PARADISE LOST announce ‘Obsidian’

Obsidian… dark, reflective and black: it’s a pretty decent description of the music that Paradise Lost have been making over the last 32 years, even though this most resilient of British metal bands have stoically refused to be pinned down to one easily defined formula. Powered by a lust for creativity and a stout devotion to haunting... Continue Reading →

CD review ROSS THE BOSS ‘Born of Fire’

I think that a lot of things regarding Manowar that can be controversially discussed and looked upon from different angles. What I think everybody agrees to is that fact that the years with Ross 'The Boss’ Friedman have been the most successful ones, including albums that became milestones in Heavy Metal and the moment Friedman... Continue Reading →

MYRKUR presents ‘Gudernes Vilje’

Today Myrkur's Amalie Bruun has shared a third and final pre-release track from her forthcoming album, Folkesange which is set for release on March 20th via Relapse Records. Myrkur has always carved her own path and challenged underground preconceptions of heavy genres. Soon after newfound motherhood, Bruun sets out on a journey into the very heart of the Scandinavian culture that marked her... Continue Reading →

CD review BIFF BYFORD ‘School of Hard Knocks’

'School of Hard Knocks' is a authentic album without frills. It's an album that carries street life vibes and is done with a down-to-earth mindset. In this way it reflects exactly what Biff Byford stands for, making 'School of Hard Knocks' to a real Byford solo album.

CD review AMBUSH ‘Infidel’

Oskar Jacobsson (vocals), Olof Engkvist (guitar), Adam Hagelin (guitar), Ludwig Sjöholm (bass) and Linus Fritzson (drums), also known as Ambush, released their demo in 2013. German High Roller Records took notice of the five Swedes, a deal was inked and work on a first full-length album started. ‚Firestorm‘ was the debut and 2020 is the... Continue Reading →

CD review TOMBS ‘Monarchy of Shadows’

'Monarchy of Shadows' is the return of a band that went through some rougher times. Renewed and with full enthusiasm the quartet delivers a first prove of work, a promising one when it comes to the future. Black Metal continues to have a homebase in Brooklyn.

CD review THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA ‘Aeromantic’

One of the essential assets of The Night Flight is their excellence sense for big melodies. While listening to sings like ‘Divinyl’ and ‘Transmissions’ I’m tempted to say that The Night Flight Orchestra evolve to the ABBA of Rock. These song have an easy-going vibe, catchy melodies and still enough depth to avoid triviality. It’s not that these songs curries favor with the listener per se. Hooks and harmonies are the irresistible factor though for each of these tracks with various layer being the decisive factor for more than one spin of this longplayer.

CD review DARK FORTRESS ‘Spectres From the Old World’

'Spectres From the Old World' is a statement for stellar Black Metal. It shows the variety of possibilities the genre offers if you're committed to leave standards and conformity behind you. Dark Fortress delivers with their eighth full-length longplayer a genre highlight that lifts the bar. 'Spectres From the Old World', a pitch-black beauty to fall in love with.

CD review HARDLINE ‘Life Live’

This review could become a rather short one. Why? Since Frontiers Music's live releases are following a similar pattern. The label established a yearly returning festivals with bands taken from their portfolio. Many, or all, of these shows are recorded and later published as live releases. This time it's Hardline, that performed a show at... Continue Reading →

CD review CB3 ‘Aeons’

CB3, or in other word Charlotta's Burning Trio, is hailing from Malmö, Sweden and their music was compared already with the mighty King Crimson. Media described them as "The King Crimson of Malmö" and some parallels can't be dednied. CB3 has with 'Aeons' a new album in the starting blocks and it's as great as... Continue Reading →

Exciting news from CIRITH UNGOL

On April 24th, Cirith Ungol will release their new album, Forever Black - their first collection of all-new material in 29 years! For a preview of Forever Black, a lyric video for the first single, "Legions Arise", can be viewed at HERE. Cirith Ungol was formed in Ventura, California in the early 1970s, first appearing... Continue Reading →

CD review BLIND EGO ‘Preaching to the Choir’

'Preaching to the Choir' is about just doing things and by that challenging your comfort zone in order to develop. Songs like the heavy opener 'Massive' reflect the approach very well. Bling Ego's new longplayer is a mixture of Prog, Rock and Metal, a fusion that spreads fascination.

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