Monthly Archive:: November 2011

Malepeste – Malepeste

Malepeste is French black metal that has that swampy diesel motor powered, down-tuned rumble of distortion with croaky vocals that instantly bring to mind old Mayhem and Inquisition. With this sound and bands like Malepeste continuing to brew their own toxic elixir with it, it’s becoming so difficult to avoid being entranced and subsequently bastardized [&hellip

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Radiation Sickness

There’s absolutely no denying how sincere and powerful the underground extreme music scene was in the late-80’s. One only had to bear witness to the bands living it, and giving it a fucking name, to understand this concept. At that time, Indianapolis, Indiana would become the birthplace of a handful of true, thrashing soldiers to [&hellip

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Forgotten Horror

Hails! I wanted to get this interview set up, as your debut album, ‘The Serpent Creation’, is a must have for any extreme metal collection! Tell us about the eight rituals of devastation!!! Thank you very much for the comment, nice to hear that our hard work is appreciated. In an initiatory context, ‘The Serpent [&hellip

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Voice of the Soul

Founded in 2007 in Kuwait, and now spread out across the world. Voice of The Soul is one of the middle east’s hardest working bands. The young foursome has already released 3 EPs with “Into Oblivion” being their latest opus. Mahesh from Forbidden Magazine had a email interview with Kareem the vocalist of Voice of [&hellip

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Skeletonwitch – Forever Abomination

In the vast world of horror film history, there seems to be one constant: no matter how many times you try, no matter what the fuck you do…you can’t kill the goddamn monster. In Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Leatherface had the misfortune of having Dennis Hopper’s buzzing saw shoved into his guts, and the dead [&hellip

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In Solitude – The World. The Flesh. The Devil.

Lately, plenty of young bands have taken a stab at trying to relive the glory days of heavy metal and while some are very good at what they do, Sweden’s In Solitude are the only band that could really compete with the gods. I was already a fan when I got a hold of their [&hellip

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Absu – Abzu

Absu have been at it a long time. The Texas Rangers have split up and reformed (with main man Proscriptor the sole constant member since their inception) changed sounds from dark death metal to thrashy black metal with vocals similar to old Destruction to now a concoction that seems to defy pigeonholing anymore. Always grand [&hellip

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Late August – Not For Human Consumption

“If you’re going to do something, do it well…and leave something witchy.” – Charles Manson The first thermonuclear bomb test unleashed the same amount of deadly energy and devastation as approximately ten million tons of TNT. With that kind of force, it’s pretty much a given that someone’s ass is going to be handed to [&hellip

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Bastard Priest – Ghouls of the Endless Night

If you’ve been paying attention to what’s been going on recently, death metal seems to have been going down the wrong path for some time now. Newer bands focus almost entirely on musical precision and high production values and write some of the most embarrassing lyrics to ever disgrace a metal album, often sounding like [&hellip

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Archgoat – Heavenly Vulva (Christ’s Last Rites)

Things are pretty business as usual in Archgoatland. Ever since their split with Beherit many moons ago, they’ve been quite the talk of the town. A good many years passed between that legendary split (of which their half was released solo a few years prior, anyway) before 2004’s “Angelslaying Black Fucking Metal” 7″ was unleashed, [&hellip

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