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Mastodon Release The Motherload Video

Mastodon Release The Motherload Video

Geogria riff behemoths Mastodon have released the video for their track ‘The Motherload’, which looks what would happen if David Lynch directed a Beyonce music video. The track is the second single to come from the bands sixth studio album “Once More Around The Sun” which was released earlier this year. Mastodon will return to […]

By Danny O'Brien
September 30, 2014 | Comments

Children of Bodom @ Bloodstock 2014

Children of Bodom @ Bloodstock 2014

Saturday evening at Bloodstock 2014 marks the first time I’ve seen Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho perform without any corpse paint on his face and quite frankly it doesn’t seem to make any difference so I’m not entirely sure what the point is… That aside, he leads the rest of the band into a […]

By Greg Latham
September 30, 2014 | Comments

Emperor @ Bloodstock 2014

Emperor @ Bloodstock 2014 [Photo Review]

Black metal legends took to the stage at Bloodstock 2014. ThisIsNotAScene‘s Sabrina Ramdoyal was on hand to capture it. Emperor – Facebook Page Bloodstock – Official Website

By Sabrina Ramdoyal
September 29, 2014 | 4 Comments

Yes – Heaven & Earth

Yes – Heaven & Earth

Following the 2011 release of “Fly From Here”, the new Yes album “Heaven & Earth” features yet another new singer, this time Glass Hammer‘s Jon Davison. Of course, the expectations were high, still, the first sounds of the album’s opener ‘Believe Again’ hint at a very sad performance. First of all, the album’s sound is […]

By Wolfgang Merx
September 28, 2014 | 2 Comments

Neko Nine & The Creator Of – Meet The Forest

Neko Nine & The Creator Of – Meet The Forest

I’ll admit to having “Meet the Forest” – a split album made by Neko Nine (Yaroslavl, Russia) and The Creator Of (Tokyo, Japan) – for way too long. Every time I tried to write about it I failed to capture the essence of the recording. If I had been using a typewriter and paper then […]

By Thomas Mathie
September 28, 2014 | 2 Comments

Saxon @ Bloodstock 2014

Saxon @ Bloodstock 2014

Saxon. They aren’t as successful as Iron Maiden or as brash as Motörhead, but they are just as important to modern metal and they are still going strong 38 years later. This isn’t their first Bloodstock either, so strolling comfortably onto the main stage on the Sunday, while the sun just starts to crawl away […]

By Greg Latham
September 27, 2014 | 4 Comments

Avatar @ Bloodstock 2014 [Live Photos]

Avatar @ Bloodstock 2014 [Live Photos]

ThisIsNotAScene‘s intrepid photographer Sabrina Ramdoyal was front and center as Swedish metallers Avatar took to the stage at Bloodstock 2014. Check out the photo gallery. Avatar – Facebook Page Bloodstock – Official Website Our Rating: 9/10

By Sabrina Ramdoyal
September 27, 2014 | 7 Comments

Raum Kingdom – Raum Kingdom

Raum Kingdom – Raum Kingdom

Raum Kingdom is the self-titled debut release from the four-piece from Drogheda, Ireland, and what a terribly bleak destination Raum Kingdom appears to be. Each of the five tracks here follow a similar modus operandi of lonely, unadorned simple chords into an agitated, post-metal canvas of haunting and impassioned cries, occasionally leavened by brief, cathartic release of crushing repetitive […]

By Chris Ball
September 26, 2014 | 4 Comments

At The Gates Stream Title Track From “At War With Reality”

At The Gates Stream Title Track From “At War With Reality”

Swedish Death Metal legends At The Gates return with their first new material in 19 years. The title track comes from the bands new album “At War With Reality” and is the bands first album since 1995’s “Slaughter The Soul”. At The Gates will return to the UK to promote the album in December with […]

By Danny O'Brien
September 26, 2014 | 4 Comments

Alice Cooper – Raise the Dead – Live From Wacken

Alice Cooper – Raise the Dead – Live From Wacken

Although some highlights from Alice Cooper‘s performance at last year’s Wacken Open Air festival were featured in the “Live at Wacken 2013″ DVD released earlier this year, UDR Records are beginning to release artists whole sets in special CD/DVD packages and Alice Cooper is the first in what will hopefully be a long line of […]

