Best of 2020

Top 20 Metal Albums of 2020 As always, the top albums of the year are for full albums (no EP’s or demos) released in 2020. They are new studio albums for the year, not re-recordings, re-releases, cover songs, or live albums. Below the combined top 20 you will find links…

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Burned For Sins, Damned For Speaking Truths ARSENIC ADDICTION New Music Video “Maleficium”

Salt Lake City’s Arsenic Addiction’s released their fourth album “XIX” in September 2019, and in support of the record, they released the visually stunning video “Fire” featuring UTAH’s salt flats as a backdrop. Today, the band is excited to present their next breathtaking video filmed and directed once again by Brian Medeiros for their track “Maleficium” and this…

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Tolkien Inspired Progressive Rock Orchestra AINUR New Music Video “Kinslaying (The First) ft. Ted Nasmith”

New Album “War of The Jewels” Out March 19th, 2021 Inspired by Tolkienian mythology, prog-rock orchestra Ainur has been composing J.R.R. Tolkien masterpieces into galloping escapades across the audio landscape for nearly two decades. Their next anticipated record “War of The Jewels” is due out March 19th, 2021 (CD+Digital) (Vinyl – June 12th) via Rockshots Records, which…

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Prog Power Greece’s Illusory Share First Single “Besetting Sins” Off Upcoming Album “Crimson Wreath” Out May 2021

Set to release their third full length “Crimson Wreath” this coming May 2021 via Rockshots Records, Greece’s prog power Illusory are sharing the record’s first single “Besetting Sins”. “This is the opening track of the album and also our first single off the “Crimson Wreath” album. A very heavy song with fast guitar gallops, an Eastern…

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Reality Grey To Release Pure Melodic Anger With New Album “Beneath This Crown”

“Beneath This Crown” Out May 7, 2021 Italy’s Reality Grey has a new album“Beneath This Crown” in the works, with an anticipated release date of May 7, 2021, through Blood Blast Distribution, powered by Nuclear Blast. Reality Grey has three official music videos out for tracks off of “Beneath This Crown”, “Daybreakers” (2018), “The Void” (2018),…

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Out Now! Canada’s Maudiir Unleashes Dark Progressive Black Thrash On New EP “La Part du Diable”

“La Part du Diable” Out February 19, 2021 Riff-driven with big bass grooves and corrosive vocals, Montreal’s one-man-band Maudiir created by F. unleashes a new progressive black thrashing EP “La Part du Diable”, a full year after releasing the debut EP “Le Temps Peste”. The intense, dark music comes with lyrics that draw on…

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MONARCH Gets Heavy And Real With Video “Shred or Die!” Off Upcoming “Future Shock” Out April 2021

New Album “Future Shock” Out April 16, 2021 San Diego’s thrashers and winners of the 2019 Wacken Metal Battle USA, MONARCH, will be unleashing their sophomore album “Future Shock” this year and have already released the first single/music video “Shred or Die”. “Shred or Die” has been part of the band’s live show for a very…

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The Magical World of AVALAND Continues w/ New Video “Rise From The Ashes”

Metal Opera Album “Theater Of Sorcery” Out April 2, 2021 Album Guests w/ Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Zak Stevens (Savatage/TSO), Zaher Zorgati (Myrath), Emmanuelson (Rising Steel), Stéphan Forté (Adagio), Madie (Nightmare) Grenoble, France’s AVALAND will welcome fans to their symphonic and operatic metal world when they release their debut album “Theater of Sorcery” on April…

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Interview with Black Hole Deity

Interview by Demitri Levantis Interview with: Cam Pinkerton, rhythm guitar/bass, and Alec Cordero, lead guitar Websites: www.facebook.com/BlackHoleDeity blackholedeity.bandcamp.com/releases Following the release of their debut EP: “Lair of Xenolich”, I caught up with sci-fi themed death metal outfit Black Hole Deity to discuss their work, what inspired their formation and what…

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