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  • Weirdo Canyon Dispatch – Roadburn 2017 Daily Fanzine Sunday Issue Now Available!

    Weirdo Canyon Dispatch – Roadburn 2017 Daily Fanzine Sunday Issue Now Available!

    Live from Weirdo Canyon in Tilburg – Sunday, which is the 4th and final issue of Weirdo Canyon Dispatch, the Roadburn Festival daily fanzine is out now! Featuring a review from yesterday’s festivities by our man on the ground José Carlos Santos, the third and final...Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago 23 Apr 17, 10:58am -
  • Weirdo Canyon Dispatch – Roadburn 2017 Daily Fanzine Saturday Issue Now Available!

    Weirdo Canyon Dispatch – Roadburn 2017 Daily Fanzine Saturday Issue Now Available!

    Live from Weirdo Canyon in Tilburg – Saturday, issue #3, of Weirdo Canyon Dispatch, the Roadburn Festival daily fanzine is out now! Featuring yesterday’s review along with 10 Years 10 Highlights Of Roadburn feature by José Carlos Santos, Part II of the Kim Kelly interview with John Dyer...C…
    - 2 days ago 22 Apr 17, 11:05am -
  • Weirdo Canyon Dispatch – Roadburn 2017 Daily Fanzine Friday Issue Now Available!

    Weirdo Canyon Dispatch – Roadburn 2017 Daily Fanzine Friday Issue Now Available!

    Live from Weirdo Canyon in Tilburg – Friday, issue #2, of Weirdo Canyon Dispatch, the Roadburn Festival daily fanzine is out now! Featuring a review from yesterday by Sander van den Driesche, Part I of the Kim Kelly interview with Roadburn 2017 curator John Dyer Baizley,...Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 11:11am -
  • Weirdo Canyon Dispatch – Roadburn 2017 Daily Fanzine Thursday Issue Now Available!

    Weirdo Canyon Dispatch – Roadburn 2017 Daily Fanzine Thursday Issue Now Available!

    Weirdo Canyon Dispatch daily fanzine is back for the fourth consecutive year bringing you reviews and features from Roadburn 2017 from a collective of inspirational writers, photographers and artists, but also not forgetting our esteemed editor JJ from The Obelisk. Thursday’s issue is now...Contin…
    - 4 days ago 20 Apr 17, 11:33am -
  • Necro Deathmort ‘The Capsule’ 2016

    Necro Deathmort ‘The Capsule’ 2016

    Necro Deathmort said it themselves; they don’t give a single fuck. “We’ve stopped caring that each new release might alienate fans of a previous record” is what Matthew Rozeik says on their bandcamp page. That is undoubtedly a big part of what has allowed...Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago 17 Apr 17, 12:46pm -
  • Farflung ‘5’ 2016

    Farflung ‘5’ 2016

    I don’t think NASA realizes we’ve been manning missions to Mars since the early nineties – at least where Farflung’s concerned, we’ve had an anthropological (if they even are human) boot firmly trenched in that part of the galaxy only fit for highbrow, esoteric...Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago 17 Apr 17, 12:35pm -
  • Raging T ‘Radical Reaper’ EP 2016

    Raging T ‘Radical Reaper’ EP 2016

    More T vicar?! Well, it sure does appear that’s what’s in order right now for all those hard rock-loving reverends out there. In between creating yet more of their criminally un-talked-about chunky odes to The Obsessed and Internal Void, two-thirds of Wiltshire-based power doomsters...Continue r…
    - 7 days ago 17 Apr 17, 12:24pm -
  • Nothing ‘Tired Of Tomorrow’ 2016

    Nothing ‘Tired Of Tomorrow’ 2016

    Philadelphia’s NOTHING are an intriguing prospect. Signed to Relapse who is usually associated with more abrasive types of music, this is an emotional heavy weight contender rather than an ear battering visceral experience. Walking the line between bright shimmering shoe gaze and darker themes,...…
    - 7 days ago 17 Apr 17, 12:04pm -
  • Monoliths – S/T – 2016

    Monoliths – S/T – 2016

    Monoliths are a sludgy doom trio comprised of David Tobin of Ommadon on guitar, Henry Davies of Moloch on drums, and Tanya Byrne of Bismuth on bass (the latter two also being band-mates in Nadir). Their Self-Titled debut release has two tracks and is...Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago 17 Apr 17, 11:49am -
  • Slomatics ‘Future Echo Returns’ 2016

    Slomatics ‘Future Echo Returns’ 2016

    Gone are the days when I ask “What is Heavy?” and you reply “Black Sabbath”. I mean sure, it’s not that the Brummingham Lords of Our World didn’t define all of the templates nor that they’ve lost much of their oomph even now as...Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago 17 Apr 17, 11:34am -
  • The Shaman Awakens From His Sleep!

    The Shaman Awakens From His Sleep!

