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Iron Bonehead Productions

Album Review: Front – Antichrist Militia

After four years and doubling its lineup in size, Finland’s FRONT return with MCD, Antichrist Militia. Still on the Iron Bonehead imprint, still peddling its brand of war-tinged blackthrash, a bit of death sprinkled here and there for taste, Missile shriek string histrionics and an instantly catchy riff & rhythm riot advance onto the battlefield, the title track literally spilling over with bloody ideas come to fruition, riffs imprinting on your memory at first listen, and would’ve stood just fine as an opener without the seemingly obligatory and needless intro, ‘Doom Cult Legion’. After the blatant MOTORHEAD homage ‘Iron Front’, […]

Germany’s HORN set release date for new IRON BONEHEAD album, reveal new video

Iron Bonehead Productions sets May 15th as the international release date for the highly anticipated eighth album of Germany’s HORN, Mohngang, on CD and vinyl LP formats. Since 2017, with the release of the album Turm am Gang and then the Retrograd mini-album a year later, HORN have aligned forces with Iron Bonehead, resulting in a refreshed taste of German steel. The Horn saga began in 2002, and throughout those many years, mainman Nerrath has been steadily perfecting a classicist, almost-medieval style of black metal bound to pagan roots. Staunchly solitary to the present day, the initial drive behind HORN […]

Album Review: Beast Of Revelation – The Ancient Ritual Of Death

There’s some high-powered veteran offense on display in BEAST OF REVELATION. Vocals and bass are delivered by no less than John McEntee of INCANTATION and FUNERUS fame, a man who’s had his gnarly finger on the pulse of rotten death metal for about three decades now. That’s a major component right there. Adding drumbeats to the BEAST is Bob Bagchus once of ASPHYX, now a part of INFIDEL REICH, HELLEHOND and more…another solid veteran. The agonizing guitars come from A.J. Drenth from the bands TEMPLE and THRONE. I’m not too familiar with them, but I’m guessing they don’t play pop […]

Album Review: Kawir – Adrasteia

No band symbolizes the essence of ancient Greece more than KAWIR. They never fail to evoke the timeless spirit of the old Greek gods and myths with their music, and Adrasteia is no exception. While I can’t say this is my favorite KAWIR album – that would be Father Sun, Mother Moon -, I can say that it has every attribute that makes these guys such a mesmerizing listening experience. Just six tracks here, but all are well developed. The opener ‘Tydeus’ is a bit of a slower burner, starting with a lot of chanting and a moderate pace before […]

Album Review: Blot & Blod – Ormekongens Argelist

The three-piece, black metal band BLOT & BOD bring a raw, energetic, primal but all too-familiar sound to their sophomore release, Ormekongens Argelist. This album does very little to waste your time, clocking just under thirty minutes, and I intend to do the same. First and foremost, this album is a raw black metal assault filled with tremolo picking, blast beats, and witchy vocals all wrapped up in a lo-fi package that will make any Yule celebration kvlt and trve. Now, with that out of the way, what sets this album apart from the countless others like it? Sadly, not […]

KAWIR set release date for new IRON BONEHEAD album, reveal first track

Today, Iron Bonehead Productions sets January 10th, 2020 as the international release date for KAWIR’s highly anticipated eighth album, Adrasteia, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats. For over 25 years now, KAWIR have been one of the unsung pillars of the classic Greek black metal sound. While the names Rotting Christ, Varathron, and Necromantia are incredibly important to that style’s foundation, it was Kawir who kept the faith during the ’90s and into the new millennium. In 1994, the then-young band released two pivotal 7″s, Eumenides and a split with Japan’s Sigh – on the pivotal Cacophonous Records, […]

REIGN IN BLOOD set release date for comeback album on IRON BONEHEAD, reveal first track

Today, Iron Bonehead Productions sets August 16th as the international release date for REIGN IN BLOOD’s long-awaited comeback album, Missa Pro Defunctis, on CD and vinyl LP format. Staunchly German, REIGN IN BLOOD formed in Saxony in the dark days of 2004. Largely steered by founding vocalist/guitarist Demon Raise and drummer Athanasius, the band soon assaulted the black metal underground with a demo, a split, and an EP, all between 2006-2007. Then, in 2009, came REIGN IN BLOOD’s cult debut album, Diabolical Katharsis, and they then seemingly receded into the shadows, as violently as they originally burst forth from them. […]

SCYTHE LORE set release date for IRON BONEHEAD debut EP, reveal first track

Iron Bonehead Productions sets June 21st as the international release date for SCYTHE LORE’s striking debut EP, Through The Mausoleums Of Man, on CD and 12″ vinyl formats. Hailing from Germany, SCYTHE LORE are a death metal band in all its aspects, in every definition. Not for nothing is this power-trio named SCYTHE LORE: this beast is being hurled into the world with both stealth and mystery. Its first manifestation of dread, darkness, and doom suitably bears the title Through The Mausoleums Of Man. As that title suggests, the six-track/20-minute record is a journey which details man’s interactions with death […]