Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec 22

Interview with Josh Gilbert of As I Lay Dying


  Josh Gilbert of As I Lay Dying I had the great pleasure of FINALLY seeing As I Lay Dying last Wednesday when they played up at The Venue of Scottsdale. Over the last ten years, these guys have situated themselves at the forefront of the American metalcore scene. Their latest album, Decas, came out …

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Dec 22

Ashley’s Top 10 albums of 2011

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1. Darkestrah- Khagan EP 9.24.2011 Label: Osmose Productions (Kyrgyzstan) Darkestrah is a female fronted Shamanic Pagan Black Metal band from Kyrgyzstan that has put out some really great music. However their newest release Khagan, won me over instantly, which doesn’t happen very often… Even though it’s only three tracks it is simply amazing. The songs …

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Dec 21

Miguel’s Top 15 albums of 2011

# 15  Nemesea – The Quiet Resistance Nemesea’s third full length album was a surprise for me, the band had change so much and the level of their music has grown so much as well, and I am very happy for that. The Quiet Resistance is full of new directions and influences, that can be …

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Dec 19

Tony’s Metal/Hard Rock Top 10 of 2011


1. Foo Fighters – Wasting Light This immediately shot up to the top of this chart as soon as I heard it. Dave Grohl and gang really knocked it out of the park with this album, which was recorded analog in Dave’s garage. It rocks from beginning to end. Favorite tracks: Bridge Burning, Rope, White …

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Dec 18

Jonathan’s Top 10 of 2011

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If I had to describe this year in a single word, it would be “revival”. Many of the bands I’ve found myself placing on this list are reviving different styles of metal and making them totally unique and fresh again. It’s fantastic to see so many bands bring back these great styles of music and …

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Dec 17

Elsthon’s Top 10 Albums of 2011

1.) Insomnium – One For Sorrow: Insomnium, a Finnish band that for years have been climbing the ranks of Melodic death metal has created their most distinctive and concise album. Clearly with One For Sorrow they have become one of the forerunners for the genre. One For Sorrow is an album that truly shows Insomnium’s …

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Dec 16

Note From The Editor.


Dear Readers of The Age Of Metal: I hope you are having a good end of the year, and had enjoy the records that 2011 left us, and like us, are excited about the records that will come out in 2012. The purpose of this note is, first thank you for your support, and second …

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Dec 13

Interview with Jarkko of Korpiklaani

Last time Korpiklaani visited the US was almost three years ago, and for some reason I missed their date here in AZ. So when their Ukon Wacka Tour 2011 was announced I cleared my calendar for December 8th. It was my first time seeing them live, I’ve heard the stories that the best way to …

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Dec 11

Masha of Arkona checked in with The Age Of Metal

When I received the news that Russian pagan metal band Arkona was confirmed to tour the United States for first time supporting Korpiklaani, I knew I can’t miss them. So the past Thursday they played at The Clubhouse in Tempe,AZ. Their set was composed for songs out of their last two releases Goi Rode Goi …

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Dec 10

Show Review: Protest the Hero/Scale the Summit/Last Chance to Reason

Tucson, Arizona. Home of Skrappy’s, and the place where the Scurrilous tour just so happened to stop by. I’ve heard pretty okay things about the place, but when Hailey and I arrived, it definitely gave off some kind of sketchy vibes. The whole place was graffiti’d up. More in an artsy style, but it definitely …

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