SYLOSIS Dormant Heart: Album Review

by Mike Lawrence on December 17, 2014

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The fourth album from British band, Sylosis, was the perfect choice for our first review of 2015.  It has everything necessary to kick the year off with a bang!  Crushing thrash guitars.  Check.  More than ten tracks (there are twelve).  Check.  An almost sixty minute run time.  Check.  Excellent songwriting and musicianship.  Check and check. […]

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Sounds From The Heavy Metal Underground: 12/15/14

by I.O. Kirkwood on December 16, 2014

The hottest underground heavy metal for the week of 12/15/14 featuring Infestum, In the Company of Serpents, Cretin, Hujjai, Myrkur, and Dissidents.

I.O.’s RANT <begin rant> WTF is it with the “intro” track? I skip over any first track that says Intro or is less than 2 minutes long. I’m sure other reviewers do this as well. It’s like a prologue in a book. Useless. If you can’t grab me with your first song, don’t tease me […]

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This Week’s New Heavy Metal Album Releases: 12/16/14

by Mike Lawrence on December 16, 2014

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We have entered the doldrums of December.  Aside from a new live album from (yawn) Asking Alexandria and a few solid independent releases from the likes of Morbosidad, Pineal and others, there is not a ton of new music to check out this week.  Unfortunately next week looks ever lighter but then again that’s what […]

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The Top 8 New Metal Music Videos Of The Week: 12/12/14

by Mike Lawrence on December 12, 2014

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Due to the immense amount of new albums that will be released at the beginning of 2015, we are finally getting a huge influx of great new songs to listen to.  There were so many excellent tracks this week that it was not only incredibly difficult to narrow it to down to eight songs, but […]

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Heavy Metal News Week In Review: 12/12/14

by I.O. Kirkwood on December 11, 2014

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HISTORY LESSON: DIMEBAG DARRELL TRIBUTES One of Metal Music’s most iconic guitarists was remembered on the 10th anniversary of his tragic death on December 8, 2004. “Dimebag” Darrell Lance Abbott, brother of Vinnie Paul, and a founding member of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN, was gunned down by Nathan Gale during a DAMAGEPLAN performance at the Alrosa […]

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Concert Review: SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES & EXODUS

by Mike Lawrence on December 10, 2014

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I have literally never seen anything like what happened on the night of November 28, 2014 at the Worcester Palladium.  I arrived fifteen minutes before the show was to start and the line to get in was down the street and around the corner.  By the time things kicked off at 7:30, the entire venue […]

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This Week’s New Heavy Metal Album Releases: 12/09/14

by Mike Lawrence on December 9, 2014

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The end of 2014 has had its share of really solid new releases, which is unusual.  Most of the time labels release their good material by the beginning of November at the latest or they wait for the start of the new year.  This week features a lot of good stuff including more great Celtic […]

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Sounds From The Heavy Metal Underground: 12/08/14

by I.O. Kirkwood on December 9, 2014

The hottest underground metal music of the week 12/08/14 featuring Child Bite, UnSacred, Baring Teeth, Humiliation, In Torment, Primordial and more.

I.O.’s PICKs OF THE WEEK I had a taste for hardcore and punk this week so I’m giving you two picks because both bands released fan-fucking-tabulous albums. CHILD BITE Strange Waste (Housecore Records) When I recognized “Buzz” Osbourne (THE MELVINS) in the video for “Ancestral Ooze” I was completely charmed by this goofy,  punk-noise-metal band. […]

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The Top 8 New Metal Music Videos Of The Week: 12/05/14

by Mike Lawrence on December 5, 2014

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8.  Artist: Through The Silence  Song: “Dawn of Sorrow”  Album: Debt Of Words (Due Out This Month)  Genre: Metalcore https://www.facebook.com/through.t.silence   #7.  Artist: Night Demon  Song: “Killer”  Album: Curse Of Th Damned (Due Out 1/27/2015)  Genre: Root Metal https://www.facebook.com/nightdemonband   #6.  Artist: Finsterforst  Song: “Mach Dich Frei”  Album: Mach Dich Frei (Due Out 2/2015)  Genre: […]

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Heavy Metal News Week In Review: 12/05/14

by I.O. Kirkwood on December 4, 2014

The top news for week ending 12/05/14 feat. MEGADETH, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, RISE of the NORTHSTAR, SYLOSIS, PELICAN, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and more.

TOP NEWS STORY Earlier in October, we reported the disappearance of MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine’s mother-in-law, Sally Estabrook. Despite extensive searching, she could not be found. On November 27th, medical examiners confirmed that a body found about a half mile from the campsite where Estabrook had gone missing was indeed that of Dave Mustaine’s mother-in-law. […]

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