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Leviathan – Scar Sighted Review

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Leviathan – Scar Sighted

Profound Lore Records, March 2015

When it comes to one man black metal acts of note, few have touched the cult following garnered by Wrest’s musical monstrosity, Leviathan.  Be it his sleuth of lo-fi black metal demo’s or his strictly dark ambient work in Silhouette In Splinters, Wrest has poured forth terrifying soundscapes that have always effectively reflected  a strong sense of sincerity. When this sincerity is pondered in context to the material, it is all that more frightening.

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Eclipse Release Video for “I Don’t Wanna Say I’m Sorry”

Here’s the brand new video from Eclipse for the song I Don’t Want To Say I’m Sorry, off their new album Armageddonize.

Eclipse are fast becoming the most talked about band in the Melodic Rock circle, and rightfully so. Their songs stick in your head for days on end and their new album Armageddonize has been hogging way too much time in my personal music rotation for the past month. You know you have something special when every song could be a single. It’s that good.

Kamelot Unveils New Album Details

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Kamelot have unveiled the details for their next album titled Haven.

Haven marks their debut with Napalm Records (via a licensing agreement through their own Kamelot Music, LLC).  The album was produced by long time Kamelot producer Sascha Paeth and was mastered by Jacob Hansen. Additional album guests include Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Troy Donockley (Nightwish) and Charlotte Wessels (Delain). Artwork is by Stefan Heilemann, with additional art/layout from Gustavo Sazes.  Read More

Nightwish – Elan Official Video Premiere

The wait is over my friends. The video debut of Elan, the first single off of the upcoming Nightwish album Endless Forms Most Beautiful, has just been released. It’s the highly anticipated debut of, the one and only, Floor Jansen (After Forever, ReVamp). Floor stepped in on the last tour cycle for Nightwish, taking over the vocal reigns from Anette Olzon. Floor’s performance was met with both fan and critical acclaim, and needless to say…the rest is history.

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Endless Forms Most Beautiful will be released on March 27 (EU), March 30th (UK) and March 31st for the rest of the world.

Subterranean Masquerade – The Great Bazaar Review

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Subterranean Masquerade – The Great Bazaar

Taklit Music, January 2015

Back in 2004 I found myself on an aural pursuit of something different, something… anything that would shake me out of the stagnate state my musical journey had become.  Shifting over jewel cases in the basement of a St. Paul record shop I decided to end a rather indecisive night of album browsing upon picking up an EP from an act I was quite unfamiliar with, that act being Subterranean Masquerade. Read More

Havok Drummer To Miss Select Tour Dates

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As previously announced, Havok will return to North America this fall, starting with a USA/Canadian run alongside Crowbar and Revocation, followed by a headlining trek in Mexico. Unfortunately, due to a family emergency, Pete Webber (drums) will sit out select dates on this upcoming tour, with Wretched‘s Marshall Wieczorek filling in temporarily. Read More