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Exodus – Blood In, Blood Out.

To say that the release of the 10th studio album Blood In, Blood Out by legendary Bay Area, California based U.S thrash metal innovators Exodus was welcomed by me and no doubt other long standing fans was a relief is an understatement following the 2010 album Exhibit B:The Human Condition. …

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RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR sign worldwide licence deal with Nuclear Blast

Manga metal-hardcore monsters RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR have signed a worldwide licence deal with Nuclear Blast Records after owner/CEO, Markus Staiger, had watched and met the band at this year’s Summer Breeze Open Air. Markus Staiger commented:  “I was instantly blown away by the sheer power of their live performance! …

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Hammerfall – (r)Evolution

About 10-15 years ago power metal was the genre that enevitably went from popular to over-saturated. Bands like Edguy, Dragonforce and Blind Guardian had massive amounts of coverage and all the while Hammerfall were there to see it all happen.Not only were they there they came out of hype that spawned so …

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Eluveitie – Origins

Sometimes it’s amazing how far a studio project can take you. Eluveitie is a great example of this. Initially formed in 2002 by leading man Chrigel Glanzmann as just that, the band have gone on to release five studio albums (four of which have been via Nuclear Blast), have more band …

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Equilibrium – Erdentempel

Bavarian pioneers of black/folk metal, Equilibrium have so far provided us with three brilliant albums, 2005’s Turis Fratyr, 2008’s Sagas and 2010’s Rekreatur (as well as an EP released in 2013) and 2014 brings us Erdentempel. The band combine a number of influences such as folk metal, “Viking” metal and …

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter – Tief. Tiefer.

This year, German metallers, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter (translated as The Apocalyptic Riders), present us with Tief. Tiefer, their ninth and mega-20 track studio album.  For those of you who have yet to get your hands on one of their albums, then I would broadly describe Die Apokalyptischen Reiter as having …

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Sabaton – Heroes

Is there life for Sabaton after, well, Sabaton? Judging by their recent tour and the mania that ensued during their show at Woodstock in Poland (captured on their live release Swedish Empire Live), you’d have to say things were pretty healthy. Pun intended given their lyrical content, the band have bravely soldiered …

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EPICA announce one-off London Show this Winter as part of full European Tour

Dutch Metallers EPICA will embark on the first leg of their European Enigma tour this coming November and December. EPICA will be supporting their forthcoming studio album ‘The Quantum Enigma’, set for release on 5th May via Nuclear Blast Records. To pre-order the album click here. Vocalist, Simone Simons states; “After …

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ACCEPT announce details for brand new studio album ‘Blind Rage’

German heavy metal heroes ACCEPT have just announced the release of their forthcoming studio album, entitled, ‘Blind Rage‘. Since the release of their self-titled debut in 1979, the quintet, led by guitarist Wolf Hoffmann, have influenced countless bands worldwide.Having already unleashed classic albums such as ‘Restless And Wild’ (1982), ‘Balls …

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THRESHOLD reveal forthcoming album details!

British progressive metal act THRESHOLD have just revealed the title of their upcoming new record,set for release at the end of September via Nuclear Blast Records. The album will be entitled ‘For The Journey’ and is the successor to their hugely succesful 2012 output ‘March Of Progress’. The album is …

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EDGUY announce tour dates in September

German melodic power-metal quintet EDGUY make a long-awaited return to England with a brace of live dates in September. The band, led by vocalist Tobias Sammet, have just announced the release of their 10th studio album ‘Space Police – Defenders Of The Crown‘ for April 21st via Nuclear Blast Records …

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Orchid – ‘The Zodiac Sessions’

Orchid - The Zodiac Sessions artwork

Following the huge success of their big label debut, ‘The Mouths Of Madness’, earlier this year, this timely re-issue brings together san Francisco psych-doomsters Zodiac’s two pre-Nuclear Blast releases – the ‘The Through The Devil’s Doorway’ EP and 2011’s full-lengther ‘Capricorn’, both originally released on The Church Within Records – …

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Blues Pills – Queens Hall, Nuneaton – 16/11/2013

Blues Pills – Queens Hall, Nuneaton – 16/11/2013

My first time at Queens Hall, what an amazing place, and a first meeting with the guys and lady of Blues Pills. Coming out onto the main stage, this group of young musicians looked completely at ease as they set about getting ready for their first gig of only two …

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The Defiled – Daggers

...this is a full on metal album, full of huge chugging guitars, great vocals and one which seems to embrace the anarchic spirit of punk...

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Sabaton – Swedish Empire Live

Sometimes, a band has to be seen in the flesh at a concert to be fully appreciated. Sabaton are one of those bands. This live DVD/CD is the band’s second live offering but their first full length concert video, filmed whilst on tour in support of their latest album release Carolus …

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Anvil interview, Cathouse, Glasgow 28th July 2013

Prior to Anvils show at the Glasgow Cathouse i was given the chance to interview Robb Reiner and Lips to  talk about their new album Hope In Hell and their current tour as well as other topics. AnvilGlasJuly2013             .           …

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Orchid interview with Theo Mindell, June 2013

Nuclear Blast conducted an interview with Orchid’s vocalist Theo Mindell about influences, their new album ‘The Mouths Of Madness’ and what their plans are. You’ve recently released your new album ‘The Mouths Of Madness’ on Nuclear Blast Records, tell me what this album represents? Orchid_GenericInterview_P1 What is the writing process like …

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