CD review ENTOMBED ‘Clandestine – Live’

(8/10) Swedish Music Hall of Famers Entombed debuted in 1990 with the frame-smashing 'Left Hand Path' record and became the spearhead of Swedish Death Metal. The sophomore album 'Clandestine' strengthened their position and both longplayers became a solid rock in the fields of Extreme Metal. 'Clandestine' was originally released in 1991 and the idea to... Continue Reading →

CD review STORMHAMMER ‘Seven Seals’

(7/10) 'Seven Seals' is Stormhammer's 7th album and it comes with 11 songs. That's the numbers part and now let's have a look into the musical offer. 'Seven Seal' is thematically built on the myth of the Sri-Padmanabhaswamy temple in India and the unopened chamber that's protected by seals. This is the lyrical concept and... Continue Reading →

CD review WAR CURSE ‘Eradication’

(8/10) War Curse, hailing from Ohio, is a rather new band. The guys founded the band in 2013 and already two years later the debut 'Final Days' was shipped to the record stores. This first sign of life draw the attention of Svart Records and after having inked a deal with the label the five-piece... Continue Reading →

CD review DUEL ‘Valley of Shadows’

(7/10) Texas doom rockers Duel are back with a new album entitled 'Valley of Shadows'. Duel is hailing from Austin, Texas and their music is deeply rooted in '70s Rock and Metal. Although the album has a certain retro-vibe things still sound modern and dynamic. There isn't a dull moment on this album, just Duel... Continue Reading →

CD review LICE ‘Woe Betide You’

(7/10) Avantgarde metaller Lice is a mystic player in the fields of metal. Not that much is known about the band that consists of Shining's Nikolas Kvarforth and J of Spanish Teitanblood. The third band member is Kirill Krowli, responsible for guitar, bass and effects. 'Woe Betide You' is the current output of this trio... Continue Reading →

CD review EMILS BULLS ‘Mixtape’

(7/10) In times of Spotify, Deezer and others mixtapes lost it's fascination or better, were replaced by anonymous playlists. Actually you don't even get tapes anymore the way it was in the 80's when cassettes were the only way to capture music yourself. Mixtapes featured the essence of music you liked and/or were a cheap... Continue Reading →

CD review HARDLINE ‘Life’

(8/10) The 1992 album 'Double Eclipse' was a great start for Hardline, initiated by the Gioeli brothers. Unfortunately the great start wasn't followed by a great continuation. It took ten years and some line-up changes before the second album 'II' saw the light of day. Since then the band releases longplayers on a more regular... Continue Reading →

CD review EMERALD ‘Restless Souls’

(8/10) Swiss Heavy Metal isn’t a new player in the fields of Metal music. The band started their endeavor on the late 90’s of the last century and premiered in 1999 with ‘Rebels of Our Time’. Since then the quintet is a constant bringer of music with a new album nearly every third year. Although... Continue Reading →

New bands announced for NORD Open Air in Essen

Nord Open Air in Essen celebrates this year its 10th anniversary. The dates are with July 26th and 27th fixed and also the line-up for the two days gets more and more concrete. With Madball and The Adicts two new acts have been announced. The line-up so far: The AdictsSodomMotor JesusMadballThe OtherGrand MagusSlapshotUndertowGruesomeDeserted Fear Destroy... Continue Reading →

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