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My favourite Swedeath album from 2013 surely (or at least: probably) was Raging Death, the third studio album by EntrailS, an act that was actually formed during the very early nineties. For the review, including an extended biography, I’d like to invite you to check out the review undersigned wrote, posted on September 7th 2013 (enter the band’s name in the ‘search’-tab to find it back immediately). I will not come back to the band’s history right here, right now, for it has been done on that former review. Yes, I’m lazy…


Originally released as a four song seven inch by Lightning Records in March of 2014, Gehennah's Metal Police saw a bulked up reissue by Metal Blade Records in Feb of 2015, which is the band's first release for the label. In addition to the original four tracks on the seven inch, the newly issued Metal Police features eight bonus tracks, which mostly consist of re-recorded tracks from the band's earlier full length albums, King of the sidewalk and Decibel Rebel, along with two unreleased songs.


I first saw Ensiferum when they did a support gig for Children Of Bodom on 12th May 2011 in Luxembourg's Rockhal and I was enthralled right from the start. Never before had I seen a support act,  that was so full of infectious energy. They blew me away as soon as they played their first notes. In the end I liked Ensiferum 1.000 times more than the actual headliner of that evening. After that show I immediately got their whole discography.


I don’t feel like writing an extended introduction to Polish act Vesania, because there is no way to express my appreciation for their sonic assaults anyway. Let’s say that their debut, 2003’s Firefrost Arcanum, was one of the most impressive debuts I’ve ever experienced, and it surely was one of the best albums that very same year (let’s call it end year’s list top-5 material, if you want to). Afterwards they continued impressing me, time after time, with each single album they recorded. Okay, these guys are enormously experienced (cf.

Downfall Of Gaia

Germany’s Downfall Of Gaia were originally formed as D-Beat / Crust / Grind / Punk act, but throughout the years, they evolved into a much more oppressive and obscure Metal-focused entity. I was enormously pleased with their 2012-album Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes (also via Metal Blade Records); the review for that record was updated on December 23rd 2012, by the way.

King Diamond

A double CD collection of ‘King Diamond’ songs, newly enhanced into ultimate editions, will be released by ‘Metal Blade Records’ next month. King Diamond’s ‘Dreams of Horror’ is the only ‘best of’ album covering the band’s entire career. King Diamond and ‘Andy LaRocque’ meticulously mastered and enhanced these 23 songs into the ultimate editions, chosen by the band from both the Roadrunner and Metal Blade catalog.


Falconer began after the splitting up of the viking metal band Mithotyn. Guitarist Stefan Weinerhall wanted to continue making folk-influenced metal music, but with clean vocals instead of the harsh style used in Mithotyn. In 1999 he began recording demo tapes, performing the guitar and bass lines himself, while using a drum machine and playing the vocal melodies on guitar.


Nonpoint is an American heavy metal band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Current members are: Elias Soriano [vocals], Robb Rivera [drums], Rasheed Thomas [guitar], Adam Woloszyn [bass], and B.C. Kochmit [guitar]. The drummer Robb Rivera and Elias Soriano were the first members when they raised the group in 1997.

Cannibal Corpse

Cannibal Corpse is an American death metal band from Buffalo, New York. Formed in 1988. Cannibal Corpse was established 1988 by members from earlier Buffalo-area death metal bands; Beyond Death (Webster, Owen), Leviathan (Barnes), and Tirant Sin (Barnes, Rusay, Mazurkiewicz).


After As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested on May 8, 2013 The remaining members start to jam and after Lambesis negatively affected  his relationships they start a new group: Wovenwar is a heavy metal band from San Diego, California, US founded in 2013.


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