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Founded by Chad Kelly (owner of Underworld Records) the members of Excommunicated are no strangers to the Louisiana metal scene. With members spending their tour of duty in Catholicon and Suture. Chad and his fellow compatriots got to form Excommunicated. Through Underworld the band is going to release their debut album “Skeleton Key”, which is a b …

01/09/2011
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After so many line-up changes and eager anticipation from fans, Fetus In Fetu recently put out their debut album. Following the likes of bands such as Deicide or Cannibal Corpse, the band is bringing back the glory of 90s death metal for all who think that the genre is getting a bit too generic and melodic these days. It’s powerful, brutal stuff th …

29/08/2011
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I remember meeting ICS Vortex a few years ago in Kansas City when Dimmu Borgir was touring in support of ‘In Sorte Diaboli’ tour. Though the under the haze of alcohol and weed I remember me and Vortex walking through the art entertainment district drinking and eating gyros. The Vortex I met was generous, nice and very socialable 66.6 gentle giant. …

24/08/2011
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Guten Tag brother, I hope everything is well with you? Buenas tardes, I’m fine, hope you to. Just have a lot around the ears after my holidays. But I’m satisfied. First would you tell the readers about Goregast and how long you guys have been together? Goregast has his origin  in 1993, under the name of Distress. 2 demos were released in the mid 90 …

19/08/2011
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Pasadena Napalm Division (PND) is a small, but strong group from Texas who recently released an EP, and currently is working hard on their upcoming full length. The band is pretty serious about their music but like to keep a real sense of humor about it with their lyrics so people can really enjoy the music for what it is- a good time. I got a chan …

16/08/2011
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Black metal outfit Thorngoth have certainly learned a lot throughout the years. Originally starting out as ‘true’ black metal, the band slowly evolved over time for a better, well rounded sound and open mind… all the way up to the point that they created their first concept album ‘Leere,’ which has received positive reviews for the group and given …

16/08/2011
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How did you come to be known as Ugly Shyla, and what was the inspiration for the name? Down here when you are a kid and you miss behave they tell you “don’t act ugly!” So I got it as a nickname because I was such a smart ass. You describe yourself on your Facebook profile as an artistic outlaw, someone who has established herself as an alternative …

11/08/2011
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Ugly and violent is how you describe finnish crust band Unkind. Recently signed to Relapse Records, Unkind  has released their debut album “Harhakuvat” which means delusions in English. This album is highly recommended for fans of Disfear, Tragedy and Motorhead. “Harhakuvat” is a slavo of unrelentling assault. Greetings brothers how’s it going? I h …

09/08/2011
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Vratyas twenty years ago gave birth to Falkenbach, one of the first heathen/viking metal bands that in some ways has opened the door for bands like Enslaved and Amon Amarth. Even not as big as Enslaved, Amon Amarth, and Unleashed, one can’t deny the role they had in the viking metal movement. After a six month sabbatical  Falkenbach released “Ok Ne …

09/08/2011
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Created by Antaenus mastermind MkM in 2002 Aosoth was another outlet for hateful, dark black metal. With their third release “III” which will be released this month. Aosoth “III” is brutal relentless assault of cult black metal from France. Along with Blut Aus Nord, Merrimack and Moonreich, France is no longer the ugly stepchild of the black metal. …

08/08/2011
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If one has never heard of Necromatory, there is a good reason for it. This death metal/ grindcore act is a well kept secret of Oshawa that was originally disbanded in 2008, but has now reformed but wants to keep quiet about it. Despite being a loud and brutal band, Necromatory would rather grind their way through hard work and integrity rather than …

08/08/2011
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Arkona been establishing and making a name for themselves in the pagan metal. Led by she wolf Masha Scream. Arkona starting making noise in the frozen hitherlands of Russia with explosive live shows. Which soon caught the eye of Napalm Records. The first release I had the pleasure to listen to was “Goi, Rode, Goi”. Arkona sings all their songs in r …

03/08/2011
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Iron Lamb contain members of various death metal bands like Dismember, Repugnant and Tyrant. But these guys play rocknroll the way it supposed to be played! Loud, rauciuous and philty. Inspired by Motorhead and alcohol. Iron Lamb recently caught the attention of Pulverised Records who in turn released their debut album “Original Sin”. With the artw …

02/08/2011
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Some out there might recall a symphonic black metal band called Ancestral Legacy that recently evolved into a more gothic symphonic metal band. And some might have been pretty upset about that. Well, recently former members of Ancestral Legacy have gone back to shelved demos and re-recorded and re-worked them into a whole new symphonic black metal …

02/08/2011
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Primordial is a band that just don’t die or surrender. One listen to new album “Redemption at the Puritan’s Hand” is proof of that never surrender attitude. Raised in the cold oppressive and depressive evirons of Ireland. AA raised on Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden and the soon to be retired Judas Priest, Primordial mixes these influences of three masters …

