The glimmering light I was hoping for back in January has appeared finally. My list is officially halfway through. Dutch Symphonic Sextet, Epica, have released their first single and lyric video titled, The Essence Of Silence.
What if I told you something lurking from beneath has risen after 20 years? And what if this unknown thing is full of darkness, evil and brutality? No, I am not talking about a horror film of course, I am talking about Cradle Of Filth‘s re-release of their debut demo entitled, Total Fucking Darkness.
The universe of Heavy Metal is in buzz right now. I as well as everyone else have slowly digested the shocking bit of news that the reigning Queen of death and growl, Angela Gossow, has stepped down from her throne in Arch Enemy and passed on her crown to her replacement, Alissa White-Gluz.
Entartung is a two man black metal band from Europe. If you haven’t heard of them, it’s because this is only their sophomore piece. But boy have you been missing out (so have I) because this is some of the most piercing evil black metal that’s hit my ears this year so far.
The Nominess for this year’s 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards, have been announced. The Golden God Awards, is the only awards show of it’s kind to be dedicated to solely Heavy Metal and Hard Rock music, as well as being broadcasted live on television.
One of the worlds longest running Gothic metal acts, German quintet, Crematory, have recently released their latest album, titled, Antiserum. This is the band’s twelfth album and is the follow up to 2010’s Infinity.
You can now consider Toronto, Canada a place of epic journey through snow sheeted peaks as it serves as the home for Primalfrost. The epic melodic death metal band is in fact a one-man project. The mastermind behind it, Dean Paul Arnold, takes influence from bands such as Ensiferum, Immortal and Moonsorrow.
We talk a lot about metal with variations of sub genres and styles. For instance we will say something like, “band “A” has a NWOBHM sound with thrash elements that are tied together with neo classical guitar riffs.
Battle themed metal has evolved extensively throughout the history of the genre from its traditional pagan Viking metal roots to slaying dragons, pirates and more. Samurai metal can now be added to your metal vocabulary with Finland’s Whispered.