NEKROSKOP – Baptized in Formalin

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Nekroskop is a Crust/ Grind/ Black project from Malmö/Lund, Sweden, that started making noise during the early half of 2012. Now, a little more than a year since the band’s reception, the band just presented their first ever recording, the “Baptized in Formalin” EP which was released in May through Goregeous Productions. What follows is an attemp to describe this swedish blackened death armageddon.

After a lightning fast drum intro, the grind induced ‘Coffinsplitter’ presents itself with razor sharp riffing, providing a wicked start that could not have been more appropriate for such an album. What is quite notable from … Read more

GARTH ARUM – The Dawn of a New Creation

Spanish project GARTH ARUM re-emerges through time with its debut album, marking the dawn of a new passion, of a new fire. ‘The Dawn of New Creation’ is ispired by dreams and emotions, venturing further into the depths of the human psyche. A demiurge that leads the path to a new universe, beyond the notion of existence. This is the album of a lifetime, a deliverance of body and soul of the album’s creator Nightmarer, which is finally complete more than ten years after its initial conception. The songs were highly influenced by the music which bloomed in the 90s, … Read more

WAY TO END – Various Shades of Black

WAY TO END are back nearly four years after their debut album ‘Desecreated Internal Journey’ and it seems that after all this long time the band returned more focused and mature than ever. With the addition of Vaerohn of WTEPENSEES NOCTURNES as a permanent bassist and  vocalist the band created a musical delirium entitled ‘Various Shades of Black’, progressing and regressing further into the realms of experimentation.

From the album’s very first moment, WAY TO END present their very own approach on black metal, an interesting juxtaposition of its dark and violent quantities mixed in a classical, jazz … Read more

GARTH ARUM’s ‘The Dawn of a New Creation’ release date announced.

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New album “The Dawn of a New Creation” of spanish avant-garde project Garth Arum will be released by Satanath Records from Russia on June, the 24th 2013. Pre-order will be available soon. Nightmarer (from As Light Dies) is the main composer, producer and performer of almost every instrument: guitar, fretless bass, synths, drum programming and keyboards. In addition, he handles all the singing duties except for some great contributions in some songs that were performed by: Slo (from Smohalla), Camille Giraudeau (Stagnant Waters), Lady Carrot (Aegri Somnia) and Cecilia Tallo (On3iric4). The tracklist for the album is as follows:

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DIRT SPAWN DISEASE – ‘Under Indifference’ video available

It’s been quite some years since we‘ve heard of Dirt Spawn Disease and the lack of announcements is unreasonable and discouraging to say the least. It took the band five years for the release of the music video for ‘Under Indifference’ but finally the video is available for our viewing pleasure.

Therefore, I thought I should give a heads-up for this outstanding band, so consider this more of a suggestion than an actual review.

”The self-titled (unreleased) album by the Athens based DSD reeks professionalism and  experimentation, a great combination of slow yet heavy sludge riffs with the complexity and Read more

ONCE THEM EDENS – New playthrough video available

“On Par With I”, the new guitar playthrough video from Athens based, progressive death metallers ONCE THEM EDENS, can be seen below. The song is composed and performed by the band’s mastermind Ω, and the video was shot and edited by Athina Tousia.

 

”Omega’s riffing menace leads up to a relatively up-tempo instrumental section that follows and lets the progressive element of the album shine. This song is no other than ‘On Par With I’ and its perplexing rhythmic changes that occur without cessation, tied with an astounding bass guitar and a conclusion that features some

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SMOHALLA/ OMEGA CENTAURI – Tellur/ Epitome

Norway’s Duplicate Records interest in avant-garde metal releases is of course no news a9b90737-ab39-4915-b7fa-c25441eea42c_zps16f51070to any fan of the genre, reinforcing this extreme music with every album it puts out. But with their newest outcome, this very split album of two of the most promising up and coming black metal acts, our exprectations were set up high. Of course, I am talking about the collaboration of SMOHALLA with OMEGA CENTAURI in Tellur/ Epitome.

Hailing from France, SMOHALLA delivered once again some of the most unconventional, unpredictable and multifaceted metal, an equal continuation of their debut album Résilience. Featuring an amalgamation of … Read more

STILLA – Till Stilla Falla

Coldness and melancholy, solaceand pride. Such conditions and feelings are fully  combined  under the banner of Scandinavian underground music with the newly born STILLA. A Swedish entity that consists of  Pär Stille (BERGRAVEN) on guitar/keyboards, 483820_231115757034983_1785579003_nAndreas Johansson (DERANGED) on bass, Andreas Pettersson (DE ARMA, ARMAGEDDA, LONNDOM, WHIRLING) on vocals and Johan Marklund (DE ARMA, SORGELDOM, WHIRLING) on drums, who have just released their profound debut album ‘Till Stilla Falla’ through Nordvis produktions. An album of stargazing and transcendental musical landscapes with poignant riffing, bounded by some really striking bass lines, immense keyboards and ghastly utterings, elements that are surely … Read more

FIXIONS – Euphorion

ImageFIXIONS is an Electro project from Aix-en-Provence, France that have released their debut EP, entitled ‘Euphorion’ some months ago. This project, which is the brainchild of Slo (SMOHALLA), is more than a creative outlet, an additional way of expression it’s a small microcosm of its own, an abberation from the constant in search of an elation, of euphoria, although as uplifting as it can be the dark and atmospheric elements will always be a considerable and integral part of FIXIONS’ music.

The EP begins with the title track, ‘Euphorion’ which is heavily influenced by the 80s electro scene, with a … Read more

Garth Arum – Preview from the new album

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Spanish project GARTH ARUM re-emerges through time with its debut album, marking the dawn of a new passion, of a new fire. ‘The Dawn of New Creation’ is ispired by dreams and emotions, venturing further into the depths of the human mind. A demiurge that leads the path to a new universe, beyond the notion of existence. This is the album of a lifetime, a deliverance of body and soul of the album’s creator NIGHTMARER, which is finally complete more than ten years after its initial conception.

You can listen to an early preview of the album, entitled ‘ A … Read more