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Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep 30

Michael Amott of Arch Enemy talks Khaos Legions with The Age Of Metal

Formed in 1996 Arch Enemy quickly became a sensation in the international metal scene. From the minds of Michael Amott (Carcass) and his Brother Christopher Amott (Armageddon) and with the idea of form a band with a melodic character, but also driven by aggression in a technical environment. Arch Enemy rose as one of the …

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Sep 28

Thulcandra – Under a Frozen Sun (2011)

Thulcandra is made up of Stefan Kummerer (Obscura), Seraph (Dark Fortress) as well as Tobias & Sebastian Ludwig (Helfhart) and the end result is mind blowing. Thulcandra’s existence is paved from heavy influences by Dissection & Unanimated and man have they nailed it. Their sound encompasses the infamous Swedish Black Death Metal style of raw …

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Sep 27

Warbringer – Worlds Torn Asunder (2011)

Warbringer is a band that has won me over right from the start, and with their third release, Worlds Torn Asunder, they have once again yielded a thrashing masterpiece. There is a great range of tempo changes that keep you engaged and the energy levels are powerful. I definitely recognized some familiar riffs from Slayer …

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Sep 26

Interview with Ville Friman guitar player of Insomnium

With more than 14 years of experience and 4th full studio albums recorded, Insomnium is one of the flag bearers of the melodic death metal scene, and  after the success of their last album Across The Dark in 2009. The band returns with a new album One For Sorrow, a more melancholic and melodic album …

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Sep 22

Anthrax – Worship Music (2011)

Anthrax has had more lineup changes over the years than Nadia Suleman (Octomom) has children, but yet the band has made it 30 years. Their newest album, Worship Music, was actually supposed to come out in 2009 but after the departure of Dan Nelson (singer #8), the band decided to re-record the vocals with then …

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Sep 22

Hatesphere- The Great Bludgeoning (2011)

The Great Bludgeoning is Danish metalers, Hatesphere, seventh full-length album since 2001, and second released on Napalm Records. I have not heard any of their music until now. I would say they have taken a modern melodic twist on thrash metal, and they appear to have a fluent style throughout this album. They have some …

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Sep 21

Chelsea Grin – My Damnation (2011)

Chelsea Grin’s new album My Damnation, while not bad by any means, is a little bit underwhelming. After hearing some buzz about this band, I was hoping for a record that was a little bit more interesting to listen to. Most of the songs don’t stand out from one another, and sound like a recycled …

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Sep 21

Chris and Justin of The Agonist checked in with The Age Of Metal

Last weekend The Agonist stopped by Tempe, AZ with Alestorm and Kamelot to show us some good music, good time, and an advance of their upcoming album with their new EP The Escape. It was an awesome show and a great vibe from the band and the crowd, many of them new to their music …

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Sep 20

Interview with Chris and Gareth of Alestorm

They are pirates on stage and out of it, also they are Scottish so they know how to drink and have fun. I am talking about pirate folk metal band Alestorm, they are currently touring North America in support of their new album Back Through Time, and last week they passed through Tempe, AZ and …

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Sep 20

Van Canto – Break The Silence (2011)

Metal music advance every day and in many forms, that is the case of “A Capella” metal band Van Canto, and yeah you read correct “A Capella”,  no guitar, no bass guitar and no keyboard. Just drums and a lot of voices. The band’s 4th album Break The Silence is just phenomenal as it is …

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