• Site updates from October 6 to 18, 2014

    19 Oct 2014, 13:59

    Here are the updates to The Metal Crypt from October 6 to 18, 2014.

    Editorials:

    Parts III and IV (final) of MetalMike's "Heavy Metal Before the Internet" are up!

    Interviews:

    Altair: Interview with bassist Martin Forsman
    Hellcannon: Interview with guitarist Jim Nickles
    In Malice's Wake: Interview with vocalist and guitarist Shaun Farrugia

    Reviews:

    A Sound of Thunder - The Lesser Key of Solomon (Heavy/Power Metal - Mad Neptune Records)
    Altair - Altair (Thrash Metal - Independent)
    Benedictum - Obey (Heavy Metal - Frontiers Records)
    Black Autumn - Losing the Sun (Doom/Black - Rain Without End Records)
    Incipient Chaos - Sulphur (Black Metal - Independent)
    Ironstorm - Wrathwind (Heavy Metal - Independent)
    Sturmtiger - World At War 1914-1918 (Death/Black - Black Plague Records)
    Temple of Void - Of Terror and the Supernatural (Death Metal - Rain Without End Records)
    Threshold - For the Journey (Progressive Metal - Nuclear Blast)
    Unisonic - Light of Dawn (Power Metal - Ear Music)

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  • Site Updates from September 21 to October 4, 2014

    5 Oct 2014, 13:35

    Here are the updates to The Metal Crypt from September 21 to October 4, 2014.

    Editorials:

    Yep, editorials are few and far between, but we are running a multi-part series of recollections by MetalMike about Heavy Metal before the Internet. The first two chapters are in:

    - Heavy Metal Before the Internet - Part I: The Beginning...
    - Heavy Metal Before the Internet - Part II: The journey to Valhalla

    Interviews:

    Enemy of Reality: Interview with bassist Thanos
    Inharmonic: Interview with guitarist Perttu Lauronen
    Prime Evil: Interview with guitarist Mike Usifer and vocalist Andy Eichhorn
    Worthless: Interview with vocalist and guitarist Toni

    Reviews:

    4th Dimension - Dispelling the Veil of Illusions (Power Metal - Power Prog)
    Ancient Bards - A New Dawn Ending (Power Metal - Limb Music Products)
    Arion - Last of Us (Power Metal - Ranka Kustannus)
    Bakken - Worldwide Genocide (Heavy Metal - Independent)
    Darkenhold - Castellum (Black Metal - Those Opposed Records)
    Dead Samaritan - The Devil Tunes (Death/Thrash - Independent)
    Disformed - Prelude to Death (Death Metal - Independent)
    Edgedown - Statues Fall (Power/Thrash - Massacre Records)
    Evilnight - Stormhymns of Filth (Black/Thrash - Hells Headbangers)
    Gloryful - Ocean Blade (Heavy/Power Metal - Massacre Records)
    Guilty as Charged - Leap of Faith (Heavy/Thrash - Independent)
    Gumo Maniacs - Out of Disorder (Thrash Metal - Golden Core Records)
    Hateful Agony - Forward Into Doom (Thrash Metal - Independent)
    Heliosaga - Towers in the Distance (Symphonic Metal - Independent)
    Legion of Death - Condemned to Hell (Death/Thrash - Getupandkillmusic)
    Loudness - The Sun Will Rise Again (Heavy Metal - Thunderball667)
    Machinergy - Sounds Evolution (Thrash Metal - Independent)
    Metal Raign - Diary of the Night (Thrash Metal - Under Fire Records)
    Norrsköld - Reflections of the Night Sky (Black/Death - Rexius Records)
    Protokult - No Beer in Heaven (Pagan Metal - Independent)
    Reek - Necrogenesis (Thrash Metal - Independent)
    Sawhill Sacrifice - Weri Ioca Waluo (Black Metal - Violent Journey Records)
    Suicide Watch - The Alienation Zone (Thrash Metal - Slaney Records)
    Thunder Lord - Heavy Metal Rage (Heavy Metal - Iron Shield Records)
    Vestal Claret - The Cult of Vestal Claret (Heavy/Doom - Cruz Del Sur)
    Worthless - Beaten by Life (Death Metal - Independent)
    Zaum - Oracles (Doom Metal - I Hate Records)

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  • Site Updates from September 7 to 20, 2014

    21 Sep 2014, 12:21

    Here are the updates to The Metal Crypt from September 7 to 20, 2014.

