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I.O.’s Pick of the Week: MERKABAH | UBIQUITY (Maple Metal Records) They tried to compare MERKABAH to WITHIN TEMPTATION, but there is no comparison. Jacinthe Poulin has a beautiful, throaty voice suited to power metal and the arrangements supporting the vocals have a heavy, gothic sound. Poulin’s voice cannot be overpowered. “Mythomania” is goose-flesh inspiring. (genre: power [...]

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Wow!  Now this is what we would call a really slow week.  Looks like this is in preparation for the flood of new albums that will release on August 5th.  There is really not anything big or significant to talk about today as every release is from an underground metal band.  However, there is some [...]

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Heavy Metal News Week in Review – 07/25/14

by I.O. Kirkwood on July 24, 2014

A summary of heavy metal news for week ending July 25, 2014 including stories on Motley Crue, Primus, Megadeth, Machine Head and more.

MOTLEY CRUE Farewell Tour Plagued With “Technical” Difficulties Looks like MOTLEY CRUE is suffering a case of Murphy’s Law as everything that could go wrong on their Farewell Tour does. Between torn drum heads, inaudible singing, botched guitar cues, and what appears to be a lapse in professionalism, the first three gigs were a “festival [...]

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Before we begin, we would like to ask the readers to please not send us angry comments saying “this band sucks” or “why is that band on the list?”  This is NOT, we repeat NOT a list of the best metal bands ever.  This is the 10 most RECOGNIZABLE metal bands of all time.  These [...]

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Sounds From The Heavy Metal Underground – 07/21/14

by I.O. Kirkwood on July 22, 2014

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Here are the 8 underground heavy metal picks for this week. I.O.’s Pick of the Week BRIMSTONE COVEN | Self Titled (Metal Blade Records) If you’re an old-school heavy metal, psychedelic funk aficionado then BRIMSTONE COVEN is going to stroke your sweet spot. Rumblings of Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Led Zeppelin an Pink Floyd with a reverb [...]

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This is a steady week for new releases.  There is new stuff from the Chris Jericho fronted band Fozzy and melodic metalcore act Within The Ruins.  Nu metal/alternative metal band Ill Nino is also dropping a new records, but you may be a bit surprised by this one.  Yes it’s still mainstream style alt metal, [...]

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Interview with Jonas Albrektsson of King of Asgard

by I.O. Kirkwood on July 21, 2014

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I jumped on the opportunity to interview King of Asgard. The luck of the draw gave me Jonas Albrektsson, the bassist for the band who joined in 2009. King of Asgard was originally founded in 2008 by Karl Beck (vocals, guitar) and Karsten Larsson (drums), both former members of the now-defunct Mithotyn. Lars Tängmark (guitarist) joined in [...]

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Overkill: White Devil Armory – Album Review

by Mike Lawrence on July 20, 2014

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White Devil Armory is the seventeenth studio album from thrash legends, Overkill.  It’s hard to believe that the band has been able to release this many albums and remain as consistent as they have.  Of all the thrash bands out there, Overkill is one of the few whose sound has really never wavered over the years [...]

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King of Asgard: Karg – Album Review

by I.O. Kirkwood on July 19, 2014

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There is a magic in creating music that speaks to humans on several levels at once. KARG seems almost harmless at first listen, especially if you’re brand new to folk-based, blackened, melodic death metal (which is a damn accurate description). I say this because the arrangements are simple and elegant. There is a distillation of [...]

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These are the picks for the top eight new heavy metal music videos for the week ending July 18, 2014.  There was a lot of good stuff this week, making it increasingly difficult to pick just eight.  There are going to be a lot of excellent new albums dropping in the coming weeks and they [...]

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