Feb 222019

We are looking for an all-round CD reviewer. This is what we ask of you:

“Basic requirements
* You have free time, that you want to invest in the website
* You agree with Mauce.nl’s mission statement and act accordingly
* You have experience in writing articles / reviews.
* Knowledge of the English language.
* Love for rock and metal music
* Work with deadlines for publications.
You have the time and capability to write at least two reviews each month. Continue reading »

Jan 252019

[In Dutch] Wij zijn dringend op zoek naar een webmaster / siteadmin het liefste uit Nederland maar Europa is ook goed, met programmeerkennis, zodat we nu heel snel onze nieuwe website kunnen lanceren (de layout is al klaar) dus het is de  hoogste tijd..

Ben je zelf geïnteresseerd of weet je iemand die mogelijk geinteresseerd zou kunnen zijn neem dan zsm contact met ons op. Heb je vragen mail ons gerust: We zouden het erg waarderen als je dit bericht deelt via je social media kanalen, alvast bedankt voor je hulp ! Continue reading »

Apr 172019

Myrath‘s fifth album, “Shehili,” is almost upon us. The Tunisian outfit plays a cultural style of progressive metal, blending worldly elements into their unique sound. The video for their new song ‘Born To Survive’ can be seen below. Tribal and symphonic forces are woven into Myrath‘s rhythm-intensive style with dramatic, plodding vocal lines that convey a sense of tension and bombast. Despite its complexities, “Born to Survive” is easily digestible, delighting music nerds and novices alike.

‘Born to Survive’ is a very special song for us. It’s the first time we tried to incorporate tribal and guttural voices in a Myrath song,” says singer Zaher Zorgati. “At the beginning, we didn’t really know how the final result would sound, but we ended with something really heavy, special and fresh to anybody’s ear. That’s one of the reasons we needed to define a new music genre called ‘Blazing Desert Metal.'” Continue reading »

Apr 172019

Death Therapy – which features Jason Wisdom, ex-Becoming the Archetype have unveiled a music video for ‘My Defiance,’ a track from their latest album, “Voices,” and featuring Josh Kincheloe of Grasslands. The video can be seen below.

Death Therapy‘s new album “Voices” is released on April 12th via Solid State Records.

Silent Planet‘s Garrett Russell lends his voice to the song ‘Feels Like Fiction’ while Matt Baird of Spoken guests on “It’s Okay. Rounding out the album’s guests is Josh Kincheloe of Glasslands. Continue reading »

Apr 162019

Raven Faith Records is stoked to announce the release of “Division” a new EP by the Oklahoma City heavy metal hitters Outside The Shadows, which is released April 12th.

Outside The Shadows is a hard rock band out of the Oklahoma City area. The band is hardworking having released two albums with there third release coming in the spring of 2019, but has a great stage presence and live show. The band has played locally and regionally since its beginning and maintains great momentuem sharing the stage with many bands like 12 stones, Children 18:3, Blackstar Republic, Smile Empty Soul, Hanging Hayley, Seasons After, Screaming for Silence, Sons of Texas, Sleep Signals and more. Continue reading »

Apr 152019

As anyone who follows metal knows, Brazil has produced some great bands and has an active metal scene.  After an extended hiatus since 2012, Prelúdio X from Recife, Brazil have released Triunfo da Vida which is actually re-recorded tracks from a 2009 project Origem with their new lineup.

I do question by bands feel the need for intro tracks that are not full on band instrumentals, especially on an ep, but  Triunfo Da Vida opens up with Gênesis, a moody atmospheric keyboard piece that has some waves crashing or thunder in the background.  The full band portion of the ep starts with “Origem” and from the opening riff and keyboards establishes this as being within power metal.  From a production standpoint, everything is clear but the Portuguese vocals a bit muted.  Within power metal, guitars and vocals are really the components of the sound that stand out and in this case, the guitars are more prominent due to the quieter mix on the vocals.  Musically, “Origem” has a nice flow as one would expect in a power metal song and there are some brief guitar flourishes that add interesting elements,  but they do seem a bit abrupt and short. Continue reading »

Apr 152019

The second single from My Epic’supcoming “Violence” EP just dropped! Check out ‘Bloody Angles’ below. “Violence”is the second part of the double ep project and will be released on May 10 via Facedown Records. Pre-order your copy today.

The first single ‘White Noises’ ft. Cory Brandan (Norma Jean) is released earlier this month.

Aaron Stone on the new EP

This record named itself long before we knew why. Before a single riff or lyric was written, we started talking about Violence. We always try to write about whatever is in front of us. It’s the only way we know to be authentic. But this time it was staring us right in the eyes and standing too close for comfort. It was a hard couple years and we poured it all into the record. It’s a record about loss, confusion, anger, authenticity, addiction, and the hope that comes from staring right back. We’ve written a lot of records about the importance of celebrating and valuing the beautiful truths but it’s just as important to condemn the ugly ones. There is a time for rejoicing, for resting, for peace, and there is a time for violence. Continue reading »