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

Sólstafir announce European tour dates

Sólstafir have added more European dates this March for a very special run of shows. The band will bring 9 band members, as they will be joined on stage by a string section. ‘The Midnight Sun: A Light In The Storm’- tour marks the end of the touring cycle in support of their latest album […] Read More

Alec Damiano’s Top 5 Metal & Rock Albums of 2018

I’ll start off with the cliche about billions of albums being released in 2018 and how it was difficult to choose my favorites. This year, my five top choices all happen to be from Sweden or the U.K., and three of those bands are known for being rather theatrical. Does that tie into my musical […] Read More

Deaf Row set to release ‘Buried Alive’ EP

Deaf Row return in 2018 following a two-year hiatus, with addition of new frontman Ozzy Thornton. Re- energised with raw and uncompromising new material, Deaf Row are once again ready to turn heads and assault ears with hot, heavy, groove-laden riffs and thought-provoking, pensive lyrics. Embracing the band members’ diverse influences (pop punk, 70s Rock, […] Read More

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Ennui – ‘End of the Circle’ review

Funeral doom as a genre plays to a niche of fans that like their metal utterly crushing and full of forlorn. In general, it requires a certain amount of stamina to play as greater emphasis is placed on each note to create that all-encompassing sensation of foreboding; You are expected to explore every valley and […] Read More

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