‘As above, so below’ – an oft heard lyrical expression within metal, originating from the Hermetiscism. Something that has led me to scratch my head many times over. While contemplating Terra Damnata, the new full-length of Nightbringer, I found my personal (engineers’) perspective on this: we build the world as we see (f)it, and the […]
Norwegian black metal band Mayhem needs no introduction. The band’s tumultuous past involves church burnings, suicide and murder, but also a discography featuring albums that are now seen as one of the cornerstones of the black metal genre. Thus, when Mayhem set out on their Mysteriis Dom Sathanas tour, performing this cult record in its […]
It’s been a while since we set foot in the venue Atak, in the town of Enschede, but what better opportunity then to watch Finnish vocalist Tarja Turunen and her March leg of the Shadow Shows Tour? She changed the support acts and brought along Skinflint and My Own Ghost.. Read all!
Obituary is one of the best-selling death metal bands of all time and therefore hardly needs an introduction. Their debut album Slowly We Rot (1989) and Cause of Death (1990) are among the most praised death metal albums due to their unique heavy sound and manic guitar solos. Also their live performance kick ass thus […]
A while back, American-made Agalloch disbanded and left thousands of fans with a nice little heartache. The band that unleashed some of the best albums out there, has died out like embers. John Haughm, alongside Trevor Matthews (of Uada) and Stephen Parker went on to form Pillorian, which is the culmination of the past few […]
March 4th, 2017 Polly Maggoo – Tilburg (NL) Season Of Mist By Laetitia After having received an invite to come and listen to the upcoming Carach Angren record, called Dance and Laugh Amongst The Rotten (release date June 16th) yours truly made her way to the Dutch town of Tilburg, where the venue 013 also […]
Dutch experimental black metal formation Dodecahedron (inspired by Mayhem’s Ordo Ad Chao and French metallers Deathspell Omega) are about to release their antagonizing sophomore record upon a metal scene that is unaware of Armageddon that is heading their way. Where the self titled debut was a hint of the band’s technical prowess and explorations beyond […]
I followed Fjoergyn from their first release ‘Ernte Im Herbst’ until their third full length ‘Jahreszeiten’. All three of those albums proudly stand in my album collection at home, and I listened an insane amount of time to all of them. I fell in love with their rough (avant-garde) black metal combined with a dreamy […]
And so it began, again… Off we headed to see perhaps one of the stranger combinations of darkness lined up to play at the Iduna in Drachten (NL): Gorgoroth, Melechesh, Earth Rot and INCITE.. Read all!
Ande is a Belgian one man black metal project by Jimmy Christiaens. This January, he released his second album, titled “Het Gebeente”, which is Dutch and roughly translates to “The Bones”. The album art by Luciana Nedelea is pretty cool and deserves to be mentioned. Although no black metal artist likes to hear it, the […]