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Tomasso Riccardi of Fleshgod Apocalypse talked to us about touring, pasta, and wine.

Like coming out of a Victorian horror nightmare, the symphonic death metal sound of Fleshgod Apocalypse has grabbed by the neck the attention of the international metal scene during the last 5 years. With only three studio albums out this band had already consolidated a trademark sound and reputation by themselves.

Eluveitie – Origins (2014)

Eluveitie is one of the most significative folk metal bands out there, since their inception back in 2002 they had defined the folk metal sound one album at the time. This year, they are releasing their new album Origins. This album picks up where Helvetios (2012) left off, as their sound got more mature and heavy, and their music became more pragmatic, which also takes the

Tarja Turunen talked to us about The Beauty & The Beat

Tarja Turunen returns this year with a new album, that breaks apart from her latest efforts as it explores her classical side. On this occasion, she partners with Mike Terrana (her session drummer) on a project called The Beauty And The Beat, that features drum interpretation of classical musical pieces, and new classic versions in the voice of Tarja. 

Amberian Dawn – Magic Forest (2014)

After releasing a re-recorded selection of the best songs from their previous musical work with the voice of their new singer, Capri Paivi, last year. This 2014 Amberian Dawn returns with a new album titled, Magic Forest.

Goatwhore – Constricting Rage of the Merciless (2014)

New Goatwhore is always a delightful thing. They are the death/black/extreme/hard rock/awesome metal band that obviously does their own thing and can actually pull it off. Their signature sound is best described as sacrificing the virgin cunt with a cattle prod; but you already know that. Anyway, they are releasing their newest album Constricting Rage of the Merciless on July 8. Prepare to dance on

Chris Boltendahl of Grave Digger talked about Return Of The Reaper

Teutonic heavy metal legends, Grave Digger returns with a new album titled Return Of The Reaper. The record presents itself as a no conceptual album, after many years of working with different concepts and narrating different stories. Grave Digger releases an album full of individual stories, heavy riffs, and with a fresh approach to heavy metal. 

Jeff Loomis of Conquering Dystopia talks about touring and writing music.

We still trying to wrap our heads about the amazing show that Conquering Dystopia delivered last Friday here in Mesa, AZ. I remembered talking with Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow last January before their début show at the Schecter NAMM party in Anaheim, CA. At the time their material was unknown, so their live performance was regarded as a great display of technical metal without any released music

Allegaeon – Elements of the Infinite (2014)

In 2014 Allegaeon releases their new album Elements Of The Infinite. From what I remember about math, sequences can either be finite or infinite. Allegaeon has proved they truly are infinite with this new album. They improved on their signature melodic style without losing who they are. I will admit there are some songs not as strong as others, but overall this album pretty much

Septicflesh – Titan (2014)

Septicflesh’s new masterpiece is a ruthless yet mellifluous movement. With a name like Titan, Septicflesh fans immediately expected some of the best work Septicflesh could ever create. Since “titan” is a fancy word for “giant,” I feel Septicflesh met expectations. This sound is the biggest thing Septicflesh ever invented; they intensified the orchestrations and the savagery of their sound, making this a vivid rhapsody.

Tankard – R.I.B (2014)

Since the late 80′s German thrash metal had broken apart from the traditional format developed by the Bay Area movement (Metallica, Testament, Death Angel, Exodus, etc). The German response has been always darker and in some cases heavier, and albums like Agent Orange by Sodom, Extreme Aggression by Kreator and Chemical Invasion by Tankard are some of the best examples of that early German thrash metal

Origin – Omniprescent (2014)

Origin is the new band to join the holy-shit-listen-to-this-masterpiece train of 2014. But seriously, Origin has discovered new roots while pertaining to their singular style. Omnipresent will amaze any listener with the vigorous dexterity and unique solos. Pretty much, old Origin x200. It’s pretty great.

Capri of Amberian Dawn talked about Magic Forest with The Age Of Metal

Bringing a different approach to what Amberian Dawn has done in the past, in 2014 the band returns with a new album called Magic Forest. But this is not the only thing new for Amberian Dawn, this album is also their first containing original material interpreted by their new vocalist, Päivi Capri Selo. Last year, the band released an album of re recorded material from their previous

Tobias Cristiansson of The Dagger discussed with us the band’s self-titled debut album.

There is a moment in the life of every musician during which he/she decides to move away from the musical path they have developed and do something completely different. That was the case of Fred Estby (ex-Dismember), David Blomqvist (ex-Dismember), and Tobias Cristiansson (Grave, ex-Dismember) After their time with Dismember was over, they decided to create something musically different from what they have done in the past, that is how The Dagger came

Stefan Weinerhall of Falconer talked with us about Black Moon rising

  Falconer returns to the spotlight with a shiny new album titled Black Moon Rising, that also marks the return of the band to their basic form. The album itself has the potential to be the considered the power metal record of the year. The guitar riffs on it are amazingly heavy and melodic, but they also are really fresh and inspiring.

