Nuclear Blast/Riot

Dimmu Borgir - Abrahadabra (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

Abrahadabra is another worthy string to Dimmu Borgir’s ever burgeoning bow and with the sidestep that was In Sorte Diaboli, can be considered as the next musical step after Deathcult Armageddon. There is a great maturity in the songwriting, and they have managed to make use of the Orchestra. No doubt they will have learned many things in the process - and I, for one, eagerly anticipate what they will do next time.

With all the recent turmoil within this band, from ejecting members, threats of legal action over ownership of material involving said previous members, newly announced members leaving in a heartbe

Soilwork - The Need for Strid

Bjorn “Speed” Strid is the consummate metal vocalist. As frontman for the long running Soilwork he’s been around the world flying the metal flag for over fifteen years. He talks to Metal as Fuck about new records, family and, surprisingly, hockey.

Soilwork vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid posesses an unusual name.

Mister Misanthropy - Galder of Dimmu Borgir

There's been upheaval in Dimmu Borgir and Metal as Fuck is on the case, investigating the new album, ramped-up sound and what fans can come to expect with only a three-piece line-up.

Black Metal (BM), it seems has almost run its course as the tabloid news' whipping boy du jour; a cult-like, evil and all-destroying force that terrorizes normal "folk" is too hard to resi

Immortal's All Shall Fall video

Check out Immortal's new video, All Shall Fall, here.

Coinciding with the release of their first live DVD, The Seventh Date of Blashyrkh, which features footage of Immortal's set at Wacken in 2007, the band has released the first offi

Amorphis - Magic & Mayhem: Tales From The Early Years (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

If you're only familiar with the Amorphis of recent years then you are in for quite a surprise with this release, less of the melodic and melancholic. More of the pure old school metal that had metal fans quaking in their boots when the band burst onto the scene in 1991. Less of the progressive more of the metal!
Release Date: 
17 Sep 2010 - 8:30am

This is how a greatest hits album should be done.

Death Angel - Relentless Retribution (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

Always overshadowed by the Big 4, Death Angel stick to their guns and come out swinging with their new album Relentless Retribution that thrashes from start to finish.
Release Date: 
6 Sep 2010 (All day)

In today's metal scene, thrash metal is having somewhat of a resurgence with new bands such as Warbringer and Evile proudly waving and flag, and, of course, the ol

Sonic Syndicate – We Rule the Night (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

We Rule the Night is so flawed it prompted a recall statement from the label. Read on…
Release Date: 
26 Aug 2010 - 11:30pm

Here’s what Nuclear Blast sent me* after they sent a copy of the record for review almost hours afterward. I think it’s rather apt and saves me writing up the article.

The Bard and his Songs – An audience with Hansi Kursch of Blind Guardian

Now you all know the bards and their songs. With an illustrious career spanning over twenty years, Blind Guardian are as ambitious as ever. Hansi talks shop about the new record as well as the orchestral project, his love for Aussie power ballads and that damn haircut…

When I was first discovering metal as a kid that would wish his hair would hurry up and grow past his shoulders, I entered the wonderful world of power metal.