Legendary New Jersey thrashers Overkill will unleash their 19th studio record, 'The Wings Of War' , on February 22nd, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth comments:"It was a blast making 'The Wings of War'! It is something old feeling new again, as our chemistry was altered by the addition of Jason Bittner. I was curious from the get-go,... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Hamburg-based thrash’n’roller Warpath returned in 2017 with ‘Bullets for a Desert Session’. The album ended an 11 years hiatus and is followed by the next strike from the North, entitled ‘Filthy Bastard Culture’. Warpath’s sixth longplayer is a strong one. I must say that I had the band on the radar during the 90's,... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Danish metal pioneers Artillery is a bit of an on-off-band. The guys started in the early 80's and release with 'By Inheritance' and 'Terror Squad' two records that were very well-received by metalheads. After a hiatus, the band returned in 1999 with 'B.A.C.K.', which was a short intermezzo leading to another split. After a... Continue Reading →
Black metal pioneers Venom announces a new album entitled 'Storm the Gates'. The release date for Venom's 15th longplayer is December 14th and the record comes via Spinefarm. Stay tuned for more.
(9/10) Tom Angelripper must be a busy guy these days. Not only that he released a new EP and an album with Onkel Tom, but he also recorded with 'Partisan' a new Sodom EP, the first release in the new line-up. The three-track disc features two new songs and a live recording. Let's go from... Continue Reading →
Triptykon will return to Roadburn Festival in 2019 to perform the complete Celtic Frost/ Triptykon three part Requiem, complete with orchestral accompaniment. Having previously performed at the festival in 2010 and 2014 with Triptykon, and taken on curatorship duties for the former (selecting bands such as Sarke and Thorr's Hammer to perform); it's our pleasure to welcome... Continue Reading →
German underground legend Undertow has been part of this year's Guardian Of Metal festival in Germany. The four-piece band played an eleven songs comprising set, which included tracks like 'Reap the Storm' and 'Zero Type X', taken from the newest album. Photographer Cindy Kay went with her camera to Hückelhoven and came back with photos of... Continue Reading →
Canadian tech-thrashers Voivod stopped in Amstelveen on October 10th to promote the great new album 'The Wake'. Nuclear Devastation and Bio-Cancer performed as opening act, after a fashion. After having 'enjoyed' the two support acts it was time for the main act that night and it was a reward to listen to Canada's best. Finally... Continue Reading →