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A Year In Metal - 2020: "Highlights" Through The Eyes Of The MS Staff, Elites, And Official Contributors

2020 is over, but we're not quite done with it just yet (nor is it done with you). With the next edition of the Metal Storm Awards on their way, it's time for us to think back to those 12 months and try to remember what the two or three good moments were and how they escaped the shredder.

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Posted: Today by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (4)

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Splitting Hairs / Hearing Splits (Jul-Dec 2020)

We regularly review full lengths, collaborations, sometimes even live albums. EPs and demos often get love in our Clandestine Cuts series. Heck, we even review a bunch of stuff that isn't metal. But when was the last time you saw a review of a split album? Exactly! We are here to make up for that!

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Posted: 21.01.2021 by RaduP | Comments (13)

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Getting Into: Motörhead: Part 3

Settling into their final and longest-lasting line-up after the departure of Würzel in 1995, the trio of Lemmy, Campbell and Dee would forge ahead to the end. This era would see the band hit some of the lowest ebbs of their career, but would see the band emerge as bonafide living legends before the curtains closed on a remarkable career; the final incarnation of Motörhead saw it all.

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Posted: 18.01.2021 by omne metallum | Comments (16)

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Wait A Minute! This Isn't Metal! - December 2020

We here at Metal Storm pride ourselves in the metal that we live and breathe, and most importantly, write about. But there's a whole world out there aside from Satan-worshiping black metal and dragon-slaying power metal. Here's what we checked out this month.

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Posted: 16.01.2021 by RaduP | Comments (5)

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Remembering Alexi Laiho

Erstwhile Children Of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho passed away unexpectedly last week, as we were informed by his longtime bandmates. I felt that offering some special tribute would be appropriate.

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Posted: 05.01.2021 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (20)

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Clandestine Cuts Vol. 10 Issue #12 - Awesome New Demos and EPs

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. This issue features music from Cosmovore, Procession Of Spectres, Katla, Blood Star, Silent Tyrant, and Narzissus.

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Posted: 04.01.2021 by RaduP | Comments (3)

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Getting Into: Motörhead: Part 2

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the passing of Ian Kilmister, best known to the world as the mutton-chopped gravel-voiced rocker Lemmy. It is fitting that we should instead celebrate the career of a man who was permanently out of fucks to give rather than mourn his loss; here in part 2, we shall cast our attention to the period of time when the band were a four-piece, lasting from 1986's Orgasmatron through to 1995's Sacrifice.

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Posted: 28.12.2020 by omne metallum | Comments (18)

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The 20th Anniversary Of Metal Storm: Part II

What, did you think we were done? No, the 20th anniversary celebration continues in Part II, featuring many more of Metal Storm's talented contributors of the past, present, and, hopefully, future.

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Posted: 24.12.2020 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (39)

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The 20th Anniversary Of Metal Storm: Part I

Metal Storm turned 20 years old in 2020. That's a pretty big milestone, one that we are honored and fortunate to observe together; some of the past and present MS staff have gathered a few memories and thoughts to share to celebrate this important occasion.

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Posted: 20.12.2020 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (71)

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Label Spotlight: Apocalyptic Witchcraft

This article spotlights the label Apocalyptic Witchcraft Records and features an interview with founder Conor Droney.

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Posted: 18.12.2020 by Líam_Hughes | Comments (2)

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Wait A Minute! This Isn't Metal! - November 2020

We here at Metal Storm pride ourselves in the metal that we live and breathe, and most importantly, write about. But we do check out some other stuff from time to time. There's a whole world out there aside from Satan-worshiping black metal and dragon-slaying power metal. Here's what we checked out this month.

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Posted: 13.12.2020 by RaduP | Comments (12)

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Parallel Eternity: 10 Years Of A Sound Of Thunder

Heads up, because this is about to get personal (read: boring). A Sound Of Thunder turned 10 this year, and it's high time that I took a few moments (read: hours) to say something in honor of my favorite local band.

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Posted: 10.12.2020 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (5)

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Clandestine Cuts Vol. 10 Issue #11 - Awesome New Demos and EPs

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. This issue features music from and Holy Death, Wicked Sisters, 10​.000 Years, Frostnatt, Schizophrenia, and Ferment.

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Posted: 07.12.2020 by RaduP | Comments (7)

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So I Heard You Liked Stats?

I'm an easily bored person, and I also love stats. Couple that with a lockdown and a website with a lot of data, and you get some stats about Metal Storm! I collected some data from the numerous Top 100 lists for each genre and the overall Top 200 Albums list for this first article. We'll have a look at some genre stats and see which genres of rock and metal are the most popular amongst Metal Stormers. So on that note, let's get started!

Let's begin with the top 200 and the genres that are most represented in it.

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Posted: 06.12.2020 by doez | Comments (10)