Carach Angren kick off European winter tour

Carach Angren have kicked off their winter tour with Fleshgod Apocalypse at the Backstage in Munich, Germany last Saturday in support of their latest horror metal masterpiece ‘This Is No Fairytale‘. The Dutch master of horror metal and the Italian opera fanatics will continue all month and hit 10 more European countries before a final curtain at […] Read More

Hark release second track from ‘Machinations’

Hark have premiered the second song taken from their anticipated forthcoming album ‘Machinations‘. The sophomore full-length of these Welsh heavy rockers will be out in stores on February 24th. “Disintegrate” can be found below. Mastermind Jimbob Isaac stated: “Our second premiere track ‘Disintegrate’ is a multi-layered response to odorous people and insidious systems, who aim to destroy […] Read More

Windswept stream first debut album track

Conceived by members of Drudkh including mastermind Roman Sayenko, Windswept have streamed the first song taken from their forthcoming debut full-length ‘The Great Cold Steppe‘, which has been slated for release on March 31st. The track “Blinding and Bottomless Abyss Is Howling” can be heard below. Windswept are simultaneously revealing artwork and track-list of ‘The Great […] Read More

The Top 5 Albums of 2016 according to Alex van Geuns

It is universally accepted that 2016 has been good to music (although this is an unashamed understatement) and plenty has been promised to make for a highly anticipated 2017 of bowel-clenching proportions. The new and the old guard both produced releases that saw consistency for some, unprecedented talent for several, and a return to form […] Read More

6.5/10

Lethal Shöck – ‘Evil Aggressor’ Album Review

Disclaimer: This review was written with a minimal of ‘sounds similar to..’ but the ultimate aim was to convey a new band on its own terms. In recent years several bands have attempted to imitate the original sound and feel from the golden age of metal during the 80’s. Enter one such band that shows […] Read More

5.5/10

The Projectionist – ‘The Gallow Forest Eulogy’ EP Review

  The Projectionist are a black metal outfit hailing from the Great White North, also known as Canada. The band found their start in 2015; by February 2016 their first album ‘Poisonous Disengagement’ received a limited release via their then label, WinterWolf Records, with some positive and hopeful praise for their basic approach to black […] Read More

Orange Goblin announce benefit show for Team Rock staff

Having raised over £64,000 in just over two days for the 73 former employees of music publisher, Team Rock, British metallers Orange Goblin have announced an intimate fundraising gig at The Black Heart in Camden for Thursday January 5th with support coming from Steak. Ward has said this regarding the show: “A few days ago […] Read More

Alec Damiano’s Top 5 Metal Albums of 2016

2016 has been an eventful year, to say the slightest. Between all the celebrity deaths and political strife, an onslaught of albums were released by metal bands old and new alike. As soon as we were informed that we were to create a “top 5 albums of the year” list back in the autumn, I […] Read More

9.2/10

Be’Lakor – ‘Vessels’ – Album Review

Be’lakor – ‘Vessels’ Review by Matt Brown Be’lakor is a Five Piece Melodic Death Metal band from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Formed in 2004 Be’lakor’s second album Stone’s Reach won the first prize in the 2009 Metal Storm Melodeath/Gothenburg Metal Album of the year. Opening for bands such as Turisas, Alestorm and Apocalyptica and touring extensively […] Read More

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