Vltimas – Epic (Season Of Mist)

The term “super group” was invented in the Sixties, long before extreme metal existed as a genre in the first place. However, one of the bands which is an epitome of the said term nowadays is Vltimas. Having in its ranks genre legends like Rune Eriksen (Aura Noir, ex-Mayhem), Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy) and David Vincent..

Interview with Morgan Håkansson (Marduk)

Marduk is without a doubt among the hardest working bands in extreme music and especially in the black metal genre. Their persistency and perseverance have never wavered though their 33 years of existence and there is a reason for that. Marduk are about to release their fifteenth album next month and we took the opportunity..

IMMORTAL – WAR AGAINST ALL (NUCLEAR BLAST)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, the name Immortal should speak loads to every extreme metal fan. In the decade between 1992 and 2002, the Bergen residents released seven albums, at least four of which are absolute black metal classics. The core of the band in this first era were front man and bassist..

THRON – DUST (LISTENABLE RECORDS)

Thron have been around for less than eight years, but we are already awaiting the release of their fourth full-length album, entitled Dust, and coming out on March 31st through Listenable Records. The style on display is heavily influenced by the Swedish melodic black-death scene and bands like Dissection and Sacramentum, but there is also..

Abbath – Dread Reaver (Season Of Mist)

Everyone knows the story of Immortal, their fallout and constant mud-slinging between present and ex band members, so I’m not going to bore you to death with that. Their legendary frontman Abbath formed the band bearing his artistic name in 2015 and has since released two full lengths, in 2016 and 2019, respectively. Dread Reaver,..

In Aphelion – Moribund (Edged Circle Productions)

If you have followed Velvet Thunder closely, then you probably remember the interview we did with In Aphelion’s mastermind Sebastian Ramstedt late last year, on the occasion of their debut EP Luciferian Age. Besides fellow Necrophobic bandmates Ramstedt (vocals, guitars and bass) and Johan Bergebäck (guitars), the band also features drummer Marco Prij (Cryptosis). The..