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Nile Announce New Album, Release “Long Shadows Of Dread” Lyric Video

When we caught up with Karl Sanders and George Kollias of Nile on this year’s 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, their excited about the new album that they were recording was palpable, both in their voices and their descriptions of the new release. (Read our interview here!) The time is nearing for the album to reach the masses, and Nile

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70,000 Tons Of Metal 2020 Announcements: The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

Veterans of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, lovingly referred to as “Survivors,” are cultish when it comes to the annual event. The camaraderie is unmatched, and most hold this voyage as the “must-attend” metal event of the year. In fact, banter about the next year’s lineup begins the day the cruise docks … and is met for months by

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Olathia: “Snake Charmer” Album Review

So far, the SkullsnBones/Steel Panther “Best Underground Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Band Search” has been a real sausageFest. Finally, we get some kick-ass estrogen in the mix with the entry of Olathia. Hailing from Cleveland (The Cleve!), Ohio, Olathia include the beautiful baddasse that is Chris E. who fronts this brutal buttkicking band of Buckeyes. They are already warming the cockles of my

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Sterling: “Sterling” Album Review

The transcendent qualities of music is even more real when listeners are transported to another time. That time for Sterling is the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, and their brand of hard rock and heavy metal is a savory blast from the past. These Canadians released their eponymous debut in 2018, and it is a banger for those looking to

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Ginger Likes: “Style Over Substance” Album Review

Hey Steel Panther! Your next European tour? You absolutely have to take Ginger Likes on the road with you! These guys are definitely your brothers from other mothers! And, now back to our regularly scheduled review of Style Over Substance. Hi guys and gals! Do you like rock and roll? Do you like greasy, dirty, sleazy, make your panties damp or

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Lugnet: “Nightwalker” Album Review

It seems we are getting submissions from all over the globe in the SkullsnBones / Steel Panther search for the bestest of the bestestest in metal bands, which is cool to know that metal and hard rock really are alive these days no matter where on the planet you live. So, let’s take a gander at Sweden’s entry, Lugnet and

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Act Of Destruction: “Beyond Eternity” Album Review

Out of Chicago, Illinois, we have a gem of a band, Act of Destruction, who create some epic, melodic power metal on their latest album Beyond Eternity. This album is quite massive, actually, and I was wishing it was longer, so I’ll keep my eyes peeled for a full-length in the future. The album begins with “Eternal Combustion,” and when

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Alcest Announce Album, Release “Protection” Music Video

Alcest are an anomaly. The one-time black metallers have drifted into dark gaze over the last few albums, and their music provides a surreal escape from normal metal fare. They deliver spectral soundscapes that are captivating through and through. Alcest have announced their sixth studio album, Spiritual Instinct, which will be released on October 25 via Nuclear Blast. They have

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Dream Tröll: “Second To None” Album Review

Dream Tröll have strong elements of ’80s rock/metal, and I’m talking about very early ’80s metal. Second to None is like listening to a soundtrack from an ’80s adventure movie. Unfortunately, the album doesn’t really stir anything up in me. Perhaps it is because I lean more to the extreme sounds of heavy metal; shit that scares your neighbors. Dream

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In Mourning Release “Black Storm” Music Video From New Album

There are very few things that come close to our love of Swedish melodic death/doom. And In Mourning are one of those bands that are burning brighter with each album. On October 4, the band will release Garden Of Storms via Agonia Records, and today, they have premiered the album’s first single, “Black Storm.” The single comes as a music

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Olathia: “Snake Charmer” Album Review

So far, the SkullsnBones/Steel Panther “Best Underground Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Band Search” has been a real sausageFest. Finally, we get some kick-ass estrogen in the

Sterliing_CD_Cover

Sterling: “Sterling” Album Review

The transcendent qualities of music is even more real when listeners are transported to another time. That time for Sterling is the late ‘70s and

Lugnet: “Nightwalker” Album Review

It seems we are getting submissions from all over the globe in the SkullsnBones / Steel Panther search for the bestest of the bestestest in