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The Rite – Liturgy of the Black (Iron Bonehead)

This is a Danish/Italian group whom have members of the most excellent Krossburst (Ita) and Denial of God (Dnk) with those members also existing within Black Oath. The black/doom approach will bring striking similarities to the Celtic Frost mantle, with… Continue Reading →

Withering Surface – Meet Your Maker (Mighty Music)

Behold, Denmark’s most celebrated melodeath export has returned from the dead! Withering Surface initially turned heads in 1998 with sophomore album “The Nude Ballet”, but it’s 2001s more polished “Walking On Phantom Ice” that is arguably the greatest of their… Continue Reading →

Anubis Gate – Covered in Colours (Nightmare Records)

Tributes to other bands can be very interesting, and there is great potential for talented bands to interpret good songs and make them better. Anubis Gate is a talented band. I interviewed the band’s amiable multi-instrumentalist Kim Oleson a few… Continue Reading →

Chronicle – Demonology (Mighty Music)

Chronicle are a young Danish four piece, whose debut album “Primal Fear” appears to have slipped under my radar since its release in 2015. Having now investigated, it seems that I’ve missed out on some technical yet catchy melodic death… Continue Reading →

Horned Almighty – To Fathom The Master’s Grand Design (Scarlet Records)

I have been enjoying these horny Danes output since 1st hearing their Devil’s Music back in 2006 and continued following the musical exploits of Helpig, Harm, S and newer bassist Haxen ever since. Theirs is a brand of quite accessible… Continue Reading →

Denial of God – The Hallow Mass (Osmose / Hells Headbangers)

Putting your cold, dead finger on what makes Denial of God so compelling isn’t easy. But the really difficult bit is finding time to dip in and out of this because you know, each time you put it on, you’re… Continue Reading →

Baest – Venenum (Century Media)

A tsunami of a drum rolls carves you open to the brutality that Baest are about to unleash on your soul. Deep guttural growls command the preceding’s and these are accompanied by fast intricate drum work and seemingly effortless fretwork… Continue Reading →

Orm – Ir (Indisciplinarian)

Orm are a relatively fresh Danish black metal combo, and should not be confused with the pioneering 70’s electro-pop duo of the same name who were famed for smuggling synths into Czechoslovakia. Orm have fast become a welcome addition to… Continue Reading →

The Rite – The Brocken Fires (Iron Bonehead)

Fancy a dose of morbid black metal, you are in the rite place? This is a fairly new entity who released their debut 5 track EP on cassette format last year in just 100 copies. As is often the case… Continue Reading →

Geistaz’ Ika – Trolddomsejd i Skovens Dybe Kedel (Signal Rex)

Once more I ride off into the lands where being so crushingly monolingual leaves me feeling utterly inadequate. On the plus side though, it means that this debut by Danish band Geistaz’ Ika really does have to speak to me… Continue Reading →

Halshug – Drom (Southern Lord)

Back in the day, when all was well with the world, and all that mattered was the next Death gig, or a new Megadeth t-shirt or having enough money to get the bus to school and have enough left over… Continue Reading →

Denial Of God – The Shapeless Mass (Osmose)

‘Black Horror Metal’ since 1991 apparently; that’s this Danish trio. Now how they’ve got to nearly twenty years of existence in this kind of area without me even coming across them before, other than a vague recognition of their logo… Continue Reading →

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