Jun 292016

mauce fest On Saturday June 18th. it was time for Mauce.nl Fest. in celebration of the 10th anniversary of The Metal Resource, the festival took place in Almelo (NL) at Naxt Stage, the city where it all began 10 years ago.

Performing bands were: Pantokrator (SE), My Silent Wake (UK), The Royal (NL), La-Ventura (NL), Undawn (NL), The Memory Remains (NL) and Empire of the Wolves (NL).

Here is the official aftermovie. Continue reading »

Jun 282016

webmaster[In Dutch] Wij zijn dringend op zoek naar een uit Nederland afkomstige webmaster / siteadmin met programmeerkennis,

zodat we ook snel onze nieuwe website kunnen lanceren (de layout is al klaar).

Ben je zelf geïnteresseerd of weet je iemand die mogelijk geinteresseerd zou kunnen zijn neem dan contact met ons op, en/of heb je vragen mail ons gerust:

We zouden het erg waarderen als je dit bericht deelt via je social media kanalen, alvast bedankt !

We are also looking for an allround CD reviewer to strenghten our international team
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Jul 252016

Eugen__c16Eugen Dodenhoeft of Far Beyond / Euphoreon has checked in with the following update about progress on the upcoming new album :

“It’s so close – the album is currently in the pressing plant and soon I can announce a final release date. It will be available as Digipak, a strictly limited DigiBook and of course as a digital release. And here’s the final album cover – I hope you like it as much as I do! The title is “A Frozen Flame Of Ice” and will contain over 50 minutes of music with the following songs …”

Far Beyond is a one-man Melodic Dark Metal band from Germany. Formed in 2001 by Eugen Dodenhoeft. Thus far he has released a demo called “The Bleeding Rose” (2003) and a full-length album called “An Angel’s Requiem” (2005). In 2009 the 4 track EP “Songs of Hope and Sorrow” was released. Continue reading »

Jul 242016

The Comancheros - The Four HorsemenReview a new project featuring a member of A Hill to Die Upon, how could I turn that down.  Oh, it’s a dark country/folk album, so how’s that for a twist? For those wondering, I have heard that AHTDU is written and recording to start soon, so how’s that for some good news?

Folk music and older country music often deals with somewhat darker topics, and The Comancheros certainly carry on that tradition, with songs involving conversations with the devil and a cover of the traditional folk song “O Death”, which also was covered by Michael Cook’s other more widely known band, A Hill to Die Upon.

For a a site that covers punk and metal, this at first may seem a bit of a stretch to cover this project but as mentioned there is certainly a metal presence on the performances and since one of the great extreme/black metal bands can cover one of the same songs, this does make a bit more sense. One of the first things I noticed on the album was the intimate feel of the recording as the listener could easily close their eyes and imagine the band in performing in their living room.  Vocals and instruments are that crisp and clear.  While guitar and banjo carry much of weight in the songs, the fiddle on “Don’t Forget My Name”, “Cold and Hungry”, and “O Death” provides a great counterpoint.  Tanner Jones vocals seem a perfect fit for this genre and convey the necessary melancholy but also with a sense of rebellion and hope.  “Cold and Hungry” and “O Death” also incorporate female vocals from Beckie Cook and Stephanie Taylor that match very well with Tanner’s and provide a sense of contrast and beauty with undertones of despair but still tinged by hope. Continue reading »

Jul 242016

lamentations_logoPersonally I do not know many (Christian) metal bands from Asia, for me the most known is Kekal. A while ago I came across Progressive Death Metal band Lamentations, this metal duo hails from Singapore. Their debut album “Echoes in the Wind” has been released in February, available digitally (bandcamp) and as a digipack (bigcartel / metalhelm.com). Digipak album includes a 12 page booklet with artwork by Sci-Fi artist Ferdinand D. Ladera.

We recently spoke with Danny and Clarence, the interview can be read below.

TMR: Hey guys this is ‘The Metal Resource’ from Holland, how are things going there in Singapore ?

D: Its nice. Nice and hot as always.

C: Yeah, nice and hot as always. AND humid. Continue reading »

Wickeds End – “Reformation”

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Jul 242016

reformation_82eThe 1990’s Death/thrash metal band Wickeds End has reformed and released a new full length album, Reformation (irony?).

Sometimes bands have quite a story and Wickeds End may be another on that list, especially when you consider the band going all the way back to 1992.  In the early 90’s the band made appearances on both a Tooth & Nail Records sampler, Various Noize vol. 1 and on Heaven’s Metal Hard Music vol. 1, both coming out in 1994.  During that time, appearances like that would often lead to some type of deal on some label be it a larger one like Tooth & Nail or one of several smaller Christian labels that handled metal.  Fast forward to January 2016 and Wickeds End releases their self-mixed and mastered full length Reformation on Sky Burns Black Records.

One of the first things I noticed in listening to the album was the presence of a good bit of groove in the heavy riffs and some doom elements that reminded me a good bit of Black Sabbath.  Not at all what I was expecting. “Divine Annointing” opens up the album and initially, there is that heavy groove and around the 1:40 mark in the song, there is the Sabbath riff to change the direction of the song.  Vocals are perhaps a bit quiet at times in the mix and mostly they stay with a deep death growl but do switch up at times with near shrieking that would sound more at home on a black metal album.  Yes, all of this is happening within the first song.  “Breath of the Prophet” begins almost immediately after the first song ends and if you miss the end of “Divine Annointing” you may think “Breath of the Prophet” is the same song as they are a bit similar. Continue reading »

Jul 242016

megabeer2Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine is preparing to launch an exclusive Megadeth beer in partnership with the world-class craft brewery Unibroue.

Unibroue is among the most highly awarded breweries in North America. Its beers have earned over 296 international medals to date.

Get ready for À Tout Le Monde, a Belgian-style saison ale made in Quebec, Canada and coming soon to a location near you.

Be the first to learn more about this brand new adventure launching in the coming weeks by subscribing at MegadethBeer.com. Continue reading »