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 KATATONIA ‘City Burials’

Stockholm-enrooted Katatonia went through some morphing over the last three decades. Was the start based on a passion for Death Metal, the Swedes moved more and more towards becoming the masters of melancholy, a vibe that's embedded in progressive Rock- and Metal songs. After having toured extensively in 2018, the band decided to enter a... Continue Reading →

CD review MORTEM ‘Ravnsvart’

(8/10) ‘Ravnsvart’ is the title of Mortem, a new outfit with well-known musicians. Steinar Sverd Johnsen (g) (Arcturus, Covenant, Satyricon), Marius Vold (v) (Stigma Diabolicum, Thorns, Arcturus) Hellhammer (d) (Mayhem, Covenant, Arcturus) and Tor R. Stavenes (b) (1349, Svart Lotus, Den Saakaldte) are all experienced Black Metal pioneers. The guys found together under the banner... Continue Reading →

CD review DARKTHRONE ‘Old Star’

(9/10) Darkthrone, that's Fenriz and Nocturno Culto, both a well attuned duo in harsh Black Metal. Seventeen longplayer over the period o more than 30 years speak volumes and in contrary to the title of their newest release these guys are for sure no 'old stars'. As if there would be no tomorrow that duo... Continue Reading →

CD review MORK ‘Det Svarte Juv’

(9/10) It's not always the superlatives that make an album special and standing out from the masses. It's not always about complexity, speed and bombastic sounds. Music is a career of emotions and the new album from Mork delivers to the point. Mork, that's the brain child of Thomas Eriksen and 'Det Svarte Juv' is... Continue Reading →

DARKTHRONE’s new album is on the way

Three years after having released the sinister 'Artic Thunder' album Norwegian metal veterans Darkthrone announced a new longplayer. 'Old Star' will be released on May 31st through Peaceville and brings some darkness to the starting summer time. Fenriz states: "Old star – again we are here with THE RIFFS! A while after our previous ARCTIC... Continue Reading →

CD review CANCER ‘Shadow Gripped’

(9/10) Death metal veterans Cancer announced a while ago a new record that will hit the shelves on November 2nd. It's the three original band members John Walker, Ian Buchanan and Carl Stokes that reunited and recorded an album with a true oldschool spirit.  The band had a peak in the 80's and 90's, a... Continue Reading →

BLOODBATH announces a new album

Now it is in the open, 'The Arrow of Satan is Drawn' is the title fo Bloodbath's 5th studio album. The longplayer will be released on October 26th and comes via Peaceville Records. “What are we presenting with this album? Humanity’s unfaltering march prone towards downfall,” declares guitarist Blakkheim. “The threat to this world isn’t... Continue Reading →

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