Windfaerer – Tenebrosum

Traditional string instruments in metal, while not exactly commonplace, are certainly nothing new to the genre. From Blind Guardian to Ne Obliviscaris, orchestral backings to a singular instrumentalist in a band, it’s hardly the least likely thing to hear from a metal band. There’s no specific subgenre one could pin…

Cynic Call It Quits

It is with great sadness that we announce that Cynic, the technical/death metal/fusion group that influenced countless acts and continued to produce stellar work throughout the years, has come to an end. Their final shows were with Plini and Cyclamen in Japan. The band, via drummer Sean Reinert, announced the…

Hey! Listen To Eternal Excaliver!

I know, I know, what’s up with that artwork? Well, Eternal Excaliver are a Japanese power/melodic death metal band, and they’re AWESOME. Do you like over-the-top power metal a la Dragonforce? Japanese power/shred metal in the vein of Galneryus? Perhaps sprinkled with some melodic death metal? Then Eternal Excaliver is just…