Fans of extreme metal surely know who Sebastian Ramstedt is. His contribution to no less than seven Necrophobic albums is a fact, but it should be noted that Sebastian has a central role in creating the two masterpieces which are the latest two albums of the Swedes – Mark Of The Necrogram and Dawn Of..
Seven Sisters is a band from London, which has been active since 2013. Both their eponymous debut and second album The Cauldron And The Cross were really convincing in mixing US speed metal with NWOBHM. For third full length Shadow Of A Fallen Star Pt. 1,coming out on October 22nd, the band's rhythm section is..
Paradox is one of the classic bands from the German speed-thrash scene, which was even signed by Roadrunner Records for the release of their legendary second album Heresy in 1990, before falling victim to the changing tastes of the big labels. After a decade in oblivion, Paradox returned with the fantastic Collision Course in 2000..
Blood In The Water, the new album by speed thrash legends Flotsam and Jetsam is obviously one of the highlights of 2021 so far, as you have recently read in the Lee Vickers penned review here. Thanks to Afm Records, Stoyan Tsonev got the opportunity for a phone talk with drums mastermind Ken Mary. Hello,..
Norwegian old school thrashers Nekromantheon have delivered a fantastic new album recently, which you can find reviewed HERE. That was the occasion to get in touch with the band and try to find out what keeps their flame burning. It is more than 9 years since your last full length Rise, Vulcan Spectre. Why we had..
Are you familiar with the band Bulldozing Bastard? That German duo released two brutal black/speed metal albums in 2013 and 2015, before both of the musicians involved (bassist Andreas and frontman/guitarist Stefan) decided to form Vulture, together with members of Luzifer and Wifebeater. Now, Vulture has been a slightly different beast than Bulldozing Bastard –..
After almost 9 long years of waiting, we are finally rewarded with a new album by one of the bands most devoted to the old school aesthetics. Nekromantheon are among the members of the “Kolborn circle” of cult new bands, which are carrying the torch of early 80s thrash and speed metal worship, spearheaded by..
Love him or hate him, Geoff Tate is a legend. Nothing less. Having recorded 12 studio albums with progressive metal heavyweights Queensrÿche, at least five of which are immortal classics, 2012 was a turning point for Tate, who split with the band and started a new band, under the name of, hmm, Operation: Mindcrime. With..
If you didn’t pay attention first time around (shame on you!), the Sweet Oblivion project is masterminded by the Italian label Frontiers Music, which has quite a number of successful all-star bands in its roster. This particular project is built around the talent of legendary Geoff Tate, with the help of some amazing musicians from..
The end of this week will mark the release of the fourth album by death metal traditionalists Memoriam, a band, which was born back in 2016 as a tribute to the late Bolt Thrower drummer Martin "Kiddie" Kearns. First few seconds into opener Onwards Into Battle prove that the guys continue forging their trademark mid-tempo,..