Arch Enemy‘s star is at its zenith: the Swedish/Canadian melodeath band has never been more popular, never (co)headlined as many festivals as of late with overwhelming (and over the top) performances. With musicians as guitarist-founder Amott, guitar wizard Loomis (ex-Nevermore) and charismatic vocalist White-Gluz (plus previous growler Gossow behind the wheel as manager), the group […]
Swedish black metal formation Mörk Gryning disbanded in 2005 due to a lack of interest in extreme/black metal. Now, a little more than 10 years later, the band returned to the stage at Party San Open Air, re-released their classic record Tusen år har gått and are planning a show in March, in Stockholm. Metal-Exposure […]
A wheel need not be re-invented. Yet means of transport are subject of constant innovation, though in the end they still take you from A to B. Dark Tranquillity just made their 11th ‘transport’, with a trip from A to B just waiting to be enjoyed again and again.. Read all!
Dawn of Disease was founded in 2003 and released only one MCD before breaking up in 2007. The MCD however was very well received in the death metal community so they soon reformed in 2009, with a different line-up however. They released two full-lengths through NoiseArt Records since then. Now Napalm Records is ready to […]
The records Black Waltz on which the band found their slightly psychotic sound and Hail the Apocalypse marked the breakthrough of the Swedish groove/modern metal band Avatar. The question that naturally comes to mind is, how will this Gothenburg five piece top, or even match a record that was so lauded by fans and metal […]
Hot weather and extreme metal either works like a charm on a festival (read: cooling beverages and good music) or it can be a curse in a small packed venue. Even though tonight’s concert leaned more towards the second option, we challenged the scorching heat to attend Marduk’s fourth Frontschwein European assault in Essen (DE), […]
My first acquaintance with the Swedish black metal formation Rimfrost was when I heard A Frozen World Unknown (2006). Especially the song Freezing Inferno, in all its frostbitten gloriousness, with Hravn’s Abbath-like vocals, whirlwind riffs and the blastbeat spectacle spiked my interest in this group. It wasn’t until the self titled record came out in […]
If history has taught us anything about vikings, it is that they achieve success by going on raids. The Swedish viking metallers from Amon Amarth therefore embarked on a journey through the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Germany to let the masses hear their tenth studio album Jomsviking. Metal-Exposure got invited to the feast […]
Since having been sent from the Golden Halls in 1998, Amon Amarth has released nine impressive studio albums. The tenth will be released on the 25th of March 2016. For this anniversary, a concept album has been hammered together, called Jomsviking. I’m wondering if Odin is still on their side?.. Read all!
The Unguided is a modern metal band from Sweden. The band mixes melodic death metal with trance and metalcore. You can expect catchy melodies, clean vocals as well as harsh vocals and distortion guitars from these guys. This is their third full-length so they know what they’re doing. Read all!