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Album Review: Kreator – Gods of Violence

Artist: Kreator Album: Gods of Violence Release Date: 27.01.2017 Label: Nuclear Blast Arguably the kings of thrash metal, Kreator always deserved more attention, more fame and more respect in my book. Not that any thrash head would ignore the success … Continue reading

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Album Review: Chrysalis – Reminder

CHRYSALIS – REMINDER Release Date: January 13th 2017 I’m happy to start 2017 off with a bang. Bands like Chrysalis are the best ones to write about because there’s usually so much to say. They categorize their sound as alternative metal, which … Continue reading

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Album Review: In Flames – Battles

Artist: In Flames Album: Battles Release Date: November 11th, 2016 Record Label: Nuclear Blast In Flames is a delicate matter. You cannot simply say they are a mediocre modern band and be done with it as they are one of … Continue reading

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Album Review: Testament – Brotherhood of the Snake

Band: Testament Album: Brotherhood of the Snake Release Date: October 28th, 2016 Label: Nuclear Blast Testament is one of the most influential thrash metal bands out there, no matter what. They never achieved the financial and media success of the … Continue reading

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Soilwork’s Fury Tour 2016 Final Show – November 16, 2016 – Toronto, Canada

A press release came into Metal Nation News late last summer announcing one of the best tour packages of the year, the Soilwork headlined Fury Tour with support from Unearth, Battlecross, Wovenwar and Darkness Divided to be played in 26 … Continue reading

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Album Review: Defiant – Time Isn’t Healing

DEFIANT – TIME ISN’T HEALING Release Date: November 28th 2016 When I think of power metal I typically think of symphonic bands like Stratovarius or Sonata Arctica. Bands like these tend to have a sound so full with guitars and … Continue reading

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EP Review: Leaves’ Eyes – Fires In The North

Band: Leaves’ Eyes EP name: Fires In The North Release date: November 4th Record Label: AFM Records On November 4th, Leaves’ Eyes released their new EP in the USA and Canada. The epic metal hymn called Fires In The North … Continue reading

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Album Review: Evergrey – The Storm Within

Artist: Evergrey Album: The Storm Within Release Date: September 9th, 2016 Label: AFM Evergrey is one of my all-time favorite bands. Their discography has so many great tracks, it makes one wonder why the band is not more popular. Well, … Continue reading

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Album Review: Opeth – Sorceress

Band: Opeth  Album: Sorceress Label: Nuclear Blast Records Release Date: September 20, 2016 From the moment I first heard the Sorceress single from Opeth about a month ago my excitement for the newest chapter of Opeth grew to a level … Continue reading

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Album Review: Existance – Breaking The Rock

EXISTANCE – BREAKING THE ROCK Release Date – October 15th, 2016 The last two bands that I’ve been given to review, Existance as well as a band called Kryptos for a different site, have had a sound that would be described … Continue reading

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Album Review: Void King – There Is Nothing

VOID KING – THERE IS NOTHING Release Date – June 21st, 2016 I always seem to find myself reviewing stoner metal bands. Often it’s done reluctantly, because there doesn’t seem to be much else out there lately, and I end … Continue reading

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Album Review: Ivory – Southern Cross

Band: Ivory Album: Southern Cross Rockshots Records Release Date: July 22nd 2016 From the wonderful city of Minsk in Belarus, Ivory has released an album of a conceptual trilogy based on the “Terra Nova” expedition of Robert Scott to the … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Decent of Decency – Footprints in the Custard

You’re all invited to The Descent of Decency! Lords of the obscene, Manchester-based Comedy Punk metallers Footprints in the Custard present their third tongue-in-cheek album that is sure to ruffle your truffle. If you like music about bodily fluids, getting … Continue reading

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Festival Diary: Heavy Montreal Day 2 with the Rev

Day two of Heavy Montreal promised a sprinkle of rain and a flood of non-stop metal from the awesome lineup including the likes of Blind Guardian, Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage and headliners Disturbed. On tap for today were interviews with Hansi … Continue reading

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Festival Diary: Heavy Montreal Day 1 with the Rev

Heavy Montreal took place a few days ago on August 6 & 7, 2016 at Parc Jean Drapeau in the awesome city of Montreal. The Rev was there armed with media credentials and his Metal Nation Radio tees with cutoff … Continue reading

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