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5 Questions With Decembre Noir

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 18:47

5 Questions With... is your chance to get to know a new or up-and-coming metal band. Decembre Noir are a German death/doom metal outfit whose debut album is A Discouraged Believer. Vocalist Lars introduces us to his band.

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Agalloch Interview

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 23:42

Oregon's Agalloch return with The Serpent and The Sphere, their fifth studio album and first since 2010. I caught up with the band's frontman John Haughm, who gives us the lowdown on the new album, the origin of the title, tour plans, expectations, whether he plans to release more solo material and other subjects.

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New Heavy Metal Album Reviews (week of 5/13/2014)

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 00:19

Another 20 plus new album reviews this week. Our collection of short reviews includes Decembre Noir, Dornenreich, Graves At Sea, Greenleaf, Gun Barrel, Holy Shire, Hour Of Penance, Lantlos, Miasmal, Of Spire and Throne, Psychotic Gardening, Retribution, Sebastian Bach, Somnabulist Red, Sourvein, Teitanblood, Thine, Vallenfyre and WAMI.

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New Heavy Metal Album Releases: May 13, 2014

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 23:50

Here are the new heavy metal album releases for this week.  For the most detailed and up-to-date schedule, check out our complete Heavy Metal CD Release Date calendar.

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Whitechapel Interview

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 23:40

Whitechapel's latest album Our Endless War was recently released. I caught up with guitarist Alex Wade, who discussed the album and how the band has expanded their sound this time around, upcoming tour plans, tales from the road and other topics.

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Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat Tour Dates

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 18:39

Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat will be embarking on a co-headlining tour beginning in September. Also on the bill are Hellyeah and Nothing More. The trek launches Sept. 16 in Salt Lake City. 5FDP are touring in support of last year's The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell volumes 1 and 2. Volbeat also released their latest album in 2013, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies.

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5 Questions With Pet The Preacher

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 18:14

5 Questions With... is your chance to get to know a new or up-and-coming metal band. Pet The Preacher are from Denmark, and just released their sophomore album The Cave & The Sunlight. Vocalist/guitarist Christian Hede Madsen introduces us to his band.

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Hair Metal Memories: Nelson

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 00:39

I grew up in the '80s in the midst of the hair band era, and saw most of them live at one time or another. Every month I revisit my youth in this column and spotlight one of the lesser known bands of the era. Everybody is familiar with Poison and Ratt and Motley Crue, but there was a plethora of other bands plying their trade that didn't have the visibility or staying power of those bands. This month, we feature Nelson.

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Michael Sweet Interview

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 22:45

Stryper singer Michael Sweet just released his latest solo album I'm Not Your Suicide. He has also penned his autobiography Honestly: My Life and Stryper Revealed. I spoke with Sweet about the album, the book, the response to last year's new Stryper album, upcoming tour plans, his faith, a new side project with George Lynch and other topics.

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New Heavy Metal Album Reviews (week of 5/6/14)

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 00:22

Our weekly collection of short album reviews includes the latest from Abre Ojos, Aurvandil, Battleroar, Bloodway, Doom:Vs, Electrocution, Hitten, Ifing, Noneeuclid, Pet the Preacher, Sektor, Spectral Lore, Velnias, Vestal Claret, Woman Is The Earth and Xandria.

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New Heavy Metal Album Releases: May 6, 2014

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 23:06

Here are the new heavy metal album releases for this week.  For the most detailed and up-to-date schedule, check out our complete Heavy Metal CD Release Date calendar.

