Author: Stoyan Tsonev

Hosting the “Total Invasion” weekly radio show on Z-Rock radio, Bulgaria since 2006, with more than 750 shows aired. Publisher and Editor-in-chief of the Bulgarian edition of Metal Hammer, with 14 issues released between 2012 and 2014. Has written articles for “Brutallica” (in English), S.M.F. and Metal Hammer Bulgaria magazines since 1998. Has interviewed Dio, Adrian Smith, Blackie Lawless, Warrel Dane, Geoff Tate and many more metal artists and bands.

interview with Remi Nygård (Inculter, Morax)

Starting the second decade of their existence, Norwegian thrashers Inculter are now more lethal an inspired than ever, releasing their third fantastic album in a row. We had the pleasure to review Morbid Origin a few days ago, and now, the band’s frontman and guitarist Remi tell us everything we needed to know about Inculter,..

Inculter – Morbid Origin (Edged Circle Productions)

It’s been more than a decade since Inculter’s inception in a town called Fusa in Norway, and they have delivered two full-lengths and one EP of blistering thrash since. Their third album Morbid Origin will be released next Friday, four years after the excellent Fatal Visions. The band is still comprised of Remi André Nygård..

Interview with Chris Black (High Spirits)

High Spirits is a band which you simply must hear, regardless of what type of metal is your favorite sub-genre. This band is the musical vison of multi-instrumentalist Chris Black, who has created some fantastic pieces of melodic heavy metal since 2009. There’s always light and shade in High Spirits’ albums, but the pure joy..

Sadus – The Shadow Inside (Nuclear Blast)

Well, hell has frozen over and Sadus are back in action with a new album! I have honestly lost hope these death-thrash vets will release something new, but, The Shadow Inside, their first new material in 17 years, will be hitting shelves next Friday. Formed back in 1985 in Antioch, California, Sadus is a household..

Suffocation – Hymns From The Apocrypha (Nuclear Blast)

Long Island veterans Suffocation have been torturing our eardrums since 1988, and together with Immolation (from the same state and formed in the same year) are among the death metal bands that have persevered on their style and sound through all these years. Their ninth album, Hymns From The Apocrypha, however, marks a big change..

Sorcerer – Reign Of The Reaper (Metal Blade Records)

If you‘ve been thinking the only common thing between Sweden and epic doom metal was Candlemass, then you have been wrong for at least since 2015, when Sorcerer’s official full-length debut was released. Being from the same school of melodic, epic doom with great expressive vocals, Sorcerer released their first two demos in 1989 and..

Diviner – Avaton (Rock Of Angels Records)

Diviner is a Greek heavy-power-progressive metal band, centered around the frontman Yiannis Papanikolaou (ex-InnerWish), who is the only original member left since the band was formed 12 years ago. Diviner’s third full length Avaton comes out four years after the excellent Realms Of Time and it is somewhat a surprise that the band line-up is..

Blood Lightning – Blood Lightning (Ripple Music)

Formed in December 2020, Blood Lightning brings together the talents of vocalist Jim Healey (We’re All Gonna Die), guitarist Doug Sherman (GOZU), bassist Bob Maloney (Worshipper) and drummer J.R. Roach (Sam Black Church). Their style is heavily influenced by early Sabbath, with equal doses of classic Eighties heavy metal and some southern rock added over...