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Skálmöld – Baldur

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Published on: August 15, 2011

Another group of Viking warriors carrying instruments have arisen from the cold north! Skálmöld from Iceland have recently  signed with Napalm records, who brought out the debut album Baldur worldwide. They describe themselves on their MySpace website with the following words: ‘’Amon Amarth meets Ensiferum, meets Iron Maiden, and meets [...]

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Djerv – Djerv

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Published on: August 15, 2011

Straight out of Oslo, Djerv is a heavy outfit consisting of members from acts Animal Alpha, Trelldom and Stonegard. Their self titled debut has just recently been released and has been followed by quite a lot of buzz. Unfortunately this band came with baggage. The singer is ( dun dun [...]

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Nine Covens – On The Coming Of Darkness

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Published on: August 14, 2011

Do you know what I like about Britain’s Nine Covens? They don’t give a fuck. Who are these guys? Why are they wearing cloaks? The Candlelight Records press release gives us the mysterious “current and former members of some of the key extreme bands from the last decade.” That’s cool; [...]

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Barstool Philosophers – Sparrows

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Published on: August 13, 2011

Wow! What else can be said about these five lads from the Netherlands. Sparrows is their first full length CD review which follows the release of the single Sunrise. Philosophers has come in under the radar of the progressive music scene and it is time to put them on the [...]

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From Relapse Records: OBSCURA Announces Dates In South East Asia

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Published on: August 13, 2011

OBSCURA will head to South East Asia and Dubai for the first time-ever this September. This run of dates kicks-off on September 23rd and is in support of the band’s latest album Omnivium. OBSCURA’s Steffen Kummerer commented on the upcoming tour; “We are honored to get the chance to play [...]

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Demonical – Death Infernal

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Published on: August 13, 2011

Swedish death metal. Never a bad thing. For some reason, anything that comes out of Sweden already has the advantage of being Swedish. Especially if it’s death metal. Blah blah blah Entombed blah blah blah Dismember: writers, stop reading Wikipedia. Demonical has flown under the radar of mainstream metal since [...]

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Suicide Silence – The Black Crown

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Published on: August 12, 2011

Without being a fan of Suicide Silence, or the “deathcore” scene, I knew exactly who they were because bands like this are impossible to ignore. I have not flipped through a music mag in the past two months without seeing vocalist Mitch Lucker’s neck tats, and I’d need at least [...]

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All Pigs Must Die – God Is War

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Published on: August 12, 2011

Comprised of Kevin Baker from The Hope Conspiracy, Ben Koller of Converge and Adam Wentworth and Matt Woods of Bloodhorse, this is the first full length release from Massachusetts’ All Pigs Must Die, and released on Southern Lord. With a name like All Pigs Must Die and a track listing [...]

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ICS Vortex – Storm Seeker

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Published on: August 11, 2011

Simen Hestnæs, better known under his stage monniker ICS Vortex, is a well known figure in the Norwegian metal scene. Besides his stint with Dimmu Borgir, he’s seen action with Lamented Souls, Borknagar and Arcturus. After his tumultuous departure from Dimmu Borgir, he rejoined Borknagar and Arcturus and he set [...]

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