More than four decades of history and 19 studio albums! Grave Digger is an institution not only in the German scene, but a cult name in the old school circles worldwide. I sometimes like to divide their discography in four distinctive periods: the classic age (Heavy Metal Breakdown through War Games), the Uwe Lulis age..
Brooklyn’s Sanhedrin (the meaning of which you can read about here) are one of the best old school sounding heavy metal bands since their inception in 2015. Their first two full lengths A Funeral For The World (independently released in 2017) and The Poisoner (2019, Cruz Del Sur Music) gradually raised the band’s popularity and..
Swiss trad metallers Sin Starlett have been in the business for almost 17 years already, and with three solid full lengths behind their backs, are a familiar name in the genre. However, until now, they somehow fell under the radar and none of their three albums left a lasting impression or ended in the yearly..
These guys’ music ages like fine wine. It’s a bit hard to grasp that Immolation are releasing their best music ever after being part of the scene for almost 34 years now, but it’s a fact. To be honest, Immolation have never, ever released a bad album and are one of the bands which have..
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..