Thirst Of Revenge, ready for the Annihilation

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 his...

02/07/2011

Panychida keep the pagan spirit alive in their music

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...

30/06/2011

Past The Mark (feat. Marc Urselli & Vince Pastano)

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...

23/06/2011

Kratein keep busy with the metal in their spare time

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...

20/06/2011

Erebus’ fuel for metal

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 their latest...

20/06/2011

Endstille recites all the dictators and war criminals in history

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...

20/06/2011

The relation between Ratzinger and a pope

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...

09/06/2011

Hemoptysis rise to power

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 sound like copying any one...

31/05/2011

Yiddish and metal come together in a unique union with Dibbukim

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...

31/05/2011

The workaholic behind Ava Inferi

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 apathy. Their recent release "Onyx" is just that,...

18/05/2011

‘Deceased’ no more

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...

15/05/2011

The primitive and obscure metal of Ravencult

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 Burial Horde. Recently released their current effort...

15/05/2011

Fleshcut bring the death metal!

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...

11/05/2011

The many layers of Septicflesh

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...

11/05/2011

Interview with Tom Stevens of Nokturnel

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 just released a new song "Ancestral Calling" and...

11/05/2011