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Krukh – Безглуздість Absurdity (I, Voidhanger)

What to bond over as metalheads when you meet a stranger in a strange land? Metal of course. Black Metal in this case. Ukrainian Markov Soroka and Uzbek Nyzam Salimbayev met in the US, both immigrants, and discovered that, apart… Continue Reading →

Trees – S/T (Svart)

Judging from the video to the song Out In The Open by the Finish band Trees, the world in still OK in Savonlinna, Finland. You see the band playing their folk rock, immersed in golden, autumnal light, in a house… Continue Reading →

Interview – The Ocean

Robin Staps (guitar, primary songwriter) and Paul Seidel (drums), Zagreb, 17/11/2018 The 17th of November was one of the first really cold days in Zagreb this autumn. At six o’clock in the evening, the arranged interview time, it was already… Continue Reading →

Seventh Genocide – Svnth (Third I Rex)

This is a nice surprise. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much. When I looked at the band photo of Seventh Genocide, I thought that these guys were way too young to be making good music. But not only did… Continue Reading →

The Ocean & Rosetta – Zagreb, Mochvara 17/11/18

Zagreb’s Mochvara had already filled up nicely when Rosetta started their show right at the announced time, or maybe five minutes later. It was bloody cold outside and nobody fancied drinking their beer on the club’s windy terrace. Rosetta certainly… Continue Reading →

An Autumn for Crippled Children – The Light of September (ConSouling Sounds)

Well, I suppose there’s not much that’s more depressing than suffering children. Especially, when the suffering is of a kind that cannot be traced back to anyone’s wrong choices. Children that are born with some kind of genetic defect, that… Continue Reading →

The Ocean Collective – Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic (Metal Blade / Pelagic Records)

This is one of those releases you could write a treatise about (not that such releases are abundant). Its scope is so ambitious, it borders on megalomania. But that’s fine with me. Who has ever achieved anything significant by setting… Continue Reading →

Night Gaunt – The Room (Terror From Hell)

What’s a night-gaunt? In case you don’t know (and I didn’t) the name of the Italian label (Terror from Hell) the band Night Gaunt from Rome are signed with will give you an idea. Night-gaunts are creatures from the Lovecraftian… Continue Reading →

Nochny Dozor – S/T (Prophecy)

A band from Greece with a Russian name, singing in English, named after a fantasy novel by a Russian author. How does all of that fit together? And how is it connected to their debut EP’s cover design featuring a… Continue Reading →

Interview – Crippled Black Phoenix

We caught Justin in Bratislava, just before the soundcheck for Crippled Black Phoenix’s show. We discussed what’s different about being a musician at 25 and now, Brexit and what it means for British bands, the music industry, deals with labels,… Continue Reading →

Crippled Black Phoenix – Klub Kulturak, Bratislava, Slovakia 8/10/18

Bratislava, the capitol of Slovakia, is not an obvious beauty. The cold Socialist realism of the Eastern bloc with its massive, geometrical shapes is omnipresent in the city’s architecture. Highlights from earlier historical periods can’t subdue or neutralize its effect…. Continue Reading →

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