LP review DROTT ‘DROTT’

Bergen-based metal pioneers Arve Isdal (Enslaved), Ivar Thormodsæter (Ulver) and Matias Monsen teamed-up under the banner of DROTT and it was a couple of weeks ago that the trio unleashed a first EP. The self-titled offer features four songs, all reflecting a wider range of sounds and musical influences. The EP begins with 'SHIKOBA', a songs... Continue Reading →

CD review DARKNESS ‘Over and Out’

German thrash metal veterans Darkness unleash their newest EP called Over and Out', an album that follows 'First Class Violence' from 2018. Darkness started in 1984 and is no stranger in metal. Although the real breakthrough didn't happen, longplayers like the debut 'Death Squad' are highlights in German thrash metal. Essen in Germany is the... Continue Reading →

CD review STALLION ‘Christmatized’

We will see how many presents will be under the Christmas tree this year. What shortens the waiting time until this question is answered a bit, is listening to a new EP from Stallion. Stallion, that is swabian heavy metal power with the performance of a Porsche engine. After having released their third album earlier... Continue Reading →

MESSIAH announce new EP and new album

The return of Messiah draws near! 26 years after their last studio album, Switzerland’s legendary Death-Thrashers are about to unleash the successor to their 'Underground' record from 1994. The new album is called 'Fracmont' and will be released via High Roller Records on September 11th.In advance of the full-length and to shorten the waiting time, Messiah will offer an EP with three songs not to be found on... Continue Reading →

New VOIVOD EP on the way

Voivod announce a new EP for July 10th. "The End of Dormancy" contains three songs. Outstanding is the title track, originally from 'The Wake' album, including a metal section plus a live performance of the band at the MTL Jazz Fest 2019. Last but not least there is a classic track 'The Unknown Knows' on... Continue Reading →

Today, PRISTINE release a new EP

Norwegian rock band Pristine announces today the release of their new digital EP 'Fireball'. The band states, "We are very happy to announce the release of our EP this spring! In these challenging and strange times we felt the need to reflect on humanity and what makes us who we are. The beautiful cover art is designed by the... Continue Reading →

CD review SMOULDER ‘Dream Quest Ends’

Canadian Epic Metal outfit Smoulder was supposed to perform at Up The Hammer 2020 festival in Athens, Greece last night. Unfortunately the Corona virus led to the unfortunate situation of the festival being cancelled. Besides the dramatic effects on organizers, fans and band, metallers at least can welcome Smoulder's newest release. 'Dream Quest Ends' is... 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 →

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