Hail Of The Week

HAIL OF THE WEEK – #BLACKOUTDAY

This Hail is going to be a wee bit different from the others, in the sense that it’ll be a compilation of awesomeness instead of focusing on just one band/organization. In case you all are unaware, today is #BlackOutDay, a day created by a committee of Tumblrites to use social media to celebrate blackness around the globe. It’s only right

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HAIL OF THE WEEK – BENEATH

On my first night in Iceland (by the way, I’m vacationing in Iceland), I met a bunch of cool people at a tourist bar in downtown Reykjavik. One of the people I met introduced himself as Gísli, and told me he was in a death metal band. My first thought, which I kept to myself, was “Yeah, you and everyone

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HAIL OF THE WEEK – JANAZA

How many of our Hails can boast actual, honest-to-god (lol) heresy as a selling point for their band? Janaza is unique in that respect and many more, considering it’s the only female-fronted black metal project in Iraq. They have become quite popular in the underground Middle Eastern metal scene for their anti-Islamic slant (they have an EP called Burn The

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HAIL OF THE WEEK – TREZ MUERTOZ

Every once in a while, I encounter a band that I can barely find any information on, whose little bits of information are not in English, but I decide to write about them anyway. Trez Muertoz, a thrash band from Yonkers, is one of those bands. Here’s what I know about Trez Muertoz: 1) They’re from Yonkers. 2) They’ve been

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HAIL OF THE WEEK – ALPHARIST

Anyone who’s familiar with the Hail Of The Week column should know by now that New York City has a seemingly endless well of metal talents. Melody-infused thrash band Alpharist sprung forth from that well in 2010 and has been chugging along nicely ever since. They’ve got a CD under their belt (which makes a GREAT Mother’s Day present!), along

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HAIL OF THE WEEK – CONORACH

Another Twitter suggestion gone right, Conorach is everything that power metal should be. Epic grandiose stories of battle and bloodshed are what Dutch power metal band Conorach is all about, and they’ve been delivering them since they released their first demo, A New Day Rising, in 2006. Since its release, they’ve put out two full-length albums and an EP, and

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HAIL OF THE WEEK – DYRNWYN

You all know by now that I’m a sucker for folk metal, right? So we can skip the introductory paragraph where I go on at length about how great it is? Good. Dyrnwyn is an Italian folk metal band that was suggested to me after I followed Celtibeerian on Twitter. I don’t usually place a lot of faith in social

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HAIL OF THE WEEK – WELICORUSS

Of all the European countries consistently churning out high-quality metal, the Czech Republic doesn’t exactly come to mind immediately. Folk metal is a primarily Scandinavian thing, and western Europe is the realm of melodeath. Welicoruss, a band based in Prague that got its start in 2002, is somewhere in-between, both geographically and stylistically. I’ve written about a few eastern European

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HAIL OF THE WEEK – #BLACKOUTDAY

This Hail is going to be a wee bit different from the others, in the sense that it’ll be a compilation of awesomeness instead of

HAIL OF THE WEEK – BENEATH

On my first night in Iceland (by the way, I’m vacationing in Iceland), I met a bunch of cool people at a tourist bar in

HAIL OF THE WEEK – JANAZA

How many of our Hails can boast actual, honest-to-god (lol) heresy as a selling point for their band? Janaza is unique in that respect and

HAIL OF THE WEEK – TREZ MUERTOZ

Every once in a while, I encounter a band that I can barely find any information on, whose little bits of information are not in

HAIL OF THE WEEK – ALPHARIST

Anyone who’s familiar with the Hail Of The Week column should know by now that New York City has a seemingly endless well of metal

HAIL OF THE WEEK – CONORACH

Another Twitter suggestion gone right, Conorach is everything that power metal should be. Epic grandiose stories of battle and bloodshed are what Dutch power metal

HAIL OF THE WEEK – DYRNWYN

You all know by now that I’m a sucker for folk metal, right? So we can skip the introductory paragraph where I go on at

HAIL OF THE WEEK – WELICORUSS

Of all the European countries consistently churning out high-quality metal, the Czech Republic doesn’t exactly come to mind immediately. Folk metal is a primarily Scandinavian