    It’s been a long time coming, but as the tectonic plates shift the shaman finally awakens from his heavy sleep and the blood once again flows through his veins. Well not quite like that but you get the idea! But why now? With the...Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago 17 Apr 17, 11:23am -
  • Ancient Of Days ‘Wretched Ones’ EP CD/DD 2016

    Ancient Of Days ‘Wretched Ones’ EP CD/DD 2016

    Does anyone remember when bands at least seemed like they were seriously fucking dangerous? Remember that unnerving feeling of being frozen to the spot near the front of the stage at a random, badly attended all-dayer in some dingy, godforsaken venue in some shitty,...Continue reading →
    - 24 May 16, 5:43pm -
  • Ggu:ll ‘Dwaling’ CD/LP/DD 2016

    Ggu:ll ‘Dwaling’ CD/LP/DD 2016

    Ggu:ll have finally released that long awaited full length, titled Dwaling. Its title would translate as ‘error’, but it feels slightly more like being lost in the dark. In the darkness of Ggu:ll there might actually dwell monsters. That’s what their album, presented during...Continue reading…
    - 24 May 16, 5:34pm -
  • Sourvein ‘Aquatic Occult’ CD/LP/DD 2016

    Sourvein ‘Aquatic Occult’ CD/LP/DD 2016

    Cape Fear River, NC natives Sourvein shouldn’t need an introduction, having pioneered an American southern doom scene with enough history to demand its own collegiate textbook; if there’s one face to pair with the name, it’s vocalist/guitarist and creative helmsman Troy “T-Roy” Medlin –.…
    - 23 May 16, 6:03pm -
  • Earthless / Harsh Toke – Split – CD/LP/DD 2016

    Earthless / Harsh Toke – Split – CD/LP/DD 2016

    I’ll admit it: I’m an addict. It’s got to the point now with new Earthless releases that I literally get giddy like a toddler in a sandpit every time a new one sails by atop of my newsfeed. New splits, new albums, new live...Continue reading →
    - 23 May 16, 5:53pm -
  • Roadburn Festival 2016 Audio Streams: Beastmaker, Buried At Sea, Epitaph, Full Of Hell & More!

    Roadburn Festival 2016 Audio Streams: Beastmaker, Buried At Sea, Epitaph, Full Of Hell & More!

    Although Roadburn Festival is now over for another year, work behind the scenes doesn’t stop! As with previous years, Marcel Van De Vondervoort (Torture Garden Studio) and his amazing team have captured the essence of Roadburn 2016 in these incredible audio recordings, hosted by...Continue reading…
    - 19 May 16, 6:58pm -
  • Se Delan ‘Drifter’ CD/LP/DD 2016

    Se Delan ‘Drifter’ CD/LP/DD 2016

    So, you’ve laid waste to countless ears with Iron Monkey, had an in-one-door-out-the-next tenure in Electric Wizard and then basically learned all the instruments to become the seed-capital of Cripple Black Phoenix…where next? Well, if you’re Justin Greaves then you invoke the subtle ghosts...…
    - 19 May 16, 6:03pm -
  • Dälek ‘Asphalt For Eden’ CD/LP/DD 2016

    Dälek ‘Asphalt For Eden’ CD/LP/DD 2016

    Congratulations, you might be reading the very first review of a hip-hop album on The Sleeping Shaman. We can’t help it, we dig the sound of Dälek, because it rocks harder than many bands with guitars. Let’s check out their latest effort titled Asphalt...Continue reading →
    - 18 May 16, 5:53pm -
  • Streetcleaning Camden: Desertfest 2016 Day 3 Review

    Streetcleaning Camden: Desertfest 2016 Day 3 Review

    Well, here we go. It’s time to dust off the cobwebs for the third and final time today for Sunday at Desertfest 2016. *Sniffles* Still, there’s only so many days a guy can live on beer, coffee and fried chicken alone and the wear...Continue reading →
    - 17 May 16, 6:24pm -
  • Alaric ‘End Of Mirrors’ CD/LP/CS/DD 2016

    Alaric ‘End Of Mirrors’ CD/LP/CS/DD 2016

    Alaric is probably most known for the sacking of Rome in the fifth century. Those were dark times. The namesake of the Visigoth king is a dark punk band from Oakland, who’ve just released an album that I for one can’t stop listening to....Continue reading →
    - 17 May 16, 6:19pm -

