Nuclear Blast/Riot

Chimaira - The Infection (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

Chimaira have been doing their thing for around ten years and The Infection is their fifth album. From the opening track, The Venom Inside, this record has a powerful, angry vibe that doesn't let up. Sometimes you can tell from the first few minutes of an album that you're going to like it. On occasion that first impression can quickly be proved wrong, but that's not the case here.

Mark Hunter's vocals are great, real voice from the crypt stuff. The riffs are solid and relentless and the drums in particular stand out.

Unleashing the Extreme, June 09

Psycroptic, The Amenta and Ruins smash their way through Australia this June.
Tour Dates: 
04/06/2009 - 27/06/2009

Dates and supports

June 4th - Players Bar, Mandurah, Psycroptic & Ruins only with Plague

Paying tribute to the old days - a chat with Samael

Samael's vocalist/guitarist Vorph talks about the band's latest release Above, the band's history, and where these guys go from here.


Samael - Above (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

Bring a band out of its black metal roots, dip it in industrial/electronica, and then strip it right back and record it, and what do you get? A killer release, that's what.


Chimaira's Matt DeVries talks about The Infection

Recently Metal as Fuck caught up with MATT DEVRIES, guitarist in Chimaira, for a chat about the band and its upcoming release the Infection, their German ski trip, and their shift from Roadrunner to Nuclear Blast.


Pain - Cynic Paradise (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

Pain play a metal/industrial crossover style and it is absolutely filled with energy. There are a lot of metal chicks out there who don't mind going nuts and dancing hardcore to some brutal industrial and I suspect that they will love this.


Hammerfall - No Sacrifice, No Victory (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

This is an excellent album with many stand-out tracks, and many an ear-worm lurking therein.

Before I sat down to listen to Hammerfall's latest release, No Sacrifice, No Victory, I went way back in time in the band's discography and revisited Legacy of Kings

Mantic Ritual - Executioner (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

Mantic Ritual play thrash like they've lived it for 20 years... yet they only formed in 2008.

Mantic Ritual are a really young thrash band from Philly in the US. How young? They were formed just last year - that's right: 2008!

Death Angel hits Australia - and they are all fucking excited

To the delight of thrash fans across Australia, Death Angel's March 2009 tour was announced late in 2008, and we are seeing these guys on our shores this week. To talk about this tour, I had the opportunity to chat with band member Rob Cavestany.

Early in 2008 I had the opportunity to talk to Mark Osegueda about Death Angel's ki