Elvenking – All Hail the Runes

Forming in 1997, Italian band Elvenking have been harnessing a love of power and folk metal throughout their career. As of late, they’ve been on a serious hot streak if you will, capturing a style musically Read more […]

August 2019 Rapid Fires

Another end to the summertime is at hand, and the always metallic fall season approaches. Not just due to the falling leaves and reflective days, but the explosion of releases each week between now and Read more […]

The Agonist – As One We Survive

It’s been a stint since we’ve gotten new music from The Agonist. A solid three years at this point to be exact. But the band has been doing anything but lounging around. They’ve completed their Read more […]

Exhorder – A Hallowed Mourning

Legacy often lends credibility in a metal scene steeped in history and tradition. In a current volatile industry, many flock to reliable musicians who have proven their worth and value. Usually resurrecting Read more […]

Crossing Rubicon – Ready to Rise

The longer you’ve been involved in the music scene, the more you can spot talent and bands that have the right outlook, attitude, and songwriting/style to vault up the ladder and hopefully impact people Read more […]

Exclusive Song Stream and Interview – Algebra Brings Forth a “Digital Master”

We are happy to bring out our first ever song stream/interview combination with the deadly thrash of Algebra. Their newest album, Pulse?, will be released on September 30, 2019 through Unspeakable Axe Read more […]

Imperium Dekadenz – Black Forest Metal

Germany’s Imperium Dekadenz has been doing their take on melodic black metal for 15 years now. One that stands out not just for its ability to blend the older melodic black sound and give it a retouch, Read more […]

Full Terror Assault – Reflecting on Five Years of FTA

When it comes to being a North American metalhead, one point of jealousy is looking over across the Atlantic each summer and seeing the sheer wealth of killer festivals in Europe. Huge stages and seemingly Read more […]

Liv Sin – Sermons of Metal

Liv Jagrell is no stranger to the studio and stage. After being involved with Sister Sin for over a decade the band came to an end, and she formed her own band, Liv Sin, in its wake. Having built everything Read more […]

A Saga of Online Sales: A Twelve Album Journey (Part I)

It should come as no surprise to anyone in this age of Amazon that online shopping can take you places you never intended to go and wind up with items you never expected to own. The eternal pursuit of Read more […]

RAM – Sharpening the Steel

Heavy metal in its purest sense needs to be heard, seen, and felt to truly understand its forceful impact. Since the late 1990’s Swedish band RAM have been executing their brand of metal to the masses Read more […]

Mysterizer – Hidden Adversary

Finland comes up very often in the conversation of best countries for heavy metal. It’s hard to argue with the output in the power, folk, and extreme sectors – but there are also some straight-ahead Read more […]

Ardours – Reflections from the Last Place on Earth

Some argue the relevance of the use of electronics in heavy metal today, but with the changing of the times, it’s inevitable. We can all enjoy the benefits when a band like Ardours enters the scene Read more […]

ShadowStrike – Valour and Honor Unite

Power metal has been a popular offshoot since the days of Rainbow in the 70’s – but Helloween certainly gave the idea of twin guitar harmonies in a speed context even more musical might during the Read more […]

Dialith – Siren’s Extinction

Watching a band blossom from its initial roots to a full-fledged act is awesome – especially when you are there on the ground level. In the case of Connecticut symphonic metal band Dialith, what originally Read more […]

Hammerfall – Renew in Steel

When you’ve been together as a band for decades, it’s often tough to consistently produce quality output on a high caliber basis record after record, tour after tour. Hammerfall received massive success Read more […]

Lacrimas Profundere – Doom Among the Stars

With a band that has an existence that spans over two decades, it’s likely that some changes are bound to happen over time. Starting out as more of a doomy/death-inclined act, Lacrimas Profundere made Read more […]

FirstBourne – Hold the Torch High

There’s something magical about seeing musicians blossom in a band and understand their vision to execute to the highest degree possible. Such is the case for Massachusetts band FirstBourne. Originally Read more […]

July 2019 Rapid Fires

The summer heat continues to come across the US, so it’s always nice to sit in side and cool down with some enjoyable heavy metal. Something that for us means that we have more than enough material to Read more […]

Destruction – Drowning in Chaos

Touring globally like never before, these are thriving times for Destruction. Consistently delivering blistering thrash to the metal hordes, their catalog contains gems from the early Infernal Overkill/ Read more […]

Vulvodynia – Truth & Justice

Vulvodynia has been a name to know within the extreme metal community, with two prior full-lengths that brought a heavy dose of slam and brutality without feeling like the album was a complete blur. But Read more […]

Hatriot – Nightmares of Madness

Already gaining a head start on other upstarts through Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza on vocals, Hatriot released two full-length albums of Bay Area style thrash, featuring a rhythm section that included Zetro’s Read more […]

Damn Your Eyes – Good and Heavy

In the modern days of classification and new genres rising up faster than one can keep up with, it’s nice to hear a band that just sounds like heavy metal. There’s no other way of stating it. Damn Read more […]

The Offering – Welcome Home

Crushing the scene with a potent outlook past and present, The Offering aim to shake up the metal landscape a bit with their latest album Home. It’s very rare that a group of twenty-something musicians Read more […]

Opacia – Branded for Nightmares

Considering the tools at the feet of metal musicians these days, the skies the limit when it comes to proficiency and creativity- especially if you enjoy multiple genres. Hailing from Chicago, IL – Opacia Read more […]

John 5 and The Creatures – For the Love of Guitar

Notable for his involvement with a slew of bands over the years, including everyone from K.D. Lang and David Lee Roth to Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, John 5 has also spent plenty of time building up Read more […]

Suicidal Angels – A Bloodbath of Aggression

Growing up in the initial wave of thrash during the 1980’s as well as watching its interest wane during the early to mid-1990’s, there was always hope that a resurgence would take shape. Probably due Read more […]

Carnifex – The War Within

One of the biggest names to emerge from the deathcore movement, Carnifex hasn’t been one to stand still. Following a hiatus and signing with Nuclear Blast in 2013 brought about some evolution to the Read more […]

Батюшка/Batushka: A House Divided

Панихида (Independent)/Hospodi (Metal Blade Records) For as long as people have worked together to create (art or otherwise) they’ve similarly subsequently found ways to wind up fighting over Read more […]

Visionatica – Flames of Progress

Two years ago, Visionatica released their first album, Force of Luna. It was a solid piece of symphonic metal, but felt a little too familiar in some regards. Now signed with Frontiers Music, they’ve Read more […]

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