ProgMetalZone.com

  • Interview With Instrumental Prog Metal Band GEPH
    Earlier this year I heard about one of the most intriguing new prog bands on the scene, Boston’s GEPH who play a highly intricate form of instrumental progressive music that features just a drummer and two guys who play that crazy looking tapping instrument, the Chapman Stick! If you haven’t see…
    - 22 Jun 16, 5:35am -
  • Album Review: Alarion – “Waves Of Destruction”
    It does seem that we’ve now reached the era where anyone with great musical ideas and conceptions can produce masterful works and even get some of the best talent out there to work on their projects. And with the reach of humble zines like this one and many others, the word can definitely get out…
    - 28 May 16, 5:02am -
  • Thanks For a Great Four Years!
    This is my farewell post for this great project that I’ve been working on the past four years. It’s been a great ride and I’ve met a lot of passionate fans and musicians but unfortunately the time and $ commitment is just too much and unless this site can actually become profitable it’s jus…
    - 23 Apr 16, 11:30am -
  • Interview With Drummer Andy Edwards from Kiama
    Have you guys been checking the hot new U.K. prog rock band Kiama? They’ve just released their debut album Sign Of Four to much acclaim in the prog rock world for their energetic and very polshed melodic style. The band’s made up of musicians from many well-known bands and features Rob Reed (Mag…
    - 21 Mar 16, 10:20pm -
  • Progressive Metal New Releases: March 11, 2016
    Welcome to this week’s new release post and as usual, we’ve got a ton of great melodic progressive metal including new albums from Australia’s Future Corpse, Canadian band Bushwacker, Finland’s Solarhall, Italian bands Elysium and Virtual Symmetry, International solo artist Abraham Sarache,…
    - 12 Mar 16, 8:48am -
  • Interview With Guitarist Jason Schultz from Chicago Progressive Metal Band Monolith
    One of the things we love about this running this webzine is how we get continually exposed to so many bands that we might never have heard of before. And it’s just great to hear a band that’s starting out and just kills it from the get-go!  A good case in point is the Chicago band Monolith w…
    - 9 Mar 16, 11:45pm -
  • Indie Prog Metal Band Of the Month for March 2016 – Lebanon’s Turbulence
    Our Indie Band of The Month feature for March is the Lebanese progressive metal band Turbulence whose debut album Disequlibrium came out recently and we mentioned at the time “that  we can’t help but love their passion, compositions and superb playing all around. Disequilibrium is a one o…
    - 8 Mar 16, 10:56pm -
  • U.K. Alternative Prog Band Orca Continue To Explore The “Space” Of Prog Rock With New Single ‘Aquarium’
    (March 6, 2016) – “Described as a “cracking band” and praised for their “excellent production values” by music blog Progrockmusictalk, UK-based alt-rockers Orca have proven to be on top of their game. As pioneers and creators of the mysterious domain of ‘space metal’, the five-piece…
    - 7 Mar 16, 4:44am -
  • Pitts Minnemann Project – “The Psychic Planetarium” Crowdfunding Campaign
    We’re getting pumped for the upcoming release of the new instrumental metal extravaganza from Pitts Minnemann Project, a band co-led by all-world drummer Marco Minnemann and keyboardist extraordinaire Jimmy PItts who, along with Fountainhead on fretted and fretless guitars and bassist Jerry Twifor…
    - 6 Mar 16, 6:09am -
  • Progressive Metal New Releases: March 4, 2016
    Okay, this is mostly the last group of albums from February so bear with us as get though some of the best albums that have been released so far this year! This is really the week for great melodic prog metal cause we’ve got new albums from Danish stalwarts Section A, new Greek band Sunburst, Poli…
    - 5 Mar 16, 8:40am -

WorshipMetal.com

  • OMEN And BATTLEROAR To Release 7″ Split Single On Cruz Del Sur Music

    OMEN And BATTLEROAR To Release 7″ Split Single On Cruz Del Sur Music

    When it comes to epic metal, OMEN and BATTLEROAR are two names that do not need a formal introduction. OMEN (USA) was formed by guitarist Kenny Powell in 1983 and since the release of their classic debut album, Battle Cry, they have set the standards for the genre, while Greek power metallers BATT…
    - 23 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 2:48pm -
  • Worship Metal Album Of The Week – Harlott – Extinction

    Worship Metal Album Of The Week – Harlott – Extinction

    We’re going to keep this review as short and as deservedly sweet as Harlott’s latest album. With Extinction, Australian’s number one thrash act have just entered the thrash big leagues. This blistering effort is frankly effortless, conjuring images of thrash’s glorious past with each measure…
    - 12 days ago 12 Apr 17, 7:03pm -
  • Dobermann – Pure Breed – Album Review

    Dobermann – Pure Breed – Album Review

    - 12 days ago 12 Apr 17, 6:59am -
  • Portuguese Tech-Death Metallers The Voynich Code Hit The UK!

    Portuguese Tech-Death Metallers The Voynich Code Hit The UK!

    Rising Portuguese tech-death band THE VOYNICH CODE have announced a European headline tour in support of their anticipated debut full-length Aqua Vitae, coming 05.05.17 via Primordial Records. Catch the band at the following shows, supported by Noise Trail Immersion: 17.05 – Milano, Italy – Circ…
    - 13 days ago 11 Apr 17, 4:28pm -
  • 5 Reasons Why The Nu Metal Era Should Be Celebrated!

    5 Reasons Why The Nu Metal Era Should Be Celebrated!

    Nu-metal appears to be on the receiving end of some long overdue love over recent years with the resurging genre receiving exposure due to the likes of Korn and Limp Bizkit’s recent co-headlining tour, great new albums from Slipknot, Coal Chamber, (həd) p.e. and the aforementioned Korn, new (nu)…
    - 16 days ago 8 Apr 17, 6:17am -
  • Sacrilege: Another NWOBHM Band Finally Comes Of Age!

    Sacrilege: Another NWOBHM Band Finally Comes Of Age!

    These are exciting times for Sacrilege, a band whose very first incarnation saw the light of day back in the early 1980’s. A new studio album, the band’s very first live album and a European tour….these are but a few of the projects Sacrilege have lined up for 2017! Bill Beadle (Sacrilege lead…
    - 17 days ago 7 Apr 17, 6:37pm -
  • Are The Darkhorse The UK’s Finest New Sludge-Lords?

    Are The Darkhorse The UK’s Finest New Sludge-Lords?

    Hailing from the muddy fields and pig sheds of Northamptonshire, The Darkhorse are a 4 piece metal band with the heart of doom and sludge but with the lungs of a hardcore band, drawing their influences from the likes of Sabbath, Superjoint Ritual, The Chariot and Crowbar. Frankly, they should be you…
    - 19 days ago 5 Apr 17, 7:20am -
  • Heavy Scotland 2017 – Weekend Review

    Heavy Scotland 2017 – Weekend Review

    The grey cloud sitting low over central Scotland parted during the morning to reveal, perhaps the first proper signs that spring is in the air and as the sun peeks out in Edinburgh there are large numbers of people in black clothing starting to congregate around the Corn Exchange. It’s just past l…
    - 20 days ago 4 Apr 17, 7:02pm -
  • Canada’s Almighty MORTÖR Release New Track!

