• 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 […]

  • Interviews
  • The magic of Midgardsblot: interview with organiser Runa Luna

    As an e-zine crew we have become professional festival attendees. Everyone has their favourite: from Party San to Wacken Open Air, but what we encountered in Horten, Norway last year during the Midgardsblot festival, was quite a different and extraordinary experience altogether. Organiser Runa Luna calls it ‘the magic of Midgardsblot’, but what is this […]

  • CD review 2016
  • Be’lakor – Vessels

    Summer 2012, an afternoon in August. Upon wandering around between better known bands, I heard the last three songs of by then to me unknown Be’lakor. Amidst the Summerbreezian fields tortured by a blazing sun, I was captured and gripped by their mix of progressive yet groovy death metal. Tempo shifts, guitar solos, melodies: everything […]

  • Preview
  • Preview: Prophecy Fest 2016

    It doesn’t get more underground than…well…a cavern, really. How befitting that the exciting and rather new (this is the second edition) Prophecy Fest should take place in the “Balver Höhle”. A cave where, (according to legend) the mystical and malicious blacksmith Wieland had his forge. With a very wide yet critically selected range in music […]

  • Festival Reports 2016
  • Report: Fortarock 2016

    FortaRock has become a must go-to festival for many Dutch metal and rock fans, as the festival always manages to get varied line-up, which features classic bands such as Megadeth and Disturbed, the trending, such as Babymetal and Gojira, the young such as EVRA and Avatar and the dark ones, like Dark Funeral and Abbath. […]

  • CD review 2016
  • Lacuna Coil – Delirium

    Lacuna Coil has always been a band on the move, trying to find new directions in their music. Before releasing their latest album, Delirium, they were forced to, by some band membera leaving the band. Of the original line-up, Cristina Scabbia, Andrea Ferro and bassist Marco Coti Zelati remain.. Read all!