Archive for 06/29/2012

Mia Coldheart of Crucified Barbara talked with The Age Of Metal

Having started their musical career back in 1998, but recorded their first album until 2003. Crucified Barbara is an all female hard rock/metal band from Sweden that is about to release their third album The Midnight Chase on Nuclear Blast Records. With a classic style that is a reminiscence of Girlschool, Warlock and Lita Ford, these four musicians have made a name by themselves in the European scene by touring with bands like Motorhead, Doro, Pain, and In Flames.
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Nile – At The Gate Of Sethu (2012)

At the Gate of Sethu, Nile’s 7th studio album, delivers with their trademark Egyptian style, pure Death Metal sound, and raw vocals.
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18 Nights of Blood Show at Rocky Point Cantina. Tempe, AZ (06/25/2012)

On Monday June 26th the 18 Nights of Blood Tour hit Tempe, Arizona at The Rocky Point Cantina.  The line up of the tour consists of Revocation, Dying Fetus and non other than Six Feet Under.  The show that night was incredibly sweaty and brutal.  The venue was literally a hot box!  Mixed with an outside bar and open air stage there was no air conditioner in this horrible desert heat. The show was packed and the smell of sweat and death metal filled the air.
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Ravn of 1349 checked in with The Age Of Metal

On June 19th, Marduk and 1349 graced the stage at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA. making the wait for their return to the United States worth every minute. With a line-up including Weapon, Withered, 1349, and Marduk, there is absolutely no way that the show couldn’t be amazing. Weapon, with their powerful vocals and Withered’s trance-like riffs, they were definitely the right choices to open. The short time between the bands was a very welcome surprise, but it didn’t sacrifice the sound quality. All the bands had a perfect mix of guitar, bass, vocals, and drums, without trying the audience’s patience with long sound checks. Both Weapon and Withered played a satisfying amount of songs, although I wished 1349 and Marduk had longer set lists. It wasn’t short, I just couldn’t get enough.
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Max Power of Chaosweaver talked with The Age Of Metal

Chaosweaver is a combination of cinematic music and metal, the idea of making an epic movie soundtrack clashing with death and black metal influences makes the music of this band a must listen. This Finnish band released their first album Puppetmaster of Pandemonium back in 2008 an album that blends horror movies landscapes & history subjects all wrapped around black metal influences.
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Ihsahn – Emerita (2012)

After leaving his career with Emperor more than 10 years ago, frontman Ihsahn has recorded three solo albums that went in a different direction of what Emperor used to be. His last one After was a bit controversial, because of his experimentation with jazz and the use of saxophones.
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Gojira – L’ Enfant Sauvage (2012)

L’ Enfant Sauvage (The Wild Child) represents the return of the mythical green monster to the metal scene. Gojira a French quartet that started in 1996 in a village close to Bayonne in the southwest of France, and that have grown into this huge metal beast that by taking elements from progressive, thrash, and death metal revolutionized the metal scene.
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Marc Grewe of Morgoth checked in with The Age Of Metal

Founded in 1985, Morgoth is one of the oldest institutions in Death Metal when the genre was just an idea, they were there along bands like Autopsy, Dissection, Unleashed and many other great bands that gave birth to this metal genre back in the late 80′s and early 90′s. The band released three studio albums: Cursed (1991), Odeum (1993) Feel Sorry For The Fanatic (1996) but disbanded in 1997.
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Mnemic – Mnemesis (2012)

Some bands are just too difficult to describe musically speaking, and I think that is the case of Danish quintet Mnemic. Their music is so complex and grabs influence from many established genres that it makes so impossible to describe what they are. So I just going to leave it as they once describe themselves, “Future Fusion Metal“.
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Exumer- Possessed By Fire (2012)

Sit down, lace your high top shoes, get your jean vest on and brace yourself because it’s a thrash attack!  There’s nothing like some good old fashion thrash metal.  Classic 80′s thrash band Exumer has two releases this year, they are  reissuing  “Possessed By Fire (1986),” & “Rising from
The Sea. (1987),”  through End of The Light Records.  The band was formed in 1985 and since then have struggled throughout the years going through hardships, but have proved they are here to stay with their newest release after 25 years which was “Fire & Damnation” (April 2012).  The reissues of these two albums plus demo songs on the albums is a great thing for the band because they have been able to bring back their previous work in a whole new way.  Current band line up is Mem V. Stein (Vocals), Ray Mensh  (Guitar), H.K. (Guitars) T. Schiavo  (Bass), Matthias K. (Drums).
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