Today, Hells Headbangers/Hammerheart Records announces August 6th as the international release date for Impiety’s brand-new The Impious Crusade mini-album. The legendary Singaporean band’s first studio recording for Hells Headbangers, the focused ‘n’ fierce The Impious Crusade is locked into the maxim of crush/kill/destroy – and Crush/Kill/Destroy they indeed do across the five tracks and 22 [...]
Swedish black metal outfit PEST revealed details of their forthcoming album out on Agonia Records. Band’s fourth full-length entitled “The Crowning Horror” will hit the shops on the 18th of June in Europe and 9th of July in North America. Cover of the album is available below. The album is preceded by a 7″ EP titled ”Black Oath c/w Morbid Revelations” released on April 16 worldwide. The [...]
CHTHONIC RELEASE SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM, BÚ-TIK, ON JUNE 3RD 2013 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS… TAIWANESE METALLERS, Chthonic, have confirmed a June 3rd release for their seventh studio album, ‘Bú-Tik’, via Spinefarm Records. Recorded at Sweden’s Sweetspot Studio by producer Rickard Bengtson, who also worked on 2011’s ‘Takasago Army’, ‘Bú-Tik’ sees the band returning to the scene with their signature brand of symphonic ‘orient metal’, as they choose to define it; as usual, the musicians [...]
Hypocrisy have been around for a long time. They have a new album out. This is our review: Keyboard-dominant and, as the second song suggests or reveals, spineless. Spineless, yes in that it doesn’t actually feel like an actual Metal album of creativity. It feels safe and almost loveable. Why? Well, it borrows much from [...]
Indie Recordings are proud to announce the re-signing of the Norwegian jazz-metal band Shining and the release of the new album in Europe, excluding Norway. “One One One” will be released June 4th in Europe and June 7th in Germany and Austria. Album pre-order links coming soon! SHINING RELEASE SCI-FI VIDEO FOR “I WON’T FORGET” [...]
New track from Svartsyn! Pre-order the full album on CD and vinyl at: https://www.agoniarecords.com/index.p… Band’s new full-length entitled “Black Testament” will hit the shops on May 28th in Europe and June 11th in North America. Track-listing: 1. Intro; 2. Revelation in the waters 3. Venom of the underworld 4. Demoness with seven names 5. Carving [...]
Sumerian black / thrash pioneers MELECHESH will hit the road together with fellow label mates VADER for their upcoming European run. MELECHESH European Tour 2013 w/ VADER 12.04.2013 (DEN) Aarhus / Metal Royal Festival* 13.04.2013 (FR) Nancy / Metal Ride Festival 14.04.2013 (GER) Darmstadt / Steinbruch Theater 15.04.2013 (GER) Munich / Backstage 16.04.2013 (CRO) Zagreb [...]
French black metallers AOSOTH have premiered a track from their new full-length album entitled ”IV:Arrow In Heart”, coming out April 16th worldwide on Agonia Records. The new album is a natural improvement over bands previews release, entitled “III“, which already was “a major step forward for Aosoth in creating their own distinct sound” (Sputnik Music). Commented by the band itself, “IV:Arrow In Heart” holds [...]
SS. Welcome to Suicide Scriptures! How are you? – Hello. Not too bad, thank you. Friday evening and leaving for tour in less than a week. Could be worse … SS. For those people who are not familiar with your music, how would you describe Thyrfing? – Well, we are a five-piece Metal band, going on [...]
Ok. How do we start this review? Where’s the checklist? Ah, there it is. Ok then: Brutal? Check. Fast? Check. Sufficiently Metal-sounding track and album names? Check. Three things that every Metal fan needs. After beer, crisps and boobs. A recipe for awesomeness. (Brutal, fast and metal names, that is.) So why has this recipe [...]
French sowers of intelligent, distinctive and airless Black Metal, AOSOTH, have revealed details of their forthcoming full-length album out on Agonia Records. The release entitled “IV:Arrow In Heart“ (cover below) will make its on-line and store debut on the 16th of April Worldwide. More details can be found below. The new album is a natural improvement over bands previews [...]
