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Ysengrin / StarGazer– D.A.V.V.N (Nuclear War Now! Productions)

NWN have a series of split releases that started in 2015 that have been thematically linked as this split represents the third in that series which follows an alchemical concept that I won’t go into here, predominantly because I have… Continue Reading →

Myrkur & Jo Quail – Manchester Gorilla 22/12/18

My final gig of the year couldn’t have been better, an intimate night of sumptuous musicality in the company of two of the finest proponents of soulful, ambient and passionately intense performances even though headliner Myrkur did a black metal… Continue Reading →

Cntmpt – Towards Neglect (Into Endless Chaos Records)

All three band members of this German black metal act are prolific in a number of other bands such as Evil Warriors, Division Speed, Vidargängr, to name a few and within this project they are simply named as B, M… Continue Reading →

Devil Worshipper – Music For The Endtimes (I, Voidhanger Records)

If you saw a band with the name Devil Worshipper what kind of music would you expect them to play? I had my own preconceived notions of that before playing this debut album which is an international collaboration between Matron… Continue Reading →

Abigail Williams, The Infernal Sea, Martyrium – Sheffield, The Mulberry Bar 9/12/18

Originally this gig was planned as an all dayer, according to the flyer, but eventually turned out to be a three band event held at a bar near the Sheffield Academy. Thankfully with the gig taking place on a Sunday… Continue Reading →

In The Woods – Cease The Day (Debemur Morti Productions)

My superlatives surrounding this Norwegian bands previous album “Pure”, which saw them return to the world of progressive experimentalism after a long hibernation in the forest wilderness of which they were very fond of back in the 1990s, were abound… Continue Reading →

Ulthar – Cosmovore (20 Buck Spin Records)

Everything about this album is gnarly, the artwork, the sound, the vocals, the drums, the guitar tone, the thundering bass; it has that grisly attitude of a grotesquely efficient death metal album yet it is tinged with the essence of… Continue Reading →

Third Storm – The Grand Manifestation (Dark Descent Records)

Originally this Swedish outfit was formed in the 80s by a bunch of very young metal heads wanting to hack chunks out of the extreme metal scene with their own version of sonic annihilation but like a lot of acts… Continue Reading →

Devilskin & The Fallen State – Manchester, Rebellion Bar 6/11/18

Without doubt November is the most packed month for gigs this autumn with a number of events on my radar as this duo of acts was doing the rounds throughout the UK. Having seen the New Zealanders tear up Sheffield… Continue Reading →

Lifelost – Dialogues From Beyond (Transcending Obscurity Records)

J.L.Rey, aka Phlegeton of technical death metal wizards Wormed has put his considerable skills into a new venture that sees him journeying down gruelling, anguish riddled black metal project in which he does everything of a musical and vocal nature…. Continue Reading →

Lords Of The Cemetery – Path Of Damara (Great Dane Records)

This is the second album by this French death metal outfit whose debut was a typically old school death metal affair but done with French flair by adding occult like adornments to the songs as this sophomore continues that avenue… Continue Reading →

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