ALBUM REVIEW: Darkness Everywhere – To Conquer Eternal Damnation


When it comes to American influences in Metal, it’s far from out of the ordinary to find European acts adopting a more U.S.-friendly sound to grow musically or widen their fan base. It is a little more unusual, however, to find American bands who look to Europe for inspiration. Especially when that influence goes back thirty years.

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PREVIEW: Record Store Day 2024 Essential Rock, Metal and Punk Releases 


Another Record Store Day is upon us and we are still to bring you our pretty comprehensive list of what releases we think you should be picking up, and labels you ought to support. We get that commercialism and capitalism a kind of destroying the whole world, but at the same time if you love music, and if you especially love underground music, you want to support artists as hardcore as possible. The best way to do that is to put money in their pockets so they can keep doing what you love, and what they love. Continue reading


PODCAST: Glacially Musical #172 – Slayer “Divine intervention” Reviewed ft. Omar Cordy of Ghost Cult


Time for our final episode of our Slayer series ! Nik and Keefy are joined by Omar Cordy of #GhostCultMag to discuss the first post-Dave Lombardo era, and the merits of Paul Bostaph! We also rank every album we covered!Continue reading


Lamb Of God Shares Headbangers Boat After Movie from 2023


Modern metal legends Lamb of God have shared the official after movie from the Headbangers Boat Cruise. Sailing on the Norwegian Gem ship and cruising to the Dominican Republic, the 2024 cruise will feature Lamb Of God, along with Dethklok, Chimaira, Poison The Well, At The Gates, Soulfly, Corrosion of Conformity and many more. The full lineup so far is below but the exact dates of the cruise are not yet announced.  The cruise is organized by Sixthman (Chris Jericho, Coheed and Cambria cruises), which is in partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line. There will also be an appearance by Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton’s solo band, as well as stand-up comedy by Shayne Smith and Mike Abrusci. Lamb of God is about to embark on a series of tours and festivals including Pantera and Knotfest Australia. Watch the video here!Continue reading


Gorgoroth Replace At The Gates at Inferno Metal Festival


Inferno Metal Festival has announced that Gorgoroth has been added to the lineup, headlining the Friday, after At The Gates cancelled all of their upcoming live appearances. Taking place from March 28-31, 2024 across several venues in Oslo (NO), the event has opened refund requests for the Friday. Keep reading below for more information.
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At The Gates Cancels All 2024 Tours Dates and Festival Appearances


Melodic Death Metal legends At The Gates have canceled all of their 2024 tour dates and festival appearances. They have not revealed a reason why as yet, but all refunds are available from the point of purpose. The band had been on tour for several years performing all of their classic Slaughter of The Soul (Earache Records) album in full, plus other Death Metal hits. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Upon Stone – Dead Mother Moon


Look alive kids, it’s time for America’s favorite game: initial impressions. Not going to lie, there was some editorial concern when noticing the album art for Upon Stone’s Dead Mother Moon (Century Media). When presented with an image depicting an armored warrior with broadsword in hand and the full moon lighting him from behind, I had some thoughts. Worst case scenario is this is some Dungeons & Dragons inspired Power Metal nonsense. Best case scenario, it’s very Castlevania by way of airbrushed art on the side of a van.Continue reading


Lamb Of God Books Dethklok, Chimaira, Poison The Well, At The Gates, Soulfly, COC and More for Headbangers Boat’ 2024


 

Modern metal legends just concluded their debut voyage of their Headbangers Ball Cruise, and now have announced the first bands booked for the 2024 edition. Sailing on the Norwegian Gem ship and cruising to the Dominican Republic, the 2024 cruise will feature Lamb Of God, along with Dethklok, Chimaira, Poison The Well, At The Gates, Soulfly, Corrosion of Conformity and many more. The full lineup so far is below but the exact dates of the cruise are not yet announced.  The cruise is organized by Sixthman (Chris Jericho, Coheed and Cambria cruises), which is in partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line. There will also be an appearance by Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton’s solo band, as well as stand-up comedy by Shayne Smith and Mike Abrusci. Watch the announcement now by D. Randall Blythe on the cruise. Continue reading


Inferno and Summer Breeze Join Forces with New Band Exchange Program


Norway’s Inferno Metal Festival and Germany’s Summer Breeze Open Air have partnered up to bring emerging talent a new opportunity. Starting in 2024, the events will be running a collaborative band exchange, trading developing artists between the two countries. Head into the article below to find out more about this new initiative.

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Me And That Man, Mantar, Befouled and More Added to Inferno Festival 2024


Norway’s Inferno Metal Fest have announced another batch of artists for their March 2024 lineup. Now joining the bill – which already features At The Gates, Candlemass, and many others – are Me and That Man, Mantar, Befouled, Zustand Null, and Visegard. Find out more about these new additions in the article below.

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