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HAD announces debut Mini-Album release

Me Saco Un Ojo Ojo Records sets September 1st as the international release date for HAD’s striking debut mini-album on 12″ vinyl format. Dark Descent Records will be handling the CD version, while Extremely Rotten Productions will handle the tape version. HAD are a mysterious new entity hailing from Copenhagen, with members coming from such bands as Sulphurous and Deiquisitor. Their moniker translates to “Hate” in English, and like much of Denmark’s thriving death metal scene nowadays, HAD possess a potency that’s startling to behold. Fitting for their mysterious means, HAD’s debut recording bears no title. Nevertheless, across four songs […]

Album Review: Bedsore – Hypnagogic Hallucinations

Lovers of both oddball death metal and weird psychedelia might find something to catch their interest here. BEDSORE is an Italian bunch who sure don’t follow in any of the rigid death metal tropes. They aren’t the usual Swedish DM knockoff or the typical slamming deathfest or any of the “cavernous” INCANTATION-inspired stuff. They aren’t “normal” in any way, shape or form, and that’s a big advantage in these days when most bands are slavishly obedient to preset “rules”. Psychedelic and prog rock play big parts in BEDSORE’s make-up. Italy used to be known for a lot of weird horror-prog […]

MY SILENT WAKE announces new album, Damnum Per Saeculorum

MY SILENT WAKE have always been different from the rest and stood apart from their peers. Their music is unconstrained by expectations, blissfully unaware of the rules that govern the genres they wander through; the only limits upon their sombre sound being their own far reaching imaginations. Nestling amongst their canon of heart wrenching doom lie albums of unexpected experimentation and exploration, albums that embrace acoustic and ambient textures, that paint in different hues and dream in different colours. Damnum Per Saeculorum is MY SILENT WAKE’s eleventh full length album and the fourth which walks a different path. All the […]

Ramallah Release Video For ‘Dead Boys and Dead Girls Anthem’ Ahead of CD/LP Release

RAMALLAH will officially release Last Gasp Of Street Rock N’ Roll on CD/LP via State Line Records this Friday, but you can check out the brand new video for single ‘Dead Boys And Dead Girls Anthem’ now! Watch/Post ‘Dead Boys And Dead Girls Anthem’ Video HERE The video for ‘Dead Boys And Dead Girls Anthem’ was made by the band while under quarantine using live footage provided by hate5six, stop time photography by Jeremy Saffer, and You Are Not Alone photos to show solidarity. RAMALLAH – from nowhere – was founded in 2003 as a solo project departure by “White […]

Album Review: Onslaught – Generation Antichrist

ONSLAUGHT soldiers on, and you have to admire them for that. They recently lost long-time vocalist Sy Keeler, but barely missed a step, coming up with new man Dave Garnett. They also resolutely continue playing high speed thrash metal in ’80s style. Why, then, does Generation Antichrist come across as so generic? The sound of the album is that of a million and one other modern thrash albums. ONSLAUGHT’s ancient debut Power From Hell was crudely produced and murky, but still remains their most memorable opus, but Generation Antichrist seems to have come off a thrash metal assembly line. I […]

German sludge/doom band EREMIT’s album streaming in full

EREMIT’s Desert Of Ghouls EP is now streaming online in its entirety, and can be checked out HERE. We especially recommend this EP for metal fans who like their doom to be laced with terrific riffage, and an eternal atmosphere of its own. German sludge/doom metal band EREMIT released a groundbreaking debut in Carrier Of Weight, which was widely regarded as some of the heaviest sludge/doom music recorded and despite the length of the songs, riveted listeners from all over. Retaining the same mind-numbingly heavy sound, EREMIT trudge forward with brand new material that’s even tighter and catchier than before. […]

VISCERAL VIOLATION sign to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions; Carnival Cannibal set for release on August 14

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have signed Maryland’s hate-filled Death Metal destroyers VISCERAL VIOLATION. The new album Carnival Cannibal is up now for pre-order and will be released August 14th on CD and Digital formats. Hailing from Maryland, VISCERAL VIOLATION unleash old school, hate-filled Death Metal packed with heaps of brutality, endless debauchery and loads of gore. Carnival Cannibal showcases eight blistering tracks of destruction that is the perfect soundtrack to accompany an apocalyptic, cannibalistic killing spree. For fans of Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Genocide Pact, Hate, Hate Eternal, Incantation, Pessimist, Vader and Vital Remains. Stream album track ‘Taste Of Flesh’ […]

Texas Melodic Death-Doom Unit HINAYANA to Release Death Of The Cosmic EP

Austin, Texas-based melodic death-doom metal unit HINAYANA have been turning heads in the metal scene since their formation in 2014, starting out as a one-man band spearheaded by frontman Casey Hurd. Now, after releasing their crushing 2018 full-length Order Divine and subsequently securing the attention of Napalm Records, HINAYANA are poised to release their next musical offering – the crushing Death Of The Cosmic EP – set for release on August 28, 2020. Today, HINAYANA are introducing their new and improved sound to the world via the charging, melancholy crusher ‘Cold Conception’, featuring trailblazing late Tengger Cavalry frontman and multi-instrumentalist […]

FEUERSCHWANZ – Release Official Music Video For ‘Meister Der Minne’

German medieval rock masters FEUERSCHWANZ have released the official music video for their song ‘Meister der Minne’. The song comes off their brand new album Das Elfte Gebot which was released on June 26 and landed #3 of the official German album charts. Commented the band: “As a thank you for your incredible support we present to you yet another music video. If Iron Maiden and A Knight’s Tale as well as Bon Jovi and Robin Hood: Men In Tights each had a child and those two would beget an heir during a hot and sticky night on the highest […]

Album Review: Ulthar – Providence

ULTHAR proves their 2018 debut Cosmovore was no fluke or one-and-done episode. They return to the fray with Providence (the hometown of H. P. Lovecraft…coincidence?) and they are back to mangle minds and reap souls with a whirlwind of fierce and technical death metal. There’s very little primitive gloom here. This is the fast and nasty side of the beast, touching on such primal sources as MORBID ANGEL, PESTILENCE, IMMOLATION and lesser known entities like ANATA and MERCYLESS. There’s also a touch of blackness to the affair, especially in the ripped throat vocals. Highlights are many, but I would bring […]