Ultimate Metal

Alamanac – Self Blinded Eyes (Official Video)

Almanac - Tsar

Maybe you’re like I was a couple days ago – “Almanac, who, what?”

Well my friends, I have a treat for you today. The debut of Almanac’s first official video, “Self Blinded Eyes”, which is taken from their debut album Tsar.

Almanac are comprised of a stellar group of well known musicians, with the genesis of the band being traced back to Rage’s Lingua Mortis Orchestra project. Read More

Brand New Circus Maximus Song Available

Circus Maximus - Havoc

A brand new song from Circus Maximus has hit the Internet waves – oh yes. “The Weight” comes from their forthcoming album Havoc, which will be released by Frontiers Records on March 18, 2016. This is the highly anticipated follow up to Nine, which continued Circus Maximus’ brand of high caliber Progressive Metal meets AOR. This band is highly recommended by Ultimate Metal. they are easily one of the top tier bands of this generation.

You can pre-order the DELUXE EDITION here: http://amzn.to/1OAowAL



Art of Anarchy FREE Download

Art of Anarchy Cover

Many of you have probably read of the recent passing of Scott Weiland (ex-Stone Temple Pilots singer).

He was part of a mini super group called Art of Anarchy featuring Ron Thal (Bumblefoot – ex Guns N Roses), John Moyer (Disturbed) and twin brothers Jon and Vince Votta. Well, he contended that he was never in the band but…

In memory of his passing they’ve offered up the full album as a free download:



Art of Anarchy

One Machine Unveils “The Final Cull”

One Machine - The Final Culll

One Machine, the brainchild of acclaimed guitarist/songwriter Steve Smyth (Testament, Nevermore, Forbidden, Dragonlord, Vicious Rumors), recently announced the upcoming release of their second full-length album, The Final Cull, out on September 18th worldwide via Scarlet Records.

The band recently released the new album art which was designed by Gustavo Sazes (Gus G., Morbid Angel, Arch Enemy). Read More

Leviathan – Scar Sighted Review

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

Kamelot - Haven

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.

Nightwish Promo Pic 2015

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