Feb 022016
 

Mauce_nlFestival-2016-A4_68cWe could never have dreamed about what The Metal Resource was going to be like when we started in June 2006. We took a private spare domain (mauce.nl) of one of the founders and installed a content management system (CMS). Just for fun… just to play a bit. Now, 10 years later, we’re no longer ‘playing’ but are a serious webzine with an international team working their socks off. We want to thank all bands, event organizers, labels and venues we’ve worked with the past 10 years. To celebrate our 10 year anniversary we are proud to announce that we will celebrate this with a metal festival on June 18th 2016! Thanks to all!

Six bands will perform this evening: Pantokrator (SE), My Silent Wake (UK), The Royal (NL), La-Ventura (NL), Undawn (NL), The Memory Remains (NL).

The Swedish death metal band Pantokrator returns after nine years to the Netherlands, to play an exclusive show at our anniversary festival.
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May 042016
 

Innerwish_2016The Greek melodic metallers Innerwish recently released their new self-titled album through Ulterium Records. The track ‘Tame The Seven Seas’ is available for streaming below. “InnerWish” is available on CD, 2LP, Tape and digital and is also issued in Japan through Bickee Music.

The album was mixed by Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman [In Flames, Dimmu Borgir, Hammerfall] and mastered by Peter In De Betou [Arch Enemy, Opeth, Amon Amarth]. The artwork of the album was created by Felipe Machado Franco [Blind Guardian, Rhapsody Of Fire, Xandria] and the design was done by Jan Yrlund [Korpiklaani, Apocalyptica, Manowar].

May 042016
 

evanescence2016band_638Evanescence paid tribute to legendary singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer Prince with a performance of his classic song ‘Purple Rain’ on April 30 at the House Of Blues in Orlando, Florida. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.

Prince‘s body was discovered on April 21 in the elevator of his Minnesota estate Paisley Park. The sheriff’s office later released a statement saying they were “continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death,” but had no further details. Foul play and suicide are not suspected.

The day of Prince‘s death, Evanescence singer Amy Lee tweeted that she was “just another heartbroken person over the loss of Prince.” She added: “I can’t believe it. He was a genius and an inspiration and a BADASS…and so young.” Continue reading »

May 032016
 

azorrague_2016_cacThe Brazilian Death Thrash Metal band Azorrague has released its first video late last month (April 23), ‘Bringer Of Terror’ is the title track of the new album which has been released in November. The video can be watched below

The video was filmed in ‘Old Tatoo e Piercing’ and ‘Comunidade Gólgota’, film by Guilherme Ikeda and his script by the drummer Macarrão.

Drummer Macarrão says that “The idea (of ‘Bringer Of Terror) is to confront the alienation and the bizarre things people do without question, as well as blind obedience to a supposed priest. These among many other other things that trample on human dignity and to kill in the name of religion, whatever it may be. ‘
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May 022016
 

warhore_ravn_d3b‘Dragon Fire’ is a new song by Norwegian metal project WarHorse, the song is available for streaming in the widget below.

Warhorse is founded in June 2011, and is a solo project of Ravn “Jokull” Furfjord (Frosthardr, Dödsmarsch, Innersiege) with elements of doom, black and industrial/electronica, unpolished with zero budget! Hipster repellent metal!

A crowdfunding campaign for the new album of Warhorse was launched at the end of January. The goal is set for $ 2.500, this has not yet been achieved so he can still use any help. Go to his Gofundme page (link below) to support Ravn.

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May 022016
 

UMP-LOGOThe international progressive metallers Universal Mind Project just released a music video for the track ‘Truth’ from their debut album “The Jaguar Priest”. The album is available now in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings and will be released in Japan on May 25th through Bickee Music.

‘Truth’ features a guest appearance by Mark Jansen [Epica, Mayan].

The video was directed and edited by Dominik Louis [D. Louis Productions]. The video can be seen below.

“The Jaguar Priest” is a fantastic debut album filled with perfectly executed modern progressive/power metal combined with the unique diversity of male and female vocals! Apart from band members Elina Laivera, Henrik Båth [Darkwater], Michael Alexander and Alex Landenburg [Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody], the album also includes performances by Nils K Rue [Pagan’s Mind], Mark Jansen [Epica, Mayan], Charlie Dominici [ex. Dream Theater], Mike Lepond [Symphony X], Diego Valdez [Helker] and more! (See guest list below). Continue reading »