Combining the cinematic within a Metal environment has always been a diligent task that many have undertaken and fallen short. Having deep rooted foundations in both genres of Classical and Death Metal, Fleshgod Apocalypse have teetered between the two combining both polarising categories to a slightly clumsy interplay, until now. Carving a conceptual niche with their previous album Labyrinth the band are no strangers to the classic story. Bringing the term Rock Opera to a tongue in cheek fruition the band have assembled together for the oeuvre that is King.
Shortly before the release of their album last year long time guitarist Roope Latvala exited the band, since then the band have been making do with stand in guitarists on tours and now they are confident to announce a new guitarist.
Smashing its way into today’s Album of the Year category we see scarab summoners, mummification masters and history’s most brutal excavators at Day Twenty.
Previously having spoken to one Enslaved mastermind Ivar Bjornson at this year’s Bloodstock we were lucky enough to find ourselves with not just one but two members of the influential Norwegian Metal band. Just before their performance in September the dynamic duo were able to have a quick chat about In Times. Hearing the various different methods involved in the entire process of the writing from both Ivar and Grutle along with Enslaved making their Norwegian school debut and of course the announcement that they shall be returning early next year. Listen to the full unedited interview below to hear all things Enslaved.
In the world of music, Death Metal itself as a genre is a niche market to say the least, though over the years it has garnered a fierce and eclectic following. With a plethora of sub genres being formed, there seemed to be one such sub genre that was up for grabs, Egyptian themed Technical Death Metal. A deserved accolade goes to none other than South Carolina’s Nile.
“You say that you didn’t cause all of this, your god did? I am the god! I am the god! So let’s just see who’s worth, you, this god, or me…”
In the run up to their brand new release, I Worship Chaos, Children Of Bodom are slowly sending out videos to let you, the fans know a little more about the new material.
Triumph over adversity, the old adage couldn’t be more apt. Bands like the Richmond quintet only come around once every decade. Consistently releasing punishing, groove oriented metal Lamb of God are one of the most forward thinking bands of our time. Often labelled as a Pantera copycat, which personally I feel to be completely wrong and derogatory of the entire Lamb of God ethos. Combine their already reliant back catalogue that the band pertain, with the now very public trial that Randy Blythe went through after the man was held in Prague, following an alleged case of manslaughter. Essentially the most important album of their career, VII : Sturm Und Drang is make or break
As the date draws ever nearer Lamb Of God have now unveiled their third track off their forthcoming album.
Thy Art Is Murder mark their return to the scene with brand new album Holy War, have the Australian quintet matured over time or remained by much the same, the answer might just surprise you…
In yet another trailer for the brand new album Hammer Of The Witches, Cradle Of Filth’s own Dani Filth speaks of what the artwork actually means.
Earlier this week we were teased with the release of Slayer’s brand new album Repentless, we can now hear the first example of the finished product!