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Swedish-style Death Metal is booming: Endseeker strike a deal with Metal Blade Records

Swedish-style Death Metal is booming: Endseeker strike a deal with Metal Blade Records

Hamburg-based metalheads Endseeker made a huge step forward when they signed a multi-album contract with Metal Blade Records. The band released an EP and an album via FDA Rekotz, which both earned them a lot of attention. Playing as many shows as possible (until turning […]

Red Apollo reveal how taxing writing a new record can be…

Red Apollo reveal how taxing writing a new record can be…

Red Apollo relased their third album “The Laurels Of Serenity” some time ago. Now one might think that they – as an experienced – band the writing and recording of if was a smooth process. Turns out: it wasn’t. Red Apollo decided to talk about […]

The Amity Affliction show their “Misery”…

The Amity Affliction show their “Misery”…

which can’t compete with the one and only version out there.  Well, to be exact: the australian metalcore heavyweights just showed off their new album with one song, but while “Feels Like I’m Dying” does convince with its visuals, both music and lyrics left me […]

Excited for the new Beartooth album?

Excited for the new Beartooth album?

“Disease” gives you one more reason for being so.  Caleb Shomo the mastermind behind the band and its two stunning records, shows his skills as musician and author (in terms of: writing lyrics) again – and again, the result is a very strong, emotionally challenging […]

Being As An Ocean release stunning new video for “Alone”

Being As An Ocean release stunning new video for “Alone”

When speaking of bands who evolve and change their sound during their career, the name Being As An Ocean has to come to mind. The band with the christian message showed on their latest release “Waiting For The Morning To Come” – which they released […]

At The Gates lost me with “To Drink From The Night Itself”

At The Gates lost me with “To Drink From The Night Itself”

Make no mistake: I fucking love At The Gates. Their early works got me into Death Metal and I totally love “Slaugther Of The Soul”. When I had the chance to see them live and later to attend their fantastic, legendary show at Wacken 2008, […]

BOSSE-DE-NAGE post first track of “Further Still”

BOSSE-DE-NAGE post first track of “Further Still”

I’ve never paid much attention to Bosse-De-Nage, even though the guys have been around for more than a decade by now. But their first track of their upcoming album “Further Still” caught my attention. It’s a solid, mid-tempo track with whirling guitar work and an […]

Lik carry the torch of Swedish Death Metal – and deserve more attention for it!

Lik carry the torch of Swedish Death Metal – and deserve more attention for it!

There a tons of bands out there who release first class albums, play cool live shows, and (or?) are cool dudes – and still don’t get the attention they deserve. Lik, the band whose members have ties to Kaamos (!), Witchery, Katatonia, and Bloodbath, may […]

Empowerment deliver an important statement with their new video

Empowerment deliver an important statement with their new video

We live in troubled times. We live in fucked-up times. I wonder how history will look back – and judge – on the early 21st century, but it can’t be with positive thoughts. We, the wealthy states of the northern hemisphere, don’t give a fuck […]

Review: Ur – Grey Wanderer

Review: Ur – Grey Wanderer

It took me a while to get back to writing reviews. In the end, having to write reviews was one of the reasons to quit working for other ‘zines. I want to write a review when I’m in the right mood, not when the records’ […]