BLACK CORONA “The Mission”

BLACK CORONA “The Mission” (Art Gates Records) You can usually tell what a band is influenced by from the T-shirts they wear in the pics. Judging from the promo shot of BLACK CORONA I should expect a mix of In Flames, Insomnium and Lambs. In short a combo of melodeath, melancholia and noisy black metal. Listening to this I don’t get those kinds of vibes. In my ears this leans more towards metalcore. As I listen to this I don’t know if I like it or just tolerate it. If my aversion towards modern metalcore hinders me from enjoying this… Continue reading

HELLEVATOR ”Sentenced To Hell”

HELLEVATOR ”Sentenced To Hell” () This band came to my attention courtesy of an email. I totally love it when I get sent stuff to discover. That makes my life so much more fun to live. And if I by chance find a new band to love I am have no objections about it. HELLEVATOR have a cool name if not. This is gonna be cool checking out. What hit me the first time I heard this was how much it made me think back to Whiplash’s debut album. That album is still to this day one of my fave… 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


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

Blitzkrieg – “Time Of Changes – 30th Anniversary Edition”

Blitzkrieg – “Time Of Changes – 30th Anniversary Edition” (Metal Nation Records) If you’re wondering what got a youthful Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield all fired up to form Metallica, then look no further than the likes of Blitzkrieg!! Fronted by the legendary Brian Ross (Satan, Avenger, Lone Wolf), one of the most in demand vocalists at the time, the ‘krieg recorded this cult album back in 1985, although it was never available outside of the UK, hence its much sought after status. Over 3 decades there have been various cash in CD releases, some official and some not so,… Continue reading