dorman. Unfortunately, they just announced that the Muses Of Metal Fest has been cancelled after Draconian pulled out. The festival was supposed to take place in Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom, on May 7th. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Hellfest - Starting the Second Decade 28.04

Ahhh, Hellfest… The biggest French metal festival, and for a time the only one. We here in the MS towers have quite a few fond memories of it. We weren't here last year for this tenth anniversary edition, but by all accounts it was a success. And, as you'll have guessed, we (well, at least I) will be there, so expect a report about it sometime during July. Now, I won't really introduce y'all to Hellfest once again - there's this two-years old but still relevant article, and a string of reports with a shitload of galleries for that ;). But for those too lazy to check, here... (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
Amon Amarth, Entombed A.D., Exmortus - House Of Blues, Boston, MA - 23 Apr 2016 26.04

I've only taken two pictures at a concert before, both of Sabaton. One is a black square and the other is blue with some white, swirly shapes. I can't entertain you with visuals, but I do know how to put words next to each other, so I figured I'd give this "concert report" dealie a proper go. I had been looking forward to this concert for months and months. Not only had I (positively) reviewed the new albums from each band on the bill, a circumstance which I found mildly interesting, but this was to be the first time I got a proper shot at experiencing Amon Amarth in concert.... (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
Magrudergrind, Primitive Man - Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, Slovenia - 08.03.2016 02.04

If you are up for some dirty, bursting, orgasmic live experiences, you should not overlook this package of hardcore bands. Combining Magrudergrind and Primitive Man as touring companions makes a fine recipe for the explosive metal night, each of them presenting themselves in their own extreme direction. (by Abattoir)   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 ››
Obituary 12.03

Obituary - a band which needs no introduction. I recently had the pleasure to sit down with drummer Donald Tardy and we briefly talked about a new album, the possibilities of a new video and about the death metal scene in general. But we also talked a whole lot about the organization and every aspect of the newest and brightest star of metal Festivals in the US: the first edition of Florida Metal Fest. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
Fall Of The Idols 08.03

Vesa Karppinen of Fall Of The Idols and Wolfshead took the time to answer some questions; check it out below. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
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Dream Theater - The Astonishing (2016)

One of the pioneering bands of progressive metal, the iconic Dream Theater, unleashed their new opus at the end of January. As is the case with all their releases, The Astonishing is going to draw all kinds of comments from "this is the worst thing ever" to "album of the year material". One thing is for certain, with more than 2 hours of music, their latest record is an demanding listen drawing inspiration from many musical and dramatic influences. The whole thing essentially... (by Demonic Tutor)   Read more ››

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The painting "Tirilil Tove" which is on the cover of the album "Filosofem" is referring to the fairy tale of a shepherdess who daunts the wolves and the evil spirits away from her sheep, with her improvised flute.

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