Norwegian progressive/psychedelic extreme metal trailblazers Enslaved are set to release ‘The Sleeping Gods’ via Scion A/V as a free downloadable five song EP on May 10th. Following up on last year’s near-universally praised ‘Axioma Ethica Odini’, the EP finds the quintet once again expanding the boundaries of what metal can be, deftly incorporating influences from across the musical spectrum.

The final single and title track of Hate Eternal’s upcoming album ‘Phoenix Amongst The Ashes’ (out May 10) is live and currently streaming HERE. Hate Eternal recorded their fifth studio album, ‘Phoenix Amongst The Ashes’, at frontman Erik Rutan’s own Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, FL with mastering handled by Alan Douches of West West Side. J.J. Hrubovcak has been added as the band’s bassist, alongside the devastating combo of Erik Rutan on guitar and Jade Simonetto on drums.

French is a language I always had trouble with in school. Despite my fault, I’ve never been discouraged from listening to French bands. One that recently caught my attention is Hypno5e, with their new album Des Deux L’Une Est L’Autre. When I got this album title translated it came out to “Two Of The Other One Is”. Is this correct? While I’m not sure, I don’t really care because this album translates into great!

We are one week away from The Haunted releasing their massive ‘Unseen’ record upon the masses. The highly anticipated follow-up to 2008’s ‘Versus’ sees the band swing for the fences with a massive, catchy heavy metal record unlike anything else you would expect from the Swedish powerhouse. Now, The Haunted have teamed up with to launch an exclusive stream of ‘Unseen’ online. Head over to to check out the album and be sure to pre-order your copy before it is released on March 22nd.