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While Heaven Wept – Fear Of Infinity

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Published on: June 6, 2011

Virginian metallers, While Heaven Wept, hold a special place in my heart – but I don’t need to go into why. That’s a conversation for another time. I first became a fan on hearing Vast Oceans Lachrymose, their epic doom release of 2009. I fell in love with it, and went [...]

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Interview With Samael

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Published on: June 2, 2011

Swiss experimental metal band Samael released their latest album some time ago. It’s called Lux Mundi and it’s a very solid and thoroughly enjoyable record. I had the change of doing an interview with Xy, the band’s drummer/percussionist. We had a friendly chat about the new album, Samael’s collective  desire [...]

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Symphony X – Iconoclast

by Tony
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Published on: May 13, 2011

Symphony X is a band who likely needs no introduction to the majority of our readers, but they’re a highly respected metal band of the progressive persuasion out of New Jersey. Not counting this newest release Iconoclast, they’ve got seven studio releases. But does the eighth album by these metallers [...]

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Samael – Lux Mundi

by Rob
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Published on: May 5, 2011

They’ve been around a very long time, Samael. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of their first album, Worship Him, and Lux Mundi is album number nine in what has mostly been a very highly-regarded career for these Swiss pioneers. Despite still being labelled as a black metal band by [...]

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Amorphis – The Beginning Of Times

by Rob
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Published on: April 22, 2011

The Beginning Of Times is album number ten in Amorphis’ long career (not counting Magic And Mayhem), which has also been littered with EP releases (15 of them at last count!), and the fourth since Tomi Joutsen took the vocal helm. The previous album, Skyforger, was seen as somewhat of [...]

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Interview With Mayan

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Published on: April 17, 2011

MaYan is the latest project by Mark Jansen, better known as the mastermind and guitarist of Dutch symphonic metallers Epica. It all started with a couple of jam sessions with his former After Forever buddies Jack Driessen (keyboards) and Sander Gommans (guitar). Somewhere along the line Sander Gommans had to [...]

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Origin – Entity

by Jack
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Published on: April 16, 2011

Origin have made a lot of stepping up their game with the release of Entity. Quoth drummer John Longstreth: “the music on this album is stone, its cold, its serious, its desolate, its very angry, its the band unified, and working overtime to create what we feel will be the [...]

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MaYaN – Quarterpast

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Published on: April 13, 2011

MaYaN is the latest project/band by guitarist Mark Jansen of Epica fame. The band came into life after he decided to jam a bit with his former After Forever buddies Sander Gommers and Jack Driessen. A couple of line-up changes later Mayan started to take shape and together with the [...]

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