Reviews
Alkaloid - The Malkuth Grimoire

When it comes to progressive metal, one finds many die-hard fans and others who can't handle it at all. It might be that this genre has a larger ratio of musicians among the fans, those who comprehend the music are more likely to enjoy it with all its facets. Out of nothing now a new band emerged; Alkaloid from Germany greet us with their first ever release after their formation just a year ago. The musicians, however, are known to some people from their work with other big bands like Necrophagist, Obscura or Dark Fortress. Therefore, calling this new project a big surprise would be a bit of an exaggeration, nevertheless the music is worth the praise it currently receives.

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Posted: 27.05.2015 by Windrider | Comments (4)

Bands
Sinmara

Formerly named Chao, and under that name the three track cassette Spiritus Sankti was released in 2012 by Norwegian label Terratur Possessions, Sinmara is a Black Metal band from Reykjavík and Mosfellsbær featuring members of Svartidauði, Wormlust, Rebirth Of Nefast and Slidhr.

Musically Sinmara contrast chaotic agression with haunting melodies and dramatic build-ups, with a focus on musicianship and attention to detail.

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Posted: 27.05.2015 by J. N.

News
Soilwork - Announce New Album Details

Another new album is coming courtesy of melodic death metallers Soilwork! The Sweden-based unit has announced details regarding their forthcoming 10th studio album, called The Ride Majestic. The new album will hit stores worldwide on August 28th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. Discover the cover art illustrated by Róbert Borbás (Grinddesign) below as well as other important details. How will the band fare after the ambitious double album The Living Infinite? We will soon find out.

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Posted: 27.05.2015 by BloodTears | Comments (4)

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Arcturus - Stream Remix Version Of 'Archer'

Arcturus just released their first new album in a decade, Arcturian. The bonus disc (only available with the book edition and the box set) of the avantgarde metallers new opus features a row of remixes of album tracks. To get an idea, just listen to this creepy alternative version of "Archer" created by Schwadorf (Sun Of The Sleepless, Empyrium, The Vision Bleak), now available below. How do you like this version of the song?

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Posted: 27.05.2015 by BloodTears | Comments (5)

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Dragged Into Sunlight - Releasing Collaboration With Gnaw Their Tongues

At last, Dragged Into Sunlight are releasing some new music again in 2015. And it will be a collaborative record with Dutch drone/black metal act Gnaw Their Tongues. Even though there aren't many more details about it available yet, you can start whetting your appetite and be prepared for a release in late 2015.

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Posted: 27.05.2015 by BloodTears | Comments (6)

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Jungle Rot - New Album Detailed, New Track Online

Jungle Rot continue to churn out albums consistently and be productive. Their newest offering and 9th album has just been announced. It's called Order Shall Prevail and will be in stores on June 30th through Victory Records. As an introduction to the record, you can already hear the first taste "Paralyzed Prey" right here right now. Get your death metal fix!

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Posted: 27.05.2015 by BloodTears | Comments (1)

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Baptism - Join Season Of Mist, New Album In 2016

The Finns Baptism are the latest signing of Season Of Mist. The black metal underground veterans are aiming to release their first full-length on this label in 2016. After releasing their latest album As The Darkness Enters back in 2012, the band has been preparing a follow-up which is now finally coming together.

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Posted: 27.05.2015 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

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Nile - Unveil New Album Details

Today is a big day for fans of Nile because the band just revealed pretty much everything about their new album. The follow-up to At The Gate Of Sethu is finally coming and will be called What Should Not Be Unearthed. The kings of technical death metal are currently in the studio wrapping up the mix of their upcoming album which was produced by Nile and mixed by Neil Kernon. The album will be released on August 28th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. Also, check out the cover art that will grace the record.

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Posted: 26.05.2015 by BloodTears | Comments (16)

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Bloodway - Releasing Debut Album, New Label Deal

I, Voidhanger Records has renovated its alliance with Bloodway. Lead by the renowned artist and designer Costin Chioreanu, the progressive black metal trio Bloodway will release their first full-length work in September, once again under the I, Voidhanger flag.

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Posted: 26.05.2015 by Bad English | Comments (1)

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Sarke - Part Of The Upcoming Movie 'Saga'

Now this could be entertaining. "Saga" is the name of a brand new Norwegian movie set to premiere in October 2015. The independent movie, which is directed by Jørn Steen, is based upon the Viking Eyrbyggja saga and is a hellish blend of Vikings, zombies, bikers and black metal. Sarke with Ted (Nocturno Culto) Skjellum is featured both musically and as actors in the movie. You can catch a glimpse of the movie on the teaser below.

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Posted: 26.05.2015 by BloodTears | Comments (3)

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Feared - New Album Streaming In Full

Having just released their newest album, Ola Englund's Feared have now made it available in full online. This means you have more new music to enjoy from the Swedish death metal group. Synder, as the album is called, is available via YouTube or SoundCloud, whichever you prefer. Give it a shot and tell us your impressions of the record.

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Posted: 26.05.2015 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

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Bong - New Song Available Online

Are you ready for some drone doom? Bong just released a new album on Ritual Productions, titled We Are, We Were And We Will Have Been. If you still haven't checked out the seventh album from Bong, now you can hear a 17-minute song from it. Have a listen to "Time Regained" over here and take the musical journey.

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Posted: 26.05.2015 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

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Sinister - Streaming Slayer Cover, Releasing Anniversary Album

Veteran Dutch death metallers Sinister will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a record called Dark Memorials, expected to be released on June 26th via Massacre Records. And since it's celebration time, you can now enjoy Sinister's cover version of Slayer's song "Necrophiliac" below. The release will feature two old re-recorded songs from the band and covers.

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Posted: 26.05.2015 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

Reviews
Leprous - The Congregation

It would be unlike Leprous to exercise restraint to the point of diminishment and place limitations on fresh efforts. Nonetheless, The Congregation is a compromise.

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Posted: 26.05.2015 by R'Vannith | Comments (29)

Bands
Bloodway

Bloodway was born in July 2013, from the ideas of 3 musicians, Costin Chioreanu (guitar, vocals), Alex Ghita (drums) and Mihai Andrei (bass). The three merged their past musical experiences, challenging themselves to reach new borders of creativity, in order to shape a special band with an extremely coherent speech. The name Bloodway comes from the idea of experiences and paths that somebody can achieve and discover during a lifetime.

The reason why the band kept everything secret - from its own existence to any updates concerning creative progress - until this very moment it is simply the band member's desire of presenting just the results of their creativity, completely ignoring the nowadays social aspects of having a band. "We were totally focused on developing what we wanted to build together, so we just locked ourselves in the cell and kept everything away from the world outside. Our main goal was first to find our own path and to record a debut material as concentrated as possible. We simply left outside the door any possible influence from the people around us", Costin Chioreanu explains. "Even our closest friends had zero information on our existence as a band, until today... but our purpose demanded that precisely."

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Posted: 25.05.2015 by J. N.

Articles
Roadburn Festival 2015 - Day 2: The Known And The Unknown

Che: As you guys might remember, for the past six years or so Roadburn has been having a curator take command on this second day, a member of a fairly well known band who not only gets to headline with the band on that day, but also selects which bands will be playing on three of the five stages. This year, curating duties went to Ivar Bjornson of Enslaved and Einar Selvik of Wardruna, immediately raising my curiosity for this "Houses Of The Holistic" day far beyond Mikael Akerfeldt's curating last year.

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Posted: 25.05.2015 by Apothecary | Comments (13)

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