Be’lakor – Of Breath and Bone

Ever since the release in 2009 of their widely applauded sophomore album, Stone’s Reach, Melbourne’s Be’lakor have been heralded alongside the likes of Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum as being at the forefront of the modern melodic death metal movement. However, while it is arguable that some of their contemporaries have stagnated over recent releases, Be’lakor have, with their third album, reinvigorated a genre seemingly bereft of inspiration. Entitled Of Breath and Bone, the album is 57 minutes of epic melodeath that not only bristles with pomp and grandeur, but is also intensely atmospheric, and proves Be’lakor to be a band now well and truly at the peak of their powers.

Brendon Small of Dethklok: The HBIH Interview

Brendon Small is a remarkable fellow. Not only has he enjoyed the success of two animated series on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (Home Movies and Metalocalypse), but the Berklee graduate is also a gifted musician and standup comic. Small discusses Metal, why his next television endeavor won’t be animated, acting…

Now There’s One Less Reason To Give Money To Victory Records: Within The Ruins Jumps Ship To eOne/Good Fight Music

At one point in history, Victory Records were an important label that kickstarted the careers of many excellent bands and really made an impact on the hardcore and metal scene. Nowadays, they’re flandarized to the point of shit-shoveling and perpetual mediocrity — and that’s just the best part about them.…