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Johansson & Speckmann – From The Mouth Of Madness (Soulseller Records)

Johansson & Speckmann – From The Mouth Of Madness (Soulseller Records)

Want some old school dark death metal? Step right up and have a large slice of this, the fourth album / collaboration between bassist & vocalist Paul Speckmann (Master) and guitarist Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Down Among The Dead Men….pretty much every band). “From The Mouth.. Read More
Testament, Annihilator, Vader -LCR Norwich 3/4/18

Testament, Annihilator, Vader -LCR Norwich 3/4/18

It’s an early off tonight for the Polish veterans and the venue is steadily filling up when Vader take to the stage to give the Norfolk massive the full leather, studs and Satan experience. You’d think, given the other bands on this package Pete and.. Read More
Sentient Horror – The Crypts Below (Testimony Records)

Sentient Horror – The Crypts Below (Testimony Records)

Back in 2016 I was lucky enough to get the debut Sentient Horror album “Ungodly Forms” through to review…..and I won’t lie, it made me chub up a bit. The ludicrously good, old school Swedish DM vibe….. expertly replicated by these oiks from New Jersey.. Read More
Stranglewire – The Dark Triad (Grindscene Records)

Stranglewire – The Dark Triad (Grindscene Records)

Belfast four-piece Stranglewire have only been around a year or so now, releasing their debut single “Narcissism” only last June and are back to bend your ears with this six track EP. They may have only been in existence a little while but the band.. Read More
Venom Inc. – London Islington Academy 13/3/18

Venom Inc. – London Islington Academy 13/3/18

Being a bit older, a bit more jaded and a bit more in need of my bed these days, it’s been a while since I’ve been to a gig that has made be feel as great as this one did. My cheeks ached from all.. Read More
Cryptic Grave – S/T (Great Dane Records)

Cryptic Grave – S/T (Great Dane Records)

When this EP landed on my mat I took one look at the artwork and thought “oh bugger…… he knows I don’t like black metal much”. Old school black and white art with the usual skulls, moons, wonky symbols, tombstones and twigs. Great, another bunch.. Read More
Whipstriker – Merciless Artillery (Hells Headbangers)

Whipstriker – Merciless Artillery (Hells Headbangers)

I love it when promo blurb describes an album as “highly anticipated”. Usually I’ve never even heard of the band and any amount of anticipation is probably only felt by the bands mums….. maybe. Not so with these Brazilian Venom fans whose fourth album “Merciless.. Read More
Warfist / Excidium - Laws Of Perversion And Filth  (Godz Ov War Productions)

Warfist / Excidium – Laws Of Perversion And Filth (Godz Ov War Productions)

I was lucky enough to get hold of the album “Metal To The Bone” by Polish leather & stud enthusiasts Warfist last year and it couldn’t have had a more appropriate title so when the opportunity arose to write about this new 8 track split.. Read More
Anima Damnata – Nefarious Seed Grows To Bring Forth Supremacy Of The Beast (Godz Ov War)

Anima Damnata – Nefarious Seed Grows To Bring Forth Supremacy Of The Beast (Godz Ov War)

Nice album title…..trips of the tongue a treat doesn’t it? You might think I’m being sarcastic here but compared to their 2003 debut “Agonizing Journey Through The Burning Universe And Transcendental Ritual Of Transfiguration” it really does. This Polish bunch of Satan botherers have been.. Read More
Sex Dumpster – Lord Alcohol (S/R)

Sex Dumpster – Lord Alcohol (S/R)

Chances are, unless you have no job / family / life and spend every waking hour scouring the internet for the latest in underground extreme music, that you have probably never heard of Alaskans….Sex Dumpster. The band name itself conjures an image of a group.. Read More
Skineater – Cerebral Relics (Slaughterhouse Records)

Skineater – Cerebral Relics (Slaughterhouse Records)

I wasn’t familiar with this Swedish DM band before receiving this EP (the follow up release to their 2013 debut album “Dermal Harvest”) but a quick bit of research made them sound like a pretty tasty prospect being formed of members / former members of.. Read More
Bloodshot Dawn – Reanimation (Hostile Media)

Bloodshot Dawn – Reanimation (Hostile Media)

It’s all change on the Bloodshot Dawn front. Since the release of their second album, 2014’s “Demons” lone founder member, guitarist / singer Josh McMorran has recruited Canadian shredder Morgan Reid, drummer James Stewart (also of Vader and Divine Chaos) and bass player Giacomo Gastaldi... Read More