Italian heavy metal

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus (Nuclear Blast)

Same old same old... in a good way!
Release Date: 
19 Jun 2015 (All day)

Italian Luca Turilli is back with another slab of classically-inflected power metal, choc full of sinister choirs, dazzling musicianship and all-round over the top pomposity; If yo

Doomraiser - Reverse (Passaggio Inverso) (BloodRock Records)

Crushing.
Release Date: 
12 Jan 2015 - 11:30pm

Living in that splendidly bombastic area on the borders of trad metal, and crushing, sludge-infused Sabbathian doom, Italians Doomraiser bring one hell of a noise

Game Over - Burst Into the Quiet (Scarlet Records)

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Release Date: 
23 Jun 2014 (All day)

So, whilst Metal as Fuck’s editor gets the new Overkill album to listen to, my division of the thrash spoils is this – unknown thrash from Italy.

Arthemis - Live From Hell (Off Yer Rocka Recordings)

A greatest hits live set from some heavy Italians...
Release Date: 
25 May 2014 (All day)

Recorded live at last year’s Hard Rock Hell Festival in Wales, Live From Hell kicks off with longtime friend of MaF,  Krusher Joule,

Cripple Bastards – Nero in Metastasi (Relapse Records)

Ultra-compressed, bite-sized parcels of grindy goodness.
Release Date: 
18 Feb 2014 (All day)

Well, this is a timely one.

Astral Dominae - Arcanum Gloriae (Bakerteam Records)

Depressingly familiar...
Release Date: 
21 Jan 2014 (All day)

If I was one for New Year’s resolutions, I think my one for 2014 would be to stop listening to bands like Astral Domine.

Septicflesh/Fleshgod Apocalypse: The Battle of Flesh and Blood MMXIV

A dual barrelled symphonic metal onslaught...
Tour Dates: 
14/05/2014 - 18/05/2014

Prepare your senses for a monumental outburst with a dual headlining bill comprised of two of the world’s finest exponents of the genre of Symphonic death metal in Italy’s Fleshgod Apocalyp

Fleshgod Apocalypse: In Vino Veritas...

Don't mind if we do...

What better way to enjoy a fine blend of Italian metal than by having a glass of wine to go along with it (why stop at one? - thirsty ed.)?

Ephel Duath: The Return

After a five year hiatus, Davide Tiso and company are back!

Exceptional and experimental metal act Ephel Duath returns with its first album in five years, Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness.

Fleshgod Apocalypse: Even Fear Is Part of A Working Machine

We are working to spread Fleshgod's word all around the planet; it's just a matter of time!

Fleshgod Apocalypse; the name just rolls off the tongue like a heart rendering demon capturing the most intense elements extreme metal have to offer.