    Canada’s Almighty MORTÖR Release New Track!

    When the fast tempos, low-register & complex guitar riffs of thrash meets the brutality of death metal, you will find Canada’s almighty MORTÖR! Like any crossover band worth its weight in salt, Mortör come armed to the fuckin’ teeth with muscular grooves, bold imagery and a reputation for part…
    - 20 days ago 4 Apr 17, 7:06am -
  • Krysthla Reveal New Video & Shed Light On The Meaning Behind Their New Album!

    Krysthla Reveal New Video & Shed Light On The Meaning Behind Their New Album!

    Krysthla have revealed “The Minor Mystery Of Death”, the third single and official music video from their new album Peace In Our Time which is released on Friday, 7th April. Guitarist Neil Hudson says of the track: “The Minor Mystery Of Death is about embracing the end. Death is an absolute ce…
    - 20 days ago 4 Apr 17, 6:15am -

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    TwoGuysMetalReviews

    • Norse - The Divine Light Of A New Sun

      Norse - The Divine Light Of A New Sun

      Norse is one of those bands who seem to exist in a very special place in the blackened doom spectrum. They aren't quite accessible enough for the mainstream to ever embrace them but they have enoug of the pure and enlightened chaos of the underground to make sure that those of us who seek will fall…
      - 7 days ago 18 Apr 17, 1:07am -
    • God Dethroned - The World Ablaze

      God Dethroned - The World Ablaze

      God Dethroned have made a name for themselves over the years as one of the Netherlands prime death metal exports, sitting somewhere on the spectrum between Amon Amarth and Asphyx. Now on their third incarnation the band is coming at us with their first release in seven years, promising for a bold ne…
      - 8 days ago 16 Apr 17, 9:48pm -
    • Ghost Horizon - The Erotics Of Disgust

      Ghost Horizon - The Erotics Of Disgust

      Ghost Horizon is one of those bands that promises to be playing a big role in the future of the post black metal movement. This is a group who have come out of the ashes of their previous bands, namely Psychobliss and Norse to create something full of potential despite several flaws in the execution…
      - 8 days ago 16 Apr 17, 1:44am -
    • Seven Kingdoms - Decennium

      Seven Kingdoms - Decennium

      Florida isn't exactly a place that is known for its power metal, however the state is home to the United States primary bugeoning power metal export, Seven Kingdoms whose new release, Decennium, stands tall as a sonic triumph. These guys tear it up from top to bottom here, and now, a decade into th…
      - 9 days ago 15 Apr 17, 6:19am -
    • Dodsengel - Interequinox

      Dodsengel - Interequinox

      One of the things that I think modern black metal lacks that the old school had in spades was the essentially fucked up nature of the genre, and not only that, but the inherent drama that this music was always meant to have. While I certainly appreciate the more "Trees and shit" direction the genre…
      - 10 days ago 14 Apr 17, 4:51am -
    • Hate - Tremendum

      Hate - Tremendum

      Hate is one of those hyper potent bands that feels like they have been around forever and yet who always manage to find new and exciting ways to push the music forward. These Polish metal masters have been slugging it out across the globe for nearly thirty years now with Adam The First Sinner acting…
      - 12 days ago 13 Apr 17, 12:30am -
    • Merchant - Beneath

      Merchant - Beneath

      Black Bow Records has remained committed to putting out some of the most potent heavy music of the last few years, with one of the peaks coming out on May 12th, Merchants sophomore release Beneath. These Australian doomsters have a sound very reminiscent of their peers in bands like Yob or Samothra…
      - 12 days ago 12 Apr 17, 2:01am -
    • Lo-Ruhamah - Anointing

      Lo-Ruhamah - Anointing

      I've raved enough about I, Voidhanger in the past, but it's always ice to give them another shoutout and acknowledge the power of what they represent. Lo-Ruhamah, a Missouri based black metal band are a perfect example of all that the label is capable of. Their latest offering, Anointing is exactly…
      - 16 days ago 8 Apr 17, 9:57pm -
    • Cloud Rat/Crevasse - Split

      Cloud Rat/Crevasse - Split

      Cloud Rat and Crevasse have both made names for themselves in recent years as some of the tightest grindcore bands out there. I mean yeah both subscribe to their own subgenres, but we all know that they both pledge allegiance to Napalm Death. So when they come together in the wonderfully ADD format…
      - 18 days ago 7 Apr 17, 12:25am -
    • Full Of Hell - Trumpeting Ecstasy

      Full Of Hell - Trumpeting Ecstasy

      There are few bands who really capture my heart to the same degree as Full Of Hell. They have, in the past few years, proven themselves to be one of the most daring, forward thinking and professionally run heavy bands. They are miles ahead of any of their powerviolence or grind brethen, not only inc…
      - 18 days ago 6 Apr 17, 3:41am -
    • Dead Earth Politics Live At Lucky 13's

      Dead Earth Politics Live At Lucky 13's

      Lucky 13's is a special place, coated in metal posters and reeking of cheap beer. You gotta love it. There is a certain je ne sais quoi to the tormented realities of your average small metal venue. When the performers are up in your face and the stage is high enough for everyone to see you can't hel…
      - 19 days ago 5 Apr 17, 2:53am -
    • Divine Element - Thaurachs Of Borsu

