Tuska 2015 – Denim. Check! Leather. Check! Chains and studs. Check! Band t-shirt (Slayer). Check!

It took a little preparation but now I was armed and ready to enter the gates of Tuska (translated ‘pain’, ‘agony’) Open Air Metal Festival once again in Helsinki, Finland. Like last year there were masses of metalheads showing off their best outfits and makeups. Bands like Abbath gathered many corpsepainted human gargoyles out of…

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Inquisition: Reveal concept behind new artwork of Ominous Doctrines triptych

INQUISITION have unveiled the new artwork for the reissue of their 2011 masterpiece ‘Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm’. The American black metal icon reveals the concept behind Paolo Girardi’s paintings. INQUISITION ODPMMAll INQUISITION reissues, which are exclusively released via Season of Mist, come with new artwork by Paolo Girardi. The renowned artist already…

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Dante Inferno

Dante Alighieri, one of the greatest poets of the Middle Ages, was born in Florence, Italy on June 5, 1265. He was born to a middle-class Florentine family. At an early age he began to write poetry and became fascinated with lyrics. During his adolescence, Dante fell in love with a beautiful girl named Beatrice…

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APOCALYPTICA: Discuss New Album ‘Shadowmaker’ featuring Franky Perez on Vocals

On 20th April, Finnish 4 piece APOCALYPTICA will release their brilliant new studio album ‘Shadowmaker’ through Eleven Seven Music. This time, rather than collect songs with a variety of guest vocals, the band have recorded 7 tracks with one vocalist, Franky Perez, from Scars On Broadway and Slash’s live band, Slash and Friends.The band will be announcing European live…

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Instruments of Torture

Crux CRUX, an instrument of capital punishment, used by several ancient nations, especially the Romans and Carthaginians. The word Cross is also applied to Persian and Egyptian punishments, but Casaubon (Exer. Antibaron. XVI.77) doubts whether they describe the Roman method of crucifixion. From Seneca (Cons. ad Marc. XX, Epist. XIV.1) we learn the latter to…

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