Bitter Heart - Rotten

Powertrio Bitter Heart blends the anguish of Grunge, the raw energy of Metal and the heavy riffage of Stoner Rock. Formed in Tunisia in 2016 and inspired by bands such as Type O Negative and Alice in Chains, the trio quickly started writing their own material and have independently released their first album titled ‘Rotten’ on the 2nd of November 2018.

 

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Wingless - Triada

Wingless is a doom metal band from Cracow, Poland, formed in early 2012. Consisting of experienced musicians associated with a number of other bands of the local metal scene (Olaf Różański on vocals, Grzegorz Luzar handling both guitars and bass parts, and Piotr Wójcik on drums) the band has recorded three full albums...

 

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Artist Portrait - Rami Malek

Some of you may remember Rami Malek as Ahkmenrah in the “Night at the Museum” franchise, or maybe you remember him as Merriell ‘Snafu’ Shelton from the miniseries “The Pacific”, or maybe as Finn from 2014’s “Need from Speed”. The idea is that he’s been around the block a few times before he’s breakthrough success playing Elliot Alderson, a brilliant tech engineer, in the hit drama series Mr. Robot. 

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Movie Review - Bohemian Rhapsody

2018 was a year of surprises. I said it in my retrospect article regarding the music that was released last year, and I am saying it again about this movie. Just wow! It was definitely one of the best movies of the year for me (I mean, “Avengers: Infinity War” was pretty awesome as well) but also one of the best biopics I have ever seen...

 

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7 Days In Alaska - Dancing With Ghosts

With inspiration from their childhood heroes in U2, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Mew, Rasmus and Muse, 7 Days In Alaska presents pop/rock with energetic elements like cool guitar riffs, playful synth melodies, drifting vocals with catchy hooks and majestic drumming that build up under a great sound image.


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Sirenia - Arcane Astral Aeons

Two years after ‘Dim Days of Dolor’, mastermind Morten Veland presents the ninth Sirenia album: ‘Arcane Astral Aeons’, once again reflecting the Norwegian’s love of title alliterations and succeeds in infusing the darkest night with the brightest colors.


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Fall - The Dreamer Of Tragedy

Fall is a melodic-metal outfit from Corpus Christi, TX. Formed in 2010 and since been a force in the South Texas music scene. The sound blends deep passion for music that often goes unheard, overlooked and marginalized while putting forth their own style in the mix.


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Top 10 - 2018 - Kevin

Well, 2018 has come to an end! Overall, this was an above average year, with so many of my favorite artists releasing music. However, only 10 will make the list. Below, I’m gonna list my top ten favorite albums that were released in order this year!

 

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Evergrey - The Atlantic

Swedish progressive melodic metal band Evergrey are set to release their eleventh studio album, titled “The Atlantic”, on January 25, 2019 via AFM Records. Founded in 1995, Evergrey has released 10 albums so far, from “The Dark Discovery” in 1998 to “The Storm Within” in 2016.

 

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Amgala Temple - Invisible Airships

Amgala Temple is the sound of three musical forces combined. The result is an overwhelming instrumental clash of spontaneity and control, improvisation and clairvoyance - all meshed together in a quest to make something radiant.

 

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Top 10 - 2018 - Joshua

Joshua has written down his top 10 of metal releases in 2018!

 

 

 

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Emigrate - A Million Degrees

As a member of Rammstein, the music world’s most explosive live act, Kruspe has been part of a ground-breaking global success story that continues to build and to ignite; along the way, he’s turned his attention to a number of parallel projects, such as constructing a new studio...

 

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Rhodium - Scream Into The Void

Making a strong debut this year with “Scream into the Void” is Greek progressive / power metal band Rhodium, which was formed in 2017 by guitarist Loukas Wolv. The line-up is completed by George Theofilas on rhythm guitars, Alex Kolettis on bass, Dimitris Spirakis on drums, and the charismatic frontman Mike Livas, who recently joined...

 

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Faanefjell - Dovrefall

Faanefjell was formed in 2009 by Kim Arly Karlsen (ex guitar) and Benjamin Jørgensen (ex vocal) in a smoke filled basement after drinking mead and making 3 songs about some angry trolls. The songs got the attention of Mayhem Music and one year after the band joined forces with Kjell "Draagyn" (guitar), David "Berserk" (Drums)...

 

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Scarlet Aura - Hot'N'Heavy

One of the best bands to hail from Romania is definitely Scarlet Aura, a melodic metal band fronted by the charming Aura Danciulescu. Founded in October 2013, the band has so far released 3 well received albums, toured all over the over in support of big names on the international metal scene, like Tarja Turunen in 2016 or Rhapsody Reunion in 2018, and have...

 

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Kalidia - The Frozen Throne

Breathing new life into the male-dominated power metal scene is Kalidia, an Italian band led by the charismatic vocalist Nicoletta Rosellini. Formed in 2010, the band released their first demo EP in 2012 and started to play extensively around Italy. After receiving great response from both press and fans, the band independently…

 

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Conception – My Dark Symphony [EP]

News of a Conception reunion with Roy Khan took the metal community by storm earlier this year and fans have been patiently waiting for the release of the EP “My Dark Symphony” ever since it was announced. After a successful crowdfunding campaign, the band released the singles “Grand Again” and “Feathers Move” on November 2.

 

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Atria - New World Nightmare EP

Atria is a anthemic metal band from Ontario, Canada that plays heavy, yet catchy music with prime influences including Lamb of God, Soilwork, Tool and Slipknot. Even as a relatively new band, Atria is finding their place in the Canadian underground scene and making their name known amongst a wide variety of metal fans.

 

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Chaos Over Cosmos – The Unknown Voyage

Music unites us all, this we all know to be true. Either you feel part of a group because of a shared interest for a certain band or a certain genre of music, either you connect with someone and make music together, the common factor here is passion. And Chaos Over Cosmos definitely falls in the second category, as the two members...

 

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Second To Sun - The Walk

Second To Sun is a metal band from Saint Petersburg, Russia, founded in 2012 by its guitarist Vladimir Lehtinen. Second To Sun concentrate on the musical and creative aspect more and use visual elements on every song (artwork, lyrics, behind the song infos etc.) to give more depth and back story to the music. 

 

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Threads of Fate - A Funeral for the Virtuous

Threads of Fate is a cinematic metal music trio from the United States with members spanning across the east coast. The band was first conceived during the summer of 2017 by John Pyres of Florida, who was driven to create bombastic, dramatic nature of cinematic scores with the aggressive elements of metal along with emotional, deeply personal lyrics driven by the human experience. John enlisted talents...

 

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Top 10 - 2018 - Andrea

Andrea has written down her top 10 of metal releases in 2018!

 

 

 

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