published January 2011

TEN - Stormwarning (Frontiers)

Five years after album number eight, TEN finally release album number nine featuring two new members and one guest drummer!
Release Date: 
18 Feb 2011 (All day)


Mean Streak - Declaration of War (Black Lodge)

Two new guitarists and an upping of intensity finds these trad-minded Swedes heading towards metal's first division
Release Date: 
27 Jan 2011 (All day)

When Swedes Mean Streak were last earnes

Arson Anthem - Insecurity Notoriety (Housecore Records)

Fuck super groups. We're punks!

Arson Anthem, the punk super group, though the members would likely bristle at the term, was formed in New Orleans in 2006 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

[Festival] Bloodstock Open Air 2010 - Day 2: Better Late Than Never

There's a reason this is late. Count Gorlock actually died, and was happily in Heaven. However, one day he checked his emails and remembered he hadn't posted day 2, and pleaded with God to be sent back down so he could spread his words of wisdom like a smellier, less hirsute John the Baptist. He was halfway through getting sucked off by Michael Jackson when he found out btw, so I hope you're happy.

Hey it's me, the big fucking idiot.

Defiled - In Crisis (Season of Mist/Riot)

Is it too early to start on the "Best Of" 2011 list?

Japan's Defiled returns with a resounding statement in its first album in eight years, and fourth full length overall, In Crisis.

Thrashfest 2010 @ Amager Bio ( Copenhagen, Denmark)

The last minute decision to jump on a train to Copenhagen was well worth it…

I’d been eyeballing this gig for a while. Four established thrash bands on one bill for only 35.

Insult/Rampant Decay - Split EP (PATAC/Distort)

This nine-track split EP from Insult and Rampant Decay is a truly unpleasant product of anger, disillusionment, and a twisted sense of humour.

Both Insult and Rampant Decay combine spitting ire with the riffs of early Bad Religion and the warped humour of Anal Cunt,

Scheepers - Scheepers (Frontiers/Riot)

One of metal's best voices returns with a massively impressive solo outing.
Release Date: 
17 Feb 2011 (All day)

Despite being rightfully known as one of the most powerful voices in modern metal, Germany&rs

Cauldron - Burning Fortune (Earache/Riot)

Cauldron keep the formula simple, the way it used to be, before metal got complicated and broken down into so many sub-genre's there's barely a day goes by before a new one pops up!
Release Date: 
14 Feb 2011 - 10:30am

Sometimes keeping it simple works, sometimes you don't need all the bells and whistles added to make an album different. What Cauldron offer up with this album is just that.

Eternal Rest aims high

Young Brisbane death metal band Eternal Rest seems poised to take things to the next level very early on in their promising career.

Youth and aspiration often go together, but it’s a rare occurrence when youth and execution make an appearance in the same place at the same time.