Review MORGOTH ‘Ungod’ (re-release)

One of the pioneers when it comes to German death metal is a band, hailing from Meschede, North Rhine-Westphalia. Their name – Morgoth. Death metal gained momentum in the early 90s and Morgoth was one of the first bands from Germany that could establish themselves as an important part of this soaring new chapter of... Continue Reading →

Review RIVERS OF NIHIL ‘The Work’

Rivers Of Nihil, hailing from Reading, Pennsylvania, unleashed their first EP 11 years ago and premiered with ‘The Conscious Seed of Light’ in 2013. Having found a home at Metal Blade Records, the band released two next longplayers with ‘The Work’ being the next addition to the family. ‘The Work’ might be a bit of... Continue Reading →

Review CRIMINAL ‘Sacrificio’

Heavy metal is still a genre that doesn’t build on the happy side of life. It’s music that takes its energy from the struggles of daily life, issues in social coexistence and the revolutionary thinking that grows from it. It’s not all the bands that take their raging inspiration from these roots but Criminal from... Continue Reading →

Review ILLT ‘Urhat’

Illt hails from Norway (not to mix up with the band from Russia) and is the brainchild of composer and guitarist Roy Westad who started as a guitarist. Westad is well-known in Norway since he became a film composer that was involved in many films and TV projects. The highlight was certainly the winning of... Continue Reading →

Review HOODED MENACE ‘The Tritonus Bell’

Since 2007, Hooded Menace is a regular guest on release schedules as well as on stage. Founded by Finnish guitarist Lasse Pyykkö, the band premiered in 2008 with the ‘Fulfill the Curse’ album. With ‘The Tritonus Bell’, the quartet finished work on their next musical strike, album number six for the band. Following a three-year... Continue Reading →

Review WHITE STONES ‘Dancing Into Oblivion’

As you know, White Stones is the band of Opeth bassist Martín Mendez. Right in the beginning of the rising pandemic, in March last year, White Stones launched the debut album ‘Kuarahy’ and since COVID cleaned everyone’s agenda, work on the sophomore album could start rather quickly. ‘Dancing Into Oblivion’ is the title of White... Continue Reading →

ABORTED present a new song

Belgiums most infamous death metal crew ABORTED present their second unholy single “Drag me to Hell” of their forthcoming album “ManiaCult” which will be released worldwide on September 10th, 2021 via Century Media Records. The band comments: “Alright alright! It's good old Jack Burton here, and he's got one thing to say: get ready for... Continue Reading →

Review OPHIDIAN I ‘Desolte’

Iceland, a rather small country and a smaller island, but big when it comes to rock and metal. I guess that the amount of rock and metal bands in relation to the entire population is a rather high number. This time it is death metal outfit that share a new album with the world. Ophidian... Continue Reading →

Review PARADISE LOST ‘At the Mill’

Lacking the possibility of live shows led to a lot of streaming events during the last months. Most of those have been done with the approach of transferring the live spirit into a virtual room while others preferred a bit of a different strategy - like Paradise Lost. The UK-based metal veterans decided to perform... Continue Reading →

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