Month: February 2021

Planet Metal #3: Brazil!

So we’ve been to Italy and to Russia over the past couple of months with our Planet Metal feature so the question is, can we do a five band feature for Brazil without mentioning Sepultura? You bet we can! If you’re new to this game, then the rules are real simple. Each week we highlight

NEWS: Orecus premier “Unborn, Reborn”!

Swedish Death Metallers Orecus have chosen “Unborn, Reborn” as the third single from their upcoming debut album “The Obliterationist” with a music video by Yuvraj Imaginaria (The Raven Age). A 10 track affair, it sees guest vocal appearances by Chad Kapper of Frontierer and Fredrik Söderberg of Soreption. The date for the black book is 12th March, with

Playthrough: “Mass Hypnosis” from Sepultura!

Another musician going through his archives is Sepultura drummer Eloy Casagrande. He’s shared this dedicated drum cam footage of himself performing a classic in “Mass Hypnosis” from a show in the bands home city of San Paulo Brazil. That took place on 12th July 2019 and is completely editing free, while the bands 2021 tour

Bootleg: “Anticosmic Overload” from Obscura!

While we wait for new music from the re-tooled German Progressive Death Metallers Obscura, they have offered us another aperitif. It comes in the form of “Anticosmic Overload” filmed in 2011 at Way Of Darkness Festival in Bavaria and dug out of the bands personal archive. Officially, although we’re sure something will come along sooner,

NEWS: Torture Squad celebrate the past two decades!

Brazilian Metallers Torture Squad have taken a moment to put together a videography of the last 20 years of their work with 21 music videos from 2001 single “Abduction Was The Case” all the way through to 2021’s “Generation Dead” as a complete near two hour masterwork offering for the Metal Gods. For those not

Playthrough: “Worship Decay” from Sylosis!

The premier of a brand new single in “Worship Decay” from Sylosis before Christmas, their first since album “Cycle Of Suffering” was a surprise with mastermind Josh Middleton returning to Architects for “For Those That Wish To Exist” but it’s a mighty fine piece with an epic pick slide. Middleton has given us a guitar

Exclusive Interview: Anzeria talk “Holy Defy”!

Returning after six years in the wilderness, Symphonic Metal act Anzeria from Istanbul Turkey unveiled a new album in “Holy Defy” earlier this week. An impressive piece of work that not only showcases the bands talents but that also has a bit more bite that some more traditional acts in the genre, it has plenty to offer

Review: “Curse of Autumn” by Witherfall

2017’s “Nocturnes and Requiems” was a take on Stephen King’s “Nightmares & Dreamscape” and 2018’s “A Prelude to Sorrow” was an orchestrated requiem to former drummer Adam Sagan, may he rest in peace, but with “Curse of Autumn“, Los Angeles Californians Witherfall wanted to out do themselves. So vocalist and keyboardist Joseph Michael (Sanctuary), guitarist

The Black Map #149: Vakora from Reading!

The end of 2017 saw the emergence of Reading Beatdown Hardcore crew Vakora who had been quietly squirrelling away creating material to reign hell on an unsuspecting World. The quintet played a run of shows, sharing stages with Arcaeon and Visionist before unleashing their first studio single in a year later entitled “Infirmity“. Then came

NEWS: Incarnation have their finger on the pulse?

I has been five years since their 2016 album “Catharsis” so Hamburg Germany Blackened Death Metallers Incarnation have gone forth and inked in blood “Empiricism“, a new EP with a re-tooled line up and a raw sound for a new age. A second music video has been offered up in “Chthonic Pulse” from the ordeal,