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Ultimate Darkness Zine Anthology 1995-2017 (Cult Never Dies)

Ultimate Darkness Zine Anthology 1995-2017 (Cult Never Dies)

If you have a fascination for old metal fanzines this will certainly hit the spot. It’s an absolutely packed read which although only 228 pages, which might not sound a lot, is so densely crammed with information and interviews (in 3 columns per page with.. Read More
SepticFlesh, Inquisition & Stahlsarg – London Underworld 22/1/18

SepticFlesh, Inquisition & Stahlsarg – London Underworld 22/1/18

SepticFlesh do not exactly play the UK very often and with just the London date and Inquisition joining as co-headliners this was always going to be a busy one. It would have been very interesting to see Egyptian band Odious who were meant to be.. Read More
Slow – V Oceans (Code666)

Slow – V Oceans (Code666)

It’s all in the title, this is slow stuff and album number 5 from Belgium bred but Bulgarian based Déhà who is aided here lyrically and conceptually by Lore. Digging deeper there is a bit more meaning into the name rather than just plonking Slow.. Read More
Azziard – Metempsychose (Malpermesita Records)

Azziard – Metempsychose (Malpermesita Records)

Pulling this CD out of its wrapping I remembered the band name and that this deathly black troop from France had struck me as slightly bonkers on last album ‘Vesanie’ in 2014. At the time they had been in the midst of exploring the not.. Read More
Batushka, Schammasch, Trepaneringsritualen – London Islington Assembly Hall 14/1/18

Batushka, Schammasch, Trepaneringsritualen – London Islington Assembly Hall 14/1/18

Well it really is a weekend of rituals in London what with Watain on Friday and this tonight and it’s another sell out show gathering the throngs together on a chilly Sunday night. Yes an outsider may take one look at the band names here.. Read More
Abysmal Grief – Blasphema Secta (Terror From Hell)

Abysmal Grief – Blasphema Secta (Terror From Hell)

Italy has a very proud and revered history of both horror films and occultist themed doom and Abysmal Grief have been melding both together with spine chilling finesse since the late 90’s. It took me till last album ‘Strange Rites Of Evil’ at the tail.. Read More
Watain & Degial – London Dome 12/1/18

Watain & Degial – London Dome 12/1/18

First gig of the year and it was destined to be one that won’t be forgotten in a hurry. Watain are playing a few select shows in honour of new album Trident Wolf Eclipse and reports from the first of these in Tilburg had been.. Read More
Ultra Damaged: Damaged Inc. Zine Anthology 1985-2017 – Maniac (Cult Never Dies)

Ultra Damaged: Damaged Inc. Zine Anthology 1985-2017 – Maniac (Cult Never Dies)

“Wanna buy a fanzine mate?” Ah those desperate calls for beer money at gigs have long gone. No more hawking wares with names like Organ, Dog, P’tahk, Satellite and err Kentucky Fried Afterbirth. The Internet has taken over and the physical fanzine is very much.. Read More
Pissboiler – In The Lair Of Lucid Nightmares (Third I Rex)

Pissboiler – In The Lair Of Lucid Nightmares (Third I Rex)

Released on the 25th Dec, ok. Well some people get Xmas cards in the post but I got an album by Pissboiler, not that I’m complaining. It gave me some interesting listening over the festering period and as for Lucid Nightmares, they seem to never.. Read More
Summoning – With Doom We Come (Napalm)

Summoning – With Doom We Come (Napalm)

The sounds of Middle Earth will never be forgotten and will reverberate with the clamour of heroes around the great halls forevermore. Well they will if Protector and Silenius have their way and despite being quiet for nearly 5 long years since ‘Old Morning’s Dawn’.. Read More
Shining - X - Varg Utan Flock (Season Of Mist)

Shining – X – Varg Utan Flock (Season Of Mist)

The death throes of one shitty year of existence have barely stopped twitching and another one is just about ready to be shat into existence. Same hopelessness, misery, discontent and feelings of negativity and it seems almost perfect that greeting it will be new releases.. Read More
Malvento – Pneuma (Third I Rex)

Malvento – Pneuma (Third I Rex)

I should feel guilty for never coming across Malvento in their 20 odd years of existence but then again there are many “cult Italian” acts so shrouded in obscurity within the underground that there are no shortage of them to discover. Malvento have been around.. Read More