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Exmortus – Slave to the Sword

Exmortus are a four-piece band from Whittier, CA, the former stomping grounds of Richard Cee’s Wild Rags Records. The band formed in 2002, concocting a battle plan replete with apparent objectives: to spread the shred, pound steel and brew, praise the mighty Crom, and crush the craniums of many. While …

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Vampire – Vampire

Gothenburg, Sweden’s Vampire have presented listeners with an eponymous, ten track tour-de-force of intense, dark metal. Combining elements of traditional heavy metal with more extreme subgenres like death and black metal, this foursome has found a time-tested, battle-ready, winning formula. Vampire seems to take some of the best elements from …

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Your Last Wish – Desolation

Montreal, Canada’s Your Last Wish is a melodic extreme metal outfit featuring founding member Dave Gagne alongside a fresh crop of talented metalhead musicians. The band released 2013’s Desolation through Maple Metal Records. Desolation features 11 tracks of fairly intricately produced “melodeath”, showcasing the vocals of Roxana Bouchard. Tunes feature …

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Conquering Dystopia – Conquering Dystopia

Check this out. The new American band, Conquering Dystopia, has their eponymous instrumental debut album on sale for about $10. Fans and listeners can legally stream the album from the band’s official website for the huge price of FREE though. Yes, in our time of “no free lunch”, this professionally …

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Ginger Wildheart – Albion

Ginger Wildheart, one of the UK’s cult heroes of rock and roll, has completed yet another album, his seventh in just two years. This platter is titled Albion, and is released through Round Records. The number of songs on the disc varies: if you contributed to his PledgeMusic campaign for …

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Animals As Leaders – The Joy of Motion

The Joy of Motion is the third album by instrumental progressive metal group Animals As Leaders, released through Sumerian Records. This 12-song release seems like a quirky collection of hundreds of freely associated aural ideas, abruptly or tangentially assembled. First the ideas congeal in to riffs, then verses, then “heads” …

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Spunk Volcano and The Eruptions: Self Titled EP

@louelladeville_ @planetmosh review of Spunk Volcano and the Eruptions self-titled EP released via @stprecords on 1st February 2014. Fans of Dirt Box Disco (DBD) will know and love Spunk Volcano as their one-eyed balaclava (complete with knitted mohican) clad guitarist. Spunk has been working on a side project Spunk Volcano …

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Queens Of The Stone Age – …Like Clockwork

Emerging from a bout with depression, Josh Homme and his Queens Of The Stone Age released their latest, …Like Clockwork, in the summer of 2013. A hungry, eager audience snapped the ten-song disc up, for good reason: it’s catchy, it’s moving, it’s impulsive, it’s sensual, and it’s production is flawless. …

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Raimund Burke – Get It 2.0

German guitarist Raimund Burke‘s latest full-length effort, Get It 2.0, mixes a keyboard-rich AOR type feel with progressive instrumental rock. The lead guitar parts do seem lyrical in spots, but the album doesn’t seem to jump magically from ‘instrumental rock’ to ‘rock and roll that just happens to be without …

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Drudkh – ‘Eastern Frontier In Flames’

Drudkh - Eastern Frontier In Flames

Complementing their recent limited-edition vinyl-only 12” split with Winterfylleth, mysterious Ukrainian death metallers Drudkh have again delved into their archive of rarities for this short compilation, which features tracks from their 2007 EP ‘Anti-Urban’ and a brace of covers from the ‘Slavonic Chronicles’ offering of three years later.  It also …

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Vandenberg’s Moonkings – ‘Moonkings’

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Breaking a musical silence that – apart from a few live appearances and a song written for his local football team – has lasted 20 long years, Dutch axemeister Adrian Vandenberg has emerged from his self-enforced exile with a renewed fire in his belly and this new project with a …

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Corpsessed-Abysmal Thresholds

  Hailing from Järvenpää Finland Corpsessed released their first full length album Abysmal Thresholds by Dark Descent Records on the 4th of February 2014. Artwork by Danille Gauvin. Now I have never claimed to be good at reviews, sometimes you just can’t get into an album enough to right something …

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October 31 – The Fire Awaits You (Re Release)

@LouellaDeville_ @PlanetMosh reviews Meet Thy Maker by October 31 OUT NOW on .@hellshead666 October 31 are an American heavy metal band formed in Virginia in 1995 by King Fowley of Deceased (he isn’t actually deceased as I first thought when I read King Fowley Deceased but is the vocalist/drummer in the band …

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October 31 – Meet Thy Maker (Re-Release)

@LouellaDeville_ @PlanetMosh reviews Meet Thy Maker by October 31 OUT NOW on .@hellshead666 October 31 are an American heavy metal band formed in Virginia in 1995 by King Fowley of Deceased (he isn’t actually deceased, as I first thought when I read King Fowley Deceased, but is the vocalist/drummer in …

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Suns Of Stone – ‘Suns Of Stone’

Suns Of Stone

.@Planetmosh reviews the self-titled album by @sunsofstone, out now on Bad Reputation Records. Canadian quartet Suns Of Stone follow a southern-edged blues rock path that has been trodden by a thousand predecessors, and while it may not be the most original route to follow they find their way along it …

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Axel Rudi Pell – ‘Into The Storm’

.@Planetmosh reviews #IntoTheStorm by #AxelRudiPell, out now on #Steamhammer It’s hard to argue with German axeman Axel Rudi Pell‘s pedigree… this is his 15th studio album in around 25 years  – which is a feat (especially when you couple that prodigious output with nearly as many cover sets, live releases …

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Alien Ken – Contact

Contact by Alien Ken is released 26th January 2014. Who is Alien Ken? You may ask. Best know for his work with K(nine) and Moth Circus, Alien Ken now has a solo project with music described as Alien/Coffin rock! Claiming to be from Zeta Reticulli, Alien Ken has written produced …

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Nashville Pussy – ‘Up The Dosage’

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.@Planetmosh reviews #UpTheDosage, the new album from @bashfulpuppy, out now on Steamhammer Sex, drugs, women, drinkin’, rock ‘n’ fuckin’ roll… that’s all that really matters to Nashville Pussy (well, let’s be honest, it’s all that really matters to any of us, isn’t it) – and it just about summarizes the …

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Pleaser – One Night In Paradise

Rejoice, hair metal fans, the genre still lives, although it’s migrated to Japan and… Brazil. Pleaser, from Brazil, have released their One Night In Paradise disc. Steel Panther they are not… Pleaser seem average players who take their party rock seriously. @PlanetMosh reviewer Louella DeVille states “(Pleaser is) reminiscent of …

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Behemoth – ‘The Satanist’

.@Planetmosh reviews the new album from @BehemothBand, released on @nuclearblasteu on January 31. This tenth album from Polish blackened death metallers Behemoth is one which sees them coming back from the brink of extinction, signalling as it does the return of band founder and frontman Nergal from his almost life-ending …

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