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Heavy Metal Album You Should Own | Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast

October 2, 2015 - 04:34

There are numerous albums you should own from Iron Maiden, but 'The Number of the Beast' stands higher than the rest.  

'The Number of the Beast' was the third studio album released by band dating back in 1982.  This album marked the debut of vocalist Bruce Dickinson and was the final appearance of drummer Clive Burr.

It was the first record for Iron Maiden to reach No 1. in the UK Albums Chart and became a Platinum in the United States.  The songs "Run to the Hills"  and "The Number of the Beast" were the fans favorites.

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Abbath Debuts New Video "Fenrir Hunts"

September 25, 2015 - 00:55

Today Abbath has premiered a brand new video entitled "Fenrir Hunts". If you have been following black metal you will know that the legendary band Immortal is no more, and this new band is led by Olve Eikemo (Abbath).

The video is a live recording of the new track and will be included on their upcoming album, which is set to release sometime in the beginning of the year.

The band commented:

We have performed 'Fenrir Hunts' live since our debut concert at Tuska festival in Finland. This led to the decision to record a few live songs properly. With the aid of a camera team, we have recorded three tracks in a live setting at the beginning of September. Along with 'Fenrir Hunts', which you can see today, there will be two cover versions coming up soon. Now, here is 'Fenrir Hunts', the first glimpse from our upcoming debut album!

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The 13 Best Heavy Metal Guitar Solos

September 18, 2015 - 04:52

We all love heavy metal, from the heavy riffs, double bass, and wicked solos, there is nothing better. But even the best solos have a precision structure to them.

To some musicians certain concepts come easy to them, if it's writing music, learning scales, or shredding a guitar. Below are some of the best heavy metal guitar solos provided by those people. The ones that make the most complex guitar solos look easy.

The songs below are all from studio albums in the heavy metal genre and they are not listed in any particular order. You will get a mix from legendary bands like Metallica, Iron Maiden and Megadeth, to some classic bands like Slayer and Pantera.

Iron Maiden - Powerslave

Album: Powerslave (1984)

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New Heavy Metal Albums to Check Out - August 2015

September 11, 2015 - 03:25

Some legendary bands released brand new albums last month. Death metallers Nile released their 8th studio album 'What Should Not Be Unearthed', as Motörhead released their 22nd studio album 'Bad Magic'.

Other bands that made the list includes Fear Factory, Soulfly, Battlecross, and Hate Eternal.

Leave your August release choice in the comments below.

Fear Factory - Genexus

Genre: Extreme Metal
Released: August, 7 2015

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Insomnium & Omnium Gatherum Live in Las Vegas

September 1, 2015 - 07:26

This last weekend Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum was making a stop in Las Vegas on their Shadows Over North American tour. I have seen both of these bands live in the past, and it never gets old. If you haven’t seen either one of them and you’re a fan of melodic death metal, now is your chance to get out and see two of the best band in the genre today.

With the tour in full swing both bands have released a combined split 7” with two songs on it. This is a tour exclusive and is limited to only 500 copies.

Side A includes “Out to the Sea” by Insomnium that was previously released as a bonus track on their ‘Shadows Of The Dying Sun’ deluxe edition.

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What Do They Use? Metallica

August 21, 2015 - 04:14

We all know that Metallica has had huge success with their style and sound of music. Some can find reasons to hate them, but for the most of the part they are incredible talented musicians.

What do talented musicians use that us regular people don’t. In our segment of What Do They Use, we will break down all the equipment that Metallica used on their latest tour.

James Hetfield – Vocalist and Rhythm Guitar

For the most part James likes to use ESP and Gibson guitars and stay with mostly Mesa guitar amps. For his vocals he uses a Shure Super 55 stage microphone to bring it all together.


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The 15 Best Black Metal Albums Every Fan Should Own

August 14, 2015 - 04:47

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of great Black Metal albums. With so many to choose from, it is almost impossible to rank them from top to bottom. The albums below are some of the best black metal albums you should listen to. If you haven't heard some of these, you must check them out.

Most of these albums come from the artists on the top Norwegian black metal bands of all time. With its extreme culture and shrieking style of music, one can only agree that these albums stand apart from the others.

Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath

Genre: First Wave of Black Metal
Released: September 7, 1984

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New Heavy Metal Albums to Check Out - July 2015

August 7, 2015 - 04:23

There were a lot of highly anticipated albums that were released last month. Leading the way was Cradle of Filth's 'Hammer of the Witches' and Kataklysm's 'Of Ghosts and Gods'. Other album releases from Between the Buried and Me, Powerwolf and Lamb of God. These are some of the new albums you can check out.

Have a recommendation? Leave your July choice in the comments below.

Between the Buried and Me - Coma Ecliptic

Genre: Progressive Metal
Released: July 7, 2015

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What We Want from the New Slayer Album

July 21, 2015 - 02:25

When our favorite bands release new albums we are excited and eager to see what they will do. But there are a few things that every fan expects to hear in the new album. As Slayer gets ready to release their eleventh studio album 'Repentless' there are a few things that I want to see in their 2015 release.

Thrash Metal 101

As one of the founder fathers, when we get a Slayer album we are excepting a raw thrash metal sound. We expect nothing else, or nothing more. We don't want any cross over or experiments.  Just thrash metal riffs, double bass, and aggression.

