PHOTOS: Amon Amarth, Enslaved, and Skeletonwitch — January 31st in Silver Spring, MD and February 4th in New York, NY

Typically when a tour rolls through the US, we pick a single staff photographer to attend a date and gather photos. This time around, we were able to get two different photographers in two different cities to capture the latest Amon Amarth North American headlining tour, which features support from…

PHOTOS: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013 — July 19th @ Susquehanna Bank Center, Philadelphia, PA [Part One]

There are very few metal treks in the states bigger than Rockstar Energy Drink’s Mayhem Festival. Every year, the tour picks up the biggest names in rock and metal and pairs them with promising up-and-comers, getting even larger and more diverse by the year. This year’s lineup included headliner Rob…

Æther Realm – One Chosen by the Gods

Æther Realm are the best melodic death metal band deceptively not from Finland you’ll have the pleasure of hearing this year. Their sound can only be described as Wintersun sitting down one day for a horn of mead to discuss being beyond great, when Eluveitie show up and decide that it’s time for collaboration. Their debut effort One Chosen by the Gods certainly incorporates orchestral touches for that added huge sound, but never lets the heaviness of the music fall by the wayside or simply get lost.