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Sectorial Stream “VYR” In Its Entirety

Ukrainian black metallers Sectorial are releasing VYR today on Noizr Productions. The album ranges from delicate (“The Observer”) to cataclysmic (“Foggy Hill”), and features an amalgam of interesting instruments, raincluding drymba/munnharpe, jouhikko, bukkehorn, flutes, duda, and trembita. Sectorial write: Capricious and unpredictable streams of life, violent waves and the hypnotic blue of the the universe’s depths… an element that can

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Trollwar Release “Into Shadows” Lyric Video

Quebec’s Trollwar will return with a new album on November 6. Entitled Oath of the Storm, it is filled with intoxicating, blackened folk metal. Oath of the Storm features a more orchestral approach to Trollwar‘s sound, and they have now released a lyric video for “Into Shadows.” Check out the video below, and keep your eyes out for pre-order information

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Album Review: Psychostick, “Do”

Listening to the surprise new album DO from the hysterically talented Psychostick, it’s clear that metal needs more of … a sense of humor. Sweet Jeebus, we all know metal needs a laugh now and then! Clocking in at 22 tracks, DO is an exercise in witty lyrics and banter, lean crisp production, and actual talent in the performances. This is

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Tornado: “Commitment To Excellence” Album Review

Tornado are a thrash metal outfit formed around 2010 in Finland and are well known for their anti-bullying song “David and Goliath.” Their upcoming release, Commitment to Excellence, is chock-full of speedy riffing. The songs have a hook-laden tunefulness that pays homage to old-school aesthetics. Check out the tracks “The Flight of Yuri Gargarin” and “Global Pandemic.” The album features a

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Premiere: Stream Fallen Legion’s “Downfall” EP In Its Entirety

If you haven’t heard of Fallen Legion, this is about to change. The band’s Downfall EP will drop tomorrow, and it is an impressive, shape-shifting collection of six tracks featuring one of the most dynamic vocal performances in metal this year. As a bonus, Cradle of Filth’s Lindsay Schoolcraft joins the fray on the album-closing “New Skin.” According to Fallen

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Want To Play Wacken Open Air? Now’s Your Chance!

Wacken Open Air is not only one of the most heralded annual international festivals for metal, but it is the world’s largest of its ilk. North American bands eager to play this epic event have yet another chance with the second Wacken Metal Battle USA and the fifth Wacken Metal Battle Canada. Wacken Metal Battle USA American bands interested in participating in the 2018

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Black Mourning Light Festival Bringing Blasphemy, Revenge To Edmonton, AB

UPDATED (9/27/2017): It has been brought to our attention that Black Mourning Light has been cancelled for this year! Black metal and doom will take center stage at the Starlite Room during the third installment of Black Mourning Light. The festival is slated for October 12 and 13, and it will feature headliners Blasphemy and Revenge. BML organizer Dustin Ekman

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Rapheumets Well Premiere Music Video For “Enders Door”

Sci-fi in metal isn’t new, but Hickory, North Carolina’s Rapheumets Well take their passion for the genre to new levels (levels unlike any we have seen). The band will be releasing their third LP, Enders Door, on May 26 on Test Your Metal Records, and its concept, alone, gives credence to their brand of symphonic death metal. Here’s the synopsis, via the band’s

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Exclusive Premiere: Stream Sigil’s “Kingdom Of The Grave” Album

The blood that pumps through Sigil‘s brand of death metal is leached from the early days of the genre; before Glen Benton picked the scab from his first sacrilegious brand; before Morbid Angel decided that electronica was all the rage; and long before the proliferation of subgenres that end with “core.” Simply put, Sigil are old school. Today marks the official release of Kingdom of the

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Terrifier Premiere “Nuclear Demolisher” Lyric Video

“The Big Four” may have invented thrash metal more than 30 years ago, but rest assured that when Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax finally hang up their studded belts, this genre will continue to thrive in the hands of the younger generation. The legacy of the genre is not only being preserved by American acts like Havok, Toxic Holocaust, and Municipal Waste, but Canada has joined the

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Sectorial - VYR - Cover

Sectorial Stream “VYR” In Its Entirety

Ukrainian black metallers Sectorial are releasing VYR today on Noizr Productions. The album ranges from delicate (“The Observer”) to cataclysmic (“Foggy Hill”), and features an

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Album Review: Psychostick, “Do”

Listening to the surprise new album DO from the hysterically talented Psychostick, it’s clear that metal needs more of … a sense of humor. Sweet