By Chris Ward
September 26, 2014 | 4 Comments

Faith No More Reveal Comeback Single Artwork

Faith No More Reveal Comeback Single Artwork

Faith No More have released the artwork for their first single in almost 18 years. The track, ‘Motherfucker,’ will be released on 28th November as a limited-edition vinyl for Record Store Day’s Black Friday event and will be followed up by a digital release on 9th December. The track comes from the bands first album […]

By Danny O'Brien
September 25, 2014 | 4 Comments

Avenged Sevenfold – Waking The Fallen: Resurrected (10th Anniversary Edition)

Avenged Sevenfold – Waking The Fallen: Resurrected (10th Anniversary Edition)

On the 26th August 2013 a young bunch of wiper snappers by the name of Avenged Sevenfold released what to many is one of the best metalcore albums ever recorded in the form of their sophomore effort “Waking The Fallen”. More than a decade later and that bunch of kids, that, just under ten years […]

By Danny O'Brien
September 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Ommadon – V

Ommadon – V

Some albums are just meant to be recorded live.  Glasgow’s Ommadon released “V,”  on August 4th, 2014; a lengthy, 2 track, self recorded album, which they did on The Hill Of Maud in the Scottish Highlands during the winters of 2012 and 2013.   Mastered by Billy Anderson who’s worked with the likes of Eyehategod, […]

By Christine Hager
September 24, 2014 | 4 Comments

Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain

Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain

When it comes to Death Metal, the blood-splattered monolith that is Cannibal Corpse is usually the first thing that people associate with the genre, regardless of whether they are fans or not. The band embody all of the major facets one would expect and rarely shy away from the clichés; the blistering pace, the savage […]

By James Conway
September 23, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Sabbathian – Ritual Rites

The Sabbathian – Ritual Rites

The Sabbathian is the new project from Chad Davis, perhaps most famous for his work with Hour of 13, also featuring Joey Downs of Altar Blood and the vocal talents of Anette Uvass Gulbrandsen, whose previous bands include Mandylion. Now, with a name like The Sabbathian I wonder if you can imagine what their new EP […]

By Chris Ball
September 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Mark Lanegan Band – No Bells On Sunday

Mark Lanegan Band – No Bells On Sunday

Throughout his illustrious career, from the iconic alternative rock of the Screaming Trees, through his work with Queens Of The Stone Age and his recent sublime guest vocals on the new Earth album, seeing the name Mark Lanegan on any release is almost a surefire sign of quality, and this latest release, “No Bells on […]

By Steve Fallows
September 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Contortionist – Language

The Contortionist – Language

Based out of Indianapolis, Indiana, progressive metalists The Contortionist draw from influences as diverse as Meshuggah, Dream Theater, Isis, Rush, and Pat Matheny. After their formation in 2007, and a few lineup changes, the band settled on a quintet of guitarist Robby Baca, guitarist Cameron Maynard, drummer Joey Baca, vocalist/keyboardist Jonathan Carpenter, and bassist Christopher […]

By Wade Reitz
September 19, 2014 | 5 Comments

Witchrider – Unmountable Stairs

Witchrider – Unmountable Stairs

How you feel about “Unmountable Stairs”, the new album by Austria’s Witchrider, will depend on a couple of factors; how big a fan of Queens of the Stone Age you are and how comfortable you are with enjoying the wholesale co-opting of their sound by another band. Well, to be fair there are times the songs […]

By Chris Ball
September 18, 2014 | 3 Comments

Witch Mountain – Mobile of Angels

Witch Mountain – Mobile of Angels

I was going to start this review by wondering if it wasn’t about time Portland, Oregon’s Witch Mountain received the attention of the wider rock community they so richly deserve. The current incarnation have released three albums of wonderful, bluesy doom metal over the past five years. What has set them apart has been the […]

