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Visual Rhetoric – February 2019

As we move into a very jam-packed March, it’s clear that 2019 is already off to a fantastic start. Lots of big names and new introductions to dive into in the coming month alone. But before we get there, Read more […]

Týr – Grounded in Honesty

Putting the Faroe Islands on the map for metal, Týr has built a legion of followers for their mix of traditional/power metal influences with folk, pagan, and Viking textures. Jumping up to Napalm Records Read more […]

Frenzy – Mutants of Metal

We all have our reasons for joining the coven of metal. Escapism, rebellion, the need to belong and to feel understood – the gateway to this music could be infinite and endless as we delve into the culture. Read more […]

Brick by Brick – Metal with a Hardcore Attitude

Pushing their particular Upstate NY brand of metallic hardcore for seven albums at this point, they’ve built up a reputation based on hard work and sheer aggression. They embody that hardcore ethos Read more […]

Hiss from the Moat – A Sinister Presence

With a significant evolution from 2013’s Misanthropy, Hiss from the Moat have made a promising return with the recently released The Harrier. Growing and moving forward from more deathcore-influenced Read more […]

Altitudes & Attitude – Got the Time for a Song?

A band featuring the respective bassists from Anthrax and Megadeth does not a good one make, but you have to hand it to Frank Bello and David Ellefson: Their Altitudes & Attitude side project makes Read more […]

Herman Frank – Flying Through Fear

Most know Herman Frank in metal circles for his multiple stints as rhythm guitarist for Accept during the Restless and Wild/ Balls to the Wall heydays and the Mark Tornillo-resurrection years of 2009-2014. Read more […]

Steve Dadaian – Following the Light

In the field of guitar-driven instrumental music, there’s been an upward trend in those playing in recent years. So it’s admittedly tougher for a name to reach a wider recognition unless they are Read more […]

Imonolith – Doing What They Love

It’s always exciting to catch a band at the beginning and watch them build from the ground up. Of course, it’s even more exciting when that band contains a host of well-known musicians who have been Read more […]

Within Temptation – Willing to Resist

In an ever-changing music industry, some musicians choose to play the straight, safe and narrow path in hopes of sustaining what they’ve built – while others favor an ever-evolving approach to satisfy Read more […]

Psython – Predominant Anger

Bursting at the seams with productivity, Psython may be a relatively unknown act to some outside of UK shores, but it’s quite apparent that their brand of musically advanced thrash has caught on well Read more […]

Incite – Join the Resistance

With a blue-collar work ethic and the will to succeed, groove metallers Incite have been slowly working their way up the ladder since 2004. A destructive live show certainly didn’t hurt things, and Read more […]

We Are the Catalyst – Music without Boundaries

Forming in late 2012, We Are the Catalyst rose from the ashes of One Without in an attempt to craft a metal band without limits. Incorporating influences as they see fit, they’ve now put three full-length Read more […]

January 2019 Rapid Fires

The year officially kicking into gear, we are always trying our hardest to cover as much ground as we possibly can. 2019 has some big guns to come, so we might as well try to get a jump on things with Read more […]

Hate Eternal – Channeling Negative Energy into Positivity

It’s been twenty years since Hate Eternal first released Conquering the Throne, their debut full-length. With their seventh released at the end of 2018 (Upon Desolate Sands), the band is still going Read more […]

Visual Rhetoric – January 2019

Opening the floodgates for the start of a new year, 2019 has already made some pretty grand statements when it comes to some of the videos (and glimpses of future releases). We are definitely off to quite Read more […]

Edge of Paradise – Designing a Universe

There’s busy times ahead for modern metal act Edge of Paradise. With a few releases under their belts already, including most recently 2017’s Alive EP, they’ve recently completed work on their next Read more […]

Nailed to Obscurity – Deadening of Emotions

At the time of this writing, Germany’s Nailed to Obscurity are holding down the opening spot on Amorphis and Soilwork’s co-headlining European jaunt. Being that most of the shows have sold-out, it’s Read more […]

Trollfest – No Boundaries or Limitations

Few bands put fun into metal that way that Trollfest does. From their cartoon-y cover art, to over-the-top music videos, to entertaining costumes in their live shows, Trollfest bring with them a sense Read more […]

Tytus – New Branches of a Common Tree

Bringing a wide array of traditional and thrash influences under a NWOBHM and rock and roll umbrella, Italian band Tytus are making their presence felt through their brief discography since forming five Read more […]

Brave – Merging Calm and Storm

Always a band that played to the beat of their own drum, Brave (and Arise from Thorns before them) have had an identity that one could argue as being uniquely their own. Bits of prog, metal, and rock Read more […]

Beast in Black – Open Your Heart

Bursting onto the scene through their debut album Berserker, Beast in Black combine heavy metal and power influences along with a healthy affinity for the outlook, songwriting, and melodies of the 1980’s. Read more […]

Sifting Through Bandcamp – January 2019

Beginning another year around the sun, there’s always high expectations for the year in music to best the one that came before it. While such debates seem trivial (particularly this soon into the year), Read more […]

Fallcie – A New Journey Begins

With a recent EP and full-length Born Again under their belt in 2018, the future is looking upwards for the Russian act Fallcie. Combining a modern metal edge with plenty of hooks and groove with a tendency Read more […]

The Three Tremors – Freewheel Burning

Remember back in 2000 when the original idea of The Three Tremors sent shockwaves through the metal press? The union of three premiere vocalists like Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford, and Geoff Tate to appear Read more […]

Soen – More Than Something to Headbang to

There’s plenty of music out there that can be simply labeled as ‘background noise.’ Something that can you can listen to and just be entertained. Many of us within the metal community are drawn towards Read more […]

Virgin Steele – The Savages Remain Noble

The drama and pomp associated with conceptualized metal wouldn’t be the festival-dominating force it is today without Virgin Steele. Since 1981, the Long Island outfit (guided by founding member/primary Read more […]

SkyEye – No Obstacles, Only Challenges

We often wonder where we will get our fix of traditional, classic heavy metal when the veterans retire. It’s no secret that acts like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Accept, Saxon, Anvil, and Raven for instance Read more […]

Zealotry – Dissecting the Nexus

For all of the tried and true death metal albums out there that simply follow the footsteps of those before them, there are still those who look to do something different, something more. Zealotry have Read more […]

Suidakra – Diving Deeper into the Realms

Now two albums deep into the mythos of their Odoric tale, and with an extensive musical discography behind them, Suidakra’s latest release is not what some would expect, given no background information Read more […]