May 6, 2014
Albino Rhino - Albino Rhino (Inverse)
Aposento - Aposento (Xtreem)
Arkona - Yav (Napalm)
Aurvandil - Thrones(Eisenwald)
Battleroar - Blood Of Legends (Cruz del Sur)
Black Stone Cherry - Magic Mountain (Roadrunner)
Cobalt - War Metal Re-Release (Hammerheart)
Cradle Of Filth - Total F--king Darkness Re-Release(Mordgrimm)
Doom:VS - Earthless (Solitude)
Dwellers - Pagan Fruit (Small Stone)
Electrocution - Metaphysincarnation (Goregorecords)
E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr - Spiralo (Svart)
Epica - The Quantum Enigma (Nuclear Blast)
Ifing - Against The Weald (Blood)
Infecting The Swarm - Patheogenesis (Lacerated Enemy)
Limits - Rebirth Re-Release (At Your Command)
Michael Sweet - I'm Not Your Suicide (Big3)
Noneuclid - Metatheosis (Blood)
Party Animals - Light A Fan Cool (Street Symphonies)
Pet The Preacher - The Cave & The Sunlight (Napalm)
SadDolls - Grave Party (Inverse)
Skinner - Sleepwalkers (Dead Inside)
Spectral Lore - III (I, Voidhanger)
Velnias - Sovereign Nocturnal (Eisenwald)
Vestal Claret - The Cult of Vestal Claret (Cruz del Sur)
Voice Of Ruin - Morning Wood (Tenacity)
Woman Is The Earth - This Place That Contains My Spirit (Eisenwald)
Xandria - Sacrificum (Napalm)

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Autopsy Interview

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 23:20

Less then a year after their last studio album, death metal veterans Autopsy recently released Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves. Vocalist/drummer Chris Reifert fills us in on the new record, the gory cover art, whether they'll be doing any touring in support of the album, his new punk band Violation Wound and other subjects.

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Machine Head Tour Dates

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 18:18

Machine Head are embarking on a North American tour in July. The "Killers & Kings Tour" will go to numerous cities that the band hasn't headlined in over a decade, and some cases has never headlined or played there at all.

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5 Questions With Mile Marker Zero

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:42

5 Questions With... is your chance to get to know a new or up-and-coming band. Mile Marker Zero are a progressive group from Connecticut whose latest release is the EP Young Rust. Guitarist John Tuohy introduces us to his band.

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Best Testament Albums

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 23:41

Bay Area thrashers Testament are one of the legendary bands in the genre. From their 1987 debut The Legacy through 2012's Dark Roots of Earth, they have released a string of quality albums over the years. After some turmoil in the '90s, they rebounded, and their recent output has been really strong. Here's our look at the band's best albums. What do you think was Testament's best release?

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April 2014's Best Heavy Metal Albums

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 05:45

There was no doubt which album would top our April list, with Triptykon garnering a rare 5 out of 5 star rating. But filling out the rest of the list was difficult, because there were a lot of excellent metal albums released in April. Some that didn't crack the top 5 easily would have made it in most other months. Here are our choices for April's best metal albums.

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Devil You Know Interview

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 23:44

Devil You Know's lineup includes vocalist Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), guitarists Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish) and Roy Lev-Ari, bassist Ryan Wombacher (Bleeding Through) and drummer John Sankey (Divine Heresy, Fear Factory). Their debut album The Beauty of Destruction was just released. I caught up with Artusato, who tells us how the band was formed, discusses the album, tour plans, the status of All Shall Perish, an upcoming solo album and other topics.

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New Heavy Metal Album Reviews (week of 4/29/2014)

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 23:48

This was one of the busiest weeks we've ever had with reviews. This week's article collects nearly 30 of them. Check out our take on albums from Abysmal Torment, Anti-Mortem, Archspire, At Radiogast's Gates, Beneath, Cainan Dawn, Centurion, Cloak Of Altering, Coldwar, Dead In The Manger, Empty, Existance, Exorcism, Floor, Forest of Tygers, Fu Manchu, Ikillya, Infestus, Kublai Khan, Lake of Tears, Manilla Road, Martyr Defiled, Mekong Delta, Portrait, Schammasch, So Hideous and Twitch of the Death Nerve.

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New Heavy Metal Album Releases: April 29, 2014

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 02:51

Here are the new heavy metal album releases for this week.  For the most detailed and up-to-date schedule, check out our complete Heavy Metal CD Release Date calendar.

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Edguy Interview

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 23:49

German power metal veterans Edguy are back with their latest album Space Police - Defenders of the Crown. Frontman Tobias Sammet gives us the scoop on the album name, how their sound evolved on this one, their cover of the '80s Falco song "Rock Me Amadeus," upcoming tour plans, the future of Avantastia and other topics.

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