Photos from the Abgott gig at The Unicorn Camden, London on Saturday 26th January 2013 All photographs (C) Copyright 2012-2013 Graham Matheson & Sandra Minenor. All rights reserved. You may not sell, publish, license or otherwise distribute any of these photographs without the written permission of the owner.
Photos from the Ancient Ascendant gig at The Unicorn Camden, London on Saturday 26th January 2013 All photographs (C) Copyright 2012-2013 Graham Matheson & Sandra Minenor. All rights reserved. You may not sell, publish, license or otherwise distribute any of these photographs without the written permission of the owner.
Divisive and at once derisive to many, Black Metal is an enigmatic scene in the Metal landscape that exists in its very own darkened state. Those versed in the history and the vibe will see the menace behind the theatrics but the music itself is often overlooked in favour of the image or controversy . [...]
No metaphors of ascension. No grand transcendence to a better plane. Just a room sitting above Holloway Road. This is the Relentless Garage’s bastard sibling, the upstairs penetralium that picks up low profile acts and new starters, industry dregs and violated oldsters. Up crusty stairs, through grey double doors, this is a crawl space masquerading [...]
Photos from the Voices gig at The Garage, London on Wednesday 16th January 2013 All photographs (C) Copyright 2012-2013 Graham Matheson & Sandra Minenor. All rights reserved. You may not sell, publish, license or otherwise distribute any of these photographs without the written permission of the owner.
So begins another review; the final review of 2012. Not content with the terrible weather of England, we set sail (well, flew to be more precise) for the Viking shores of Sweden to witness the efforts of unheralded warriors of Metal. Lorient in Linkoping is predominantly a restaurant that at night, sloughs off the dashing [...]
So many centuries, so many gods We were the prisoners of our own fantasy But now we are marching against these gods I’m the wizard, I’ll change it all It is all to easy to stipulate what is the best in a committee of ultimate agreement. Every decision met with a chorus of nodding heads [...]
Photos from the Antichrist gig @ Gaphals, Linköping, Sweden on Saturday 22nd December 2012 All photographs (C) Copyright 2012 Graham Matheson. All rights reserved. You may not sell, publish, license or otherwise distribute any of these photographs without the written permission of the owner.
Photos from the Nekrokraft gig @ Gaphals, Linköping, Sweden on Saturday 22nd December 2012 All photographs (C) Copyright 2012 Graham Matheson. All rights reserved. You may not sell, publish, license or otherwise distribute any of these photographs without the written permission of the owner.
Christmas. That time of the year when people gleefully spout a constant stream of bile about their own selfish generosity. That time when people care about nothing other than the acquisition of more stuff usually made by poor, overworked slaves in countries with the sanitation concerns of Amy Winehouse on a needle-binge. That time when [...]
taken from the album NEW FORMED REVELATIONS (2012) WEBSITE: http://www.infernaltenebra.com FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/infernaltenebraofficial TWITTER: http://twitter.com/infernaltenebra NEW FORMED REVELATIONS out now via MASSACRE RECORDS label: MASSACRE RECORDS - http://www.massacre-records.com management: FULL METAL SERVICE -http://www.fullmetalservice.com booking: HEAVY SPACE AGENCY - http://www.heavyspace.de
The video, for “Junkyard Oblivion”, the opening track from the “Erotik Nekrosis” album and featuring guest appearances by URGEHAL’s Enzifer and BEASTRAFT’s Sorath Northgrove, was produced by the Effektor film company and was directed by ENDEZZMA frontman Morten Shax and R.M. Camera and editing by R.M. Dedicated to the late ENDEZZMA guitarist and URGEHAL [...]
Israeli metallers Hammercult have released a live music video of the song “Let the Angels Burn”, filmed during their recent performance at Wacken Open Air. “Let the Angels Burn” is taken from Hammercult’s debut album “Anthems of the Damned”, that was released in April 2012 on Sonic Attack Records. Some updates regarding Hammercult’s near-future [...]
