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 […]
1st July 2020

Disbelief – The Ground Collapses

Germany has always been known for its strong thrash metal scene where many bands have been active since the 80s. Here comes another veteran German band – Disbelief, founded back in 1990 in Hesse. One […]
26th June 2020

Long Distance Calling – How We Want to Live?

In a course of over a decade German band Long Distance Calling have established themselves as one of the strongest acts in (mostly) instrumental post rock genre. They have delivered one strong album after another […]
26th June 2020

Hail Spirit Noir – Eden in Reverse

For a while now, Greek musical scene has proven to be extremely vibrant and interesting and together with Polish, Canadian and French, it might just be one of the most interesting rock/metal scenes. One of […]
26th June 2020

The City Kids – Things That Never Were

Based around ex-The Main Grains guitarist JJ Watt, The City Kids also features members of Warrior Soul, Tigertailz and Falling Red and looking at the four-piece’s collective past it’s pretty clear what the debut Things […]
25th June 2020

Humanity Zero – Proselytism

Originally the solo project of musician Dimon’s Night, Humanity Zero is a Greek death/doom metal band. The band has existed since 2008 and since then released five full-lengths and some demo releases. Thus, Proselytism is […]
24th June 2020

Nyrst – Orsök

Nyrst is an Icelandic quintet formerly known by the moniker Skuggsjá, before changing their name four years ago as they released their first Demo. Since then, the five band members have been digging deep into […]
23rd June 2020

King Witch – Body Of Light

King Witch are a heavy/doom quartet from Edinburgh, Scotland. It consists of Laura Donnelly (vocals), Jamie Gilchrist (guitars), Rory Lee (bass) and Lyle Brown (drums). King Witch rises from the ashes of Firebrand Super Rock […]
16th June 2020

UDS (Underdamped System) – Phantom Pain

I got to admit that it feels a bit strange to review a material released exactly four years ago?! On the other hand it’s good to see if it still sounds any good from this […]
16th June 2020

Dwaal – Gospel of the Vile

Slow and steady wins the race – Quite an old proverb, and one that Norwegian Doom Metallers Dwaal seems to have taken to heart. Quite aptly I might add, considering their affinity for a more […]
12th June 2020

Bait – Revelation of the Pure

Bait is a German Post-Black Metal trio (which, as I have come to understand it, boils down to a Black Metal act infused with Hardcore elements, creating a more fast-paced and somewhat aggressive result). Almost […]
8th June 2020

Grave Circles – Tome II

Grave Circles is a Ukranian Black Metal band with four consecutive years under its belt. In that time, they have so far released an EP entitled Tome I and, last month, their first Full-length album, […]
5th June 2020

Thanatos – Violent Death Rituals

Thanatos are a death/thrash pioneers and the very first extreme metal band to come from The Netherlands. They are now celebrating 35 years of full death/thrash metal dedication and passion with the release of a […]
4th June 2020

T.O.M.B – Thin The Veil

Eleven tracks. Nearly forty-five minutes of runtime. Such is the offering presented from US-based T.O.M.B as the calender drags into the year 2020, at the same time marking the Industrial Black Metal bands 22nd consecutive […]
5th August 2007

Tool, 4th August 2007, Dom Sportova, Zagreb, Croatia

Archive press photo: Tim Candidate / Tool The interest for Tool’s headlining concerts in Europe is huge especially because they mostly play the festivals here on the old continent. Their last year’s visit to Roskilde […]
4th November 2009

W.A.S.P., 3rd November 2009, Kulturbolaget, Malmö, Sweden

Photo: Zoran www.sonic-view.com My first encounter with W.A.S.P. dates back to 1986 when I saw their Inside The Electric Circus LP displayed in the local record store and I thought that the guy with the […]
25th November 2009

Paradise Lost, 24th November 2009, The Rock, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Zoran www.sonic-view.com I guess if call yourself a metal fan, then you are familiar with Paradise Lost. The band that together with My Dying Bride and Anathema created the whole genre of Death/Doom Metal […]
21st June 2010

Therapy?, 19th June 2010, Sonisphere Festival, Milovice, Czech Republic

Photo: Goran Kljutic www.urbanmescalero.com Sonosphere 2010 was all about THE BIG 4 playing together for the first time ever. But the one-day festival oncluded numerous other interesting names such as Alice In Chains, Fear Factory […]
18th December 2012

Stone Sour, December 17th 2012, Store Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Zoran www.sonic-view.com It has been two decades since the formation of Stone Sour, but only one decade since the release of their self-titled debut. Despite the worldwide success the band is more often than […]
15th June 2013

Alice In Chains, 15th June 2013, Helvíti, Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Goran Kljutic www.urbanmesclero.com Alice In Chains were together with Soundgarden some of the first Seattle bands that made an significant impact on the musical scene before the whole Grunge-thing kicked in. After three brilliant […]
21st February 2014

Dream Theater, 20thFebruary 2014, Falkoner Salen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Zoran www.sonic-view.com Few days ago I’ve witnessed Dream Theater’s “an evening with” show at London’s Wembley Arena and the few days between that show and their Copenhagen show felt like eternity. Perhaps that describes […]
24th March 2015

Halestorm, Nothing More & Wilson, 23rd March 2015, Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Zoran www.sonic-view.com It’s kind of fun examining the carrier of Pennsylvania rockers Halestorm. Their 2009 debut gained decant attention nonetheless thanks to the single “I Get Off”, but it was their covers EP, Reanimate: The […]
26th March 2015

Devin Townsend Project, Periphery & Shining, 25th March 2015, Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Zoran www.sonic-view.com Hevy Devy is back in Denmark. He visits regularly and whenever he does, it’s guaranteed to be an enjoyable experience for the fans. Much like on his many releases, live the Canadian musician […]
26th April 2015

Therapy? 23rd Aptil 2015, Òran Mór, Glasgow, Scotland

Photo: Zoran www.sonic-view.com I’ve been following Therapy? for couple of decades now and with the release of their fourteenth album, Disquete few weeks ago I decided that it was time to experience the band live again. […]