Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov 30

Ancient Bards checks in with The Age Of Metal

Ancient Bards is a Symphonic metal band from Rimini, Italy that I came across around a month ago while browsing YouTube videos, as soon I saw The Birth Of Evil video clip, out of their first album The Alliance Of The Kings I was hooked to their music, and the beautiful and powerful voice of their …

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Nov 29

Steffen Kummerer talks Obscura with The Age Of Metal

Obscura is a technical death metal band from Germany that has been around the metal scene for almost 10 years now, their complex musical structure which is a combination of virtuosism and technical musical composition is what make this band be so good on record and live. With four full studio albums on their shoulders the …

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Nov 29

Interview with James & Jay of TesseracT

Coming from the land that gave birth to heavy metal, these five guys called TesseracT have made a lot of buzz in the underground metal community for a while. They released their first album One at the beginning of the year. Before that, they played on big European festivals like Hammerfest & Bloodstock without even …

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Nov 29

Between the Buried and Me, Animals as Leaders & TesseracT live

  Last Tuesday night, The Age of Metal staff road tripped down to Tucson for a tour that I’ve been anticipating since its’ announcement. Headlined by Between the Buried and Me, the Saints & Sinners Tour 2011 featured support from Animals as Leaders and TesseracT. It was my first time seeing all of these acts …

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Nov 29

Dan Briggs of Between the Buried and Me talks to The Age of Metal

Between the Buried and Me: perhaps the most popular band of the 2000s that has a ton of technical merit. Ever since 2007’s Colors came out, the band’s been on a roll, with their most recent EP The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues gaining a lot of critical reception. It seems that they have no intent of …

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Nov 28

Stormwarrior – Heathen Warrior (2011)

While not adding anything new to the speed metal genre Stormwarrior’s Heathen Warrior is still a fast, heavy metal that would appeal to the fans of the genre. Formed in 1998, Stormwarrior is a Speed metal band from Hamburg, Germany. Heathen Warrior is their new offering for 2011 after 3 years. Stormwarrior draws their influences …

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Nov 27

Matt Sinner Of Sinner Checked In With The Age Of Metal

Sinner is one of those bands that has been around in the metal scene for a long time, and whose contributions to the power metal scene are huge. Their latest album One Bullet Left presents us with a more flexible perspective and a different formula that you may expect on a Sinner record. First the line …

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Nov 27

Cloudkicker – Let Yourself Be Huge (2011)

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Ben “Cloudkicker” Sharp is far from what one would expect to be a successful artist. He releases his music on Bandcamp (which you can download for the low low price of free), doesn’t tour, and holds a day job. Yet his music has generated quite a significant amount of buzz and has even helped him …

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Nov 24

Calle Thomer from Vildhjarta talks to The Age of Metal

Vildhjarta’s been making waves in the djent scene for quite some time, despite their less than prolific release schedule. Their 2009 EP Omnislash made huge waves for them. However, we’re now two years removed from that release and we now have their new album Måsstaden ready for listening. A lot has happened in the past …

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Nov 21

Gwar, Every Time I Die & Warbeast, 11/14/2011 – Marquee Theater, Tempe, AZ

Despite the tragedy that overshadowed the band with the recent loss of their guitar player Cory Smoot, AKA Flattus Maximus, the space warriors of GWAR have chosen to continue their ‘Return of the World Maggot tour 2011‘.  Last Monday, it was Tempe’s Marquee Theater that got covered in blood and vomit. We arrived at the venue …

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Nov 16

Sonata Arctica – Live In Finland (2011)

Sonata Arctica presents this 2 disc (DVD and CD) album, Live In Finland. This album captured the essence of Sonata Arctica on stage, is a good warm up for those that never have seen the band live, and a trip down to memory to those that have seen them before. As always the voice of …

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