Tag Archives: Nuclear Blast

Machine Head

MACHINE HEAD’s Catharsis too much filler, not enough killer

Machine Head have long since earned their right to be included among the greats of Thrash Metal despite having a few tragic missteps over their 25 years plus career. It brings me no pleasure in writing that this is among one of those missteps but is by no means one of the worst albums of all time, like some have ...

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Bleeding Gods release Dodekathlon

Bleeding Gods release Dodekathlon – Good escapist fun that doesn’t disappoint

Dutch death metal five-piece Bleeding Gods have brought a feast of grandiose proportions to sink our teeth into, and by the gods is it juicy. Mythology and metal have always been well known bedfellows since the genre’s inception some 48 years ago. All manner of different cultures from across the globe have been interpreted via the metal curriculum but none ...

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Enslaved - E

Review: Enslaved – E

The metal word owes a lot to black Norwegian metal progressive leviathans Enslaved for their 26 years of service. 14 albums in and there still doesn’t seem to be an end to their limitless well of creativity. E certainly marks a milestone in the life and times of Enslaved, as they surely head towards the pantheon of immortality.

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decapitated anticult

Review: Decapitated – Anticult

Decapitated are a band that since the very beginning have been sat on the throne of technical death metal. Their musical ability on the debut ‘Winds of Creation’ instantly had them deservedly make a name for themselves, even now, hearing that album blows minds, their creativity was miles ahead of its time. Even more impressive though, is that they were all ...

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Agnostic Front

Agnostic Front announce 4 date UK tour

Celebrating a milestone of 35 years, American legends Agnostic Front have carried the Hardcore flag for many decades and influenced not just bands, but an entire scene. Never faltering, they have helped create one of the most positive and well supported scenes imaginable, and they are now set to return to UK shores to do what they do best, bringing ...

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Wednesday 13

Wednesday 13 sign to Nuclear Blast and announce details of new album ‘Condolences’

Ink is still settling on the deal between horror-punk superstar Wednesday 13 and Nuclear Blast Entertainment. This co-insides with 13’s seventh solo studio album Condolences which is released on June 2nd. Wednesday himself had this to say about the signing: “We’re so excited to finally announce that we have signed with Nuclear Blast Entertainment!  It’s an honour for us to ...

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sonic-syndicate

Interview with SONIC SYNDICATE

The heavy metal outfit SONIC SYNDICATE from Falkenberg in Sweden have undergone a whole load of stylistic changes over the years. Early demos contained no clean vocals and sounded like Dark Tranquillity or In Flames. Then clean vocals started to appear on some tracks and even occasional female vocals from bass player Karin Axelsson. We Rule the Night was ultra-soft ...

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lamb-of-god

Lamb Of God launch charity campaign and reveal EP ‘The Duke’

Lamb of God have announced that they are going to be releasing a new EP entitled ‘The Duke’. However, this one comes from a place with a very different set of circumstances to more traditional albums. This brand new and very special EP has been written in memory of Lamb of God fan and more importantly, friend, Wayne Ford who recently ...

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Review: Sonic Syndicate — Confessions

The heavy metal outfit SONIC SYNDICATE from Falkenberg in Sweden recently underwent a sonic change. They also switched personnel. Out went bass player Karin Axelsson and drummer John Bengtsson. In came Michel Bärzén [bass] and Peter on drums. In fact the only member of the original organized union of like-minded souls is Robin Sjunnesson on guitar. Then the band underwent ...

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machine head

Machine Head reveal new track ‘Is There Anybody Out There?’

Machine Head  unleash their first new track since 2014’s Bloodstone & Diamonds, entitled Is There Anybody Out There? Vocalist and guitarist Robb Flynn had this to say: “The song is about love, loneliness, racism, and not getting what is going on in the world/America.” The latest video diary entries also confirm that the subjects addressed are somewhat inspired by the ...

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