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Album Review: Marko Hietala – ‘Pyre Of The Black Heart’

Posted by on January 24, 2020

Marko Hietala is no stranger to the worldwide metal scene as his role of bass player and backing vocals in Nightwish has seen him tour the world several times. He’s also known for his previous work with Sinergy, Tarot, and several apparitions with the Dutch band Delain. Additionally, he participated a couple of times with […]

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Epica turned NYC into a “Kingdom Of Heaven” on 1/12/20 w/ Starkill

Posted by on January 16, 2020

  Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica spent a chunk of 2019 celebrating the tenth anniversary of their fourth studio album, Design Your Universe. In addition to releasing the Gold Edition, the group toured through different parts of the globe to commemorate the record. Towards the end of last year, Epica finally announced bringing the celebration […]

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We got our hands on Lorna Shore’s ‘Immortal;’ it’s relentlessness grabs you and doesn’t let go

Posted by on January 15, 2020

Review:  Lorna Shore – Immortal  (Century Media) Yes – we have THAT record in hand. And we’ve heard all the songs… the one the internet is squawking about. And let me say this from the beginning – from a musical standpoint, Century Media and Lorna Shore was right to release this record as it was recorded. […]

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Album Review: Apocalyptica ‘Cell-0’

Posted by on January 14, 2020

After a five year break between studio albums, neo-classic metal quartet Apocalyptica return with a new record. Cell-0 (pronounce Cell Zero) marks their overall 9th studio full-length effort and their first instrumental offering in seventeen years. The self-produced album was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki and mixed by Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, and Black Sabbath) in […]

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Review: Greta Van Fleet rocks the Met in Philadelphia

Posted by on January 2, 2020

Greta Van Fleet Philadelphia, PA @ The Met – 12/30/2019 So I know some of you loyal readers are already saying, “Not metal!” with foam coming out of your mouth. And maybe you’re right, they’re not metal. But then there’s also this: Greta Van Fleet are really, really good and there’s an awful lot for […]

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