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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:46 am 
 

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Skull Fracturing Metal is a webzine dedicated to promoting the best metal bands today, both big and small. Bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Exhumed, Warbringer, Mongrel's Cross, Skeletonwitch, Deceased, Desaster, Artillery, and many more have been interviewed before on the site and we've done promotional work with labels such as Century Media, Earache, Season of Mist, Southern Lord, Pulverised Records, Hell's Headbangers and many more. If you want your band reviewed or interviewed, let us know at skullfracturingmetal@gmail.com

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Kamikabe -Aberration of Man (killer technical death metal from the US)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:18 pm 
 

Züül - To The Frontlines - This is some old-school sounding traditional heavy metal. It comes out December 14th on High Roller Records. I would definitely pre-order one of these immediately!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:53 am 
 

Rocka Rollas - Conquer - This is the most authentic Running Wild worship in existence! The new EP comes out next month on Stormspell records and is only a taste of the second album "Metal Strikes Back"
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:48 pm 
 

Interview with Swedish heavy metal band Trial!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:11 am 
 

Spiner202 wrote:
Rocka Rollas - Conquer - This is the most authentic Running Wild worship in existence! The new EP comes out next month on Stormspell records and is only a taste of the second album "Metal Strikes Back"

Thanks a lot for this review man ;)

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:27 pm 
 

Rocka_Rollas wrote:
Spiner202 wrote:
Rocka Rollas - Conquer - This is the most authentic Running Wild worship in existence! The new EP comes out next month on Stormspell records and is only a taste of the second album "Metal Strikes Back"

Thanks a lot for this review man ;)

No worries man! Thank you for the great music! I love the first album as well as the EP and I can't wait to hear the full-length.

Also, for what it's worth, I think the current singer of Rocka Rollas is perfect for Blazon Stone's Return To Port Royal! :D
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:04 pm 
 

Gamma Ray - Skeletons & Majesties Live - This album had a great performance, but I was very letdown by the setlist. It's still worth listening to just for "Watcher In the Sky" and "Men, Martians, and Machines", but this wasn't quite what I was expecting.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:57 pm 
 

Durvasag - EP Promo 2012 - These guys are a killer black/thrash band hailing from Toronto. Definitely check out this free, downloadable promo for their upcoming EP!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:56 pm 
 

Deceptor - Chains of Delusion - This is some pretty interesting thrash from the UK. Check out the EP when it comes out on Shadow Kingdom records in early 2013!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:43 pm 
 

Both of our writer's have released their year-end lists! I did a top 10, and Lister did a top 20.

My list: http://skullfracturingmetal.blogspot.ca ... -2012.html

Lister's top 20 Part 1: http://skullfracturingmetal.blogspot.ca ... -2012.html
Part 2: http://skullfracturingmetal.blogspot.ca ... 12_14.html
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:47 pm 
 

Screamer - Phoenix - This is some killer traditional heavy metal from Sweden. These guys deserve a lot more recognition and I think they are going to become huge soon!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:32 pm 
 

Short review for Abominable Putridity's "The Anomalies of Artificial Origin". It's not great, but if you like brutal death metal, you'll definitely enjoy it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:01 pm 
 

Orden Ogan - To The End - I have Empyreal to thank for introducing me (and many others) to this band. This is some seriously enjoyable power metal in the vein of Blind Guardian. Fortunately for us, it's much better than Blind Guardian's recent output!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:26 am 
 

Spiner202 wrote:
Orden Ogan - To The End - I have Empyreal to thank for introducing me (and many others) to this band. This is some seriously enjoyable power metal in the vein of Blind Guardian. Fortunately for us, it's much better than Blind Guardian's recent output!

You should look into Vale, their second album. It's by far their best.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:28 am 
 

Scourge441 wrote:
Spiner202 wrote:
Orden Ogan - To The End - I have Empyreal to thank for introducing me (and many others) to this band. This is some seriously enjoyable power metal in the vein of Blind Guardian. Fortunately for us, it's much better than Blind Guardian's recent output!

You should look into Vale, their second album. It's by far their best.

Thanks for the recommendation, I'll definitely check into it.

Also, we should have a new review coming in the next couple of days of a band that I think people will really enjoy!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:40 am 
 

Attic - The Invocation - This is some serious Mercyful Fate/King Diamond worship! I've never heard anybody try this sound before, and Attic definitely got it right!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:50 pm 
 

Insinnerator - Hypothermia - This band is definitely one we love to promote at SFM. Their new EP Hypothermia is a riff-tastic thrash album. Definitely buy this album, along with their debut, "Stalagmite of Ice".
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:06 pm 
 

Holy Grail - Ride The Void - These guys are back with another killer album! It isn't quite as strong as the debut, but there are still plenty of cool songs!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:18 pm 
 

Spiner202 wrote:
No worries man! Thank you for the great music! I love the first album as well as the EP and I can't wait to hear the full-length.

