CD review PALLBEARER ‘Forgotten Days’

Snail-pace and giant power can go together very well. Doom metal experts Pallbearer furnish evidence for this fusionwith delivering extremely good heavy metal. Three years after ‘Heartless’ broke through the surface of metal, the quartet delivers with their newest output an eight songs featuring longplayer that reflects Pallbearer with 100% but shows a few deviations.... Continue Reading →

DEATH ANGEL surprise with a new EP

Out of left-field comes a new EP from Death Angel. Today, the California-based thrash metal veterans unveil a new release entitled 'Under Pressure'. Name-giver for the EP is a cover version of the Queen/David Bowie classic 'Under Pressure'. The thrash metal heroes release an excellent interpretation of this highlight in rock, showing that there is... Continue Reading →

CD review BENEDICTION ‘Scriptures’

Pause, break or hiatus, all just words that might describe the status of Death Metal veterans Benediction over the past years. What’s a fact though is, that the band released with ‘Killing Music’ their so far latest studio album in 2008 and now it's time for new stuff. These kind of 'return-' records always feed... Continue Reading →

CD review AMARANTHE ‘Manifest’

‘Manifest’, the term, stands for strong aims and ambitions, announced publically. ‘Manifest’ is also the title of Amaranthe’s new album that will available from October 2nd and having given the longplayer such a strong title raises the question of what the manifest is about. I can’t finally answer this question, but the album is certainly... Continue Reading →

CD review KATAKLYSM ‘Unconquered’

Canada-based Metal force Katakylsm release their new longplayer 'Unconquered' as we speak (read). It's their 14th longplayer in the bands long history, a story that started nearly 30 years ago in Montreal, Quebec. 'Unconquered', a well-chosen title for the world we are living in in right now, has an approach of brutality beating filigree. Kataklysm's... Continue Reading →

CD review ENSLAVED ‘Utgard’

The Northmen return with a new album called 'Utgard', three years after 'E' was shipped from Norway to the rest of the world. 'Utgard', the outerworld, has its roots in Nordic mythology. There is with Midgard the area of humans and there is Asgard, where the Gods are at home. Utgard is beyond the two,... Continue Reading →

CD review HEATHEN ‘Empire of the Blind’

Good things will find you, regardless of time. In a way that’s valid for Heathen’s new longplayer ‘Empire of the Blind’ too. The band premiered in 1987 with the stellar ‘Breaking the Silence’ debut in 1987 and after the sophomore smasher ‘Victims of Deception’s has intensified the great impression, radio silence took over. Silence was... Continue Reading →

HELLOWEEN re-releases out now

German Metal veterans Helloween re-release their albums ’Unarmed’, ’Straight Out Of Hell’ and ’7 Sinners’ via Nuclear Blast. Release date is today and the re-issues include some bonus tracks too. Here are the tracklists. Tracklist ’Unarmed’: Dr. Stein          Future WorldIf I Could Fly     Where The Rain GrowsThe Keeper's Trilogy (Medley)Eagle Fly FreePerfect Gentleman        Forever And One (Neverland)I... Continue Reading →

OPETH announce ‘Evolution XXX by request’

Opeth announce tour dates of some special shows for October 2021. Being three decades in business, following their musical vision, Mikael Åkerfeldt and band will play 8 exclusive shows, fans can vote, which songs they would like to hear from the band's long career. The voting will start on Monday, September 7th at Opeth.com. Åkerfeldt comments:... Continue Reading →

KATAKLYSM unveil a next new song

Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights Kataklysm will unleash their 14th full-length studio album, ’Unconquered’, on September 25th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band releases the music video for their second single entitled, ’Underneath The Scars’. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/PTbp1LoCbNo. Maurizio Iacono comments, "'Underneath the Scars' is a bulldozer of a track that will surely ignite the world's metalheads... Continue Reading →

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