02/08/2011
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Battlecross formed four years ago out of the murder capital of Detriot which is also home of the automotive industry and the hapless Detriot Lions. Without a prospect of a real and the ecomonic situation getting worse and worse. Hiran and his partner in crime decided to form Battlecross. Battlecross combine modern thrash with classical old school m …

02/08/2011
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What’s the odds of an album by a viking metal band getting a number one spot on CMJ charts? Well it happened to Napalm recording artist Tyr. From the small, peaceful land of Faroe Island, stuck in between Norway, Ireland and Scotland. Armed with their new opus “The Lay Of Thrym”, which is a story based on a king who dared to steal the hammer from T …

02/08/2011
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Hrizg is an one man spanish inquisition from Cantabria. For many who don’t know Hrizg is orcish for pain. Recently signed to Moribund Records this one man band is about to unleash its anthems of decrepitude cold, misanthropic black metal in the vein of Burzum and earlier Darkthrone. Spain is not known for exporting black metal but there are some ba …

23/07/2011
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After many years of listening to death/thrash and black metal, I wasn’t really ready to embrace the folk metal scene. When it first exploded on the scene when I heard Fintroll and many of their irk, I wasn’t impressed. It sounded like polka metal. When I heard bands like Arkona that’s when I started to open my mind a little more. Thanks to one Jaso …

23/07/2011
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Skálmöld was two years in the northern land of Iceland. The next year they were sign to faroese label Tutl and within four months time they recorded and released their debut album “Baldur” which quickly caught the attention of Napalm Records. Which in turn will release their debut worldwide. Skálmöld combines icelandic folk with heavy melodic vikin …

23/07/2011
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Good afternoonI hope everything is good with you? At least you don’t have to deal with this Texas heat? Things are good for us right now, no we don’t have the heat you got, but the problems Detroit has can’t be fixed with an air conditioner. August 30th is the planned release of the band’s second Moribund release “Excessive Cruelty”. Already feedba …

16/07/2011
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Liv Kristine is no stranger to the goth metal scene, in the mid nineties she first applied her trade with Theatre Of Tradegy. What really got her name known in the U.S. and beyond Europe was her vocal duet with Cradle Of Filth on “Nyphomethane”. To me, in my own opinion, if it wasn’t for that song I wouldn’t known about her latest band Leaves’ Eyes …

07/07/2011
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Yggdrasil has been one of those names in underground metal that made a stunning mark with their debut, and then suddenly changed things up over time. Recently, with the breakthrough of their latest album, ‘Irrbloss,’ the band has found a home on a new label and is trying to get their music out to enjoy again… with a few extra goodies at hand. I got …

04/07/2011
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After surfacing in 2002 with their debut album, the death metal band Tremors has been quiet for some time, only releasing an EP here and there but mostly seeming to remain inactive. Now, they’ve recently resurfaced with a new attitude and a new album- ‘Frozen Shores’- which has so far resounded well with fans, both new and old. Brutalism has been l …

04/07/2011
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Carlos Mejías is known to have been a member of the Human Mincer brutal band, which left after the album “Devoured Flesh” (Xtreem Music, 2005). Today, six years later and with a solo album on his back called “The Beginning of the End” (Pathologically Explicit Recordings, 2006), presents us with the EP “The instinct of evil is near”, a preview of hi …

02/07/2011
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Panychida are not only activists in the studio, they are also keen at putting together certain shows for the good of metal in Czech. As they prepare for the Phantoms Of Pilsen festival that will be in Autumn, they are also working on album no. 3 which is supposedly going to top their most recent release, ‘Moon, Forest, Blinding Snow,’ which goes fo …

30/06/2011
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Marc Urselli is back again, and this time with a brand new project under the guise of Past The Mark, featuring the Italian guitarist Vince Pastano who is quite known in the Italian contemporary music scene.  See what Past The Mark is all about…. What can you tell us about the project Past The Mark?  Is this a one time project or do you plan to pu …

23/06/2011
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Freshly resupplied and armed with a new vocalist and a new pact of steel with Seasons Of Mist. The Endstille high command is ready and primed with a new offensive titled “Infektion 1813”. I recently caught up with senior general Cruor about their recent black metal assault. One listen to “Infektion 1813” you will be convinced this is a band on a mi …

20/06/2011
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With the recent underground success of ‘On The Edge Of Perdition,’ death metallers Erebus has once again made their mark on the metal map since their debut album, ‘With Furious Intent.’ For those thought these guys were good enough, they just got better. I got a chance to talk thing over with vocalist Kevin Quilligan about the band’s thoughts on th …

20/06/2011
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It’s been about a year since the haunting debut of ‘Trauma’ was released by black metal’s Kratein, but there’s no rest for the wicked. Each member of the band has been hard at work with their other projects along with working on new material for Kratein, and lately they’ve been preparing for a large festival in July. I got a chance to ask the band …

20/06/2011
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Who are Ratzinger? Tell us more about the band. Where are you from, how did you get together and why you choose this name? Ratzinger is a Chilean Metal band that was born in 2005. In this 6 years the band had released 2 full albums called “State Enemy” and “2012”, also in this period of time we’ve shared stage with some big name such as Rob Halford …