    Interviews:

    Crippler: Interview with guitarist Pekka Räihä and drummer Jori Sara-aho
    Sonata Arctica: Interview with keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg and bassist Pasi Kauppinen
    Swallowed: Interview with drummer/vocalist Ville Kojonen

    Reviews:

    Battleroar - Blood of Legends (Heavy Metal - Cruz Del Sur)
    Crippler - To Crawl Among the Gods (Death Metal - Independent)
    Crystal Tears - Hellmade (Heavy Metal - Massacre Records)
    Delain - The Human Contradiction (Gothic Metal - Napalm Records)
    Deus Otiosus - Rise (Death/Thrash - Deepsend Records)
    Eskhaton - Worship Death (Death Metal - Chaos Records)
    Faintest Hope - ...While There's Life (Melodic Death Metal - Independent)
    Genius Ultor - Nic co boskie nie jest mi obce (Black Metal - Arachnophobia Records)
    Heidra - Awaiting Dawn (Viking Metal - Mighty Music)
    Inthered - In the Red (Heavy Metal/Hard Rock - Independent)
    Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls (Heavy Metal - Sony)
    Morbid Flesh - Embedded in the Ossuary (Death Metal - Unholy Prophecies)
    Morgengrau - Extrinsic Pathway (Death Metal - Unspeakable Axe Records)
    Noble Beast - Noble Beast (Heavy/Power Metal - Tridroid Records)
    Odraza - Esperalem Tkane (Black Metal - Arachnophobia Records)
    Rippikoulu - Ulvaja (Doom/Death - Svart Records)
    Sanctus Infernum - Other Gods (Doom/Death - Satanath Records)
    Sonata Arctica - Sonata Arctica Tour 2014 (Show)
    Star Insight - Messera (Extreme Metal - Inverse Records)
    Vainaja - Kadotetut (Death Metal - Svart Records)
    Vestal Claret - The Cult of Vestal Claret (Heavy/Doom - Cruz Del Sur)
    While Heaven Wept - Suspended at Aphelion (Doom Metal - Nuclear Blast)
    Woodtemple - Forgotten Pride (Black Metal - Sacrilege Records)

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  • Site Updates from August 24 to September 6, 2014

    7 Sep 2014, 12:04

    Here are the updates to The Metal Crypt from August 24 to September 6, 2014.

    Interviews:

    Legion of Death: Interview with bassist Chris "Pito" Petersen

    Reviews:

    Arkuda - Pod Pokrovom Vekov (Pagan Metal - More Hate Production)
    Bleeding Utopia - Darkest Potency (Death Metal - Bleeding Music Records)
    Contaminated - Your Ashes Are Nothing (Death Metal - More Hate Production)
    Death Dealer - War Master (Heavy Metal - Pure Steel Records)
    Dissolve - The World Died Yesterday (Thrash Metal - Independent)
    Doom: VS - Earthless (Doom/Death - Solitude Productions)
    Enclave (Austria) - United Desperation (Heavy/Thrash - Independent)
    Enemy of Reality - Rejected Gods (Symphonic Metal - F.Y.B. Records)
    Enfarce - Superhero Diaries - Part I (Power Metal - Independent)
    Gravehill - Death Curse (Death/Thrash - Dark Descent Records)
    Grind Zero - Mass Distraction (Death/Thrash - Mighty Music)
    Heboidophrenie - Origin of Madness (Death Metal - Independent)
    HellSpirit - Dawn Under Curse (Black Metal - Saturnal Records)
    In Vacuo - In Vacuo (Doom/Black - Independent)
    Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden (Heavy Metal - EMI)
    Iron Maiden - Killers (Heavy Metal - EMI)
    Mechanical Organic - This Global Hive: Part Two (Progressive Power Metal - Independent)
    Nihilo - Dum Spiro Spero (Death Metal - Independent)
    Pantheon I - From the Abyss They Rise (Black Metal - Non Serviam Records)
    Powerstroke - In for a Penny, in for a Pound (Thrash Metal - Mighty Music)
    Profetus - As All Seasons Die (Funeral Doom - Weird Truth Productions)
    Siaskel - Jatenentolpen Thejin (Black/Death - Independent)
    Skyliner - Outsiders (Progressive Power Metal - Limb Music Products)
    Structure Seven - Unknown Perimeters (Progressive Metal - Independent)
    Tartharia - Flashback X - Years in Hell (Death/Black - Independent)
    Teitanblood - Death (Black/Death - Norna Evangelium Diaboli)
    Tetrarchate - Symposium of the Tetrarchs (Thrash Metal - Independent)
    The Furor - Impending Revelation (Death/Black - Independent)
    The Mighty Swine - Last Man Standing (Heavy Metal/Hard Rock - Broad Horizon Records)
    The Wounded Kings - Consolamentum (Doom Metal - Candlelight Records)
    Voodoo Gods - Anticipation for Blood Leveled in Darkness (Death/Thrash - Saturnal Records)

