Monthly Archive:: September 2010

Bael

I was grateful to sit down and chat with Akhaeus from Bael and Dark Opus, one of the personalities, musicians, label owners and a major representative of the French Black Metal movement, who has also worked with several US bands such as Averse Sefira,Demoncy, and Krieg among others. Tell us, briefly, what’s been happening lately [&hellip

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Bastard Priest – Under the Hammer of Destruction

Taking up their demonic root in 2001, Swedish blasters of underground blasphemy, Bastard Priest have fused the worlds of death metal mayhem and crust-punk attitude. The end result of that mutation is a fury so relentless in its aggression and down-right unholy fist-banging spirit, that one should be surprised that Bastard Priest doesn’t actually open [&hellip

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Summer Breeze 2010

Summer Breeze 2010. 19 /21 – 08. Dinkelsbuhl – Germany. Day 1 – 18/08 The first day started off with the New Blood Award bands. The first of these bands was Torturized. To my own surprise, this band sounded really good, and they were very enthusiastic. It all looked really promising, and it was a [&hellip

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Atheist

Since their formation in 1984, Florida’s progressive death metal crew Atheist has remained one of the most influential acts of the genre to this day. It has been seventeen years since their last record, but the band has recently reunited, released a new full-length and shows absolutely no sign of throwing in the towel just [&hellip

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Gravewurm – Blood of the Pentagram

After a twenty-year run of majestic brutality, Gravewurm brings their legacy to its logical conclusion with their seventh and final full-length album, Blood of the Pentagram (Hell’s Headbangers). Gravewurm’s combination of dark melodies, epic atmosphere, and a funeral march of Hellhammer-style riffing, sends their swansong into the aether, setting the Black Metal baseline so high [&hellip

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Kerasphorus – Cloven Hooves at the Holocaust Dawn

Hey what the hell happened? They came, they saw, they conquered… Then they disappeared? What gives? The latest project from warmonger, historian, and philosopher Peter Helmkamp (who turns everything he touches into gold) was nearly every bit as good as his previous works, but like good sex, was over too quick! On his MySpace profile, [&hellip

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Krieg – The Isolationist

Every single Krieg release is an event. Since 1998’s utterly diabolical nihilistic masterpiece “Rise of the Imperial Hordes”, Krieg has mastered the art of intense rage and bleak emotions and transpired all boundaries of art. The outpourings of a single individual named Imperial, Krieg is his audial confluence of fits of alcoholism, loss of loved [&hellip

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Atheist – Jupiter

Formed in Florida in 1984 (originally under the names Oblivion and R.A.V.A.G.E.), the progressive death metal crew Atheist unleashed their sound combining vicious, technical death metal with hints of jazz fusion upon the world. Through time, Atheist have survived many trials and tribulations such as the tragic passing of bassist Roger Patterson in 1991, and [&hellip

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Tirano – Hate Sanctified

From the land of Chile comes Tirano, a raw and black monster commanded by its sole member, Lord Blasphemous Tyrannus.  Tirano’s debut, ‘Hate Sanctified’, is a twisted and jagged blade that stabs more than it cuts and tortures more than it kills.  Although the production is a little too loose and raw for my tastes, Tirano has [&hellip

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Metal Camp 10

Forbidden Magazine welcomes out newest contributor, Laetitia Abbenes of http://metal-exposure.com ! Laetitia offers Forbidden Magazine our first European Festival Review…Metalcamp 10! Read about Slovenia and the madness of Metalcamp 10! Special thanks to Ingrid of Metal Exposure for the amazing photos! Metalcamp 2010 Tolmin, Slovenia – 5/11 – 07 – 2010. By Laetitia & Ingrid [&hellip

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