A Beginner’s Guide to the World of Japanese Power Metal

Japanese Power Metal

It can be bizarre. It can also be off-putting. But it’s an entirely new realm of the sub-genre that can afford some great new bands and masterpieces to listeners. The power metal scene has really blossomed since the arrival of X Japan in the ’80s, and since then it’s been taken to new heights and limits.

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FESTIVAL SPECIAL: Tons Of Rock 2014, Day 2 (Halden, Norway)

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Tons Of Rock Day 2, June 20th 2014

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FESTIVAL SPECIAL: Tons Of Rock 2014, Day 1 (Halden, Norway)

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Tons Of Rock Day 1, June 19th 2014

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When Death And Death Metal Collide: A TMO Interview With Mark Heylmun

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The Suicide Silence guitarist opens up about the death of Mitch Lucker, getting the band back together, and their badass new record You Can’t Stop Me.

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A TMO Interview With Falconer


The Metal Observer recently had the chance to speak with the legendary founder and driving force behind Falconer, Stefan Weinerhall. Returning with the band’s eighth studio album, Black Moon Rising, which recently dropped on Metal Blade Records, Weinerhall speaks about the intensity of the new album, his approach to songwriting and influences, among other things.

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SINGLES ROUNDUP: June 6, 2014 (Updated)


A star-studded line-up this week, for what’s shaping up to be the penultimate entry in the TMO Singles Roundup series, featuring new music from Opeth, In Flames, Sonic Syndicate, Mastodon and ’68.

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