For the tenth installment of our all-music-all-Metal Podcast, we bring to your finely-tuned ears a special featuring the best in Death Metal, from artistes: Rings Of Saturn Euphoric Defilement Joel Grind Cerekloth Grot Defeated Sanity Veneror Katalepsy Lecherous Nocturne Infinity No endless talking and waffling on about nonsense; just what’s important: Music! Metal music! Enjoy!
Considerable thought needs to go into whether an album can be judged to better than its unwitting competitors. For the most part, the majority of the defined criteria for the purpose of selecting a best album will be arbitrary much like scoring system are arbitrary for works of art. There really is only one way [...]
Welcome to Suicide Scriptures and thanks for taking the time to talk with us. For us it’s a pleasure to be in the Suicide Scriptures, and hope this interview will awake the interest of the readers to listen our new album. Let´s go with the third degree, hehehe… For those not aware of who you [...]
Just occasionally, one is disappointed. Disappointed that one’s contacts have failed to reveal the brilliance on offer from certain collectives; art passed by because of professional whims. The Black Dahlia Murder have slipped the net and it is with regret that one reviews this new album. Regret for the years of not being able to [...]
Another technical death release, at least as far as this reviewer is concerned, though the blurb makes some mention of terms such as ‘deathcore’. Judging by this album, at least, the distinction is largely academic anyway. This is up-tempo and sweep-intensive tech-death for the most part, in places honestly sounding as if Dying Fetus might [...]
We first caught Svart Crown at Hellfest in 2011 when they opened up the Rock Hard tent. And did they ever rock the tent hard. Watching Suicide Silence after the experience of seeing the power of Svart Crown live was quite depressing. Thankfully, the queue for beer was practically non-existent at that time saving us [...]
Exence are a hard band to quantify. Very much in the mould of a thrash band with clear death metal influences there is, however, a little flavour of the more modern evolutions of Metal like djent in their occasionally syncopated rhythms and a little of the now-orthodox progressive. The guitar tone chosen for the recording [...]
Swedish Death Metal band HYPOCRISY were formed in 1990 by Peter Tagtgren upon his return to his homeland from Florida, where he was inspired by the state’s flourishing death metal scene that was coughing up bands like Obituary, Morbid Angel and Deicide. In 1992, they signed their first contract withNuclear Blast Records and released the monumental debut ‘Penetralia’, [...]
As a journalist of the Metal variety, one is expected to use such adjectives as “bludgeoning” and “crushing” or “grinding” or possibly even “demonic” and one may even garner praise for such brave insight. One may even succumb to the odd passage of alliteration to the rapturous ejaculation of readers still convulsing in the erotic [...]
Released in April through Deepsend Records and, like so many bands that ply their trade in a social media infested landscape, Prophetic by Australia’s Eternal Rest will escape the notice of so many. An undeserved fate if this release is anything to go by. Which it will have to, for obvious reasons that may not [...]
They’re German. Their name is Atrocity. You know who they are. You don’t? Then why are you here? If you are here then you may have stepped through our virtual doorway tentatively, the name Atrocity compelling you forward but warily as knowledge of a chequered output of quality throughout their career rightfully suggests caution. But [...]
We are proud to announce yet another killer addition to the Unique Leader family, Continuum from the Bay Area of California. Started in 2010 by Chase Fraser (Decrepit Birth) and drummer Spencer Edwards (Son of Aurelius), Continuum combines traditional death metal with dark ambient themes. Joined by vocalist Riley McShane (Son of Aurelius), bassist Nick [...]
Cerekloth’s In The Midst Of Life We Are In Death released through Hell’s Headbangers is a death metal release with healthy mixture of the groove and melodic that entertains rather than frustrates like many of those who have tried such a recipe previously. Cerekloth have an edge on this particular melding in that they are [...]
Is it possible to say, “Boo!” to someone and still expect them to be visibly shaken fifteen minutes after the initial shock? Should Paramedics be called to issue blankets and hot mugs of coco (the drink not mugs of blacks if such a thing were possible) to reassure the victims of such shock? What is [...]
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER European tourdates announced! ‘Everblack’! First track streaming now! THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER´s sixth full-length album, Everblack, will be released in the UK on the 10th of June 2013. The album art for Everblack was painted by renowned artist Nick Keller and recording was completed at Audiohammer Studios (lead guitars and vocals), Rustbelt Studios (drums), and Regal Fecal [...]
EXTOL SIGNS WITH INDIE RECORDINGS Indie Recordings are proud to announce the signing of Extol and the release of the self-titled comeback album “Extol”! The new album sees the light of day 24th of June in Europe and 21st of June in Norway, Germany and Austria. The first single «Open The Gates» is out now! [...]
