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 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 →

CD review FINNTROLL ‘Vredesvärd’

The Metal trolls are back and different to the internet trolls these ones are very welcome. It’s Finntroll that launch their next longplayer in September, a next chapter of a story, Somnium and Katla probably didn’t have in mind when founding the band in a rehearsal room back in 1997. Deviating from traditional Black Metal,... Continue Reading →

CD review UADA ‘Djinn’

Slowly but steady, UADA's fansbase is growing, mainly due to great musical craftsmanship that's so far reflected on two longplayers. UADA was funded in 2014 and debuted two years later with 'Devoid of Light'. 'Cult of a Dying Sun' was the next strike from the Portland-based quartet and sticking to a 'every second year' release... Continue Reading →

CD review IHSAHN ‘Telemark’ – EP

The winter storms blow a new release from the North towards Europe. Norwegian Black Metal icon Ihsahn is the sender of this ice cold and blackened breeze from Telemarken, home to him and source of inspiration for this EP. 'Telemark' is dark and ferocious. Although 'Nord' comes with a harmonic solo part it's Ihsahn's vocals... Continue Reading →

CD review THE SPIRIT ‘Cosmic Terror’

The Spirit has with ‘Sounds of the Vortex’ a great debut out on the market and now the trio takes with ‚Cosmic Terror‘ a bold next step that certainly helps them to win over even new fans and metalheads. The Spirit, a name to keep in mind for the coming years.

KNOEST released ‘Dag’

Knoest is a trio hailing from Gelderland in The Netherlands. The trio released on June 14th their new album 'Dag', a record that features four songs reflecting one day. 'De Ochtend' (the morning), De Middag (noon), 'De Avond' (the evening) and 'De Nacht' (the night). As you can see with song titles, that album is... Continue Reading →

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