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  • Site Updates from August 10 to 23, 2014

    24 Ago 2014, 12:48

    Here are the updates to The Metal Crypt from August 10 to 23, 2014.

    Interviews:

    Loudness: Interview with vocalist Minoru Niihara
    The Crown: Interview with bassist Magnus Olsfelt

    Reviews:

    Accept - Blind Rage (Heavy Metal - Nuclear Blast)
    Aphyxion - Earth Entangled (Death Metal - Mighty Music)
    Arkona - Yav (Pagan Metal - Napalm Records)
    Dead Soul Alliance - Proud to Die (Death Metal - Independent)
    Delayhead - Vol. 80% (Heavy Metal - Inverse Records)
    Diabulus in Musica - Argia (Gothic Metal - Napalm Records)
    Entrails - Resurrected from the Grave (Death Metal - Metal Blade Records)
    Error 32 - PC n' Roll (Heavy Metal - Independent)
    Exile - Suspended Society... Mutilated Variety (Thrash Metal - Independent)
    Exorcism - I Am God (Heavy/Doom - Golden Core Records)
    Grace Disgraced - The Primal Cause: Womanumental (Death Metal - More Hate Production)
    High Spirits - You Are Here (Heavy Metal - Hells Headbangers)
    Holdaar - Times Stretching in the Sky (Black Metal - More Hate Production)
    Iron Kingdom - Gates of Eternity (Heavy Metal - Independent)
    Lost Society - Terror Hungry (Thrash Metal - Nuclear Blast)
    National Napalm Syndicate - Lex Talionis (Thrash Metal - Violent Journey Records)
    Sectu - Nefarious (Death Metal - ViciSolum Productions)
    Serpent Warning - Serpent Warning (Doom Metal - I Hate Records)
    Starborn - Born by the Wind (Power Metal - Independent)
    The Soul Exile - Reign of Terror (Death Metal - Independent)
    Vivid Remorse - Down to the Wire (Thrash Metal - Art Gates Records)
    Voltax - Hiding into Flames (Heavy Metal - Sade Records)
    War Kabinett - Made in Mexico (Unclassifiable - Independent)
    Warhawk - Sic Semper Tyrannis (Speed/Thrash - Independent)

    Check these out and more at http://www.metalcrypt.com
  • Site Updates from July 27 to August 9, 2014

    10 Ago 2014, 13:40

    Here are the updates to The Metal Crypt from July 27 to August 9, 2014.

    Interviews:

    Nerlich: Interview with vocalist/guitarist Miikka Merikallio and bassist Anton
    Tank: Interview with guitarist Cliff Evans
    The Sanity: Interview with drummer Steve Grice

    Reviews:

