Usually, I’m not the one to follow Doom metal as closely as other genres I like, but from time to time, my musical mood shifts to one that likes to dabble in the nice niche of Doom and/or Stoner. Unfortunately, most of these bands sound quite the same today to my ear, whether it be the vocals that try to imitate the next band, the riffs that almost sound stolen, or the general feel of “I’ve heard this a shitload of times already”. This being said, sometimes I do happen stumble upon a Doom/Stoner release that actually catches me, as it the case with Fornjot, by three-piece Mammoth Storm.. Read all!
I got acquainted with the American
progressive/post-metal band Intronaut in 2013, with the release of their dense and atmospheric record Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words with Tones). While their layered soundscapes proved to be challenging to digest, the album turned out to be quite memorable. So when Intronaut’s latest effort, The Direction of Last Things, ended upon my desk, I was happy to take it, yet not prepared for what was to come.. Read all!
In the Name of Rape is a 4-way split with Rapemachine from Germany, Funeralrape from Italy, Clitorape from France and Razorrape from Sweden. The title now makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? With these names in mind, you can obviously expect a lot of goregrind with an overdose of sexual oriented humor, which may or may not lose your appetite.. Read all!
Not even two years have passed since the release of Kampfar’s previous album ‘Djevelmakt’ and now they already come forth with a new release: Profan.
It seems like the band is a nice flow the last years. They are releasing albums and playing an amount of live shows like never before. read all!
Dutch drummer Koen Herfst has built quite up a resume in the past years. You may know him from his work with one of the most renowned DJ’s in the world, Armin van Buuren or from metal bands such as Dew Scented, I Chaos, Epica and After Forever. This year, Herfst was also chosen as BeNeLux’ best drummer by the Dutch magazine Slagwerkkrant. In his apparent busy schedule the musician also found some time to release a debut solo record, called Back to Balance.. Read all!
During their show in September 2015 in the Netherlands at the Incubate festival (see review), we spoke to Ar, the guitar player of Secrets of the Moon and live guitar player for Ruins of Beverast. Read all about the new Secrets album Sun, Lucifer, loss and why metal is only a mirror of mainstream.. Read all!
What is the last place you’d expect a metal head to spend their free Thursday evening at? That’s right: a church. Still, yours truly found herself at the Christuskirche in Bochum to attend the acoustic show of Israeli metal band Orphaned Land and their support acts Stimmgewalt and Molllust from Germany.. Read all!
A few months ago, Powerwolf released their latest album ‘Blessed and Possessed’, and they are celebrating this now with their Wolfsnachte 2015 tour.
October 4th the tour visited Nijmegen and of course we had to come and take a look.
Read about that here
When it comes to music, I’m a sucker for a good story in a record. Combined with the rest of the music, it puts me in this special mood setting in which I can feel the story. One of my favourite records in this is Ayreons “The Human Equation”. When I heard that a theatre show was in the makings, my heart skipped a beat and I knew I needed to attend this.. Read all!