Category Archives: Spotlight
Nope. Not Rammstein.
German act Eisbrecher are releasing their fifth studio album on February 3. Above, you can see their admittedly not the best song, but it’s a single nevertheless. From the upcoming “Die Hölle muss warten”. I think they’re worth checking out, for those of you who haven’t heard of them until now.
Heavy Metal is a music genre but metal is not only about the music itself. The artworks for albums are very popular, made it into fashion via merchandising and sometimes inspire artists to try something different to create their own interpretation of the art.
Like in the case of David Thompson, vocalist of two Death Metal bands (and in one, he also plays the guitar), who used a wood burning wand to burn Heavy Metal logos and artworks into wood.
You can see a sweet example of that above, with Slayer’s logo, and you can find some more pictures after the jump, including some words by David Thompson himself whom we reached out to recently.
As you probably noticed, I used to post a Spotlight review article every Monday for 8 editions. You can find them all here. Now, I’ve put the Spotlight reviews to death a while ago but that doesn’t mean that we won’t write about rather unknown bands anymore. You can still contact us and we’ll listen to your stuff. I just didn’t feel like short reviews like that do the bands/albums justice, so we’re going to review them as we do with more known bands/albums from now on aswell. Just seems more fair to me.
Now, there were some pretty awesome albums part of those reviews though, so I’d like to present you the best of Spotlight. Here are the three bands that got the most favorable reviews out of me:
1. Rival Sons – Rival Sons EP
2. The Lost Broadcast – Antennae
3. Titans Eve – The Divine Equal
Check them out because they’re all killer. And don’t forget to get in contact with us if you’re in a band and would like us to review your work.
If your audience is as big as the one above, then you really don’t need any more exposure but some bands do need exposure and some of them are extremely talented and even deserve that exposure. I’ve used the word “exposure” pretty often already, huh? Overexposure? Ha, I’m so funny.
So we’re here to give exposure (ha) to talented bands (and some not so talented) because we, at Dose of Metal, just like to support the underground. As cheesy as it may sound, it’s extremely important to keep supporting new metal bands because in 50 years, right after AC/DC retired, we may not have a new AC/DC. So, go to shows of up and coming bands and support them by buying their music and merchandise. It’s only fair.
To get back to my point, we try to do our bit by reviewing albums of “overlooked” bands. Some of those contacted us via our form, some have been submitted by other people. Make the jump to do your bit, by reading and then listening to those bands.
You don’t want to be in the spotlight when these guys above are after you but other people deserve to be in the spotlight and that’s why we’re reviewing albums by artists who contacted us via our ‘Your Band’ form. Are you in a band? Do you want to be featured on our site? Click the link and contact us.
Not all artists, featured in the spotlight category, contacted us themselves. Some albums were sent to us via their label or PR agents but that doesn’t lessen your chance. We don’t care who writes to us, we will listen to everything with an open ear. Sometimes even with two.
This week, one album was listenable, one album blew me away and one album surprised me. Make the jump to find out which of these statements fit which band.
It’s not easy being in a tribute band. Sure, you play other people’s songs, but you’re also faced with a lot of criticism, fanboy snobs and being constantly compared to the band you’re honoring.
But Damage Inc. is not just a random Metallica tribute band. They cover the songs quite faithfully and lead singer Chris Knight looks a lot like James, too.
I think these guys do their job well and I got to talk to three of the four guys in this band.
So if you want to read their opinion on Metallica, beachballs and read what Scott Ian thought of their solos, make the jump.
This week in Spotlight, I’ll only be reviewing two albums instead of the usual three. Why? Because one of these two albums is way longer than I expected it to be and I simply didn’t have the time to review three albums.
Make the jump to read my reviews of the latest Woods of Ypres and The Soulless albums.
I know I plug it every week but for those of you who are knew to the site, we have a form for bands who would like to get their work reviewed here. Email us there, be patient and you might see your band on the next edition of Spotlight.
This week, just like last week, we’re going for already signed bands who either submitted the albums themselves or through their labels. Also, I’ll be reviewing Earache Records’ new sampler ‘New Noise Attack MMXI,’ that features some of their best bands. Check out this week’s Spotlight reviews after the jump.
It’s time for another edition of Spotlight. It’s time to review music so you know what to buy and what to steal to light it on fire. This week we’re going for already signed bands but fear not! If you want us to review your music, hit us up via the ‘Your Band’ form. We’ll answer your email as soon as we can but we’re busy guys. It’s not easy being metal, it’s a lot of fucking work.
Now make the jump for 3 reviews of Brutal Death Metal, Deathcore and Doom Metal bands!