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10 Heavy Metal Albums You Need to Check Out This Spring
Spring is upon us and its gearing up to be banner year for all things hard, driving and metallic. Already, the Mayhem Festival tour is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever, Iron Maiden is set to clobber North American shores and Metallica themselves are even threatening to head into the stud…
Ihsahn to Deliver ‘After’ in Early 2010
Former Emperor frontman Ihsahn has announced the U.S. release date for the third installment in his solo trilogy, 'After.' Set to drop on Jan. 26, the upcoming Candlelight Records release was recorded earlier this year and features the Norwegian icon alongside drummer Asgeir Mickelson and …
Enslaved to Take Residency at Roadburn 2010
For this year's Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland, Norwegian progressive black metal minions Enslaved have been announced as the "artist in residence." Set to take place April 15-18, Enslaved will be doing several special performances and collaborations throughout the four…
From the Depths: Anaal Nathrakh, Enthroned, Bethlehem
REISSUE ALERT: Anaal Nathrakh fanboys, take note! The U.K. black/grind experimentalists are reissuing their vital debut album via FETO Records, the label run by Napalm Death's Shane Embury and Anaal Nathrakh's Mick Kenney. A remastered digipak of 'The Codex Necro' will be strictl…
From the Depths: Nazxul, Maniac, Merrimack
THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER: Legendary Australian black metallers Nazxul have been confirmed for the 2010 edition of the Maryland Death Fest, marking the band's first-ever performance on North American soil. They are currently plotting a full North American tour in support of their new album Iconoc…