Metal Blade/Riot

The Lightning that Sparks a Blaze - Amon Amarth

Amon Amarth are pure-bred Norse metal warriors that have conquered the world with their hard-driving, destructive and infectious Viking death metal. With their metal quest eying not only their homeland but the Great Southern Land, vocalist Johan Hegg talks to Metal as Fuck.

Mammoth longboats set sail for the lands afar; destruction rains down from the gangplank as Norse warriors swarm across the northernmost plains, hacking at their enemies and razing the towns in an

Trigger The Bloodshed - The Great Depression (Metal Blade/Riot)

After a sub-standard debut, British death merchants Trigger The Bloodshed have returned, with some new recruits, to stamp on the faces of all their critics.

As a genre, death metal has to be one of the most difficult to break into, with fans proving insanely hard to please.

Malefice - Dawn Of Reprisal (Metal Blade/Riot)

With a critically acclaimed debut album and a number of successful tours behind them, can UK metallers Malefice keep up the momentum?

Astra - The Weirding (Metal Blade/Riot)

This album should be in a gatefold sleeve with the vertigo swirling logo on the record, frayed cover, someone’s name writ in pen on the label and playing on a big ass old quadraphonic unit with the bass turned up loud.

If I didn’t know better I would swear this was one of those obscure 70’s Euro prog rock private pressings that you see commanding hundreds of bucks on eBay and feted by blogs and knowle

Austrian Death Machine - Double Brutal (Metal Blade/Riot)

One of the USA's most high powered politicians is back. And he's more brutal than ever.

There's a chance, albeit a slim one, that you may not have heard of Austrian Death Machine.

Evergreen Terrace - Almost Home (Metal Blade/Riot)

It's not going to be popular with the entire Metal As Fuck crowd, but Evergreen Terrace's latest effort is, in my opinion, a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend half an hour.
Release Date: 
29 Sep 2009 - 8:30am

To me Evergreen Terrace have always been one of those bands that I just lump in with the plethora of other 'metalcore' outfits.

Ravage – The End Of Tomorrow (Metal Blade/Riot)

If I didn’t already know about Rob Halford’s sexual persuasion I’d swear that he’d been throwing his seed around Boston, Massachusetts a couple of decades back, because if this isn’t his love child on vocals it damn well should be!!

Ravage stalwarts and brothers Al Ravage on vocals and Eli Joe on guitar have been hammering away with various li

Hail of Bullets - Warsaw Rising (Metal Blade/Riot)

This war metal supergroup attacks with a blitzkrieg on their new EP: short and violent! But reviewer Joker Lokison wonders if music industry war crimes are being committed against the metal buying public.


Gallery: Cannibal Corpse @ Fowlers Live (Adelaide), 11 September 2009

Cannibal Corpse hammer smash the devotees in the ill-lit recesses of Fowlers Live, with supports A Closed Casket and Altars.

Amon Amarth - The Crusher Reissue (Metal Blade/Riot)

Eight years after it's first release, The Crusher Reissue further proves that Amon Amarth are one of the most brutal, unforgiving forces on the metal scene today.

Want to know what really pisses me off? I can't grow a beard. I can't grow sideburns. In fact, the best I can muster is a whispy moustache that makes me look like a Mexican paedophile.