ORDER “RASTLOS” HERE: http://tiny.cc/rastlos-ltd The nature-loving warriors hailing from the German Black Forest release their fourth album “Rastlos” (“Restless”) and offer the listener their definite masterpiece so far. The five mighty and overlong songs present themselves as a sweeping diversity of melodies and moods. FINSTERFORST combine melancholic folklore, untamed Black Metal fury with majestic soundscapes, [...]
The world you see around you is just an illusion, created by your mind to keep you from going insane. And so begins (after a suitably sinister piano introduction) the opening track to criminally under-renowned Dark Endless, 1992 debut album of the Black Metal war machine known as Marduk, re-issued and re-mastered for your listening [...]
Lateness spells defeat. But too quick an approach hastens the end. These are words that echo asCamden High Streetrushes past, one long smear of smoke and concrete. Two metal warriors, ironclad racers, hurtle over pavement, knocking over bins and tin cans, maintaining a balance that may escape them at any time. One, a moustache wearing [...]
There’s something extremely nice about listening to Black Metal on a summery spring day. It rubs antagonistically up against all the displays that accompany the weather: sun hats, laughter, shorts, frolics. The bland predictability of the British sunshine, with its routine trips to the park and ice cream-fed fat children, has a sickening lack of [...]
We are led to believe that price is a means for signalling worth, that monetary value reflects some intrinsic, indelible, transcendental property. The ideology of the market underscores the fallacy: expensiveness equates to quality. The exchange of cash is our access to worthwhile objects and experiences. Capitalism’s sly touch renders this process very subtle: there [...]
Through hazy, rain-splashed windows, passionate remarks fly between a doppelganger and his original. On the inside, perched atop a table, empty bottles shaking precariously, the first shouts manically at the opposite, gesturing wildly to confirm his ire, a fist shuttling words into the glass. On the outside, wrapped in yards of leather lest the clouds [...]
If upon seeing the group whose new album is the subject of this review, you as the loyal aficionado of their work are hoping to encounter a suitably creative introduction full of poncey words such as ‘aficionado’ then you’ve come to the wrong place: no punches shall be pulled, no cocks shall be sucked and [...]
New Orleans, LA’s GOATWHORE will return to the road this Fall in support of High on Fire. The tour will run from November 15th through December 22nd with Primate (Kevin Sharp of Brutal Truth, Bill Kelliher of Mastodon, & more) on select dates in November and Corrosion of Conformity on select dates in December. [...]
Good evening, are you sitting comfortably? Position yourself firmly and allow us to begin with a few short questions: Do you like Black Metal? Do you like extremely cold Black Metal? Really cold? Colder than frozen blood? Not in a tongue-in-cheek way either? Not that there’s anything wrong with that of course, but you know [...]
One of the many lesser known yet quite interesting acts from the UK underground: this duo is composed of members of Reign of Erebus (who in their early days I found to be quite awful, but who later convinced me to eat my own words of dismissal with a large side order of humble pie [...]
“Above the Ruins” – Taken from “Anthems of the Damned” (Sonic Attack Records 2012) Buy the album – LOWEST PRICE!!! http://hammercult.bigcartel.com/ http://www.hammercult.com http://www.facebook.com/hammercult Directed by Ira Belsky Filmed by Ira Belsky and Ben Kedem Edited by Ira Belsky and Steeve Fitoussi
U.K. progressive black/death metallers DE PROFUNDIS have released their first music video for the track ‘Twisted Landscapes’. The song comes off the band’s third album ‘The Emptiness Within’, which was released by Kolony Records in May 2012. The video was filmed in London and Peterborough, U.K. under the watchful eye of director Phil Berridge of Creative Junkie Media (ABORTED, CEREBRAL BORE), and can be seen [...]