Let us begin with a conclusion: this is quite a good album. Now, to present our evidence. The first (and major) positive for The Modern Age Slavery’s Requiem For Us All is the incredibly short introduction within the first track, “Requiem For Us All.” A short build-up to a pummelling and pacey middle and end. [...]
Stuck at home in windy, rainy and thoroughly grey and misterable London we chose instead to seek out conversation the modern way: through email. Revel In Flesh were our chosen adversaries of the word. Here is our battle, glorified in print for your lustful consumption. Welcome to Suicide Scriptures and thanks for taking the time [...]
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 [...]
As many of you already know, Maurice Swinkels (singer of LEGION OF THE DAMNED) had to abort his studio vocal sessions for the upcoming new studio album entitled “Ravenous Plague” due to private reasons. Maurice settled a new date with producer Andy Classen to finish his recordings. Because Stage One is booked for the next [...]
Aussie death-metallers,THY ART IS MURDER, have just announced a welcome return to the UK to play a brace of dates in June/July. As well as being added to the bill for Ghostfest at Leeds University on June 30th, they will play additional headline dates in Bristol and London: June 30th - Ghostfest, Leeds University - BUY HERE July 1st – Bristol, The Louisiana - BUY [...]
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER announce “Everblack”; first track streaming now The Black Dahlia Murder’s sixth full-length album, Everblack, will be released worldwide in June 2013. The album art for Everblack was painted by renowned artist Nick Keller and recording was completed at Audiohammer Studios (lead guitars and vocals), Rustbelt Studios (drums), and Regal Fecal (guitar and bass). Mixing was [...]
WORSTENEMY‘s vocalist/guitar player Mario Pulisci stated: “While we are all waiting the album “Revelation” you can listen to V.I.T.R.I.O.L. on our soundcloud page!” Warning: Only for death metal addicted. https://www.facebook.com/worstenemyband
Tribalism. A weakness of man. The greatest crutch of Earth’s most destructive species. Look within the tribalism and take away the reasons for tribalism and one will see an example of the deconstructionism of flesh in operation. We hate. We hate anything that surrounds us. This is the greatest and worst asset of our species. [...]
Revel In Flesh almost sounds like some Satanic or evil priest sermonising on the beauty of the tasty organism known as humanity. Taken metaphorically, one can also see the relevance to the sermons of the most fundamentalist of American preachers; preachers, ostensibly of hate; revellers in the misery of flesh that is not white. It [...]
March 2013 has brought to our attention the multitude of talent that enriches the lives of the downtrodden masses. There were a number of great releases this month but the one that really stuck out as being that little bit special was the release, Furor Incarnatus, from Feared. Here’s a taster of what we had [...]
KALMAH’S SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM, ‘SEVENTH SWAMPHONY’, SET FOR RELEASE ON JUNE 17TH 2013 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS THE UNDISPUTED champions of ‘Swamp Metal’ return to the scene with new studio album, ‘Seventh Swamphony’, the follow-up to 2010’s ‘12 Gauge’ release. After 15 years together, with six full length albums under their collective belt, 2013 sees [...]
Listen to the track “Terminal Retribution” right HERE! All Systems Go! has the true pleasure to present the Gothenburg/Malmö, Sweden death metal outfit DEATHENING and their second album Chained In Blood. Standing out in the steady stream of metal releases is not an easy task but this is an album so fully loaded with musicality and gut [...]
We had the opportunity to catch up with the drummer of Florida’s Death Metal legends Deicide, Steve Asheim. We discussed the current tour, the new album and a few other interesting things besides. Have a listen. And enjoy.
Montreal death-metal powerhouse, KATAKLYSM, have been quietly working on new material for the past several months for their long awaited follow-up to the highly successful Heaven’s Venom album. “Well it’s been a seriously busy ride since our last album Heaven’s Venom was released over 3 years ago,” commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono. “From a successful world headlining run, to Ozzfest, into a [...]
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 [...]
We interviewed Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying and Austrian Death Machine about his new Death Metal project, Pyrithion, with the brains behind Allegaeon, Ryan Glisan. We have a very interesting and ranging conversation about the new project, his other Austrian-themed project plus some other interesting questions. https://www.facebook.com/pyrithion https://www.facebook.com/AustrianDeathMachine (the greatest band the [...]
New York death metal legends IMMOLATION have posted a lyric video for the track “Kingdom of Conspiracy” below! “Kingdom Of Conspiracy” is the title-track of their upcoming ninth full-length album. The follow up to their 2010 release, Majesty and Decay, will be released on May 10th via Nuclear Blast. Kingdom of Conspiracy was recorded [...]
