CD review HELLRIPPER ‘The Affair of the Poisons’

Hellripper is the brainchild of James McBain, hailing from the Scottish Highlands. The multi-instrumentalist from Aberdeen started Hellripper in 2014 and numerous split releases, singles and EP's brought Hellripper to the attention of Peaceville Records. 'The Affair of the Poisons' is the sophomore album from Hellripper and the first one that comes via Peaceville Record.... Continue Reading →

CD review DETHRONE ‘State of Decay’

There are quite some bands with the moniker Dethrone. This time it is about the Swedish quartet that premiered in 2103 with “Humanity’ and continued with their sinister sounds on ‘Incinerate All’ in 2016. Four years later, the guys unleash a new EP, featuring four songs. The four-piece band from Sweden fuse thrash- and death... Continue Reading →

CD review MOLASSESS ‘Through the Hollow’

One thing right away, Molassess isn't The Devil's Blood 2.0 although involved musicians could lead to a different conclusion. Farida Lemouchi, Ron van Herpen and Oeds Beydals have been all part of The Devil's Blood and searching for comparisons between the bands could be natural thing. However, already the concert at Roadburn 2019 showed the... Continue Reading →

DEATH ANGEL surprise with a new EP

Out of left-field comes a new EP from Death Angel. Today, the California-based thrash metal veterans unveil a new release entitled 'Under Pressure'. Name-giver for the EP is a cover version of the Queen/David Bowie classic 'Under Pressure'. The thrash metal heroes release an excellent interpretation of this highlight in rock, showing that there is... Continue Reading →

CD review BENEDICTION ‘Scriptures’

Pause, break or hiatus, all just words that might describe the status of Death Metal veterans Benediction over the past years. What’s a fact though is, that the band released with ‘Killing Music’ their so far latest studio album in 2008 and now it's time for new stuff. These kind of 'return-' records always feed... Continue Reading →

CD review NECROPHOBIC ‘Dawn of the Damned’

Necrophobic arose from the '90s death metal scene in Stockholm. After having unveiled the debut album 'The Nocturnal Silence' in 1993, the metal command added numerous albums to their track record with 'Mark of the Necrogram' being the lastest one. Two years later the Stockholm-based metal squad has the next longplayer lining up to be... Continue Reading →

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