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Lacuna Coil Interview

Lacuna Coil

Lacuna Coil have released the new album Broken Crown Halo. It's the Italian band's seventh studio effort. I spoke with vocalist Andrea Ferro about the album and working with producer Jay Baumgardner, the recent exit of two longtime band members, chart expectations, social media and other topics.

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New Heavy Metal Album Reviews (week of 4/15/2014)

Wednesday April 16, 2014

This week's collection of short reviews includes nearly 20 new releases, including the latest from Anubis Gate, Below, Dark Days Ahead, The Drip, Emmure, Enthroned, Erebus Enthroned, I Declare War, Mos Generator, Reality Grey, Sinbreed, Stoneburner, Teramaze, Thantifaxath, T.O.M.B., Words Of Farewell and Wormreich. Also check out several new full reviews.

New Heavy Metal Album Reviews (week of 4/15/2014)

Recent Full Heavy Metal Album Reviews:
Brainstorm - Firesoul
Gamma Ray - Empire Of The Undead
Sevendust - Time Travelers & Bonfires
Triptykon - Melana Chasmata

(album cover courtesy 7Bros Records)

Kyng Interview

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Burn the Serum is the second full-length from California's Kyng. I caught up with the band's drummer Pepe Clarke Magana, who fills us in on the recording of the new album, working with producer Jim Rota of Fireball Ministry, signing with a new label, tour plans, tales from the road and other topics.

Read the complete Kyng Interview

(photo courtesy Razor & Tie)

New Heavy Metal Album Releases: April 15, 2014

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Here are the new heavy metal album releases for this week.  For the most detailed and up-to-date schedule, check out our complete Heavy Metal CD Release Date calendar.

April 15, 2014
Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell - Check 'em Before You Wreck 'em (Rise Above)
Anubis Gate - Horizons (Nightmare)
Below - Across The Dark River (Metal Blade)
Black Sabbath - The Complete Studio Albums (1970-1978) Box Set (Rhino)
Bokluk - Taphonomy (Memento Mori)
Brainstorm - Firesoul (AFM)
Clawfinger - Deafer Dumber Blinder CD/DVD (AFM)
Countess - Ancient Lies And Battle Cries (Barbarian Wrath)
Cult Leader - Nothing For Us Here (Deathwish)
Dark Days Ahead - North Star Blues (Inverse)
Desecresy - Chasmic Transcendence (Xtreem)
The Drip - A Presentation of Gruesome Poetics EP (Relapse)
E-Force - The Curse (Mausoleum)
Emmure - Eternal Enemies (Victory)
Enthroned - Sovereigns (Agonia)
Gamma Ray - Empire Of The Undead (Armoury)
I Declare War - We Are Violent People (Razor & Tie)
Impetuous Ritual - Unholy Congregation Of Hypocritical Ambivalence (Profound Lore)
Kyng - Burn The Serum (Razor & Tie)
Memories Of A Dead Man - Ashes Of Joy (Send The Wood)
Morbid Flesh - Embedded In The Ossuary (Unholy Prophecies)
Mos Generator - Electric Mountain Majesty (Listenable)
The Oath - The Oath (Rise Above)
Pact - The Infernal Hierarchies, Penetrating the Threshold of Night(Moribund)
Pet Slimmers of the Year - Fragments of Uniforms (Candlelight)
Polar - Shadowed By Vultures (Prosthetic)
Reality Grey - Define Redemption (Bakerteam)
Sevendust - Time Travelers & Bonfires (7Bros)
Seventh Circle - Seventh Circle EP (Dead Chemists)
Sinbreed - Shadows (AFM)
Sleeper Effect - The Hero Clone EP (The Orchard)
Stoneburner - Life Drawing (Neurot)
Teramaze - Esoteric Symbolism (Nightmare)
Thantifaxath - Sacred Noise (Dark Descent)
T.O.M.B.- Pennhurst/Xesse Re-Release (Crucial Blast)
The Tower - Hic Abundant Leones (Bad Omen)
Triptykon - Melana Chasmata (Century Media)
Tuomas Holopainen - The Life And Times Of Scrooge (Nuclear Blast)
Turbo - The Fifth Element (Metal Mind)
Various Artists - Monsters! (Six of a Kind) (Kaotoxin)
Words of Farewell - The Black Wild Yonder (AFM)
Wormreich - Wormcult Revelations (Moribund)

Metal Alliance Tour (Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349 and Inquisition) Concert Review and Photos

Monday April 14, 2014

The annual Metal Alliance Tour is underway, featuring Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition and Black Crown Initiate. The trek's second show was at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California. That's where our intrepid West Coast concert correspondent Dave Schalek was planted front and center to enjoy an evening of extreme metal. Check out his review of the concert along with photos of Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349 and Inquisition.

Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349 and Inquisition Concert Review and Photos

(photo courtesy Dave Schalek/About.com)

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