Through the years I sometimes lost track of this band. Especially Relentless Reckless Forever and Halo Of Blood just couldn’t get me excited for some reason; but now with the release of I Worship Chaos they totally have me back again. The album had to grow a bit on me, but now after endless spins, I fell in love with it. Read why!
Horna are back from the abyss, and have unleashed another piece of grim black metal with their newest album Hengen Tulet. Since their foundation 20 years ago, the band around mastermind Shatraug have captured the essence of the early nineties Scandinavian black metal throughout their extensive discography. Let’s see what chapter Hengen Tulet adds to this.. Read all!
The Norwegian black metal formation Tsjuder have a new album out, called Antiliv. Treat yourself to a trademark effort from this band: a hellish assault with a rhythmic edge that will get your head bobbing in instant. Antiliv is exactly the kind of album you need while the days are getting shorter.. Read all!
Swedens most famous occult rock band Ghost are back with their third offering Meliora. The band has ‘departed’ with former front man Papa Emeritus II, who is succeeded by his three month younger brother Papa Emeritus III, or, as we like the refer to him in the Netherlands: Sinterklaas (Google is your friend).. Read all!
Myrkur has attracted a lot of attention after her initial self titled killer EP. Her debut album, simply called ‘M’, is due on August 21st. Will she deliver to the standards and expectations the hype around her has formed? Two answers: (1) yes, and (2) yes – here is why.. Read all!
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!
Nothing tastes better than sweet revenge and the Canadian death/black metal outfit Revenge prove that with their upcoming effort Behold.Total.Rejection.
When you think of misantrophic black metal, a band hailing from Canada doesn’t spring to mind right away. Yet this group is perhaps able to outdo most of the extreme metal acts out there. How do they do this you ask? By being uncomprosising, both in music and lyrics.
Therefore we are glad to present to you the Revenge song premiere of ‘Silent Enemy‘ of that upcoming record. So buckle up and be prepared for a true assault on the ears, brought to you by the sharp vocals of Vermin, the hellish blast beats of J.Read and the infero of raw riffing! This is what ultimate revenge sounds like.
Autumn may be upon us, but some of refuse to accept the downward spiral of the suns’ rythm. Set in the deep and darkened forests of Oisterwijk (near Tilburg, NL) a special three day festival of black metal of various forms was organized, as part of the larger Incubate 2015 festival. The venue is called ‘The Natuurtheater’ which is a fitting setting for a black & death metal evening in nature. This may well be the last spasm of the open air plays of this year, but hell, a spasm with a kick!.. Read all!
Photo: Jarle Hovda Moe www.jarlehm.com
I don’t think there’s one metalhead, worldwide, who doesn’t regard Norway as one of the metal capitals worldwide. Much of the extreme musics’ history, owes a major debt to the Norwegian scene, that during the years has produced a really big pile of now world-famous names. It’s not a metal history lesson, so I won’t repeat what hundreds of sources wrote before, I’ll just say that it’s obligatory that Norway would at least have one good extreme festival in it.
So guess what? It doesn’t have only one. It has a buckload of ’em, from Inferno festival, through the now deceased Hole In The Sky, to Blastfest , to the recent Midgardsblot fest and, of course, Beyond The Gates. Read about that last one here!
In an otherwise peaceful and rather quiet part in the upper North Western reaches of the Netherlands, a killer line-up indoor festival was held on Saturday the 12th of September. With a billing consisting of Impaled Nazarene, Thulcandra, Saille and some local talent, Dystopia, Doghouse Gallows and Ancient Monstrosity, most extreme tastes were covered. Besides that, Mother did the cooking! .. Read all!