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Amorphis - Tomi Joutsen

Amorphis Live Photos from The Worcester Palladium, 2019

When I first heard Amorphis back in 1995 I had NO idea what I was in for. I caught up with them on their trek across North America in direct support of Delain. Their latest album, “Queen of Time”, is arguably one of their best albums since “Elegy”. Though “Circles” and “Under the Red Cloud” were also fantastic albums, their

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Slayer - Relentless Killology

Slayer Announce “The Repentless Killology” Movie and Album

Slayer continue their victory lap before retiring, and they are nearing the launch of The Final Campaign, the last leg of their Final World Tour, on November 2 in Asheville, North Carolina. But for those who have been unable to catch the thrash titans over the last couple of years, they are delivering a new movie , entitled Slayer: The

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Nile - Vile Nilotic Rites - Promo

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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Alcest - Spiritual Instinct - Promo

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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Possessed - Revelations of Oblivion - Cover

Possessed: “Revelations of Oblivion” Album Review

Like many other thrash/death metal fans, I have been waiting nearly three decades for a new album from San Francisco’s Possessed. When Seven Churches and Beyond the Gates were released, they were mind blowing! They took evil metal to a new level of heavy. Alas, the band broke up after releasing The Eyes of Horror in 1987, but I am

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The Damned Things - High Crimes - Cover

The Damned Things: “High Crimes” Album Review

Something I find surprising, but has also become a normal occurrence, is bands forming super groups. One such group is The Damned Things, which is made up of Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy), Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy), and newest member Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio). It’s been eight years since their

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