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Witch Cross – Axe to Grind

Be skeptical. It’s okay. My goodness, when Witch Cross last released and album, world maps looked quite a bit different than they do today! Reformed with Kevin Moore who handles live vocals for the mighty Saxon, Witch Cross has received the auspices of stalwart label Hells Headbangers with their legendary “Fit For Fight” album released [&hellip

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KATECHON – MAN, GOD, GIANT

I’ve said it before, and goddamit, I’ll keep saying it. As many of the Norwegian bands we all came to know and love since the black metal days of terror have gone on to become sad caricatures of themselves, it almost got to where hearing about a band from that country hardly became the exciting [&hellip

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BURZUM – SOL AUSTAN, MANI VESTAN

Well just in case you were pining away for it, here’s the latest annual release from black metal’s poster child, now predictably seeming to come out towards the end of Spring each year. What is rather odd though is his use of a different logo style with each subsequent release, kind of making my “Aske” [&hellip

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BITTER PEACE/ESOTERICA/KRIEG/THE MANY – NEW WORLD BLACK METAL

A showcase of American black metal including veteran act Krieg and three newer acts, this four-way split 7” (something I always adore when I see) offers up nihilism and cruelty on a silver platter for all those willing to indulge.  Bitter Peace’s “Ageless Conquering Wolves” starts the cry of war with George Bush Sr.’s famous [&hellip

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Woe – Withdrawal

Woe has given us a short but incredibly powerful discography with their three albums. Driven by emotion and laden with harmonies, Woe are often referred to as part of this rather peculiar movement called “post” black metal, which I do not really care for and don’t grasp by my own choice. Post as in the [&hellip

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VOMITOR – THE ESCALATION

I’ve been many shades of impressed with all of Vomitor’s material. Coming at your jugular full-on, they have a very lo-fi, distorted sound to boost their early Sodom vibe further into the depths of drunken Hell. I was extremely stoked to see a new album was out (what’s the deal with the new logo?) and [&hellip

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Marduk / Inquisition / Moonspell

MARDUK / MOONSPELL  / INQUISITION PLUS GUESTS TEMPE, ARIZONA 3/10/2013 It was with much ecstatic emotion that I finally got to see Marduk live after waiting over half of my life to witness this. My goodness, the band that put out the “Fuck Me Jesus” demo which Relapse once called “The most blasphemous artwork ever [&hellip

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Vlad Tepes – War Funeral March

Well speak of The Devil and he shall appear! Hardly moments after I mentioned Vlad Tepes in my recent review of Bhaobhan Sidhe do I come across a re-release of this legendary demo on CD from the venerable Drakkar Productions (who has been one of the most consistently solid and true labels for decades now!). [&hellip

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Supuration

Supuration hail from France, always a hotbed of eclectic and experimental underground metal. Their latest release “Cu3e” on Listenable Records continues their long traditional of bizarre and surreal songwriting mixing a myriad of sounds and a plethora of styles. Wow, I don’t think I could conjure up more adjectives than that if I wanted to! [&hellip

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Bhaobhan Sidhe – Gas Chamber Music

OMG, the album title! That’s RACIST!!! OMG, how about my boot stomps on your throat, sound good? Anyway, Bhoabhan Sidhe are a sort of legend and myth in the underground, similar to what Von was before they decided to go all Hollywood. And now, we are privileged to have in our hands an entire retrospective [&hellip

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