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Trollheims Grot – Aligned With The True Death (W.T.C. Productions)

15 years between albums is a long time in anyone’s book but Trollheims Grot were not a band I had forgotten in all those years as I fondly remembered covering their excellent last release Bloodsoaked And Ill Fated way back… Continue Reading →

Borgne – 8 (Avantgarde Music)

Firstly let’s get this out the way regarding the album title which is actually “∞” 8 is not only a number but a symbol, symbol of infinity,.” Putting it as illustrated properly is gonna screw up with the WordPress URL,… Continue Reading →

Norse – The Divine Light of a New Sun (Transcending Obscurity Records)

Black metal is much like a living organism, staying true to its roots while constantly evolving and developing, and many modern day black metal outfits have little in common with the forefathers of this genre. However, these days it is… Continue Reading →

Inexorable – Sea Of Dead Consciousness (Godz Ov War)

This is the third of 3 EP’s released by Inexorable between 2008 and 2015 and originally came out via Unholy Prophecies on limited- edition cassette with just 200 copies. Obviously Polish label Godz Ov War found the duo from Germany… Continue Reading →

Aborym – SHIFTING.negative (Agonia)

Italian based act Aborym have always been an intriguing band and with their first few albums explored a terrain that mixed black metal with harsh industrial and electronic tones in a way that was not too dissimilar to artists such… Continue Reading →

Inferno Festival – Day 2 – Oslo, Norway 24/3/16

Thursday 24th March 2016 Nursing a slight hangover on Thursday morning I did my best to alleviate it with cups of tea and a bite to eat (which is unusual for me) but failed miserably to dissipate said hangover sensation…. Continue Reading →

Interview – DiabolicuM

When it comes to Sweden’s industrial/black metal pioneers Diabolicum, and especially their rampaging latest disc ‘Ia Pazuzu’, utterly negative adjectives are all that can describe them. Given the opportunity to pick the brains of founding member Sasrof, it came as… Continue Reading →

Interview – Mysticum

This interview was originally conducted for Iron Fist Magazine which is now out and available in all good newsagents and online. Check out the link at the bottom and grab a copy of the most unadulterated metal mag you will… Continue Reading →

Darkspace – III I (Avantgarde)

Ahh Darkspace. This is one release I’d be waiting on for a very long time (since their last album ‘III’ in 2008, in fact), and finally here it is in all its glory. For those who are unaware, Darkspace are… Continue Reading →

N.K.V.D. – Hakmarrja (Avantgarde)

Particularly grim and potent industrial dark art here from this French entity with a penchant for all things totalitarian and Russian. They adopt their name for a start after Stalin’s secret police and their music is equally oppressive and as… Continue Reading →

Mysticum – Planet Satan (Peaceville)

Mysticum are a band who made their name off the back of one album, an album which took industrial soundscapes and infused cosmic black metal into it, a cubic fuckton of evil and an overdose of class A drug abuse,… Continue Reading →

Tartarus – Of Grimness And Atrocity (Haarbn)

When it comes to globetrotting this little Russian label seems to go far and wide to deliver the goods. Last time we had anything promo wise from them they unearthed the rather remarkable Narjahanam  a funeral doom band from Bahrain…. Continue Reading →

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