NEWS: Multi national Valcata premier “Paralyzed”!

Mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Amaranthe, The Black Dahlia Murder), multi national ethereal Symphonic Metal act Valcata have unveiled a new single in “Paralyzed“. Comprised of musicians known for their work in Sacrosanct, Saliency, Eraserhead, Diesis, Condemned To Dream, First Encounter, Oceanrise, SL Theory, Serenity Broken, Persona Non Grata, Enblood, Nephilim, Evenor,

NEWS: American Standards seek the dealer…

Chaos driven Hardcore Punk quartet American Standards who hail from Phoenix, Arizona have announced a new three track EP titled  “Dopamine Dealer” for 3rd February. It follows three singles in five years since 2017 album “Anti-Melody” and has been preceded by a music video for “The Dealer” as the band continue their commentary on Social

Interview: Devin Townsend talks “Lightwork” with Heavy New York!

The highly respected Devin Townsend, a Canadian Progressive Metal Mastermind has taken some time out from his busy schedule to talk to Heavy New York about his new album “Lightwork“, a near hour longer masterpiece that has a deluxe version double the length to encompass a collection of demos and b-sides known as “Nightwork” in

Bootleg: Knocked Loose in Buffalo New York!

Time for one from the archives now as Metallic Hardcore heavyweights Knocked Loose destroy the Buffalo Riverworks in Buffalo New York. Freshly released it was actually recorded on 11th December 2021, prior to the bands rampage across the Globe with “A Tear In The Fabric Of Life“. What price secret recording sessions with Will Putney

Review: “Dead by the Dawn” by Autumn’s Grief

The story goes that having worked closely together in their previous band guitarist and bassist Santtu Rosén (Dead End Finland, Ex-Dying Daylight) and keyboardist Ville Skön (Willie Dangerr, Ex-Dying Daylight) began making new music together in the spring of 2020. By chance, almost a year later Noora Virtanen (Tulio, Musta Orkidea) found some of their instrumental

The Black Map #235: Wall from Oxford

Idle hands are the devil’s workshop so what do you do when you’re already in two bands who regularly tour not only the United Kingdom but also Europe and love a Festival appearance but you’re bored in doors, chained to the radiator due to a plague sweeping the Globe? Well to prevent yourself from losing

NEWS: Fall Of Babylon require stint in rehab?

Ahead of the 13th January release of their debut album “War On The Existent“, Pittsburgh Death Metal trio Fall Of Babylon have unleashed a blistering third onslaught from it in “Addicted To Violence“. They may have only released their first single “Reduced to Ash” on 9th September, but the outfit have already gained 4k of

Bootleg: “Captatio Benevolentiae” from Spiritual Deception!

Filmed from a static camera at the side of the stage, Spiritual Deception have shared the final son of their set at Dvorana Gustaf Pekarna in Maribor Slovenia on 24th November in “Captatio Benevolentiae“. One of the finest offerings of 2021, the record upon which if features, “Oxymoron“, blurs the lines between Technical Death Metal

NEWS: Chaoseum escape Arkham Asylum for Out In The Green Festival?

Nu-Metal meets Metalcore merchants Chaoseum have shared a live rendition of “My Wonderland” recorded at Out In The Green Festival, Frauenfeld Rocks in Switzerland on 29th June, which also saw Metallica, Sabaton and Fever 333 take to the stage. The studio version of the track takes pride of place on the bands third full length

NEWS: Gallia fade to black?

What do Belgian Cinematic Symphonic Metal quintet Gallia have in common with When Plagues Collide, Carnation and Destroy Humanity? They have all worked on albums with Yarne Heylen at Project Zero Studio in either a production, recording, mixing or  mastering capacity. The Belgians have released a third live rendition in “Blackout Queen” from sessions at