Mar 27

American Head Charge discussed touring & Tango Umbrella with The Age Of Metal

imageSome say Nu metal ? Others industrial? But Whatever you want to call it – it is heavy, alive and well as Minneapolis musicians, American Head Charge, continue on their tour supporting the rebirth of Coal Chamber. Since 2011 the guys of American Head Charge have rekindled and went on to sign with Napalm Records for their upcoming (hopefully, most likely, probably released this summer) Tango Umbrella. Which will be their first album in 10 years! These guys give so much credibility to the scene ever since they put out ’99’s Trepanation and ’01’s The War of Art. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Olof Wikstrand of Enforcer talked about From Beyond with The Age Of Metal

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Swedish heavy metallers Enforcer have returned with a new studio album titled, From Beyond, the Swedish quartet defined this new album as an exaggeration of their own sound, and a blast of uncompromised heavy metal music. The sound of Enforcer carries the spirit of the New Wave British Heavy metal (NWOBHM) into a new generation, along with bands like Caudron, Skull Fist, & Holy Grail. Enforcer represents a big part of a new heavy metal moment that is bringing back the original sound of the genre, with a fresh face and a new attitude.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

The Gentle Storm ‘Shores Of India’ Exclusive Video Premiere

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The Age Of Metal had teamed up with Dutch band The Gentle Storm to première their new video clip ‘Shores Of India‘ out of their début album The Diary which will be released on March 24th via Inside Out Music, and currently can be pre-ordered HERE Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22

Nightwish – Endless Forms Most Beautiful (2015)

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The release of Endless Form Most Beautiful represents the beginning of a new era for Nightwish, after switching vocalists in 2012, the band is now releasing their first album with talented vocalist Floor Jansen (Revamp/ex-After Forever) & Troy Donockley (Pipes, flutes & whistles) as full-time members, the album also reflects another change for Nightwish, as it was announced that drummer Jukka Nevalainen was not going to be part of the recordings of the album as he had to take a temporary break from the band due to suffering of strong insomnia, on his place drummer Kai Hahto (Wintersun/Swallow the Sun) recorded the drums parts of the album, and is possible that he will be going on tour with the band later this year.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Negură Bunget- Tău (2015)

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Finally, five years since the band’s last full-length studio album- Vîrstele Pămîntului- Negură Bunget release the first installment to their Transylvanian Trilogy- Tău. Negură Bunget has always combined Romanian history and folklore into their music-creating a unique and almost mystical blackened folk musical experience. The Transylvanian Trilogy will very literally use their homeland as inspiration for their music. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Mike Semesky of Raunchy chats with The Age of Metal

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After establishing himself with bands like The HAARP Machine and Intervals, Mike Semesky became the newest member of Danish melodic metal band Raunchy back in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Doro plays Club Red in Mesa, AZ (03/13/15)

DoroFor 30 years Doro Pesch had rocked out stages all over the world, delivering night after night a powerful show filled with great metal anthems, and with an undying love for her fans that follow her country after country. And this year is not different here in the United States, after delivering a successful tour in the East coast last year, The Metal Queen have returned to conquer the west part of the country with heavy metal songs, and horns up in the air.

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Mar 17

Barren Earth – On Lonely Towers (2015)

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Barren Earth entered with a bit of fanfare, considering the lineage of its members, who came together from such heavyweights as Amorphis, Kreator, Moonsorrow, and Swallow the Sun.  However, as is the case with many debut albums, Curse of the Red River was something that gave insights to what the band was capable of creating, but didn’t feel like the ideas had reached their proper maturity.  Their second effort, The Devil’s Resolve, fleshed out these ambitions of being a death metal/prog powerhouse to a greater degree, but something was still a bit lacking. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

The Age of Metal speaks with Sid Falck (Overkill, Battlezone) about his new project Infectus 13

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For several reasons 2015 will be a huge year for music. One thing is clear; it marks the public introduction of Infectus 13. This band is the brainchild of Sid Falck, former drummer of famous acts such as Overkill and Battlezone. This band delivers pounding thrash jams, but also incorporates an intoxicating groove that will stick with any listener. Overall, this is definitely a band that will define the thrash genre. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Melechesh – ENKI (2015)

Melechesh is back after four years without releasing a full album to present ENKI, their sixth studio album. When you hear the term “folk metal” some cult bands as Enslaved, Finntroll, Otyg, Vintersorg, Trollfest, etc. come to your brain… And surely Melechesh should be a part of this elite. Ashmedi‘s unique riffs, scales, tuning, and tempo handling have consolidated the band’s style as one of the most recognizable sounds in the business. Nowadays, Melechesh is gaining more and more acknowledgement as one of the most relevant folk-black metal bands; they perfectly mixed ethnic sounds to mesopotamian and sumerian mythology over a black/death metal base, in a very consistent sound… ENKI, King of gods !!!  Read the rest of this entry »

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