Korpiklaani – “Live at Masters of Rock”

Korpiklaani – “Live at Masters of Rock” 2CD/DVD/Blu-Ray (Nuclear Blast) For anyone who’s witness the hurdy gurdy folk rock antics of Finland’s Korpiklaani, I’m sure you’ll agree its an unforgettable experience, both sound wise having a particularly catchy knees up energy that makes it irresistible not to join in along with a strong visual aspect of having the stage filled with jovial musicians playing folk instruments and making merry. That said, there’s plenty of metal to back it at times coming across like a rampaging forest beast heh heh! Formed by guitarist / vocalist Jonne Järvelä in 1993 who was … Continue reading

Ektomorf – “Warpath (Live And Life On The Road)”

Ektomorf – “Warpath (Live And Life On The Road)” DVD / CD (AFM Records) If you like raging, socially conscious heavy groove metal then this is the one for you! Formed in the early 90s by Hungarian gypsy guitarist / vocalist Zoltán Farkas, Ektomorf’s struggles with racism and prejudice began well before the band but are etched all over its 13 studio albums produced to date. Rising to better times since beginning a lifelong working relationship with famed Danish producer Tue Madsen in 2004, Ektomorf have today carved a niche for themselves as Europe’s equivalent to Sepultura, not to mention … Continue reading

Serious Black – “Magic”

Serious Black – “Magic” (AFM Records) With a seriously stellar line up comprising of members of Firewind, Rhapsody, Tad Morose, Edenbridge, Visions of Atlantis and Dreamscape, this melodic power metal band return with their 3rd release, a concept album based on well, you guessed it – magic! Created by vocalist Urban Breed, the story introduces us to Mr. Nightmist, a figure who through generations, is shrouded in mystique and legend. As such, the intention is that the 14 tracks take the listener on a journey through a world of mystery. Well, as an oldster I’m not great on imagining things … Continue reading

Attic – “Sanctimonious”

Attic – “Sanctimonious” (Ván Records) Oh wow, if you like early Mercyful Fate a la “Melissa” then Attic are the band for you! Complete with the helium high wailing vocals of Meister Cagliostro that even King Diamond would be casting an envious eye over, the twin guitar work of Katte n Rob is easily on par with Denner n Shermann, while also owing more than a nod to Jon Nodtveidt’s inspirational style of relentless intricate weaving of massive pure heavy metal melodies with pure heavy metal power – awesome! Burning the ritualistic fire since 2011, Attic’s debut “The Invocation” won them Album Of … Continue reading

SABATON – ‘World of Tanks’ Primo Victoria!!!

SABATON and the massively popular MMO game World of Tanks have collided to forge a new genre: Tank Metal. The band’s love of history, which blasts through in their music, reviving dramatic, historical events made them a perfect match for the historical tank warfare game developed by Wargaming. Both communities have a love of history and are proud that their players are bursting with musical creativity and passion. SABATON collaborated with World of Tanks to put a new spin on the band’s classic track ‘Primo Victoria’. The iconic tune is taken from the studio album released in 2005, of the same name. Continue reading

ARKONA – Serbia

Russia’s finest Pagan metal export ARKONA are finally back and present a brand new music video for the track ‘Serbia’! Taken from their successful 2014- release ‘Yav’ this new video features cuts from a debut work of serbian movie director Živojin Pavlovi? (1933-1998) «Triptih o materiji i smrti» (1960). Watch ARKONA’s brand new video right HERE! Continue reading

SAMAEL – Red Planet

SAMAEL have returned on their 30th band anniversary with heavy ammunition wallowing on the darkest fronts. Their highly anticipated album “Hegemony” will be released on October 13, 2017 via Napalm Records.These Swiss black metal pioneers are now ready to unveil a brand new track and lyric video off of their upcoming effort! Continue reading