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Album Review: Anvil – Anvil is Anvil

  Band: Anvil  Album: Anvil is Anvil  Label: SPV STEAMHAMMER Release Date: February 26, 2016 (ex Japan) Anvil is Anvil. That is a ballsy statement. It means that they are Anvil and we are not; nor is anyone else. It implies … Continue reading

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Top 15 of 2015 According to Reverend Rock of Too Metal For Church

Reverend Rock’s Top 15 of 2015  One quick glance through my top 15 releases of 2015 will reveal it to be decently varied through the sub-genre spectrum with one major exception – it is decidedly light on straight up death … Continue reading

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Album Review: Intrinsic – Nails

Band: Intrinsic Album: Nails  Label: Divebomb Records  Date: October 16, 2015 This brand new release from California’s Intrinsic is blessed to be both old and new at the same time. “Nails” was recorded in ’91 & ’92 but never saw … Continue reading

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Album Review: Thunderspell – Battle Scream

Band: Thunderspell Album: Battle Scream  Release Date: June 20, 2015 Label: Independent I recently received a message on the Too Metal For Church Facebook Page from Bruno Gibson, the bass player for Thunderspell out of Belém, Brazil, asking if I’d be … Continue reading

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METAL NATION RADIO Teams Up With CALGARY METAL FEST For Guitar Auction of Double-Neck Schecter

Every year, Calgary Metal Fest (June 3-6) has auctioned off the giant 4’x 6’ signed poster of the fest to raise money for Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta. This year will be extra special in this area as Reverend Rock (Ross Ingall) … Continue reading

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EP Review & Interview: Grimace – Rising

Band: Grimace EP: Rising  Label: Independent Release Date: April 23, 2015 I made the acquaintance of Teemu Hiltunen, bass player of Grimace, one Monday last winter during a broadcast of Too Metal For Church in the MNR chatroom. Teemu said that … Continue reading

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EP Review: Resistance – Volume 1, Battle Scars

Band: Resistance (USA) Album: Volume 1, Battle Scars EP  Release Date: April 14, 2015 Label: Metal Machine Records Whatever you do don’t confuse California’s Resistance with the handful of other metal outfits to adopt that moniker, the most notable of … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Sanity Days – Evil Beyond Belief

Band: The Sanity Days  Album: Evil Beyond Belief  Release Date: March 24, 2015  Label: Candlelight Records The Sanity Days is the latest project to feature legendary NWOBHM vocalist Steve Grimmett of Grim Reaper, Lionsheart and Grimmstine fame. Jaded metal fans might … Continue reading

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Album Review: Sinners Moon – Atlantis

Band: Sinners Moon Album: Atlantis Release Date: April 10, 2015 Label: Inverse Records Sinners Moon is a new symphonic metal band out of Sered, Slovakia who is set to unleash their brand of classically influenced metal on April 10, 2015 … Continue reading

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Album Review: GurD – Fake

  Band: GurD Album: Fake Release Date: January 19, 2015 Label: LC Records Switzerland’s groove metal/thrasher’s GurD released their 10th studio album earlier this year, titled, “Fake”. Never heard of GurD? Neither had I until Metal Nation Radio’s Sin City … Continue reading

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Event Review: 70000 Tons of Metal Wrap Up

Event: 70000 Tons of Metal  Dates: January 22 – 26, 2015 It’s hard to believe that 70000 Tons of Metal took place a month ago with so many great memories still rattling around in the vacuousness that is my mind. … Continue reading

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Album Review: Blind Guardian – Beyond The Red Mirror

Band: Blind Guardian Album: Beyond The Red Mirror Release Date: January 30, 2015 Label: Nuclear Blast Blind Guardian have released their 10th studio album, Beyond the Red Mirror, after their longest period between full-length releases. From the cinematic beginning of “The … Continue reading

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Event Review: 70000 Tons of Metal Part 2: Let the Shows Begin!

  Event Review: 70000 Tons of Metal Part 2: Let The Shows Begin! Dates: January 22 – 26, 2015  When last we left you we had just boarded the beautiful Royal Caribbean ship, Liberty of the Seas, the largest thus … Continue reading

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Event Review: 70000 Tons of Metal 2015 Part 1: Setting Sail!

Event: 70000 Tons of Metal 2015 Edition Where: Ft. Lauderdale – Jamaica – Ft. Lauderdale When: January 22 – 26, 2015 70000 Tons of Metal’s 2015 edition pushed off from Ft. Lauderdale on January 22 with 3000 crazy, expectant metalheads … Continue reading

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Feature/Live Review: Anvil – January 31, 2015, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Band: Anvil Date: January 31, 2015 Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Anvil played this sold out show near their hometown of Toronto, Canada on a mildly pleasant Saturday winter evening and hot on the heels of their appearance on the 70000 Tons … Continue reading

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