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Eluveitie – History Inversed

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Having hit the neo-Pagan folk metal wave at just the right time, Eluveitie have quickly become the most prolific band of this style. Their 2008 effort Slania is Read more […]

Armored Saint – Still Delivering

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) After being sucked in and spit out by the music industry grinder in the 80’s and overwhelmed by the grunge explosion in the early 90’s, Armored Read more […]

Orphaned Land – Seeking Higher Ground

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) This is real strife, you poseurs. It’s not fabricated, not faked. Try as you like to get pity from your daily ills…it’s child’s play compared Read more […]

Charred Walls of the Damned – Atop the Crystal Mountain

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) It all started with the “fill.” You know it – the opening drum bombast to Death’s “Scavenger of Human Sorrow.” Its entire 10-seconds Read more […]

Fear Factory – Replicate This

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) During the course of Fear Factory’s much-hyped reformation, one quote has resounded: “The infection has been removed The soul of the machine Read more […]

Ronnie James Dio – The Man Who Would Be King

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Please note this interview took place before it was announced in November 2009 that Ronnie James Dio was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Everyone Read more […]

Sigh – Convention, I Defy Thee

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Leave it up to Sigh to toss convention, harmony, and tradition out the window. Their latest, Scenes From Hell is yet another unhittable curveball Read more […]

Devin Townsend – Sacred Serenity

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Back in the saddle, metal’s certified mad scientist Devin Townsend appears to have finally settled into life post-Strapping Young Lad. Some may Read more […]

Hypocrisy – Superior Devotees

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) There’s not much ground Hypocrisy’s Peter Tägtgren hasn’t covered. The man has Hypocrisy (obviously) and its two-decade plus career. He has Read more […]

Paradise Lost – Believers

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) The metal world is a better place when Paradise Lost is a part of it. Granted, such statements would ascribe the Brits as having something akin to Read more […]

Katatonia’s Jonas Renkse – Nightstalker

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) The “anti-frontman,” Katatonia’s Jonas Renkse doesn’t milk for crowd participation. He doesn’t inspire mass clap or sing-alongs. And he Read more […]

Hacride – Moving Parts

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) For all of its intricacies and variances, French metal doesn’t draw nearly the fuss of Norwegian or Swedish metal. It’s hard to pinpoint and Read more […]

Swashbuckle – Off With Your Head!

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Swashbuckle don’t play metal of the sea-faring variety (read: Alestorm, Ahab, et al), rather, they take on the role of filthy, totally aggro Pirates. Read more […]

Ghost Brigade – This Place Has No Meaning

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) The album is dead…long live the album. Metal is not immune to a world of compressed MP3’s, singles, and filler, filler, filler – let’s not Read more […]

Shadows Fall – Threading the Needle

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) At least they didn’t call it Resurrection. Sure, Retribution is fitting, but Shadows Fall doesn’t need to play that game. Still very much Read more […]

Behemoth – Bow To None

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Aren’t Behemoth just everywhere? And no one is complaining, right? For a band that was just a blip on a lot of our radars when the decade arrived, Read more […]

Doro – No Fear, Not Ever

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Dependable Doro. She’s been rocking the house for over 25 years now and as cliché as this sounds, shows no signs of slowing down. Her newest Fear Read more […]

Pantheon I – Worlds Within the Margin

It’s hard to get one’s head around it, but if you’re not up for murder or committed some heinous crime and are in a black metal band in Norway, the media won’t bat an eye at you. Not like it’s Read more […]

Divine Heresy – Fortifying the Machine

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) For a man at 41 years of age, Dino Cazares sure has a lot of spunk. Energy. Passion. Confidence. You almost would have to possess those traits if Read more […]

Isis – Shining Brightly

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) They’ve spawned legions of copycat bands and with 2006’s In The Absence Of Truth they almost managed to trip themselves up. While not a bad Read more […]

Altar of Plagues – Burn It Down

Altars of Plagues…man, they hit it. They hit it like Isis did when Panopticon emerged in 2004 or when Neurosis started blowing minds in the mid-90’s. That huge wall of sound, like a sonic tsunami Read more […]

Wolf – Burnin’ For Metal

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Throughout the past decade or so (Blistering turns 11 this year, by the way), we’ve been subjected to every type of interview possible: from zealous, Read more […]

Therapy?– Enjoy The Noise

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Having taken a few years off between releases Northern Ireland rockers Therapy? are back with their best album for a while, the fantastic Crooked Read more […]

Edguy – Happy Is As Happy Does

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Now the pied-pipers of funny, off-beat power metal, Germany’s Edguy are doing what their forefathers Helloween did when they were in the same situation: Read more […]

Bats – Red In Tooth And Claw

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Brutality and beauty, science and nature, religion and evolution, these things have Dublin angular rockers Bats all aflutter at the moment. These Read more […]

Believer – Tech-ier Than Thou

sk any recently reformed band from the 90’s and the response will be the same: Where were you at the beginning? The legacy and legend of bands like At the Gates, Carcass, Autopsy, Atheist, etc., etc., Read more […]

Samael – Vorphing Into Primal

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) As damn unlistenable as Samael’s newest album Above is, it will succeed in thrusting the Swiss metallers back into the dark metal fray where Read more […]

Soilwork’s Peter Wichers

We’re quite accustomed to seeing lead singers leave at the most inopportune of times, but when Soilwork lead guitarist/principle songwriter/founding member Peter Wichers quit the band in late 2005, more Read more […]

Samothrace – Harmony and Agony

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) No band makes better use of one’s time in the current doom metal fray than Samothrace. As the rest of the scene continues to bog itself down and Read more […]

Thyrfing – Ride of the Thunder Men

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Quite the different world Sweden’s Thyrfing finds itself in from their humble Viking metal beginnings in the late 90’s. See, back then, only Read more […]