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Portrait to release new album Crossroads on April 25th

Swedish Heavy Metallers PORTRAIT announce the release of their new album ‘Crossroads‘ for April, 25th. The band is finally prepared to unveil the album title, art, and release the first single from the record. “In Time” is streaming now on www.metalblade.com/portrait, where fans can also pre-order copies of ‘Crossroads’ on …

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Slough Feg – Digital Resistance (Metal Blade)

Slough Feg have been in business since the early 90s and are now presenting their ninth studio album on a major independent label. This band have released album after album of quality heavy metal channeling Maiden, Lizzy and the NWOBHM. While the influences are obvious the overall sound is unique …

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Sister – Disguised Vultures

Sister - Disguised Vultures

Swedish four-piece Sister are back with their follow-up to their first full length album ‘Hated’. Recorded with Martin Sweet and Thomas Nirbrant, their second studio album ‘Disguised Vultures’ is set to be released on January 21st 2014 on Metal Blade Records, with the first single ‘Sick’ having been released back …

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Attacker – Giants Of Canaan

Attacker - Giants Of Canaan Artwork

Even given the huge amount of releases which a website such as ours gets sent on a daily, never mind weekly or even monthly, basis, it’s hard to imagine that this fifth album by US power metal innovators Attacker fell through our net when it first surfaced earlier this year.  …

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Týr – ‘Valkyrja’

Faroe Islanders Týr may find themselves, by the fate of geography, isolated on the northern outskirts of Scandinavia but this, their seventh album, proves once again that they are very much at the centre of the particularly geocentric folkloric mythos which has helped this particular sub genre very much re-establish itself …

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Negligence – Pre Fest Interview Bloodstock 2013

Negligence are set to play the New Blood Stage at this years Bloodstock festival on Sunday the 11th August. We catch up with the band to find out more about them, the festival, their thoughts and what you lucky Bloodstock go-er’s will see! Can you give the readers a quick …

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The Ocean – Pelagial.

Once in a while an album will come along and completely blow me away with its sheer intensity. An album that strays away  from a collection of  songs  with the usual verse/chorus/verse/chorus/guitar solo etc.  Pelagial, the 5th studio album from Swiss based band The Ocean is definitely one of those …

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Pyrithion – The Burden Of Sorrow 3 track single.

I would be very surprised if the studio that the debut single by American band Pyrithion was recorded in is still standing judging by the 11 minutes of apocalyptic metal on show here as it crashes and thrashes at phenomenal speed. The studio is owned by Pyrithion vocalist Tim Lambesis, …

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Raven Black Night Interview – 7th Feb 2013

Recently we caught up with Australian metallers Raven Black Night ahead of their album launch later this month.  Find out their thoughts on the scene down under and just what they have in store with their latest release. Hi guys, can you introduce Raven Black Night to the readers, please? …

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Nightfall – Cassiopeia.

To say that Cassiopeia, the 9th studio album from Greek metallers Nightfall is busy is an understatement as it jumps from symphonic metal to death and thrash in the blink of an eye. Its dominated by the one dimensional but compelling aggressive bark of vocalist  Efthimis Karadimas. Efthimis formed Nightfall …

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AEON (Swe) – Voodoo, Belfast Sunday 20th January 2013 (Supports The Obscene Machine (NI), Warpath (IRL), Ageless Oblivion (UK), Dyscarnate (UK))

There are fewer things more miserable than a cold, wet January Sunday evening in Belfast city centre. Tonight, in the warm surroundings of Belfast’s Voodoo which is a premier up and coming music venue and provides a traditional style bar downstairs for rabid metal heads to stock up on beer …

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Troubled Horse – Step Inside

When Sweden’s Troubled Horse released the “Bring My Horses Home” single back in 2010, this reviewer was not expecting to wait almost 2 years for a full length album. Then again, it did take 7 years to release the aforementioned seven inch.  “Step Inside” is proof that good things come …

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Aeon – Aeons Black

Sweden’s Aeon (one of eight bands with the same name list in that essential resource for any serious metal journalist, or fan for that matter, the Encyclopaedia Metallum) count no less than the mighty Alex ‘Corpsegrinder’ Webster among their legion fans. And it’s not hard to see why on ‘Aeons …

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Interview with James Farwell of Bison B.C.

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of reviewing Bison B.C.s latest piece of heavy, Lovelessness, here on Planetmosh and enjoyed it quite a good bloody bit it’s safe to say.  Following on from this we’ve had a chance to chat with frontman James Farwell on just how the album …

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Metal Blade 30th Anniversary LA Show

Metal Blade Records Teams Up with SiriusXM Liquid Metal to Celebrate the Label’s 30th Anniversary. More events take form as Metal Blade Records continues to celebrate the label’s 30th anniversary, which already included a packed showcase at SXSW in Austin, TX and the recent announcement of the label’s Scion A/V …

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Interview with Jonas Albrektsson of King of Asgard

With their second album, ‘…to North’, just released on Metal Blade and garnering great reviews – we at PM awarded it 8.5/10 – we sit down with King of Asgard bassist Jonas Albrektsson (pictured) to discuss said release, the role of mythology in their music and the state of Nordic …

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King of Asgard – ‘…to North’

Following up one of the most impressive debuts in the genre can be an awesome, almost insurmountable task for many bands – and that’s exactly the challenge which faced these young Swedish death metal titans, with this sophomore release. Fortunately, it’s a challenge they have risen to in impressive style, …

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Dew-Scented – ‘Icarus’

Despite having only one extant founder member – vocalist Leif Jensen – German thrashers Dew-Scented have managed to survive as far as their ninth album and this year celebrate their 20th anniversary. And what better way to do it than with a stunning album that defines both the band and …

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Interview with Dan Briggs from Trioscapes 30/4/12

I had the pleasure of catching up with Dan Briggs  for an interview about his new experimental jazz/fusion band Trioscapes. Hi Dan and thank you for taking the time out to fill in this email interview for Planetmosh.com. Can you explain why  you picked the name Trioscapes and what does it …

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