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Nov 23

Devin Townsend Project – Z2: Dark Matters/Sky Blue (2014)


Canadian musician, Devin Townsend, former vocalist/guitarist for the band Strapping Young Lad (1997-2007), recently released the sequel to his 2007 rock opera – Ziltoid the Omniscient, Z2: Dark Matters/Sky Blue. Z2, short for Ziltoid 2, is a double concept album that has been a-long-time-a-coming. The very talented Devin Townsend wrote, produced, and released the album …

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Nov 03

Carcass, Obituary & Exhumed at The Rock. Tucson, AZ 10/28/14


The Inked In Steel tour, which included Carcass, Obituary, and Exhumed, played one of the first shows of the tour in Tucson, AZ at The Rock. It was my first time seeing any of the bands live, but I knew with such legendary bands playing it would be an awesome show. Use Facebook to Comment …

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Oct 31

Vesania – Deus Ex Machina (2014)


Poland does not disappoint at the time to produce serious extreme metal bands, Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated, and now they added the return of Vesania to their cradle of quality acts. Vesania, is formed by Orion (Behemoth) on guitar & vocals, Heinrich (ex-Decapitated) on bass, Daray (Dimmu Borgir) on Drums, Sigmar on keyboards, and Valeo on guitar, and …

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Oct 20

At The Gates – At War With Reality (2014)

At War with Reality album cover

After their sudden and shocking breakup in 1996, At the Gates seemed to be destined to disappear into metal history books. However, that all changed in 2008 when they got back together to play a few shows and, as guitarist Anders Björler stated, it was a way of “getting closure.” They continued to tour in …

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Oct 15

Starkill – Virus Of The Mind (2014)


Chicago’s very own Starkill return this year with their sophomore album Virus Of The Mind. Following the success left by their début album Fires Of Life, and their great touring campaign with Wintersun & Fleshgod Apocalypse in North America last year, and with Turisas in Europe at the beginning of this year. These melodic metallers …

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Sep 19

Amaranthe – Massive Addictive (2014)

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Amaranthe has grown up as a driven force in the metal scene with their particular sound that combines pop music, elements of Eurodance, and melodic metal. They had taken the world of metal by surprised during their last 4 years, their last album, The Nexus reached # 6 in the Swedish charts, # 4 in …

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Sep 17

Lovelorn Dolls – Japanese Robot Invasion (2014)

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Belgium’s Electro-Gothic duet Lovelorn Dolls is about to release their 2nd studio album titled Japanese Robot Invasion. The sound of the album varies from electro-goth to dark wave with parts of pop here and there. This album is without doubt a huge step forward in their journey to define their own sound. Not only the …

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Sep 15

Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain (2014)


There is a reason Cannibal Corpse is one of my favorite bands of all time. They continue to reinvent their signature brutal sound, yet contain the same slaughtering techniques. The fact that the archetype of the death metal sound is still disfiguring corpses in the most horrendous of ways makes them immortal. Use Facebook to …

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Sep 11

Meshuggah – I (Special Edition EP) (2014)

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To continue celebrating the 25th anniversary of Swedish metal mammoths Meshuggah. The band had decided to release the famous 21 minute opus, ‘I’ along with 2 live songs from the 2012 – 2013 Ophidian Trek World Tour, and the song Pitch Black which was released on a EP last year. All this will be release on a special edition CD …

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Sep 09

Freak Kitchen – Cooking With Pagans (2014)


Swedish experimental metal trio, Freak Kitchen is about to release their 8th studio album this September, the new opus is titled, Cooking With Pagans. In this new album Freak Kitchen‘s music continuing being experimental, but somehow Cooking With Pagans is a more organic and unadulterated album with relation the material this band have released in the …

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