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Wolfbrigade – Run with the Hunted (Southern Lord)

Wolfbrigade – Run with the Hunted (Southern Lord)

Sweden’s lycanthro-punk legends return after five years with the release of their 9th album (6th under the name Wolfbrigade), ‘Run with the Hunted’. Wolfbrigade have had a colourful history; starting out as Wolfpack, the band eventually changed monikers to avoid association with a neo-nazi prison.. Read More
Interview – MANTAR

Interview – MANTAR

German duo, MANTAR, are in the midst of tearing through Europe, annihilating one city at a time with their explosive blackened sludge interpretations of punk rock. We caught up with vocalist/guitarist Hanno ahead of their show at the Black Heart in Camden – the van.. Read More
Pyriphlegethon – The Murky Black of Eternal Night (Iron Bonehead)

Pyriphlegethon – The Murky Black of Eternal Night (Iron Bonehead)

Maurice “Mories” de Jong is a name well known within modern black metal circles – he is infamous for his ability to conjure spine chilling atmospheres using dense layers of eerie instrumentals for maximum effect. Gnaw Their Tongues, De Magia Veterum, Cloak of Altering and.. Read More
All Pigs Must Die, Corrupt Moral Altar, Dripback – London Boston Music Room 7/4/17

All Pigs Must Die, Corrupt Moral Altar, Dripback – London Boston Music Room 7/4/17

Another sell out show, courtesy of Old Empire, sees All Pigs Must Die return to London for one of the most manic evenings the Boston Music Room has ever seen. Local lads, Dripback, open the show to a sparsely populated crowd. Their combo of death.. Read More
MANTAR, Deathrite, Solleme – London The Black Heart 5/4/17

MANTAR, Deathrite, Solleme – London The Black Heart 5/4/17

It’s day three of the week to end all weeks, and this time it’s German blackened sludge duo MANTAR’s turn to contribute to the mass of gigs that London currently finds itself inundated with. Despite Big Business and Whores playing at the Underworld just a.. Read More
Grand Magus, Planet of Zeus, Blind River – London Underworld 2/4/17

Grand Magus, Planet of Zeus, Blind River – London Underworld 2/4/17

April 2017 will be heralded as the month that had all of the gigs. ALL of them. With something happening pretty much every night, promoters are grappling to push ticket sales for the abundance of shows for fear of poor turn outs. Despite all of.. Read More
Ulver - The Assassination of Julius Caesar (House of Mythology)

Ulver – The Assassination of Julius Caesar (House of Mythology)

When it comes to the art of music, Ulver are a law unto themselves. Having been around for almost 25 years, the Norwegian progressive post-black metal experimentalist outfit now possess a status which makes every release they put out feel like a milestone. Having shifted.. Read More
Mantar – The Spell (Nuclear Blast)

Mantar – The Spell (Nuclear Blast)

What happens when you release an album but still have unheard leftovers? You release an EP! This is exactly what German duo, Mantar, chose to do when they finished recording 2016’s ‘Ode to the Flame’. The first two tracks, ‘Pest Crusade’ and ‘Age of the.. Read More
Pallbearer – Heartless (Nuclear Blast)

Pallbearer – Heartless (Nuclear Blast)

Having set a precedent for emotive doom metal with soaring riffs and heart rending vocals on their previous two albums, Pallbearer take a completely new direction with third full-length ‘Heartless’. Now signed to Nuclear Blast, the Little Rock four piece have reinvented their sound, opting.. Read More
Interview - Pallbearer

Interview – Pallbearer

Pallbearer are an unusual act for their era – able to appeal to fans on all ends of the musical spectrum, while still retaining their own distinctive sound – the band were quickly propelled into the spotlight following the release of debut ‘Sorrow and Extinction’.. Read More