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Formicarius - Black Mass Ritual (Schwarzdorn Productions)

Formicarius – Black Mass Ritual (Schwarzdorn Productions)

Formicarius were first embraced by the Black metal world when they released their initial majestic, dark, symphonic single, namely “lake of the dead”. Since then they have formulated and finalised a full length offering, “Black Mass Ritual”, which is due to be unleashed on the.. Read More
Origin - Unparalleled Universe (Agonia Records)

Origin – Unparalleled Universe (Agonia Records)

Origin are now verging on a 20 year history and since their inception in Kansas, USA, they have delivered a brutal and unrelenting brand of death metal which makes everyone sit up and take note. “Unparalleled universe” is Origins 7th Studio album, since their self-titled.. Read More
Wederganger / Urfaust  - Split (Ván Records)

Wederganger / Urfaust – Split (Ván Records)

I’ve been a fan of Wederganger since I saw them at Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2016, and I have heard a lot of good things about Urfaust and have been keen to check them out, but somehow, I have never got around to it. So, when.. Read More
Download Festival 2017 - Donington Park 11/6/17

Download Festival 2017 – Donington Park 11/6/17

Sunday 11th June 2017 review only. Download is always a marmite festival for me, it either has loads on offer to draw my interest, or it is a weekend, I will happily swerve at a blink of an eye. While this year has intermittent gems.. Read More
Suffocation - …of the dark light (Nuclear Blast)

Suffocation – …of the dark light (Nuclear Blast)

Suffocation have returned with their 8th full length album, a pummelling beast of a record, which they have executed with precision and technicality, through Nuclear Blast Records. Suffocation first introduced themselves to us in 1991 with their debut “Effigy of the Forgotten” and not relaxed.. Read More
Svartsyn – In Death (Agonia)

Svartsyn – In Death (Agonia)

Hailing from Sweden, yet sounding as if they have been delivered straight from the bowels of hell, this duo is ready to unleash another instalment of satanic verses onto this unsuspecting world, with such a tirade that it sounds like Lucifer has written it herself... Read More
Alestorm – No Grave But The Sea (Napalm)

Alestorm – No Grave But The Sea (Napalm)

The one and only heavy metal pirates of Alestorm have crashed upon our shores once more with their 5th full length album: “No Grave But The Sea”! It’s been 3 years since their last opus “Sunset On The Golden Age” so it’s about time we.. Read More
Nephilim’s Howl – Through The Marrow Of Human Suffering (I, Voidhanger)

Nephilim’s Howl – Through The Marrow Of Human Suffering (I, Voidhanger)

Nephilim’s Howl have been in existence since 2015 and were hatched from the Finnish black metal underground, and now bring to us their first offering, “Through The Marrow Of Human Suffering”, via one of the most inimitable labels, I, Voidhanger. The bands sound, if it.. Read More
Tarja & My Own Ghost – Manchester Academy 2 – 9/3/17

Tarja & My Own Ghost – Manchester Academy 2 – 9/3/17

I was excited but a little apprehensive about this show, as I had seen Tarja, on numerous occasions, with the colossus giants that are Nightwish, but never alone. So, whilst I was excited to see her, now that she has branched out, I was dubious,.. Read More