• CD review 2017
  • Black Messiah – Walls Of Vanaheim

    With a career starting in the early nineties, German folk/pagan metal band Black Messiah can be seen as a part of one of the ‘older generation’ the genre. Any fan of the genre probably knows at least the live ‘hit’ songs ‘Irminsul‘ and ‘Sauflied‘. The band’s masterpiece however, is the record First War Of The […]

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  • Preview: Party San Open Air 2017

    There are but a few topics in the Metal scene which are accepted as consensus by everyone. One of those agreed-upon topics, is Party San (or Party San Metal Open Air, or PSOA for short). A festival that began as a small, underground event in the heart of Thüringen, Germany and as of 2017, grew […]

  • CD review 2017
  • Keitzer – Ascension

    Label: Give Praise Records Releasedate: 31 March 2017 By Wouter H. Keitzer is a deathgrind band from Germany spewing blastbeats and lyrics about world downfall since the end of the previous millenium. Ascension is their sixth full-length which was previously available on cd but soon on vinyl as well by Give Praise Records. Vinyl is […]

  • Festival Reports 2016
  • De Mortem et Diabolum 2016

    While others may already have been gearing themselves up for Christmas, we celebrated one last weekend of demonic darkness at De Mortem et Diabolum, a two-day indoor black metal manifestation at the Postbahnhof Club in Berlin. This festival concluded what has been a year of some intense head-banging-while-reporting for yours truly, unfortunately with a slight […]

  • CD review 2016
  • Bethlehem – Bethlehem

    With their early work, German dark/black metallers Bethlehem left a mark on the underground (suicidal) scene. Especially the record S.U.I.Z.I.D. is to date hailed as an utterly deranged and depressive record. Over the years, the band, or core member Jürgen Bartsch, experimented with electronica and so on. With this 8th release, also signalling the band’s […]

  • CD review 2016
  • Waldgeflüster – Ruinen

    With three full-length albums already under their belt, Waldgeflüster could certainly be considered one of the more established bands in this imaginary genre, and this brand of tree-worshipping, raw-throated music is, generally speaking, my jam. Yet oddly, when I was asked to review the band’s fourth release, Ruinen, I discovered that of all the myriad […]