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  • HJELVIK – Welcome to Hel

    Ex-Kevelertak frontman Erlend Hjelvik is about to open the gates of Hel with his new solo project, a blackened viking heavy metal outfit in HJELVIK, who are due to release ‘Welcome to Hel’ on the 20th of...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • Týr – Hel

    I believe it was early 2018 when Týr announced that recording had begun on their 8th full-length album. Fans had been waiting patiently since the release of Valkyria in 2013, and it doesn’t take long for the...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • The Vintage Caravan – Gateways

    In 2014 Icelandic classic rock band The Vintage Caravan asked us to expand our minds and ‘take a trip’ with them. 4 years on we find ourselves on another trip after releasing their latest mind-altering effort entitled...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • The Sword – Used Future

    When we think of the pioneers of heavy metal/rock and roll so many different bands come to mind, from the dark evil sounds of Black Sabbath to the psychedelic storytelling Pink Floyd and finishing with the once...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • Matthew Hanson’s Top Albums Of 2017

    As another year draws to a close we have to sit back and take a look at some of the outstanding tracks and records that still have the same effect on us that they did when we...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • Wintersun, Orpheus Omega & Claim The Throne @ Max Watts 02/11/2017

    Images: Shane Henderson Words: Matthew Hansen Being a Wintersun fan for the past 13 years has come with its fair share of patience. After their highly acclaimed debut release in 2004, fans had to endure an 8-year...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • Motherslug – The Electric Dunes of Titan

    There’s nothing more enthralling to any music lover than seeing their local music scene thrive. Melbourne based Stoner Rock band Motherslug are continuing the trend of Aussie bands absolutely crushing it with their debut full-length album The...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • Claim The Throne – On Desolate Plains

    If Claim the Throne’s 2013 release ‘Forged In Flame’ was a step in the right direction, then their new record On Desolate Plains is set to absolutely destroy souls as they take their folk-infused melodic death metal...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • Paradise Lost – Medusa

    UK gothic metal outfit Paradise Lost have continued to alter their sound over time, shifting between and melding a range of different genres; now onto their 15th studio album the band seems to have found its niche....

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • Cellar Darling – This Is The Sound

    It came as a mighty shock back in May 2016 when Eluveitie announced they were soon to be parting ways with three beloved members. Fortunately, the trio consisting of Anna Murphy (hurdy gurdy, vocals), Ivo Henzi (guitars)...

    • Posted 3 years ago