SEPTICFLESH – Modern Primitive

Anyone who knows me very well or reads this review will know that Greece’s symphonic death metal titans Septicflesh are in my top ten favorite band’s of all time list. I have been a massive supporter and fan of these guys since 2008’s Communion which in my opinion still is one of their finest album’s in the entire catalog. After a five year gap between 2017’s masterpiece of Codex Omega and now the most recent of Modern Primitive, Septicflesh are […]


MUNICIPAL WASTE Stream Track From Upcoming Album

Municipal Waste premiere “High Speed Steel”, the song no. 6 from the upcoming seventh studio album, Electrified Brain, which will hit the streets July 1st through Nuclear Blast. The accompanying lyric video was made by Mark Reategui, while live photos by Anthony Mehlhaff.  


AVANTASIA Release New Single

Today is an exciting day as Avantasia herald a new age in the fantastic, ever-expanding universe of Avantasia with “The Wicked Rule The Night” single. After almost three years of hibernation, mastermind Tobias Sammet and his outstanding all-star formation inspire us with an epic full-throttle track, in which the master himself presents his absolute world-class vocal form alongside guest vocalist Ralf Scheepers. The song, which gives a first impression of the band’s ninth album A Paranormal Evening With The Moonflower […]



We got to speak with Kelly Kuciemba from Pacific Northwest’s death metal band Drawn And Quartered!   MPM: First off, thank you for doing this interview as I’ve been a long-time fan of the band for nearly a decade. Secondly, those unaware of who you are and your contributions to the band, could you introduce yourself to what you do? KSK: Kelly Shane Kuciemba-Hails! Thank you for putting together these questions and thanks to anyone taking the time to read […]


TRAVERSE THE ABYSS – Smiling In The Suffering

I always came to a realization that local bands are without a doubt the most excitable and exhilarating in the modern era of music. So many different genres and such in which this case the local music scene is getting more attractiveness and recognition than ever before. Today, we get to talk about Pennsylvania’s metal outfitters Traverse The Abyss and the latest offering of Smiling In The Suffering. To describe their sound is taking wide varieties of metalcore, heavy metal […]


ALTARS – Ascetic Reflection

Everlasting Spew Records are one of my favorites in the extreme metal world with so many heavyweights coming from that label. And this time around, Altars are a Australian power-trio band that will not only transcend and transform into making such impeccable music, but this band definitely deserves your immediate attention and direct support. Ascetic Reflection is a hybridization of self reflective, oppressive and parallel style of death metal that is full of resurrection, power, detail and a possible cult […]


THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s Vocalist Trevor Strnad Dead At 41

We are shocked and saddened to learn that The Black Dahlia Murder vocalist Trevor Strnad has passed away at 41 years old. The band broke the news, writing: “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Trevor Scott Strnad. Beloved son, brother, and Shepard of good times, he was loved by all that met him. A walking encyclopedia of all things music. He was a hugger, a writer, and truly one of the world’s greatest entertainers. His […]


ARTIFICIAL BRAIN – Artificial Brain

For nearly a decade in existence, New York’s technical death metal band Artificial Brain have been making waves throughout the last several years making themselves a establishment in the extreme metal community. I first stumbled this band around the time their 2017’s sophomore full-length titled Infrared Horizon was released and it was such a explorative, exotic and progressive driven records not only in 2017 but it was the album that instantly made me a fan of the music. This latest […]


EXOCRINE – The Hybrid Suns

For a good while, Unique Leader Records has been on top releasing amazing albums front to back from the latest Near Death Condition, Worm Shepherd and many more to come. Exocrine are a French based extreme metal project that were formed in 2013 and have unleashed their latest studio offering of The Hybrid Suns which is their fifth studio full-length and is the continuation of 2020’s Maelstrom. To describe their sound is taking elements of progressive and technical death metal […]