. Metal Sunday – 02.12.12 – A Look Back 2011, News and more! – I Heart Noise
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Metal Sunday is back with a vengeance! News, reviews and much, much more…

Lets start with an oldie, but goodie – Metal Swim –  digital compilation which came out on Adult Swim last year.

It collects 16 tracks by the likes Death Angel, Skeletonwitch, Black Cobra, Isis, Kylesa and Boris.

Needless to say, if your knowledge of modern metal scene is limited, this is the place where you should start (and even if you know your modern metal, you should still check it out). Grab the comp here.


And on to 2011 – a year in metal…


Bands that broke up / went on hiatus



Jag Panzer


One Man Army And The Undead Quintet




Bands that reformed

At The Gates

Black Sabbath

Coal Chamber

Still Remains


Best Of Lists

Show No Mercy (Pitchfork)

1. Blut Aus Nord – 777 Sect(s) / The Desanctification (Debemur Morti)

2. Tombs – Path Of Totality (Relapse)

3. Ulcerate – The Destroyers Of All (Willowtip)



1. Cormorant – Dwellings

2. YOB – Atma

3. Tombs – Path Of Totality



1. Molotov Solution – Insurrection

2. Miss May I – Monument

3. The Black Dahlia Murder – Ritual



1. Craft – Void (Southern Lord)

2. Krallice – Diotima (Profound Lore)

3. Junius – Reports From The Threshold Of Death (Prosthetic Records)


Invisible Oranges

1.  Wolves In The Throne Room – Celestial Lineage (Southern Lord)

2. Tombs – Path Of Totality (Relapse)

3. Amebix – Sonic Mass (Easy Action)


And on to 2012


New / Upcoming Releases


Aborted – Global Flatline

See album tracklist

Read reviews: Angry Metal Guy | Metal Injection


Asphyx – Deathhammer

See album tracklist

Read reviews: Scratch The Surface


Bleeding Through – The Great Fire

See album tracklist

Read reviews: About.com | Sputnikmusic


Blind Guardian – Memories Of A Time To Come

See album tracklist

Read reviews: Lords Of Metal | The Metal Pigeon


Caliban – I Am Nemesis

See album tracklist

Read reviews: Thrash Hits | Kill Hipsters


Corrosion Of Conformity – Corrosion of Conformity

See album tracklist

Read reviews: The PRP | The Obelisk


Goatwhore – Blood For The Master

See album tracklist

Read reviews: Heavy Blog Is Heavy | Angry Metal Guy


Lamb Of God – Resolution

See album tracklist

Read reviews: PopMatters | Alternative Press


Napalm Death – Utilitarian

See album tracklist

Read reviews: Invisible OrangesThrash Hits


Orange Goblin – A Eulogy For The Damned

See album tracklist

Read reviews: Crows n Bones | Metal Review


Rage – 21

See album tracklist

Read reviews: Thisisnotascene | Metal As Fcuk


Woods Of Ypres – Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light

RIP David Gold

See album tracklist

Read reviews: Metal UndergroundThrash Hits


In other news

Sebastian Bach talks about passing of Whitney Houston

Video Interview with Dave McClain (Machine Head)

Vile seeks bassist, guitarist

Timo Tolkki: Stratovarius Will Not Exist In 5 Years Anymore

Slow Southern Steel – Southern Fried Metal Documentary 

Album Preview – Cannibal Corpse – Torture

Slayer’s Valentine Day Candy Jar: Thrash Gods Have Holiday Covered

Cannibal Corpse Frontman And Others Suggest ‘Most Metal’ Valentine Gifts

Heavy Metal Grammy Awards: Who Has Won, Who Should Have Won


For more metal news check out Blabbermouth, Invisible Oranges and Noisecreep

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