Sweden’s influential and long revered heavy metal giants IN FLAMES are celebrating two major milestones in 2020 with their 30th anniversary as a band, and 20th anniversary of their seminal, critically acclaimed album, 'Clayman'. In honor of this monumental occasion, Nuclear Blast Records presents a special 20th Anniversary Edition of 'Clayman', to be released on... Continue Reading →
Amorphis is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Due to the current situation, the band's official anniversary tour has had to be postponed, but no worries - to cheer their fans up, Amorphis will play two live-stream shows on June 3rd and 4th 2020.“Amorphis has received a lot of requests for live streaming, so we have now planned two different... Continue Reading →
The German death metal vikings have once again made their ships ready to embark on another musical raid with the new album. Fans of the band and/or well done melodic death metal will like this album.
(8/10) Insomniun started more than two decades ago in Joensuu, a small town in the Eastern parts of Finland. What started as a band of some teenagers at the time evolved to a great band with musical ambitions. Insomnium can build on a rather stable line-up but life’s also demands decisions. In 2018 guitarist Ville... Continue Reading →
(9/10) Swedish metal vikings Amon Amarth hoists the sails, pulls the anchor and embarks on an next metal journey with a new treasure on board. This time the treasure box is named 'Berserker' and it contains twelve metal pearls, all shiny and of gloomy beauty. 'Berserker' is Amon Amarth's eleventh studio album and it is... Continue Reading →
Metal vikings Amon Amarth will release their next album 'Berserker' on May 3rd through Sony Music. The album will feature twelve new songs and this is the track listing: Fafner's GoldCrack the SkyMjölner, Hammer of ThorShield WallValkyriaRaven's FlightIronsideThe Berserker at Stamford BridgeWhen Once Again We Can Set Our SailsSkoll and HatiWings of EaglesInto the Dark... Continue Reading →
(9/10) Is it Death Metal? Is it Power Metal? Does it matter? Children Of Bodom can’t be put in a certain labelled box. The five Finns create metal that bridges many metal styles. The only thing that counts is that their music is relevant and this can be clearly answered with a ‘Yes’. The fact... Continue Reading →
We’re less than a month away from the highly anticipated release of In Flames thirteenth studio album, 'I, The Mask' out March 1st, via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excl. North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America). In Flames unveil a fourth song from their upcoming album, adding to the over 10 million streams accumulated from the first three new tracks. Watch the... Continue Reading →
Canadian metal upstarts Arrival Of Autumn, will release their second full-length album and Nuclear Blast debut on March 29. 'Harbinger' was produced and mixed by Jason Suecof (Devildriver, The Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains, Trivium) and mastered by Alan Douches (Darkest Hour, Everytime I Die, Suicide Silence). Check out the first single 'The Endless': "'Harbinger' is a warning for all of us to pay attention to what's going on in the world and improve what we can... Continue Reading →
Finnish metallers Children Of Bodom revealed a new song. 'This Road' is taken from the upcoming album 'Hexed', which will come through Nuclear Blast. The record is scheduled for March 8th, 2019
(9/10) German metalers Deserted Fear come up with their fourth longplayer and it’s certainly the best to date. Originally hailing from Eisenberg (Translated into English it means Iron Mountain), Manuel Glatter (g/v) and Fabian Hildebrandt (g) moved to Jena during the last years, which added a new dynamic to Desert Fear’s music. ‘Drowned by Humanity’... Continue Reading →
(9/10) Exactly four years ago, I had the chance to visit Jyvaskyla in Finland, which is a smaller city North of Helsinki. Every time a new Swallow The Sun album is on its way, I'm reminded of walking through the wintery streets of Jyvaskyla, which, on a grey day, feels like someone seriously swallowed the... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Arch Enemy got in the spotlight more than wished between Christmas and New Year. I think that everything's said about 'Photogate', for the good and the bad, and I will not elaborate on this during this review. This post is about something more positive. meaning a new album from the Swedish/Canadian quintet. The idea... Continue Reading →
Today is release date for the new Soilwork album 'Verkligheten'. In addition another songs was revealed as a video. 'Witan' is the third video from this great new melodic death metal longplayer.
(9/10) 'Verkligheten' is not only the title of Soilwork's newest delivery, it's also the Swedish word for 'reality'. Now, why am I telling this? The thing is that if you have a hard time and went through changes, you have to face reality at a certain moment. In such a context Swedish Soilwork couldn't have... Continue Reading →