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Metal Alliance Tour (Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349 and Inquisition) Concert Review and Photos

The annual Metal Alliance Tour is underway, featuring Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition and Black Crown Initiate. The trek's second show was at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California. That's where our intrepid West Coast concert correspondent Dave Schalek was planted front and center to enjoy an evening of extreme metal. Show More Summary

New Heavy Metal Album Reviews (week of 4/15/2014)

This week's collection of short reviews includes nearly 20 new releases, including the latest from Anubis Gate, Below, Dark Days Ahead, The Drip, Emmure, Enthroned, Erebus Enthroned, I Declare War, Mos Generator, Reality Grey, Sinbreed, Stoneburner, Teramaze, Thantifaxath, T.O.M.B., Words Of Farewell and Wormreich. Also check out several new full reviews.... Read Full Post

Kyng Interview

Burn the Serum is the second full-length from California's Kyng. I caught up with the band's drummer Pepe Clarke Magana, who fills us in on the recording of the new album, working with producer Jim Rota of Fireball Ministry, signing with a new label, tour plans, tales from the road and other topics.... Read Full Post

Metal Alliance Tour 2014

Bands: Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, and InquisitionVenue: House of Blues, Sunset Strip; West Hollywood, CADate: April 5th, 2014The second annual Metal Alliance Tour steamrolled into West Hollywood a few weeks ago. Featuring Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate, I cerainly wasn't going to let this one go by. Show More Summary

Zeugen der Leere-Seelenwanderer

Self-Release/Independent2014Formerly known as Ruin of Remembrance (under which moniker "Second World" was released in March of 2012) and with the name change coming about in 2014, Zeugen der Leere are a studio project featuring Denny (vocals), Holger (guitars, bass) and Maximilian (programming). Show More Summary

Shattered Generation-"Out of Line" (Single)

Self-Release/Independent 2014 The upcoming new single, "Out of Line", is just the latest work from Nottingham/Derby-based Shattered Generation. Providing further proof that you should never judge a book by it's cover (or in this case...Show More Summary

Hey Clown-Hey Clown

Self-Release/Independent2014This should have been an addition to my "Free Metal Monday" series, but last minute computer problems closed the door on that proposal. Still, this 3-track digital EP is free for the taking and with that we're talking about a band whose tagline seems to be "We are from Hamilton, On and we play loud music". Show More Summary

New Heavy Metal Album Releases: April 15, 2014

Here are the new heavy metal album releases for this week.  For the most detailed and up-to-date schedule, check out our complete Heavy Metal CD Release Date calendar.... Read Full Post


Atomic Stuff 2014 VeraEuridice is an Italian rock/symphonic metal project from guitarist/vocalist Fabrizio Sassi. On this self-titled 6-track EP the lyrical direction revolves around the story of Orpheus’s journey to the underworld to bring back the beautiful Eurydice. Show More Summary

Massacre Interview

Florida death metal legends Massacre hadn't released a new album since 1996. They reunited again a few years ago, adding a couple of new members along with veterans Terry Butler (bass) and Rick Rozz (guitar). That lineup has released Back From Beyond. Show More Summary

Grinder-Dead End (Deluxe Edition)

Tribunal Records/Divebomb Records 2014 Germany's Grinder released "Dead End" in 1989. As their sophomore LP it saw the band, who had made their debut a year earlier with "Dawn for the Living", release what would prove to be one of the highlights of their (roughly) seven year career. Show More Summary

Meshuggah Tour Dates

Sweden's Meshuggah will return to North America to celebrate the band's 25th anniversary. Opening for the trek that kicks off June 6 in Los Angeles will be Between The Buried And Me.... Read Full Post

Gun Barrel-Damage Dancer

Massacre Records 2014 2012's "Brace for Impact" was my first introduction to Germany's Gun Barrel, but quite honestly it was only after looking over my notes on this band that I remembered who they were. Granted that was awhile backShow More Summary

5 Questions With Satyress

5 Questions With... is your chance to get to know a new or up-and-coming metal band. Satyress hail from Portland, Oregon, who just released their debut album Dark Fortunes. Vocalist Jamie LaRose, guitarist Billy Nitetooth and bassist Alex Fast introduce us to their band.... Read Full Post


Dead Inside Records 2014 San Fransisco's power thrashers Skinner return with their first full-length release and for those that liked what they did on "The Enemy Within" let's just say that you're going to LOVE what it's store for you...Show More Summary

Dark Century-Murder Motel

Self-Release/Independent 2014 Melting pot metal is what Montreal-based Dark Century churns out on album number two. Active since 2000, with the cleverly-titled "Days of the Mosh" appearing in 2008, and fronted by Leather King (Fearsome,...Show More Summary

The Deep-Demo 2013

Self-Release/Independent 2013 Now, this is what you call a pleasant surprise! Anytime a N.W.O.B.H.M. band drops you a message asking it you would be willing to review their material is cause for celebration in my household! Sure, itShow More Summary

Stealth-Shores Of Hope

Self-Released/Independent2013Recorded at Sonika Studio Recording, which appears to reside within Stealth's hometown of Ferrara, Italy, "Shores Of Hope" is the self-produced & self-released debut album from this hard & heavy five-piece. Show More Summary

Delain Interview

The latest album from the Dutch symphonic metal band Delain is The Human Contradiction. Vocalist Charlotte Wessels gets us up to speed on what Delain has been up to, including the songwriting process for the new album, signing with a...Show More Summary

New Heavy Metal Album Reviews (week of 4/8/2014)

This week we have another dozen short album reviews and several full reviews. Check out our take on the latest releases from Brutality Will Prevail, Diabulus In Musica, Edge Of Thorns, Ferium, For The Fallen Dreams, Graves At Sea, The Graviators, Invertia, Ormgard, Satyress, Tiger Flowers and Trollfest.... Read Full Post

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