We caught up with Chris Barnes of Six Feet Under (and ex-Cannibal Corpse for those of you who were born in the mid-nineties) to have a little discussion about the new Six Feet Under album, Unborn, out now via Metal Blade Records. Web: www.sfu420.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/sixfeetunder Twitter: @sixfeetofficial
Controversial necromantic Death Metallers ANTROPOMORPHIA have added a second guitar player to their ranks. Comments the band: “After an extended journey through the mazes of darkness a new fire has been lit to illuminate our ritual masses. We are proud to announce that we’ve welcomed a new member to our nekromantian horde : J. (full name Jos van [...]
We caught up with Ola Englund, guitarist of Six Feet Under and his own project, Feared. We discussed his latest album with Feared and a few more things besides. Open up a beer, click play and sit back to enjoy. Our review of the rather excellent album can be found here: http://suicidescriptures.com/2013/03/feared-furor-incarnatus-album-review-self-released/ As well as [...]
Dear Metal, Oh holy abstraction, we offer upon you our praise, our deepest longings transmuted into worship. We kneel at the altar, salivating noisily, awaiting your dictation through sounds and fury. Days stop and we stand still in the tuneful glow of your acolytes. Our interpretation knows no bounds. Sex novels are paeans to musical [...]
Scent Of Death are from Spain and, unlike the Spanish economic outlook, are not devoid of hope. When one conjures the word brutal in the mind one would immediately think of a punch in the face. In slow motion this violent act is immensely gratifying to watch in all its shocking glory. Now speed that [...]
Feared. The very utterance of the word conjures something primal and terrifying or, at the very least, makes that lizard part of the brain somewhat wary of what is to transpire after the merest mention of the name. Despite many people’s insistence that the world of Metal gives them strength, that the gross and the [...]
This new LP from Six Feet Under follows on the heels of some lineup changes in the band, so perhaps it should not come as a surprise to find that it isn’t very much like the previous album. This is clear from the first track, which starts off in slower territory before departing into an [...]
Photos from the Gorod gig at The Underworld Camden, London on Wednesday 6th March 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 Job For A Cowboy gig at The Underworld Camden, London on Wednesday 6th March 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.
It’s an enduring, albeit sarcastic fact that London’s Metal community is always on time. Everything else gets eschewed in the name of Metal. Time needn’t exclude the obsessed from their fix, and early hours are just another sacrifice in a long line of notable achievements in the expression of loyalty, another rubber stamp of five [...]
Photos from the Pyrexia gig at The Unicorn Camden, London on Thursday 7th March 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.
IMMOLATION: Album Cover and Track Listing Unveiled! New York death metal legends, IMMOLATION, have unveiled the artwork and track listing for their upcoming ninth studio album Kingdom of Conspiracy. The cover imagery was brought to life this time by Pär Olofsson (IMMORTAL, THE FACELESS, ABYSMAL DAWN). “The figures in the artwork have all been bound and chained and have their [...]
Featuring: Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying), Ryan Glisan (Allegaeon), and Andy Godwin (The Famine) “The Burden of Sorrow” to be released April 16th on Metal Blade Records It’s a struggle for some bands to get started, while others appear to seamlessly come together. With years of perspective and experience, the three members of Pyrithion have created [...]
“Raging Death” to be released May, 14th! Swedish death metal act, ENTRAILS, have launched the first single and released the art for their third album, Raging Death! Visit www.metalblade.com/entrails to check out the stunning artwork for Raging Death, as well as the first single In Pieces! The band comments: “This is the perfect next step for ENTRAILS. A massive stench of death, [...]
Dutch Death Metallers ANTROPOMORPHIA have reacted to a letter their label Metal Blade Records received from the German BPJM (“Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons”) that included an indexing request for the band’s latest album Evangelivm Nekromantia. The letter claims the cover artwork of the album as well as the song Fleisch illustrate and address killings [...]
The cover art for this CD shows a cathedral of the damned, twisted and organic, its entrance yawning open as a pair of flanking, pontifical figures gesture us inside, and the somewhat ecclesiastical feel continues with the chanted, medieval-feeling intro, which establishes a nicely atmospheric context for the old-school death which is to follow. The [...]
Swedish Death Metal veterans VOMITORY have decided to call it quits. Comments the band: “After 24 years, eight albums and hundreds of live shows across 30 countries, we have finally come to the end of the road. We in the band – Tobias, Urban, Erik and Peter – have made the collective decision to end Vomitory by the [...]
