Fates Warning signs worldwide deal with Metal Blade

Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Fates Warning to its worldwide roster! Fates Warning began in the early 1980’s playing a traditional style of heavy metal. However, they quickly began to adopt a more technically proficient style and are considered by many to be the first true prog-metal band. While the band has subsequently […] Read More

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A Novelist – ‘Folie’ Album Review

A Novelist are certainly one of the more unusual bands in the metal scene, first forming in 2009 via the duo of Alex Bambineaux and Ben Nugent with a relatively simple goal: To form a death metal band. Nevertheless, it dawned on the duo that they wanted to do far more than simply death metal […] Read More

Deströyer 666 announce European tour dates

Deströyer 666 have announced new European tour dates together with label mates Nocturnal Graves in the fall of 2019.See the full list of tour dates below. The metal wolf-pack will embark on the ‘Sons of Rebellion’ tour on October 24 at the Viper Room in Vienna (AT), and travel trough out 8 more countries before […] Read More

8/10

Hecate Enthroned – ‘Embrace of the Godless Aeon’ album review

Hecate Enthroned, a sextet from the town of Wrexham in northern Wales, have welcomed the start of 2019 with their new album, ‘Embrace of the Godless Aeon’. Initially dismissed as a Cradle of Filth clone due to their similar playing style, they continued polishing their craft until – seven albums, two compilations and one EP […] Read More

Varkan launch pre-orders for debut album

Mastered at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden (Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, Hammerfall, At the Gates), Varkan are set to release their self-titled debut album. The band has previously released two demos, “Back to the Butcher” (2015) and “Filthy Human Race” (2016). Their long-awaited debut album, ‘Varkan‘, is due for release March 8, 2019 via Black […] Read More

Ensiferum kick off North American tour

After a near four-year absence, Finnish folk metallers Ensiferum will make their way to North American shores this weekend on a month-long headlining tour. The trek will commence on January 5th in Baltimore, Maryland and run through January 29th in Tampa, Florida. Support will be provided by Septicflesh and Arsis. Following the tour, Ensiferum will […] Read More

Alex’s Top Five Albums of 2018

The inexorable march of time has stamped all over and kicked up some damn fine music for the year that was 2018. No matter your preferred flavour of metal, the year was generous and gave out healthy dollops of angry ear candy, expertly crafted by their respective hands for your maximum enjoyment. The year saw […] Read More

Varkan reveal details of debut album

Varkan emerged from the Arizona desert with hard-hitting heavy metal that pulls from grandiose power metal, belligerent 80’s thrash, and 70’s rock anthems. The formidable foursome delivers charismatic, high-energy performances that hearken back to the glory days of rock n’ roll. With dueling guitars à la Maiden and Priest, and hooks that dig themselves deeper […] Read More

Rotting Christ premiere track from upcoming release

The Greek metal veterans of Rotting Christ are now premiering the second track of their upcoming record ‘The Heretics‘. The song is exclusively streaming via Loudwire at the link below. The song “Heaven and Hell and Fire” is now streaming in the form of a lyric video below. Frontman Sakis Tolis comments on behalf of […] Read More

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