October 27, 2020

SACRED REICH – Awakening (Metal Blade Records)

It has been a long wait for Sacred Reich to return to studio activity – 23 years to be exact – and while watching the resurgence in thrash and bands from a seemingly bygone era become powerhouses again there always seemed a missing piece without Sacred Reich. As part of the second wave of thrash,..

ARK ASCENT release video, new album Downfall out September 27 2019

UK progressive metal band, ARK ASCENT, featuring former Shadowkeep vocalist Rogue Marechal, current DGM bassist Andrea Arcangeli and Sirenia drummer Michael Brush, have released a new music video/single for the track Innocence Lost the track is taken from their debut album Downfall which is set for release on September27th, 2019 via Ascent Records. Vocalist Rogue Marechal said: "We have all been at that..

OLD-SCHOOL METALLERS HAUNT TO RELEASE TWO SPLIT 7-INCHES

Workaholics Haunt, from Fresno, California, are preparing to release two separate 7″ split records, one with fellow statesmen Fortress and the other – with London’s own heavy metal force Seven Sisters. Both splits will be self-released on December 30th and are now available for pre-order at Haunt’s bandcamp site, where you can also listen to..

MAYHEM

Mayhem is a legend, and an institution in extreme music. 1994’s epochal De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas still shocks with the essence of pure evil it conveys, while at the same time it also was, and still is, one of the most original and unique expressions of the black metal genre. The new, long-awaited, sixth full-length..

MOSTLY AUTUMN – CITADEL ST HELENS 28/6/19

Tonight was an occasion. A life-affirming, shared occasion between band and audience. And it will not be easily forgotten. Over the past few years, since first playing at the Citadel with the Classic Rock Society, it’s fair to say that Mostly Autumn have fallen in love with the venue, immediately including it as a ‘must-play’..

Screamer – Highway Of Heroes (The Sign Records)

A second review this week of a Swedish old-school metal band – that speaks a lot, doesn’t it (including of the reviewer’s obsession with the genre)? This time it is Screamer we are talking about, who will be releasing their fourth full-length album on October 11th. Highway Of Heroes comes with a really vintage-looking cover..

TYGERS OF PAN TANG TO RELEASE A NEW ALBUM THIS NOVEMBER

After the news of Angel Witch coming back, now, another cult band from the NWOBHM age is also releasing a new album, called Ritual. It is the Tygers’ 12th full-length release and it will hit the streets on November 22nd through Mighty Music. The album was recorded at ex-Tygers’ guitarist Fred Purser’s studio in Newcastle..