Review BLACK ANVIL ‘Regenesis’

New York is a melting pot in the broadest sense of the word and this also applies without exception to rock and metal. The Ramones, Anthrax, Suffocation and Type O Negative … they all have/had their home base on the American East Coast. And what about black metal? Well, also here New York has something... Continue Reading →

Review HEILUNG ‘Drif’

Heilung is certainly more than just a band. Heilung is a holistic concept in which rites and history are a fundamental pillars. Kai Uwe Faust and Christopher Juul from Euzen founded the band in 2014, and Maria Franz joined the band as a vocalist, who has since then became a central part of every Heilung... Continue Reading →

Review ABBATH ‘Dread Reaver’

Norwegian black metal veteran Abbath went through a rough patch in the 2019, including a cancelled South America tour and battling with addictions. Things didn’t really go well at the time and after having left these times behind, Abbath returns with a new longplayer called ‘Dread Reaver’. The new album features in total nine songs... Continue Reading →

Review CYNIC ‘Ascension Codes’

Cynic started in 1987 in Florida, USA and has musical roots in thrash and death metal. Especially in the early phase Cynic had the harsh approach to heavy metal written on the flags, which is reflected among other things in the 'Focus' album from 1993. However, from the beginning Cynic showed a passion for intricate... Continue Reading →

Review DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT ‘Noktvrn’

If you follow the development of Der Weg Einer Freiheit, you will come across several interesting facts, which are not insignificant for understanding the band and its music. The brain behind the band is Nikita Kamprad, who founded the outfit together with frontman Tobias Jaschinsky. Initially, Der Weg Einer Freiheit existed in parallel with Fuck... Continue Reading →

Review GAAHLS WYRD ‘The Humming Mountain’

‘The Humming Mountain’ is the new mini album delivered by Gaahls Wyrd. The Norwegian Grammy (Spellemannprisen)-winning band recorded five songs that lead to a 30-minute running time. The reason for releasing a mini album is because Gaahl wanted to provide more music to fans than what a usual EP delivers. Secondly, the concept of ‘The... Continue Reading →

Review HOODED MENACE ‘The Tritonus Bell’

Since 2007, Hooded Menace is a regular guest on release schedules as well as on stage. Founded by Finnish guitarist Lasse Pyykkö, the band premiered in 2008 with the ‘Fulfill the Curse’ album. With ‘The Tritonus Bell’, the quartet finished work on their next musical strike, album number six for the band. Following a three-year... Continue Reading →

Review OPHIDIAN I ‘Desolte’

Iceland, a rather small country and a smaller island, but big when it comes to rock and metal. I guess that the amount of rock and metal bands in relation to the entire population is a rather high number. This time it is death metal outfit that share a new album with the world. Ophidian... Continue Reading →

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