Deformatory

Harbringer – Charlie Leduc Art: Paolo Girardi Lyrics for the previous three full-length albums were written conceptually, with each release diving deeper into the mythos we aimed to create. Superficially, the lyrics are violent outpourings of enmity towards organised religion, wrapped in old-school infernal demonic worship. Beneath that, we created characters, worlds, languages and symbolism…

Overtoun

This Darkness Feels Alive – Matias Bahamondes, Yoav Ruiz, Agustin Lobo Art: Paolo Girardi Overtoun is a Death/Thrash Metal band with a blend of progressive/Latin elements, founded in 2014 by drummer Agustin Lobo and guitarist Matias Bahamondes. After finding vocalist Yoav Ruiz-Feingold (Graviton, ex-Atheist) at Berklee College of Music in 2017, they consolidated their core…

Fate’s Hand

Self titled Fate’s Hand with band Art: Paolo Girardi With the roar of parting waves and the call of a thousand ravens, Australian heavy metal thunders into a new being bearing the ever-ominous moniker Fate’s Hand. Expect less, and your life is forfeit. Fate’s Hand draw the first sword. Creative rituals? When the ideas come,…

Last Retch

Sadism And Severed Heads – John Russell Art: Paolo Girardi Bio: Last Retch is a death metal band from Hamilton, Ontario. Drawing on influences such as Bolt Thrower, Carcass and Entombed, Last Retch plays a stripped-back brand of old-school death metal. Simple riffs, short songs, and dual chainsaw guitars define their take on the classic…

Witchunter

Metal Dream – Witchunter Art: Paolo Girardi Bio: Founded in 2007, Italy’s Witchunter began as the manifestation of true heavy metal obsession. Foremost among those metallic obsessions were the NWOBHM, ’80s European heavy metal and speed metal, and especially 70s hard rock sounds and attitude. It all coalesced into a paradoxically refreshing time-warp where traditional…

Blackevil

Forever Baptised in Eternal Fire by Abyss, Deathinfektor Hailing from Bavaria, Blackevil has been forging fire since 2013. Their first demo, appropriately titled Hail the Cult, emerged from the darkness in 2015, auspiciously revealing a razor-sharp and endlessly salacious style of black thrash. Come Blackevil’s debut album, 2017’s The Ceremonial Fire, the power-trio up-ratcheted everything:…