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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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Latest news

Corrupt Moral Altar - EP Coming In November 19.09
Corrupt Moral Altar will be releasing a brand new EP, Patiently Waiting For Wonderful Things, this November 27th (APF Records). 5-track effort was recorded and mixed by Tom Dring at Vagrant Recordings, mastered by Russ Russell. To taste a piece of it, check out the video for the "You Smell Expensive" track.

70000 Tons Of Metal 2020 - Day Two: With Full Steam Ahead
by D.T. Metal | 18.09
Well rested and ready to tackle another day of awesomeness; bring it 70000 Tons Of Metal.
70000 Tons Of Metal 2020 - Day One: Ready To Rock 'N Roll
by D.T. Metal | 12.09
Remember live concerts and festivals? Ahhh, those were the days. Hopefully we all can enjoy watching bands on stage sooner rather than later, but until then let's check what happened during this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise in early January.
Wait A Minute! This Isn't Metal! - August 2020
by musclassia, RaduP | 12.09
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 #8 - Awesome New Demos and EPs
by RaduP, musclassia, Starvynth | 08.09
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 Sulfure, Astralist, Rituals, Narziss, Bloodsabbath and Winter's End.
Cry Yourself To Ash: Exploring The O)))verse (2005-2009)
by RaduP, Mr. Doctor, Apothecary | 05.09
For a genre as hard to get into as drone metal, it is surprising how much of a household name Sunn O))) have become. Though with a fairly limited but devout fanbase, most people still see them as that band that plays only one note slowly. But the O)))-verse is large and includes a lot of sounds, experiments and a fair share of side projects. We hope to explore at least part of those in this three-part article series.
Staff pick

Black Sabbath - Paranoid

I'm not going to go to the same effort that I did to mark the half-centenary of Black Sabbath, but I do think that Paranoid is the superior album by far - it was one of my first metal albums (mine and the rest of the world's) and it remains one of my favorites. The guitars, bass, and drums on this album are simply flawless, and the vocals are pretty good, too. I would tentatively say that heavy metal has not yet produced another work as instrumentally well-rounded and complete as "War Pigs." Every groove of this album is the very essence of metal incarnate, and while you are correct in noting that we mostly use the Staff Picks feature just to mark anniversaries nowadays, there are few albums worth celebrating as much as Paranoid. It boggles the mind to consider that this album has been in the world for 50 years and it is still looked upon as a masterpiece.
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