31st January 2020

Sepultura – Quadra

Few things which have characterized Sepultura’s music from the very beginnings are dedication, experimentation and heaviness. This goes for the band’s early days, their commercial peak in early 90’s, but the case has undeniably been […]
30th January 2020

Sons Of A Wanted Man – Kenoma

Later this year, six years after their initial inception, Belgium quintet Sons Of A Wanted Man finally stands ready with their first ever Full-length release, after honing and otherwise perfecting their own sound across two […]
29th January 2020

Wolf Jaw – The Heart Won’t Listen

Wolf Jaw (ex. The Badflowers) is a trio formed in the depths of the Black Country, UK. In October 2019 the band released a new album The Heart Won’t Listen, a follow-up to their highly […]
27th January 2020

Moonreich – Wormgod

Moonreich is a French Black Metal band that has spent the last decade (as well as the odd years) perfecting the art of conveying the desolation and destruction war causes in this modern day and […]
26th January 2020

Dark Poetry – Specimen

Dark Poetry from Cyprus is releasing their first full length album February 2nd through Deathhammer Records and I have to say I am very much positively surprised by this band. They released an EP in […]
26th January 2020

Dead End Finland – Inter Vivos

Dead End Finland (from Finland, duuh) has been busy lately, as they have just released their fourth album in a few years. The new album called Inter Vivos is a TRUE masterpiece! And every music […]
25th January 2020

Monolithe – Okta Khora

Monolithe is a French sextet originally founded in the early days of this millennium. Back then they had a heavy focus on Funeral Doom, something that has become increasingly influenced by the band members apparent […]
22nd January 2020

From the Vastland – Daevayasna

From the Vastland is a fairly consistent, albeit rare quest. The Iranian one-man band has come into a rhythm of late where he releases a new Full-length release roughly every two years. The latest of […]
21st January 2020

Mars Red Sky – The Task Eternal

Mars Red Sky is a Stoner Rock trio formed thirteen years ago in Southern France. In that time they have released four Full-length releases, with the latest of which hitting store shelves just last year. […]
21st January 2020

Blakylle – Wo Uralte Wasser Fließen

Blakylle is the goddess of the sea within Cimbri, Germanic & Celtic mythology, but it is also a German pagan metal band. It started as a project in 2014 with main intention of creating a […]
17th January 2020

Desolation – Screams Of The Undead

Screams Of The Undead has arrived, a follow-up to the highly acclaimed 2017 debut Decapitated, by the Swedish band Desolation. Apart from a demo, released in 2014, Desolation were an unknown band to me, but […]
15th January 2020

Dreamwalkers Inc – First Re-Draft

Dreamwalkers Inc is, in essence, the live version of the band TDW (an acronym for the single individual behind it, Tom De Wit). Originally, as far as I have been able to gather, at least, […]
14th January 2020

Acheronte – Son Of No God

It would be wrong of me to call Son Of No God a new album by Italian black metallers from Acheronte, since the album has been released a year ago. Unfortunately, I didn’t have an […]
10th January 2020

Marche Funèbre – Death Wish Woman

Mache Funèbre is an Austrian-based quintet that, since the year 2008, has specialised in mixing together Doom and Death Metal music in order to create a suited vessel to express their views on literature, grief […]
8th January 2020

Rancorum – The Vermin Shrine

Every now and again, you come across a band that is clearly heavily inspired by some other band. There is nothing unusual about this, since every musician I have ever talked to or heard of […]
26th September 2019

Alice Cooper & Black Stone Cherry, 25th September 2019, Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Goran Kljutic www.urbanmescalero.com It’s somewhat odd situation when the band is booked to play a venue that is clearly too big for them. The flexibility of Copenhagen’s Royal Arena is impressive, but even closing […]
16th September 2019

Tom Keifer – Rise

It was more than three decades ago that some of us got to hear Night Songs, the debut by Cinderella, which elevated them to the stardom, basically off the bat. The band was riding the […]
30th August 2019

Tool – Fear Inoculum

The previous Tool album came out 13 years ago and while that fact shouldn’t have any effect on expectations for the new album, it’s worth mentioning that that’s before world knew of smart phones. Chew […]
11th August 2019

King Diamond, 10th August 2019, K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Goran Kljutic www.urbanmescalero.com It has been quiet when it comes to new music from King Diamond and not just the band, but King Diamond the man himself. But now there seems to be happening […]
2nd August 2019

Volbeat – Rewind, Replay, Rebound

Back in 2005 Volbeat released a debut album that was not only a unique piece of work, but also carried all the trademarks of a young hungry band who were acing to unleash their creativity […]
17th July 2019

Enemy Inside – Phoenix

Enemy Inside is a band formed by current Mystic Prophecy guitarist Evan K, who teamed up with the German singer Nastassja Giulia in order to create a modern gothic inspired rock/metal outfit. Their debut album […]
12th July 2019

Superlynx – New Moon

Second album from Norwegian doom/psych trio Superlynx is fairly even affair, meaning that what you get in the opener is a very good representation of most material on New Moon. In general, that is, because […]
10th July 2019

Steel Prophet – The God Machine

Steel Prophet has always been bit of an overlooked band, who has released a long line of notable power metal records in late 90’s and early 00’s. Since then there were numerous breaks and some […]
1st July 2019

Chasing Shadows – Reflections

There is special kind of magic that occasionally arises from new bands who manage to create a debut album that is modern yet true to their inspiration, an album that bursts with that unspoiled youth […]
23rd June 2019

Scorpions, 22nd June 2019, Helviti, Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Goran Kljutic www.urbanmescalero.com In 2016 Scorpions played one of the best shows in Copenhell’s history and all that in pouring rain and just in generally miserable weather. They returned to Copenhagen year later for […]