Tag Archives: Sweden

Metal Review – Ereb Altor – Nattramn (2015)

Ereb Altor - Nattramn

Pagan/black/doom metal act Ereb Altor is a band that I have a ton of respect for. Simply stated, they kick ass. Formed in 2003 from the ashes of doom metal band Forlorn, who have since changed their name to Isole, the band’s sound has been all over the place from their viking metal roots to

Opeth Announces Book of Opeth Featuring Two New Acoustic Tracks

Opeth - Book of Opeth

Swedish progressive metal powerhouse Opeth have announced that they will be releasing Book of Opeth, a 208-page hardcover book commemorating the band’s 25th anniversary. The book is told in the first-person by Mikael Akerfeldt, the band, their friends, former members and collaborators and is illustrated throughout with hundreds of previously unseen, rare artworks and memorabilia.

Ereb Altor Release Video For Bathory Cover Twilight of the Gods

Ereb Altor - Blot Ilt Taut

I have been a fan of Sweden’s Ereb Altor (read the Ereb Altor – Gastrike review) since their debut album and they have also been very open about their love for Bathory’s work. As such, the band is releasing Blot Ilt Taut, a Bathory tribute album on February 26, 2016 via Cyclone Empire. Check out

Metal Review: Dethrone: Incinerate All (2016)

Dethrone - Incinerate All

Unfortunately, there are far too many cookie cutter bands out there that have plenty of talent, but no originality. They tend to all be playing the same style of extreme metal these days. There are also those few bands that do a lot of what others are doing, but do it extremely well and have

Amon Amarth Announces North American Tour With Entombed A.D., Exmortus

Amon Amarth Tour Dates

Swedish melodic death metal giants Amon Amarth have announced a North American tour with Entombed A.D. and Exmortus, plus LA and NYC appearances by Johan Hegg. Amon Amarth Tour Dates w/ Entombed A.D., Exmortus Apr. 7 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues Apr. 8 – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom Apr. 9 –

Amon Amarth Releases Video For First Kill From Jomsviking

Amon Amarth - Jomsviking

Swedish melodic death metal giants Amon Amarth recently revealed details about their upcoming album, Jomsviking, which will be released on March 25, 2016. Now, you can get the first listen of it by checking out “First Kill” below. Amon Amarth – First Kill Please upgrade your browser   Amon Amarth Line-up Johan Hegg – Vocals

Amon Amarth Reveals Details About Upcoming Album Jomsviking

Amon Amarth - Jomsviking

Swedish melodic death metal giants Amon Amarth have revealed details about their upcoming album, Jomsviking, which will be released on March 25, 2016 via Metal Blade Records. The band’s tenth studio album will feature 11 new tracks, one of which features guest vocalist Doro Pesch. Press release follows: On March 25th, Swedish metal kings Amon

At the Gates to Live Stream Chicago Show

At the Gates: At War With Reality

Sweden’s melodic death metal giants At the Gates are currently touring in North America and have teamed up with Live Nation and Yahoo! to live stream their April 6, 2015 concert live from the House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois. Fans can tune in on April 6, 2015 at 11:15 p.m. ET here. The band

Metal Review: At the Gates: At War With Reality (2014)

At the Gates: At War With Reality

Melodic death metal has come a long way in the past 20 years, but it is safe to say that At the Gates was the inspiration to the entire genre, even the bastardized versions merging metalcore into their sound. At the Gates was a dynamic band that changed its sound drastically with each release until

Song of the Week: In Flames: Colony

In Flames: Colony

Swedish melodic death metal giants In Flames released their fourth album, “Colony,” on May 21, 1999, through Nuclear Blast Records. The album was quite similar to “Whoracle,” but featured some more grooves than the previous effort, which would be indicative of the sound that the band would come to make their own. The title track,