ENSLAVED unveil artwork for ‘Utgard’

Norway's avantgarde metal heroes Enslaved reached out to their fans yesterday, to present them the cover artwork for their upcoming album 'Utgard': Enslaved's official statement:"Due to the current situation, we took the decision together with our label Nuclear Blast to postpone the release of ‘Utgard’ to the fall. Therefore, as you can imagine, the whole schedule had to... Continue Reading →

CD review GRINDPAD 'Violence'

'Violence' pushes the pedal to metal and there aren't any moments to take a deep breathe. It's a like you're caught in a musical tornado for 42 minutes before the final note of 'To Those About to Die (20/20) spits you out into reality again. 'Violence' is raw and unpolished. It's dirty Thrash Metal the way it was invented by the mentioned genre pioneers. Grindpad belongs to the next generation of Thrash metal bands and what they offer with 'Violence' is stunningly good.

CD review BONFIRE 'Fistful of Fire'

Bonfire is more and more finding back to old strength and 'Fistful of Fire' can compete with the ‘Point Blank’-days, something I truly doubted during the last decades. 'Fistful of Fire' showcases a band that's on fire. Check it out.

CD review WHITE STONES 'Kuarahy'

Martin Mendez steps out of the shadows and stands with White Stones in the spotlight with a first prove of work that shows that the Uruguayan musician has much more to offer than merely a solid grooving bassline for Opeth. 'Kuarahy' is a multi-layered album that shows the songwriting talent of a guy that hided this talent for too long.

CD review IN THIS MOMENT 'Mother'

Maria Brink and In This Moment started in 2005 and 15 years later the band unveil their new longplayer, entitled 'Mother'. In This Moment's seventh longplayer is a next milestone in the band's career, another expressive journey through the fields of melody, emotion, density and big sounds. 'Mother' is an album with a dark vibe,... Continue Reading →

FRONTIERS MUSIC postpones April & May releases

Frontiers Music postpones upcoming releases for April and May. Here comes the official statement of the Frontiers Music Team: "It is with great disappointment that we have to announce some changes to our upcoming release schedule. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the impact it has caused on multiple facets of our industry, including how... Continue Reading →

CD review MASTER BOOT RECORD ‘Floppy Disk Overdrive’

'Floppy Disk Overdrive' is, in a positive way, a really distracting album with music that is unique to date. Although it's different from everything else, the album is easy approachable and the first notes open the gates to a new sound experience. MBR isn't denim and leather Metal but certainly allows headbanging and having fun

CD review MYRKUR ‘Folkesange’

Myrkur releases with 'Folkesange' an album that builds on the predecessors while taking partly another road too. Amalie Bruun gave this longplayer a very personal touch, a record that doesn't shock with brutal Black Metal outbursts. 'Folkesange' finds its way to your mind and soul through emotional depth and purism. It's the spirit that catches you and helps to escape from the challenges of daily life. It's an impressive album that unveils a new detail every time listening to it.

CD review LUCIFER ‘Lucifer III’

Although Stockholm is their homebase, Lucifer is an international Rock act with roots in Berlin, Germany. Lucifer is the brainchild of Johanna Sadonis who penned the first album together with Cathedral's Garry Jennings. Line-up changes in 2016 brought new players on board with veteran Nicke Andersson becoming an important musical partner for Sadonis. With Andersson... Continue Reading →

CD review HEAVEN SHALL BURN ‘Of Truth & Sacrifice’

'Of Truth and Sacrifice' is heavy, aggressive and brutal. At the same time it covers moment of vulnerability and reflection. It's this mix, together with lyrics being far away from meaningless blablabla, that makes Heaven Shall Burn's 9th album to a 97 minutes experience. This record is more than only a carrier of music. It's a milestone for the band and Metalcore in genral. 'Of Truth and Sacrifice' lifts the bar and belongs to the musical diamonds in 2020 and beyond. Timeless.

GREEN CARNATION will stream album release show

New times demand new and creative solution. One of these new solution is Green Carnation streaming the 'Leaves of Yesteryear' release show on May 23rd. Due to the current Coronavirus situation, all relevant parties decided to live stream the release concert, using a multiple camera production with no audience being present. Tickets for this event... Continue Reading →

CD review CANDLEMASS ‘The Pendulum’

Genre-defining Candlemass used the dark season of the year to work on new material, songs they will release end of March under the banner of 'The Pendulum'. The six tracks comprising EP comes through Napalm Records and show again why the band belongs to the spearhead of Doom Metal. Actually it's more like a 3... Continue Reading →

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