Necromatory prefer the underground as opposed to the spotlight

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...

08/08/2011

Locked & suffocating in a steel box with Aosoth

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. But France was the...

08/08/2011

The worldview of Arkona

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 russian....

03/08/2011

The different direction of Tyr

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...

02/08/2011

Battlecross thrives on the pure energy from the latter

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 metal. With their debut "In...

02/08/2011

The morality, faith and spirituality of Primordial

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 and modified it...

02/08/2011

Legacy Of Emptiness revive fallen works

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 band called Legacy Of Emptiness....

02/08/2011

Iron Lamb supports energy, aggression and madness

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 artwork by Watain mainman and master of...

02/08/2011

The volcanic eruption of Skálmöld

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 viking metal. Just returned from their...

23/07/2011

Svartsot and the inspiring black death

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...

23/07/2011

The spanish inquisition of Hrizg

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 bands worth...

23/07/2011

Nocturnal Fear and the obsession for weapons and death

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 feedback...

16/07/2011

The most organic one of Leave's Eye

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...

07/07/2011

Tremors are back in action with ‘Shores.’

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 lucky...

04/07/2011

Yggdrasil restart themselves with a mix of black n’ folk metal

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...

04/07/2011