Tag Archives: Metal

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: 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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Orphaned Land Interview – Metal Days

  “The basic idea of religion is nice, the people destroy it.” Read on for more quote-worthy statements from Orphaned Land vocalist, Kobi Farhi.

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Album Review: Sedate Illusion – Glass Illusion

Band: Sedate Illusion Album: Glass Delusion Release Date: May 9th 2016 Glass Illusion is the 5th album by the Greek band Sedate Illusion, released on may 9th 2016. The band consists of Vangelis Kakarougkas (Vocals/Keys), Anastasios Kibizis (Guitars), Vangelis Glavinas … Continue reading

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Album Review: Xeno – Atlas Construct

Band: Xeno Album: Atlas Construct Release: June 10th 2016 Xeno, Progressive Metal band from The Netherlands, are about to release their debut album “Atlas Construct”. The band consists of Ruben Willemsen on vocals, Tim Schaling on keys, Daniel de Coninck … Continue reading

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Festival Review: Metalcon – The Hague 20-21st of May. Part 3

Part 3, the final part of the review of the 4th edition of Metalcon! This part will cover the final bands of the Saturday afternoon and evening! These bands are Korpse, Bleeding Gods, Saille, Rectal Smegma and Bodyfarm. Among these … Continue reading

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Festival Review: Metalcon – The Hague 20-21st of May. Part 2

Yesterday, Part 1 we hard about the Friday shows at Metalcon. Click on the highlighted “Part 1” if you missed it! (Part 1). This review, Part 2, will look at the gigs of the Saturday morning and early afternoon with … Continue reading

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EP Review: Shadowrise – Escape From Shadow Island

Band: Shadowrise EP: Escape From Shadow Island Release Date: May 19th – EU Formed in 2009 in the city of Eindhoven, the south of the Netherlands, Shadowrise evolved from being a folk inspired band called “Frozen Jacks” into a Melo-Death … Continue reading

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Album Review: Van Halst – World of Make Believe

Band: Van Halst Album: World of Make Believe Release Date: March 4th, 2016 Label: Self Release When I see a female fronted band, I immediately become fearful of listening to yet another clone of gothic chanting, Tarja Turunen copied soprano … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Thrashbangers Night: Spartan + Illusionless + Ynfamia. Featuring two album reviews

On Friday February 19th, I went to Mezz in Breda (Netherlands) to cover a show for Metal Nation Radio. This evening, it was for Ynfamia, Illusionless and Spartan to take the stage. These three Dutch metal bands play music from … Continue reading

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Album Review: Sinbreed – Master Creator’

Band: Sinbreed Album: Master Creator Release Date: February 26th 2016 Record Label: AFM Records Sinbreed is a melodic power metal band from Germany which started in 2005 and released their debut album When Worlds Collide in March 2010. Master Creator is … Continue reading

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EP Review ‘Divinity – The Immortalist Part Two – Momentum’

Band: Divinity Album: The Immortalist Part Two – Momentum Release Date: February 5, 2016 Calgary based Divinity is a Technical Melodic Death metal band with thrash, death, classic and progressive influences.  Since their demo The Infinity Circle was released in … Continue reading

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Striker – Stand In The Fire: Album Review

Band: Striker  Album: Stand in the Fire  Release Date: February 5, 2015 Worldwide It’s not often that I am unexpectedly and pleasantly surprised when discovering bands that are new to me –  however, every once in a blue moon an … Continue reading

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Album Review: Tragacanth ‘Anthology of the East’

Band: Tragacanth Album: Anthology of the East Released: 12-12-2015 Tragacanth is a black/death metal band with broad symphonic influences. Hailing from the heart of the Netherlands, their songs tell of ancient Babylonian tales and times. On December 12th 2015 they … Continue reading

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Album Review: Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls

First thing first; No matter what I say, good or bad about this album, there is something we should all acknowledge in my book. Iron Maiden is a milestone in metal and not just for a particular era, but for … Continue reading

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