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Meridian Dawn – The Mixtape EP (2014)

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A while ago when I heard the demos for the songs presented on this EP, I got a hunch that this band could go far, and now I am glad I wasn’t wrong about it. With the release of the EP The Mixtape, Meridian Dawn delivers a small taste of their musical talent, and let clear they are here to stay

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Tempe Night, Bodom Night – A Chat With Roope Latvala of Children Of Bodom

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As expected Finnish metal sensation Children Of Bodom brought the house down a couple of days ago at Club Red here in Tempe, AZ. The band is now touring North America promoting their new album, Halo Of Blood. Their tour package this time is quite diverse, as they are touring with Death Angel and TYR. Read more

Children Of Bodom / TYR / Death Angel at Club Red. Tempe, AZ (03/03/14)

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Markus Valhala of Omnium Gatherum talked to us about Beyond North America 2014

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After 20 years of existence, the Gothenburg sound still influences young bands out there. Some ended up copying their riffs and rip off their sounds, others just take the movement as a reference point to develop their own sound. That is the case of Finnish melodic death metal act, Omnium Gatherum, who after six albums they have projected themselves as a new breed of melodic death metal.  Read more

The Science of Tranquillity, A Conversation with Mikael Stanne Of Dark Tranquillity

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Listening to Dark Tranquillity and watching them live are two different experiences, their music translates exactly the same, as they are one of those bands that are able to sound good live as they sound on the record. But the live dynamic of a Dark Tranquillity show goes beyond the general screaming, headbanging or moshing, is almost a spiritual experience.

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Dark Tranquillity / Omnium Gatherum /Exmortus at Club Red. Tempe, AZ (02/23/14)

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Insomnium – Ephemeral (2013)

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Insomnium, the ingenious melodic death metal band domiciled in Finland, are a hot topic among metal brethren. They have released Ephemeral, off their forthcoming album,said to release sometime in 2014. This track debuts new guitarist Markus Vanhala who replaced Ville Vänni back in 2011 and is available for a digital download. In addition, there are three acoustic tracks, that were featured in the Insomnium documentary, adhering Ephemeral.  

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Deals Death – Point Zero Solution (2013)

Out of the fiery pits of hell comes Deals Death. Actually from Sweden the Melodic Death Metal band has released their new album titled Point Zero Solution.  Finally a band that captures your attention.  With the body of the Manowar mascot and the vocals of what sounds like a mixture of Shagrath (Dimmu Borgir) & Alexi Laiho (COB) with a hint of a thrash influence we get Olle Ekman as our front man.  I’d say this very versatile style, with melodic elements with a dark undertone, they have managed to create brutal beautiful music. The band has been around a short time but sure does leave a lasting impression.

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The Age of Metal speaks to From the Embrace at the Deland Rock & Metal Festival in DeLand, Florida

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From the Embrace is a melodic death metal band from Tampa, Florida. This band has been captivating listeners ever since 2007, with their melodic sound overlaying progressive and heavy composition. This band has a lot going for them; a recent merge with melodic death metal band Wirethrone and dates in Georgia and Indianapolis booked, this band is going to conquer the metal world. Definitely look out for From the Embrace on the horizon.

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Parker Jameson of Starkill talked with The Age Of Metal

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Last April Chicago’s melodic death metal force Starkill released their album Fires Of Life, the perfect mixture of the most notorious European metal bands. From influences that goes from Children Of Bodom and Nightwish to Dragonforce and Amon Amarth.

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