Review STATIC ABYSS ‘Labyrinth of Veins’

Static Abyss is the brainchild of two death metal pioneers. Chris Reifert and Greg Wilkinson, both members of death metal legend Autopsy, worked on a project called Static Abyss. ‘Labyrinth of Veins’ is the title of the debut album; the duo releases these days. As not expected different, the ten songs on the album reflect... Continue Reading →

MORTEM re-issue ‘Slow Death’ demo

Mortem was founded in 1987 in Oslo, Norway and released with ‘Slow Death’ a demo that found some fans in the world of heavy metal. The demo didn’t leave the undergound but had an impact on extreme metal. It became quite with musicians joining7starting other bands and the question if Mortem still existing or not... Continue Reading →

Review DARKTHRONE ‘Eternal Hails’

In a time when the only certainty is uncertainty you're looking for consistency and Darkthrone provides it with their new album 'Eternal Hails'. The sound of Darkthrone. It allows the duo to release longplayers with a unique sound that is puristic, anarchic and pure doom. 'Eternal Hails' is the title of the new longplayer that... Continue Reading →

Review CANDLEMASS ‘Green Valley Live’

Also Swedish doom metal veterans Candlemass, as everybody else, couldn't play shows during 2021 and after a certain resistance to live stream shows, more and more band took the opportunity to stay connected with fans through such a digital event. Bands and fans have been a bit wary but step by step, and due to... Continue Reading →

CANDLEMASS announce ‘Green Valley (Live)’

Swedish doom metal pioneers Candlemass announce a live album called 'Green Vally (Live)'. The iconic band recorded their very first live stream show in 2020 with the following line-up: Johan Längqvist (vocalsMats Björkman (guitar)Lars Johansson (guitar)Leif Edling (bass)Jan Lindh (drums) The set preformed was a very oldschool-laden one with a focus on the first two... Continue Reading →

CD review MORK ‘Katedralen’

Mork has its beginning in 2004 and is the brainchild of Thomas Eriksen. It started as a side-project which also explains the relatively belated debut album. 'Isebakken' saw the light of day in 2013 and was a kind of a kickstart for more. More albums followed, of which 'Det Svart Juv' in 2019 was the... Continue Reading →

CD review KATATONIA ‘Dead Air’

Katatonia, formed in 1991 as a band with passion for death- and black metal, slowly transformed into an outlet that delights musical gourmets with stellar progressive rock and metal. Their latest studio album 'City Burials' has seen the light of day in April this year and brought a bit of positivism into the days of... Continue Reading →

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 →

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