Tag Archives: Sweden

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,

Metal Review: Gormathon: Following the Beast (2014)

Gormathon: Following the Beast

Sweden’s Gormathon is a melodic death metal borrowing from a few other genres delivering a diverse second album in “Following the Beast” and completely bypassing the notion of the sophomore jinx by any means. Where many bands have failed, Gormathon has used as a strength by honing their sound to its sharpest point. “Following the

The Crown Release Lyric Video For Speed Kills

The Crown: Death is Not Dead

Swedish death metal / thrash metal band The Crown have released a lyric video for Speed Kills taken from their upcoming album, “Death is Not Dead,” due out in Europe on January 12th, 2015 through Century Media Records. Please upgrade your browser Please upgrade your browser

Arch Enemy Announces New Guitarist Jeff Loomis

Jeff Loomis

Talk about some incredible news. I knew that ex-Nevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis would land somewhere and Arch Enemy seems like a logical place. The Swedish melodic death metal outfit has announced that Loomis will replace outgoing guitarist Nick Cordle. Loomis will join the band on the upcoming European tour, which kicks off November 26, 2014

The Crown Releases Video For New Song Headhunter

The Crown: Death is Not Dead

Swedish death metal outfit The Crown has released a video for the new track Headhunter off of their upcoming release, “Death is Not Dead,” to be released on January 12, 2015 via Century Media Records. Please upgrade your browser

Amon Amarth Debut Video For Deceiver of the Gods

Amon Amarth: Deceiver of the Gods

Swedish melodic death metal powerhouse Amon Amarth have released a video for the title track from 2013’s “Deceiver of the Gods” album featuring clips from the upcoming film “Northmen – A Viking Saga” starring Tom Hopper, Ryan Kwanten, Ken Duken and featuring Amon Amarth’s Johan Hegg. Please upgrade your browser

Metal Review: Those Who Bring the Torture: Piling Up (2014)

Those Who Bring the Torture: Piling Up

There is no doubt that Rogga Johansson likes to keep busy. Check out his profile below to see which bands he is currently in – yes, currently working with. This man does not believe in down time. That is a good thing for us as he is quite the talented musician. With 2014, comes the

In Flames Posts Everything’s Gone Lyric Video

In Flames: Siren Charms

Sweden’s melodic death metal giants In Flames are streaming Everything’s Gone from “Siren Charms” (out today). Siren Charms Tracklisting 1. In Plain View 2. Everything’s Gone 3. Paralyzed 4. Through Oblivion 5. With Eyes Wide Open 6. Siren Charms 7. When the World Explodes 8. Rusted Nail 9. Dead Eyes 10. Monsters in the Ballroom

Metal Review: Crystal Eyes: Killer (2014)

Crystal Eyes: Killer

Sweden’s Crystal Eyes are back at it again with the release of “Killer” via Massacre Records marking their seventh album since 1999. The band has been around the block a few times without ever garnering much attention. Being from Borås, the same town as bands such as Lake of Tears, Beseech and Cemetary, should have