Tag: French Metal

Jul 06

Perversifier of Merrimack discussed their new album Omegaphilia and the Black Metal community

French Black Metal band, Merrimack, have just released their fifth full-length album, Omegaphilia through Season of Mist, on June 9th. We got the honor of interviewing Merrimack‘s very own Perversifier. He gave us an insight on the new album, as well as previous works of Merrimack’s discography, touring the US with Marduk, and his opinion …

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Oct 08

Gojira unleashed Magma at Marquee Theater (Tempe, AZ 10/04/16)

I saw Gojira three times over the summer, once at Download festival during a rainy and muddy afternoon, the second time at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards ceremony in London, and the third one and more surprising show was at Hellfest in Clisson, France. I was surprised by how much love they received from …

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Aug 01

Staif Bihl & Rachel Aspe of Eths discussed Ankka

It’s interesting to see the number of bands you can find at a festival like Hellfest, even bands that are not in the bill are sometimes there just promoting their albums of just enjoying the live sets. We were lucky enough to come across with French extreme metal band Eths who was just hanging out …

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Jan 23

Alcest – Shelter (2014)

Although 2014 just kicked off, let’s start things by stating that this will likely be the least metal album review you will read at The Age of Metal for the entire year.  For those of you who haven’t already moved on to the next article, but are wondering why we chose to review this album, …

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Oct 12

Neige of Alcest chats with The Age of Metal

Whether it is black metal, post-metal or shoegazing, whatever genre Alcest touches is a guaranteed win. The intellect behind Alcest is a man named Neige. His music is nothing less than brilliant and can only be described as a journey, or an experience. In support of their 2012 release Les Voyages de L’Âme (The Journeys of the Soul) as well as their upcoming album, Shelter (2014), Alcest sailed …

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Jun 18

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 …

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Apr 26

Neige from Alcest talks to The Age of Metal.

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k577/MarquisdeFeu/AlcestAGM1.jpg    Alcest has been one of those bands that that for a few years now have been refining their sound going away from their more black metal roots. On the 16th of April at the Rouge Bar in Scottsdale I had the chance to see Alcest for their first headlining tour here in the …

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Apr 03

Lonewolf – Army of the Damned (2012)

     Lonewolf is a Speed metal band from the Rhône-Alps region in France. Formed in 1991 they released some demos but ultimately did not release their first full-length album until 2002 with March Into the Arena. In 2012 Lonewolf have released their fifth album called Army of the Damned and is their first for …

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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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