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BESVÄRJELSEN release video for ‘The Cardinal Ride’

BESVÄRJELSEN have won the prestigious Swedish Manifestgalan Award for Metal Album Of The Year for their sophomore full-length Atlas, which was released on May 27, 2022. Congratulations from everybody at Magnetic Eye Records! Manifestgalan (“The Manifest Gala”) is Sweden’s only independent music event where prizes are awarded for works created in the past year. The gala is organised by the Swedish Independent Music Producers and partners, and it has been held annually since 2003. BESVÄRJELSEN comment: “We put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears but also fun into creating Atlas, so getting our labour of love recognised as the […]

Album Review: Caustic Casanova – Glass Enclosed Nerve Center

CAUSTIC CASANOVA’s decision to augment the long-standing trio by adding Jake Kimberly on guitars bears fruit from the start, opener ‘Anubis Rex’ robust and invigorating/-ed, kicking off with some hybrid of spaghetti western, cock rock and surf, a dual-string attack clearly suiting the band. Add to this the trident-pronged vocals, and the D.C. act arsenal’s chock-full o’ ingredients that should guarantee success. But can they put their tools to good use over the course of Glass Enclosed Nerve Center without wandering in the process? If ‘Lodestar’ is any indication, yes, and since the band’s always had rather an “everything up […]

BESVÄRJELSEN release and stream new album Atlas

Swedish forest rockers BESVÄRJELSEN have released their sophomore full-length, Atlas. BESVÄRJELSEN have previously released a three-part ‘The Making Of Atlas‘:Part I Part II Part III Order at THIS LOCATION BESVÄRJELSEN comment: “We celebrate the release of Atlas!”, singer Lea Amling Alazam enthuses. “We would like to use this opportunity to give very big thanks to everyone who helped make this beautiful piece of music come together. We also send huge thanks to our label Magnetic Eye Records and its manager Jadd as well as to Studio Gröndahl and Karl Daniel Lidén for the great sound. And last but never least, […]

Album Review: Nopes – Djork

Listening to Djork is like getting bitchslapped by that chick with a nose ring and shaved scalp that’s still kind of hot anyway. It’ll wake you up in a hurry, but confuse you at the same time. NOPES are described as a punk rock band from Oakland, CA, but I think there’s a bit more to them than that simple description. Punk is there for sure, but also tones of that screechy, skronky noise rock of the early ’90s, and even a dose of weirdness reminiscent of early VOIVOD. It’s loose, super raw, abrasive and sloppy, kind of like MC5 […]

ZAKK SABBATH’s Black Sabbath tribute album, Vertigo, enters charts

Vertigo, the Black Sabbath tribute album by ZAKK SABBATH featuring legendary guitarist & vocalist Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE), bassist Blasko (OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE), and drummer Joey Castillo (DANZIG, QUEEN OF THE STONE AGE) has entered charts around the globe in the first week after its release on September 4th. Magnetic Eye Records congratulate ZAKK SABBATH for this well deserved sucess from the bottom of their hearts! Jadd Shickler comments: “When the guys from ZAKK SABBATH came to us with the idea to commemorate Black Sabbath’s 50th anniversary by re-creating the first album from start to finish […]

HOWLING GIANT premiere ‘Rooster’ from Dirt [Redux]

HOWLING GIANT have released a cover of the classic ALICE IN CHAINS track ‘Rooster’, which is featured on the forthcoming MER Redux series installment Dirt [Redux]. More information about this record can be found below. This premiere has been first published by the official partner media THE Obelisk (US) and German ROCK HARD magazine, which can still be accessed HERE HOWLING GIANT comment on the track: “To be honest, getting ‘Rooster’ was a bit intimidating as it’s one of their most popular songs”, says drummer and vocalist Zach Wheeler. “We wanted to pay tribute to ALICE IN CHAINS as much […]