Published July 2009

Vanmakt - Ad Luciferi Regnum (Pulverised/Amphead)

It's been a couple of years since Vanmakt's previous effort Vredskapta Morkersagor, and shit, these dudes have not been standing idle. If their previous album was not intense enough for you, then bludgeon your ears with this one and reassess your opinion.

Job For A Cowboy - Ruination (Metal Blade/Riot)

Finally deciding to hollow out the "-core" from their particular brand of death metal and hardcore hybrid, this cowboy rides harder and louder than ever, before albeit on the top of a familiar horse...
Release Date: 
6 Jul 2009 - 11:30pm

Recently in an interview with Metal As Fuck, guitarist Bobby Th

Magnum – Into The Valley Of The Moonking (SPV/Riot)

The cover might look prog rock, the title might have you thinking of Yes, but this is an album that is steeped in 80s stadium rock, lighters waving, girls swaying and a t-shirt purchase on the way out. The latest from this legendary UK rock/AOR band is nothing short of great.

Magnum guitarist Tony Clarkin and vocalist Bob Catley have been together since 1972, so it’s no surprise that they fit so well together.&nbs

Eldritch - Livequake (Limb Music/Riot)

Italian Power Prog masters Eldritch deliver their powerful and explosive live show in the form of Livequake.

When a band puts out a live album, it can go in two ways: it can be an excellent representation of a live performance perfectly executed, or it can show some flaws in how a band projects its live p

Western Front Awards 2008 @ Metro City (Perth, 17 July 2009)

Proof that metal is alive and well, and very, very diverse here in Western Australia. As well as pretty fucking hilarious.

Western Front is a web site and forum dedicated to Western Australian metal – and while the site has had its ups and downs, it’s been going for a hell of a long time an

Eluveitie - Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

There's no metal to be had here, but there's plenty of heavy. Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie know how to get heads banging even without our genre's precious electrics.
Release Date: 
18 May 2009 - 11:30pm

Although many will recoil in horror as they read the following line - that there aren't any electric guitars to be heard on this album,

Afgrund - Vid Helvetets Grindar (Candlelight/Earsplit)

Could be the best grindcore release of the year - pull out all the stops and grind your face off!

This is the second 'full length' release by Swedish/Finnish grindmaniacs Afgrund clocking in at just under half an

Admiral Nobeard and Swashbuckle Tell Tales of Terror on the High Seas!

Nuclear Blast's Pirate Metal Thrashers, Swashbuckle, spin salty sea stories about their new album "Back to the Noose", appearing at Wacken 2009, their Splash-N-Thrash roots, the fine art of music video, the never ending quest for booty, and more while being mercilessly keelhauled by Wolven Joker Lokison... YARGH!!

Yar, ye scurvy land lubbers!!

Dreadnaught - [D->0] (Amphead)

Mixing their roots with a modern twist, Dreadnaught deliver their newest effort in 2009's [D->0].

If you have been following Australian metal, chances are you may have heard of Dreadnaught.  Formed in 1994, the band have had a number of releases, three studio albums and th