Thomas has been writing for various magazines and webzines since 1998, always eager to share his love or hate of extreme bands, and always managing to get kicked out of his bands before they recorded their first album. Can be spotted near mixing tables in small clubs, most certainly with a beer at hand and a big smile on his face...
Is this how a black sun looks after you have eaten too many mushrooms? Is that an inverted cross in the band’s logo? Is this martial ambient music meets black metal? This new band, created in Belgium by musicians from various musical backgrounds (hardcore, post-black, non-metal), release an album that’s at the crossroads … Read More
Digitally available since last summer, ‘Sacrifice’ is now getting released in proper physical formats, with LP, CD and tape editions getting out there. Five years after having created the band, and without any official demo under their bullet-belt, this Gothenburg trio recorded a straight-up full-length, and managed to do a … Read More
Haxxan is yet another of these bands that seemingly come out of the blue, and release their first full-length without even a demo. With cool artwork made by Maxime Taccardi, it’s pretty easy to know this trip to the Loch Ness will not be a sunny one; only that we’re … Read More
By the time you read these lines, Vader’s 13th album, ‘The Empire’ will be available in stores. ‘Iron Times’ is the amuse-bouche for the album, with a basic but proven solution: two tracks from the upcoming album, and two covers. The two new tracks show a rather usual and straight-forward Vader, maybe … Read More
Having played together in Funebrarum, these ghouls (Matt, Alex and Shawn) decided to continue playing extreme metal and founded Ruinous, whose ‘Graves Of Ceaseless Death’ is the first album. Despite their CV, which also includes Goreaphobia and Incantation, Ruinous isn’t one of those murky DM bands. A ton of influences … Read More
Not much is known about this band, except that this is yet another group involving Gionata Potenti, the Italian drummer who has already recorded with about 40 different extreme bands (seriously!). Liber Null is promoted as being in the vein or Marduk and Watain, and while there are indeed a dose … Read More
Principality Of Hell is a side-project of Thou Art Lord; its members are or have been in a good half of the key Greek extreme bands (Necromantia, Rotting Christ to name a few…) and they only have one single purpose: pay homage to the early ’80s extreme bands.
With ten of … Read More
It’s been more than 20 years since the latest studio offering from the veteran Aussie thrash band, and it’s amazing to hear that despite being a ripe 55, Peter Hobbs is still unleashing the fury. Backed by the rhythm section of the Italian band Violentor, and with Simon Wizen (Ondskapt, … Read More
Also known as KSMKRTR, this band aren’t very forthcoming when it comes to sharing info about their identity. We know they’re a quintet from Belgium, founded in 2013, and have the same stylist as MGLA. So let’s concentrate on music: their 2014 demo ‘To The Svmmit’ got repressed by Ván and … Read More
Seeing the band’s name and the label releasing the album, you could expect some total Incantation-worship here, but you’d be wrong! Blood Incantation are indeed a death metal band, but they bear no similarity with their semi-nameskae, opting for that on-trend ‘atmospheric’ death metal.
For their first full-length, Blood Incantation manages to … Read More
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