NIKLAS SUNDIN (DARK TRAQUILITY) announces a solo album

From Dead Can Dance-like tribal atmospheres to futuristic sci-fi soundscapes, from lush and cinematic passages to a harsh distortion and massive futuristic soundscapes, the founding member and guitarist of Swedish metal masters Dark Tranquillity, Niklas Sundin, has not feared any musical borders with his first public foray into his solo-project, Mitochondrial Sun. The self-titled debut album will... Continue Reading →

W.O.A. plants 5,000 trees in Brazil

In view of the horrifying images of burning forests, the team of the Wacken Open Air decided in December 2019 to refrain from sending the usual physical Christmas greetings. Instead, the metal festival joined forces with the German branch of World Wide Fundfor Nature (WWF) and the Instituto Terra to initiate a fundraising campaign in benefit of the Mata Atlantica region in the Brazilian rainforest. The declared purpose of this campaign was the reforestation of an... Continue Reading →

CD review DEFILED 'Infinite Regress'

Japan isn‘t that much known for a bigger pool of Death Metal bands. More traditional Metal bands like Loudness and Anthem could get a foot into the door to the European Metal scene during the ‘80s before nowadays bands like Babymetal take over. But since a few years Defiled can be seen as a forerunner... Continue Reading →

CD review HIGHER POWER '27 Miles Underwater'

Higher Power release these days their sophomore longplayer '27 Miles Underwater'. 3 years after having premiered with 'Soul Structure' the guys from Leeds, UK reveal a package of eleven new songs, all mainly based on Hardcore. However, Higher Power has more in the offer, since they merge several styles and genres to a sound that... Continue Reading →

CD review DAWN OF SOLACE 'Waves'

14 years after having premiered with 'The Darkness', Dawn Of Solace returns with the sophomore release 'Waves'. Dawn Of Solace, that's basically the project of Tuomas Saukkonen (Wolfheart) who found with Mikko Heikkilä a great singer for the clean vocals on 'Waves' and after having focussed on Wolfheart the Finn revitalized Dawn Of Solace. Dawn... Continue Reading →

CD review ANVIL 'Legal at Last'

What to tell you about a new album of Canadian Metal pioneers Anvil? If you haven't lived under a rock over the last decades you're familiar with the trio from maple-leaf country and even-though you might heard very little of Anvil's music you at least saw the documentary 'The Story of Anvil', I guess. Lips,... Continue Reading →

CD review PORTA NIGRA 'Schöpfungswut'

'Schöpfungswut' is the 3rd longplayer of German Black Metal outfit Porta Nigra, a band that began in 2010 in Koblenz. Four years after the sophomore release 'Kaiserschnitt' saw the light of day it's the new album marking a slight change when it comes to the sound of the band. Porta Nigra is know for avantgarde-ish... Continue Reading →

CD review SERIOUS BLACK 'Suite 226'

It was three years ago when German/US metallers Serious Black released the 'First Light'-album and it became a bit quiet around the band lately. However, the buzz is getting louder again these days with the band having a new album in the pipeline and capturing a support slot on the upcoming Hammerfall tour. Serious Black's... Continue Reading →

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