Song Review: Visions of Atlantis – Return to Lemuria

Album Preview: Visions of Atlantis – “Return to Lemuria” Record Label: Napalm Rercords Review By: Todd Naevestad Recently Visions of Atlantis released the music video (below) for “Return to Lemuria”, a single off of their upcoming album The Deep & The Dark. A symphonic metal band, this album will be Visions of Atlantis’ first album…

Album Review: Jupiterian – Terraforming

JUPITERIAN – Terraforming Releases on November 15, 2017 on Transcending Obscurity By Richard Jaspering The idea of musicians’ anonymity should be widely known in the realms of extreme metal, but it can help create a forbidding aesthetic that Brazilian masked collective Jupiterian embody well in their second full-length. This murky, massive work welcomes you with the…

Album Review: Gorod – Kiss the Freak ep (2017)

Band: Gorod Album: Kiss The Freak ep Release Date: April 1, 2017 When it comes to Thrash Metal in the more modern days we tend to think of bands like Warbringer, Havok, Toxic Holocaust amongst so many others. Well, what if I told you that French Tech Death titans Gorod were so excited about an upcoming…

Album review: Cellador Off The Grid (2017)

Cellador is a band that has been tucked away in the back catalog of diehard power metal fans for close to a decade. There was a time in the American Midwest where watered down metalcore bands ruled the metal scene and finding an American power metal band was basically impossible. Yet, those of us who…

Album Review: Heaven Shall Burn – Wanderer

Band: Heaven Shall Burn Album: Wanderer Release Date: Sept. 16, 2016 Label: Century Media Records If there is one thing we can say about Germany’s Heaven Shall Burn, its that they are fucking consistent! Ever since I caught wind of them with 2002’s Whatever it May Take, I have been nothing but floored by each…

Band Interview: ORBS

I recently got to dive deep into the minds of Dan Briggs (BTBAM, Trioscapes) and Adam Fischer (Fear Before The March Of Flames) for their experimental rock collaboration, ORBS. ORBS is an experimental supergroup featuring Dan Briggs, Adam Fischer and the ever beautiful Ashley Ellyllon (Cradle of Filth, Abigail Williams) that really breaks boundaries of where…

Album Review: Sludgehammer – The Fallen Sun

Band: Sludgehammer Album: The Fallen Sun Release: June 10th 2016 Label: Self-Released Rating: 5/5 You might want to lay down some newspaper because your face is about to melt. Sludgehammer is a Five piece bucket of chicken from Toronto, Canada that have been capturing the attention of metal fans from different areas all over the…

Album Review: My Missing Half – A Proper Hangman’s Knot (Boston, MA)

Band: My Missing Half Album: A Proper Hangman’s Knot From: Boston, MA My Missing Half is a four piece melodic death metal band from Boston, Massachucets, founded in 2011. The band consists of Bijan Hennessey on vocals and guitar, Alex Elwell on bass and John Matthews on drums. They released their powerful debut album The…

Band Spotlight: Apotheon (Boulder, CO, USA)

Apotheon is: Andrew Morris – Drums Fernando del Valle III – Guitar Ian Burnside – Guitar Ibrahim Jimenez – Bass Reece Deeter – Vocals  Genre: Progressive Death Metal Hometown: Boulder, CO Colorado is the home of many great things; homegrown and legal pot, Coors Beer, Allegaeon, the Rocky Mountains, The Shining (film) amongst other things….

Album Review: Thulcandra – Ascension Lost

    Thulcandra is: Steffen Kummerer – vocals/guitars Sebastian Ludwig – guitars Tobias Ludwig – bass Seraph – drums   Every once in a while you get something embedded in your head and you can’t get away from it no matter where you go. For me that thing was the latest album from Thulcandra, Ascension…