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Tor Marrock-Destroy The Soul

Black Vulture Records 2013 Cellar Metal? That's a new one. But, that is exactly how West Wales' one and only Tor Marrock refers to their sound and on "Destroy The Soul" (their second full-length LP since first forming in 2005) it's sort...Show More Summary


Fono Ltd. 2014 Strangely it has been more than a bit of a struggle getting this review transferred from my thoughts and onto the written page. That's by no means a fault of this Russian band or their music. No, it actually has more to do with trying to get all of the proper notes about this band typed out in a somewhat reasonably fashion. Show More Summary

Disparager-Timeless, Ageless

Self-Release 2014 Only a year old now, Brooklyn, New York’s Disparager offer up their first studio piece with "Timeless, Ageless". The band's debut EP was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Jay Maas (Defeater, Bane, H2O, American...Show More Summary

Mandrágora-First Attack

Inkas Noise Records 2014 There's a good reason why you should always check through your junk folder before you do a mass dump. This 7" EP from female-fronted traditional heavy metal act Mandrágora almost slipped past me as it (mistakenly) ended up in my junk folder. Show More Summary

Free Metal Monday: Heaven and Hell Records-Over the Top

So far this summer has proven to be more of a distraction then expected. As such I have not been posting as often as usually. I'm hoping that this week might change all of that and to prove that my heart is still in the right place I present this free 21 Song Digital Sampler from the cool folks over at Heaven and Hell Records. Show More Summary

Shaved Women-Just Death

Ektro Records 2014 When it comes to punk rock are you as disillusioned as I am? Are you tired of hearing all the hype about some great new punk band only to find out that they are about as punk rock as your crazy uncle Bernie? If so then let's sit down and talk about this four-year old, four-piece band. Show More Summary

Darker Half-Never Surrender

Self-Release/Independent 2014 Though it might just be my first taste of this Sydney, Australia-based quartet, "Never Surrender" is actually album number three for Darker Half. Formed in 2003 (with a debut demo entitled "Rush" arriving...Show More Summary

Psyyke-1983 - 1985

Svart Records 2014 Don't fret if the name doesn't ring any bells. Finland's Psyyke are an obscure bunch. Or at least outside of their home country. And seeing as this vinyl only release is limited to only 500 copies that bit isn't likely to change anytime soon. Show More Summary

Interview with Etta Zero

Hailing from the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein, Etta Zero first graced these pages a little over a month ago courtesy of their (recommended) full-length endeavor "The Last Of All Sunsets". Combining elements of heavy rock, groove...Show More Summary

Ronny Munroe-Electric Wake

Rat Pak Records 2014 As heavy metal fans should already known Ronny Munroe is the lead vocalist of Metal Church. And of course Metal Church just released the solid "Generation Nothing" last year. Outside of his duties with said classic...Show More Summary

Bones To Bury-Arising Voice

Duality Records 2014 Bones To Bury are a young melodic metalcore band. Not just in the sense that they're relatively new to the scene (early in August of 2013 per the all-too brief bio), but also age-wise. Just look at the picture of...Show More Summary

Matteah Baim-Falling Theater

Dream Drive Records 2014 New York-based Matteah Baim (Metallic Falcons) presents her third solo release in "Falling Theater". Just released last week, and serving as the follow-up to 2009's "Laughing Boy", the eight-track "Falling Theater"...Show More Summary

Tommy Wallach-I Meant It To Be Sweet

Rude Fox Records 2014 The apt-titled "I Meant It To Be Sweet" (besides being an intricate sugary delight ) is the outstanding sophomore release from Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter/writer Tommy Wallach. Following in the footsteps of...Show More Summary

Principality of Hell-Fire & Brimstone

W.T.C.Productions 2014 Between this band's name, the album title and one CD/LP cover that looks strikingly familiar ("Welcome to Hell" anyone?)it's fairly obvious from the start where this one is heading. Blackened thrash metal hollowed...Show More Summary

Hay Perro-Desert Of Nowhere

Self-Release/Independent 2014 Formed back in 2006, Chicago, Illinois's own Hay Perro first appeared on our site back in March of 2011 thanks to their bad ass debut album, "Eastern Ideas of Death", before taking part in an excellent interview...Show More Summary

Hollywood Monsters-Big Trouble

Mausoleum Records 2014 It was a week or two after the new Godzilla movie came out that I first listened to "Big Trouble". So as you can no doubt see I've sat on this release for weeks now. It's been so long in fact that I forgot what...Show More Summary

These Raven Skies-"No Need to Worry" Single

Blackstream Records2014 With a self-titled debut album due out in August, which you can (and should) pre-order as of June, Calgary-based These Raven Skies (formerly known as Dreams of Reason ) present their infectious new single "NoShow More Summary

Suburban Myth-"Welcome (If Only)" Single

Self-Release/Independent2014Suburban Myth is an alternative rock band out of Charleston, SC (vocalist Derek Daisey's home base of operations) and Nottingham, UK. ( the hometown of lyricist Phil Wormall ). Rounded out by bassist Nicholas...Show More Summary

Lewd Preacher-The Raw Age

Karthago Records2014Just one of two recently-released CDs plucked from the expansive catalog of Karthago Records, with the other one being Adrian's lone/cult 1987 LP, "One Step Into The Unknown" (review coming shortly on that one as well), "The Raw Age" is a compilation CD from Marburg, Hesse-based Lewd Preacher. Show More Summary

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