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Author Lily Randall

In my eyes, there really is nothing better than stumbling upon a band that causes you to scrunch up your face and nod in pure delight. Thanks to a passion for writing, my teenage years were spent scouring the pages of metal mags, swooning over journalists' way with words and simultaneously finding bands to hunt down to fangirl over (I mean, interview). Black, thrash, doom and their hybrids get me going but death metal has a special place in my heart, so much so that I have a tortoise named Chuck Shelldiner. Writing for an array of publications over the years including Iron Fist, Terrorizer, Soundshock, Metal-Rules and Devolution, gigs have become a weekly routine and you'll find me weeping over at the merch stall because a vinyl doesn't come in colour or platter formats. I'm at my most content when at festivals, clutching a bottle of value vodka and running from stage to stage to watch as much as possible before I pass out.

Feral – Where Dead Dreams Dwell (Cyclone Empire)

The old school Swedish death metal clans have multiplied quicker than rats in recent years but that doesn’t stop them from pumping out album after album. Whilst a few manage to tower over others in terms of innovation, Feral, whilst… Continue Reading →

Tribulation – The Children of the Night (Century Media)

For most bands, a six year time frame may not allow for a great deal of exploration and maturity but for Tribulation, it’s been a period for three albums all of which show more development than some bands show in… Continue Reading →

Vholdghast – Låt oss förbrinna (Vicisolum)

Despite jamming together for over ten years, Vholdghast have only just got around to showcasing their sound on record, which is fair enough when you consider how many projects this four piece juggle between them (six for vocalist Jonny alone)…. Continue Reading →

Obituary, M:Pire of Evil, Dust Bolt & Rotting Repugnancy – London Electric Ballroom 1/2/2015

A pinch and a punch for the first of the month is more than likely to occur tonight, as the pits and aggression expected from a death metal entity such as Obituary is a force not to be reckoned with… Continue Reading →

Winds of Genocide – Usurping the Throne of Disease (Pulverised )

After releasing their raging debut EP ‘The Arrival Of Apokalyptic Armageddon’ in 2010, and a split with Japanese black/thrash maniacs Abigail two years later, it may be a new year but don’t expect a new Winds of Genocide. It’s been… Continue Reading →

Morbid Angel, Benediction, Unfathomable Ruination – London Islington Academy 12/12/2014

With doors opening at 6pm, it’s a mad rush from the office to Islington tonight and with such a strong line up, the disappointment of being late is looming over our heads as we rush up the underground escalators.  Unfortunately… Continue Reading →

Morgon – Necrokvlt Archeochaosphere (Terror From Hell)

Not to be confused with the German blackened death outlet of the same name, French trio Morgon have resurrected their 2012 self-released album ‘Necrokvlt Archeochaosphere’ via Terror From Hell Records and the result is as deadly as it seems. With… Continue Reading →

Centinex – Redeeming Filth (Agonia)

With the nineties’ death metal scene in Sweden being one of the more overcrowded genres of times past, Centinex were still a force to be reckoned with and after an eight year silence, the band are back with an album… Continue Reading →

Crypt of Silence – Beyond Shades (Solitude Productions)

Whilst the political drama continues to affect the country, it’s no surprise that the Ukraine create so many bands fuelled with melancholy and despair. It’s time to add Crypt Of Silence to the list, who after five years have put… Continue Reading →

Gravehill – Death Curse (Dark Descent)

After originally starting up in 2001, Gravehill decided to call it quits before even releasing an album and it wasn’t until 2007 that the US band reformed. Since then, three albums have been released and despite a lack of interest… Continue Reading →

Triumphant – Herald The Unsung (Cyclone Empire)

After seven-odd years under an array of different titles, Triumphant appear to have finally settled into their new form to release a debut that fits their new name. Frantic Tormentor, Manic Disease and Nekromantik are a thing of the past,… Continue Reading →

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