Stream of Passion – The Flame Within (2009)

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Several years have passed since Stream Of Passion took the gothic metal by surprise. This year they return with a new lineup and a very mature release that will be competing for Gothic Metal album of the year with the likes of Delain and others. Marcela Bovio Davy Mickers, and Johan van Stratum are the only remaining original members and they managed to maintain the band’s sound, while adding new influences of the new band members.

Glittertind – Landkjenning (2009)

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Six years have passed since Glittertind released their last full length. After a re-release of their first 2 full lengths on their new label, Napalm Records, they bring us “Landkjenning”. This album opens starts like a traditional Viking/Folk metal release, a very decent one I might add, but as people know if they heard their album “Evige Åsatro” they mix some punk elements in their music.

Týr – By The Light Of The Northern Star (2009)

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Týr is a very unique Viking metal band from the Faroe Islands that has been very active touring and releasing albums in the last 2 years. After the release of “Land” in 2008, the band has been touring non-stop and managed to record “By The Light Of The Northern Star” in between touring at the beginning of 2009. The style of Viking metal that Týr plays does not rely on any atmosphere created by keyboards. Their sound is highly characterized by their guitar riffs and solos, as well as the vocal arrangements used.

Trail Of Tears – Blood Stained Endurance (2009)

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Ronny Thorsen comes back with his band Trail Of Tears featuring a completely re-vamped lineup and brings us “Blood Stained Endurance”. After the whole band walked out on Ronny before the promotion of “Existentia” and rumors that the band split up, the band came back stronger than ever in the second half of 2007. Fast forward time to 2009 and we have the first recording of that lineup as a band.

Interview with IQ

IQ has a great trayectory in the Progressive Rock scene that spans over 28 years, 2009 marks the release yera of their 9th studio album. Peter Nicholls took some minutes off his busy day to answer our questions:

Interview With Dodsferd

Dodsferd music speaks for it self, playing great Not-Black Metal (according to Wrath... keep reading), Wrath's answers to this interview where eloquent as always. Here is what he had to say about our questions:

Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions. So, let’s get started:

Code Of Honour release teaser-trailer for "Visions Of Chaos"

Hannover, Germany, based death-metal/hardcore juggernaut Code Of Honour release a teaser-trailer for their upcoming mini-cd "Visions Of Chaos".

Please click the youtube-link to watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watchωv=gReAX0DkqvI

"Visions Of Chaos" coming on Classwar Records in June 2009. More info soon.

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