Review WHITECHAPEL ‘Kin’

I am not a fan of the first hour as far as Whitechapel is concerned. It was a show at TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht that brought the American sextet to my attention. Whitechapel was one of the support act for Heaven Shall Burn and what the guys delivered that night was impressive. Having had the band... Continue Reading →

Review AEON ‘God Ends Here’

It took a while for Swedish death metal powerhouse Aeon to release a new album. Some might not even remember anymore when the last record hit the shelves. It was in 2012 when the band released with ‘Aeons Black’ their forth studio album and until then, the guys followed a rather consistent two-years release pattern.... 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 →

A-Z sign a deal with Metal Blade Records

A-Z (pronounced "A through Z") equals Ray Alder (Fates Warning; vocals) and Mark Zonder (ex-Fates Warning, Warlord; drums), and also means "anything is possible" - and with this line-up of musicians, that is no exaggeration. This exciting new band reunites Alder with Zonder, and they're joined by Philip Bynoe (Warlord, Steve Vai, Nuno Bettencourt) on... Continue Reading →

Review SPACE CHASER ‘Give Us Life’

The German metal scene was never lacking great thresh metal bands. Kreator, Destruction and Sodom belong to the spearhead of Teutonic thrash metal, and it was one decade ago when a new force took the stage. Berlin-based Space Chaser started in 2011 and after having put out a first demo on the market, an EP... Continue Reading →

O.S.I. re-issue ‘Office of Strategic Influence’ and ‘Free’ on CD and vinyl

On July 30th, O.S.I. will release vinyl and CD re-issues of their classic albums, ‘Office of Strategic Influence’ (2003) and ‘Free’ (2006), via Metal Blade Records - the first time both records will be available on vinyl! ‘Free’ was mastered for vinyl by Alan Douches at West West Side, and 2021 marks the 15th anniversary of this seminal release.‘Office of Strategic Influence’ and ‘Free’ can... Continue Reading →

VIO-LENCE unveil details for the upcoming EP

Thrash metal veterans Vio-Lence announce a new EP. The title will be ‘Let the World Burn’ which is the band’s first official release since the 1993 album ‘Nothing to Gain’. The EP will come via Metal Blade Records and release is scheduled for early 2022. Sean Killian (vocals) comments: "Life is meant to be lived... Continue Reading →

Review DESASTER ‘Churches Without Saints’

1988 was the year of Desaster. It wasn’t a disastrous year though and it was more of a year when some guys from Koblenz, Germany started to make music that shook the foundation of metal. Raw and without compromises, Desaster premiered eight years after having started an extraordinary metal endeavor that is still ongoing. It... Continue Reading →

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