      Divine Element - Thaurachs Of Borsu

      Regular readers know that I'm kind of obsessed with Spectral Lore and by consequence the mastermind behind the project, Ayloss. What few people knew though was that Ayloss had another project, Divine Element, featuring members of Necrophagist and a longtime collaborator Antonis. It's interesting to…
      - 21 days ago 3 Apr 17, 9:08pm -
    • Nephilim's Howl - Through The Marrow Of Human Suffering

      Nephilim's Howl - Through The Marrow Of Human Suffering

      Everything on I, Voidhanger tends to lean towards next level shit. They consistently find new and exciting material to push and it's hard to separate yourself from the insane aural magic they regularly curate. Such is the case with Nephilim's Howl and their new release Through The Marrow Of Human Su…
      - 21 days ago 3 Apr 17, 5:57am -
    • Necrowretch - Satanic Slavery

      Necrowretch - Satanic Slavery

      Necrowretch have been one of the most undeniably destructive bands in the world for years now. Their death metal assault, full to the brim with gnarly black metal and grindcore fringes makes for a record that is deeply unsettling and touches on demented themes with little care for the sanity of its…
      - 23 days ago 1 Apr 17, 7:32pm -
    • Nightbringer - Terra Damnata

      Nightbringer - Terra Damnata

      Terra Damnata - holy shit Nightbringer have done it again. This is a band who have always made a name for themselves as cutting edge and potent black metal. They have always pushed boundaries and used their seemingly endless compositional and technical prowess to craft some of the finest music the g…
      - 23 days ago 1 Apr 17, 2:11am -
    • Ides of Gemini - Women

      Ides of Gemini - Women

      It's been a hot minute since we last heard from Ides Of Gemini. These California rockers have been through a lot lately, not having toured since 2013 due to a myriad array of health issues that drove their last tour to to oblivion. Toss in a massive lineup revamp and you find yourself staring at a b…
      - 25 days ago 31 Mar 17, 12:05am -
    • Gruesome - Fragments Of Psyche

      Gruesome - Fragments Of Psyche

      Gruesome have rapidly made a name fr themselves as one of the premier old school death metal bands in the scene today. There Death worship at first themed rooted only in Leprosy and other early era death tracks. but this latest offering sees them taking the influence of Human on a 7 inch that sugges…
      - 25 days ago 30 Mar 17, 1:39am -
    • Darkest Hour - Godless Prophets and Migrant Flora

      Darkest Hour - Godless Prophets and Migrant Flora

      At this point in time, it is fair and safe to count Darkest Hour amongst the few acts to have survived the Metalcore era from which their mainstream success took root. As the band enters its 22nd year with this ninth full length-record, one can already measure in the factors that have set them apart…
      - 27 days ago 28 Mar 17, 10:42pm -
    • Tod Huetet Uebel - N.A.D.A

      Tod Huetet Uebel - N.A.D.A

      It's been raining pretty hard in New York for a few days now so it seems fitting that I'm sitting here gearing up for a thirty minute slog through the grey by listenin to some burning black metal all the way from Portugal. Tod Huetet Uebel made quite a splash since their 2015 debut Malicia. This is…
      - 27 days ago 28 Mar 17, 9:48pm -
    • The Ruins Of Beverast - Exuvia

      The Ruins Of Beverast - Exuvia

      For those in the know, The Ruins Of Beverast has been one of the worlds premier black metal bands for a while now. There unique brnad of hyper oppressive and relentlessy destructive black metal has been tempered with a certain intelligence, a modern day nihilism if you will. They fall very much into…
      - 27 days ago 28 Mar 17, 2:09am -
    • Mortiis - The Great Corrupter

      Mortiis - The Great Corrupter

      Mortiis has always been one of my favorite artists, he brings a lot of weird shit to the table and has astounded thousands of people over a career built on innovation and progress. His music is weird, over the top and strangely powerful, it's the sort of thing that you can't quite put into words a l…
      - 29 days ago 26 Mar 17, 11:01pm -
    • Les Discrets - Prédateurs

      Les Discrets - Prédateurs

      For a lot of people Les Discrets are a pretty special band. They took what a lot of their predecessors and peers in bands like Alcest and Amesoeurs were doing and brought it to a bold new level. Their music has always been subdued and ethereal, devoted to otherworldly soundscapes and potent song str…
      - 31 days ago 24 Mar 17, 11:28pm -
    • Violet Cold - Anomie

      Violet Cold - Anomie

      Violet Cold is one of those projects that has a truly exciting trajectory. A band who have always been at least somewhat rooted in black metal Violet Cold has never hesitated to embrace more ambient moments. The latest offering from this Azerbaijani (!) group Anomie comes as a split release between…
      - 31 days ago 24 Mar 17, 3:59am -
    • Lodz - Time Doesn't Heal Anything

      Lodz - Time Doesn't Heal Anything

      Now we're breaking out the big guns. Lodz is one of the most exciting bands to come out of the wonderfully rich Lyon scene in recent years. There is a certain undeniable potency to their music, coming through in tracks like Cataract and Shattered Dreams. There unique brand of atmospheric rock meets…
      - 33 days ago 23 Mar 17, 12:17am -
    • Royal Thunder - Wick

      Royal Thunder - Wick

      Royal Thunder have rapidly reached a point in their careers where every new release feels like a monumental achievement. With every album that they put out you can get a sense of advanced grace, another step in the burning quest to find humanity that so many find in this bands music. Their latest re…
      - 34 days ago 21 Mar 17, 7:10pm -

