Back in 2020, the Austrian heavy metal brigade Venator, impressed us with their 3-song EP Paradiser, which also secured them a label deal for a full-length album release. Echoes From The Gutter is coming out on February 25th and is everything we hoped for from this young band. The fundament of Venator’s style is built..
The Night Eternal is a new band from Essen, Germany, which made a great start with an excellent eponymous EP back in 2019. Now, the full-length debut Moonlit Cross is ready for release on November 5th, through Ván Records. The style of the band is epic, old school heavy metal, with a very sinister vibe..
Massacre is a legendary name in death metal, with a history stretched as far back as 1986, so, believe it or not, the band celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. If you have followed their career, the conflicts, split-up, mud-throwing and drama between past and present band members have been almost a constant, and the..
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..
Saber is a relatively new band from Los Angeles, which we can safely put in the NWOTHM sub-genre. The band first released the speed metal flavored single Speed Racer in 2019, and in June 2020 “upgraded” it with another song in the new single Strike Of The Witch. This is the moment when Trevor William..
The past four years have been a challenge for both Sodom and their fans. After the excellent Decision Day (2016), guitarist Bernemann, who has been in the band for 22 years (!), was surprisingly replaced by not one, but, for the first time in band history – two guitar players – the legendary Frank Blackfire..
Joey Vera is an old school legend – nothing less. Pulling the fat strings in Armored Saint since 1982, and also being a central figure in prog veterans Fates Warning for the last 23 years is an impressive CV, to say the least. We have new albums coming out from both his main bands (Armored..
The reunion “trend” has always been a two-sided card. On the one hand we have bands which simply do not live to the expectations and release mediocre new music just for the sake of it, with no heart or feel anymore. I will not give examples, because someone will be offended, but you definitely have..