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Damnation Festival – Leeds University Union 4/11/17

As I approached the University Union in Leeds, on a cold November morning, I could feel the air of anticipation growing, for I was about to embark on the annual bonfire weekend extravaganza that is the Damnation Festival. There were… Continue Reading →

Mayhem, Dragged Into Sunlight & Inconcessus Lux Lucis – London Electric Ballroom 29/3/17

There’s lots of black clad figures stomping around Camden, some sporting corpse-paint and frightening the tourists and foreign students. All are congregating for a show of legendary proportions and it’s not Enuff Z’Nuff round the corner at the Underworld. First… Continue Reading →

Fell Ruin – To The Concrete Drifts (I Voidhanger)

This is apparently the second release from US band Fell Ruin, but the first full length and the first I’ve heard of them. What’s within? Well ‘Respire’ is the acoustic guitar intro which takes route A and simply stops before… Continue Reading →

Gnaw Their Tongues – Hymns For the Broken, Swollen and Silent (ConSouling Sounds)

Gnaw Their Tongues is an act that genuinely lives up to the stereotype of metal being scary. Returning with his 10th studio album, the man behind the madness, Mories, sets out to unnerve once more with ‘Hymns for the Broken,… Continue Reading →

Dragged into Sunlight, Gnaw Their Tongues, Venom Prison – London The Borderline 12/2/16

Once more, Old Empire have pulled off another sold out event, managing to fill the 300-capacity Borderline in Soho to the brim with people all eager to witness the infamous live spectacle that is Dragged into Sunlight. Right from the… Continue Reading →

Dragged Into Sunlight & Gnaw Their Tongues – N.V. (Prosthetic)

What a great idea, get two of the most horrific outfits in existence and throw them together, double the horror! In the left corner and standing with their backs to us we have the mysterious Dragged Into Sunlight from various… Continue Reading →

Of Spire & Throne – Sanctum In The Light (Aesthetic Death)

If you’ve been following any of my mumblings you will know that I have become a bit of a fan of this Edinburgh progressive sludge-doom band over a series of EPs. So yes I really like their music. Really. So… Continue Reading →

Interview – Damnation Festival – Paul Farrington

Back in the early 2000’s the state of the UK festival scene for metalheads was pretty dire. Sure you had small, low profile niche events which catered for specific tastes and subgenres and then you had Download which… Well put… Continue Reading →

Gnaw Their Tongues – Abyss Of Longing Throats (Crucial Blast)

Quick note before we start, you may have seen advertising for a collaboration album from this band “Gnaw Their Tongues” and the Uk’s equally twisted purveyors of filth “Dragged Into Sunlight”, but this is not that album, although for the… Continue Reading →

Zothique – Faith, Hope And Charity (S/R)

I really enjoyed the last self-titled and second album from Japanese nutters Zothique. It kind of came out of nowhere as has the follow up, unexpectedly arriving in the post all the way from the Far East. Zothique do have… Continue Reading →

Hooded Menace, Dragged Into Sunlight, Resurgency, Wounded Kings, Decrepid & Uncoffined – London Dome 8/11/14

The skies biblically open just before Uncoffined start up a night of ritual death and funeral rites in style getting everyone outside scuttling into the venue to get immediately flattened by their chunky cavernous sound. Drummer and vocalist Kat Shevil… Continue Reading →

Planks – Funeral Mouth (Golden Antenna)

Planks, what sort of name is that for a band? I know it is getting more and more difficult to find an original moniker but it’s a bit on the wooden side! Bad puns out the way and before you… Continue Reading →

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