    BlackMetalReviews.com

    • WHITE MEDAL – LYKE WAKE LP (Darker Than Black Records / Legion Blotan Records & Distribution)

      WHITE MEDAL – LYKE WAKE LP (Darker Than Black Records / Legion Blotan Records & Distribution)

      White Medal’s second full-length, ‘Lyke Wake’, is really fantastic from start to finish. George Proctor has been responsible for some of the most compelling underground Black Metal to surface in the UK and this record shows just how irresistible a force this music can be when executed well and…
      - 5 days ago 19 Apr 17, 8:47pm -
    • TOMB MOLD – PRIMORDIAL MALIGNITY LP (Blood Harvest)

      TOMB MOLD – PRIMORDIAL MALIGNITY LP (Blood Harvest)

      Canadian duo Tomb Mold have crafted a seriously crushing and impressive debut full-length in ‘Primordial Malignity’. While the album is undeniably grisly, grim and grotesque, it possesses an organic, almost-catchy dimension as well as overt aggression, rendering it somewhat enigmatic and anomalo…
      - 11 days ago 13 Apr 17, 8:53pm -
    • RIDE FOR REVENGE – THY HORRENDOUS YEARNING LP (Hells Headbangers Records)

      RIDE FOR REVENGE – THY HORRENDOUS YEARNING LP (Hells Headbangers Records)

      Ride For Revenge’s uncanny and welcome ability to consistently conjure some the most demented, unique and twisted Black Metal known to man was underlined indelibly by sixth full-length, ‘Thy Horrendous Yearning’, which is yet another exhibition of their trademark noisy, mid-paced, utterly-off-…
      - 14 days ago 10 Apr 17, 4:49pm -
    • THE OMINOUS CIRCLE – APPALLING ASCENSION 2LP (Osmose Productions)

      THE OMINOUS CIRCLE – APPALLING ASCENSION 2LP (Osmose Productions)

      Another new band concealing their identities by covering their faces in Mgla-style masks (as if anybody actually cares who they are but, hey, the novelty has yet to wear off and it is still cool as fuck, to be fair), The Ominous Circle hail from Portugal and play dark, eerie, evil-as-fuck Death Meta…
      - 18 days ago 6 Apr 17, 7:49pm -
    • THRONEUM – MORBID DEATH TALES LP (Hells Headbangers Records)

      THRONEUM – MORBID DEATH TALES LP (Hells Headbangers Records)

      ‘Morbid Death Tales’ is the seventh full-length from primitive Polish Death Metal duo Throneum and, even though it only emerged late in 2016, it has already been succeeded by an eighth. There are eleven fairly simple and straightforward raw, recorded-in-a-garage songs on the record and the runni…
      - 20 days ago 4 Apr 17, 9:10pm -
    • KÊRES- BOOK OF DESIRE LP (Kuunpalvelus)

      KÊRES- BOOK OF DESIRE LP (Kuunpalvelus)

      Even by Black Metal standards, Kêres is anomalous and difficult to fathom. Great music but for whatever reason he’s reluctant to share it with the masses. I can understand the logic behind it from the perspective that clearly all people are cunts so why bother giving them any pleasure, but the co…
      - 20 days ago 4 Apr 17, 8:03pm -
    • CLANDESTINE BLAZE – CITY OF SLAUGHTER LP (Northern Heritage)

      CLANDESTINE BLAZE – CITY OF SLAUGHTER LP (Northern Heritage)

      Clandestine Blaze is one of the most enduring, essential and downright awesome entities in Black Metal and has consistently delivered music of the very highest calibre. Even though the back catalogue is immense and every album is laudable, Mikko’s one-man sledgehammer does appear to be gathering m…
      - 25 days ago 30 Mar 17, 6:25pm -
    • TEITANBLOOD – ACCURSED SKIN MLP (Norma Evangelium Diaboli / The Ajna Offensive)

      TEITANBLOOD – ACCURSED SKIN MLP (Norma Evangelium Diaboli / The Ajna Offensive)

      ‘Accursed Skin’ is a 26-minute-long, 45rpm MLP featuring one new song – the title track – paired with ‘Sanctified Dysecdysis’, which served as foil to previously-vinyl-only-track, ‘Purging Tongues’, on the 2012 ‘Woven Black Arteries’ CD EP (and was never before available on vinyl…
      - 29 days ago 26 Mar 17, 8:36pm -
    • DIABOLI – WIKING DIVISION LP (Northern Heritage)

      DIABOLI – WIKING DIVISION LP (Northern Heritage)

      This record is about a year old already but I’ve only just recently added it to my collection. I’d been on the look-out for a convenient opportunity to snag a copy but distribution was limited compared to other Northern Heritage releases. Under the Diaboli banner, Petri Ilvespakka peddles a stra…
      - 29 days ago 26 Mar 17, 9:16am -
    • UŠKUMGALLU – ROTTEN LIMBS IN DREAMS OF BLOOD LP (Vrasubatlat)

      UŠKUMGALLU – ROTTEN LIMBS IN DREAMS OF BLOOD LP (Vrasubatlat)

      Uškumgallu’s debut full-length, ‘Rotten Limbs In Dreams Of Blood’, is a twisted, depraved slab of sinister, primitive Black / Death Metal for which all the usual negative-positive superlatives apply. From start to finish, it’s an unsettling, unnerving experience but one you will want to liv…
      - 31 days ago 24 Mar 17, 10:32pm -
    • BLOOD TYRANT – NIGHT OF BLOOD MOON LP (Skjold)

