Review: NEKROGOBLIKON – ‘Welcome To Bonkers’ [Official Video & Track Stream]

The hype man is alive and well in the metal community, and his name is John f**king Goblikon. If you aren’t listening to Los Angeles Californias Melodic Death Metal jesters NEKROGOBLIKON yet you are seriously missing out on one of the best acts to grace the stages of the United States.  Nicky “Scorpion” Calonne  (Lead Vocals, Keyboard) Alex “Goldberg” Alereza (Guitar, Backing Vocals), Aaron “Raptor” Minich (Keyboard, Backing Vocals), Aaron “Zoot” VanZutphen. NEKROGOBLIKON has released 3 full albums “Goblin Island”, “Stench”, and “Heavy Meta” as well as one solid E.P. “Power” since they crawled out of some smelly hole in California back in 2006, and now they’re ready to drop another one on our heads titled ‘Welcome To Bonkers’ on Friday, April 13th 2018 courtesy of Seek And Strike Records. Continue reading

CHILDREN OF BODOM Starts Working On New Album

Finland’s finest export and homegrown metal stars CHILDREN OF BODOM have good news for all of us. Word is out that the melo-death outfit from Espoo, are currently working on a new album as you read this article. The forthcoming album will be their much anticipated one after 2015’s highly acclaimed,’I Worship Chaos‘. The guys just entered their own Danger Johnny Studio with producer Mikko Karmila to kick off the recordings of their brand new studio album. The upcoming album marks the continuation of their partnership with Mikko Karmila who worked both on ‘I Worship Chaos‘ and 2013’s ‘Halo Of Blood‘.

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NE OBLIVISCARIS Recruits Permanent New Bassist Martino Garattoni

Australian progressive metal masters are riding high on their recent success of the all new album ‘Urn‘ which was released last October. It was my number one album if I had to make a list of best albums of 2017. Anyways, what else is new in the NeO camp? Well, NE OBLIVISCARIS has welcomed a new recruit to the fold, Martino Garattoni, who will fill in as the new bassist, after the band slammed the door on their former bassist Brendan “Cygnus” Brown, over allegations of domestic violence, last year.

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Album Review: NE OBLIVISCARIS – ‘Urn’ [Official Video Streams]

Two and a half years ago in the good wintry month of February, me and my cousin happened to witness one of the best prog extreme metal bands, who were pretty much new to my taste buds. A month before that gig, I started jamming their songs religiously and it instantly struck a chord in my heart. I remember my cousin weeping in all his happiness midway their set when Tim Charles started to move the bow to and fro on his violin strings, thus resulting in the harrowing yet beautiful ‘Painters Of The Tempest(Part I): Wyrmholes‘. I remember asking him “Dude, why the fuck would you cry in a metal concert?”. Yes I know, I was pretty stupid back then and probably didn’t understand the catharsis music leads you to. It actually lead me to some long time contemplation, how could someone be reduced to tears with such heavy and intense sonic atrocity.

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Watch GONE IN APRIL’s WW2 Inspired New Music Video Feat. TESTAMENT/DEATH Bassist Steve Di Giorgio

GONE IN APRIL, the symphonic melodic death metal ensemble from Canada-USA, releases a WW II inspired music video for ‘As Hope Welcomes Death‘, filmed and edited by Norwegian artist Thomas Mortveit. The song ‘As Hope Welcomes Death‘ is taken from the band’s sophomore album ‘Threads of Existence‘, recorded at WaveTransform Studio, USA.

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Watch The All New Melodious ARCH ENEMY Music Video For “The Eagle Flies Alone”

The jack of all trades when it comes to melo-death, ARCH ENEMY is back with yet another trademark and beautiful music video for their second single ‘The Eagle Flies Alone‘ off the upcoming album Will To Power, which is due out on September 8 via Century Media Records worldwide and True Trooper Entertainment in Japan. The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus, who has previously helped bands like IN FLAMESAMARANTHEDIMMU BORGIREVERGREY etc. with his artistic and visionary directing skills. The video looks cool and everything that has went in to the making of this video is just epic and awe inspiring. From production, which I would say is one of the most classy, exhilarating and of grandeur nature ARCH ENEMY has ever done, to the lighting, camera angles and close up shots, no stones have been left un-turned, everything in the video has been done to pin point perfection.

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TRIVIUM & ARCH ENEMY Announce Co-Headlining North American Fall Tour

TRIVIUM and ARCH ENEMY are excited to announce plans for a co-headlining tour across North America later this Fall. Featuring support from English metalcore outfit WHILE SHE SLEEPS and New Jersey deathcore act FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY, the tour will kick off on October 27 in Orlando, FL and make its way across the U.S. and Canada before finishing on December 6 in Houston, TX.

TRIVIUM stated, “We’ve been joining forces with Arch Enemy for over a decade now.  From Ozzfest 2005, through arenas across the U.K., Europe, and Australia on The Black Crusade.  This next chapter is going to be one for the ages:  Trivium, Arch Enemy, While She Sleeps, and Fit for an Autopsy!!  DO NOT MISS THIS!!”

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ENSIFERUM Reveals Details For New Album & Launches First Single Off It

Hailing from the most metal country in the world, Finland, folk metallers or melodic death vikings ENSIFERUM are back to the grind with a new album entitled, ‘Two Paths‘, following the legacy and aura of their previous release ‘One Man Army‘ which was out back in 2015. On September 15, ENSIFERUM will release their new album worldwide via Metal Blade Records.  The album is produced is Ansi Kippo and the master was recorded on tape for a true old school analog experience. Talk about being trve!

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ARCH ENEMY Releases New Music Video For “The World Is Yours” (Official Music Video)

Probably one of the biggest cards on the deck of melodic death metal, ARCH ENEMY has released their new official music video for the single, ‘The World Is Yours‘ from their all new upcoming tenth album in the catalog, entitled, ‘Will To Power‘ due out on September 8 through Century Media Records and via True Trooper Entertainment in Japan. The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus, who has previously helped bands like IN FLAMESAMARANTHEDIMMU BORGIREVERGREY etc. with his artistic and visionary directing skills. The video looks cool and everything that has went in to the making of this video is just epic and awe inspiring. From production, which I would say is one of the most classy, exhilarating and of grandeur nature ARCH ENEMY has ever done, to the lighting, camera angles and close up shots, no stones have been left un-turned, everything in the video has been done to pin point perfection.

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AMON AMARTH Release ”The Ways Of Vikings” To Kick Off Their Worldwide Summer Tour!

Amon Amarth announced their worldwide summer tour with the release of the song”The Way Of Vikings” from their latest album ‘Jomsviking’ just 2 days ago. This video has been (yet again) directed by Grupa 13, the battle is on!

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