News Posts

New Orleans metal revelation Cane Hill brings in a new era by unleashing 2 new songs via Out of Line Music/Rough Trade: ‘The Midnight Sun’ and ‘Ecstasy In Grief’!

US deathers Terminal Nation have revealed ‘Merchants of Bloodshed’ featuring Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach, and a second song from their upcoming full-length ‘Echoes Of The Devil’s Den’ set for release in May via 20 Buck Spin.

US heavy metal band Sonja signed to Century Media Records and released their new video/single ‘Discretion For The Generous’!

Catch them on their “10 Year Anniversary Intercontinental Tour”, bringing them to our very own Asgaard venue next week!

US death metal outfit Embryonic Autopsy is back with their second album ‘Origins Of The Deformed’, set for release in June via Massacre Records! Get a first taste through their first single ‘Orgies Of The Inseminated’!

Melodic death metal outfit Darkness Everywhere shared with ‘The Architect Of Misery’ the second single from their debut album ‘To Conquer Eternal Damnation’ set for release in May via Creator-Destructor Records! The track also features guest vocals from Laura Nichol of Light This City!

US black metal band Akhlys return triumphant with a new album filled with pure black metal terror under the form of ‘House of the Black Geminus’, set for release in July via Debemur Morti Productions. Discover a first taste of it with the track ‘Sister Silence, Brother Sleep’!

Colorado melodic tech outfit Allegaeon unleashed a stand-alone single ‘Iridescent’ via Metal Blade Records, accompanied by an unhinged music video!

Prog metal duo Four Stroke Baron announced their new album ‘Data Diamond’ to be released in May via Prosthetic Records and share a first single with ‘The Witch’!

Florida based Sci-Fi death metal icons Nocturnus AD have announced their new album ‘Unicursal’ to be set for release in May via Profound Lore Records and shared first single ‘CephaloGod’!

Michigan atmospheric black metal ensemble Vesperwynd released their new single ‘Osmosis’!

Photo Reports

The El Corazon venue in the center of Seattle came alive with a burst of energy when Greek extreme metal legends Rotting Christ took over the stage there a couple of weeks ago!

Nonpoint, one of our photographers’ favorite bands to see live, made a stop at The Eclectic Room in Angola, Indiana on their “The Milliion Watts Tour 2023” and with the help of (hed)pe, Sumo Cyco and VRSTY turned the night in an absolute barn burner!

Drowning Pool, Salive, Adelitas Way and Any Given Sin are touring the US with “The SNAFU tour” and we got to enjoy a great night of American metal/rock in Fort Wayne, Indiana!

After a long break, THE CULT, the iconic rock band, is back on tour in Europe and the UK in June and July 2023. With a very limited number of gigs, we were on-site for their only German show in Stuttgart on June 15th, 2023. Opening act was Lili Refrain.

Ashes To New, The Word Alive, Dropout Kings and Eva Under Fire set The Eclectic Room in Angola, Indiana on fire with their high energy sets of alternative metal!

Greta Van Fleet really brought the love and a serious rocking out to the County War Memorial Coliseum in Ft. Wayne, Indiana with the help of Houndmouth and Robert Finley!

The galactic atmosphere created by Starset and sheer energy coming from both band and crowd was impressive. With the support of Red and Divide The Fall, it was really a great night at Kemba Live! in Columbus, Ohio!

Shaman’s Harvest, Crobot, Any Given Sin and Hell Came Home playing at the Rockstar Lounge in Ft. Wayne, Indiana was a feast for both the ears and eyes back in the beginning of June! Highly recommended set of bands to check out whenever you can!

Pictures of a night of thrashing when the Bay Strikes Back in Helsinki with Testament, Exodus and Death Angel!

Static-X is celebrating the 20th anniversary of ‘Wisconsin Death Trip’ and we were at the Tampa, Florida stop in the USA!

Album Reviews

Civerous packs the sophomore “Maze Envy” with modulation of black/death metal, there are some nuances of blackened death metal that serve a dreary atmosphere. Out via 20 Buck Spin since last week, March 22nd.

Dipygus self-titled third album brings treats fans of old school death metal with something fresh, raw and disgusting, out now via Memento Mori.

Hulder on its second full length album “Verses In Oath” presents an enthralling mixture of pagan/folk black metal with many unforgettable epic moments, out via 20 Buck Spin today, February 9th.

Cincinnati, Ohio based melodic black metal outfit Valdrin is back with a bombastic symphonic offering inspired by fictional magical realms and magic. “Throne Of The Lunar Soul” is out now via Blood Harvest.

Black Stone Cherry have their eighth studio album, ‘Screamin’ At The Sky’, set for release on Friday 29th September via Mascot Records. After a rather not so hard and heavy styled album, we are happy to say that they’re back with 12 hard, heavy, blues-rock infused songs, the BSC we all fell in love with in the past!

Lunar Chamber is one of the most unique bands in the subgenre of progressive technical death metal. Their debut EP “Shambhallic Vibrations” is such a mind-boggling record full of sophisticated riffing and a bizarre ethereal atmosphere, released via 20 Buck Spin.

Out of this world musicianship, a journey through musical subgenres delivered with a groovy sauce on top of it. Parrhesia of Animals As Leaders has it all.

Brutal deathcore mixed with the classical influences that has been their trademark since the beginning together with the strong voice of Ben Duerr, Shadow Of Intent is building their own masterpieces.

A very energetic and fast hardcore album with re-recordings of some of Terror’s classics that will kickstart a hardcore party.

Pop Evil released ‘Versatile’, which is the album we didn’t know we needed! For those who think rock is dead, think again!