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Free Metal Monday: Devolve-Devolve

Self-Release/Independent2016Hailing from Alton, Illinois, Devolve is a blackened death metal/death thrash band with at least one recording to it's name in "Devolve". Available for free by clicking on the link in the last sentence, "Devolve"...Show More Summary

Free Metal Monday: Belly Error-Demo

Self-Release/Independent2016 Raw and primitive death metal/goregrind from the Czech Republic. That's exactly what you are going to get with this free demo from Belly Error. Be forewarned that it is UGLY! Get it here

Hexenjäger-Black Titan

Self-Release/Independent 2016 Previously covered in one of my "French Metal Friday" features, Hexenjäger (which incidentally is German for "witch hunter") is a four-piece doom/stoner rock band that hails from Saint-Nazaire and has been active since 2009. Show More Summary

Rigor Mortis - Welcome to your funeral: Part 1-beginning to 1987

201612 Pound productionsMVD In 1988 I remembered all these ads popping up with long haired skull logo with weapons behind it for some band called Rigor Mortis. Being that it was 1988 thrash was in style and bands playing that style coming out of everywhere. Show More Summary

Rhine-An Outsider

Self-Release/Independent 2016 Formed in 2011 and originally going by the moniker of Perfect Harmony, Rhine is a Seattle, Washington-based progressive metal/death metal band with two album's to it's name. The forthcoming "An Outsider"...Show More Summary

Free Metal Monday: TMU 2016 Digital Music Sampler

TMU Records2016It's been awhile since I posted one of these (a Free Metal Monday offering) and for that I'd like to offer many apologies all around. There's no excuse for my slow job of posting these so I won't offer any. Instead I'll just get right to the point. Show More Summary

Healthy Junkies-Box of Chaos

STP Records 2016 Formed way back in 2010 by French vocalist/lyricist extraordinaire Nina Courson and the exceptional UK-born guitarist/singer that is Phil Honey-Jones, Healthy Junkies is a London-based punk rock/grunge band that is making all kinds of noise thanks to top-tier albums like "Box of Chaos". Show More Summary

Angel Sword-Rebels Beyond the Pale

Underground Power Records and Heavy Chains Records 2016 What's this we have here? A brand spanking new full-length album from Finland's one and only Angel Sword? Here it is and we're almost at the end of January and I'm still getting...Show More Summary

The Greatest Piece of Heavt Metal Art Ever Created

In case you're a moron, or just brain dead, this is the original.Remember that part in Some Kind of Monster where Lars talks about his art collection and how he's considering selling some of his paintings, which just happen to be Basquiats...Show More Summary

Lola Stonecracker-Doomsday Breakdown

This Is Core Records 2015 Active since 2009, Lola Stonecracker is a Bologona-based band that is currently comprised of lead vocalist Alex Fabbri, guitarists Lorenzo Zagni & Giovanni Taddia, bassist Diego Quarantotto, and drummer Christian Cesari. Show More Summary

Matthias Steele-Question of Divinity

Minotauro Records 2016 For our readers who might not be familiar with the name, Matthias Steele is a power metal/thrash band that hails from Rhode Island and was formed in 1985 by three high-school friends (bassist/vocalist Tony Lionette, drummer Nino Trovato and original guitarist Todd Gencarella). Show More Summary

Mechanical Man-Mechanical Man

Self-Release/Independent 2016 Active since 2012, Russia's Mechanical Man is a five-piece band whose energetic & highly addicting rock-infused sound combines elements of progressive metal, traditional metal, melodic metal, and modern hard rock. Show More Summary

After Apocalypse-After Apocalypse

Logic(il)logic 2015 Formed in the summer of 2014 by lead vocalist/opera singer Elena, rhythm guitarist Seba, and clarinetist/backing vocalist Varghar, After Apocalypse is a Brescia-based symphonic metal band with one album to it's name thanks to this 10-track, self-titled affair. Show More Summary

Thrillkiller-Time

Self-Released/Independent 2015 Released back on December 17th, 2015, "Time" is the debut offering from Baltimore, Maryland act Thrillkiller. A relatively new name to the rock/metal scene, Thrillkiller features two former members of the (sadly) now-defunct band Aries in it's line-up in Maxim Sobchenko (guitar) and Rob Bradley (vocals). Show More Summary

Prong: X - No Absolutes

Steamhammer / SPV 2016 Due to drop on February 5th, "X - No Absolutes" is the latest (superb) recording from New York legends Prong. Chronologically-speaking this brand new 13-track album follows the single release of "Ultimate Authority"...Show More Summary

Eisenhauer-Horse Of Hell

Self-Release/Independent 2015 Formed in 2007 and featuring Simon Bihlmayer of the German thrash band Running Death, Eisenhauer is a four-piece band whose hearty sound threads the thin line between hard & heavy metal and thrash. ThisShow More Summary

We'll be back in a moment

December has turned out to be a really busy month for me. With two teenagers and an ex-wife to contend with I have had even less time to myself than usual. As a result I have decided to shut down operations until sometime in January. Until we meet again I'd like to wish all of you happy holidays and I hope that your New Year's celebrations are fun & safe!

Novacaine Nothing-Noughts and Crosses

Self-Release/Independent 2015 With a release date of December 18th (which is incidentally this Friday ladies and gentlemen!), "Noughts and Crosses" is the first major release from alternative metal/ nu metal band Novacaine Nothing. That...Show More Summary

Broken Teeth-Bulldozer

Texas Metal Underground Records 2015 "Bulldozer" is the latest release from Austin, Texas' hard rock/heavy metal band Broken Teeth. This EP arrives nearly 16 years after the release of Broken Teeth's self-titled (and highly recommended!)...Show More Summary

Praise Jesus, Praise Real Estate!

2 months agoMusic / Metal : Metal Inquisition

Remember how Roger Martinez from Vengeance Rising was way into JC?That was the old Roger. These days, he's got himself an oversized suit from the discount rack at Men's Warehouse, and he's now way into Real Estate.

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