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Tor Marrock – The Concept Of Self (Black Vulture Records)

Tor Marrock – The Concept Of Self (Black Vulture Records)

I think it is fair to say that I have been enjoying the dark, delicious delights of Welsh band Tor Marrock pretty much since inception. They have now delivered three albums and I have caught them at a few shows, they play somewhat fleetingly and.. Read More
The Sacrifice – S/T (Season Of Mist)

The Sacrifice – S/T (Season Of Mist)

It’s not the first time we have been caught out by press hyperbole and definitely won’t be the last. French trio The Sacrifice apparently were originally called Panzer Flower and with a name like that and a number 2 hit in their home country called.. Read More
Opera – Dario Argento (Cult Films)

Opera – Dario Argento (Cult Films)

As far as many are concerned Opera made in 1987 is the last film truly deserving of director Dario Argento’s auteur status. It also saw the end of the golden era for Italian genre cinema which was rapidly in decline and about to plummet. The.. Read More
Furia, Au Dessus & Solleme – London Nambucca 6/12/18

Furia, Au Dessus & Solleme – London Nambucca 6/12/18

Plenty of gigs on in town yet again tonight, heavyweight thrash titans Exodus with Sodom and Death Angel having a Headbangers Ball as well as memories being invoked by Clawfinger. It’s off down the Holloway Road for us black clad legions for a couple of.. Read More
Yarn Of The Wicked – Lore * Anne (Pagan Records)

Yarn Of The Wicked – Lore * Anne (Pagan Records)

I absolutely had to review this before hearing a single note as this Polish band featuring members of Sauron and Misanthropic Rage have conceptually tackled a subject very close to my heart. Lore Fournier and Anne de Boissy are two far from innocent convent school.. Read More
The Monolith Deathcult - V2 Vergelding (Human Detonator Records)

The Monolith Deathcult – V2 Vergelding (Human Detonator Records)

Although their music is nothing short of lethally serious Dutch nutters The Monolith Deathcult have a rare sense of humour in the death metal scene and have never been above cracking the odd joke at their expense either. V2 Vergelding (and pronunciation of the album.. Read More
Zeal & Ardor + Blanket – London Electric Ballroom 2/12/18

Zeal & Ardor + Blanket – London Electric Ballroom 2/12/18

As we hit December silly season commences and for the next couple of weeks there are multiple shows on practically every night and we aint talking pantomimes. Round the corner Terror and assorted crews are tearing The Underworld a new one and at The Electric.. Read More
Istina – Revelation Of Unknown (S/R)

Istina – Revelation Of Unknown (S/R)

Or to give this it’s native title Истина – Откровение Неизвестности. Well I had a case of deja-vu when this turned up from Russia and did not have a clue what I had in front of me but on playing the CD I realised that.. Read More
Transmaniacon – The Strange World Of Suzie Pellet (New Heavy Sounds)

Transmaniacon – The Strange World Of Suzie Pellet (New Heavy Sounds)

Just who is Suzie and why is her world strange? Plenty of questions to answer here. Well apparently she is the creation of author Ian Miller whose work has stretched to book, art, graphic novels and films. She is a dark gothic character and “a.. Read More
Vidres A La Sang – Set De Sang (Blood Fire Death)

Vidres A La Sang – Set De Sang (Blood Fire Death)

Now this lot are a blast from the past as I remembered reviewing the Spanish band whose name means Glass In Blood’s debut self-titled album via Xtreem music way back in 2004. Finding this in my promo boxes of discs and giving it a blast,.. Read More
Idle Hands – Don’t Waste Your Time (Eisenwald)

Idle Hands – Don’t Waste Your Time (Eisenwald)

Band number 72,453 from the Portland Oregon area. Not sure what is in the water there but it seems to make everyone at least attempt to become a musician, thankfully with this lot, despite the title we are not completely wasting our time. Apparently 3.. Read More
Anomalie – Integra (AOP Records)

Anomalie – Integra (AOP Records)

The scene in Austria seems a little bit incestuous and anyone involved either on album or live with prime exports Harakiri For The Sky seems to be heavily involved in plenty of other projects and a good family tree between bands could easily be constructed... Read More