Newsflash: Funeralglade begin some funeral!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Funeralglade - May The Funeral Begin - Album CoverThis one really rocks. But in a lost identity, total head-banger kind of way. And I am confused. Because the Finnish boys from Funeralglade got a label of Melodic Death Metal stuck to themselves, they said. Of the Northern kind, they said. 

Yet out comes something called May The Funeral Begin. The RMR crew had to descend to the basement and let the big boxes rip. And in the process detected a mix of Arch Enemy, a hint of crabby Abbath and NordWitch. So, something blackened yet melodic and totally metal, kind of simmering in the dark abysses of their very special version of Hel.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: A New Breed by Crucify The Faith!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Crucify The Faith - New Breed - Album CoverWoe! Now I feel crucified, too. And it is not the normal culprits of the ritual metal department that did the deed this time. No, Metalcore did it, of all things. 

I just finished with the newest EP New Breed from the Finnish gig Crucify the Faith. And let me tell ya, I already yearn for seconds, it is that good.

Talk about furious crunch, this band really puts the pedal to the proverbial metal. This sounds (and feels) like someone dropped a little extra into my energy drink of the day. And now I am feeling the effects going at 320 mph.

However, it is not only speed and whacking a metal baseball bat around your ears.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: A Lie Nation will Begin Hate!

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - A Lie Nation - Begin Hate - Album CoverIf you fancy Extreme Metal, here is a piece for you. But no worries, this is not your usual metal outfit that, having lost their compass to confusion, call themselves Extreme Metal to be safe. And somewhat unsurprisingly, the record reaches us from the cold Scandinavian North, the cradle of much excellent metal.

The Finnish band A Lie Nation (read alienation – cute that…) is poised to unchain their newest EP Begin Hate, supported by Inverse Records. The record vacillates between Thrash Metal, Death Metal and a somewhat austere, but full-bodied brand of Black Metal. To be fair, the latter style predominates their tune to a large extent, expertly supported by typical Black Metal rasps.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: Zombie Rodeo is Cult Leader!

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Rockmusicraider Newsflash - Zombie Rodeo - Cult Leader - Album CoverHere I am unsuspectingly enjoying a lazy, sunny Saturday morning, kind of surfing around on the #metal and rock waves sent to my review list by folks. And then – whoom! – the groove hits big time. Welcome to the fuzzy, stoner-ish, grungy rock world of Zombie Rodeo. A band joining us from the cold North of Finland. Okay, it is not THAT much North, if compared to the real North. They’re hailing from Helsinki. But still North enough.

The band will release their newest and fourth EP Cult Leader signed to Inverse Records mid-November of this year. Some of that brew seems to step straight out of the ’70s.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: Rattleplague – Bourbon in the mosh pit!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Rattleplague - Bourbon Scenes - Album ArtIt is three o’clock in the morning. You already sport this insane hunger for a steak with loads of fries, with Bourbon to go. But at the same time you feel an inhuman urge to go a-moshing for a while to end the party in style. Well, food can wait.

For the rest, all you’ll need to do is to fetch Bourbon Scenes, the newest EP of the Finnish Rock and Metal band Rattleplague, signed to Inverse Records.

Just go ahead, pop in the disc and let ‘er roar. And I guarantee you that you will get both: The red meat and a moshing session you won’t forget.Got hooked? Raid this some more...