Various Artists

Various Artists

Album Artwork by Mark Sasso Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life by Various Artists (Rhino Records) Ronnie James Dio went from clean-cut boy band to hard rocking singer for the likes of Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and his own band Dio.  His multi-octave singing and fantastic and humanistic lyrics... more

Skogen

Skogen

I Döden by Skogen (Nordvis Produktion) I Döden by the prodigious Skogen is their fourth dark and melancholic magnum opus, a wondrous collage of sonic artistry that is sure to intrigue the metal masses all across the world. Based out of Sweden, Skogen present thrilling tapestries that will stir the... more

04/08/14 by  
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Erebus Enthroned

Erebus Enthroned

Temple Under Hell by Erebus Enthroned (Séance Records) Erebus Enthroned is based within the vast wasteland of Sydney, Australia, and their music is just as expansive and spiraling as their country. Their recently unveiled Temple Under Hell album enraptures the listener with its thrilling reprieves... more

Ruins of Elysium

Ruins of Elysium

Prince EP (Part 1) by Ruins of Elysium (Loudr) With members based out countries such as Brazil and Norway, Ruins of Elysium present an exotic take on the world Symphonic Rock and Metal scene that is absolutely wondrous to behold. Their ambitious first effort is entitled Prince EP, part 1 of a future... more

Nothing

Nothing

Guilty of Everything by Nothing (Relapse Records) I am often interested in learning the past accomplishments of bands, especially when their current sound is vastly different than earlier in their career.  Domenic Palermo, vocalist for recent Relapse signees Nothing, previously fronted hardcore group... more

Deadly Carnage

Deadly Carnage

Manthe by Deadly Carnage (ATMF Records) Based out of Northern Italy, Deadly Carnage presents post-black / doom metal in its most desolate and imaginative form. Manthe is the name of their latest magnum opus, an absolutely stunning collection of dark hymns that will transport the listener to the most... more

Begin The Rapture

Begin The Rapture

Empire EP by Begin The Rapture (Self-released) Begin The Rapture is a up-and-coming collective from Glasgow, whose ambitious post-hardcore reveries will surely acquire the band a good deal of worldwide attention. Empire is their debut self-released EP, an exhilarating commencement that will assault the... more

Fluisteraars

Fluisteraars

Dromers by Fluisteraars (Eisenwald) Dromers by Fluisteraars may only contain three tracks, but at 35 minutes in length, the Dutch collective unleash an extraordinary sonic journey well worth undertaking. The artistry found within is nothing short of mesmerizing, presenting black metal at its most somber... more

Stormwarrior

Stormwarrior

Thunder & Steele by Stormwarrior (Massacre Records) Stormwarrior has been pillaging the metal masses since 1998, providing classic albums that will make you want to take on the world at large. Thunder & Steele is their fifth glorious magnum opus, fist pumping heavy metal in the grand tradition... more

Silent Force

Silent Force

Rising From Ashes by Silent Force (AFM Records) It’s been seven years since the last Silent Force magnum opus, but founder Alex Beyrodt has been keeping busy ever since. Doing time with the hard rocking Voodoo Circle as well as joining forces with Primal Fear and Sinner, one was beginning to wonder... more

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