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BLACK MAMBA – Heritage

BLACK MAMBA – Heritage

 Black Mamba is an Italian female fronted rock group that gained experience by covering many of their hard rock heroes. Their feats include Italy live acts supporting bands like Blaze Bayley and Carl Palmer. “Heritage” is their debut record released already in December 2017. The album starts with the title track ‘Heritage’ which after a calm [...]

March 23, 2018 Kasper Pasinski , Comments Off on BLACK MAMBA – Heritage

ARKHON INFAUSTUS – Passing the Nekromanteion

ARKHON INFAUSTUS – Passing the Nekromanteion

How many bands do you know which have ceased to exist while being at their peak? The French band Arkhon Infaustus is one of them. Ten years after the release of the magnificently filthy “Orthodoxyn” album, we are presented with some new material. Deviant, the only remaining member from the original lineup, is backed by drummer [...]

December 27, 2017 Filipe Gomes , Comments Off on ARKHON INFAUSTUS – Passing the Nekromanteion

BACKTRACK LANE – In Fine

BACKTRACK LANE – In Fine

Backtrack Lane, the band of the Gatti brothers, Raphael (vocals, bass) and Stefan (rhythm guitar, backing vocals) was formed back in 2009. In 2012 the band released its debut full-length “Black Truth&White Lies”. In 2017 the quartet completed by Adrien Crestey (lead guitar, backing vocal) and Gui O’Crest (drums, backing vocals) released “In Fine”. As [...]

December 22, 2017 Filipe Gomes , Comments Off on BACKTRACK LANE – In Fine

STÖMB – Duality

STÖMB – Duality

Few bands can deliver a strong message and develop a story-line with just a few words. Or in Stömb’s case practically none. Specially in Metal, where the diversity of sonic landscapes is not so easily procured. Stömb does all that and still makes the sound breech to new found places, and without the aid of [...]

October 11, 2017 Vasco Baptista Comments Off on STÖMB – Duality

RAPTOR KING – Dinocalypse

RAPTOR KING – Dinocalypse

Two years after the debut EP “Dinocracy” released in 2015, the French Raptor King are releasing another studio effort. Given the good receptivity of the previous EP, it was expected that they would now launch a full-length debut, but the choice of this trio of progressive sludge metal fell to launch a second EP, probably [...]

July 31, 2017 João Osório 0

VARG – Götterdämmerung

VARG – Götterdämmerung

Varg is a Germanic band, who plays melodic death metal with a pagan theme. Their name is inspired by Norse mythology and means “Wolf”.  Formed back in 2005 by the guitarist Freki and drummer Fenrier, the band has released 5 studio albums, so far. After 2016’s “Das Ende alter Lügen” by Napalm Records, it only [...]

July 20, 2017 Melissa Poseyydon 0

BLACK HOLE GENERATOR – A Requiem for Terra

BLACK HOLE GENERATOR – A Requiem for Terra

Black Hole Generator was formed in 2006 as a solo project from the charismatic Vulture Industries‘ lead man and long-time Taake and Helheim producer Bjørnar E. Nilsen. Their debut album “Black Karma” (Ars Magna Recordings) saw the light of day back in 2006, with the participation on guitars of Dreggen (Aeternus, Taake, Deathcon, Grimfist and Slavia). After ten years hiatus, “A Requiem for Terra” album [...]

February 22, 2017 Elsa Marques , 0

LEAVING PASSENGER – When It’s Done

LEAVING PASSENGER – When It’s Done

Despite caming from the hexagon of the old continent, LEAVING PASSENGER, seem to be jettisoned straight from the marican suburbia of the turn of the millenium. In fact, they’re as american nu-metal, as you can get. Going through the EP seemed as jourey back in time, to my adolescence years, when the music was linear, [...]

January 4, 2017 Vasco Baptista , 0

AANOD – Yesterday Comes Tomorrow

AANOD – Yesterday Comes Tomorrow

As cryptic as the title “Yesterday Comes Tomorrow” may sound, its content is crystal clear – honest metalcore. This is the third release by Aanod, once again in EP format, and probably the one with most impact, so it seems the path for a debut full-length record is finally paved. Combining death growls with clean [...]

November 15, 2016 RenataLino , 0

GHOST – Popestar (EP)

GHOST – Popestar (EP)

 Coming out of nowhere, Ghost have unveild another EP, titled “Popestar”, just one year after the release of their third acclaimed record “Meliora”. The satanic consul has given the world five new songs, for all of us to hear and appreciate, wherever we feel comfortable in. “Square Hammer” is an instant winner, catchy and undoubtedly, [...]

October 21, 2016 Daniel Lemminkainen , 0

HARMONIC GENERATOR – Flesh

HARMONIC GENERATOR – Flesh

Although seemingly newcomers, and wit their 2nd EP on board, the french quintet Harmonic Generator have been on the road for quite a while. And like the rules of rock n’ roll they’re still thriving, unreckoned, unfortunately. Here is one of those bands that truly deserve promotion and credit, despite the fact that the sound [...]

October 9, 2016 Vasco Baptista , 0

BARÚS – Barús

BARÚS – Barús

Just when you thought you couldn’t find something fresh among the hundreds of albums that are released every week, Barús proves us wrong. This first record shows that once in a while, a gem pops out of the pile of copycats. Even though this is only a sample of what the band is focused on, [...]

October 6, 2016 Filipe Gomes , 0

KHASM – Fenris

KHASM – Fenris

If you are thinking this is another pagan metal EP because of its artwork and title? Once again, it proves that you should never judge a book by its cover. KHASM is a French band and in its essence categorised as a death metal band, that tends to fuse hardcore elements in their sonority. They released their [...]

October 1, 2016 Daniel Lemminkainen , 0