Mar 06

70,000 tons of Metal Recap: Day 4

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Well all good things must come to an end… even the world’s biggest heavy metal cruise. Sunday January 25th, 2015, the last full day aboard the Liberty of the Seas, did not disappoint either closing the event with a full day of shows, clinics, and events. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Moonspell – Extinct (2015)

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Three years after their release of their 9th studio album, the dark lords of Portugal return with their 10th studio album titled, Extinct. Talk about Moonspell is talk about one of the most important bands of gothic metal since the genre was forged more than 20 years ago. In fact they were there when that happened and they helped build it, along with Paradise Lost, Type O Negative, My Dying Bride, and Anathema. Even 20 years after their début album Wolfheart (one of the most important pieces of music in gothic metal) they still keeping things dark, fresh and interesting.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Jim Wilson of Motor Sister discussed the debut album ‘Ride’ & the state of Rock & Roll

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Jim Wilson is well-known for being the vocalist & guitar player of defunct L.A rock band Mother Superior, who was quite influential in the L.A area back the 90’s and 2000’s, and they also used to be the backing band for Henry Rollings in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. after Mother Superior disbanded Jim has collaborated with Daniel Lanois. Most recently he has been involved in a new band called Motor Sister, that is resurrecting the music of Mother Superior, but with a modern touch.

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Mar 03

Solefald – World Metal. Kosmopolis Sud (2015)

In 2010, Solefald released its masterpiece Norrøn Livskunst that brought Norwegian Avant-garde metal one step forward, showing that Norway is much more than black metal. Four years later, Cornelius and Lazare embarked into a conceptual, musical, and mad experience: World Metal. Kosmopolis Sud which makes honour to its name. After listening this album more than 30 times, I just made a paradigm shift in what I consider as Avant-garde or even metal music… You do really need to open your mind and ears to understand the essence of this delightful album… Remember Iron Maiden‘s Can I Play With Madness? Here it is, this album has been played with madness… Prepare yourself for something special !!! Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Ashmedi of Melechesh discussed the new album ENKI with The Age Of Metal

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After five years between albums, Sumerian Black/Thrash metal act Melechesh comes back with a new & shiny studio album called Enki. The nine songs that composed the album are an array of different musical tendencies that together form the essence of the Melechesh sound we all know and love. Enki continues the Melechesh tradition of delivering a heavy, powerful and exotic album full of double and triple meanings while using millennial middle eastern melodies mixed up with heavy metal riffs.   Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

New Plague – New Plague EP (2015)

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I’m not the biggest fan of hardcore music. But I’m always open-minded to check out new bands. So when my friend at Carcosa PR sent me this band’s EP, I listened in with curiosity. I’m happy to say New Plague breaks the mold. They successfully introduce a crusty sound that is both very bleak and aggressive. This EP is short, simple, to-the-point, and ultimately violent. Now what extreme music fan won’t appreciate that? Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Matt Harvey discussed the origins of Gruesome and the ideas behind Savage Land

Exhumed-9Last week we were surprised with the album trailer from a new death metal band called Gruesome, what breaks apart this new union of death metal fanatics and enthusiasts from the conglomerated of bands out there, is the fact that their music is a clear reflection & a tribute to the legacy of Death, We know that if it wasn’t for Death, we won’t know death metal as it is nowadays. Now, Gruesome is not a cover/tribute band, they are an original band that plays death metal following the patters left by Chuck Schuldiner & company.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

70000 Tons of Metal Recap: Day 3

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Saturday January 23rd, 2015, Day 3 at 70000 Tons of Metal proved itself to be pinnacle and easily justified one’s investment and traveling around the world to attend. Not only was there the live music overload, but that morning, the not so metal, Ocho Rios belonged to 3000 metal heads. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Sebastian “Sebi” Swart of Morgoth checked in with The Age Of Metal

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Morgoth is one of the few bands that started playing death metal when the genre was on its early stages, they begun their work in Germany in 1988, after being one of the first bands signed by Century Media Records. Morgoth‘s greatest achievements are reflected within their albums Curse (1991) and Odium (1993) both records captured the spirit of what death metal was about to become at the time. After a hiatus of almost 12 years the band got back together for several festival shows, and a Curse reunion tour was confirmed in 2011 to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of the record. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Ravn of 1349 checked in with The Age Of Metal

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Some bands change with the time, some transform their sound in million different ways, and some just stay loyal to the one sound they created since album one and yet they have the skills to make it sound fresh and better every time. The latter is the case of 1349, who last year released their sixth studio album, Massive Cauldron Of Chaos, A black metal album that has all the elements of a traditional Norwegian black metal album, its fast, grim, and dark as fuck, but yet it managed to sound fresh, and connected with today’s state of the genre.  Read the rest of this entry »

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