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Valkyrja – Throne Ablaze (WTC)

In preparation for a European Assault with Marduk and Archgoat, Stockholm’s black metal misanthropists unleash ‘Throne Ablaze’ and they don’t disappoint with a vitriolic display of hostility. Having been spawned in 2004, the Swedes have evolved their sound and gained… Continue Reading →

Ascension – Under Ether (World Terror Committee)

In the words of Varg Vikernes “It has nothing to do with Satanism” which may well be true for a lot of Black Metal, particularly the earlier tones of for example Burzum. However that doesn’t mean that the shadow of… Continue Reading →

Inquisition – Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith (Season Of Mist)

Satanic overlords Incubus and Dagon’s quest to ascend the throne of evil has been an unswerving one that started out way back in the late 80’s. Forging a formidable back catalogue, of which their label has just re-issued the bulk… Continue Reading →

Inquisition, Archgoat & Ondskapt – London Underworld 29/1/15

This was for many the first gig of the year and the black hordes were really crawling out the woodwork to such an extent there were apparently only 2 quickly snapped up tickets remaining when the doors opened. It’s a… Continue Reading →

Archgoat – The Apocalyptic Triumphator (Debemur Morti)

If one thing is to be certain when you hear of a new Archgoat release, you know you’re in for a sonic battering. Famed for their notorious 1993 release ‘Angelcunt (Tales of Desecration)’, these Finns were adored and reviled in… Continue Reading →

Dysangelium – Thanatos Askesis (World Terror Committee)

Dysanglium exploded onto my radar earlier this year with the release of their punishing ‘Leviaxxis’ demo which was distributed by World Terror Committee. The young Germans delivered three tracks of punishing blasphemic spite that demonstrated a knack for concise composition… Continue Reading →

Mortuus – Grape of the Vine (Ajna Offensive)

This has certainly been a long time coming. Back in 2007 and at the height of the orthodox ‘for Him’ renaissance of truly Satanic black metal, this obscure Swedish duo released their debut ‘De Contemplanda Morte: De Reverencie Laboribus Ac… Continue Reading →

Dysangelium – Leviaxxis (World Terror Committee)

Absolutely no messing about courtesy of a short, sharp three-track demo from this Germanic five-piece. To hell with intros or any of that sort of window-dressing – ‘Til Only The Light is Left’ races out of the gates in a… Continue Reading →

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