The year of 2016 is coming to an end before it's over let's take a look into the past and into the future to discuss albums and events that are shaping metal today.
We had quite a few really good albums this year such as Slow Death by Carnifex, Where Shadows
After they released Construct 3 years ago, which wasn’t really what you wish to hear from Dark Tranquillity, the Swedish melodic death metal band has made a great comeback by releasing Atoma this year 2016. By great I meant everything you would love to hear from a melodic death metal
Quite often, when a band has been around as long as Testament, there is always a risk of a lackluster effort. Let’s face it, some established artists release “okay” material and it is
wildly successful. If it was their debut, there probably wouldn’t be a follow-up album.
This is NOT the case
Hjel is a one-man atmospheric/melodic black metal project, coming from Germany. Max, the mastermind plays the guitar, bass and performs the vocals of this project.
Kalte Asche is the debut, and what a great start. The album is what atmospheric black metal fans want to hear. So let’s talk about it:
If you don’t know them already Destrage is a metalcore band coming from Italy. This band, unlike many metalcore bands nowadays, doesn’t introduce mediocre or traditional metalcore albums.
You can see that from the effort they exert and the quality of music they introduce as a metalcore band.
After three successful albums
In Flames, as we used to know them, was a melodic death metal band coming from Gothenburg, Sweden. The band has changed its style gradually into alternative metal in the past few years.
Some of their old fans did not like this change in style, some others accepted it as nothing
REBELS RANTS (Meanwhile in Finland) COMPULSIVE NEED TO LOOK LIKE…. WHAT ?
O tempora o mores… Was going through some older pictures (1985-2010) of me with my friends and was pretty damn amused actually. What the Hell has happened since about nothing has happened ??? Of course we were young and
Set Before Us is a MHF member band and hails from Tullinge a suburb of
Stockholm. The 5 piece band that started up in 2012 and play metalcore with some influences of
other generes. Enigmas is my first aquitance with the band. Metalcore is usually not a
genere i listen to,
By Jay Rollins
Italy is a breeding ground for metal, I have spoken with 3 drastically different bands from Milan alone. Iím sure most are familiar with Lacuna Coilís roots stemming from Italy but, as die hard thrash fans know, you have been on the scene since 1985 creating some of
By Jay Rollins
You seem to have had a healthy working relationship with David Ellefson for many years, first being labelmates on Combat records, then having him produce 1995’s Multiples of Black, and now you have signed to EMP Underground. What brought you guys together this time? Did you bring your
Carach Angren's Ardek on the contemporary Black metal scene, Genre categorising and the band's motto : Read what the "Art metal" icons have to say, only for METALHEADS FOREVER MAGAZINE !!
Carach Angren (Translation : Iron Jaws) is probably the most popular trio of storytellers in the worldwide metal scene right
EAGLES OF DEATH METAL frontman Jesse Hughes and an unnamed bandmate were denied entry to last night’s reopening of the Bataclan in Paris.
They turned up at the venue as Sting was set to play the first gig there since last year’s terror attacks where 89 people were killed.
EAGLES OF DEATH
By "Jay Rollins"
Like their Viking forefathers of yore, Enslaved utilizes meticulously crafted instruments of metal to spread Norse culture into new terrain. Concepts rooted in early European polytheology developed over a millennium ago are adapted into contemporary extreme music and spread globally. Sincere respect for Norse heritage is exuberated through
By "Jay Rollins"
Denis "Piggy" D'Amour (Never Forgotten R.I.P)
Michel “Away” Langevin / Denis “Snake” Bélanger / Dan “Chewy” Mongrain / Dominique "Rocky" Laroche
Isolation as a facilitator for inspiration has produced some exceptional art. Perhaps the Canadian wilderness was the underlying factor in Voivods distinctive sound. Each album is curated around an
First of all, you guys are labeled as "Pirate" metal. Do you agree?
Absolutely not; these are lies and misinformation spread by those whose agendas are otherwise not so much as to go as far to doing what it is you might have said, but instead. Rather we'd be described as
By "Jay Rollins"
Without the need for a formal audition Waylon Reavis was picked up by Mushroomhead because of his obvious talent. A young adult eager to explore the world through his music. He polished his talent within the group only to be let go on account of a notoriously controlling
Mayhem just dropped a bombshell. The legendary black metal band will tour in early 2017 performing their landmark debut album, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, in full!
The band just announced a North American tour with Inquisition and Black Anvil kicking off January 20 in Montreal, and wrapping up on February 19
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2016 seems to be shaping up as a pinnacle year for Another Lost Year with this summer’s release of Alien Architect debuting at #8 on Billboard (Regional Heatseeker) charts. Where were you guys when you first heard that you placed on Billboard and how did you celebrate?
Hello Michael, thank you for answering my questions.I love that you are giving a platform for all of these artists.
Tell our readers about your label.
Shredguy Records was started in 2008. We are worldwide record label based in Columbus Ohio, USA. We just had our 31st release CLOWNHAMMER on Sept 24th
D.R.I It seems as though for D.R.I. life on the road is just life. In the last two years alone you’ve played countless events across the world and show no sign of slowing down, if anything you are picking up momentum. On average how many dates do you play a