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Echolons))) – Idea Of A Labyrinth (Tonzonen Records)

German Progressive Rock quartet Echolons))) formed in the early 2000’s in Frankfurt Am Main and have a different approach to the one I prefer when it comes to the music they create on the Progressive Rock spectrum. Whereas I usually… Continue Reading →

Mad-Era – ElectricMegaBlack (S/R)

Spanish trio Mad-Era hail from Torrelodones, Madrid and they seem to be causing a bit of a stir with their latest release ‘ElectricMegaBlack’. With praise and intrigue coming in from several places, the groove orientated heavy metal trio seem to… Continue Reading →

Interview – A Pale Horse Named Death

A Pale Horse Named Death are a five piece who are currently leading the charge for accessible, powerful and melancholic doom. Heavily influenced by the legendary Type O Negative, a band which Sal Abruscato was a founding member of, and… Continue Reading →

PIST – Hailz (APF Records)

“I finally feel like we’ve made a record we can all be proud of.” These are the words of Dave Rowlands, vocalist for the Bury based filthy four piece PIST, a band who I have spoken about on the pages… Continue Reading →

A Pale Horse Named Death, (OHHMS), Petrichor, Mairu – Liverpool, PHASE One 4/11/19

It’s the day before bonfire night and as you would expect, it’s dark out, there are bangs going off everywhere and some bellend throws a firecracker out the car window at the bus stop we were waiting at before we… Continue Reading →

Byzanthian Neckbeard – Minaton (S/R)

The doom beast from the Channel Islands is back once again and ready to unleash a veritable storm of bone shaking horror inspired Doom on us all. Byzanthian Neckbeard certainly don’t mess around when it comes to the heavier arts… Continue Reading →

Silvertomb – Edge Of Existence (Long Branch Records)

After 2007’s ‘Dead Again’, Type O Negative were supposed to be set to follow up their first SPV release when the tragic passing of Pete Steele occurred. It was during the time between the end of the Dead Again touring… Continue Reading →

Mass Worship – S/T (Century Media)

It’s that time of the year when the weather starts to get more menacing and all the ‘kvlt’ things which lurk in the darkness begin to rise up and the folks who handle press and distribution across the music world… Continue Reading →

In Mourning – Garden Of Storms (Agonia Records)

I first stumbled across In Mourning back in 2010 when they released their second full length album ‘Monolith’. The intensity within the melodic death metal sections when combined with the subtle gothic undercurrents from their initial sounds and the slightly… Continue Reading →

One Hour Hell – Voidwalker (ViciSolum)

SweDeath is a fairly common approach to Death Metal these days. Highly influential, instantly recognizable and easy to blend in with other styles and approaches, this core style of Death Metal is one we are all widely familiar with, and… Continue Reading →

Goatess – Blood And Wine (Svart)

I first discovered Goatess back in 2014 when they headlined a gig in The Black Heart along with Serpent Venom and Sigiriya and it was a very memorable experience. Three different types of doom all working in perfect harmony to… Continue Reading →

Madvice – Everything Comes To An End (Time To Kill Records)

Madvice are a 4 piece from Italy who have been described as a thrash-melodeath hybrid kind of band. With this in mind, you would expect some cutting riffs, surging paced sections and some massive sounding moments. Whilst these do appear… Continue Reading →

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