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Why Getting Behind Tidal Could be a Good Thing for the Metal Community

July 13, 2015 - 04:53

Ignore the many pop celebrities that helped launched Jay Z’s new music streaming service. People should be concerned about the underlining positives compared that Tidal brings to the market unlike the likes of SoundCloud and other existing music apps. With Tidal doubling Spotify’s average payout, the rapper’s music service appears to be rewarding larger royalties to the artists extending streaming rights to Tidal, which could be beneficial to the metal community if they get behind this app in the coming months.

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New Song From Cradle Of Filth - "Enshrined In Crematoria"

June 30, 2015 - 02:12

We are getting closer to the release of Cradle of Filth's new album 'Hammer Of The Witches'.  July 10, 2015 is when Nuclear Blast records will be releasing their eleventh studio album.  

The track below is called "Enshrined In Crematoria".

Dani Filth the vocalist for the band had this to say about the new album:

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See Abbath's First Live Show at Tuska Open Air Metal Festival

June 30, 2015 - 02:03

After ending the band Immortal, Abbath has been busy developing his new band 'Abbath'.  You can watch them perform a new song "Fenrir Hunts", at the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in Helsinki, Finland.  The show was this last weekend on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

The new band line up includes Olve "Abbath" Eikemo, Tom Cato Visnes and Boknagar's Baard Kolstad.

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Battlecross Releases A New Song "Spoiled"

June 30, 2015 - 01:44

A brand new song from Battlecross has been released from their upcoming album 'Rise To Power'.  The new album will be released on August 21, 2015 by Metal Blade Records and you can check out the new song below is called "Spoiled".

Guitarist Tony Asta had this to say about new single:

'Spoiled' kicks in with a heavy rockin old-school vibe and progresses into a brutal more technical feel. It's also a really fun song to jam.

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Watch Exodus Full Concert at Manchester, England

June 30, 2015 - 01:39

There has been some fan footage of Exodus performance at the Academy 3 in Manchester England.  They are with Testament on the "Dark Roots of Thrash Tour II".

Their guitarist Gary Holt is not the in the lineup while they finish up the European tour as he is with Slayer working on their upcoming new album.  This tour is in support of their latest album 'Blood In Blood Out' which was released back in October 14, 2014 by Nuclear Blast Records.

Brand New Song From SLAYER! "Repentless"

June 20, 2015 - 23:11

There is a new song from Slayer! The new song is called "Repentless", this is the self-titled track from their upcoming album.  We wont see the album hit stores until September 11, 2015, but you can pre-order your copy [here].

Slayer - Repentless Track Listing

01. Delusions Of Saviour
02. Repentless
03. Take Control
04. Vices
05. Cast The First Stone
06. When The Stillness Comes
07. Chasing Death
08. Implode
09. Piano Wire
10. Atrocity Vendor
11. You Against You
12. Pride In Prejudice

Iron Maiden Announces New Double Album for 2015

June 20, 2015 - 23:06

The legendary band Iron Maiden has revealed their upcoming album 'The Book of Souls'.  This new album will be a double feature and will include 11 brand new songs.  This is the first time the band has ever released a double studio album.

The album is split on the songwriting, bassist and founder Steve Harris contributing to 7 of the tracks, 6 tracks by Maiden's guitarist and last track a solo composition.

Steve Harris had this to say about the new album:

We approached this album in a different way to how we've recorded previously. A lot of the songs were actually written while we were there in the studio and we rehearsed and recorded them straight away while they were still fresh, and I think that immediacy really shows in the songs, they have almost a live feel to them, I think. I'm very proud of The Book Of Souls, we all are, and we can't wait for our fans to hear it, and especially to take it out on the road next year!

Bruce Dickinson added:

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Dark Tranquillity New Video "The Science Of Noise"

June 20, 2015 - 22:58

Remember Dark Tranquillity's last album 'Construct' that was released in 2013.  They decided to renew a new music video from the album for th track "The Science of Noise."

As we would rather hear or see some news about a new album in the works, this will have to do for now.  They probably wont get started on a new album until they finish up their summer of festivals.

The festival season has just started, which is a good reason to release our very live based video clip for 'The Science Of Noise'. The bulk of the material was shot during last year's World Construct tour, but for various reasons the video wasn't completed until now. Also, we're very pleased to welcome Erik Jacobson (from the Gothenburg based Deals Death) as a stand-in guitarist while Niklas is busy with parental duties. Furthermore, our old brother Anders Iwers (Tiamat, Avatarium, Ceremonial Oath) is handling the bass guitar, making this a very special run. Hope to see as many of you as possible on the shows!

Dark Tranquillity Tour Dates 2015

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New Album In The Works For Amorphis

June 20, 2015 - 22:53

The fan favorite Amorphis has some news about their upcoming album.  The new album will be called 'Under The Red Cloud' and will be released on September 4, 2015.

Esa Holoainen had this to say about the upcoming album: 

The album is titled Under The Red Cloud and the artwork is done by Valnoir Mortasonge," guitarist Esa Holopainen states. "Valnoir is well known from his works for Laibach, Paradise Lost, Watain, Behemoth and many more. It was a great pleasure to work with him as he catched the lyrical topics really well. Colors and details describe the music perfectly.

Lamb Of God Premiere New Video "512"

June 20, 2015 - 22:49

Last week Lamb of God exposed their upcoming album 'VII: Sturm Und Drang'.  You can watch their first single and music video from the new album entitled "512".  The new album will be released July 24, 2015 by Nuclear Blast Records.  

Lamb Of God - VII Sturm Und Drans Track Listing

01. Still Echoes
02. Erase This
03. 512
04. Embers
05. Footprints
06. Overlord
07. Anthropoid
08. Engage The Fear Machine
09. Delusion Pandemic
10. Torches