WHITECHAPEL’s debut full-length album, The Somatic Defilement, is the album that firmly planted the band on an upward trajectory that has carried the band to the upper echelons of modern death metal. The band has taken The Somatic Defilement and placed it in the capable hands of Audiohammer Studios producer Mark Lewis for a complete re-mix and re-master. The [...]
One of death metal’s most infamous icons, Glen Benton, and his brothers in DEICIDE are about to hit Europe’s stages again. Starting March 1st DEICIDE will bring THE END OF THE WORLD tour over Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France, UK, Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway. DEICIDE are also [...]
The esteemed DEATH TO ALL Tour, celebrating the life and music of DEATH mastermind Chuck Schuldiner, will be returning in 2013 for an even larger run of dates. After a successful 2012 run, the tour, now referred to as DTA1, will feature the original lineup of DEATH from Human — guitarist Paul Masvidal, bassist Steve [...]
CA tech death metal machine Deeds of Flesh official worldwide street date for their upcoming 9th studio release “Portals to Canaan” will be June 25th on Unique Leader Records/Hammerheart Records. The album will be released digitally, CD, LP gatefold(LP includes entirely different cover art as the CD) and limited edition garments and bundle packages. The [...]
New York death metal legends, IMMOLATION, have announced ‘Kingdom of Conspiracy’as the title of their upcoming ninth full-length album. The follow up to their 2010 release, ‘Majesty and Decay’, will be released on May 13th in the UK both digitally and physically via Nuclear Blast Records. The album was recorded at Sound Studios in Millbrook, NY with longtime producer Paul Orofino, and mixed [...]
Introduction: Infernal Tenebra are a heavy Metal band. They play a style of Metal firmly in the category of Death Metal. They come from Croatia. They are a band. They play instruments. Standard intro over, what does the album, New Formed Revelations offer to the world? Something that is very enjoyable that’s what. It is [...]
Devourment have been treading the hallowed boards of the mythic Death Metal stage for quite some time now. Veterans of the genre if you will. Conceived In Sewage is the Texan’s fifth release upon an unsuspecting world. The first two tracks have a slower groove that predominates which offers very little other than the feeling [...]
28.03 Kharkov – Zhara 29.03 Rostov On Don – Podzemka 30.03 Voronezh – Tarantul 31.03 Tolyatti – Hard Rock 01.04 Samara – Underground Club 02.04 Votkinsk – Infinity 03.04 Kazan – Banzai Club 05.04 Saint Petersburg – Stoker Club 06.04 Veliki Novgorod – Club 39 07.04 Moscow – Under The Ground www.facebook.com/Dyscarnate
Death metal behemoths SIX FEET UNDER are back, and with the seething Unborn, the tenth full-length of their imposing career, they are out for blood. Led by the inimitable Chris Barnes, owner of one of the most powerful and instantly recognizable voices in the genre, the band are returning with an overhauled line up that sees them reinvigorated and [...]
Swedish Death Metallers ENTRAILS has finished the recordings for their much anticipated upcoming third album Raging Death! Raging Death was recorded in different studios, the drum recordings took place at the Racetrack studios while the basis recordings were done at Jimmy’s own The Crypt recording studios. The album was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound. Comments the [...]
Photos from the Vader gig at The Underworld Camden, London on Friday 8th February 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.
Personal space knows no realisation in the pokey Underworld. Its cramped confines are a pit of inertia when sold out. Thus follows the usual indelicacies: somebody’s foreskin is snagged on a passing keychain, while one man’s shart is another’s ruination. The stairs swell with human presence, a silent Ganges flows off sight. The back bar [...]
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.
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 Aeon 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.
Photos from the Dyscarnate 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 Vanhelgd 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.
366 days of 2012 have brought to us some rather special talents to display their technical skills for the gibbering, slobbering peasants to laughingly applaud. It is fitting then that we look back with the scorn chiselled off of our faces and the drool freshly wiped at those bands that widened our eyes in surprise [...]
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
Pictures from the Psycroptic gig at Relentless Garage, London on 5th 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.
Pictures from the Obituary gig at Relentless Garage, London on 5th 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.
EX DEO have just been announced for Bloodstock 2013 along with Whitechapel, Kataklysm and Avantasia. They will join headliners Lamb of God, Anthrax and King Diamond. Friday August 9th Ronnie Jame Dio Stage King Diamond Accept Municipal Waste Dark Funeral Firewind Ex Deo Saturday August 10th Ronnie James Dio Stage Lamb of God Avantasia Kataklysm [...]
