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Help Eryn Non Dae.'s "Meliora" receive a vinyl release!

Does everyone Remember French metal band Eryn Non Dae.? They were last covered here at HMTM back in December of 2013 ( In that article (a part of my French...Show More Summary

Aurelio Valle-Acme Power Transmission

Nuevo Leon Recordings 2014 Best known for his time spent with the experimental rock group Calla (a Brooklyn, New York-based band which he founded in the late nineties and continues to front (even if it's been seven years since Calla's...Show More Summary

Party Animals-Light a Fan Cool

Street Symphonies Records 2014 Pardon the cheesy one-liner Party Animals, but you had me at "Fuck You Baby"! This balls-to-the-wall, sexy sleaze rocker opens up "Light a Fan Cool" and from that moment on lead singer Andre and her band-mates had me just where they wanted. Show More Summary

Jar'd Loose-Turns 13

Threshold of Pain Records/The Path Less Traveled Records 2014 Buy it. That's all there is to it. Just buy "Turns 13". This Chicago-based band has just dropped their sophomore disc,"Turns 13" and it is fantastic! It's so good in factShow More Summary

Edward Rogers-Kaye

Zip Records 2014 For the uninitiated, UK-born (Birmingham, England), NYC-based Edward Rogers is a singer-songwriter who began his long and varied career behind the drum kit, playing in several garage bands. That was just as the British...Show More Summary

Prong-Ruining Lives (Limited Digipak Edition)

Steamhammer / SPV 2014 Amazingly enough New York's Prong last appeared in these hollowed pages two years ago. Exactly two years! That particularly appearance ( saw yoursShow More Summary

May 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums

May was another great month for new metal releases. Picking the number one slot was extremely difficult, with Misery Index getting the nod by the slimmest of margins. Check out our choices for the best metal albums released in May.... Read Full Post

Maryland Deathfest 2014

Maryland Deathfest 2014 I’ve now attended two consecutive Maryland Deathfests and although I probably cannot yet be considered a veteran, I can’t say enough about how much of a great time that I have at this festival. Attendance at MDF will surely be a yearly event for me and my closest Los Angeles-based friends. Show More Summary

Amon Amarth Tour Dates

Amon Amarth will be returning to North America in September for a headlining tour in support of last year's album Deceiver Of The Gods. Opening bands will be Sabaton and Skeletonwitch.... Read Full Post

5 Questions With Sabbatory

5 Questions With... is your chance to get to know a new or up-and-coming metal band. Sabbatory are from Winnipeg, Canada, and their debut album is Endless Asphyxiating Gloom. Vocalist/guitarist Kier Keating introduces us to his band.... Read Full Post

From The Lyons Den: Technology and the Future of Metal

Todd Lyons has been involved in the music industry for a while, in several different capacities. Back in the day he wrote for Creem Magazine, and he's also worked in A&R and as a composer and engineer. His tracks have been used on television shows, commercials and movies. Show More Summary

Space Elevator-Space Elevator

Imports 2014 I first mentioned UK-rockers Space Elevator this past Thursday ( and made mention that I would cover the album as soon as I got my hands on it. As promised here it is. Show More Summary

Death of Samantha-"If Memory Serves Us Well"

St. Valentine Records 2013 Twenty four years after the release of the acclaimed "Come All Ye Faithless", Death of Samantha's then perceived swan-song, Cleveland's long-loved underground rockers came back together for a reunion concert. Show More Summary

Explain-Just The Tip

Self-Release 2014 Here's a new one for ya-crossover thrash and jazzy/tech metal....combined. Oh, and there is also some punk rock and melodic death metal going on with this Vancouver, British Columbia-based outfit. Yep. That's Explain. Show More Summary

Emperors of Wyoming-Emperors of Wyoming

Liaison Music Inc. 2014 I've found that there are some reviews which flow naturally from one's mind onto paper. This is not one of those. It's been anything but easy. I've now fussed over this piece for sometime, days and days and even...Show More Summary

Promo video for new band Space Elevator posted!

The high-energy band Space Elevator (, a fantastic new band that was formed by the We Will Rock You stage show band members and the brilliantly bonkers, mysterious and (insanely!) sexy catsuit wearing lead singer, "The Duchess", have posted a promo video for their debut-album. Show More Summary

Vagabond Flag-"Not Afraid" Single Version

Self-Release/Independent 2014 The single version of "Not Afraid", due to drop on June 16th with a debut album scheduled for July 4th (seemingly fitting as his music shadows his inner independence) was my first introduction to Vagabond Flag. Show More Summary

Otoño-Something Metal This Way Comes

Human Cyborg Productions 2013 The month of May might seem like an odd time to cover a Halloween-themed album, but if we can keep the spirit of Christmas alive in all of us year long then why not a whimsical night when all the littleShow More Summary

Twelve Foot Ninja Interview

The Australian band Twelve Foot Ninja just wrapped up a North American tour. I chatted with guitarist Stevic about their recent Best New Talent Award at the Golden Gods awards, touring in the U.S., the obstacles of an Australian band trying to break through in North America, the timetable for their next album and other subjects.... Read Full Post

New Heavy Metal Album Reviews (week of 5/27/2014)

Every week we collect a whole bunch of short reviews in one convenient location to give you an overview of the latest metal releases. This week's reviews include 21 Octayne, Among Gods, Arkan, Black Anvil, Blood Of Kings, Emptiness,Show More Summary

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