Vallenfyre – Fear Those Who Fear Him

A whole host of good oceanic adjectives come to mind when trying to describe Vallenfyre’s sound, like “roiling,” “crashing,” “deep,” or “furious.” Although these UK extreme metal stalwarts don’t play music particularly themed towards deep bodies of water in the same way as, say, The Ocean, their sound burbles and hisses in a similar manner to some forgotten Cambrian trench, oozing and rushing in various degrees through briny swill and hot gas. Fear Those Who Fear Him, the third outing from Vallenfyre, doesn’t do much to change this – no big stylistic shift in trajectory has occurred in the three years since Splinters – but hey, when you’ve got a formula that routinely kicks this much ass, is there any reason to mess with it?

Tomas Lindberg of At The Gates: The Heavy Blog Is Heavy Interview

After nearly two decades of silence and side projects, Sweden’s melodic death metal maestros At the Gates dropped 2014’s seamless At War With Reality and have been assaulting the entire globe with a touring schedule as relentless as the riffs ever since. With a confidence and chemistry most full-time bands would kill for year after years of relentless practice, At the Gates really do seem like one of the most proficiently savage and insanely-catchy bands to ever emerge (and then re-emerge) from this subgenre.

There’s Plenty of Hope to be Found in this New Paradise Lost Song

We’ve not heard much from the Paradise Lost camp for a while, what with vocalist Nick Holmes busy fronting the legendary Swedish death metal supergroup Bloodbath and guitarist Gregor Mackintosh pummeling skulls in his own side project Vallenfyre, but thankfully that’s about to change. The prolific death/doom band will be releasing their 14th full length album,…

Pallbearer Confirmed As Special Guest Openers For 2015 Decibel Magazine Tour

Just as us sleuths at Heavy Blog previously suspected, Pallbearer have been officially confirmed as the fourth act featured on the 2015 edition of the Decibel Magazine Tour, surprising exactly no one.  Check out more details after the jump. The hot up-and-coming doom metal quartet will be performing alongside Swedish death pioneers At the…