      BLOOD TYRANT – NIGHT OF BLOOD MOON LP (Skjold)

      This is Blood Tyrant’s eight-song 2016 demo reissued on vinyl (plus one bonus track). As is often the case with underground emissions, do not be deceived by the term ‘demo’. ‘Night Of Blood Moon’ sounds a little low (Easy fix: turn the volume up) but, generally, has a sound quality befitti…
      - 32 days ago 23 Mar 17, 7:31pm -
    • BLACK CILICE – BANISHED FROM TIME LP (Iron Bonehead Productions)

      BLACK CILICE – BANISHED FROM TIME LP (Iron Bonehead Productions)

      Every new Black Cilice record represents a truly seismic event in my living room and ‘Banished From Time’ is no different to its predecessors in this regard. Even though the previous three full-lengths were mandatory purchases and pretty much perfect in execution and tone, the Portuguese cellar-…
      - 34 days ago 21 Mar 17, 10:13pm -
    • DEATHSPELL OMEGA – THE SYNARCHY OF MOLTEN BONES LP (Norma Evangelium Diaboli)

      DEATHSPELL OMEGA – THE SYNARCHY OF MOLTEN BONES LP (Norma Evangelium Diaboli)

      I’m not sure exactly what criteria Deathspell Omega deploy to determine which of their releases qualify as full-lengths and which are mini albums (nor indeed is it any of my business) but the first thing I noticed about their sixth album proper, ‘The Synarchy Of Molten Bones’, is that it is by…
      - 36 days ago 19 Mar 17, 10:26pm -
    • FATHERLAND – FATHERLAND LP (No Sign Of Life Records)

      FATHERLAND – FATHERLAND LP (No Sign Of Life Records)

      To an extent, I think that Fatherland might be better served by channeling a larger percentage of their red-hot hate and intolerance into some form of creativity – or better song-writing – to make their material stand out a little better from the crowd. Because, with the monotonous assault found…
      - 36 days ago 19 Mar 17, 11:38am -
    • OSTOTS – EZER EZAREN ARAZTASUNA LP (Altare Productions / Skjold)

      OSTOTS – EZER EZAREN ARAZTASUNA LP (Altare Productions / Skjold)

      ‘Ezer Ezaren Araztasuna’ – another Ostots album title that I will never utter. I used Google Translate to find out what it means but I’ll never be able to pronounce it, remember it or spell it. Copy-and-paste serves me well in these instances. Anyhow, the third full-length from IA under this…
      - 39 days ago 16 Mar 17, 10:21pm -

    MetalReviews.com

    • General Music Discussion • Re: Now Playing 2.0

      General Music Discussion • Re: Now Playing 2.0

      Statistics: Posted by Thrash til' Deth — Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:46 am
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    • General Music Discussion • Re: Now Playing 2.0

      General Music Discussion • Re: Now Playing 2.0

      Statistics: Posted by Goat — Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:39 am
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    • General Music Discussion • Re: Now Playing 2.0

      General Music Discussion • Re: Now Playing 2.0

      Been a long time since I listened to this one. Musically complex, lyrically provocative and way ahead of it's time, it's easy to see why so many fans were scratching their heads when this record came out on the heels of their more accessible (and commercially successful) debut. The excessive oddne…
      - 1 day ago 23 Apr 17, 8:20am -
    • General Music Discussion • Re: Now Playing 2.0

      General Music Discussion • Re: Now Playing 2.0

      Some very solid, thrashy goodness on this one with Post American World, Poisonous Shadows and the title track being worthy of attention. A nice rebound for Dave and the boys from the less than stellar Super Collider. Ex-Angra shredder Kiko Loureiro and LoG skinsmen Chris Adler bring some much need…
      - 1 day ago 23 Apr 17, 7:40am -
    • Helheim • Re: How do you feel today ?

      Helheim • Re: How do you feel today ?

      Hey everyone! Caligula_K here... checking my profile, it's been three years since I posted here, and a lot longer since I came here regularly. I hope all you awesome people are doing well. I had such great times on this forum and discovered such cool music through all of you (and also wasted way too…
      - 2 days ago 22 Apr 17, 2:47pm -

