Sep 02

Vogg of Decapitated spoke with The Age of Metal about Blood Mantra & Touring

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This year Decapitated releases one of their most impressive albums in a long time. Blood Mantra is everything Decapitated is and isn’t. For this album, Decapitated traded their coined technical riffs and drumming with ravaging riffing and swift drumming. This album proves Decapitated is the most versatile band in death metal. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Hammerfall – (r)EVOLUTION 2014

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Swedish power metal icons, Hammerfall released their 9th studio album titled (r)EVOLUTION a couple of days ago in Europe (UK, 09/01 NA, 09/02). And it feels like yesterday that they released The Glory Of The Brave (1997) album, and with it the resurrection of power metal as one of the more powerful, and emotive genres in metal. Since then Hammerfall had developed a more epic sound until Infected (2011), when they changed to a more ‘radio friendly’ style, which didn’t get the response that was expected at the time. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Reed Mullin of Corrosion Of Conformity talks with The Age Of Metal

Corrosion Of Conformity is a band that had mixed and tried various heavy music genres in their career. From heavy metal, to sludge metal, to hardcore, punk and even thrash metal, this different mash-ups had shaped the character and the legacy of the band. So, at the time to see them live, you can expect anything. Which is a good thing, as their show will be less predictable, and more enjoyable.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Mattias Eklundh of Freak Kitchen discussed Cooking With Pagans with The Age Of Metal

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Freak Kitchen will release their new album Cooking For Pagans this September. What is interesting about this release is the character of the album as a whole, and while you might expect a generic folk metal album from an Scandinavian band. What Freak Kitchen will deliver is an entertaining, fun-loving, and sassy album that doesn’t care about competing with other bands, but rather it’s all about having a good time and laying down some kick ass riffs. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Evergrey – Hymns Of The Broken (2014)

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Hymns For The Broken is Evergrey‘s 9th studio album following a three-year wait from the Glorious Collision released in February 2011.
A unique part of this album is the fact that we have some returning faces in the band which I felt is the reason I felt reminiscent of Inner Circle (2004) while
listening to the album. By no means I am saying that they are repetitive,
we definitely have some interesting things being brought in. As we reach the twenty year mark of Evergrey being founded, I feel the
progression of the band is providing us with quite the journey. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Warrel Dane of Sanctuary talked to us about The Year The Sun Died and the upcoming west coast tour

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Seattle, WA can not be only recognized for being the cradle of the Grunge movement during the early 90′s, it is also the home of Sanctuary. An short-lived progressive metal band that released two of the most important works at the time; Refuge Denied in 1987 (Battle Angels anyone?) and Into The Mirror Black in 1989. Records that are a fundamental part of the base of what today is the American progressive metal scene. Unfortunately the band broke up in 1991 to later transcend in what we all know was Nevermore (but, that is a story for another time). Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Anna Murphy of Eluveitie talked to us about Origins and her solo career.

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Eluveitie recently released their 6th studio album titled, Origins. The album takes the band further into the art of blending folk music and metal, an art that Eluveitie has flawlessly perfected since the band’s first album back in 2006. This time around, the band goes deep into Celtic mythology, as the album explores complex myths and stories within the Celtic tradition. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

The Age of Metal speaks to Jason Keyser of Origin about Omnipresent at The Summer Slaughter Tour

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There are some mind-blowing acts at this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, but none more impressive than Origin. Origin is one of the most iconic technical death metal bands in history. And since the release of their newest album Omnipresent, they only impress the crowd more. There is nothing better than watching the crazy Origin solos performed in person. Hail space metal. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Ben Falgoust of Goatwhore talked about Constricting Rage of the Merciless at The Summer Slaughter Tour

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Goatwhore is a band that’s easily distinguishable by their grungy yet versatile sound. This unique band has conquered the metal scene with unorthodox tracks and a brutal show to match. And this year with their newest release Constricting Rage of the Merciless, The Summer Slaughter Tour has never seen anything so grimy in its existence. All I can say is this band is definitely a favorite on this year’s line-up. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 15

Fallujah talked to us about: The Flesh Prevails, Future Touring, and The Summer Slaughter Tour

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Fallujah is by far one of the most anticipated bands on this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour. And right after Fallujah releases their latest masterpiece titled The Flesh Prevails, I couldn’t think of a better time to see such a mesmerizing band live. Their newest album received only positive feedback from the fans (and from me in my review). These are the reasons why Fallujah is one of my personal favorites on Summer Slaughter this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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