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Destruction – Spiritual Genocide.

When it comes to snarling, intense thrash metal then German bands always rise to the challenge. Over the last 30yrs,  3 of the most influential are certainly Sodom, Kreator and Destruction and the latest studio album Spiritual Genocide  from Destruction shows they have no sign of mellowing out. Old fans …

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Hammerfall – Gates Of Dalhalla Live CD

Gates Of Dalhalla is a live DVD and CD package that was recorded to commemorate Swedish heavy metallers Hammerfall’s 15 year-anniversary. The open-air concert was held in Dalhalla in Sweden on the 28th July 2012. With two hours and twenty minutes of HammerFall history featuring songs from every album as well as …

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Sylosis – Monolith

Few bands have pulled off an unforeseen reinvention with the same defiant aplomb that Sylosis have in the past few years. With the departure of vocalist Jamie Graham in 2010 after making significant headway in the industry, bagging a record deal with Nuclear Blast, high profile tours and slots at …

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Enslaved – RIITIIR (CD)

Hailing from Norway the mighty Enslaved will release their twelfth studio album RIITIIR is set to be released in Europe on the 28th of September via Nuclear Blast Records. I saw Enslaved annihilate at Bloodstock 2009 so I am quite excited to hear this. Track one is called Thoughts Like …

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Threshold – March of Progress

Indulge me if you will on this one.  I’m no Threshold fan, nor do I know any of their work prior to what this, their ninth studio album, brings to the table. So if you’re reading this as a fan knowing what to expect, feel free to shake your head …

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Metal Battle Winner Press Conference, Wacken 2012

This was a highly charged and packed press conference where they announce the overall winner of this year’s Wacken Metal Battle. They explain the system as well as trying to gain more countries to enter. No band goes away empty handed and the winner get as a 1-year record deal …

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Nile – At The Gates Of Sethu CD

As expected from the legendary trio from South Carolina, their seventh studio album ’At the Gates of Sethu’ opens with dark orchestral tones, followed by the blistering sound that Nile create so well. ‘Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame‘ is much of the same band as they have been for …

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Meshuggah/Animals as Leaders/We are Knuckle Dragger – Live Review

When you see the names Meshuggah and Animals as Leaders you know you’re in for an evening of intense, mind-blowing music. Tonight’s show took place at the Concorde 2 in Brighton and with a 600 capacity the show was sold out and filled with people in which I can only …

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Meshuggah ‘Koloss’ cd review.

The Prince’s of the Polyrhythm return with their follow up to 2008’s ‘obZen’ which was the bands most commercially successful release to date, however this monster should surpass it’s predecessor with ease. Opening track ‘I Am Colossus’ sets the tone beautifully for a feast of Math Metal/Technical Death Metal/Avant – …

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Unleashed ‘Odalheim’ cd review.

  Swedish Death Metal Pioneers return with a vengeance with the follow up to ‘As Yggdrasil Trembles’ ,continuing the theme of a Norse Mythology Doomsday vision. Johnny Hedlund and his horde deliver an epic serving of regal Death Metal second to none. From opener ’Fimbulwinter’ you’re quickly left in no …

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Overkill ‘The Electric Age’ cd review.

Hard to believe that Overkill have been around since 1980, what’s even harder to believe is that this new release could quite easily trounce all their previous albums and become known as the bands finest hour. Not only are we treated to a whopping 50 minutes playing time (which is …

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