The Writing on the Wall by Iron Maiden!

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Oh my. A new clip from Iron Maiden is out in the open, and we didn’t see it coming. The RMR deck crew is eagerly awaiting that new full-length record. This elusive new piece is so overdue, it starts to feel like AC/DC that were pronounced officially dead, before making an about-turn back to reality. In this light, any new track that surfaces is an indicator of new delights heading our way, right?

So, The Writing on the Wall arrives out of the left-field after some six years of radio silence. And it comes in the form … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: All the Rage, by Hex A.D.!

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Ah, the folks with the astro-tongues are on the prowl again with All the Rage, their newest video.1) But this time, they move away from the land of the weird straight into – blasphemy and inquisition. A soundscape that the underground extremists of metal like to occupy. Or – failing that – the surface skimmers of the lore of satan and other juicy arcane bits. But those are just for show, ain’t they?

And indeed, Hex A.D. and their new clip All The Rage seem to embrace those old-style Heavy Metal vibes. That’s bowled home … [...] Click to raid more!

Dance, by Cellar Darling. Wait, what?

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I’ll be damned.

It’s astonishing what havoc a simple departure from Eluveitie can wreak. Yep, this is about Anna Murphy and her merry men who defected from the aforementioned band to found Cellar Darling in 2016. But this particular outfit never quite made it onto our radar for some reason.

Yet now, the band’s latest clip Dance finally scored a hit, and big time. Their newest concoction is quite a piece of work. And – I daresay – with a style that is pretty far removed from the pagan lore they pushed before.

The description states that the band took … [...] Click to raid more!

The Conjurer, by Insomnium. Winter melancholy!

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Nothing and nobody has been able to really copy that typical Insomnium style. Nor should anybody, right? This muted cathedral sound, spiked with discreet symphonic elements. All of this usually delivers on smoothly flowing, soaring guitars – three of them actually – and Niilo Sevänen‘s stately growls. Plus a few cleans, just for spice.

We were already quite impressed with Heart Like a Grave back in 2019, a somewhat more assertive piece than the former ones. And the question is, what comes next?

Well, their new video The Conjurer does. If anything, the band didn’t jettison any of their … [...] Click to raid more!