By Chris Ball
September 17, 2014 | 3 Comments

Pontus from Snailking Talks With ThisIsNotAScene

Pontus from Snailking Talks With ThisIsNotAScene

The new release by Snailking, “Storm“, took me literally by storm. I got the chance to have a quick chat with guitarist, Pontus, from the band and we talked all things Snailking. Congratulations on the release of your amazing debut album, Storm. How are you today? Thank you! I’m fine. Can you please tell our readers […]

By Patrick Thompson
September 16, 2014 | 10 Comments

Mastodon Release The Motherload Video
Mastodon Release The Motherload Video

Geogria riff behemoths Mastodon have released the video for their track ‘The Motherload’, which looks what would happen if David Lynch directed a Beyonce music video. The track is the second single to come from the bands sixth studio album “Once More Around The Sun” which was released earlier this year. Mastodon will return to […]

Children of Bodom @ Bloodstock 2014
Children of Bodom @ Bloodstock 2014

Saturday evening at Bloodstock 2014 marks the first time I’ve seen Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho perform without any corpse paint on his face and quite frankly it doesn’t seem to make any difference so I’m not entirely sure what the point is… That aside, he leads the rest of the band into a […]

Emperor @ Bloodstock 2014
Emperor @ Bloodstock 2014 [Photo Review]

Black metal legends took to the stage at Bloodstock 2014. ThisIsNotAScene‘s Sabrina Ramdoyal was on hand to capture it. Emperor – Facebook Page Bloodstock – Official Website

Yes – Heaven & Earth
Yes – Heaven & Earth

Following the 2011 release of “Fly From Here”, the new Yes album “Heaven & Earth” features yet another new singer, this time Glass Hammer‘s Jon Davison. Of course, the expectations were high, still, the first sounds of the album’s opener ‘Believe Again’ hint at a very sad performance. First of all, the album’s sound is […]

Neko Nine & The Creator Of – Meet The Forest
Neko Nine & The Creator Of – Meet The Forest

I’ll admit to having “Meet the Forest” – a split album made by Neko Nine (Yaroslavl, Russia) and The Creator Of (Tokyo, Japan) – for way too long. Every time I tried to write about it I failed to capture the essence of the recording. If I had been using a typewriter and paper then […]

Saxon @ Bloodstock 2014
Saxon @ Bloodstock 2014

Saxon. They aren’t as successful as Iron Maiden or as brash as Motörhead, but they are just as important to modern metal and they are still going strong 38 years later. This isn’t their first Bloodstock either, so strolling comfortably onto the main stage on the Sunday, while the sun just starts to crawl away […]

Avatar @ Bloodstock 2014 [Live Photos]
Avatar @ Bloodstock 2014 [Live Photos]

ThisIsNotAScene‘s intrepid photographer Sabrina Ramdoyal was front and center as Swedish metallers Avatar took to the stage at Bloodstock 2014. Check out the photo gallery. Avatar – Facebook Page Bloodstock – Official Website Our Rating: 9/10

Raum Kingdom – Raum Kingdom
Raum Kingdom – Raum Kingdom

Raum Kingdom is the self-titled debut release from the four-piece from Drogheda, Ireland, and what a terribly bleak destination Raum Kingdom appears to be. Each of the five tracks here follow a similar modus operandi of lonely, unadorned simple chords into an agitated, post-metal canvas of haunting and impassioned cries, occasionally leavened by brief, cathartic release of crushing repetitive […]

At The Gates Stream Title Track From “At War With Reality”
At The Gates Stream Title Track From “At War With Reality”

Swedish Death Metal legends At The Gates return with their first new material in 19 years. The title track comes from the bands new album “At War With Reality” and is the bands first album since 1995’s “Slaughter The Soul”. At The Gates will return to the UK to promote the album in December with […]

Alice Cooper – Raise the Dead – Live From Wacken
Alice Cooper – Raise the Dead – Live From Wacken

Although some highlights from Alice Cooper‘s performance at last year’s Wacken Open Air festival were featured in the “Live at Wacken 2013″ DVD released earlier this year, UDR Records are beginning to release artists whole sets in special CD/DVD packages and Alice Cooper is the first in what will hopefully be a long line of […]

