Vesania debuts new song “Dismay” via Revolver Magazine!

vesaniaPoland’s Vesania have released a new song from their forthcoming album, “Deus Ex Machina.” The track, “Dismay,” is streaming now on HERE. The Polish symphonic black metal act that features current and former members of Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir, Vader, and Decapitated, have been releasing albums and touring in Europe for over a decade. The band’s fourth full-length album, and first since 2007, is scheduled for release on October 28, 2014 via Metal Blade Records.

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Review: Tyranny Enthroned – Our Great Undoing

Tyranny Enthroned - Our Great UndoingTyranny Enthroned, a band that surprised me with a brand new record and has easily become one of my favorites of this year. The St. Louis band has become more than just ‘that local band from down the road’ to me now. I saw them open for Nile last year and now with a new album and video on the way, these guys are looking more and more professional and mastering their sound along the way to make it all crushingly real. “Our Great Undoing” is a perfect starting point for this band as they head down the path of metal righteousness. With a comfortable sound that resonates Gorguts’ progressive stylings, some destructive melodic riffing here and there with an overall massively aggressive death metal approach, Tyranny Enthroned prove to us that they are here to slay us all with their new album.

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0Y5Z7M2JX7141413884402495BlizzCon, the Blizzard convention (duh) that showcases everything you could possibly want to fan boy over with their series of games. Starcraft, Warcraft, Diablo and more! Well closing out the entire convention is the legendary band Metallica who will be performing on the night of November 8th to a sold out crowd. Can’t make the show? The “Blizzcon Virtual Ticket” will allow you to view the concert, as well as the entire weekend event, from the comfort and judgement free area of your computer desk. More info below!

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AT THE GATES to headline fourth annual Decibel Magazine Tour with CONVERGE, VALLENFYRE

ImageProxyThe Decibel Magazine Tour has established itself as the extreme music destination of the spring, bringing metalheads a thoughtfully curated lineup that celebrates the genre’s proud and diverse global legacy. The fourth installment is no different, as Swedish melodeath legends AT THE GATES join forces with U.S. hardcore heroes CONVERGE and U.K. death/doom supergroup VALLENFYRE, with yet one more very special opener to be announced this December.

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Nero Di MarteThe acclaimed Italian progressive/atmospheric metal quartet NERO DI MARTE have unveiled an advance stream of their sophomore effort “Derivae” prior to its worldwide release on Oct. 27 (North America/UK/EU) and Nov. 1 (G/A/S)! You can listen to the album in its entirety now at  

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Concert Review: Deicide, Septicflesh, Inquisition, Abysmal Dawn & Carach Angren

In-the-Minds-of-Evil-2014-tourOn a fantastic Friday night at The Riot Room, one of the heaviest shows of the year decided to stop by and just blast us with great amounts of metal. Deicide were at The Riot Room the year before with a good line up (Broken Hope, Disgorge & Necronomicon) but this year they decided to bring on some new talent and mix it up with even more black metal. The end result made for one of the most enjoyable shows I’ve been to in a long time!

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Quick Reviews – Annihilated, Blackwolfgoat, Bowl Ethereal & Brimstone Coven

annihilatedIf your band name is Annihilated then your music better portray the very meaning of that word. Thankfully, this band nails it and the music is just gnarly death metal with plenty of groove and filthy tone. Continue reading