The By Norse team just pulled off one of the most memorable weekends in New York Metal in recent memory, we went in to investigate.
I’ve got a great round up of 23 solid as fuck new releases (heavy on the death metal) you should be checking out this Fall. I’ve got a talented spread here, lots of great bands and some been I’ve been genuinely very excited about.
While rooted firmly in black metal, Wayfarer inject a healthy amount of atmospheric, folk and post metal elements into their music, which makes for a hauntingly accurate sonic painting of the beautifully stark and desperately harsh backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.
It Came from NYC functions less as an exegesis on the rise of a superstar band and more a condensed microcosm of a starcrossed group perpetually on the verge of homelessness, artistic misdirection and – more fatally for Straker than anything else – just plain not making it.
It's the new/old Protest The Hero EP you've (likely) not heard any of!
This week, we're going into the not-so-distant past to revisit one of the best Funeral Doom albums of 2015 from the German, "Nautik" band, Ahab.
Are you ready for Hatebreed?
"Over the years, specifically the last decade, I have done a pretty good job at painting myself as an egotistical, psychotic, moronic douche."
This edition includes lots of doom actually, like, lots of doom…and other stuff. To the metals…
Unlike their Scandinavian compatriots, Greek black metal has never enjoyed much exposure. As a result, Greek black metal acts are predominately denizens of the true underground.
One of the coolest guitars at the NAMM convention had to be the new ESP Gary Holt signature guitar. That's…
It includes lots of trippy stuff… and the woods!
The Megadeth frontman is selling, but are you buying?
Tweets have surfaced from three years ago that paint the musician in not the most positive light.
Christian Mistress is a confounding egg of a band. A half-decade ago, they took a good chunk of the metal world by storm with their Agony and Opium debut which saw them offering a solid, if not spectacular, dose of heavy metal proper. Granted, they were on the leading edge of the growing obsession with the old-school NWOBHM/80s proto speed metal sound (i.e. they never gave up wearing patch jackets and collecting vinyl after you did), so they stuck out like a bit of a sore thumb at the time.
With three solid vocalists in their studio recording history, there's arguably one voice that can be considered the most definitively fitting for TesseracT. Not to belittle vocal replacements Elliot Coleman or Ashe O'Hara in any decree, but a certain charisma and signature style was missing. Since the announcement of a full-length studio album with the reunion of Daniel Tompkins, curiosities and expectations have been stacking up to pedestal heights.