09/06/2011
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Dibbukim brought quite a surprise to fans with their debut album, Az a Foygl un a Goylem Tantsn. It defies the usual expectations of folk metal and by introducing Yiddish in a metal format, basically created a whole new genre to enjoy. It’s atypical, and that is what grabbed fan attention so quickly. The band was kind enough to discuss a bit of the …

31/05/2011
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Arizona’s metal horde sees a new name surface in the ranks of powerful death metal: Hemoptysis. Delivering crushing, brutal death metal combined with thrash and a fresh attitude of work ethic, the band works hard at delivering the best they can while adhering to their own metal philosoph(ies). They have many influences, but stray from trying to sou …

31/05/2011
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After his departure from Norwegian black metal cult act Mayhem, Rune(Blasphemer) decided to form Ava Inferni with Portugese songtress Carmen Simoes. While this band is quite departure from his days in Mayhem and his current black/thrash metal Aura Noir. Ava Inferni is a filter of Carmen’s and Rune’s expression of despair, darkness, depression, and …

18/05/2011
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What I like about Hellheadbangers Records is you always find new brutal diamonds in the rough. Toxic Halocaust also got their start on Hells Headbangers before signing to Relapse. Another band that’s on Hells Headbangers worth checking out is Greece’s Ravencult. Greece been known to produce and breed great bands like Rotting Christ, Speticflesh and …

15/05/2011
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Finally Deceased seemed almost dead for a while before ‘disappearing’ in 1996. Now, they’re back with  a vengeance from a long hibernation, and the results are fantastic. This death metal trio have really upped their game for the recent years and expectations of metal fans that are always changing as the years go by. I got a chance to talk to the b …

15/05/2011
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Frontman, Tom Stevens, of the underground legend Nokturnel has been around the metal scene since it’s early beginnings. Forming his first band Savage Death in 1985 and Nokturnel in 1989, Tom is a seasoned veteran in the underground. In 1999, Tom resurrected Nokturnel and produced the band’s sophomore release entitled “Fury Unleashed”. Nokturnel has …

11/05/2011
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April 19th Septicflesh will be releasing “The Great Mass” in the US on Season Of Mist. What has the feedback been from the european fans? Sotiris Anunnaki V: The reaction is amazing from both the fans and the press. In 2007 you spent most of the year supporting Cradle in Europe and the US and Vader the year before. Do you feel the band got better w …

11/05/2011
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It’s not very often that one finds a band that is really amped up about their genre, but Fleshcut really mean business when it comes to their death metal. They have their heart more set on EPs than full lengths, but only because they want to deliver the best of their music to their fans. Rather than blatantly release large doses of metal that may b …

11/05/2011
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Answered by Barghest, 08.Apr.11 Greetings, how’s it going so far? I’m trying to recover from celebrating my birthday this weekend… Greetings. Things are good in the Spearhead camp, thanks. First would you tell the readers about the Spearhead album which will be released may 10th in the US? This was an opus 2 or 3 years in the making. A lot of wor …

24/04/2011
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Korpius knows what makes death metal decent, and this reflects in their latest album, ‘Shades of Black.’ Rather than stick to one side of death metal, the band does their best to mix many different influences into their music, from black to technical, and the reception from fans has really show an interest. Starting strong and still going strong, K …

24/04/2011
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Video interview with Moloch, guitarist of Melechesh done by Paul.   

14/04/2011
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Belphegor is no stranger to the death metal scene. I been a fan of the band since I heard “Bondage Goat Zombie”. Hot on the heels of their fourth Nuclear Blast release “Blood Magick Necromance” and completed US trek with floridian death metal legend Deicide. Belphegor are ready to ravage our land again supporting brazillian thrash legends Sepultura …

14/04/2011
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Video interview with Hate done by Paul.  

12/04/2011
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It’s been awhile since I heard any music of your so how things been going with the band so far? Overkill has been really busy, so Bronx was put aside for a bit. Now thats it’s been released the band is really into doing some shows and we hav ben looking for a good opportunity. Bronx Casket Co. recently released their latest album “Antihero” how’s t …

12/04/2011
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Orginally started out as Windr till the death of their original founding members. Then Windr was reborn as Vreid. This black metal brigade made great great strides touring Europe and the US as one of the support band on the Pagenfest Tour. Vreid has return back to the front with their fifth album. Even though I never heard Vreid previous releases. …

01/04/2011
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Formed six years ago Silvertonguedevil been slowly and steadly building their fan base the old fashion way by playing live around the the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I met and hung around the bands gutarist Aleks at various shows. Finally got to hear some of the bands material when Alek and singer Chris gave me their CD at the Kataklysm show. Living in …

30/03/2011
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A little interview with Undertrykker from the Norwegian band Hat. Hello how’s the weather in Norway? Springtime is just around the corner here in Texas. Hello. We are approaching spring here as well, so the weather is fine I guess. For the readers that don’t know about the band can give the fans about the band hat and give brief explanation about t …

30/03/2011