WHITECHAPEL have just been announced for Bloodstock 2013 along with Kataklysm, Avantasia and Ex Deo. They will join headliners Lamb of God, Anthrax and King Diamond. Friday August 9th Ronnie Jame Dio Stage King Diamond Accept Municipal Waste Dark Funeral Firewind Ex Deo Saturday August 10th Ronnie James Dio Stage Lamb of God Avantasia Kataklysm [...]
We have up to 5 pairs of tickets to give away to some lucky Sonata Arctica or Arsis fans for their show at the Gramercy Theatre in New York. Now that the power is back on after Hurricane Sandy did its best to destroy New York, Metal is back. “How can I win?” You ask. [...]
Sweden’s Death Metal Destroyers EVOCATION have just released a brand new video for the song “Divide And Conquer”, which is taken from their highly praised new album “Illusions Of Grandeur”. “Illusions Of Grandeur”, EVOCATION’s 4th album and the first one for their new label, has received excellent feedback all over the place with its [...]
Once again Christmas approaches and once again our darkened hearts seek the solace of hate in Death Metal. Thousands of Christmas shoppers have been saved by listening to fifty minutes of Aeon’s new album, Aeons Black. They will never know quite how close they came to being my first victims, choked to death on their [...]
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 [...]
The time is 1990 and as many short-haired and short-brained yuppies awake from the eighties with a marching-powder hangover, a revolution of such quiet yet monumental influence begins. A revolution that spanned the globe before the idea of globalisation was brutally forced upon the world by the Chicago School of Economics acolytes; acolytes of a [...]
Ok, before I take this review any further, there’s something I want to get off of my chest, which will probably cause some level of offense to anyone anticipating this release, but tough shit and fuck you, as this has to be said: This is probably one of the most annoying band names I’ve ever [...]
This slice of grind-influenced hyper tech-death is an excellent example of the genre, boasting many good ideas which are implemented with extreme technical prowess. In general, although the rhythm work features some classically-evil sounding death metal riffs, and much other variety besides, it often returns to stop-start, rhythmically pummelling passages over which the inventive and [...]
There’s something oddly Catholic about the cover of this LP, which, consisting as it does of a cloaked, mutilated young lady having sex with the pallid corpse of another mutilated young lady whilst a triumvirate of crimson-robed skeletons look on, as another purple-robed (and, presumably, equally skeletal) figure glides ethereally towards them, its face turned [...]
There’s comfort in the familiar. Whether it’s a piece of music or a pair of socks, the formerly-touched and caressed has a certainty missing from everything foreign and mysterious. The ominous den assumes a new colour once it’s been entered, just as a repeated venture is approached differently after the first instance. There’s safety in [...]
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 [...]
Even though it’s a Tuesday night, and some of us presumably have work tomorrow, the Underworld is completely full. Both over near the stage and at the bar there are masses congregating. Every darkened space reveals a picture of overpopulation: young twink metallers sipping hops from jars, jolly leathern titans cavorting with lithe jezebels, [...]
This band always has such great, inventive album covers – beautiful, horrifying, and drenched in meaning. Cattle Decapitation never just pick a generic image or use a random gory picture – there is genuine thought invested in the creation of an image which has a message or represents an idea. Somewhat unusually, they always relate [...]
Shit hit the fan. It was a throwback to a bygone era, the travails of old come back to haunt us. Or perhaps more: perhaps a demonstration of societal frailties that go unconsidered. The romancers saw it as nostalgic; the hapless victims saw it as irritating. April 2010 began as expected, a solid chunk [...]
Netherion are a music band of the Death Metal variety. Their album, Sphere Of Terror, opens with a song (a surprise one must say) that is immediately followed by another song. Such wonders one thought could not exist. But the revelations are not finished, no. Seconds pass before we are regaled once more with sounds; [...]
Eric Van Lustbader, in his unique novels of Japan, talks of the Japanese not being inventors but consummate improvers of the already invented, suggesting an inability to conceive of an idea is no hamper to creativity. Improvement to a degree never envisaged possible at the inception of an idea is in itself something to be [...]
Pictures from the Job For A Cowboy gig at The Underworld Camden, London on 23rd September 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.
Pictures from the Job For A Cowboy gig at The Underworld Camden, London on 23rd September 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.
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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. [...]
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&list=SP78774BA7B4210C18&v=4F4R8r1223w&h=480&w=620] Today, Swedish death metal squadron, AEON, are pleased to unveil the “Aeons Black” lyric video. The tune comes off the band’s forthcoming new studio offering of the same name. Set to drop via Metal Blade Records on November 20, 2012, the mammoth 15-track Aeons Black was recorded at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden, [...]