    Abysmal Lord - Storms of Unholy Black Mass (Black/Death - Hells Headbangers)
    Angercure - Through Soreful Harmony Demanded (Gothic Metal - Independent)
    Bat - Primitive Age (Heavy Metal - Tankcrimes Records)
    Cauldron Black Ram - Stalagmire (Black/Death - 20 Bucks Spin)
    Cauldron Born - Sword And Sorcery Heavy Metal (Heavy Metal - Iron on Iron Records)
    Demolition Saint - Ignorance Is the Law (Thrash Metal - Wine Blood Records)
    Drastic Solution - Thrashers (Thrash Metal - Wine Blood Records)
    Entombed A.D. - Back to the Front (Death Metal - Century Media)
    Epica - The Quantum Enigma (Symphonic Metal - Nuclear Blast)
    Fisthammer - Infallible (Death Metal - Independent)
    Folkearth - Balder's Lament (Folk/Viking - Stygian Crypt Productions)
    Gravestone - Demo 2013 (Death Metal - Independent)
    Lightning Lord - All Father Death Stalkers (Heavy Metal - Independent)
    Metal Inquisitor - Ultima Ratio Regis (Heavy Metal - Massacre Records)
    Pretty Maids - Louder Than Ever (Heavy Metal - Frontiers Records)
    Razor of Death - Death for All (Thrash Metal - Seven Gates of Hell)
    Satanika - Nightmare (Black/Thrash - Iron Shield Records)
    Shadow Host - Apocalyptic Symphony (Power/Thrash - Metalism Records)
    Silent Opera (Fra) - Reflections (Gothic Metal - Massacre Records)
    Sofisticator - Camping the Vein (Thrash Metal - EBM Records)
    The Graviators - Motherload (Doom Metal - Napalm Records)

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  • Site Updates from July 13 to 26, 2014

    27 Jul 2014, 11:49

    Here are the updates to The Metal Crypt from July 13 to 26, 2014.

    Interviews:

    Battle Beast: Interview with guitarist Anton Kabanen and bassist Eero Sipilä
    Metal Church: Interview with guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof

    Reviews:

    Athanatos - Unholy Union (Black/Death - Iron Bonehead Productions)
    Burning Saviours - Boken om förbannelsen (Doom Metal - I Hate Records)
    Ceremonial - Ars Magicka (Black/Thrash - Blood Harvest)
    Hatriot - Dawn of the New Centurion (Thrash Metal - Massacre Records)
    Kill Ritual - The Eyes of Medusa (Thrash Metal - Golden Core Records)
    Lucifer's Hammer - Night Sacrifice Demo MMXIII (Heavy Metal - Shadow Kingdom Records)
    Monsterworks - Universe (Heavy Metal - Independent)
    Nervosa - Victim of Yourself (Thrash Metal - Napalm Records)
    Noctem Cursis - Nocturnal Frost (Black Metal - Mortis Humanae Productions)
    Possession - Anneliese (Black/Death - Iron Bonehead Productions)
    Ranger - Shock Skull (Speed Metal - Ektro Records)
    Torn the Fuck Apart - Sexually Transmitted Torture (Death Metal - Ossuary Industries)
    Toxic Waltz - Decades of Pain (Thrash Metal - Independent)
    Tygers of Pan Tang - Ambush (Heavy Metal - Retroactive Records)
    Vanden Plas - Chronicles of the Immortals: Netherworld (Path One) (Progressive Power Metal - Frontiers Records)
    Vietah - Tajemstvy Noczy (Black Metal - Stygian Crypt Productions)
    Waxen - Agios Holokauston (Black Metal - Moribund Records)

    Check these out and more at http://www.metalcrypt.com
  • Site Updates from June 29 to July 12, 2014.

    13 Jul 2014, 13:05

    Here are the updates to The Metal Crypt from June 29 to July 12, 2014.

    Interviews:

    Accu§er: Interview with vocalist and guitarist Frank Thoms

    Reviews:

    Apokalyptic Raids - Only Death is Real... (Speed/Thrash - Hells Headbangers)
    Bal-Sagoth - Apocryphal Tales (Black Metal - Godreah Records)
    Darkyra Black - Dragon Tears (Gothic Metal - Independent)
    Derailed - Underground (Heavy Metal - Independent)
    Ebonillumini - Pacificum (Black Metal - Wicker Man Recordings)
    Excrecor - Hypnotic Affliction (Melodic Death Metal - Independent)
    Eye of Solitude - Canto III (Black Metal - Kaotoxin Records)
    Grimner - Blodshymner (Folk/Viking - Stygian Crypt Productions)
    Necrodeath - The 7 Deadly Sins (Thrash Metal - Scarlet Records)
    Nightmare - The Aftermath (Heavy/Power Metal - AFM Records)
    Noctem - Exilium (Black/Thrash - Art Gates Records)
    Pilgrim - II: Void Worship (Doom Metal - Metal Blade Records)
    Riverge - Back'th'rash (Thrash Metal - Rock Stakk Records)
    Septic Christ - Infected Existence (Thrash Metal - Malevolence Records)
    Septic Christ - Guilty As We Were Born (Thrash Metal - Malevolence Records)
    Sonata Arctica - Pariah's Child (Power Metal - Nuclear Blast)
    ThermiT - Encephalopathy (Thrash Metal - Independent)
    Vanishing Point - Distant is the Sun (Power Metal - AFM Records)
    Xandria - Sacrificium (Symphonic Metal - Napalm Records)

