Aug 192016
 

urgent_f0f[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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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 »

Aug 232016
 

recidivist_saving graceNew Zealand’s brutal metallic hardcore band Saving Grace have released a video for their brand new single ‘Recidivist,’ available now on iTunes and Spotify. ‘Recidivist’ will be featured on Saving Grace‘s upcoming full length “Into Hell,” which is slated for a 2017 release on Facedown Records. They have also announced a run of New Zealand tour dates (Below).

The single was engineered by Zorran Mendonsa who handled production duties on the band’s first three studio albums (Behind Enemy Lines, Unbreakable and The King is Coming) and the video was directed by Scott Hansen at Digital Thunderdome (Bury Your Dead, A Day To Remember, Carnifex, The Ghost Inside). Continue reading »

Aug 232016
 

Platoon1107-Tourettes_cover_fe8Hardcore punk outfit Platoon 1107 announces the release of three FREE EP releases, followed by their LIVE album:

“Tourettes” EP releases August 22
“Straight Edge” EP releases September 6
“Marine Forever…Forever Marine” EP releases September 13
“Platoon 1107 LIVE” EP releases September 20

The first release “Tourettes” is available now at Bandcamp.

Guaranteed to blow your doors off. Patriotic, crusty, and intense. Continue reading »

Aug 232016
 

IDD smallIn Darkest Dreams will release its debut album “The Vanishing” on September 9th. Pre-orders are now LIVE for “The Vanishing”! You can pre-order in two places: http://indarkestdreams.bandcamp.com Or… http://indarkestdreams.storenvy.com 2 options on bandcamp. You can either pre-order just the digital copy of the album, OR you can pre-order the physical release (which comes with a copy of the digital version as well once the album releases so you don’t have to wait for the physical disc to get to you. Until the release date, you’d at least get 2 songs right away). On storenvy, it’s just a pre-order for the physical CD only. No downloads with it. So, whichever storefront you prefer, go get your pre-orders on! \m/ \m/

In Darkest Dreams is a new metal-project hailing from Oklahoma City by former Broken Flesh vocalist, Ricky Puckett. All music and lyrics written, arranged, and composed by him. Continue reading »

Aug 222016
 

NARNIA-2016__1__d3eThe Swedish melodic metal band Narnia recently released the 2nd single ‘Messengers’, the song appears on the upcoming 7th studio album entitled “Narnia”, hits the market, together with a promo video. Narnia is back and Reaching For The Top! Here comes the 2nd single/video ‘Messengers’.

This time an animated video produced by Russian artist Anatoly Kuris. The new single ‘Messengers’ has a cool mix in metal where the past meets the future in a cool combination and the video by Anatoly Kuris match the song perfect. The video can be seen below.

Celebrating 20 years as Narnia, they are ready to take on the world and start touring and release the new album worldwide September 16, 2016. Continue reading »

Pÿlon – “A Lament”

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Aug 222016
 

Pylon_20A_20Lament_20CD_20Cover_original_3daPÿlon, a Swiss Doom Metal are out with their 7th Studio album, A Lament. The album was released on 29th July 2016, under the label of Roxx records in the US and Quam Libet records in Europe. Before I start with my review on this album, let me tell you, that this Is the first album I’ve ever heard from them, and to be honest, I did not know what to make of it. (But don’t miss reading the conclusion..)

The first song, “Cosmik Lizard”, has an absurd start, slow chugging guitars, rhythmic lyrics, undertone growls (which are not very obvious at first but catches on), and prolonged vocal stretches. Before I could fathom and imbibe their style, the next song, “Desolation is Divine” is queued in. Strangely this song starts with obtuse vocals, tempo slower than usual, and now the prominent undertone growls compliments well with the original vocal style on the song. The solos feel very out of place as its almost triple the tempo of the song. Till now I feel that their songs lack good arrangements and are a little haphazard.

Matt Brand’s vocals on this album sounds heavily inspired by Ozzy Osbourne, and its hard to shake it off. The third song, “The Day After The War” has a pretty decent song arrangement, the slow beating drums along with the vocals, sets a definition for Doom on this song. It has a guest guitarist Ian Arkely shredding, again what I feel are on a higher tempo than what’s required from the song. Continue reading »