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Empire Auriga (2006)

Auriga Dying is the debut release from American (Lansing, Michigan) post-apocalyptic visionaries EMPIRE AURIGA.A copy of the self-released CDr was sent earlier this year by Boethius the Torturer, we now have a few copies to spread. A professional pressing will be released in 2006 by Dark Horizon, USA.The...

Drawn from Ichor / Frequency Thirteen (2016)

We first made contact with Frequency Thirteen Recordings (freq13) to trade for their earliest releases around 2005. Five modest xeroxed covers, cdrs in wallets. BLACK VOMIT, DUKKHA and others. Music from rock/metal to noise, all interested in dismantling the usual genre boundaries. Over the years new bands appeared...

Zakaz (2016)

ZAKAZ are a new black metal band from Iceland. There is a lot of doom in their sound and, as this interview shows, some uniquely Icelandic and classical elements. This combination comes together best on the closing song "Upplifun". First self-released as a demo, Myrkur og Dauði has...

359 (2016)

Raw unholy black metal from southern Finland! An idea that has germinated since 1999, with one demo in 2008. This August, 359 (explained below) unleashed a new EP: The Path of Ayin. Listen to the official band sample below, although my highlight is the punchy final of the...

Ashaena (2016)

ASHAENA released their second album, Calea, earlier this year. A strong pagan metal album with an emphasis on glorifying Romanian cultural history with some traditional folk influence concentrated on a couple of songs. Copies of the new album are available now. We talked to founder, guitarist and vocalist...

Woods of Infinity (2005)

WOODS OF INFINITY was born in 1999, planned as a short-term project between Ravenlord and Melkor, a personal project making music for their own entertainment. As material was created over the next few months they soon realised this project has become more than simply a hobby. It became...

Have a Nice Life (2007)

Middletown, Connecticut - Have a Nice Life? The two-piece will soon release their debut album. It will actually be two albums, The Plow That Broke the Plains and The Future. DEATHCONSCIOUSNESS is the culmination of four years work and two hours of recorded material. Musically the influences are...

Avsolutized (2008)

AVSOLUTIZED are a Japanese band and have created a unique brand of black metal. The debut album is entitled Den Svarta Vandans Genealogi. Very unique vocals become the focal point of this album. Well crafted, European black metal-influenced guitars, a fierce drum machine and at times almost flamboyant...

Amesoeurs (2007)

Amesoeurs are a reflection of our modern urban world. The endless grey shit stained concrete walked by the comatose masses, littered with needles, whores and bums. The useless working man trying to mask his tears with alcohol and television. Money and disease the duet that rule our world,...

Fursy Teyssier (2014)

As a slightly alternative approach to the normal album notes, we wrote to Fursy (LES DISCRETS) for a retrospective view on his work for the OLD SILVER KEY video "Burnt Letters" produced in 2011. Old Silver Key - Burnt Letters Interview with Fursy Teyssier (Video Creator, Director), 24 February...

Macabre Omen (2017)

Originally released on the Polish label Blutreinheit (later Monstrous Star) in 2005, MACABRE OMEN's debut album The Ancient Returns was reissued in 2016 following the success of the latest, Gods of War - At War. We look back at the first album, the writing and recording history and...

Cwealm (2017)

Swedish black metal with strong inspiration from the Swedish metal (black and death) scene in the early-mid 90s, CWEALM released their debut album, Odes to No Hereafter, in September 2016. " Bored with a life devoid of sinister creativity, Astraeus took stock of his situation and began to give concrete...

Torver (2016)

TORVER's 2015 follow-up to the 2014 demo From Beyond the Abyss was a surprising first listen. The arrival of Nicholas Millar (AKLASH) and Azrael (HEATHEN DEITY, 13 CANDLES) transformed the band from raw CARPATHIAN FOREST / DARKTHRONE influenced black metal into something more symphonic. It continues to have a mid-90s atmosphere, but now...

Dysemblem (2016)

Formed by Aees after the dissolution of INJEKTING KHAOS, joined by Nuctemeron of EMBRACE OF THORNS. Let that be a signal of their pedigree, not the music. Strength of Giants is their first major release, and previous record of the week! Interview with Aees, 28 June 2016. How and...

Anal Vomit (2005)

ANAL VOMIT Peruvian maniacs with the real spirit of early Death Metal and distinct South American sound!! Formed in 1992, and after several changes during which three demos were recorded reached the unholy threepiece that created two masterpieces - From Peruvian Hell 7" and Demoniac Flagellations LP!!Formed by...

Grave Desecrator (2008)

Grave Desecrator have been spreading the Brazilian extreme metal cancer for a few years now. We managed to distro a few copies of their first two releases during 2004-5 - the demo tape and tape version of Cult of the Warfare and Darkness on Ketzer. This same label...

Funeral Moth (2016)

FUNERAL MOTH released their second album earlier this year. Transience is a two-song, 40-minute epic of DOOM. Heavy and slow. But FUNERAL MOTH also bring a lightness to their sound that gives the music a genuinely serene atmosphere. I was thinking about a band like LOW (slow, clear...