Aug 28

Steve Smyth of One Machine discussed the new album The Final Cull

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One Machine was created out of the desire of guitar player Steve Smyth (ex-Vicious Rumors, Nevermore, Testament and Forbidden) to create a more organic heavy metal band rooted on the old concepts of the genre, but with a fresh attitude towards the genre itself. Their first album,The Distortion Of Lies And The Overdriven Truth, was released in 2014. This year they returned with a revamped line up and a new album under their belt titled; The Final Cull.

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Aug 26

Death metal superband Akurion speaks to The Age of Metal about the band formation and future plans

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Akurion is a new force that has already proved their might. This ravaging beast is composed of some of the most talented musicians notably known from bands such as Cryptopsy, Augury and Neuraxis. While these are all legendary bands, Akurion is its own monster that has been locked up and thirsty for blood. Anxiously awaiting the release of their vigorous material, Akruion is ready to slam their music into our eardrums and will become unforgettable. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Michael Amott discussed Summer Slaughter 2015 and Arch Enemy’s next move.

MAWhile in the last days of the Summer Slaughter tour 2015, Arch Enemy stopped in Tempe, AZ last week as the band prepares to finish their North American campaign before returning to Europe this week. But a shy attendance that wasn’t even the shadow of the crowd that received them last November while toured North America with Kreator was present last Thursday night at Marquee Theater.   Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Cattle Decapitation – The Anthropocene Extinction (2015)

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Cattle Decapitation has been around for a very long time. But when a band gets to the point where they shook the earth so roughly to the point where all life drowns in the pit of emptiness, well then that band remains truly unforgettable. The Anthropocene Extinction is Cattle Decapitation’s zenith, where they pierce through the human race and cause a catastrophe. And according to the rest of the metal scene, they feel the wrath of Cattle Decapitation’s influence on the cataclysm of humanity. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Lamb of God – VII: Sturm und Drang (2015)

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Lamb Of God has become something else, but they still hold true to their sound. Their masterpiece VII: Sturm und Drang is the album that brings light to what Lamb Of God is capable of creating. Translating to English as “Storm and Stress” and named after the movement that questioned Rationalism with focus on feeling and human individualism, Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Kobra Paige of Kobra And The Lotus discussed touring & The Words Of Prophets EP

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The last time I saw Kobra Paige with Kobra And The Lotus was when they played a full house at Martini Ranch opening for Amaranthe a couple of years back, their show and energy were so good live that night, that they really lighted up the place and keep the crowd warm. After that show I found out that this handful of Canadian heavy metal warriors were actually helped by KISS‘ s Gene Simmons to get signed with Universal.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 16

Black Metal Ritual 2: Thy Antichrist @ Area 516 Hempstead NY

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So something I never would have thought would happen… happened. Black metal on Long Island.  Metal Mafia records and Hempstead, NY’s Area 516 hosted Black Metal Ritual 2 with none other than the Colombian/American blasphemers Thy Antichrist.  Yes that’s right a legit, genuine, blasphemic black metal show happened out in the depths of Long Island. Thy Antichrist was supported by some of Tri State area’s own Jotunheim, Exinfernum and Belial. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Liv Kristine of Leaves Eyes discussed the new album King Of Kings.

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Leaves Eyes has become a reckoning force within the symphonic/folk metal genre, and this year they are releasing their 6th studio album titled King Of Kings. The concept of the album is based on the story of ‘Harald Fairhair’ the first king of Norway, and the different sagas that tell the story of how he consolidated the first known kingdom in Norway. Once more Leaves Eyes delivers an amazing musical background that narrates history on an epic level.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 10

Josh Elmore of Cattle Decapitation discussed The Anthropocene Extinction & announced new tour dates

Cattle Decapitation has reigned over humanity for almost twenty years, yet their chokehold on the world continually grows stronger. Suffocating the evils of human ways, this iconic deathgrind act serves the heinous actions of human beings by obliterating the race as a whole. This annihilating band has been characterized for their high-pitched and brutal sound, yet they evolve into more a violent monster with each album; they quench their thirst for blood with insane albums that reek with the stench of gore-induced greed from humanity. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Dianne van Giersbergen of Xandria discussed the new EP Fire & Ashes

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After releasing the album début with new singer Dianne van Giersbergen last year, Xandria is releasing a new EP titled Fire & Ashes. With only 7 tracks on it (3 new songs, 2 re-recording classics, and 2 covers) it gives us an insight into Xandria’s developing sound, and how they are adjusting their past to this new era for the band.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Krisiun – Forged in Fury (2015)

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If there’s one thing Krisiun’s new album Forged in Fury proves, it’s what true death metal sounds like. The Brazilian headbangers reach predominant musicianship with this album. Carving out the stone of brutality, this band doesn’t take any easy strides with this album. Forged in Fury is full of potent riffing and an enduring drum performance. In short, all elements that makes a successful death metal album. If there’s anyone that’s doing death metal right today it is Krisiun. Read the rest of this entry »

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