Iron Fist Magazine

John’s Posts:

INTO BATTLE: SEVEN SISTERS

London’s SEVEN SISTERS have been kicking around since 2014, steadily building a fanbase and receiving no small share of critical acclaim for their high-energy, NWOBHM-inspired heavy metal. After extensive gigging both in the UK and across Europe, the band have finally released their much anticipated eponymous debut album on High … Read More

SEVEN SISTERS – SEVEN SISTERS

Underground heavy metal trends ebb and flow as regularly as the waters of the Thames. One minute, your local gig is packed wall to wall with identikit war goats in Blasphemy back patches, the next minute they’ve grown dreadlocks over night and formed bands with “bong”, “wizard’ or both in … Read More

TWILIGHT FORCE – HEROES OF MIGHTY MAGIC

Modern heavy metal suffers from a serious case of taking itself too seriously. Music, like all art and culture, is reflexive to the wider world. In the 1980s, a generally positive Western world lost its collective shit to Madonna and Cyndie Lauper, while the ’90s brought Cocaine and Britpop to … Read More

MGLA – ‘Exercises In Futility’

Exploding out of the Polish scene and into the wider underground consciousness with 2012’s ‘With Heart’s Toward’s None’, MGLA rapidly found themselves at the forefront of a new wave of aggressive, muscular black metal that has reinvigorated extreme metal in recent years. The problem with a band creating … Read More

INTO BATTLE: CRYPT LURKER

Something has been stirring in the waters of the Mersey over the last few years. The Old Ones have clearly awoken in the Liverpool Scene with the likes of Black Magician and Conan exporting excellent Northern darkness to the rest of the country. Joining them is Crypt Lurker, an extremely … Read More

INTO BATTLE: CRAVEN IDOL

For anyone involved in the underground scene, especially in London, Craven Idol have been impossible to miss. Over the last few years, they’ve been a consistent presence on the live circuit, delivering primitive, atmospheric death thrash. There’s been a marked increase in the quality of their performance over the last … Read More

INTO BATTLE: ANTINOMIAN

From the dark heart of England’s Midlands comes Antinomian, a sinister and mysterious orthodox black metal cult. Born from the sacrificial fires of the now defunct underground band Subvertio Deus, the Antinomian sound is at once reminiscent of Deathspell Omega, Svartidaudi and Malign, while at the same time presenting a … Read More

INTO BATTLE: HUNDRED

From the mean streets of West London come Hundred, a band with a passion for balls out NWOBHM and a love of the old gods. With a style influenced by Iron Maiden, Manilla Road Mercyful Fate and Bathory, Hundred are right up Iron Fist’s street. While they might still be … Read More