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Eternal Silence – ‘Mastermind Tyranny’ Album Review

                          Italy is a region of the world that prides itself as the cradle of the Renaissance as well as a great deal of classical music; 300-odd years later and the music has evolved an offshoot that is a sublime amalgamation of heavy […] Read More

Samael – ‘Hegemony’ Album Review

Samael have a formidable back catalogue with a total of 11 albums, including ‘Hegemony’, out now on Napalm records. They have stood the test of time, moving from their black metal sound of ‘Ceremony of Opposites’ all the way back in 1994; to settle on what is best described as industrial metal with a distinct […] Read More

Mayhem to kick off European tour this Friday

Norwegian black metal icons Mayhem will begin the second leg of their European live incursion this week. The Purgatorium Europæ – Pars Duorum tour will begin Friday September 29th in Berlin, Germany and level more than two dozen cities, drawing to a close on October 27th in Gothenburg, Sweden. Support will be provided by Inferno, […] Read More

Árstíðir to join Sólstafir on upcoming European tour

Icelandic independent folk rockers, Árstíðir are announcing that they will be joining eclectic countrymen and label mates Sólstafir on their European autumn tour. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below. Árstíðir comment: “The Icelandic music scene is a tightly knit woolen sweater where musicians meet and musical expressions merge. For years we’ve […] Read More

Judas Priest announced as final headliner for Bloodstock 2018

Bloodstock is excited to announce their third and final headliner for 2018 will be Judas Priest! The metal icons are one of the most-requested bands by the festival’s loyal fan base and finally make their Bloodstock debut at Catton Park in 2018 on Friday night, 10th August. The legendary band comments: “Judas Priest are thrilled, […] Read More

Cannibal Corpse reveal details for new album

On November 3rd, Cannibal Corpse will release their 14th full-length, ‘Red Before Black‘, via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of ‘Red Before Black‘, the band has launched a video for the single, “Code of the Slashers”. Directed by Zev Deans (panoramaprogramming.com – who created videos for Behemoth‘s “Messe Noire”, Ghost‘s “Square Hammer”, Portal‘s […] Read More

King Parrot unveil hilarious video for “Piss Wreck”

This Friday, Australian grind practitioners King Parrot will unleash the maniacal fruit of their ‘Ugly Produce‘ full-length. Slated for release on September 22nd in North America via Housecore Records, in Europe via Agonia Records, and in Australia via EVP Recordings, ‘Ugly Produce‘ is a ten-track feast of distinctively punishing and powerful anthems. Recorded at the infamous Goatsound […] Read More

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Vanha – ‘Within the Mist of Sorrow’ Album Review

Debut albums are seen as a band’s first chance to set themselves apart and to make a lasting impression, to prove their art is worth noticing. “First impressions last” and Vanha made sure their first release would firmly stand out on its own – ‘Within the Mist of Sorrow’ was released in December 2016 via […] Read More

Ensiferum launches live acoustic version of “Two of Spades”

On September 15th, Ensiferum will release their seventh full-length, ‘Two Paths‘, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the master was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience. For a preview of the album, the band has now launched a live acoustic version of “Two of Spades” (from their previous album, ‘One […] Read More

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