Korpiklaani released their thirteenth(!) studio album, Kulkija, September 7th on Nuclear Blast, and the mature, introspective release suggests a creative and musical growth from these Finnish folk metal legends.
Full Circle: The Birth, Death & Rebirth of Circle of Dust, out September 21st courtesy of FixT and Celldweller Productions, takes viewers on an in-depth journey into the highly influential industrial metal act Circle of Dust.
Chicago’s The Skull is releasing their sophomore album, The Endless Road Turns Dark, via Tee Pee Records on September 7th and it’s a doom metal treat sure to please fans of all ages.
Since 1993, Cleveland, Ohio group Mushroomhead have been bringing their hybrid theatrical brand of metal to the masses, and their newest DVD release Volume III is a must-have for fans of the band and/or any general fans of horror and aggressive music.
New Gods, out September 7th on The End Records, is the newest release from Canadian trio Cauldron, and it’s another solid entry in their catalogue of straightforward, unpretentious classic heavy metal.
Japanese dance/metalcore act Crossfaith dive into their usual EDM/metalcore blend with their fifth album, “Ex Machina“ and, while occasionally on-point, the album suffers overall from too many forgettable moments.
Threnody is the latest release for Rottweiler Records’ extreme metal act Death Requisite. The first three songs of this EP are full performances, with the last three being instrumental versions of the first half.
John Mellencamp’s DVD/CD combo release Pain Spoken, From The Chicago Theatre is a fresh and fantastic idea featuring a narrative description layered overtop of live footage of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer performing in Chicago.
Out on Rottweiler Records, Taking the Head of Goliath’s self-titled debut makes you want to ball your fists up and punch walls, kick the cat, and, if listening in your car, bang you head on the steering wheel.
Out on Rottweiler Records this Friday the 13th(!), R.A.I.D’s debut record, The Strong Survive, is a fantastic mix of metallic hardcore that blends high-energy tempos, hammering drums and massive, catchy riffs.
Francesca Lia Block’s The Thorn Necklace is a good read with useful information for using your past experiences and the power of the pen to exorcise your demons and, hopefully, affect the lives of your readers as well.
Co-directed by Sally Rubin and Ashley York, Hillbilly is a documentary film that examines the enduring stereotypes that have become emblematic of the Appalachian region of the United States and its inhabitants.
Mark July 20th in blood on your calendar, pray to the metal gods to keep that day free, and get ready to experience the newest, Victory Records-released effort from groovy, death-metal titans Jungle Rot.
Check out our review of Mia Michaels’ A Unicorn in a World of Donkeys and find out whether you’re a magical fairy tale creature or a steadfast beast of burden.
There is not much else to say about Steppenwolf at 50 other than that it’s a perfect, career-long snapshot of this highly influential band.
Take a very short, sort-of-spiritual journey by reading our review for Stalking God: My Unorthodox Search for Something to Believe In, Anjali Kumar’s down-to-earth, funny, and honest quest to find a faith or principle that she can believe in and pass on to her daughter.
Lombardo’s crazy, fast-paced, off-tempo rhythms mixed with the psychotic vocal delivery of Mike Patton creates something like a soundtrack to the impending Armageddon.
When Legends Rise doesn’t miss the mark; everything you would expect from a Godsmack album is here and fans of the band will be quite happy with it.
This 4-disc Blu-ray reissue of the classic Hellraiser films is everything fans could want, and then some. Hard to believe the original was released back in 1987, right?
If you are listening to extreme metal for the sake of sheer brutality and fierceness, not necessarily production or quality, then this might be up your alley.