Black, fuuuckkiiiiing, meeetaaaaaaalllllll! Yeah, guess the genre; I fucking DARE you! Within the lowest reaches of the German ungrounded you may be fortunate to encounter these gruesome escapees from the void. A veteran act who have been in existence since 1994, this is only their third full-length (the preceding offers being from 2004 and 2007) [...]
Norwegian Black Metallers RAGNAROK have released a new video for the title track from their last album Collectors of the King. The video is produced by William Brovold, directed by Stefan E Pedersen and the cinematography is by Lasse Roed. Drummer and RAGNAROK founder Jontho had this to say about the video: It’s the first official video we’ve done for the band, and for a band [...]
DESASTER, has launched their first official music video! Head here to check out Phantom Funeral, taken off the band’s latest album The Arts Of Destruction! The Arts Of Destruction was released on February 28th on Metal Blade DESASTER guitarist Infernal comments: “After 23 years of total DESASTER, finally we have our first official video clip! We wanted something in the vein of some [...]
Hmmm. Now this is uh… interesting. I was handed this with no background information other than it was a Black Metal release. So I listened to it, raised my eyebrow and concluded the following: “Well, the composition is generally quite good, if a little retro: kind of a Symphonic Necro-Power Metal vibe going on there. [...]
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Various forms of waiting – practised like a sport and exhibited with pride. With streetworks lessening the space, the queuing bodies stood tight against the walls of the World’s End. A narrow passage between them and the mesh barrier was open for traffic: a preserve of Sunday strollers and the curious elderly. Snaking around the [...]
Reviewed from the former offices of the KGB As we approach the halfway point of 2012 and the big name releases come thicker and faster than high quality bukkake it’s easy to overlook the lesser known and less prominent acts in the world of Metal, especially when it comes to those based in the tiny [...]
‘Silent Gods’, a brand new song from U.K. progressive black/death metallers DE PROFUNDIS, can be viewed below. The track comes off the band’s third album, ‘The Emptiness Within’, which will be released on May 7 in the U.K. and May 11 in the rest of Europe via Kolony Records. The CD was once again produced by Fernando Pereira Lopes (MISANTHROPE, ORAKLE) and DE [...]
Dead Beyond Buried Photos from the gig at Unicorn Camden, London on 20th April 2012 (C) Copyright 2012 Graham Matheson. You may not sell, publish, license or otherwise distribute any of these photographs without the written permission of the owner. Add us on Facebook! Do it now!
Void Photos from the gig at Unicorn Camden, London on 20th April 2012 (C) Copyright 2012 Graham Matheson. You may not sell, publish, license or otherwise distribute any of these photographs without the written permission of the owner. Add us on Facebook! Do it now!
Detrimentium Photos from the gig at Unicorn Camden, London on 20th April 2012 (C) Copyright 2012 Graham Matheson. You may not sell, publish, license or otherwise distribute any of these photographs without the written permission of the owner. Add us on Facebook! Do it now!
“Barry.” He shakes him again. “Barry, wake up.” “Uh?” “Get up.” Groaning, more groaning. “It’s time to get up.” “Yes?” “Yes.” “I had a dream, man. I was at the Unicorn.” “You are at the Unicorn.” One of the bar staff takes an empty from the table. There’s a breeze coming from the door, some [...]
Another joins the queue. Looking furiously at her watch, she can only muster a sigh. Another chirps loudly behind us, listing recent album releases. They said the doors would open at 7pm; now it’s forty minutes later and the queue is unmoving and unmoved. We countenance the common outrage: as if queuing were catastrophic, imagining [...]
Exhumed Photos from the gig at Relentless Garage, London on 23rd March 2012 (C) Copyright 2012 Graham Matheson. You may not sell, publish, license or otherwise distribute any of these photographs without the written permission of the owner. Add us on Facebook! Do it now!
“Trudging through the mire, I see only more of the same… this life dishevelled and brought before my eyes … voices still screaming, repeating more of my ire” There is a dichotomy between the rhythm at the beginning of the first track, “To Forever Sleep”, where vocals are screamed over a Black Metal synthesiser that [...]
