3rd March 2021

Sunnata – Burning In Heaven, Melting On Earth

Looking at the cover artwork of Sunnata’s fourth album, there is a undeniably beauty to it as there is certain grim unease. There is also something grand to it, yet at the same time there […]
1st March 2021

Long Distance Calling – Ghost

Less than a year has passed since the release of their latest album How We Want To Live? the German instrumental band has just released a six-song EP, whose main characteristics are more focus and […]
1st March 2021

Rotting Kingdom – A Deeper Shade of Sorrow

Rotting Kingdom is a Death/Doom Metal quintet from Lexington, Kentucky. With only one self-titled demo/EP prior to their name, the band have released their debut full-length entitled A Deeper Shade Of Sorrow. The album, released […]
26th February 2021

Moonspell – Hermitage

Moonspell have always been a band that was distinctively evolving throughout their almost three-decade long career and were never shy for experimenting. Through it all they managed to maintain the quality of their releases rather […]
17th February 2021

Validor – In Blood In Battle

Validor is a Greek band founded in 2005 and they’ve released three full length albums since their inception. The band from Athens is labelling its music as ‘Blood Metal’, not a term I’ve come often […]
9th February 2021

Jours Pâles – Eclosion

A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of reviewing the debut album of French band Asphodèle, an Atmospheric Black Metal band with a penchant for melancholy – As such, they straight off the […]
9th February 2021

Putrid – Antichrist Above

Founded in Peru in 2010, Putrid is a thrash/black/death metal quartet who’re ready to attack all your senses with this sophomore 10-tracker album. The band is responsible for numerous EPs and split projects, as well […]
8th February 2021

Revolutio – Vagrant

A bit strange feeling to do a review of the material released two years ago, nevertheless that’s the task for today. Italian post-apocalyptic thrash-metallers Revolutio released their debut full-length opus entitled Vagrant, and let me […]
8th February 2021

Todd La Torre – Rejoice in the Suffering

Broader heavy metal audience became aware of former Crimson Glory singer Todd La Torre, when he rather magnificently replaced Geoff Tate as a singer in Queensrÿche after spectacularly malice and clumsy break-up between Tate and […]
4th February 2021

Warfist – Grünberger

Finally, I’ve got some time to listen to the third release by this killer old-school thrash & black and death metal duo. The band, founded in 2004, is called Warfist and they hail from Poland. […]
3rd February 2021

Blurr Thrower – Les Voûtes

Three years after their debut EP, French Atmosperic (as the genre is now called – progression of time is a fickle mistress) Black Metallers are once again ready with another release. This time their first […]
3rd February 2021

Roffe Hunter – Demo 2020

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s always a tough job to review a material which consists of only three tracks and total playing time of app. 14 minutes. Nevertheless I’ll give […]
1st February 2021

Wijlen Wij – Coronachs Of The Ω

Wijlen Wij is/was a Belgium-based Funeral Doom Metal quartet founded in the year 2002 and disbanded in 2014. In their twelve years active as a band they managed to release two Full-length albums and a […]
1st February 2021

Acârash – Descend To Purity

Formed in Oslo in the fall of 2016, Acârash is a Norwegian trio who presents here their latest dark creation, group’s sophomore release, an eight-tracker album entitled Descent To Purity. It comes two years after […]
29th January 2021

Accept – Too Mean to Die

Sixteenth album by German heavy metal legends marks their first with Martin Motnik, who replaced the original bassist Peter Baltes in 2019. At the same time, it’s the first album to feature third guitarists Philip […]
25th June 2016

Scorpions, 23rd June 2016, Helviti: Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Goran Kljutic www.urbanmescalero.com Current Scorpions tour celebrates 50 years of bands existence. Take a moment to think about that fact. 50 years. A half a decade. Now bow down for the mighty German band. […]
26th June 2016

Epica, 24th June 2016, Hades: Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Zoran www.sonic-shot.com Dutch symphonic metal band Epica has been around for well over decade now, but despite decant commercial success of the band that Mark Jansen put together after leaving After Forever, Epica have […]
26th June 2016

Megadeth, 24th June 2016, Helviti: Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Goran Kljutic www.urbanmescalero.com I’ve almost lost the count of the times I’ve seen Megadeth live, which also means that I’ve seen their numerous line-ups and in playing just about any size venue. Some performances […]
26th June 2016

Trivium, 24th June 2016, Hades: Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Goran Kljutic www.urbanmescalero.com Some ten years have passed since the break-through album Ascendancy, from Florida based Trivium came out and they were, by many proclaimed to be the metal’s big hope and some even […]
27th June 2016

King Diamond, 24th June 2016, Helviti: Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Goran Kljutic www.urbanmescalero.com People often use a certain saying about the music – either you love it or you hate it. Perhaps they do that to sound more dramatic and important? Fact of the […]
28th June 2016

Clawfinger, 25th June 2016, Helviti: Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Goran Kljutic www.urbanmescalero.com First concert at main stage on the last day of Copenhell was somewhat of a blast from the past. Also on a personal level. First time I’ve seen the band live […]
30th June 2016

Rival Sons, 25th June 2016, Helviti: Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Goran Kljutic www.urbanmescalero.com Another spot-on booking by Copenhell even thou it was probably part of Black Sabbath-package. Californian rockers are currently on tour supporting Sabbath on their final tour and that should have been […]
30th June 2016

Black Sabbath, 25th June 2016, Helviti: Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

Archive photo: Zoran www.sonic-shot.com (Photographers were banned from Black Sabbath’s Copenhell show) We all know the importance of Black Sabbath on the world of metal and music in general. There is perhaps no one on […]
13th October 2016

Dark Funeral, 12th October 2016, Voxhall, Denmark

Dark Funeral is a Swedish Black Metal band, one that rose to fame during the early years of the Second Wave of Black Metal. These days they are one of the most prominent, if not […]
27th October 2016
Katatonia, 26th October 2016, Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark

Katatonia & Agent Fresco, 26th October 2016, Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Zoran www.sonic-shot.com When it comes to Katatonia, I’m a late bloomer. My first encounter with the bands music was shortly after the release of their sixth album, the 2003’s career defining Viva Emptiness. Since […]