Vader – Tibi Et Igni (2014)

In 2014 Vader released their newest creation Tibi Et Igni. “Tibi Et Igni, means “for you and fire.” A pretty brutal album title if you ask me. But I can honestly say I wasn’t too impressed. Vader never lost any of their defined sound, but I don’t think it’s as enduring as some of their previous material is. That isn’t to say the album is

Tomasso Riccardi of Fleshgod Apocalypse talked to us about touring, pasta, and wine.

Like coming out of a Victorian horror nightmare, the symphonic death metal sound of Fleshgod Apocalypse has grabbed by the neck the attention of the international metal scene during the last 5 years. With only three studio albums out this band had already consolidated a trademark sound and reputation by themselves. Read more

Eluveitie – Origins (2014)

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Eluveitie is one of the most significative folk metal bands out there, since their inception back in 2002 they had defined the folk metal sound one album at the time. This year, they are releasing their new album Origins. This album picks up where Helvetios (2012) left off, as their sound got more mature and heavy, and their music became more pragmatic, which also takes the folk metal style further in the search for that perfect equilibrium between metal and folk music. Read more

Tarja Turunen talked to us about The Beauty & The Beat

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Tarja Turunen returns this year with a new album, that breaks apart from her latest efforts as it explores her classical side. On this occasion, she partners with Mike Terrana (her session drummer) on a project called The Beauty And The Beat, that features drum interpretation of classical musical pieces, and new classic versions in the voice of TarjaRead more

Amberian Dawn – Magic Forest (2014)

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After releasing a re-recorded selection of the best songs from their previous musical work with the voice of their new singer, Capri Paivi, last year. This 2014 Amberian Dawn returns with a new album titled, Magic Forest. Read more

Goatwhore – Constricting Rage of the Merciless (2014)

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New Goatwhore is always a delightful thing. They are the death/black/extreme/hard rock/awesome metal band that obviously does their own thing and can actually pull it off. Their signature sound is best described as sacrificing the virgin cunt with a cattle prod; but you already know that. Anyway, they are releasing their newest album Constricting Rage of the Merciless on July 8. Prepare to dance on your blood-covered floor in sadistic ecstasy. Read more

Chris Boltendahl of Grave Digger talked about Return Of The Reaper

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Teutonic heavy metal legends, Grave Digger returns with a new album titled Return Of The Reaper. The record presents itself as a no conceptual album, after many years of working with different concepts and narrating different stories. Grave Digger releases an album full of individual stories, heavy riffs, and with a fresh approach to heavy metal.  Read more

Jeff Loomis of Conquering Dystopia talks about touring and writing music.

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We still trying to wrap our heads about the amazing show that Conquering Dystopia delivered last Friday here in Mesa, AZ. I remembered talking with Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow last January before their début show at the Schecter NAMM party in Anaheim, CA. At the time their material was unknown, so their live performance was regarded as a great display of technical metal without any released music backing up the show, but after the show we just knew their début album was bound to be a promise of extreme metal goodness. Read more

Allegaeon – Elements of the Infinite (2014)

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In 2014 Allegaeon releases their new album Elements Of The Infinite. From what I remember about math, sequences can either be finite or infinite. Allegaeon has proved they truly are infinite with this new album. They improved on their signature melodic style without losing who they are. I will admit there are some songs not as strong as others, but overall this album pretty much kicks ass. Read more

Septicflesh – Titan (2014)

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Septicflesh’s new masterpiece is a ruthless yet mellifluous movement. With a name like Titan, Septicflesh fans immediately expected some of the best work Septicflesh could ever create. Since “titan” is a fancy word for “giant,” I feel Septicflesh met expectations. This sound is the biggest thing Septicflesh ever invented; they intensified the orchestrations and the savagery of their sound, making this a vivid rhapsody. Read more

Tankard – R.I.B (2014)

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Since the late 80′s German thrash metal had broken apart from the traditional format developed by the Bay Area movement (Metallica, Testament, Death Angel, Exodus, etc). The German response has been always darker and in some cases heavier, and albums like Agent Orange by Sodom, Extreme Aggression by Kreator and Chemical Invasion by Tankard are some of the best examples of that early German thrash metal period. This year Tankard returns with another heavy-alcohol infused album, that mixes speed metal, thrash and a bit of punk metal here and there.

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