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NUCLEAR WAR NOW! to reissue LOITS’ first two albums on vinyl

Nuclear War Now! Productions sets February 28th, 2020 as the international release date for vinyl LP reissues of LOITS’ first two albums, Ei kahetse midagi (2001) and Vere kutse kohustab (2004). For more than two decades, LOITS has been producing some of the most meticulously crafted and unique black metal. Hailing from the tiny nation of Estonia in northeastern Europe, LOITS draw upon the history of their proud people for inspiration, particularly the Estonian underground guerilla resistance movement—often referred to as “the Forest Brothers”—that struggled against Soviet occupation during and after WWII. With its 2001 debut full-length, Ei kahetse midagi, […]

Album Review: Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell – Very Uncertain Times

Yes, these are very uncertain times indeed, but fortunately we can rely on the good ADMIRAL SIR CLOUDESLEY SHOVELL to blast our brainwaves with greasy, gritty retro-rock on a fairly predictable basis. This is getting to be one of those “never fail” bands and I can’t think of anybody doing the early ’70s proto-metal/blues rock shtick with more authenticity and good humor than the good ADMIRAL. It is tedious to repeat in each successive review of ASCS, but these guys are able to channel the rugged, raw and loud sounds of the early 70’s blues rock scene with amazing fidelity. […]

Seattle Experimental Death/Grind Trio RAT KING to Release Vicious Inhumanity, January 17 on Within The Mind Records

Experimental Death/Grind Trio Rat King will release new album Vicious Inhumanity January 17 on Within The Mind Records. Check out the official video for album track ‘Borratanico’ below. Watch ‘Borrantanico’ (Official Video) HERE Vicious Inhumanity, the follow-up to 2016’s Garbage Island, sees the band moving away from the Experimental Sludge sound of their previous work into a chaotic realm of Death and Grind Experimentation. Vicious Inhumanity will be available on CD, Cassette, and Digital formats. Album Credits:Recorded by Tad Doyle at Witch Ape Studio – Seattle, WA.Mixed and Mastered by Ryan Butler (Exhumed, Landmine Marathon) at Arcane Digital Recording – […]

MOLLY HATCHET Releases Lyric Video For ‘Devil’s Canyon (Live)’, New Live Album Available December 13th in North America

Southern Rock legends MOLLY HATCHET has released a new digital single and lyric video for the track ‘Devil’s Canyon (Live)’ today. The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming live album Battleground. You can watch the lyric video HERE Battleground will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on November 29th, 2019 (USA December 13th) as 2CD DigiPak, 3LP gatefold version, download and stream: Order HERE MOLLY HATCHET Live 2019 – Europe:06.12. DE-Flensburg – Roxy07.12. DE-Lübeck – Werkhof08.12. DE-Hamburg – Downtown Blues Club10.12. DE-Bremen – Meisenfrei11.12. DE-Essen Turock12.12. DE-Siegburg – Kubana13.12. NL-Drachten – Iduna14.12. DE-Bensheim – Rex15.12. DE-Obermarchtal – Kreuz17.12. CH-Pratteln – Z718.12. […]

Album Review: Year Of The Cobra – Ash And Dust

From the beginning of opener ‘The Battle Of White Mountain’, the distortion tone is pretty on point, with riff work that is none too shabby. I can definitely stay that what I wasn’t expecting was a female lead singer, which isn’t usually my cup of tea. Well, if the second track’s opening riff, which carries through the song, isn’t a rip off ‘Forever My Queen’ by PENTAGRAM, I’ll eat my hat. I find myself still down with the vocals of Amy Tung Barrysmith, as she has a pretty soothing voice in my opinion, very reminiscent of Jex Thoth in spaces. […]

CIANIDE set release date for new HELLS HEADBANGERS mini-album

Hells Headbangers announces December 27th as the international release date for CIANIDE’s highly anticipated new mini-album, Unhumanized, on CD, 12″ vinyl, and cassette tape formats. One of the cultest names in American death metal, CIANIDE have stuck to their guns for over 30 years now, patiently building a canon that’s unrivaled in its consistency and trend-free philosophy. Theirs is a Metal of Death that’s simple, straightforward, and effectively primitive: blunt-force trauma informed by Hellhammer and Chicago forebears DeathStrike, but with a sewer-dredging atmosphere all its own. CIANIDE’s rich discography reads like a study in unselfconsciousness: one could say the power-trio […]

Interview: WINTERFYLLETH

After five atmosphere-charged black metal albums – and one acoustic release -, Manchester’s WINTERFYLLETH took to the stage at Bloodstock to celebrate not only the first festival to give the band a headlining show, but the first decade of its existence. The Siege Of Mercia is volatile, enthralling, and triumphant, a true sonic (and visual) representation of a band at its peak. Lord Randall recently sat down to talk to bassist Nick Wallwork about the live set, the band’s most recent studio album, The Hallowing Of Heirdom, and where the quintet are headed from here… THE FATHERS OF ALBIONInterview with […]

NEBULAR CARCOMA to release NEGATIVA’s mini-album on vinyl

Nebular Carcoma sets December 6th as the international release date for NEGATIVA’s cult 01 mini-album on 12″ vinyl format, featuring fully remastered sound and presented on a single-sided LP. NEGATIVA are a prolific and mysterious force hailing from Spain. The entity’s two central figures, multi-instrumentalist DB and vocalist D.R., respectively maintain the well-regarded Délirant (of the Mystískaos cabal) and Atrabilis. Together, as NEGATIVA, do the duo create delirious, tortured, but credibly avant-garde black metal, worming deep within atonality and tension to find bittersweet resolution and maimed ‘n’ malformed melody. Of the band’s prolific clutch of releases, arguably, NEGATIVA’s 01 is […]

Montreal’s Blackened Thrash DIZASTRA To Unleash Debut Album, Elder Sun, On Nov 22

From the bowels of Satan’s lair, DIZASTRA has come. After a long wait, their first full-length album, Elder Sun, is ready to massacre fans on November 22, 2019. Following their 2015 EP Hell’s Gate, Montreal based DIZASTRA summons unholy ferocity in their music merging the sounds of black, thrash and melodic heavy metal to coagulate a distinct sound. During this past summer, these evildoers unleashed the music video for the first single off the album ‘Vae Victus’. An anthem to riding a dragon through Hades, this track combines all the elements of what makes heavy metal what it is. Bringing […]

ALBUM REVIEW: DEATH WOLF – IV: Come The Dark

After leaving behind its obvious MISFITS/SAMHAIN tribute work as DEVILS WHOREHOUSE and rechristening itself DEATH WOLF in 2011, the band got down to the business of – while maybe not entirely turning its back on its initial sound – creating its own persona, which has worked to varying degrees of success over the last three albums. Now, roughly five years after III: Ostergotland, DEATH WOLF leaves behind Century Media, returning Blooddawn Productions to its original home under the Regain Records banner. ‘He Who Hates’ kicks things off, and I do mean kicks, hard-charging and menacing, easily the best opener on […]