It can be an unusual move when an established artist like Insomnium releases an EP; however, rather than being a curiosity to be disregarded, ‘Argent Moon’ (Century Media) feels like essential listening for fans of modern melodic death metal.
Even if you haven’t had the pleasure of perusing Tero Ikäheimonen’s excellent history of Finnish black metal, The Devil’s…
Finnish bluegrass band Steve’N’Seagulls talk about their new album, ‘Another Miracle’, and what they think of the new AC/DC record.
Twenty-one years is a long time to spend on a debut full-length, by anyone’s standards. But that’s exactly what…
Just over two months ago I was making my way through the school-like corridors beneath Islington Assembly Hall to…
For this episode of the Paltrocast, host Darren Paltrowitz spoke with Fozzy frontman (also current AEW World Champion and Talk Is Jericho host) Chris Jericho, singer/songwriter Michael Monroe, and Refused frontman Dennis Lxyzen.
Dismal Spells from the Dragonrealm by Finland’s Druadan Forest isn’t black metal, isn’t goth or darkwave, and most definitely isn’t your average ambient mixer – but it shares common elements of all these as it binds together sweeping sonic portraits of darkness, despair and dread, making this fantasy soundtrack from Werewolf Records a perfect example of dungeon synth done right.
Out now on Transcending Obscurity Records, Sadistik Forest offer up a feast of tantalising brutality with their third full-length record, Morbid Majesties. We advise you to dig in!
“Lifelong Tragedy”, the new single from Dead End Finland, reflects that the fourth studio album will represent a more musically diverse chapter for the band.
We sat down with keyboardist Janne Wirman at Phoenix Concert Theatre and discussed his origins with the band, the current tour, and the future of Children of Bodom.
Reckless Love described their hard rocking music as “Merry Metal” and, on InVader, there is certainly a good-time ‘party’ vibe to this band’s delightfully retro sound.
Finnish death metallers Decaying are proud to announce that their third full-length album The Last Days Of War is set for release on May 20th via Hellthrasher Productions. The follow-up to their acclaimed sophomore effort
It’s always nice to find a jewel of a release in the sea of endless promo albums that come my way. It’s not that there aren’t a lot of good releases or acts, it’s just that it’s always cool to find an overlooked gem in the promo pile… Fall of the Idols being one of those such gems. The band’s CD, Solemn Verses, was recently sent to me by Ihate Records and to be honest, I wasn’t really expecting much. The artwork is cool and all, but with a name like Fall of the Idols I was expecting something like power metal.
On January 25th, 2013 Dark Descent Records and Woodcut Records will unleash Poisoned Void, the debut full-length from Finnish death metal four-piece Vorum. One of the most devastating bands in Finland’s underground death metal scene, Vorum blend uncompromising aggression and a hauntingly murky atmosphere with moments of earth-swallowing death/doom for an album that will crush skulls and send children screaming out of the room in fright. A promo video for the track “Dance of Heresy” has been posted online – listen below!