Category: Spotlight

Listmania: Metal Noise Top #5 EPs of 2019!

Whether it’s the wealth of Metal bands at the moment or the increased ease of recording and releasing quality material independently to streaming services, the shorter format of the Extended Play seems to have been a resurgent force in 2019. Some bigger names have recorded in the short form to tide them over between albums

Listmania: Metal Noise Top #5 Most Disappointing Albums of 2019!

We’ve got a short attention span so… what were we talking about? Oh yeah. Our very own Awards Season is in full flow with a series of Top #5’s to blow your mind! As with 2018, the categories are simple. Top #5 “Live Bands“, “Disappointing Albums“, “Anticipated Releases“, “Best EPs” and “Best Albums“. It couldn’t

Listmania: Metal Blade Records Top #10 Best Selling Albums of 2019!

Metal Blade Records have put together an interesting short film that showcases their Top #10 selling albums of 2019 through bandcamp. The list includes Whitechapel, Allegaeon and Rivers of Nihil which maybe a surprise as “Where Owls Know My Name” was a 2018 drop, which tells you it found its target audience a little later than

Listmania: Metal Noise Top #5 Most Anticipated Releases of 2020!

The Metal Noise Award Season is in full swing with our short lists appearing daily between Christmas and New Year that look both back upon the Metal World of 2019 and forward to what 2020 may bring. Today we’re looking at our Top 5 Most Anticipated Releases of 2020, which actually includes more than one

Listmania: Metal Noise Top #5 Live Bands of 2019!

Metal Noise have been at 34 (yes, thirty four) shows in 2019 so our Top #5 live bands of the year takes into account every one that we’ve seen and no-one we haven’t. Just go and check out our “Grand Tour” page or our live reviews if you want validation that this list only includes

NEWS: Sumo Cyco Launch Crowd Funding for album #3!

It’s that time of year again! Canadian female fronted hard rockers Sumo Cyco have started up their crowd funding campaign for album #3 with the below video clip appearing this evening and the promise of a new single in 14 days time! If you want to participate, then you can check the bundles out here.

Spotlight: New Machine Head Album?

Kerrang! Magazine are asking what 9 things we want from the upcoming new Slipknot album in a recently released article here which makes for interesting reading. Coupled with the news that Robb Flynn has announced Machine Head as being “working on new heaviness” this week, it kind of got us thinking… What would we hope

Spotlight: What If I Never Listened To Metal?

When strange things happen, do you ever think you’ve somehow been trapped in the Twilight Zone? In this latest short from Canadian Black Metal Werewolf, he poses the question “What if I never listened to Metal?”. Shudder to think. Metal isn’t just music, it’s a lifestyle choice. So not listening to Metal? That’s like… Not

Spotlight: Bloodstock going Download?!

There is no doubt that Bloodstock Open Air Festival has been getting more and more commercial over the years. Some fans have even suggested it’s becoming more and more like Download Festival. Metal Hammer have put together 10 of the most hilarious reactions to Parkway Drive being announced as one of the headliners for this