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Supported event

Be Prog! My Friend... Festival 2016

Spain, Barcelona (Poble Espanyol)
01-02 July 2016

Between The Buried And Me
Steven Wilson
Staff pick
Barús - Barús
Progressive Death Metal

The self-titled EP by Frenchies Barús is fantastique. Four separate tracks of slightly proggy death with vision, each with their own unique feel and vibe. Listened to this more than a dozen times now over three months, each time enjoying it while hating myself for not pounding out a review saying how much I enjoy it. Thus ends my confession. Hold not my sins against the band. Check it out.

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Picked by: BitterCOld
Bandcamp music player
Within Temptation - Start New Album Songwriting Process 29.06

Recently, Within Temptation performed at the French festival, Hellfest Open Air. Beforehand, the band also took part in a press conference at Hellfest in Clisson, France where they talked about their next album. The follow-up to Hydra (2014) is being forged and the songwriting process has started. For now, they are still keeping most details under wraps. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Sabaton - New Album Trailer Online 29.06

Sabaton recently announced the release of their brand-new, 8th studio album, The Last Stand, due out on August 19th via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has now revealed the first album trailer, where they talk about different topics, including working with producer/musician Peter Tägtgren, and you can hear a few new snippets. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Draconian - Festival Appearances Cancelled 29.06

Draconian regret to inform fans that unfortunately they had to cancel their upcoming shows in Germany (Sunstorm Festival and Rockharz Festival) and in Romania (Dark Bombastic Evening) due to visa issues. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Periphery - New Song Available Online 29.06

As they prepare to unleash their new record, Periphery III: Select Difficulty, Periphery recently shared a brand new song from it as a foretaste. The album will be out on July 22nd via Sumerian Records and today you can spin "Flatline" here. The progressive metallers from Washington D.C. will embark on their next tour in August with SikTh, Chon and Toothgrinder in tow. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Winterhorde - Debut New Video 29.06

In case you don't know them, Winterhorde are a Israeli black metal band and they just released their third album, Maestro. Today, you can have a taste of the new material. Watch their new video for "Worms Of Soul". The video was directed, filmed and edited by their long-time partner and friend, Romanian multi-talented artist Costin Chioreanu. Additional filming by Gina Sandulescu. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Babymetal - House Of Blues, Boston, MA - 5 May 2016 05.06

You guys are probably sick of hearing about Babymetal, right? Believe me, I completely understand. Poking the hornet's nest is getting a bit old for me as well. Still, you should just admit it - you're all harboring some morbid curiosity about what goes on at a Babymetal show. What kind of people go to such a thing? What sort of sick, twisted things do they get up to? Courageously, I took it upon myself to attend a Babymetal show, for no other reason than to report back to the real world and definitely not because I'm a huge fan now. Here follows my account. (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 6 Issue #1 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 01.06

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 Iotunn, Ghost Witch, Corinth, The Doomsday Kingdom, Celestial Ruin & The Colossal Dream. (by Nefarious, D.T. Metal, Abattoir, Susan)   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 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 ››
Random stuff
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Mourning Dawn - Mourning Dawn (2007)

Mourning Dawn hail from France, a country with a pretty strong doom metal scene that becomes more and more populated as years pass by and with the rise of the population the quality standards remain high, something worth-mentioning and hopeful (no matter how contradictive this word may sound when it comes to doom metal) for the future of the scene. The birth of 2007 found them with their debut album, the self-titled masterpiece of sorrow, a release that will manage to pin your defences to the ground... (by DerRozzengarten)   Read more ››

Reviewer: 8.6      Users: 7.4 | 7 votes
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Twilight Ophera

Sauli Lehtisaari died of cancer on February the 12th 2004.

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