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Metal Storm is an international metal website with over 2.5 million pageviews per month. Approximately 50% of our users come from Europe, 40% from North America and 10% from the rest of the world. Our main goal is to provide information about metal bands and the international metal scene: news, events, releases, reviews, interviews and so on. All site members are allowed to submit information/reviews/articles, which are afterwards checked by the Staff members.

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05.06 Unleash The Archers - Announce New Full Length, Unveil Details
Canada's Unleash The Archers announce the release and details for their fifth studio record. It's entitled Abyss and will be released through Napalm Records on August 21, 2020. The record was (again) engineered, mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen of Hansen Studios in Denmark, with production by guitarist Andrew Kingsley. Additionally, the closing track "Afterlife" features orchestration contributions from Francesco Ferrini of symphonic death metal machine Fleshgod Apocalypse.Read more
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Clandestine Cuts Vol. 10 Issue #4 - Awesome New Demos and EPs
by RaduP, nikarg, musclassia, Starvynth | 29.05
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 Desolate Realm, Abyss Nöir, Coltre, Namet, Nada, and Axial Tilt.
Wait A Minute! This Isn't Metal! - April 2020
by RaduP, musclassia, nikarg, ScreamingSteelUS, Troy Killjoy, Abattoir | 21.05
We here at Metal Storm pride ourselves on our thousands of metal reviews and interviews and article; metal is our collective soul and passion, which is why we bother with this junk. That being said, we'd be lying if we stuck to our trve-kvlt guns and claimed that metal is the only thing we ever listen to. Whether we want to admit it or not, we do check out some other stuff from time to time; some of us are more poptimistic than others, but there's a whole world out there aside from Satan-worshiping black metal and dragon-slaying power metal.
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 10 Issue #3 - Awesome New Demos and EPs
by ScreamingSteelUS, RaduP, musclassia, nikarg, Starvynth, Abattoir | 30.04
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 Holy Death, Nightwölf, Autolith, Duoxini, Inception Of Fall, and Håndgemeng.
Abattoir's Concert Hunt (Round 37) - Cult Of Luna
by Abattoir | 27.04
We're taking the next edition of the concert blog series into the last month of the whole journey, this time with only one show to present, yet a more exciting one. On the menu is Cult Of Luna, with two support acts: Brutus (BEL) and A.A. Williams. Even though it's been a while since this event happened, there's no hurry with the current ongoing situation.
Wait A Minute! This Isn't Metal! - March 2020
by RaduP, musclassia, nikarg, Darkside Momo, Abattoir | 18.04
We here at Metal Storm pride ourselves on our thousands of metal reviews and interviews and article; metal is our collective soul and passion, which is why we bother with this junk. That being said, we'd be lying if we stuck to our trve-kvlt guns and claimed that metal is the only thing we ever listen to. Whether we want to admit it or not, we do check out some other stuff from time to time; some of us are more poptimistic than others, but there's a whole world out there aside from Satan-worshiping black metal and dragon-slaying power metal.
Staff pick

Entombed - Left Hand Path

30 years ago today, Entombed taught the world what Boss HM-2 and DS-1 pedals could do to a cheap rig and, by extension, what Sweden could do for death metal. Left Hand Path was not the first death metal album recorded by a Swedish band, nor was it the first recorded by Tomas Skogsberg at the legendary Sunlight Studio, but it was arguably the first Swedish death metal album: with evil-infused hardcore punk riffs, D-beat drums, mid-range harsh vocals, and guitars so distorted they sound like two slabs of concrete being scraped together, Entombed set a trend and heralded the irruption of one of heavy metal's most iconic and influential scenes. Even though they themselves would not stay on the left-hand path for much longer, crossing over into death'n'roll, between this album and Clandestine Entombed are rightfully remembered as death metal legends. Here's to three head-kicking decades of buzzsaw guitars, strangled growls, and dark, crushing Swedeath.
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