23rd September 2020

Baume – Aout Approche

Baume, the Atmospheric Black Metal one-man project from one of the minds behind Cepheide and Rance, are due for another EP release – Only this time, the music and overall approach has shifted slightly, now […]
11th September 2020

Crépuscule d’Hiver – Par-Delà Noireglaces et Brumes-Sinistres

Crépuscule d’Hiver is, as far as I can tell, a fairly new medieval-styled Black Metal band, hailing from my beloved France (and, as such, I am afraid that I will have to admit that I […]
11th September 2020

Marilyn Manson – WE ARE CHAOS

Each generation has their “shock-rocker” who crossed it over to the mainstream and common for all of these acts is that their shock value wears off with time and someone new comes along and take […]
28th August 2020

Pain Of Salvation – Panther

Pain Of Salvation’s previous album In the Passing Light of Day from 2017 saw the band return to their heavier sound, which rejoiced significant portion of their fanbase. It’s the portion which had hard time […]
18th August 2020

NORD – And Now There’s Only a River Left Behind

Nord are the most recent additions to ever growing and fantastic prog rock scene in France. One after another fantastic prog releases were coming from this country, something you couldn’t imagine just 10 years ago. […]
10th August 2020

Bofo Kwo – Space/Time Carnivorium

Bofo Kwo, as one might surmise from the name alone, is quite the interesting band. The band consists of a Finnish trio, one of which is also a weird tales/Sci-Fi writer, having written at least […]
4th August 2020

Vokodlok – Oracle’s Fury

Romanian Raw Black Metal duo Vokodlok (which is apparently a bastadized version of the word for ‘Werewolf’) reformed two years ago, fifteen years after releasing their latest Full-length album. Inbetween touring Eastern Europe they seem […]
4th August 2020

Astarium – Fragments Of Nightmares

Despite of being a reviewer for 20 years now I still have the same level of excitement as I did when I was a kid when checking out and for discovering new bands. I’m not […]
29th July 2020

Hereza – Death Metal Drunks

Since half of our staff employees originate from the Balkans, we always get exited to hear from a new and unfamiliar acts from that particular area. Thus, naturally I also got exited this time around […]
24th July 2020

Trup – Szmula

Let me say from the very start that my knowledge of this band from Poland was non-existent prior to the release of this album. I think the majority of the people reading this didn’t know […]
22nd July 2020

Haken – Virus

Looking back at Haken’s discography, first thing that comes to mind is that over the course of all their releases, the band has managed to uphold remarkable quality level. And if that wasn’t enough, they’ve […]
19th July 2020

Witcher – A Gyertyák Csonkig Égnek

Since this was my first experience with the band at first a band named Witcher didn’t sound as a black metal band to me, but rather some kind of medieval, doom and war metal. Nevertheless, […]
15th July 2020

Forbidden Rites – Pantheon Arcanum

Forbidden Rites is an internationally based Blackened Death Metal act, one that has so far been active for roughly three years. In that time they have seen it fit to grace us with their debut […]
14th July 2020

Necrospell – Awakening Of Tyrants

It’s not very often during my two decades as a writer that I’ve had the opportunity to listen to as good death/thrash metal as this one. I’m talking of a debut album of Italian five […]
9th July 2020

Indesiderium – Of Twilight And Evenfall…

Doing this since 2001 I don’t believe that I’ve ever had the opportunity to listen to a black metal act from Los Angeles/California?! Indesiderium are just that, an uncompromising black metal duo from the city […]
14th August 2008

Baroness (USA)

Few hours before the Baroness co-headlining gig with Kyelsa at Copenhagen’s Stengade 30 I met up Baroness’ singer/guitarist John Baizley in the basement under the club. The band that has been very active in underground […]
2nd November 2008

DeadSoul Tribe (Austria)

Photo: Goran Kljutic www.urbanmescalero.com Devon Graves is often connected to his former band Psychotic Waltz, but with five albums long career with his band DeadSoul Tribe he has proven to the world that he is […]
25th November 2009

Paradise Lost (UK)

  Interview photo: Goran Kljutic www.urbanmescalero.com Live photo: Zoran www.sonic-view.com Paradise Lost is one of those bands that has written their name in the history of metal permanently. The band that together with My Dying […]
22nd June 2010

Therapy? (Northern Ireland)

  Photo: Goran Kljutic www.urbanmescalero.com Interview with Andy Cairns, Michael McKeegan and Neil Cooper With more then twenty years behind them Therapy? are still going strong and with the release of their last year’s Crooked […]
7th December 2010

(Sic)monic (USA)

Rising from Phoenix,Arizona, (Sic)monic is a very interesting band whose music combines elements of just about any genre, but never on cost of losing the focus of the songs or compromising the emotional aspect of […]
3rd November 2013

Darkfall (Austria)

Interview with Thomas Spiwak (Vocals) www.darkfall.at Austrian thrash/melodic death machine Darkfall was formed in the mid-90’s, and has been plagued by minor mechanical problems throughout its existence. Seems like every time Darkfall has begun to […]
4th November 2013

The Charm The Fury (The Netherlands)

Interview with Caroline Westendorp (Vocals) www.facebook.com/thecharmthefury The Charm The Fury is  a young Amsterdam-based metalcore quintet whose debut LP, A Shade of My Former Self, will be hitting the streets smack dab in the middle […]
4th November 2013

Dead Like Swansea (Germany)

Interview with Johannes Zehl (Vocals) www.facebook.com/deadlikeswansea Dead Like Swansea is a young German group with a eviewecently-released debut LP and an ever-increasing number of local gigs on its resumé. On Fragile Man, the up-and-coming sextet […]
5th December 2013

Chimaira (USA)

Interview with Mark Hunter (Vocals) www.chimaira.com Since the turn of the Millennium, Chimaira has consistently been releasing new full-length studio albums every odd year. 2013 is no exception-Crown of Phantoms hit the streets in late July, […]
6th January 2015

The Sirens (International)

Interview with Liv Kristine, Anneke van Giersbergen & Kari Rueslatten www.facebook.com/thesirenspage Photo: Stefan Heilemann Most of the metal audience are already familiar with the names of Liv Kristine (Leaves’ Eyes and Theater of Tragedy), Kari Ruelsåtten […]