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New Releases Out Today: 10/02/2012

New Releases Out Today: 10/02/2012

It’s Tuesday–the day that music comes out–and this one sees shit from Papa Roach, Enslaved, The Amity Affliction, Sybreed, AxeWound (the supergroup featuring members of Bullet for My Valentine and Cancer Bats), and more hitting stores. Check out the list of releases below and let us know which ones you have already or are planning […]

Review: Enslaved – Riitiir

Review: Enslaved – Riitiir

On their 12th full-length album, Norway’s favorite spacey black metallers bring plenty of strange pagan flavor to eight tracks of mid-paced dissonance, with electronic thumpings and eerie flute sections scattered throughout the howling guitars and snarled vocals. Unfortunately, every song ends up sounding too similar, even as the band breaks, as always, from black metal’s […]

Ghost Announce First North American Tour

Ghost Announce First North American Tour

Swedish metallers Ghost have announced plans for their first-ever North American tour to take place this fall. The mysterious band have risen to prominence since the release of their debut full-length Opus Eponymous late last year. Supported by Enslaved and Alcest, the three-week tour kicks off on September 23. Full dates below: 09/23 Springfield, VA. […]

Review: Demonaz – March of the Norse

Review: Demonaz – March of the Norse

As the founding guitarist of Norwegian black-metal legends Immortal, Harald “Demonaz” Nævdal delivered the band’s lightning-speed assault until tendonitis sidelined him in 1997. Over the past few years, he has labored on this, his solo debut. Full of Bathory-inspired riffs sprinkled with catchy Maiden-esque melodies, expertly played by Enslaved axman Ice Dale, the album is […]

Enslaved Release “The Sleeping Gods” EP

Enslaved Release “The Sleeping Gods” EP

Norwegian psychedelic extreme-metal trailblazers Enslaved released The Sleeping Gods (Scion) as a free five-song EP yesterday, which you can download here. Following up on last year’s Axioma Ethica Odini, the EP finds the quintet navigating through 30 minutes of genre-bending progressive metal like they have for two decades. Check out the tracklisting below. Enslaved – […]

Live Report: Dimmu Borgir at Terminal 5, New York, November 8

Number of times I covet Grutle Kjellson’s moustache: 35.

Newsworthy artistic choice: Dimmu Borgir recently changed the cover art for their newest album, Abrahadabra, only a few weeks after it was released. The change was from a multi-eyed industrial gargoyle man to the exact same image with a skull instead of a man’s face.

Recent suggestion heard by this author: The change was because the man’s face looked like he was blowing a dude.

HAIL: THE GRIMMEST OF BLOWJOBS!