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Plymouth Brethren-"Satin on Silk" Single

Angel Recordings 2014 In anticipation of a forthcoming EP, Plymouth Brethren's upcoming new release which will see release on is Angel Recordings in mid-June, we have the the lead track "Satin on Silk". Working with producer Greg Fitzgerald...Show More Summary

Scattered Bodies-Talking Songs

Dream Tower Records 2014 When composing stories sometimes it's best to simply start at the end and work your way back toward the beginning. There are rare occasions when you are trying to wrap your head around an album for review purposes that the same exact sentiment rings true. Show More Summary

Etta Zero-The Last Of All Sunsets

Dr. Music Records | Membran 2014 Etta Zero (Mathias Nutt-Vocals/Synth Programming, Johannes Schraner-Guitar/Synth Programming, Thomas Hemmi-Bass/Piano/Synth Programming and Marius Matt-Drums & Percussion) were a new name for me and, as I clicked play on the promo link for "The Last Of All Sunsets", I had no idea what to expect. Show More Summary

Volbeat Interview

Volbeat just wrapped up a North American tour. They are headed to Europe for summer festival season, then return to the U.S. in September for a tour with Five Finger Death Punch. At the recent Carolina Rebellion festival, I caught up...Show More Summary

Interview with On Top's Jaron Gulino

This past Monday I covered "Top to Bottom" which is the latest EP from Philadelphia's own On Top. Now I'm happy to present an interview that I did with On Top front-man/bassist Jaron Gulino. Jaron, who is currently out on the road with...Show More Summary

New Heavy Metal Album Reviews (week of 5/20/14)

Every week we collect the latest metal album reviews in one convenient article. This week we take a look at new albums from Aetherium Mors, Boris The Blade, Castle, Comet Control, Hell, Infernal Curse, Infirmary, Konkeror, Landskap, Metal Inquisitor, Mordbrand and Tusmorke.... Read Full Post

The Order of Elijah - "God's Unwanted Children" Single

Self-Release/Independent 2014 Joplin, Missouri's The Order of Elijah ( https://www.facebook.com/theorderofelijah), whose bio simply reads "5 American sinners. The music is heavy. The message is simple.", came by way of a recommendation with the single "God's Unwanted Children" apparently serving as their latest release. Show More Summary

Morbid Slaghter-Wicca 7"

Boris Records 2014 Following a series of self-released demos and one cassette tape compilation in "...Rancid Death Awaits 2014" we have Morbid Slaughter's first 7" release, "Wicca". Formed back in 2009, this Lima, Peru-based (raw and...Show More Summary

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

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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

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