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SONATA ARCTICA – Talviyö

Finnish power metal band Sonata Arctica have a very special, and treasured place in my dearest heart for not only being my absolute favorite band in the genre, but each of their albums represent character and it made me appreciate the greater pieces of music as I’m very excited to be going over to review the latest chapter from the band with Talviyö which is the follow-up to 2016’s The Ninth Hour. Their music to me captured the wildest imaginations […]

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CARNIFEX – World War X

If you know deathcore, then Carnifex shouldn’t need a proper introduction. These Californians have been putting a name for themselves within the extreme metal scene since 2005 making them among one of the most respected, consisted, hard-working and established bands within the genre. As a fan who’s been following the band since Hell Chose Me, they’ve have contributed themselves to try experimenting their sound with records such as Until I Feel Nothing, Die Without Hope and perhaps my favorite release […]

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ARCTOS Reveal Debut Album Details & Single

Arctos is the voice of the mountains, the call of the rising wild. Arctos’ savage brand of northern black metal is brilliantly captured on the band’s full-length debut album, Beyond the Grasp of Mortal Hands, which will be released September 20th on Northern Silence Productions. The album’s first single is streaming below. Track List 1. The Ancestors’ Path 2. Shattered Tomb 3. Somnos Aeternus 4. The Spectre 5. Autumn’s Herald…Interitus 6. A Realm Beyond 7. The Light Beyond the Sky […]

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MOURNER – Apogee Of Nihility

Doom death metal is a sub-genre that has been around for almost thirty years now and has been made popular by the pioneers of the past (Paradise Lost, Katatonia, Anathema and My Dying Bride). In my opinion, this genre is one of the hardest to keep originality going as many bands really do sound like the pioneers and lack their own sound. Russia’s Mourner are not the case here. With Apogee Of Nihility being their debut, you can hear the […]

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ORDER OF THE EBON HAND – VII: The Chariot

I have probably said this countless times by now but I love black metal, especially black metal that is unique and different from the sea of Burzum and Darkthrone clones. Order Of The Ebon Hand are just that, unique and different. It should be no surprise as the band has been around through some of the greatest years for black metal music. Formed in Athens, Greece in 1994, the band has two full lengths previously with the most recent being […]

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LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE – Bleeding The Stars

It is no surprise to anyone who knows me that I am a big fan of doom/death and gothic metal and just most metal in general. Germany’s moody gothic metallers Lacrimas Profundere are back with a new album and it is moodier and gloomier than before. Now personally, I have been a long time fan of the band since their doom/death days but I have not been complaining with their gothic metal/rock transition in the past years. Bleeding The Stars […]

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THY ART IS MURDER – Human Target

Formed in 2006 from South Wales, Australia, Thy Art Is Murder is an extreme metal band that is known for incorporating deathcore and death metal compositions while borrowing influences from Decapitated and Behemoth. Prior to 2017’s Dear Desolation, Thy Art Is Murder are to me in my humblest opinion, not only one of the biggest names in deathcore, but they have been far consistent as other bands within the genre such as Carnifex, Within Destruction, Rings Of Saturn, Oceano, Aversions […]

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ARCHSPIRE Announce European Headlining Tour

Archspire have officially announced a European headlining tour, dubbed The Tech Trek Europe. After multiple runs in North America, this is the first time the Trek has made it overseas, and the first European headlining tour by the band. Beneath the Massacre, Vulvodynia, and Inferi will support. Dates are as follows: 30.11.19 (DE) Karlsruhe / Weiße Rose 01.12.19 (BE) Sint-Niklaas / De Casino 02.12.19 (UK) London / Underworld 03.12.19 (UK) Bristol / The Exchange 04.12.19 (UK) Glasgow / Cathouse 05.12.19 […]

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LACUNA COIL Share First Single From Upcoming Album

Italian gothic metal superstars Lacuna Coil recently announced the release of their new album Black Anima on October 11th, 2019. Today, the band have released their first track and music video for “Layers Of Time”. You can watch the video down below. Lacuna Coil teamed up again with director Roberto Cinardi (aka SaKu) to shoot the video for “Layers Of Time”. SaKu has worked with the band for many videos such as the award winning “Spellbound” (2009), “I Won’t Tell […]

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HIGH ON FIRE Founding Member Des Kensel Leaves Band After 21 Years

High on Fire drummer and founding member Des Kensel has announced he is leaving the band. Kensel’s reasoning seems to be tied to the difficulties being in a band full time, as he cites spending time with his family as one of his reasons. His full statement can be found below: “As a founding member of High On Fire, I feel blessed to have spent the last 21 years traveling around the world pursuing my childhood dream to write and […]