CD review SKULL PIT ‘Skull Pit’

(8/10) Skull Pit is a great example of what can be achieved with a global approach. In this specific case, it's a collaboration of two musicians that identified a common passion for bands like Motörhead. The two guys we're talking about is Mem V. Stein (Exumer) and Tatsu Mikami (Church Of Misery). The two guys... Continue Reading →

CD review SINBREED ‘IV’

(7/10) German melodic metal outfit Sinbreed went through some changes over the last years. Two new members are on board and  a switch of labels took place also. The 2016 album ‘Master Creator’ has been released by AFM Records and it’s the new album being Sinbreed's premier for Massacre Records. Regarding the line-up, too important positions... Continue Reading →

VENOM announces new album

Black metal pioneers Venom announces a new album entitled 'Storm the Gates'. The release date for Venom's 15th longplayer is December 14th and the record comes via Spinefarm. Stay tuned for more.

GOTTHARD announces ‘Defrosted 2’

21 years after having released 'Defrosted', Swiss hardrockers Gotthard announce a new a next unplugged compilation, entitled 'Defrosted 2'.  The album was recorded during the 'Defrosted Tour' earlier this year and features 24 songs, spread out over two CD's and here is the track-listing. Track-listing: CD 1: 01. Miss Me 02. Out On My Own... Continue Reading →

CD review BURNING WITCHES ‘Hexenhammer’

(8/10) Swiss-based metal hopefuls Burning Witches debuted in May last year with a self-titled album. The release received great feedback from fans was critically acclaimed too.  With this positive response in mind, the five girls from Switzerland started to work on the sophomore release. 'Hexenhammer' is the name of this new metal strike, being Burning Witches'... Continue Reading →

IVAR BJØRNSON & EINAR SELVIK announces shows for Europe

After the success of their previous collaboration "Skuggsjá"; Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) and Einar Selvik (Wardruna) followed up with an imposing new piece entitled "Hugsjá". By weaving together indigenous and contemporary thoughts, sounds and instruments, they are inviting you on a vivid journey - exploring the distant history and traditions. Now Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik... Continue Reading →

SOEN announces details of ‘Lotus’

Soen will release their next studio album on February 1st, 2019 via Silver Lining. 'Lotus' will include nine new songs, produced by David Castillo and Iñaki Marconi at Ghostward Studios and Studio 6. It's the first studio album with Canadian guitarist Cody Ford. Stay tuned for more.

CD review HANK VON HELL ‘Egomania’

(9/10) 'Egomania' ends eight years of waiting, with fans of the singer desperately looking forward to some new material and songs. It seems like the wishes have been heard by the legendary frontman of Turbonegro. Hank Von Hell is back with a new album entitled 'Egomania'. This album comes out of leftfield and is a very... Continue Reading →

WHITECHAPEL reveals details for new album

On March 29th, WHITECHAPEL will release their 7th full-length, 'The Valley', via Metal Blade Records. Produced once again by Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder) and featuring artwork by Branca Studio, 'The Valley' is a reference to the part of Hardin Valley (west of Knoxville, Tennessee) where vocalist Phil Bozeman grew up. Set... Continue Reading →

CD review CANCER ‘Shadow Gripped’

(9/10) Death metal veterans Cancer announced a while ago a new record that will hit the shelves on November 2nd. It's the three original band members John Walker, Ian Buchanan and Carl Stokes that reunited and recorded an album with a true oldschool spirit.  The band had a peak in the 80's and 90's, a... Continue Reading →

Tom G. Warrior returns to ROADBURN to perform CELTIC FROST/TRIPTYKON Requiem in full

Triptykon will return to Roadburn Festival in 2019 to perform the complete Celtic Frost/ Triptykon three part Requiem, complete with orchestral accompaniment.  Having previously performed at the festival in 2010 and 2014 with Triptykon, and taken on curatorship duties for the former (selecting bands such as Sarke and Thorr's Hammer to perform); it's our pleasure to welcome... Continue Reading →

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