Transgression on a mini quest

Who is Transgression? In the beginning of 1997 Transgression was founded. It took a few time and a lot of drummers to get to an acceptable formation. That was Rene Hollweg (git), Dave Steffens (bas), Andreas Westphal (voc)- who all played in a band called Asmodina together- Carsten Koch (git) and Michael Pohl (dr). The band played a few concerts in the...

14/01/2003

Kabbal compose with their inspiration only

KABBAL is a Death Metal band born in 1999. At the same time drummer, guitarist and composer Haza’l set up the group by recruiting musicians in south of France, a very active place for such a search. Ghimel, also composer and arranger, back Haza’l up to create the hard core of the group. KABBAL has been greatly influenced by groups as MORBID...

12/01/2003

Defleshed and the sewage onslaught

Some time around 1990 in and around the towns of Blairsville and Indiana, Pennsylvania, two long-time friends who had been getting into progressively heavier and more extreme forms of music decided they should start a death metal band. Jason Foust (drums) and Brad Heiple (guitar/vocals) had already been playing for a year or so, creating mostly early NAPALM DEATH and CARCASS influenced...

11/01/2003

Hellblazer, the start was pure coincidence

HELLBLAZER were formed in August 2000 during a MACABRE-show, but that does not necessarily indicate the musical direction we’re heading into. We played our first show in May 2001 to see how we’d be doing and if it might be a smart choice to hide in our wrecking room for another few months or not. Gladly, we seemed to to pretty well,...

09/01/2003

Katafalk is bringing death on wheels

KATAFALK is one of Holland's most promising brutal metal bands. Having built up an underground cult status since the year 1995, the band now unleashes their debut STORM OF THE HORDE. KATAFALK 's raging musical style can be described as an explosive mix of Death-, Thrash- & Black Metal - influences, dominated by furious blastbeats and aggressive riffing. These components are brought...

09/01/2003

Love Forsaken in an obscure future

LOVE FORSAKEN is an italian death metal band formed in 1998. Currently composed of 7 elements, (BIGVAL-voice; MRVITZ-bass; PYT-drums; PRONACH-electronic drums; SOTCHERD-keys; KABA-guitar; LECYO-guitar),the band’ s proposal is a dynamic non traditional death metal. The first year of activity leads to the completion of the first demo-cd entitled LIGHTFULL EXPERIENCE. In 2000, instead, sees the light the second one: INHUMACULTURE. CD more...

09/01/2003

Welkin

It all started in the summer of '97.. (doesn't that sound romantic?) when Pepijn and Demis started a project with Jacob (ex-URN, ex-LOCUSTA) after their HC-band PILGRIM broke up. After a few weeks of intense writing Maarten joined the band to become the singer. As the music evolved, all members agreed that the band needed a second guitarplayer; to intensify and brutalize...

02/01/2003

Funerus

Some time around 1990 in and around the towns of Blairsville and Indiana, Pennsylvania, two long-time friends who had been getting into progressively heavier and more extreme forms of music decided they should start a death metal band. Jason Foust (drums) and Brad Heiple (guitar/vocals) had already been playing for a year or so, creating mostly early NAPALM DEATH and CARCASS influenced...

21/12/2002

Malevolent Creation and if you are too slow you gotta go

One would think that after more than ten years of cranking out the most blistering of death metal, MALEVOLENT CREATION would be willing to rest on their laurels, having nothing left to prove. But for the band, every show and every new album is another chance to show the world the true definition of malevolence. With unmatched speed, skill, songwriting and sheer...

04/12/2002

Mourning Beloveth for the unloved and the weak at heart

Mourning Beloveth began in winter 1992 but it wasn't until 1996 that they recorded their first, untitled, demo with Darren (vocals), Frank (guitar),Brian (bass), Tim (drums). Recorded in eight hours with Adrian Butler at the desk this demo contains two songs and is a raw indication of where Mourning Beloveth stands today. Adrian joined on bass soon after and Brian switched to...

25/11/2002

Litham combines metal with african, andalousian, amazighian or european music

Litham is an Algerian metal band playing a heavy/dark metal full of bloody riffs and solos. In July 1999 Litham releases the first Algerian metal album called “Dhal Ennar” (shade of fire). With their new compositions, Litham unveils a new face of its musical evolution, by exploring musical paths of the national Algerian patrimony. This new spirit is very inspired from chaâbi...

12/11/2002

Salem, it's hard to cope with fear

If you have not heard of SALEM by now, you probably never realised that there is a small but fine scene for extreme music in Israel. SALEM were formed way back in 1985 and after a successful underground career including three demos, SALEM signed a contract with the german label Morbid Records in 1990. The two following albums sold over 40.000 copies...

09/10/2002

Aendria

Style: Dark Metal Atmo Featuring: Yanik [guitar, vocals, keyboards, programming] Nature: Project Since: 1997 Discography: The Saturnine Daughter [2000] and Jadis [2002] interview with Yanik Please give us a short introduction of yourself? AENDRIA is a project since 1997. I’m Yanik, the ’one man band « and I play an original electro Dark metal! So how glad are you to be interviewed...

09/10/2002

Carnal Redemption interview

The band was formed late 2000.The three of us started playing together and after two or three jam sessions decided to form Carnal Redemption and as soon as we had some songs ready we started playing live shows with the best athenian underground bands (such as Fleshart & Inveracity). In November 2001 we recorded ''The Limits Of Persistence'' demo which we are...

06/10/2002

Rompeprop are no multi-talented musicians but goregrinders to the bone

The members of Rompeprop are total PITCHEDVOCALGOREGRINDFREAKS! FEBR 2001: First rehearsal, first song (dislocated purple stoma). MAY 2001: At the Fuck The Commerce Festival they met Micheil. A bassplayer who's looking for a band. Rompeprop was completed. SEPT 2001: First live show. Dressed as a mummy, a surgeon & a zombi with big cock they impressed the crowd & a recorddeal was...

29/09/2002