Tag: Doom metal

Aug 27

Leif Nielsen & Monika Pedersen of The World State checked in with The Age Of Metal

The World State is a Danish band that was form two years ago, and since then they have worked on their début album Traced Through Dust And Time. Their music is a mix of classic rock, old school metal, movie soundtracks, sci-fi music. The idea behind their music is bring something different and special to their …

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Aug 25

Katatonia – Dead End Kings (2012)

It was the summer of 2004 and I was flipping through CDs at a record store in California where I came across Katatonia’s Viva Emptiness. Now I have heard of them before as I was already a huge fan of Opeth and read that they were both really good friends with each other and hailed …

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Jun 06

Candlemass – Psalms For The Dead (2012)

After 25+ years and considered by many the pioneers of a whole metal genre, it’s sad to see a titan walk away towards the sunset. Candlemass lay down the foundations of what today is call Doom metal way before Paradise Lost & Katatonia would build upon what they created during the 90’s. Use Facebook to Comment …

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May 05

Bereft – Leichenhaus (2012)

Supergroups are a risky proposition. Sure, hearing a bunch of your favorite people from all of your favorite bands getting together may sound like a great idea, but usually that idea falls far short of expectations when music gets released. This is further compounded when the music they write sounds nothing like the bands they …

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Apr 27

Anathema – Weather Systems (2012)

In the early nineties three bands came out from England who personified the Death/Doom sub-genre: My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost, and Anathema. Out of all of them Anathema has been the one who went the furthest away from their roots later in their career. In 1996 they released their album Eternity which saw Anathema going …

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Feb 08

The 11th Hour – Lacrima Mortis (2012)

The 11th Hour was formed in 2008 in the Netherlands by Ed Warby of Ayreon, Gorefest, and Demiurg, and Roger “Rogga” Johansson of Bloodgut, to create a band of a more traditional Doom metal style. Doom metal has been one of the long standing sub-genres of metal where the godfathers themselves Black Sabbath were the …

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Feb 06

Opera Diabolicus – †1614 (2012)

What happens when destiny decides to put David Grimoire and Adrian De Crow on each other’s path during a play of Umberto Eco’s The Name Of The Rose on Gothemburg, Sweden in 2006. Well the result is Opera Diabolicus a super group that took six years of creative work to release a fine musical piece …

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Feb 01

Martin Van Drunen of Asphyx talked Deathhammer with The Age Of Metal

Talk about Asphyx is talking about an institution in Death Metal history, even thought the band had many line up changes through their history, the essence and honesty of their music prevails. this year Asphyx returns to the metal scene after three years of absence with a brand new record titled Deathhammer. The album is schedule …

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Nov 08

Vallenfyre – A Fragile King (2011)

While Vallenfyre itself is a fairly new band, its members are far from newbies. Consisting of members from Paradise Lost, Doom, and My Dying Bride, this band did not form with the intent on being labeled as a “supergroup” (a ridiculous term that gets thrown around an awful lot these days). A Fragile King was …

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Oct 27

Isole talks to The Age of Metal

Isole is strangely prolific for an epic doom metal band. Their new album, Born from Shadows, is their fifth album in six years. That’s pretty ridiculous no matter which way you look at it. Even the band has no idea how they do it, as Crister Olsson tells me that he doesn’t know how they …

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Oct 25

Interview with Anders Nyström of Katatonia

  Swedish metallers Katatonia are out on tour right now with Opeth for the North American Heritage Tour. We had the chance to talk with guitarist Anders Nyström when they came to Tempe on Saturday, check out our chat below. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]   Use Facebook to Comment on this Post