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Kelakos-Uncorked: Rare Tracks from a Vintage '70s Band

Self-Release/Independent 2015 Alright classic rock and roll fans it's time to drop what you're doing and listen up! I've got just one word for you and you are going to want to write this one down. That word is Kelakos and it represents...Show More Summary

Free Metal Monday: Century Media-"Redefining Extremes" Sampler

Century Media2015This showed up in my inbox a few days back so I thought I would share it with all of our faithful visitors. All told there are 40 tracks here covering a wide-range of metal genres. Per the email: Look out for the 'Redefining...Show More Summary

Interview with Ven Scott from Dead Earth Politics

Founded in October of 2005, Dead Earth Politics is a Austin, Texas-based heavy metal/groove thrash band with one full-length LP and three EPs to it's name. The group's latest release, "Men Become Gods", is due out on March 14th and it...Show More Summary

Exhumed "Gore Metal - A Necrospective 1998-2015

Exhumed Gore Metal (A Necrospective 1998-2015) (Relapse Records) By: Chris Davison So, an odd one, this. As a self-confessed Carcass mega-fanboy, Exhumed were one of those bands that I absolutely loved in the late 1990s and early 2000’s, and Gore Metal, their first album, was one of my favourite records of the period. Show More Summary

Strange Here-II

Minotauro Records 2015 Strange Here is a new ( heavy ) psychedelic rock/doom metal project from ex-Paul Chain member/solo artist Alexander Scardavian. In addition to playing with Paul Chain on his 1991 full-length LP, "Whited Sepulchres"...Show More Summary

ShadowIcon-Smoke and Mirrors

Self-Release/Independent 2015 Active since 2006, with the well-received "Empire in Ruins" LP having preceded this EP by several years, ShadowIcon is a six piece symphonic power metal/melodic metal fronted by the incredible lovely Ana Prijatelj Pelhan. Show More Summary

Dead Earth Politics-Men Become Gods

Self-Release/Independent 2015 Almost one year removed from the band's righteous The Queen of Steel EP, Austin, Texas heavy metal groove thrashers Dead Earth Politics return with this 4-track following, "Men Become Gods", making everything right with the world. Show More Summary

Embryo-Embryo

Logic(Il)Logic Records/Andromeda Dischi 2015 The first of two promo CDs to recently come my way from the fine folks at Atomic Stuff Promotion and Logic(Il)Logic Records (Badmotorfinger, Twintera, Steel City, Hex, Nightglow....), "Embryo" is the latest release from this long-standing melodic death metal band from Cremona, Italy. Show More Summary

Night Demon-Curse Of The Damned

Century Media Records 2015 "Curse Of the Damned" is the long-awaited debut album from Ventura, California's Night Demon. Following in the footsteps of the phenomenal Night Demon this recently-released full-length LP is also the soundtrack to the non-motion-picture graphic novel " Blood Sacrifice ". Show More Summary

Defyance-Reincarnation

See note below Minotauro Records 2015 Well, well, well what do we have here? Is it really you Defyance? Apparently so. Yes, it's the same Defyance that was covered here, here and here. And now they are back with their forth full-length album in "Reincarnation"! For Defyance (a U.S. Show More Summary

Free Metal Monday: Wacken Metal Battle Canada Compilation Vol. 3

Today's Free Metal Monday offering is a real slam dunk! How about a free compilation with over 80 tracks? Sounds good right? For those of you who don't know all the details of Wacken Metal Battle Canada I've provided part of the press release below. Show More Summary

MarysCreek-Incubic Twin

MarysCreek Records 2014 Swedish heavy & hard rock? Now, where have we heard that phrase before? Seriously though this Linköping, Stockholm-based collective is merely one of what seems like BILLIONS of sweet heavy & hard rock to come out Sweden and with a sophomore album on the horizon this EP seems to be just a taste of what's to come. Show More Summary

Grenouer-Unwanted Today

Mausoleum Records 2015 Due to drop on March 20th, "Unwanted Today" is the eighth full-length album from long-standing band Grenouer. That's not even taking into account the various demos, EPs, odd single and splits that this four-piece outfit has released since first forming way back in 1992. Show More Summary

Tysondog-Cry Havoc

Rocksector Records 2015 Friends, family and fellow followers of all things loud and proud (and flat out the almighty fkin' power cord!) this LP before us is hand's down the most eagerly-awaited releases of 2015! Or at least it was for me! Let me explain. Show More Summary

Napalm Death "Apex Predator - Easy Meat"

Napalm Death Apex Predator - Easy Meat (Century Media Records) By: Chris Davison Readers may be aware of the recent furor in the media regarding the claims by Fox “News” (US) that the city of Birmingham, England, had become a haven for radical extremists bent on broadcasting their furious message. Show More Summary

N.W.O.B.H.M. Wednesday: Venom-From the Very Depths

Spinefarm Records U.K. 2015 If you do a quick subject search on the term "Venom" on our site you are likely to see that that particular word appears in plenty of our reviews. As far as being an influence on other bands (from punk metal groups to the extreme metal variety) there are few acts like Venom. Show More Summary

Seth-Seth (2CD Complete Discography)

Minotauro Records 2014 Straight up front class I've just got to say that this review is long overdue. And the reasoning behind that early morning admission reads a little something like this. As deep and expansive as this career retrospective...Show More Summary

Harriers - Volte?|?Face

Self-Release/Independent 2015 I don't know about the rest of you, but I just love that cover! It snagged, tagged and bagged me before I even knew what the holy heck was happening and all I remember thinking at the end of the abduction was "I sure hope that the music is halfway as decent as this grim reaper cover art suggest!". Show More Summary

Free Metal Monday: FEDS-Common Enemy

Self-Release/Independent 2014 " Real. Aggressive. Unsatisfied. Hardcore." That right there is the self-description of this Akron, Ohio four-piece and damn if that isn't just about spot on! Those four words go a l-o-n-g way towards cutting...Show More Summary

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