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Review: Helloween “Helloween” [Nuclear Blast]

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In 2017 Helloween announced a worldwide tour “Pumpkins United”, which was a real bombshell because two former vocalists, Kai Hansen and Michael Kiske joined the band. During 14 ...
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Review: Flotsam And Jetsam “Blood In The Water” [AFM Records]

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In 2019 Flotsam And Jetsam released The End Of Chaos, which caused a question, if the name of the album means the end of the band. Eric Knutson ...
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NIGHT CROWNED release new music video for “Fjättrad”

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Consisting of former and current members of legendary acts such as Dark Funeral, Nightrage and Cipher System and with a musical vision as clear as it is haunting ...
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Review: Sunrise “Equilibria” [Music Gym Records]

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Sunrise is not that kind of band that pleases their crowd with frequent releases: their last album Absolute Clarity was released in 2016 and the newest single “The ...
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Review: Metalite “A Virtual World” [AFM Records]

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Metalite is Modern Melodic Metal band from Sweden. It was formed in 2015 and already has three albums in their discography. The last one, A Virtual World, was ...
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Interview: Black Holy Whiskey

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Black Holy Whiskey is an acoustic Southern Rock band from Italy. In 2016 their first self-titled album was released and in the end of February the second one, ...
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Review: Sirenia “Riddles, Ruins & Revelations” [Napalm Records]

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“A modern ride straight into the heart of symphonic metal!” – that’s how Sirenia‘s tenth album Riddles, Ruins & Revelations press release starts. Intriguing, isn’t it? To tell ...
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Review: Korpiklaani “Jylhä” [Nuclear Blast]

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After three great and a couple of controversial albums, it seems that Finns Korpiklaani reconsidered their music and once again found their sound. Anyway, their previous album Kulkija ...
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Review: Sintax “Nano 3000” [Sliptrick Records]

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In 2015 Israeli Thrash/Groove Metal band Sintax released their debut album Sway For A Better Day. It gained a lot of fans’ attention and got positive reviews. Then ...
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Review: Accept “Too Mean To Die” [Nuclear Blast]

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Four years after the release of Rise Of Chaos and with another line-up changes Teutonic Heavy legends Accept are back with their new, 16th album named Too Mean ...
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Review: Dark Zodiak “Ophiuchus” [Self Release]

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According to Wikipedia, “Ophiuchus is a 13th large constellation straddling the celestial equator. Its name is from the Greek Ὀφιοῦχος (Ophioukhos, serpent-bearer)”. It is also reflected in astrology: ...
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Review: Therion “Leviathan” [Nuclear Blast]

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Three years ago, in January 2018 Therion released their ambitious three-hour long Metal opera Beloved Antichrist. When the following world tour came to its end, Christopher Johnsson, according ...
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Review: Nervosa “Perpetual Chaos” [Napalm Records]

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Last year was, let’s say it gently, disgusting for all of us but for Nervosa it was crucial: in spring 2020 Fernanda Lira and Luana Dametto leaved the ...
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Review: Generation Steel “The Eagle Will Rise” [Pure Steel Records]

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Generation Steel is a very fresh band, formed not a long time ago, in 2019. Nevertheless, these guys were able to gain attention of Accept‘s guitarist Uwe Lulis, ...
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Video interview: Dan “Chewy” Mongrain from Voivod

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In December we had a nice long chat with Voivod‘s guitarist Dan “Chewy” Mongrain. We talked about live performances, complexity of music and shed some light on the ...
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Review: Royal Hunt “Dystopia” [NorthPoint Productions]

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For more than 30 years of existence, Dutch Royal Hunt released 15 albums – impressive number, especially for Progressive Metal bands, which usually don’t rush with new releases. ...
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Review: Cro-Mags “2020” [Mission Two Entertainment]

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2020 ruined everyone’s plans including Cro-Mags with their first album in 20 years, In The Beginning. Nevertheless, musicians decided not to sit around and recorded another conceptual EP ...
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Review: Iron Savior “Skycrest” [AFM Records]

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A year ago, in 2019 Iron Savior released a strong album Kill Or Get Killed with conventional for this band sci-fi lyrics and blending of Heavy and Power ...
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Review: Iron Mask “Master Of Masters” [AFM Records]

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Iron Mask was formed in 2002 as a side-project of Magic Kingdom‘s virtuoso guitarist Dushan Petrossi, but at some point it turned to a full band. Their last ...
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Review: Mindless Sinner “Master Of Evil” [Pure Steel Records]

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Sweden Mindless Sinner have a very meager discography: for almost 40 years of existence, the band released only four albums. The latest one, Poltergeist, was released in the ...
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