Vulture – Running with the Phantom

Rich in 80’s themes of speed, thrash, and horror, German act Vulture live and breathe for heavy metal. The imagery, the lyrical content, the passion for the genre all come through their three albums Read more […]

Conclave – Fragile Decay

Veterans of the New England heavy music scene with ties to diverse acts like Warhorse and Desolate, Conclave have established themselves as a potent force with their brand of doom/sludge metal. Unafraid Read more […]

One Hundred Thousand – A Journey Around the Zodiac

Coming in with a conceptual release centered around the zodiac signs for their second album, New Jersey’s One Hundred Thousand have a veritable bounty of fresh ideas. Their proggy sound manages to grab Read more […]

Diamante – Independence and Dreams

Truly coming in hot with her debut, Diamante captured an older spirit of hard rock and found a way to twist and tweak it into something more modern. Some big touring opportunities followed her debut, Read more […]

Evile – Sent from Below

Back again after a prolonged absence, Evile are the premiere UK thrash band from the second generation of acts that hit the scene. After four albums on Earache, they’ve now signed with Napalm Records Read more […]

Arion – A Modern Evolution

Over the course of the last decade, Arion has evolved from a power metal act to a more modern one. Their latest album, Vultures Die Alone, really augments these changes and crafts a musical experience Read more […]

Skarlett Riot – Stronger and Stronger

Four years after their impressive Regenerate, Skarlett Riot has returned and once again upped the heaviness and intensity of their music. Invicta balances visceral riffing and screaming vocals with some Read more […]

Sumo Cyco – The Initiation Process

A band built on the DIY process and building themselves one show/fan at a time, Sumo Cyco has been an act that has put in a lot of work since their inception. With their third album on the horizon, they Read more […]

Artillery – Firing High

Healthy times for those who love the power of thrash metal. Plenty of releases and bands to choose from on an annual basis between the newer breed and the old guard of artists. A reliable staple in the Read more […]

Poverty’s No Crime – Nothing to Hide

Active since the early 1990’s, Poverty’s No Crime have built a steady following for their brand of melodic progressive metal. With their last member changes occurring twenty years ago, it’s obvious Read more […]

Viral – Solid as Steel

Sweden has always been a hotbed for heavy metal – even in its purest form. Names like Hammerfall, Wolf, and Enforcer have penetrated the international landscape. Aiming their sights on pushing their Read more […]

Hideous Divinity – Isolation Songs

With four full-length albums and now and EP in their back pocket, Hideous Divinity have made quite a name for themselves in the death metal community. Dark, brutal, and with a sweeping balance of technical Read more […]

Cathartic Demise – Slice the Dark Blade

Hailing from Kitchener, Ontario Canada, Cathartic Demise strive to level listeners with a progressive brand of thrash metal that encompasses elements of the past and present. Following up an impressive Read more […]

Devil Sold His Soul – Emotion and Loss

Metalcore act Devil Sold His Soul has recently put out their latest full-length, and first in almost ten years, with Loss. An album that sees the return of original vocalist Ed Gibbs as he sings along Read more […]

Helstar – The Sky’s the Limit

When it comes to traditional, US power metal forged in the 1980’s but continually evolving naturally, there’s nothing quite like Helstar to treasure. We all have our favorites in the catalog – some Read more […]

Motorhead – Live and Loud

Even six years removed from legendary vocalist Lemmy Kilmister’s passing, Motorhead is still a name that is abuzz in the hard rock and heavy metal community. One of the first acts that come to mind Read more […]

April 2021 Rapid Fires

Are we slowly getting things back to normal? There’s been a few concert announcements made for later in the year at this point. Curious to see if they will stick around or just end up being cancelled Read more […]

Septagon – The Chalice of Madness

Rare is the day that a German thrash band will play in a melodic, semi-progressive manner with obvious US influences. That’s what we have here with Septagon – featuring current or ex-members of acts Read more […]

Metalite – Virtual Reality

A rising force in modern metal since their debut a few years back with Heroes in Time, Metalite has championed a sound that was equally rooted in electronic and trance music as much as it was heavy metal. Read more […]

Memoriam – The Battle Matches on

Old school as it gets, UK death metal band Memoriam have now released four albums in five years. Delivering a pummeling brand of riffs, gruff growls, and intertwining a bit of doom and melody into the Read more […]

Capra – Voices for the Unheard

Controlled chaos is a phrase that accompanies a number of bands. New act Capra really captures that quality, with thundering riffs that dig into a multitude of genres for inspiration alongside vocals Read more […]

Cryptosis – Futuristic Swarm

Moving beyond a basic thrash template with their previous act Distillator, Dutch trio Cryptosis ventures into a land of technical, progressive thrash with extreme, traditional, and outside the box influences Read more […]

Endseeker – Climbing to the Top

With two albums of full bodied HM2 death metal behind them, Endseeker has made a quick jump up the ladder due to their ability to capture the Swedish sound without being totally bound to it. The melodic Read more […]

Orden Ogan – Behold the Final Days

Rising up the ranks as one of the premiere power metal bands not only in Germany but all across the world, Orden Ogan are enjoying the fruits of their labor. A steady release schedule beyond impressive Read more […]

Cannibal Corpse – Ageless Violence

One of the foremost bands in anyone’s mind when it comes to extreme music, Cannibal Corpse are now on the cusp of their 15th album in Violence Unimagined. Joining the band on a permanent basis with Read more […]

Sifting Through Bandcamp March 2021

Already a quarter of the way through the new year, seems crazy how time just flies sometimes. Even if we are still sitting around around waiting for a return to ‘normalcy.’ In the meantime, there’s always Read more […]

Abyssian – The Colossal Experience

Intertwining gothic and doom metal with left-field influences that can be Oriental, Latin, or jazzy in nature, Abyssian develop an intriguing sound and outlook through their records. Their latest album Read more […]

March 2021 Rapid Fires

Out of the cold and into the spring. Usually there’s a slew of spring releases to prep for the summer festival onslaught, we’ll see how this year goes considering the questionable road ahead still and Read more […]

Depths of Hatred – Emerging Anew

After two full-length records and an EP, Depths of Hatred decided to add some new elements to their deathcore formula with the addition of new vocalist William Arseneau. Managing to capture the same level Read more […]

Gizmachi – A Second Coming

A band that had a lot of steam behind them in the mid-00s, Gizmachi released their debut album, The Imbuing, and hit the road hard. A run on Ozzfest among other things, but the band seemed to vanish after Read more […]

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