2011 releases

Superchief - Corporate Dynamite (Brolester Records)

Bearded, beer chugging behemoth rock - our favourite new genre...

Any album that introduces itself in the press release as an ’11 song beer fuelled festival of mayhem’ is always going to pique the interest of the denizens of MaF HQ, a

'We're staying true to the early metal roots' - Jack Starr talks to Metal as Fuck about his Burning Starr.

Despite the name, Land of the Dead proves that Jack Starr's Burning Starr are very much alive...

You’re a heavy metal fan right? Yet, and this is no fault of yours, there’s a chance you won’t have heard of Jack Starr.

Vile - Metamorphosis (Willowtip Records)

NWO beware, Vile is coming for you!
Release Date: 
15 Nov 2011 (All day)

Vile have been one of those bands in my opinion that sit in the third tier of modern American death metal.

Aborted - Global Flatline (Century Media)

New blood. Old stinking zombie flesh.
Release Date: 
23 Jan 2012 - 12:30am

Aborted's seventh album, Global Flatline has been two years in the making and it's been well worth the wait.

Primal Rock Rebellion: New Album Released Next Month

Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith and former SikTh front-man Mikee Goodman have joined forces for a brand new studio project called Primal Rock Rebellion.

The forthcoming album fuses together two very different approaches to music - Mikee Goodman's unique vocal tones and dark, yet colourful lyrics, and Adrian Smith's

Cormorant - Dwellings (Own Label)

Cormorant have a flair for success. Dwellings is all that any band dream in their path to success. If they fail, shame on them.
Release Date: 
6 Dec 2011 - 12:30pm

I came across this band some weeks ago when I had seen the art and then the extended artwork of Dwellings' cover.

((Thorlock)) - ((Thorlock)) (Handshake Inc/Grindcore Karaoke)

If I was an album this is the type of album I'd like to be.
Release Date: 
3 Dec 2011 - 11:30pm

I read somewhere on this very site that doom metal bands are the keepers of the true metal flame these days, and whilst I’d agree with MaF writers like Doomed Discipl

Revilement - Pillars of Balance (Coyote Records)

Easy listening brutal death metal. If you happen to be Satan...
Release Date: 
10 Dec 2011 - 12:30am

Revilement's debut album Pillars of Balance should carry a warning; a warning that listening to it may cause you to soil your trousers.

AusGrind's Hits of the Summer 2011 - Available Now For Free!

More free goodness for you - just in time for the holidays!

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Nightwish - Imaginaerum (Roadrunner)

A stunning exposition from the ambitious Finns...
Release Date: 
1 Dec 2011 - 11:30pm

When ice maiden Tarja Turunen left Finnish operatic dreamweavers Nightwish, many mourned the band’s imminent demise; Who could possibly replace such a distin