Metal Blade/Riot

Unearth - Darkness in the Light (Metal Blade)

A decade since their debut album, Unearth's latest outing will put hairs on your chest
Release Date: 
4 Jul 2011 - 11:30pm

Let's get straight down to business; Darkness in the Light is a cracking album.

"It's Hard Work Doing This Shit!" -Twenty Questions with Sister's Cari

Not only has he contributed to one of MaF's favourite albums of the year - Cari knows how to make up a bed properly too!

Who are you, and what do you do?
Cari, drummer of Swedish punk/metal act Sister

Sister - Hated (Metal Blade/Riot)

Big-bollocked glammy punk from these anthemic Swedes that hits all the right buttons...
Release Date: 
6 Jun 2011 - 11:30pm

After 20 seconds of fucking about (quite what the point of opener Radioactive Misery is I’m still trying to work out), Swedish punk metallers Sister get going in ear

In Solitude - The World The Flesh The Devil (Metal Blade/Riot)

Frustratingly familiar fayre from these identikit Swedes.
Release Date: 
24 May 2011 (All day)

I mean, it’s a good record and all, but really, does the world need another band that sounds exactly like Mercyful Fate?

Lazarus A.D. - Black Rivers Flow (Metal Blade/Riot)

American neo-thrashers Lazarus AD are on a mission to show the world 'We are a force to be reckoned with'...And that might not be just empty bravado!
Release Date: 
31 Jan 2011 - 11:30pm

Wisconsin may not be your idea of one of the world's global musical hotspots, though fans of the demon alcohol have long revered the Badger State for it's welcome nurturing of various massive brewe

System Divide - The Conscious Sedation (Metal Blade/Riot)

And now for something completely different..well, perhaps not completely different but certainly a pretty exciting variation on some tried, tested and often a bit tired formats.
Release Date: 
14 Sep 2010 - 8:30am

Some people will press play on The Conscious Sedation, and dismiss it as yet more generic deathcore within thirty seconds of openedr Vagaries of Perception.

Gwar Bloody Tour of Horror 2010 *New Dates Announced!*

Obscene metal monsters Gwar have reached the halfway point of their 'Bloody Horror Tour', and bring you new tour dates, complete with the announcement date of their new album.
Tour Dates: 
02/10/2010 - 19/12/2010

In a remarkably redundant statement, Gwar frontman Oderus Urungus was quoted as saying, 'I hereby announce the release date of the new Gwar album, Bloody Pit o

Gwar Bloody Horror Tour (US) Oct-Nov 2010

Kicking off October 2nd, Gwar will embark on their 'Bloody Horror' tour of the US.
Tour Dates: 
02/10/2010 - 06/11/2010

Fresh off the amazing experience that was the 2010 Gwar-B-Qu, intergalactic snuff-rockers Gwar continue their relentless assault upon all humanity with the announcement of their fi

Brain Drill - Quantum Catastrophe (Metal Blade/Riot)

Opening with a tortured scream and a moment of insanely intricate bass work, Quantum Catastrophe is one of the most complicated and uncomfortable albums of the year.

Brain Drill is all about speed.

Fleshwrought - Dementia/Dyslexia (Metal Blade/Riot)

Fleshwrought is the brainchild of the exceptionally talented Navene Kopperweis, who plays each instrument on Demetia/Dyslexia, with vocals supplied by Job For a Cowboy frontman Jonny Davy. There is no doubting that Kopperweis is a phenomenal musician and with vocals from one of metals most 'current' frontmen. This album was destined for greatness.

But by god it falls short.