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New Heavy Metal Album Releases: May 20, 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

On Top-Top to Bottom

HPGD Productions 2014 It has been three long years since we last heard from Philadelphia’s hard & heavy/classic heavy metal/N.W.O.B.H.M.-inspired rockers On Top. That is far too long to have to wait in-between releases (three years too...Show More Summary

Seether Interview

Seether collected all their hits in a compilation released last year, and they have been working on their latest album Isolate and Medicate, which is due in July. The band played the recent Carolina Rebellion, where I sat down with drummer...Show More Summary

Diocletian and Gravehill at the Five Star Bar, DTLA

Bands: Diocletian and GravehillVenue: Five Star Bar, Los AngelesDate: May 15th, 2014In a warm up to the Maryland Deathfest next week, Diocletian played three dates on the West Coast with Gravehill in tow. I managed to head out to the Five Star Bar in DTLA to catch the first date of the tour.Gravehill Diocletian The t-shirt haul.... Show More Summary

Diocletian 001

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Eternal Silence - Raw Poetry

Underground Symphony 2013 Are you a stickler for new releases and nothing else? Looking at the release date and wondering how fresh this LP really is? No worries. Don't let the date persuade you from checking out this female-fronted act from Varese, Lombardy. Show More Summary

Cynic Tour Dates

Cynic will be hitting the road later this summer for some shows in support of their latest album Kindly Bent To Free Us. Lesser Key will be the opening on all dates. We Are The City will be on the July concerts, with The Reign of Kindo playing the August shows.... Read Full Post

Ravage Rose-"Cool Is Everything" Single

Self-Release/Independent2014 Actually released on the band's own label back in mid-April, the single "Cool Is Everything" is the debut release from Norway's Ravage Rose. With a cool moniker you obviously need to have a cool sound and...Show More Summary

Aittala-Effigy

Self-Released/Independent 2014 No strangers to those of us here at Heavy Metal Time Machine, North Carolina-based metal act Aittala (so named because of the group's founder, sole consistent member and lead singer/guitarist Eric Aittala)...Show More Summary

5 Questions With Decembre Noir

5 Questions With... is your chance to get to know a new or up-and-coming metal band. Decembre Noir are a German death/doom metal outfit whose debut album is A Discouraged Believer. Vocalist Lars introduces us to his band.... Read Full Post

Interview with Ian Arkley

Photo courteous of Pete Skilton Recently I had the absolute pleasure of talking with multi-instrumentalist Ian Arkley about his band My Silent Wake and let me just say that when it comes to the death/doom scene there are few bands that...Show More Summary

Dio-Live In London - Hammersmith Apollo 1993

Eagle Rock Entertainment 2014 With apologies to Eagle Rock Entertainment (or more specifically Carol from Kaos Productions Inc.) this review is past due. My intentions were sincere, the hope had been one week tops. And yet here I am dismayed that it has dragged on. Show More Summary

Hollow-Mordrake

Self-Release/Independent 2014 Montreal's Hollow (the symphonic black metal one and not the now defunct thrash metal version) offer up their full-length debut album with "Mordrake". Serving as the predecessor to their 2010 EP, "Cynoptic...Show More Summary

Fisthammer-Infallible

Self-Released2014Need a death metal fix? I mean a REAL (no added artificial ingredients!), pure, unfiltered/unflattering and as mean and ugly as they come death metal fix! If so well, first I don't blame you (as it's an addiction I've...Show More Summary

Interview with By Definition

Are you ready to get your (heavy metal slamming) rock on? Yes? Well then here we have "The Hardest Working Band in Brighton", By Definition! One week week ago today I covered the band's new single, "Warrior" (http://metalmark.blogspot.com/search?q=By+Definition-%22Warrior%22+%28Single%29+),...Show More Summary

Holy Moses-Redefined Mayhem

Steamhammer 2014 If my count is correct this makes 11 full-length studio albums for Holy Moses. That's quite the handful for this female-fronted German act isn't it? Formed back in 1980 by guitarist/vocalist turned bassist Jochen Fünders...Show More Summary

Agalloch Interview

Oregon's Agalloch return with The Serpent and The Sphere, their fifth studio album and first since 2010. I caught up with the band's frontman John Haughm, who gives us the lowdown on the new album, the origin of the title, tour plans, expectations, whether he plans to release more solo material and other subjects.... Read Full Post

Young Magic-Breathing Statues

Carpark Records 2014 Young Magic, a Brooklyn, New York-based act (by way of Australia (producer Isaac Emmanuel who, prior to 2010, first conceived of Young Magic as being some sort of solo project ) and Indonesia (vocalist Melati Malay)...Show More Summary

New Heavy Metal Album Reviews (week of 5/13/2014)

Another 20 plus new album reviews this week. Our collection of short reviews includes Decembre Noir, Dornenreich, Graves At Sea, Greenleaf, Gun Barrel, Holy Shire, Hour Of Penance, Lantlos, Miasmal, Of Spire and Throne, Psychotic Gardening, Retribution, Sebastian Bach, Somnabulist Red, Sourvein, Teitanblood, Thine, Vallenfyre and WAMI.... Read Full Post

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