Posts Tagged ‘black metal’

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Behemoth’s full live set from Germany’s 2017 Rock Hard Festival has been posted online. Check it out inside! The Rock Hard Festival is a heavy metal festival organized and sponsored by the Rock Hard magazine. First established in Lichtenfels, Bavaria, Germany, in 1990 on an irregular basis, mostly for magazine anniversaries, it is held annually in Gelsenkirchen, Germany since 2003. The 2017 edition took place on May 18-20 and featured performances by Opeth, Behemoth, Exodus, Dirkschneider, Fates Warning, Candlemass and more. (more…)


As 2017 marks the year of the great return of Norwegian symphonic black metal giants, Dimmu Borgir, they will release their highly-anticipated double-DVD Forces Of The Northern Night on April 28th. Available in different formats, the release will contain two live rituals:

Their legendary concert in Oslo, showing Dimmu Borgir on stage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a bombastic choir as well as the entire performance at Wacken Open Air with almost 100 musicians in action.

Today, the Norwegians unveil their first video from the Wacken show – see the raging black metal hymn “Mourning Palace” live with the Czech National Symphonic Orchestra inside!  (more…)

Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom

LIVE PHOTOS: Children of Bodom, Abbath, Exmortus, Oni
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Review by Greg Maki
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With four bands from four different countries, Children of Bodom’s I Worship Chaos tour was an international affair. Even better, each act brought a very different sound to the stage, making for a pleasantly diverse night of metal in Baltimore.

The progressive metal stylings of Oni, from Canada, kicked off the evening. This is an interesting, talented band that hasn’t quite put it all together yet, but it was fun watching them as they’re figuring out how the pieces fit. Guitarists Martin Andres and Brandon White each can shred with the best of them, and the band’s secret weapon is John “D” on the xylosynth, a sort of electric xylophone that hasn’t been used in metal before. Vocalist Jake Oni’s clean singing complemented the music better than his barks and growls, but this definitely is a band to keep an eye on as it matures. (more…)

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Children Of Bodom

Children Of Bodom

Finnish Metal Superstars Children Of Bodom will embark on a 21-date North American tour with special guests iconic black metal artist Abbath, California-based metal act Exmortus, and Canada’s progressive metallers Oni. The trek presented by The Noise will commence in Quebec on November 23 and will hit 3 Canadian cities as well as Chicago, San Francisco, New York, and conclude in Brooklyn on December 19th. View tour dates and info inside! (more…)

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Darkthrone

Norwegian duo, Darkthrone, has announced its new album, Arctic Thunder, to be released on October 14 via Peaceville. Arctic Thunder marks the band’s first new studio material since 2013’s triumphant The Underground Resistance, its most successful release in recent years.  (more…)

ragnarok_psychoReview by Jeff Maki
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Have you ever listened to so much extreme metal that everything starts to sound like Morbid Angel? They really were the forefathers of extreme metal, weren’t they? “Dominance & Submission,” the opening track of Norwegian black metal band Ragnarok’s eighth album, Psychopathology, instantly brought the legends to mind. Then there was the oncoming apocalypse that is Ragnarok. (more…)

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Tombs’ 2011 album, Path of Totality, topped the year-end lists of many well-known metal publications and its follow-up, 2014’s Savage Gold, wasn’t far behind. Now the Brooklyn-based experimental band is back with a revamped lineup and a new EP called All Empires Fall, one of the more anticipated metal releases of 2016. (more…)

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Review by Jeff Maki
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Spawned in the early ’90s from somewhere in Northern Canada called the “Fjord of Saguenay,” Necronomicon is the western world’s answer to Dimmu Borgir. Advent of the Human God is the band’s fifth LP, its last coming in 2013. Let’s get this out of the way: It’s virtually impossible to listen to or say the name “Necronomicon” without thinking of the Evil Dead trilogy, specifically Army of Darkness. And if you hadn’t thought that already, then good luck with the rest of this. (more…)

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Six years after the release of their latest album, the Swedish masters of black metal, Dark Funeral, will finally release their new album on June 3rd, 2016 via Century Media Records! It will be entitled Where Shadows Forever Reign. Read comments from the band and view the album cover inside! (more…)

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Behemoth

Polish death/black metal outfit, Behemoth, has announced their return to North America this Spring with a special tour, featuring support from Myrkur. With plans to play their latest album, and Jeff’s pick for #1 album of 2014 (read here), The Satanist, in its entirety, the journey – which runs from April 21st through May 7th – is one not to be missed! A limited number of premium ticketing packages which include a commemorative laminate, meet & greet session with the band, an 18″ x 24″ poster set (three posters), 42″ x 42″ wall flag, and general admission ticket are available now at showstubs.com/behemoth. Only fifty fans per show can purchase the package, so reserve yours now! View tour dates and more info inside!

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