Reviews
Martyrdöd - Elddop

Were you to isolate most of the riffs on Elddop, crust probably wouldn't be the first thing that'd come to mind; the technical, dissonant riffing here floats and coils about, practically glittering half the time. It's flashy, often unstable-sounding stuff.

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Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2014 - Denver, CO - 13 Jul 2014

The annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival! Great variety of bands, I always have a blast, it's always fun, the weather is always way too hot and this year's event was almost no exception. Yes, almost no exception; the timing of the festival couldn't be worse and the decision to split the Colorado show into two events didn't help the cause neither.

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Bands
Monolord

Formed in 2013, this band is made up of Swedish rockers Thomas Jäger, Esben Willems, and Mika Häkki. Both Jäger and Willems were in the Swedish boogie rock band Marulk and started Monolord as a side project as a way to play some more heavier tunes. They quickly added Häkki (The Don Darlings, ex-Rotten Sound) and realized that they had something very special between the 3 of them. Monolord became very real very quickly and recording commenced in early 2013. Thomas Jäger had not sung in a band before this one, but you would never know it by the sound of it. Having met with EasyRider Records head hauncho Daniel Hall over Instagram in May of 2013 when the record was ready to listen to, EasyRider picked up the band immediately after hearing the finished album.

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Machine Head - Announce Tour With Epica And Children Of Bodom

Bay Area metallers Machine Head continue their live domination of North America with the announcement of a 21-show U.S. and Canadian trek in support of their debut studio album for Nuclear Blast Entertainment, which is due out this fall. With a strong and diverse line-up that features support from Finnish powerhouse Children Of Bodom and Dutch symphonic metallers Epica with American melodic death/thrash openers Battlecross, the tour launches on October 4th in Denver, Colorado and includes five Canadian cities before closing out in Hollywood, California on November 1st. Are you planning to check out this tour?

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Posted: 28.07.2014 by BloodTears | Comments (7)

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Panopticon - New Album Streaming Online

Kentucky based, one-man folkish black metal outfit Panopticon is currently streaming the entire new opus entitled Roads To The North at this location. How would you compare it to the band's previous full-lenght effort Kentucky, released back in 2012? The album will see the light of day on August 1st via Bindrune Recordings and Nordvis.

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Posted: 28.07.2014 by Pazdzioch | Comments (3)

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Wovenwar - New Single Online

After some previews, Wovenwar has released another song from their upcoming debut release Wovenwar, to be released next week on Metal Blade Records. You can give the song a listen at this location. The song is called "Profane". Did you enjoy that?

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Posted: 28.07.2014 by BloodJuNkie | Comments (0)

Reviews
Ocean Districts - Expeditions

There I stood still amidst a dull, soundless, oppressively scorching night of July, steadily gazing at a horde of howling demons hanging low in the heavens and dancing to barren dirges of insufferable gloom and hollow emptiness. A quaint, rugged sound strangely resembling serenity post-mortem, oddly redolent of the reveller's trance upon opium, shifted, touch by touch, onto unceasing waves of progressive drone, sludge and post-rock madness. A mark, though unique, had reeked up from the summoned souls of three different shadows - God Is An Astronaut, Pelican and Russian Circles.

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Posted: 28.07.2014 by Mindheist | Comments (0)

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Winterfylleth - Reveal New Album Cover And More Details

Another band releasing a new album this year is Winterfylleth. The UK black metallers just revealed the details of the impending The Divination Of Antiquity opus. Today you get to see the album cover, tracklist and release dates. The Divination Of Antiquity is to be released on October 6th, 2014 in the UK and the 7th of October in the rest of the world via Candlelight Records. As for the music, you have to be a little bit more patient but the frontman describes it as "melodic, passionate and expansive" and "including some slower, doomier elements."

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Posted: 28.07.2014 by BloodTears | Comments (7)

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After The Burial - US Tour Dates Confirmed

Americans After The Burial are pleased to confirm a string of headlining tour dates across the United States, scheduled for this September and October. Several bands will be joining them on the road: Texas In July, I Declare War, Reflections, and Come The Dawn. All confirmed dates so far can be seen below, with more to follow.

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Posted: 28.07.2014 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Bölzer - Soma

There's no denying. The underground has been taken by storm. Bölzer has so far released material that barely scratches an hour in total, yet they have been recognized by almost everyone as a force to be reckoned with. How are they able to create so much with so little?

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Posted: 28.07.2014 by Mr. Doctor | Comments (10)

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Exodus - Kirk Hammett To Guest On New Album

Exodus have confirmed that Metallica's guitarist Kirk Hammett will guest on their upcoming new album and play a guitar solo. Kirk was of course a member of the original Exodus line-up but left to join Metallica in 1983. The rest is history. Also, on July 25th, the Fear FestEvil After Party showcased a performance by the legendary Bay Area thrashers Exodus at the San Diego Comic Con. Hammett joined the band on-stage for a few songs with bassist Robert Trujillo and other guests also making an appearance on the encore jam.

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Posted: 28.07.2014 by BloodTears | Comments (23)

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Nightrage - New Label, Enter The Studio In September

Recently, Nightrage have signed an album deal with Despotz Records. Yes, the melodic death metal band will finally release the follow-up to Insidious (2011). In fact, the group is entering the Dugout Studio (in Uppsala, Sweden) with Daniel Bergstrand on September 15th to record the new opus. A new single/video will be out this fall and the yet untitled album will surface in February 2015. Ronnie Nyman will lend his voice to the new release.

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Posted: 28.07.2014 by BloodTears | Comments (1)

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Burning Point - Announce New Vocalist, To Record New Album

Burning Point have a new vocalist. It is Nitte Valo (former vocalist of Battle Beast) who joins the Finnish melodic metal band. The band has also recruited a new keyboardist: Jarkko Väisänen. Pete Ahonen also decided to step down from the lead vocalist position and continue as a guitarist. But there is more. The band will start recording their new album soon and the working title is Polttopiste.

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Posted: 28.07.2014 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

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Thränenkind - New Video Online

The Germans Thränenkind have recently premiered a brand new video. If you perhaps never heard of them, the black metal/crust band released their debut album The Elk last year. Their newest release is another 2-track EP, called Hope(less), released via Lifeforce Records. Watch the video below for the song "April". Do you like what you hear?

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Posted: 28.07.2014 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

Reviews
Harakiri For The Sky - Aokigahara

A relatively new metal movement has taken me aback, leading me down an exhilarating, spiral path of emotionally charged and blissfully saturated musical sensibility. The blackgaze concept is a combination of black metal axioms with more dreamy and mellow textures and Harakiri For The Sky, a two-piece outfit from Vienna, Austria, have nailed it.

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Posted: 28.07.2014 by tea[m]ster | Comments (2)

Articles
Amaranthe - American Beauty Car Show, Haapsalu Episcopal Castle, Haapsalu, Estonia, 19.07.2014

Haapsalu is a small and beautiful Estonian resort town by the sea. Each July its quiet is disturbed by an invasion of owners and admirers of the American car industry. Shining cars, roaring engines, burning rubber, cruising, and a drag race on the airfield strip - American Beauty Car Show has got it all. If you're into all that, it's the place to be. Naturally, this also calls for musical entertainment of varied sorts, which somehow managed to grab my attention for the first time with only one name - Amaranthe. Just because I happen to like them.

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Posted: 28.07.2014 by Ivor | Comments (0)

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