Formidable acts like Rotting Christ, Septicflesh and Suicidal Angels have already proven that Greece is a fertile place for extreme metal bands. Now, the music of heavy metal formation Erase does not sound anything like the work of these titans. Yet with its debut EP (2014) the five piece proves that heavy metal is nevertheless a force to be reckoned with in their home country.. Read all!
Not too long ago, Munich black metallers Thulcandra received the title ‘best Dissection clone’ and that was not meant in a demeaning way. What this four piece does is writing heavily Dissection inspired tunes in such a way that it does not feel like you are listening to The Somberlain or Night’s Blood all over again.. Read all!
Ingested is a brutal death metal band from the United Kingdom, formed in 2004 in Manchester under the name Age of Suffering. They changed the name to Ingested in 2006 and they’ve released two full-lengths and an EP so far as Ingested. Their style is not straightforward brutal death metal though. It overlaps with slam death metal in the form of break downs.. Read all!
What we have here is the debut album by the Belgian goregrind band Brutal Sphincter. I’ve reviewed their demo too in 2013 which had nice grooves but was lacking in the production (obviously). But you could tell they were in the right set of mind because they decided to name a track Strangled with a Horse Penis. What else did you expect from a goregrind band?.. Read all!
Ever since the release of their fifth studio album, the Swedish melodic metallers from Avatar have been touring. This winter, the band started touring Europe with Eldrimner and The Defiled. Metal-Exposure visited the show in Amsterdam and did an interview with vocalist Johannes Eckerström, which you can read here.. Read the report!
Swedish melodic death metal formation Avatar released its fifth studio album, Hail The Apocalypse earlier this year. Metal-Exposure caught up with vocalist Johannes Eckerström about darkness, art, the clown make-up, writing for the new album and Spinal Tap moments when the band played in Amsterdam. “Where I am now, artistically, I offer very little hope. I want to dig deeper and see what is beyond that”.. Read all!
In support of the band’s latest release, The Quantum Enigma, the Dutch symphonic metal formation Epica has been touring Europe with special guest Dragonforce. The first leg of the tour is finished, but in the new year, the second leg of the tour will start. Epica ends the first leg of the tour in their home country, where the band performs for a sold-out venue, the new TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht.. Read all!
The holiday season: celebrations, family and friends and those same old Christmas tunes on the radio. Mariah Carey, Band Aid, Wham.. need we say more? The Dutch project Countermove offers you an alternative. Many artists of the Dutch metal scene: musicians of Epica, Nightwish/ReVamp, Delain, Within Temptation, Stream of Passion, Xandria, Textures and many more, have collaborated on a track with the aim to raise money for a chartiy.
The project is linked to 3FM’s Serious Request 2014, a massive Dutch charity event that is organised every year by one of Netherland’s biggest radio stations. The raised funds will go to the Red Cross. From the 8th of December onwards, fans can donate and download the Power of Love (originally performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood) and a video will be released for the song as well.
Dutch folk metal formation Heidevolk is currently recording their fifth full-length in the studio and the band gave Metal-Exposure the opportunity to make a report about the recording process. While heading to the studio in Amsterdam, we pick up drummer Joost “Vellenknotscher” Westdijk. To the question “Do you go there every day?” He replies jokingly: “No, that is bad for my health.” Read the report!