Promoting metal as art and culture

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…

Shores of Null

Beyond The Shores (on Death and Dying) by Davide Straccione Shores Of Null is a Rome-based metal band, an unwavering presence within the metal underground since their musical outset in 2013. They have churned out three impressive records: the melodic and sombre ‘Quiescence’ (Candlelight, 2014), the darker and more complex ’Black Drapes For Tomorrow’ (Candlelight/Spinefarm, 2017), and…

Lantern

Dimensions by Kimmo Utriainen Lantern was formed in 2007 in Kuopio Finland by Cruciatus (guitars, bass, drums) and Necrophilos (vocals) as an experimental, originally even somewhat improvisational underground metal output. The band is known for balancing on the border of death and black metal, with twists of other metal and music genres in the mix.…

Mass Worship

Mass Worship by Fred Hailing out of Scandinavia, Mass Worship is a darkened metal band tastefully adding onto Scandinavian metal’s rich legacy with their uniquely heavy and gritty sound. The Stockholm-based band was officially formed in January of 2018. Still, the members carry a rich history comprising of relentless touring and recording schedules, and the…

Skam

The Sound of Disease by M. Skam was formed in 2019 as an emotional outlet in the form of extreme music. It is a mix of relentless grindcore, crust punk, death metal and black metal fueled by feelings of despair, panic and sadness. This is because it became a sort of musical act that hopes to…

Sign of Evil

Psychodelic Horror by Camilo Pierattini (Witchfucker) Sign of Evil is the critical vision, and how I got to the name frequently, I came across the term ‘Sign of Evil’, for example, in Violent Force, Sodom, literature, movies, etc. The ‘Firmar con el mal’, or ‘Sign of Evil’, called a lot of attention because it is…

Nubivagant

Roaring Eye by Omega The idea of Nubivagant came up to my mind many years ago; it is hard to remember exactly when, but it was only in the half of 2019 that I found the time and the right motivation to start working on it. I’m primarily a drummer, so always playing the music…

V: XII

Rom, Rune And Ruin. The Odium Disciplina by Daniel Jansson I have been active in the extreme music scene since before 2003. Releasing albums ranging from Black Metal and Doom Metal to Experimental, Industrial and Noise. My main focus is on V:XII and experimental doom metal band Culted, where I handle the vocals and additional…

Front

Antichrist Militia by Von Bastard, Kaosbringer Our new record it’s called ‘Antichrist Militia’, and it’s a pure attack of the old school, black, death, thrash metal with Motörheadish fist. An obnoxious sound of rusty barbed wire moving at the speed of a missile. A soundtrack for the burning world. It was recorded in 2018 but…

Elvenscroll

Never to be Mourned by Anni Helenius Elvenscroll is a folk metal band from Kerava, Finland. The band consists of seven members, of which the founding members started playing together over a decade ago. Our first EP, ‘Never to be Mourned,’ was released in the fall of 2020. We have gotten a lot of positive…