Mayhem – Esoteric Warfare

In their formative years, Mayhem developed a reputation in the underground before committing a single note to tape, claiming to be the best and most extreme band the metal world had ever seen. Although “best” is a subjective term, they would certainly back up their claims in the highly publicized Norwegian church…

Prepare to Get Destroyed by The Matador

When the history of this particular period in the growth of metal is written, a whole chapter will be dedicated to Australia. From experimental black metal, through alternative, djent and post, the land down under has been producing top notch bands for a long time now. Names like Karnivool, Ne Obliviscaris and The Schoenberg…

Listen to Pallbearer’s The Ghost I Used to Be

When Pallbearer released Sorrow and Extinction in 2012, the entire genre held its breath. The album was so vividly emotional, blending 70’s tinged doom with modern execution, that it was immediately etched on the minds of all who heard it. Since then, the band has enjoyed increasing popularity, touring with none other…

THE HELL Serve Up A Tasty Video For ‘Bangers And Mosh’

The critically-acclaimed masked ruffians from THE HELL have dropped their video for the skullcrushing track ‘Bangers and Mosh’. Guess what? It’s awesome. Start bouncing right after the jump. This track, as the title implies, goes nicely with some good ol’ fashioned mosh. Endlessly bouncy and relentlessly heavy, this track gives even further…

Archspire Premiere ‘Lucid Collective Somnambulation’ Guitar Playthrough; Continue To Stay Tech

Archspire have released a guitar playthrough of ‘Lucid Collective Somnambulation’, taken from this year’s The Lucid Collective, through Guitar World’s website, and it’s insane. Featuring two-hand tapping, squeedlies, weedlies and all other types of technical craziness that characterize the bands playing style, this has Archspire written all over it. Enough talking, though. Check…

King Diamond Prepare to Take the US by Storm

Theatrics! Heavy metal! Falsetto! Yes, it’s that time again kids, as the one and only King Diamond has (have?) announced a US tour coming this Fall. Including a promise for the “most ambitious and largest productions in North America in the band’s entire history”, this should lay to rest any doubts as to…