MADDER MORTEM ”Marrow” (Dark Essence Records) I wasn’t there from the beginning. I though that this band was a tad too weird even for me, but then I overcame that barrier and really fell in love with their weirdness. This Norwegian band is like no other band. Or at least they used to be. I am really looking forward to hearing this album and to see if they are as weird as they used to be. It just hit me, and I don’t know why I haven’t thought of this before but Norwegian MADDER MORTEM does in parts remind me… Continue reading


ALBERT MARSHALL ”Speakeasy” (Red Cat Records Inst Fringe) As the label name suggests this is an instrumental album. Whenever one of these albums comes my way I often find myself at a loss for words. Simply because I am no musician and most of the times I find myself thinking that this is something I have no clues about whatsoever. I feel that way with this album. This is no entirely instrumental. That way this is kinda like Yngwie’s debut album. But that is also the only comparison between the two guitarists. This feels much more bluesy hardrock than anything… Continue reading


SILVER P ”S/T” (Red Cat Records) I thought that I didn’t remember my 90s as well as I remember my 80s but I was wrong. The more I thought about it the more I realized that I do remember a lot of the 90s bands. But they are more death, thrash and black than anything else. So the kind of metal that SILVER P play is something that I don’t remember too well from the 90s. But I do like what I hear on this album. There is a groove and a melodic sensibility that gets me going. I don’t… Continue reading


VESSEL OF LIGHT ”Woodshed” (Argonauta Records) Ever since that very first Black Sabbath album heavy metal has been a thing. And I mean heavy in slow and doomy metal. I cannot what it would have been like to hear that debut album back in 1970 because it must have been so totally opposite of everything else being released that year. Nowadays it is common stuff. And doom metal that evolved to be so much more and yet so many bands still keep returning to that very first Black Sabbath album. As I listen to VESSEL OF LIGHT’s new album I… Continue reading


WHERE’S MY BIBLE ”M’N’R” (Spinefarm) I went to a local gig a couple of weeks back, a sort of mini festival because it was locally and because Darkane was the main attraction. The bill had a couple of metalcore acts. As I stood there listening to it I thought to myself that I am too old for this because I understood nothing at all what the music was about. To me it was just a wall of noise. But then I listen to stuff like Finns WHERE’S MY BIBLE and all of a sudden metalcore makes sense. This has a… Continue reading

Progressive doom metal masters ALKYMIST release first single from upcoming album

Progressive doom metal masters ALKYMIST released the first single and opening track ‘Ghost’ from their forthcoming debut album. Now, the band posts a brand new and wonderfully strange music video for the song created by director Roelof Witmans. ‘Alkymist’ will be released on October 5th via Indisciplinarian on LP and digital formats, and the vinyl edition of the album (limited to 500 copies on black virgin vinyl) can be pre-ordered HERE Copenhagen, Denmark based ALKYMIST is a new force in doom metal – a force which, in its own manner, seeks to bring the hope of change into a time… Continue reading

Classic Chicago thrashers WRATH premier lyric video for “DRAW BLOOD”.

Chicago thrashers WRATH will premiere the lyric video for their new track “DRAW BLOOD” via COMBAT RECORDS FACEBOOK and YOUTUBE. The track comes from their long awaited new abum RAGE in stores October 5th via COMBAT/EMP. Produced by Chris Djuricic & WRATH, and mixed and mastered by the legendary Bill Metoyer (Slayer, Sacred Reich, Helstar), with explosive cover art created by Ipoet Poetra/Five Mlligrams and WRATH, Rage is 10 tracks of unadulterated Thrash Metal fury. WRATH, with Combat labelmates Green Death, will also join David Ellefson for several Midwest dates on his upcoming BASSTORY tour starting 10/4 in… Continue reading

WESTFIELD MASSACRE release new Single “Your Salvation” this Friday.

For Immediate Release:’ Artist: Westfield Massacre Song: “Your Salvation” – Street Date: September 21 Album: “Salvation” – Street Date: October 26 Los Angeles, CA – Westfield Massacre is set to release the title track from their forthcoming sophomore album “Salvation” on Friday, September 21st. “Your Salvation” marks the third official single from the band’s new album Salvation and will debut with another full-feature music video directed by Ron Underwood. The song and video are based on the band’s real-life experiences of losing close friends and family members to drug and opioid use. In addition to the single, pre-orders for Salvation… Continue reading