For your delectation and wonder, a gallery of Heavy Metal warriors and rogues. Should you find yourself recognising your photogenic mug then email us at suicidescriptures1[at]gmail[dot]com and we’ll give you a special mention. Also, don’t forget to add us on Facebook here!
Occasionally we get sent an album to review that slips through the cracks, having to wade through the mass of tripe being sent by bands who sound like they have only been playing guitar as an after-thought is an unfortunate consequence, so it is with great regret that we have not noticed this little gem [...]
Written on a stomach full of red wine and rich food Fuck me, 2012 has barely begun and veteran Japanese metal lunatics Sigh have a new album (ok, so at the time of writing it isn’t supposed to be out until March, but still…). Yep, those masters of avant-garde absurdity and sonic silliness have returned [...]
Metal, it seems, is alive and well and the next generation is as passionate about the hallowed sounds of a BC Rich as the primitives from the pre-Ipod age. We caught up with Melodic Thrashers, Bleeding Utopia, to discuss their upcoming new album… ******************************* SS.Welcome to Suicide Scriptures, guys. You are all doing well, I [...]
Review brought to you by Famous Grouse, Pringles and Death So what do we have here? The latest output from relatively unknown Hungarian outfit Sear Bliss. I say relatively unknown, as they are apparently quite renowned in certain quarters and it comes as a surprise that I personally had not heard of them or any [...]
Pictures from the Arch Enemy gig at Shepherds Bush Theatre, London on 6th December 2011. Support from Chthonic and Warbringer. (C) Copyright 2011 Graham Matheson. You may not sell, publish, license or otherwise distribute any of these photographs without the written permission of the owner. Add us on Facebook! Do it now!
Reviewed by someone leaving the country Well now, it’s the early hours of a Tuesday morning, the sun has yet to rise and I’m getting on a plane in another three hours. The night before was spent enjoying Gorgoroth live inLondon(with support from some band called Vader) so it’s safe to say that I’m generally [...]
Evolution. A contentious theory many religiously-minded people around the world suggest may be wrong. The alternative: a magic man with a beard Created the world in six days then chose to have a day off before choosing one tribe as his anointed chosen shaved monkeys. Their main argument is that the theory of Creationism be taught alongside [...]
01. Thuja Magus Imperium 11:48 02. Permanent Changes in Consciousness 1:55 03. Subterranean Imitation 7:10 04. Rainbow Illness 1:28 05. Woodland Cathedral 5:26 06. Astral Blood 10:17 07. Prayer of Transformation 10:58 **************************** Reviewed by a shadow of his former self. Do you ever consider what forests sound like? Birdsong, wind through the trees? Dried [...]
Reviewed in spite of it being a Monday night Now here’s an interesting little gem of a re-release: a nifty re-master of the debut album from one of the more unique bands with a Black Metal origin and lengthy history to boot, courtesy of Deepsend Records. Now as Sigh’s origins usually ges mentioned at unnecessarily [...]
Part two of the atmosphere at Wacken 2011. (C) Copyright 2011 Suicide Scriptures. You may not sell, publish, license or otherwise distribute any of these photographs without the written permission of the owner.
1. The Infernal Scripture 06:48 2. I Hate 04:26 3. Ab Aeterno 04:14 4. Opposite to Light 04:18 5. Anthem to Decrepitude 03:26 6. Angercraft 04:38 7. Necrosanctum 04:09 8. Into the Caves of Earth 04:17 9. Invierno 01:41 10. In Solitude 04:25 11. Broken Shield 04:51 ****************************** Reviewed by a moderately intoxicated sociopath. When [...]
“Our day out.” An old British film about working-class schoolchildren in remedial class on a day out to a castle in northern Wales. Those of you over thirty years of age may remember it, a humourous but ultimately depressing look at working class limitations. It was just this thought that flashed across the mind as [...]