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Overkill, ‘Ironbound’ — Album Art of the Week
East Coast thrashers Overkill return with 'Ironbound,' the 15th installment in their discography spanning two decades -- certainly more than an impressive career, especially for practitioners of an extreme form of music. Travis Smith from Seempieces, based on the opposite American coast -- who has d…
New Hard Rock and Metal Releases — Feb. 9
With Jan. 26 being heavy on metal releases, fans responsed by picking up nearly 9,000 copies of Alesana's 'The Emptiness,' which was enough to propel the album to secondd on the hard rock sales charts for the week. Living Sacrifice's 'The Infinite Order' also shifted ne…
Evile Frontman Matt Drake — Your iPod Is Showing
One of the coolest young bands to emerge from the new wave of thrash metal is Huddersfield, England's Evile, whose 20007 debut, 'Enter the Grave,' was a scorching blend of Slayer speed and Metallica-style riffs. With their 2009 follow-up, 'Infected Nations,' Evile strived to…
Katatonia Open Up About ‘Night Is the New Day’
If you haven't already heard Katatonia's 'Night Is the New Day,' hold off on compiling that top 10 list for the year. The Swedish metallers, who are coming up on their 20th anniversary, outdid themselves on their latest effort, which, in short, sounds like Opeth's 2001 class…
Artists of the 2000s
The last decade was kind to heavy metal. Not only did veteran acts release some of their most exciting work, a flurry of new bands also came out of nowhere to demand their place among the greats. Noisecreep recently compiled lists of the best songs and albums of the past decade and it's been no…

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