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Hell – Curse and Chapter

Hell - Curse and Chapter

Resurgent and revered following their return to not just the British metal scene but well beyond it, Hell follow-up their critically acclaimed 2011 album Human Remains with another fierce reminder of what they are capable of.

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Hell – The Age of Nefarious

Hell - The Age Of Nefarious

Revived British Occult Metal Legends HELL bring single/EP release The Age of Nefarious to grace our ears prior to the release of their forthcoming album, Curse and Chapter

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Children of Bodom / Napalm Death – Dublin, 10/10/13

There is a chill in the air in our nation’s capital on this grim Thursday evening. The first real signs that the Indian Summer is coming to a close are evident. How fitting that Children Of Bodom, the Warriors of the Northern Ice wastelands have arrived to break the necks …

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Soulfly – Savages

Soulfly is the popular extreme metal outfit fronted by former Sepultura lead singer Max Cavalera. Since forming in 1997 the band have released eight studio albums which have earned widespread acclaim and which have been notable for a high volume of guest appearances from artists involved in largely disparate forms …

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Ashes Of Ares – ‘Ashes Of Ares’

Artwork for Ashes For Ares' self-titled debut album

Ashes Of Ares‘ credentials are just about as impeccable as they come,  with the the band being made up of former Iced Earth vocalist Matt Barlow and bassist Freddie Vidales, and ex-Nevermore drummer Van Williams. With the meeting of two such strong forces of nature, you would expect something special to …

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Hypocrisy – Penetralia/Osculum Obscenum Re-Issue

Lending additional momentum to Swedish stalwart death metal band Hypocrisy‘s career in 2013, label Nuclear Blast decided to re-release the band’s seminal 1992 debut Penetralia, and 1993 sophomore effort, Osculum Obscenum. These albums are packaged in a 2CD deluxe box, featuring additional live recordings as bonus material. 2013 marks the …

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Children of Bodom – Halo of Blood

Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood

“Halo of Blood” is the 8th studio album by Finnish melodic death metallers, Children of Bodom. ‘Waste of Skin’ starts the newly released album with melody, catchy guitar work, typical chugging Children of Bodom riffs and signature keyboards. Before long the entrance of title track ‘Halo of Blood’ brings a …

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Kadavar – Abra Kadavar

Kadavar are another in an increasingly long line of bands – such as Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats and Purson – who recently have been following in the footsteps of illustrious predecessors of the ilk of Electric Wizard and Spiritual Beggars in re-ploughing the retro furrow of late-60s psychedelica blues meets …

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Hypocrisy – End Of Disclosure

Peter Tägtgren‘s Hypocrisy have returned! The stalwart extreme metal band’s twelfth studio release, titled End Of Disclosure, has been released through Nuclear Blast. This album brings fiery new songs to listeners and fans across the globe. Similar to many top-tier rock releases, this melodic extreme metal record has a variety …

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Lost Society – Fast Loud Death

“Our debut album will be an old-school thrash oriented one that’ll surely leave a lasting impression”. Bold, impetuous, some may even say foolhardy, immodest, cocky, precocious… these are words that spring to mind when you read that statement above from Lost Society’s frontman Samy Elbanna when they penned a deal …

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Anthrax – Anthems

When you get to the position and standing in the industry that Anthrax are in as a band you’re allowed certain indulgences. Their latest album, EP, collection, call it what you will is most definitely an indulgence for the guys. It’s also a good look into some of the artists …

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Free Fall – Power and Volume

Of late it’s great to see that Scandinavia is not just the domain of symphonic metal, dark or otherwise. There are some right rip-roaring retro styled rock bands coming through and making waves, with Free Fall being another one of these. Brothers in arms to the likes of Graveyard et …

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Enforcer – Death By Fire.

Death By Fire has its roots set so deep in the 80’s it should come with a free pair of white open topped trainers and drainpipe jeans! The 3rd full length studio release by Stockholm based metallers Enforcer is a short,sharp shock  of over the top metal mayhem. It reminds …

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HELL and BELPHEGOR confirmed for Bloodstock 2013

The Bloodstock Team are thrilled to announce the addition of occult metal overlords, HELL and Austrian death/black metallers, BELPHEGOR to the 2013 bill. BELPHEGOR are celebrating their 20 year anniversary this year and readying the release of their tenth studio album this summer, via Nuclear Blast. Take a peek at …

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Orchid – Heretic EP Review

San Francisco’s Doom masters Orchid released their latest EP “Heretic” back in September via Nuclear Blast, as a follow up to the successful album “Capricorn” that came out in 2011. Orchid’s next full length is set to be released next year. “Heretic” starts with a spoken chant before seething into …

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Graveyard – Lights Out

Before Gothenburg’s Graveyard had their own brand of beer in Sweden, or won a Swedish Grammy for Best Hard Rock album, or landed on three Billboard charts and multiple “Best of 2011” lists with their album ‘Hisingen Blues’, they caught the attention of Rolling Stone’s David Fricke at SXSW in …

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Wintersun – Time I

Not many bands can say it’s taken eight years between debut and sophomore album but Finnish metallers Wintersun have finally returned with the first part of their epic concept album, Time. It’s something akin to a fantasy soundtrack and wouldn’t sound out of place as the musical backdrop to the …

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Witchcraft – Legend

When Magnus Pelander founded WITCHCRAFT back in the year 2000, he just did so to record PENTAGRAM tribute album. It took until 2002 for the band to finally released their first single. Enter 2012, the band has found a new home with Nuclear Blast records and sees the release of …

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