June 2009

Editorial

Hello readers, our June update is still a work in progress however you can find enough interviews and reviews to entretain yourself until the next update in a few days/weeks. We are currently traveling, but the updates will still be happening.

We just covered WGT 2009 which was an amazing festival, and we have so much material in terms of pictures, interviews and just reviews of performances. We will be releasing a special edition for WGT 2009 in by August or so. We will also plan to have special editions about Hellfest and With Full Force, both festivals we are attending and be bringing you the best coverage from them.

Enjoy this update contents and be waiting for some more in the next few weeks. Plenty more of interviews and reviews will be updated during the next few weeks, so subscribe to our RSS feed to get all the new content.

Interviews:

New Update Straight from Hellfest 2009

Interview with Cynic
Interview with Fairyland
Interview with Jungle Rot
Interview with Stream Of Passion
Interview with Sons Of Seasons

Last Update

Interview With Eternal Tears Of Sorrow
Interview With Ashes You Leave
Interview With Delain
Interview with IQ
Interview with Trail Of Tears
Interview With Horde Of Hel
Interview With Ruins
Interview With Dodsferd

Album Reviews:

Trail Of Tears – Blood Stained Endurance (2009)
Týr – By The Light Of The Northern Star (2009)
Glittertind – Landkjenning (2009)
Stream of Passion – The Flame Within (2009)
Alestorm – Black Sails At Midnight (2009)
IQ – Frequency (2009)
Magnum – Into The Valley Of The Moonking (2009)
Dakrya – Monumento (2008)
Grnd_0 – Destroyer / Creator (2008)
Fomento – Either Caesars Or Nothing (2008)
Ashes You Leave - Songs Of The Lost (2009)
Amoprhis - Silver Bride (2009)
Amorphis - Skyforger (2009)
Anneke Van Giersbergen (with Agua de Annique)...Pure Air (2009)

In case you missed last month:

Interview with Agathodaimon
Interview with Centaurus-A Interview with Disgust
Interview with Emergency Gate
Interview with Gate Of Sorrow
Interview with Saga
Interview with Thee Orakle
Interview with Visions Of The Night
Interview with the the With Full Force Team

Reviews:

Album Reviews:

Archgoat - The Light-Devouring Darkness (2009)
Black Messiah – The First War of the World (2009)
Desire - Crowcifix (2009)
Dodsferd – Suicide and the Rest of Your Kind Will Follow (2009)
Doro – Fear No Evil (2009)
Ektomorf - What Doesn't Kill Me... (2009)
Elvenking - Two Tragedy Poets (...And a Caravan of Weird Figures) (2009)
Exilia - My Own Army (2009)
Fairyland - Score to a New Beginning (2009)
Hacride – Lazarus (2009)
Horde Of Hel – Blodskam (2009)
In Memorium – Lost To Antiquity (2009)
Jungle Rot - What Horrrors Await (2009)
Magica – Wolves & Witches (2009)
Ministry – Adios…Puta Madres (2009)
Old Wainds - Death Nord Kult (2009)
Ruins – Cauldron (2009)
Saga - The Human Condition (2009)
Shakra – Everest (2009)
Sons of Seasons - Gods Of Vermin (2009)
Tankard – Thirst (2009)
The Gathering - The West Pole (2009)
The Legion – A Bliss To Suffer (2009)
The New Black – The New Black (2009)

Anneke Van Giersbergen (with Agua de Annique)...Pure Air (2009)

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This is not a metal album by any means, and you are probably wondering why are we reviewing it. Well, in our opinion Anneke has been one of the most influential female vocalists in Gothic Metal, since it propelled The Gathering into international stardom, and she has participated in countless projects as well with many well regarded musicians in the Metal community.

Amorphis - Skyforger (2009)

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Amorphis are back after 2 years of touring and promoting their highly successful album “Silent Waters”. This finish band is back with a perfect follow-up album with “Skyforger”. Capitalizing on the strengths of “Silent Waters” and using Tomi’s great vocals to the full extent they provide us with their highest quality release of to date.

Amoprhis - Silver Bride (2009)

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I have been a fan of Amorphis since “The Karelian Isthmus” and their fabulous transition into a more mature and fresh sounding Metal. After being a bit disappointed by “Silent Waters”, I picked up this new single that contains 2 versions of the title track “Silver Bride” and a track called “Separated”.   I was pretty satisfied with the quality of the songs presented here and made me be hesitant to the late May release date of the full album.

Ashes You Leave - Songs Of The Lost (2009)

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Seven years!!, yes seven years have passed since “Ashes You Leave” released their last opus called “Fire”. While that album showed the band’s transition into a more Gothic influenced Death Doom Metal, it was still a masterpiece that is always in constant rotation on my Ipod, and checking right now with my Itunes library, it’s the most played album on my device.

Grnd_0 – Destroyer / Creator (2008)

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“Destroyer / Creator” begins like any other Death Metal release, but after the first song you start to realize that this is not your average release. Grnd_0 have several elements in their sound that sets them apart from many Death Metal bands. I hear some resemblance to Nevermore’s music when I listen to “Destroyer / Creator” but other than that, this band blends many elements very well together.

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