Also, for what it's worth, I think the current singer of Rocka Rollas is perfect for Blazon Stone's Return To Port Royal! :D

He could surely be great for that album too, but I want to keep the projects as separate as possible so I need another singer really :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:32 pm 
 

Heavatar - Opus I - All My Kingdoms - This is a new project featuring Stefan Schmidt (Van Canto) and Jorg Michaels (Stratovarius, Running Wild). They have some fairly memorable songwriting and incorporate a lot of different power metal sounds into one album.

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He could surely be great for that album too, but I want to keep the projects as separate as possible so I need another singer really :)

Fair enough. I love your work so much that I just want to see it released :D
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:22 pm 
 

Hatriot - Heroes of Origin - This is pretty much Tempo of the Damned part II. It isn't identical, but it's about as close as you can get to that album. This one is definitely a buy!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:21 pm 
 

Witchgrave - Witchgrave - Swedish Heavy Metal! No more needs to be said!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:12 pm 
 

Evil Army - I, Commander - Absolutely ripping thrash metal from the great Hell's Headbangers! Check it out!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:59 pm 
 

Corsair - Corsair - Some very catchy heavy metal/rock for fans of King Crimson, Thin Lizzy, Legend, (early) Manilla Road, etc.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:31 am 
 

Coldsteel - America Idle - An old-school thrash band is back from the dead to give us some very enjoyable tracks. Think Xentrix (For Whose Advantage) on this one, but it's even still unique compared to that.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:01 pm 
 

Spiner202 wrote:
Heavatar - Opus I - All My Kingdoms - This is a new project featuring Stefan Schmidt (Van Canto) and Jorg Michaels (Stratovarius, Running Wild). They have some fairly memorable songwriting and incorporate a lot of different power metal sounds into one album.

Rocka_Rollas wrote:
He could surely be great for that album too, but I want to keep the projects as separate as possible so I need another singer really :)

Fair enough. I love your work so much that I just want to see it released :D

Even better - I am right now trying to get a live line-up together, possibly make them official members so that I don't have to do everything myself hahaha

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:10 pm 
 

Mortillery - Origin of Extinction - Canadian female-fronted thrash that will leave your neck sore!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:38 pm 
 

Astronomikon - Dark Gorgon Rising - Middle-eastern flavoured power metal from Cyprus.

Also, we're starting to do a lot more updates in terms of posting news and lists and other cool stuff! Feedback is appreciated!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:13 pm 
 

Stratovarius - Nemesis - My most anticipated album of the year was a bit of a disappointment. This is still classic Stratovarius, but it doesn't quite reach the heights that "Elysium" did.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:58 pm 
 

We are very proud to present an interview with Troy Norr from Coldsteel! He covers a lot of ground about the history and future of the band, so definitely read this interview: http://skullfracturingmetal.blogspot.ca ... steel.html

Also: Denouncement Pyre - Almighty Arcanum - Killer black/death from Avstralia
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:16 pm 
 

Voivod - Target Earth - The Canadian thrashers are back with an album that sounds like it came from the Killing Technology/Dimension Hatross era! If you haven't heard this yet, be sure to give it a listen!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:05 am 
 

Helloween - Straight Out Of Hell - I'm blown away. This rivals (maybe even beats) the amazing "7 Sinners". This is an immediate buy!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:51 pm 
 

Gloryhammer - Tales From the Kingdom of Fife - Epic power metal featuring Christopher Bowes of Alestorm!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:15 am 
 

Durvasag - Element of Pain - Raw black/thrash from Canada!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:34 pm 
 

Unleashed - Odalheim - Amazingly consistent and heavy melodic death metal from one of the gods of Swedish death metal!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:32 pm 
 

Black Mass - The Second Coming - Short review for this killer thrash band out of Boston!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:52 am 
 

Hate - Solarflesh - One of Poland's greatest death metal bands returns with an awesome record!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:26 pm 
 

Eruption - Tenses Collide - Awesome Bay Area sounding thrash from Slovenia!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:54 pm 
 

Sorcery - Arrival At Six - Old School Swedish Death Metal for fans of newer Autopsy!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:18 am 
 

Hatchet - Dawn of the End - This is the best thrash record of the year so far, and is just as good as the debut! Buy this one immediately!
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