The Crown first returned to the international extreme metal scene back in 2010 after a six year hiatus and have released a relatively steady stream of solid albums since then. And their latest, Royal Destroyer, is something special. Guitarist Marko Tervonen discusses the new album and what keeps The Crown’s creative flame burning.
Richmond, Virginia’s crossover thrash newbies Enforced are in pretty good company. Home of GWAR, Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan, and Lamb of God, the band has kept up the hometown tradition of creating pulverizing extreme metal. On Enforced’s second full-length album, Kill Grid, the band’s sound has steadily progressed compared to its early demos and its 2019 debut album At the Walls. On Kill Grid, the ferocious quintet is in full attack mode on its nine blistering tracks.
Inspired by Swiss metal band Celtic Frost’s iconic 1985 album, To Mega Therion, Swedish symphonic metal forerunners Therion has successfully carved out its own niche within the metal world since its 1988 formation. On the band’s 17th full-length record, Leviathan (released through Nuclear Blast Records), all the Therion trademarks are represented.
WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF THE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SELLOUT” FROM STONEBURNER ONLY ON OUTBURN.COM “‘Sellout’ was written deep in the midst of this past COVID winter,” says Steven Archer. “I was very frustrated not being able to tour and debating different options to bring attention to my various projects.”
LISTEN TO THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF GLAARE’S NEW SINGLE “FOR SALE” ONLY ON OUTBURN.COM “For Sale” is Siouxsie and Killing Joke locked into a death ballet, all black kohl and gleaming chrome, with choreography by Martin Gore.
LISTEN TO THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF SOFTSPOKEN’S NEW SINGLE “BONES” ONLY ON OUTBURN.COM Kentucky post-hardcore outfit Softspoken has unveiled new single “Bones,” which is taken from the band’s upcoming EP Where The Heart Belongs out May 14th.