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Demon Hunter – The World Is A Thorn

Posted in Alternative Metal, Metalcore, Thrash Metal by newmusicexcess on May 7, 2010

Demon Hunter - The World Is A Thorn

Looking through the May issue of Rocksound which landed in the ‘superbox’ this week, I can see a number of new albums that get 9 or above. One such album is Demon Hunter’s latest, The World Is A Thorn.

Track listing:

  1. Descending upon Us
  2. LifeWar
  3. Collapsing (feat. Björn "Speed" Strid of Soilwork)
  4. This Is the Line
  5. Driving Nails
  6. The World Is a Thorn
  7. Tie This Around Your Neck
  8. Just Breathe (feat. Christian Älvestam of Miseration)
  9. Shallow Water
  10. Feel as Though You Could (feat. Dave Peters of Throwdown)
  11. Blood in the Tears

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  • Metalcore
  • Alternative metal
  • Thrash metal


Similar artists:

  • Living Sacrifice
  • Becoming the Archetype
  • Project 86
  • The Showdown
  • Haste the Day
  • Disciple
  • War of Ages
  • Destroy The Runner
  • Still Remains
  • Soul Embraced


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Top 10 Metal Albums – 1990

Posted in Alternative Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, List, Power Metal, Speed Metal, Thrash Metal, Top Albums by newmusicexcess on April 29, 2010

This morning we, over breakfast, were having a chat about the fact that the rescheduled Megadeth/Slayer Tour of Canada will have both bands playing their 1990s albums Rust In Peace and Seasons In The Abyss, in entirety. I then got thinking about metal albums from that year. Here is my list of 10 favourite albums from that year.

Alice in Chains – Facelift
Annihilator – Never, Neverland
Anthrax – Persistence of Time
Celtic Frost – Vanity/Nemesis
Death – Spiritual Healing
Iced Earth – Iced Earth
Judas Priest – Painkiller
Megadeth – Rust In Peace
Pantera – Cowboys from Hell
Slayer – Seasons in the Abyss

8 out of 10 of the above albums are featured on Spotify, here is the playlist –

Better have something for the pain!


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Similar Artists To: 3 Inches Of Blood

Posted in Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Similar Artists To:, Speed Metal, Thrash Metal by newmusicexcess on April 3, 2010

3 Inches Of Blood - Advance And Vanquish

After posting yesterday about the forthcoming 3IOB tour, I felt like putting together a playlist of popular albums by similar artists to 3IOB. So, once again, I fed the band through my ‘listening suggestion’ procedure. Here is what I ended up with, a sort of Power/Thrash/Speed album list:

  • 3 Inches Of Blood – Advance & Vanquish
  • Iced Earth – The Dark Saga
  • Primal Fear – Jaws Of Death
  • Grave Digger – Heavy Metal Breakdown
  • Mystic Prophecy – Vengeance
  • Beyond Fear – Beyond Fear
  • Rebellion – Miklagard
  • Cellador – Enter Deception
  • Running Wild – Port Royal
  • Wolf – Wolf

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Grab Your Plastic Sword – 3 Inches Of Blood On Tour – Awesome!!!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Speed Metal, Thrash Metal, Tour by newmusicexcess on April 2, 2010

Here Waits Thy Doom

Excellent news! I was informed this morning, over breakfast, that Vancouver’s finest, the mighty 3 Inches Of Blood will play Halifax Paragon Theatre, NS, on the 8th May.  Here are the other Canadian dates:

  • 3 Apr 2010 Coasters Bar & Grill. Whitehorse, Yukon
  • 29 Apr 2010 The Republik Calgary, Alberta
  • 30 Apr 2010 The Distrikt Regina, Saskatchewan
  • 1 May 2010 The Royal Albert Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 4 May 2010 Ritual Ottawa, Ontario
  • 5 May 2010 Chez Dagobert Quebec City, Quebec
  • 6 May 2010 Nicky Zee’s Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • 7 May 2010 The Manhattan Club Moncton, New Brunswick
  • 8 May 2010 Paragon Theatre Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 11 May 2010 Time To Laugh Club Kingston, Ontario
  • 12 May 2010 Call The Office London, Ontario
  • 13 May 2010 The Mod Club Toronto, Ontario
  • 14 May 2010 Serbian Centre and Club Sudbury, Ontario
  • 16 May 2010 Black Pirates Pub Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • 18 May 2010 Louis’ Pub Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • 19 May 2010 The Starlite Room Edmonton, Alberta
  • 20 May 2010 Cactus Jacks Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 22 May 2010 The Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, British Columbia


Suffice to say, I have just brought my tickets…

Definitely music to play in the car while hunting for Magic: The Gathering stuff –

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