Promoting metal as art and culture

Förgjord

Laulu kuolemasta by Valgrinder Förgjord was formed by four comrades somewhere in 1996, and it ran with several different names. In 1999 two other members left the band, and there was only Prokrustes Thanatos, and Valgrinder left. That was the best thing that could happen to the band, and as a mark of a new…

Destroyed In Seconds

Divide and Devour by Destroyed In Seconds Destroyed in Seconds has always had an organic “riff it up” process for writing songs, so nothing changed in the creation of ‘Divide and Devour’. Some of the lyrics were changed over time and our lineup, but we stick to our formula, and it works well. We released…

Black Vice

The Alchemist’s Vision by Shane Davis Black Vice began in 2013 when Ravnblod and Vultuur were looking to start a black metal band. Our guitar player at the time brought Theia Mania into the fold on bass, solidifying the first lineup, which was fairly primitive in all aspects. Over the past seven years, there have…

Wombripper

Macabre Melodies by Wombripper Hailing from Nizhny Novgorod and formed in February 2013, Wombripper has ever since leaned towards the Swedish school of Death Metal with raw, crunchy buzzsaw guitars and straightforward compositions. Highly influenced by Grave, Entombed and Dismember, their first demo, ‘Morbid Aberrations’, was recorded and released in 2014. The band shared the…

Vrîmuot

O Tempora, O Mores! by Tobias Sichhart Vrîmuot is a solo project. The recordings for the album took place from January 2019 to March 2020 and were done independently by me. I decided to record the album with lo-fi equipment in my home studio. So, it’s garage folk. From the outset, I have refrained from…

Foetal Juice

Gluttony by Rob Harris Foetal Juice is a death metal band formed in 2005 in the UK. They take influence from death metal, black metal, grind, punk and dark humour, keeping their sound fresh and innovative. Since the very beginning, the band has been active in the UK and Europe and played many tours and…

Every Hour Kills

Re Awaken by Alan Sasha Laskow “Every hour wounds, but the last one kills” – Anonymous Every Hour Kills a powerhouse ensemble featuring the core of ex-Divinity / Enditol guitarist Sacha Laskow, bassist Brent Stutsky (ex-Breach of Trust), and vocalist Jerrod Maxwell-Lyster (ex-Out of Your Mouth). The new EP titled ‘Re: Awaken’, set for release…

Dätcha Mandala

Over the years, French heavy blues trio Dätcha Mandala have found the perfect balance between material and spiritual thoughts, providing a sensory experience directly inspired by the sonic enthusiasm of the 70s. The Bordeaux-based blues-rockers seduce with their high-powered guitars, ethereal voices and this generous energy. Their musical esthetics falls within a blend of mystical…

White Crone

Poisoner by Lisa Mann Lisa Mann made a career as an award-winning blues artist but never lost her love of metal music. Growing up in the mosh pits of the 1980s, she was inspired by bands such as Iron Maiden, Mercyful Fate, Black Sabbath, Manowar, Dio and more. White Crone is a mostly one-woman project,…

Book Of The Dead

Bound In Flesh, Inked In Blood by Charlie Marvel, Wes Walker Book Of The Dead is a three-piece melodic metal band that features Whisteria Cottage and Visceral Disgorge members, coming together to write groovy horror-inspired music.  Wes and I (Charlie) have played together since we were teenagers, we started our first band together. We have…

Fatal Switch

Doctors and demons by Fatal Switch The new record has tons of heavy content. It’s filled with stories that are dramatic, captivating and engaging. It’s our take on a blend of heavy metal and hip hop with a theatrical twist that has tons of playback value to it. The release is written to the tunes…

Hallucinator

Another Cruel Dimension by Eric Stucke Hallucinator formed in Oakland in 2014 from the members of local death metal bands Caffa, Dead Man and Limbs to create fast, dark, primal death-thrash inspired by obscure bands of the mid and late 80s. Since then, they have shared the stage with bands like Master, Sadistic Intent, Power…

Valgrind

Valgrind was born from the ashes of the ultra-underground act Necrospell in 1993 as a death-black project with extreme and melodic influences. During the following years, the band released four demos and developed its style, combining the main influences (early Florida death metal) with a passion for the epically dark atmospheres of bands like Candlemass…

Nerve Saw

Peril by Markus Nerve Saw is a band that has travelled from the usual minimalist death metal to a punk/hardcore and death metal crossover. Formed in Finland in 2010 by Sadistik Forest/Hooded Menace bass player and vocalist Markus Makkonen, Nerve Saw released an EP called ‘Call of the Casket’ (2017) and a debut album ‘Peril’…

Heretical Sect

Rapturous Flesh Consumed by Heretical Sect Formed in 2016, Heretical Sect is a reclusive collective fixated on the physical and spiritual genocides of the Southwest. Heretical Sect exists as an entity to communicate the unique perspective of the American Southwest. But not in sound or sonic style, instead of focusing on the historical, personal, and…

Nemesium

Continua by Clint Williams Unless you live in Australia, it would likely not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of extreme metal, and Nemesium is one of the darkest kept secrets in the country. Hailing from the coastal city of Geelong, which is about an hour out of Melbourne, they deliver…

Khaima

Owing To The Influence by Toufik Bougherara, Jo Rauber, Sven Hill HMA: Can you tell us about your backgrounds? Toufik (Guitar) In terms of musical appreciation, we have the feeling we’d been listening to the same outstanding music for a long time. That’s what brought Khaima together in the first place, our love for music…

Lik

Misanthropic Breed by Tomas Åkvik I started playing the guitar as a kid; my dad taught me the basics, and then I went to a guitar teacher for many years. Still, I was a terrible student, never practising my homework. I only wanted to make my music, but the things I did learn are still…

Khthoniik Cerviiks

Æequiizoiikum by Okkhulus Siirs We are a Death/Black Metal trio from Ruhr Area, Germany, that was put together spontaneously when our two former bands broke apart in 2013. During the last years, we either used our time in the rehearsal bunker to jam together on new ideas and combine them into songs, or we had…

Pressure

You See (Is What You Get) by Simon “Siirpo” Forsell Pressure is a melodic rock band hailing from Stockholm, Sweden. With songwriter and lead guitarist Simon “Siirpo” Forsell at the helm, vocalist Olof Jönsson and guitarist Emil Salling lead everyday people worldwide to overcome and embrace the pressures felt from daily existence. Their lyrics famously…