    Zombie Ritual Zine

    • Album Review DEPRIVE Temple of the Lost Wisdom
      DEPRIVE “Temple of the Lost Wisdom” Memento Mori A great second album is offered by genius Javier Sixto (aka Erun-Dagoth), and now he steps into doom metal, and corrosive death metal territories, with full knowledge of extreme music. Also mastermind from Briargh, this Cantabrian warrior composed…
      - 4 days ago 20 Apr 17, 3:51pm -
    • Album Review GRAND HEAD
      GRAND HEAD (Vinyl format) Gorbie International Records Tim Ward and Barry Brusseau are two brothers with very solid musical skills. And also, both of them know very well about heaviness in music and straight to the face rock n roll, as well as DIY attitude with self-promotion stuff and real undergr…
      - 4 days ago 20 Apr 17, 3:49pm -
    • Album review CHOROBA Integral
      CHOROBA “Integral” Self-released After I listened twice to this piece of obscurity, I can say it is one of the most interesting albums of black/death metal albums I’ve received lately. Despite it’s an independent album these German guys made a really good effort and released a very well-conc…
      - 4 days ago 20 Apr 17, 3:40pm -
    • Album Review EUFOBIA
      EUFOBIA Wizard I had to listen to this CD several times before the review, and I must say I have different emotions about it. This is a very melodic and aggressive form of death metal with some death-core and thrash elements, and deep touches of modernity in the entire album. I’m not really into t…
      - 4 days ago 20 Apr 17, 3:32pm -
    • HOSTIS album review
      HOSTIS Miner Recordings Great! It’s another cool addition to this blog. Nothing less than a very well-conceived thrash/death metal band from Montenegro, a country I really don’t know much about its metal scene, but seems like they have deep knowledge in underground extreme music. This CD contain…
      - 4 days ago 20 Apr 17, 3:28pm -
    • Album Review SUNTERRA Reborn
      SUNTERRA “Reborn” NRT Records Note: I’m proud to announce this collaboration from journalist René Cruz, who is mastermind from Inquisidor 71 Blog. He helped us to review this Viennese album for Grand Sounds Promotion. SUNTERRA is an old gothic metal band coming from Austria, supposed to be fo…
      - 75 days ago 8 Feb 17, 11:30pm -
    • Album Review INFANT DEATH Violent Rites
      INFANT DEATH “Violent Rites” Apocalyptic Empire Records Ok, it’s my first contact with these Norwegian demons and I’m pretty excited due high quality of fast black-thrash metal I find here. All tracks share the same vibe of obscurity in fast guitar riffs, chaotic sections and cathartic vocal…
      - 75 days ago 8 Feb 17, 11:26pm -
    • Album Review NECROVEN Primordial Subjugation
      NECROVEN “Primordial Subjugation” Memento Mori Yep, I was right. Second vomit from this Spanish entity is even more obscure, more doomed, and more morbid (if there is a darker category for extreme music) Low tuned guitars creating very complex and corrosive guitar riffs, and good doses of sick g…
      - 13 Jan 17, 11:15pm -

    MetalBlast.net

    • Stahlmann – Bastard
      Industrial metal is a tough balancing act to effectively execute. The industrial side has its regimented rhythms and dehumanizing elements, and the metal side its inherent emotionality, as well as a need to push boundaries. Bringing these opposing qualities together without heavily compromising one…
      - 4 days ago 20 Apr 17, 10:53pm -
    • The Charm The Fury – The Sick, Dumb & Happy
      It’s often said experimentation leads to innovation, a notion that is especially true in metal. By trying new tunings and experimenting with different guitar strings, Tony Iommi was able to play guitar again after the accident that nearly ended his career as a guitarist before it could really take…
      - 5 days ago 19 Apr 17, 9:33pm -
    • Mantar – The Spell
      When presented with a black metal release that only has three tracks, there are a few assumptions that you can reasonably make. Among the more immediate of these is that it’s probably either going to be fast, intense, and incredibly compact, or that it’s going to go the Agalloch route (Pale Folk…
      - 13 days ago 11 Apr 17, 8:58pm -
    • Ep. #13 – A Nazi Problem in Metal (and its reactions)
      A quick review of our video on the AV Club’s idiotic Nazi accusations against metal, and the reactions we’ve received.   Remember that you can subscribe to this podcast directly from iTunes, just click the link below!   NOTE: New episodes may not appear on the list on the iTunes website at fir…
      - 19 days ago 5 Apr 17, 1:36am -
    • Days Of Jupiter – New Awakening
      With their third album, this Swedish band delivers metal that shaves off attachment to any sub-genres, packing songs that veer closer in style and composition to modern rock than to anything more specialized than just ‘metal’. Think in terms of what Disturbed use for their cover songs: blunted g…
      - 23 days ago 1 Apr 17, 3:38pm -
    • Lòdz – Time Doesn’t Heal Anything
      With this sophomore LP, the French band of Lòdz have assembled nearly an hour’s worth of music, aiming for sizable tracks with twists through a variety of rhythms and dynamics. Unfortunately, the vocals seem to take a bundle of cues from metalcore, alternating between plaintive near-whining, over…
      - 24 days ago 31 Mar 17, 3:25am -
    • Indie Wednesday – Week 13, 2017
      Grog – Ablutionary Rituals Rating: 4/5 Location: Oeiras/Lisbon, Portugal Label: Murder Records Website Doing anything for 25 years is no small feat, but delivering brutal, grinding death metal (with no signs of slowing down or softening) for that amount of time is pretty impressive. Portugal’s…
      - 24 days ago 31 Mar 17, 3:04am -
    • Indie Wednesday – Week 12, 2017
      Conjonctive – In The Mouth Of The Devil Rating: 3/5 Location: Nyon, Switzerland Label: Tenacity Records Website In the early-to-mid 2000s, a new strain of metalcore began to emerge (particularly in North America) that incorporated elements of hardcore, black metal, and death metal, into a new,…
      - 33 days ago 23 Mar 17, 12:09am -
    • Indie Wednesday – Week 10, 2017
      AncarA – Garden of Chains Rating: 3/5 Location: Tuusula, Finland Label: Concorde Music Company Website There are some albums that you listen to and immediately think “there’s no way this can be performed in a dive bar in front of 20 people.” The music is just too “big” sounding, too gr…
      - 46 days ago 9 Mar 17, 2:49am -
    • Svart Crown – Abreaction
      Almost half a decade after their last album, Svart Crown are back, under a new label (Century Media), and with a new drummer and a new guitarist (Kévin Paradis and Kevin Verlay respectively). It’s not all shake-ups though, as they’ve kept fellow Frenchman Francis Caste on production/engineering…
      - 47 days ago 8 Mar 17, 1:47am -