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Hot And Heavy: May 1, 2020

Abduction: Jehanne (Finisterian Dead End)An Autumn for Cripple Children: All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet (Prosthetic)…And Oceans: Cosmic World Mother (Season of Mist)Aether Realm: Redneck Vikings From Hell (Napalm Records) – Read our review!Alkymist: Sanctuary (Indisciplinarian)Ante-Inferno Fane (Ukem Records)Black Pestilence: Hail the Flesh (Independent)- Read our review!Czern: Zgliszcza (Selfmadegod Records)Final Coil:Convicted of the Right EP (Wormholedeath)Golden Ashes In the Lugubrious

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Black Pestilence: “Hail The Flesh” Album Review

Up until now, Calgary, Canada, has really only ever been known for the Calgary Stampede, kind of a week-long rodeo where Canuck rednecks gather to drink beer and ride cows and stuff. That is before the arrival of the new album, Hail the Flesh, by Calgarian metal maniacs Black Pestilence. Now you can add some killer headbanging and doggy roping

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Titaan: “ITIMA” Album Review

Ever wonder what plays in a madman’s mind 24 hours a day? Throw on the new album from Titaan, Itima, and you’ll have a pretty good idea. This record is definitely a trip through batshit crazy country. The album is just one track. Forty-six minutes and 58 seconds of adrenalized insanity. Within the first two minutes the listener is hurtling

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Katatonia: “City Burials” Album Review

Katatonia have a uniquely gloomy sound that they’ve been developing throughout nearly 30 years together. The gothic prog band’s new album, City Burials, boasts the iconic Katatonia sound, but the album is written with new found passion from frontman Jonas Renkse.  Katatonia’s last album, The Fall Of Hearts, saw a big change in both lineup and sound which brought the

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Hot And Heavy: April 24, 2020

Barishi: Old Smoke (Season of Mist)Cirith Ungol: Forever Black (Metal Blade Records)Dark Forest: Oak, Ash & Thorn (Cruz del Sur Records)Demise of the Crown: Life In The City (Independent)Hegemony: Enthroned by Persecution (Hells Headbangers)Helfro: Helfro (Season of Mist Underground Activists)I Am Destruction: Nascency (Unique Leader)Imperial Savagery: Lashing The Feral Swine (Horror Pain Gore Death) Katatonia: City Burials (Peaceville) Lord Fowl:

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Alestorm Release “Tortuga” Single And Music Video

Our favorite pirate metallers Alestorm will return on May 29 with Curse of the Crystal Coconut and they have released a new single and music video entitled “Tortuga.” Alestorm on the new video: “Oh wow! Chris from Alestorm here. We’re really excited to release our new vi- IT’S ME, CAPTAIN YARRFACE! GET OUT OF MY WAY LITTLE BOY BOWES! THIS SONG

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Trivium: “What The Dead Men Say” Album Review

Over the years, Trivium have become a really unique and influential band in metalcore. Since Ember To Inferno came out back in 2003, Their sound has been constantly improving, and they put out what I would consider to be a couple essential albums for the genre. They were even nominated for a Grammy for their last one, The Sin And

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Oblivion Gate: “Wisdom Of The Grave” Album Review

If you’re a fan of gloom and doom and the wailing and lamentations of the damned, the new Oblivion Gate album, Wisdom of the Grave, is right up your alley. Fairly new on the scene, Oblivion Gate is the work of Matron Thorn, mastermind of Benighted in Sodom, Ævangelist, and other projects. At the beginning of 2019, Thorn began Oblivion Gate

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Hot And Heavy: May 1, 2020

Abduction: Jehanne (Finisterian Dead End)An Autumn for Cripple Children: All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet (Prosthetic)…And Oceans: Cosmic World Mother (Season of Mist)Aether Realm: Redneck

Titaan: “ITIMA” Album Review

Ever wonder what plays in a madman’s mind 24 hours a day? Throw on the new album from Titaan, Itima, and you’ll have a pretty

Katatonia: “City Burials” Album Review

Katatonia have a uniquely gloomy sound that they’ve been developing throughout nearly 30 years together. The gothic prog band’s new album, City Burials, boasts the

Hot And Heavy: April 24, 2020

Barishi: Old Smoke (Season of Mist)Cirith Ungol: Forever Black (Metal Blade Records)Dark Forest: Oak, Ash & Thorn (Cruz del Sur Records)Demise of the Crown: Life