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Twilight Of The Gods

Einherjer – Norrøne Spor (Indie)

Every student of Viking lore and heavy metal (and they are surely one and the same thing) should be by now be aware of the Einherjer – the myth and the band. The name for the legendary fallen warriors chosen… Continue Reading →

Primordial – Exile Amongst The Ruins (Metal Blade)

Primordial barely need an introduction. A back catalogue reaching back to the mid 90’s and an enviable reputation as underground metal stalwarts, their reputation is sealed. Ninth full length release, “Exile Amongst The Ruins” finds the band bringing a raw… Continue Reading →

Interview – Earth Electric (Rune Eriksen)

There’s a new power station lighting up the grid, designed to enlighten those into progressive metal and classic rock with its timeless sound. Those behind it are not such new names though as the band rose from the ashes of… Continue Reading →

Ancient – Back To The Land Of The Dead (Soulseller)

I haven’t listened to Ancient in years and the last album I had was ‘Night Visit’. I was going to say I’ve probably got some catching up to do now, but nope, this is the first thing Zel’s done in… Continue Reading →

Primordial – Where Greater Men Have Fallen (Metal Blade)

Let’s face it, a new Primordial album is always something of a special event these days – from the moment the band truly unfurled their songwriting wings on 1998’s ‘Journey’s End’ album, has there been another act in the extreme… Continue Reading →

Sons Of Crom – Riddle Of Steel (Debemur Morti)

When the opening notes of second song ‘Master Of Shadows’ hits, the immediate question that gallops through your brain (probably on the road to Asa Bay) is “does the world need another Bathory covers band doing all original material?” I… Continue Reading →

Albums Of The Year 2013

  So it is done, another year and another round up about what has really made its mark with the music we love in 2013. This is everyone’s most difficult task of the year and it seems that this one… Continue Reading →

Mountain Throne – Stormcoven (Cyclone Empire)

Musical trends are often cyclical in nature. What is the ‘in’ sound at one time may fall out of favour faster than you can find a comfortable pair of flares, but it inevitably returns to favour somewhere down the line…. Continue Reading →

Nocturno Culto’s Gift Of The Gods – Receive (Peaceville)

Not just content with Darkthrone and Sarke ole Ted best known to his followers as Nocturno Culto has decided he needs more in the way of true heavy metal thunder in his life. To do so he has decided to… Continue Reading →

Damnation Festival – Leeds University 2/11/12

You can tell how successful a festival is by the amount of people there and even as we enter the labyrinth Leeds University to negotiate the four stages that the event has been expanded to the first band on our… Continue Reading →

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