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Bombus – Vulture Culture (Century Media)

Over the years I’ve seen, surprisingly enough, one hell of a lot of bands live; what else would you expect from a fifty year old whose first concert of choice was Motörhead in 1984? Amongst those many shows, I’ve even… Continue Reading →

Nocturnalia – III: Winter (The Sign)

I’d sort of given up on hearing anything new by Nocturnalia. This unique Swedish heavy/psyche band presented me with one of my favourite albums of 2015 – I knew nothing about them, took a punt on something I wouldn’t normally,… Continue Reading →

Angel Witch – Angel Of Light (Metal Blade)

Can it really be almost 40 years ago that we were all unceremoniously informed “You’re an Angel Witch…You’re an Angel Witch”? First by way of a 7” with ‘Gorgon’ on the flip-side, then on the ground-breaking genre-defining NWOBHM classic LP… Continue Reading →

Inferno Festival Day One – Oslo Rockefeller and John Dee 18/4/19

Having been suitably warmed up by the Indie Recordings Label Night, I could not wait for the main festival to get underway. As I’m sure most of you know, Inferno Metal Festival is a four day event that takes place… Continue Reading →

Crucible Of The Vampire – Ian Ross McNamee (Screenbound) Review and Competition

Scroll down for competition. British horror films definitely need support and encouragement although sometimes it can be a difficult task. I am more of an age to appreciate the old guard such as Peter Walker and Norman J Warren and… Continue Reading →

Mansion – First Death Of The Lutheran (I Hate)

Seems an age since I reviewed anything on I Hate, so this was a nice change. Maybe I’ve been shying away from doom recently as it becomes a never ending morass of stagnating seventies retreads. Or maybe I’ve been too… Continue Reading →

Hagazussa – A Heathen’s Curse (Lukas Feigelfeld) + OST MMMD (Antifrost)

Hagazussa – A Heathens Curse is a new film by Austrian director Lukas Feigelfeld. It came to my attention somewhat randomly as the soundtrack by MMMD (Mohammad) was sent in for review. I had never heard of director or musicians… Continue Reading →

Spiral Skies – Blues For A Dying Planet (AOP Records)

It’s been 3 years, but finally following the success of their debut EP “A Queendom To Come”, Swedish Retro-rockers Spiral Skies present their first full-length album. It was certainly well worth the wait as it is a veritable cornucopia of… Continue Reading →

Bell – Tidecaller (High Roller)

Bell are a four piece from Gothenburg who play classic Doom Metal. Think Candlemass and St Vitus with a little bit of Witchcraft thrown in.  Plenty of groove here in the 9 tracks on offer. “Secret Mountain” kicks things off… Continue Reading →

Cultes Des Ghoules – Coven, or Evil Ways Instead Of Love (Hells Headbangers)

Slithering and oozing out of Poland circa 2004, the strange and sinister Cultes Des Ghoules impressed with their first two albums Häxan (2008) and Henbane (2013). The latter was described as “dramatic horror fuelled black metal from a band who… Continue Reading →

The Doomsday Kingdom – Never Machine (Nuclear Blast)

Leif Edling has been a very busy chap recently. As Candlemass fans hope for new material other than just an EP from the new Leven-fronted Candlemass Mk XVIII (or something like…), Edling has busied himself with Avatarium – culminating in… Continue Reading →

Pelander – Time (Nuclear Blast)

If you are unfamiliar with Pelander, that’s nothing to be worried about, seeing as it is the first release by Magnus Pelander, Witchcraft mainstay, under his own moniker, and a definite change from his normal doom tinged heavy rock releases…. Continue Reading →

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