Anthony Phillips …in conversation

One might be inclined to think that an 86 minute album of guitar instrumentals could wear out its welcome and tempt the attention deficient among us to turn it off before it was halfway done. Certainly that has been the case with past releases from some of the flashier players in Guitarland, with their endless..

Bodyfarm – Dreadlord (No Dust Records)

In times when Dutch death metallers Bodyfarm should be happy with excitement about the forthcoming release of their best album yet, the mood is exactly the opposite. Founding member Thomas Wouters (vocals and guitars) lost his battle with cancer on August 6th this year, not long after he recorded his, it turns out, magnum opus...

NOVEMBERS DOOM SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM NEPHILIM GROVE

Chicago’s own purveyors of death/doom Novembers Doom will darken our days once again on November 1st with their eleventh album Nephilim Grove. The 9-song release will come out through Prophecy Productions and, as usual, is topped with another beautiful cover artwork. The band, led by only original member – frontman Paul Kuhr, is premiering an..

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..