Allegaeon’s new album, Elements of the Infinite, is about to be unleashed on Metal Blade Records. In anticipation of it, I had a chance to interview guitarist Mike Stancel to discuss the album, touring, and romantic proposals.
Today brings something a bit more mainstream to We Love Metal, I said a BIT more mainstream. Yes, from one of the Metal headquarters, Gothenburg, Sweden and having a heavier presence here in the States, quintet named, Avatar, (No not from the film), have recently released their fifth album titled, Hail The Apocalypse.
The cover looks authentic and most importantly ENDING QUEST sounds authentic. Authentic to what? Death Metal! Straight ahead, in your face, don’t take time to breath, Death Metal. It’s rare I hear something this brutal in a day and age where everyone is trying to add some groove.
The number one anticipated album of the year has arrived with new blood and in your face brutality. Swedish Melodic Death Metal Pioneers and Masters, Arch Enemy, are about to release their tenth studio-album titled, War Eternal.
From Iceland, Tech and Death Metal quintet, Beneath, have released their sophomore album titled, The Barren Throne. The outstanding art on the album cover alone, tells you that this album is not for everyone, if you’re daring enough to venture in. Similarly sounding to bands such as Suffocation and Hate, we are confronted by about fifty minutes of blitzkrieg and ear raids.
Vader may very well be the longest running death metal band. If not, they still hold a very dear place in metal history, and that’s what makes Vader’s name so huge. They are just an unrelenting force, with hordes of fans that come to their defense.
From East Germany, Black Metal thrashers, Nocturnal Witch, recently released their latest creation via Undercover/Evil Spell Records, titled, Summoning Hell. Just over a half hour long, this album distinctly is rich in old school thrash elements blended with Black Metal tones. The production in the album is well done, with perfectly executed raw sound.
A gem among the Melodic Death Metal world, from one of the Metal Kingdoms, Finland, quartet Insomnium are out to reap one of their thrones among the masses. Their latest outstanding and robust recent release, Shadows Of The Dying Sun, marks the band’s sixth full-studio album.