DISCOGS Opens BOOKOGS For Zines (And Books)

Music collectors mega-site Discogs has announced the opening of Bookogs for collectors of rare books and zines. If you are already a member of Discogs your login info should work seamlessly with the new Bookogs site. A couple things to keep in mind for making your submission is that you must add something to the Notes box along the right hand side of the page in order to get the Submit button to work. Also you will add your images after you make the submission. It’s in the early stages but if you are familiar with using Discogs you should… Continue reading

Glenn Danzig Signs Feature Film Deal With Cleopatra Entertainment

Misfits and Danzig front man, Glenn Danzig, to write, direct and compose music for upcoming anthology film based on his own graphic novels.   Los Angeles – This week, legendary musician, Glenn Danzig of the Misfits and Danzig fame, has signed a feature film agreement with Cleopatra Entertainment, a division of the Los Angeles independent record label, Cleopatra Records. Danzig will pen, direct and compose music for the feature film which will be structured as an anthology splitting its running time between 3 individual characters/storylines based on Danzig’s own popular Verotik comic book characters.   Owner and CEO of Cleopatra… Continue reading

THOSE POOR BASTARDS – “Behold The Abyss” LP Reissue

THOSE POOR BASTARDS – “Behold The Abyss” LP Reissue (Tribulation Recording Co.) After discovering the weird “country doom” of THOSE POOR BASTARDS, Behold The Abyss quickly became one of my favorite albums. Each track has a unique and catchy style which lends itself to being easily memorable and soon becomes one of those addictive albums that’s great to sing along with. Behold The Abyss is a concept album which centers around the murderous and necromantic deeds of an evil traveling minister named Edgar Switchblade and his horse Old Red – who eats people. Having just the right mix of creepiness… Continue reading

Greywolf – “The Beginning”

GREYWOLF – “The Beginning” (Arthorium Records) By Crom it’s my destiny! What we have here is an anthology of selected tracks from no less than six demos recorded between 2012 and 2013 by GREYWOLF before their self titled debut full length album in 2014. A treat for fans of epic fantasy inspired heavy metal, most tracks appear to revolve around Robert E Howard’s mythos. Tracks like By The Power of Crom, The Elephant Tower, King Kull, Thoth Amon and others are tastefully peppered with the sounds of thunder, howling wolves, clashing swords and warrior chants. Rounding out the collection of… Continue reading

SUMMONING – New Album Details Announced

Ever since the release of their debut album Lugburz (1995) SUMMONING have proven themselves to be the true guardians of Middle Earth! What started out as a project deeply rooted in traditional black metal took an epic turn in the following years – evergreens like Dol Guldur (1996) and Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame (2001) bear witness to a continuously refined soundscape. Five years after Old Mornings Dawn, Protector and Silenius have turned over a new leaf in their bottomless saga: titled With Doom We Come, SUMMONING finally unveil first and hotly anticipated details about their upcoming opus, which… Continue reading

DRACHENFEUER RELEASES REALM OF LIGHT

Dark Age Productions announces the release of the debut album of DRACHENFEUER titled Realm Of Light on Double CD Digipak and limited edition Cassette. DRACHENFEUER is cinematic dark ambient soundtrack “dungeon synth” for fans of Summoning, Mortiis (Era 1), Ringbearer, Elffor… The music of DRACHENFEUER is an epic journey through Middle Earth and its creatures. Soundscapes that will transport you to a land where dragons breath fire, where warrior legions raise their swords, where the beauty of friendship comes to a dark edge and where mighty forests cover the land in darkness… The album was recorded at W.A.R. studios in… Continue reading

CHRONOSPHERE – “Embracing Oblivion”

CHRONOSPHERE “Embracing Oblivion” (Punishment 18) Oh you dirty bastards over there at Punishment 18… This is just the kinda band my ears have been hunting for! On their second full length, Greek act Chronosphere plays totally energetic, automatically catchy old school speed / thrash metal. Which brings to mind classic bands like: Assassin, early Metallica, Agent Steel…  and numerous acts from Shrapnel & New Renaissance Records. Yet “Embracing Oblivion” is recorded with  an excellent punchy clean and modern production so it doesn’t sound dated. There is some fantastic artwork on the cover as well which fits just perfectly! Excellent stuff,… Continue reading