Faith No More Reveal Comeback Single Artwork
Faith No More Reveal Comeback Single Artwork

Faith No More have released the artwork for their first single in almost 18 years. The track, ‘Motherfucker,’ will be released on 28th November as a limited-edition vinyl for Record Store Day’s Black Friday event and will be followed up by a digital release on 9th December. The track comes from the bands first album […]

Avenged Sevenfold – Waking The Fallen: Resurrected (10th Anniversary Edition)
Avenged Sevenfold – Waking The Fallen: Resurrected (10th Anniversary Edition)

On the 26th August 2013 a young bunch of wiper snappers by the name of Avenged Sevenfold released what to many is one of the best metalcore albums ever recorded in the form of their sophomore effort “Waking The Fallen”. More than a decade later and that bunch of kids, that, just under ten years […]

Ommadon – V
Ommadon – V

Some albums are just meant to be recorded live.  Glasgow’s Ommadon released “V,”  on August 4th, 2014; a lengthy, 2 track, self recorded album, which they did on The Hill Of Maud in the Scottish Highlands during the winters of 2012 and 2013.   Mastered by Billy Anderson who’s worked with the likes of Eyehategod, […]

Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain
Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain

When it comes to Death Metal, the blood-splattered monolith that is Cannibal Corpse is usually the first thing that people associate with the genre, regardless of whether they are fans or not. The band embody all of the major facets one would expect and rarely shy away from the clichés; the blistering pace, the savage […]

The Sabbathian – Ritual Rites
The Sabbathian – Ritual Rites

The Sabbathian is the new project from Chad Davis, perhaps most famous for his work with Hour of 13, also featuring Joey Downs of Altar Blood and the vocal talents of Anette Uvass Gulbrandsen, whose previous bands include Mandylion. Now, with a name like The Sabbathian I wonder if you can imagine what their new EP […]

Mark Lanegan Band – No Bells On Sunday
Mark Lanegan Band – No Bells On Sunday

Throughout his illustrious career, from the iconic alternative rock of the Screaming Trees, through his work with Queens Of The Stone Age and his recent sublime guest vocals on the new Earth album, seeing the name Mark Lanegan on any release is almost a surefire sign of quality, and this latest release, “No Bells on […]

The Contortionist – Language
The Contortionist – Language

Based out of Indianapolis, Indiana, progressive metalists The Contortionist draw from influences as diverse as Meshuggah, Dream Theater, Isis, Rush, and Pat Matheny. After their formation in 2007, and a few lineup changes, the band settled on a quintet of guitarist Robby Baca, guitarist Cameron Maynard, drummer Joey Baca, vocalist/keyboardist Jonathan Carpenter, and bassist Christopher […]

Witchrider – Unmountable Stairs
Witchrider – Unmountable Stairs

How you feel about “Unmountable Stairs”, the new album by Austria’s Witchrider, will depend on a couple of factors; how big a fan of Queens of the Stone Age you are and how comfortable you are with enjoying the wholesale co-opting of their sound by another band. Well, to be fair there are times the songs […]

Witch Mountain – Mobile of Angels
Witch Mountain – Mobile of Angels

I was going to start this review by wondering if it wasn’t about time Portland, Oregon’s Witch Mountain received the attention of the wider rock community they so richly deserve. The current incarnation have released three albums of wonderful, bluesy doom metal over the past five years. What has set them apart has been the […]

Pontus from Snailking Talks With ThisIsNotAScene
Pontus from Snailking Talks With ThisIsNotAScene

The new release by Snailking, “Storm“, took me literally by storm. I got the chance to have a quick chat with guitarist, Pontus, from the band and we talked all things Snailking. Congratulations on the release of your amazing debut album, Storm. How are you today? Thank you! I’m fine. Can you please tell our readers […]

Virgil & The Accelerators – Army of Three
Virgil & The Accelerators – Army of Three

One listen to ‘Take Me Higher’, the opening track on “Army of Three”, is all you need to get hooked on this band and there are two reasons for that – one is that the album was produced by Chris Tsangarides, the producer of the mighty “Painkiller” – still Judas Priest‘s greatest studio achievement – […]

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