Tag: Experimental Metal

Dec 21

Jonathan’s Top 10 albums of 2012

This year is the hardest year I’ve ever had to pick a top 10. So many good records came out, particularly from places I never would have expected. Anyway, here are the best records released this year. And what an incredible year it has been: 10: Napalm Death – Utilitarian You know, I don’t quite …

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Dec 19

Michel “Away” Langevin of Voivod Talks to The Age of Metal

Voivod are legends. They are flat out underrated, brilliant legends. It’s been three years since 2009’s Infini, and since those three years they’ve brought back old bassist Jean-Yves “Blacky” Theriault and newcomer Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain. But now they’re back with a new album coming out next year, Target Earth, and it appears as if their …

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Dec 04

Therion – Les Fleurs Du Mal (2012)

Therion‘s latest album, Les Fleurs Du Mal, couldn’t be consider as one more studio album on their long-lasting career, but rather a strange piece of art. The particularity of this record is based on three facts: all the songs of the album are French covers and sung in French. The album is a tribute to the …

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Nov 27

Christofer Johnsson of Therion talked Les Fleurs Du Mal with The Age Of Metal

After 25 years in the music business, working with many recognized musicians, and producing a back catalog of over a dozen of studio albums with his band Therion. A band that broke all the musical barriers to successfully blend symphonic music, opera, and metal. Christofer Johnsson is a not only one of the greatest musicians …

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Oct 06

Between the Buried and Me – The Parallax II: Future Sequence (2012)

To call Between the Buried and Me an incredible band in my eyes would not do them justice. In 2007, they released a little album called Colors, which totally changed my 16 year old self’s taste in music forever. It single-handedly got me into progressive music, and that mindset of being different permeates everything I …

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Aug 02

Jonathan Carpenter of The Contortionist talked Intrinsic with The Age Of Metal

The Contortionist is a band that has been gaining recognition with their combination of Deathcore with Cynic-like progressive metal. On the 26th of July The Contortionist came to Martini Ranch in Scottsdale alongside Chimp Spanner, 7 Horns 7 Eyes, and Jeff Loomis. The Contortionist is touring as headliner to support their new well-received album Intrinsic. …

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Jul 31

Paul Ortiz of Chimp Spanner talks to The Age of Metal

Paul Ortiz, mastermind of the project Chimp Spanner, is a relatively new face in the states, and on his first US tour with such bands as 7 Horns 7 Eyes, Jeff Loomis, and The Contortionist. On July 26, these bands showed up at Martini Ranch in the city of Scottsdale,AZ. Chimp Spanner came on right …

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Jul 17

Baroness – Yellow and Green (2012)

Double albums are a strange fixture in music, on one hand it gives bands the chance to release a lot of music in one release to the masses but on the other hand the amount of music can be a bit overwhelming for listeners. Yellow and Green, the newest double release for Baroness takes the …

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Jun 19

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. Use Facebook to Comment on this …

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May 15

Arjen Lucassen checks in with The Age Of Metal

Bringing up the name of Arjen Lucassen is mention metal history, musicianship and a hell of producer of the highest quality, he had done so much in his musical career that name just Ayreon does not even scratch the surface of his work in the metal scene. It started back in the 80’s with Bodine …

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May 09

John Baizley of Baroness speaks to The Age of Metal

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k577/MarquisdeFeu/CoachellaValleyMusicArtsFestival2010lV4MX0hqP0ml.jpg Few bands have the power of rocking out a stage live and doing it correctly. Baroness is one of those bands. Formed in 2003 in Savannah, Georgia by former members of local punk and metal bands to create a new band. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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