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Evile Infecting America for the First Time
"Bow down to the thrashers" is how Evile frontman Matt Drake started off the band's mighty set at New York City's Nokia Theater on March 6. For a band that hasn't even been around for a decade, they received an intense crowd response. As soon as lights hit the band, …
Suidakra Keep Business and Music Separate
German celtic metallers Suidakra have been making folk-infused, pagan metal for 14 years now. But unless you are immersed and enmeshed in the underground pagan scene, you've probably never crossed their path. Needless to say, staying together for nearly a decade and a half is nothing to scoff a…
Age of Evil Relish Puking With Stars
For many new bands, opening for established acts can be nerve-wracking, but for Arizona teen metal bashers Age of Evil, being in the presence of greatness is inspiring. That's why the quartet should have no problem opening for the new all-star band Hail...
Impious Drummer Michael Noren — Your iPod Is Showing

"When I grew up, I was a total black metalhead." Impious drummer Michael Norén tells Noisecreep, explaining the inclusion of Gorgoroth, Dissection and, perhaps, the Black Dahlia Murder on his 'Your iPod Is Showing' list. "The people living in the small community where I was born and r…
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…
Evile Will Go on After Death of Bassist Mike Alexander
A month after the passing of bassist Mike Alexander, the remaining members of Evile have finally broken their silence about the tragic loss for the first time, and they told Metal Hammer that, while it will be hard to find a replacement for Alexander, they intend on carrying on as a band because, &q…
Evile Bassist Died From Pulmonary Embolism
Little more than three weeks after he passed suddenly while on tour in Europe with Amon Amarth, medical examiners have determined a cause of death for Evile bassist Mike Alexander. He died on Oct. 5 from a pulmonary embolism, a blockage of the main artery of the lung
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These Are They Are Not Novembers Doom
Paul Kuhr knows fans of his band Novembers Doom will likely want to check out his new project, These Are They. And they should. The Chicago-based act's debut album, 'Who Linger,' is a ferocious, down-tuned offering rife with old-school death metal riffage, and it drops Nov...

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