Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 31

Alcest – Les Voyagers d’Âme (2012)


  Back in 2001, a little known solo project from France called Alcest released their 1st demo Tristesse Hivernale. The brain child of Black metal veteran Neige (French for snow), Alcest was initially Black metal but over time has incorporated post-rock and shoegazing structures and melodies. In 2004 Alcest released their first full-length Souvenirs d’Un …

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Jan 31

Interview with Axel & Joakim of Graveyard


Graveyard is a band that has been around since 2006, keeping alive the spirit of classic rock, with influences that goes from Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and early Deep Purple, the band had developed a unique sound based on those classics, not a repetition of them but a different approach maintaining the music intact, and their …

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Jan 30

Abigail Williams – Becoming (2012)


If you’ve been around Arizona’s metal scene in the last few years, then you’ve probably heard of, if not heard Abigail Williams. This past Tuesday marked the release of their third full-length album with Candlelight Records. Becoming marks a new leg of the journey for this three-piece ensemble from Phoenix, Arizona. Since the band’s 2005 …

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Jan 28

Primal Fear – Unbreakable (2012)

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 Germany’s very own Primal Fear latest release “Unbreakable” is power metal at its finest with singer Ralf Scheepers hitting his high vocals blasting listeners away, Magnus Karlsson and Alex Beyrodt shredding on guitars, along with Mat Sinner on bass and drummer Randy Black.  It’s the bands latest studio album since The new album has been …

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Jan 27

Martin Steene of Iron Fire talked to The Age Of Metal about Voyage Of Damned

Iron Fire - Voyage of the Damned [Power Metal] - Artwork

Iron Fire is one of the power metal bands that have been around for a long time, but that contrary at their peers of Hammerfall, Stratovarius and Sonata Arctica, they have count with almost no luck on strike a major impact on the metal scene. Leaving that behind, this year Iron Fire returns with a …

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Jan 25

Anthrax, Testament & Death Angel at Marquee Theater. Tempe, AZ 01/24/12


It’s been more than 25 years since thrash metal appeared on the bay area of San Francisco, California, and shifted the musical gears of metal forever, it was because of bands like Anthrax, Testament and Death Angel that we today know what this music is. Faster riffs, blazing drums and lyrics that talk about war, …

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Jan 23

Lacuna Coil – Dark Adrenaline (2012)


As a band that once carried the flags of Gothic Metal during the early years along side with bands like Within Temptation, After Forever and Nightwish. Lacuna Coil still a relevant band on the metal scene, personally I have not listen a whole album by them since Comalies (2000) I tried to listen their last two …

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Jan 23

Orange Goblin brings A Eulogy For The Damned and talked to The Age Of Metal about it.


Talk about Orange Goblin is talk about of one of the most enduring British heavy metal institutions that has flourish during the past 15 years. This year the band is coming back with their 7th studio record A Eulogy For The Damned, a total trip down to the core of stoner rock, classic rock and …

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Jan 23

Lamb of God- Resolution (2012)

Resolution (2012) Lamb of God

  Lead singer of Lamb of God, Randy Blithe sure finds himself busy these days with his proclamations of running for president in the 2012 campaign and the release of a new album, but somehow he manages to do it and blow everyone away while doing so. Lamb of God fans, old and new will …

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Jan 21

Sven de Caluwé of Aborted talks with the Age of Metal.


Last week we got a chance to speak with Sven de Caluwé of Aborted. We talked about their new album Global Flatline, the change of members and how it has affected the band, his opinion on streaming online music, Aborted’s new video The Origin Of Disease and the future tour plans of the band. Check the …

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Jan 18

Selim Lemouchi from The Devil’s Blood Talks to The Age of Metal


The Devil’s Blood is an interesting band. They play the throwback metal/psychedelic stuff that’s really been on the rise lately (as I mentioned in my end of the year list). Their most recent album, The Thousandfold Epicentre, finally came out on US shores and to be honest, I didn’t know who they were before I …

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