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

Exclusive interview with Fredrik Larsson

Our writer Alec Damiano took some time out to interview Fredrik Larsson, bassist of HammerFall, about their latest album, ‘Built To Last‘. ViM: Your latest album, ‘Built To Last‘, was released in November. How do you feel this album differs from the previous HammerFall albums? What can fans that haven’t yet heard this album expect? […] Read More

8/10

Sirenia – ‘Dim Days of Dolor’ Album Review

  2016 was a tumultuous year: some ebb of good but mainly there was a flow of uncertainty. Norwegian symphonic metal band, Sirenia, contributed no small amount of uncertainty of their own when they announced a change in their lineup  (along with minor alterations to their usual musical style) by replacing their long-standing vocalist, Ailyn. Sirenia was formed […] Read More

Xandria release “We Are Murderers (We All)” Video

The new inspiring dimension in the fantastic world of Xandria is getting closer. To get us warmed up while waiting for ‘Theater of Dimensions‘, the band based around charismatic vocalist Dianne van Giersbergen unleashes the very first music video from this upcoming masterpiece! “We Are Murderers (We All)” is a heavy duet which features Soilwork’s […] Read More

6.5/10

Bloody Hammers – ‘Lovely Sort of Death’ Album Review

There are bands that play hopscotch with genres, and then there are bands that lurk slowly into your ears. Bloody Hammers straddles both categories – the side project of Anders Manga, which often mixes styles to produce an eclectic and moody arrangement. The band serves as a hard rock outlet outside of his eponymous darkwave […] Read More

7/10

Finsterforst – ‘#YØLØ’ EP Review

Imagine if Weird Al Yankovic were from Germany. Alright, now imagine if he started a folk metal band with six of his chums whilst in college. With this image in mind, you should have a relatively clear idea of how Finsterforst’s new EP ‘#YØLØ’ will wreck you and your liver. The Teutonic folkers have taken […] Read More

Hammerfall release brand new single

Sweden’s heavy metal master Hammerfall is back with the release of their hotly anticipated 10th studio album ‘Built To Last‘, which is set to see the light of day on November 4th 2016 on Napalm Records. After leaving fans breathless with their first single “The Sacred Vow“, the band has now unleashed a brand new […] Read More

Kobra and the Lotus debut new single “TriggerPulse”

Canadian Hard Rockers, Kobra and the Lotus recently signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. They are set to release their fourth album and Napalm Records debut ‘Prevail I‘ and ‘Prevail II‘ as two separate volumes of a double album. The first part will be released in February 2017 with the second part to follow in October of 2017. But […] Read More

Hammerfall stream first single “The Sacred Vow”

Without a shadow of a doubt Hammerfall is among the top forces in heavy metal and bringing back the melodies and honesty in music! Hammerfall have been the undisputed masters of groundbreaking anthems since the start of their remarkable career in 1993! Now these Swedish legends are back with their 10th studio effort in 20 years: ‘Built To […] Read More

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