18th May 2021

Sunbomb – Evil And Divine

Evil and Devine is the debut album from brand new project based around Stryper singer Michael Sweet and L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns. On paper, the collaboration makes sense, much like Sweet’s collaboration with Dokken […]
17th May 2021

Mrak – … Of Death And Darkness

While this global pandemic seems to have taken a heavy toll on many of us by more or less uprooting everything we know and completely flipping our sides upside down, it has become clear that […]
4th May 2021

Gojira – Fortitude

It’s has been almost five years since the release of Gojira’s previous album Magma, which was followed by extensive touring where band managed to play anything from headliner shows, festivals as well as some supporting […]
27th April 2021

Vestindien – Null

At first sight, a strange and almost exotic name for a raw, dark and harsh old-school heavy metal band?! After initial reading of the press material I learned that the name is taken from the […]
23rd April 2021

ColdCell – The Greater Evil

ColdCell is an Atmospheric Black Metal quintet hailing from Switzerland, close to the centre of Europe. The five musicians banded together as a band almost a decade ago, weaving interlocking stories and atmospheres around the […]
19th April 2021

Forever Falling – Suspended Over The Immanent

Keeping up with the trend of the last review I wrote (even including one of the same members), Forever Falling is yet another multinational composition, this time a duo split between the US and Italy. […]
13th April 2021

Solemn Echoes – Into The Depths Of Sorrow

Solemn Echoes is something as relatively rare as a genuinely international band, consisting of four members: Two from the US (who is also active under the name Chalice of Suffering) and two from Brazil (who […]
12th April 2021

Profeci – Matecznik

Profeci are another proof that Poland and black metal go hand in hand. Profeci are a young band, formed in 2018 and two years later released this seven tracker full-length debut. The album is called […]
7th April 2021

Smith/Kotzen – Smith/Kotzen

When it was announced that Iron Maiden guitarist and the former Poison/Mr. Big guitarist  (current solo artist and The Winery Dogs singer/guitarist) will be releasing an album, it did come as a surprise. Despite them […]
25th March 2021

Mur – Truth

Mur is a French sextet with a Post-Black Metal/Hardcore mixture in regards to sound, one they have been streamlining and perfecting since the release of their first EP back in 2016. Since that time they […]
24th March 2021

Dusk Of Delusion – World At War

Dusk of Delusion is a French Modern Metal band established in September 2016. Less than a year ago we’ve written a few words on their second full-length Watch Your 6. Today this French quintet present […]
23rd March 2021

Social Scream – Organic Mindset

Founded in 2008, Social Scream is a heavy metal band from Sparta (Greece). The band released their debut album Epiclesis in June 2014. Two years and a few shows after the band’s second album called […]
22nd March 2021

Wesenwille – II: A Material God

Wesenwille is a Dutch Black Metal duet, one that has been active for the last eight years. Since their inception in the year 2013 they have so far released two Full-length albums – A self-titled […]
22nd March 2021

Summon – Helios

Hailing from Portuguese grounds, Summon is a quartet performing their own mix of black & death metal. This Portuguese quartet is formed in 2016, and Helios is their second EP, arriving three years after its […]
19th March 2021

Tomahawk – Tonic Immobility

Tomahawk arose as one of numerous projects Mike Patton kicked off after Faith No More dismembered two decades ago. Out of the endless line of projects he ventured into, Tomahawk is the one that leaned […]
23rd June 2015

Gojira, 20th June 2015, Helveti: Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Zoran www.sonic-view.com I remember interviewing Jeff Waters form Annihilator back in 2007 when the band was on tour with Trivium and one thing I’ll never forget was the way Waters spoke about the French […]
23rd June 2015

Turbonegro, 20th June 2015, Hades: Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Goran Kljutic www.urbanmescalero.com It almost feels like they are any audience’s darlings. Well at least by the time they are done playing. Norwegian rockers from Turbonegro are in many ways just another straightforward rock […]
23rd June 2015

Bloodbath, 20th June 2015, Hades: Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Goran Kljutic www.urbanmescalero.com Bloodbath is like a death metal fan’s wet dream. It’s what you’d call an all star band, which started its life as some of the bands members’ main band’s started distancing […]
23rd June 2015

Ghost, 20th June 2015, Helveti: Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Goran Kljutic www.urbanmescalero.com One of the most hyped and nonetheless talked abut bands of past five years or so, the Swedish Ghost, played Copenhell couple of year s ago where they played an disappointing […]
11th October 2015

Paradise Lost, 10th October 2015, Kulturbolaget, Malmö Sweden

Photo: Zoran www.sonic-view.com Some quarter of century ago Paradise Lost was big part of shaping doom metal and since then they have released number of extremely diverse albums. Anno 2015 the band is musically, in […]
8th November 2015

Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach & Devil You Know, 6th November 2015, TAP1, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Zoran www.sonic-view.com Last couple of times Five Finger Death Punch played Denmark it was in role of a supporting band for KISS and Avenged Sevenfold respectively. This time they are back as headliners in […]
13th November 2015

In Flames and Black Temple, 8th November 2015, Train, Aarhus, Denmark

Swedish Hard Rockers Black Temple have, in order to celebrate the release of their first full-length album, teamed up with In Flames in order to promote it, as well as do some good by raising […]
13th November 2015

Moonspell & Dagoba, 12th November 2015, Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Zoran www.sonic-view.com It happens rarely that some two decades pass from when I get into a band until I get to see them live. But that was the case with Moonspell, who I finally […]
25th November 2015

Eluveitie, Skàlmöld, Vexillum, November 25th 2015, VoxHall, Aarhus, Denmark

Photo: Hasan Jensen / Homage Photography Vexillum is an Italian Power Metal band that sprang into existance back in 2004 under the name Shadow Vexillum. Their name was shortened in 2007 to simply, surprise, Vexillum, […]
4th December 2015

Slayer, Anthrax & Helhorse, 3rd December 2015, Kulturværftet, Elsinore, Denmark

Photo: Goran Kljutic www.urbanmescalero.com Slayer’s show in Danish city of Elsinore, market 32 years since the release of their debut … to the day. 32 years is a long time and a lot has happened […]