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  • Site Updates from June 15 to 28, 2014

    29 Jun 2014, 13:52

    Here are the updates to The Metal Crypt from June 15 to 28, 2014.

    Interviews:

    Chaos Inception: Interview with guitarist Matt Barnes

    Reviews:

    Arcania - Dreams Are Dead (Thrash Metal - Great Dane Records)
    Damnatör - Unchain the Plague (Black/Thrash - Independent)
    Dawn of Tears - Act III: The Dying Eve (Melodic Death Metal - Inverse Records)
    Deathquintet - Godwork (Death Metal - Independent)
    Desecresy - Chasmic Transcendence (Death Metal - Xtreem Music)
    Excordium Mors - The Apotheosis of Death (Black/Death - Independent)
    Gun Barrel - Damage Dancer (Heavy Metal - Massacre Records)
    Hammercult - Steelcrusher (Death/Thrash - SPV)
    Hellcrawler - Wastelands (Death/Thrash - Hollow Earth Records)
    Immoral Hazard - Convulsion (Thrash Metal - Independent)
    Iron Savior - Rise of the Hero (Power Metal - AFM Records)
    Kill Ritual - The Eyes of Medusa (Thrash Metal - Golden Core Records)
    Krow - Relentless Disease (Death/Thrash - Independent)
    Minotauro - Master Of The Sea (Power Metal - Dust on the Tracks Records)
    Mirzadeh - Desired Mythic Pride (Black Metal - Inverse Records)
    Neckbreak Nation - Stroke of the Devil's Hour (Thrash Metal - Mighty Music)
    Onward - Reawaken (2014) (Heavy/Power Metal - Pure Steel Records)
    Planet Rain - The Fundamental Principles (Melodic Death Metal - Mighty Music)
    Primeval Realm - Primordial Light (Doom Metal - Pure Steel Records)
    Repent - Vortex of Violence (Thrash Metal - High Roller Records)
    Silent Images - Silent Images (Death Metal - Independent)
    Unisonic - For the Kingdom (Power Metal - Ear Music)
    Vainaja - Kadotetut (Death Metal - Svart Records)
    Vardis - Vigilante (Metal/Hard Rock - Hoplite Records)
    Vornth - Vornth (Black/Thrash - Iron Tyrant)

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  • Site updates from JJune 8 to 14, 2014

    15 Jun 2014, 12:08

    Here are the updates to The Metal Crypt from June 8 to 14, 2014.

    Interviews:

    Axegressor: Interview with throat tormentor Johnny Nuclear Winter and guitarist Seba Forma
    Exmortus: Interview with vocalist and guitarist Jadran "Conan" Gonzalez

    Reviews:

    Acheron - Kult des Hasses (Black/Death - Listenable Records)
    Arch Enemy - War Eternal (Death Metal - Century Media)
    Aruna Azura - A Story of a World's Betrayal (Death Metal - Metal Scrap Records)
    Axegressor - Last (Thrash Metal - Listenable Records)
    Def/Light - Transcendevil (Black Metal - Metal Scrap Records)
    Heaving Earth - Redemption Ablaze (Death Metal - Lavadome Productions)
    I Miss My Death - In Memories (Gothic/Doom - Metal Scrap Records)
    Perversity - Ablaze (Death Metal - Lavadome Productions)
    Perversity - Infamy Divine (Death Metal - Lavadome Productions)
    Sabaton - Heroes (Power Metal - Nuclear Blast)
    Skull Fist - Chasing the Dream (Heavy Metal - Noise Art Records)
    Stormwarrior - Thunder & Steele (Heavy Metal - Massacre Records)
    Van Canto - Dawn of the Brave (Heavy Metal - Napalm Records)

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