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Sleepwave release a nice new video

Sleepwave release a nice new video

Sleepwave have released a video for “The Wolf”, a song of their upcoming debut album “Broken Compass”.  Former Underoath singer Spencer is one of the tow core band members and shows his impressive abilities as a singer in the video. “Broken Compass” will be released in mid-September. […]

Review: Sunwølf – Beholden to Nothing and No One

Review: Sunwølf – Beholden to Nothing and No One

The british duo Sunwølf released their third album two months ago, but it took me a while to grasp “Beholden to Nothing and No One” in its entirety. The 14 tracks demand the full attention of the listener, otherwise they are not more than nice background […]

Interview: Hexis

Interview: Hexis

  As I’ve said before: you need to check out Hexis. The danish band is touring extensively this year, so there’s a good chance to have them play a venue close to your home. If you’re into focused, intense live shows combined with excellent black […]

Musings about Naglfar

Musings about Naglfar

Each and everyone of us has a couple of bands of which he only likes their early work. I.e. the first Mayhem album, the early Slayer stuff, or the 70s era of Black Sabbath [not my choices, though]. To me, Naglfar is on top of […]

Spotlight: Deafheaven

Spotlight: Deafheaven

Yes, they are totally en vogue. Yes, they appear to be extremely focused and maybe a tad weird. But still, “Sunbather” is a hell of a black metal album. Deafheaven worked harded to reach the status they have nowadays, no doubt about that. One can […]

Review: Opeth – Pale Communion

Review: Opeth – Pale Communion

Opeth have left their metal days behind with “Heritage” and apparently don’t want to change that with their new album “Pale Communion”. In fact, they focus even more on progressive and classic rock.

Review: Ancst – In Turmoil

Review: Ancst – In Turmoil

It would be easy to dismiss Ancst as another hipsterian black metal band: they’re hailing from Berlin, they don’t look like your run-off-the-mill black metal dudes, and they’ve formed in 2011, when black metal got somewhat trendy and hip. But who cares? “In Turmoil” has […]

I still don’t know what to think of “How the Gods Chill” by Cold World

I still don’t know what to think of “How the Gods Chill” by Cold World

So, Cold World. I’ve seen them on their short Germany tour a few years ago, where they laid waste to every venue. “Dedicated to Babies Who Came Feet First” is a smasher of an album, no doubt about that. But I can’t get the hype […]

Let’s talk about Hexis

Let’s talk about Hexis

Running a band, no matter the genre, is a work of passion in 99% of the cases. Most bands never make money, but commit time, money, and energy into it. And add weekly rehearsal, practising at home, and the ocassional show in a stinky, filthy basement […]

You need to check out “The Distortion of Sound”!

You need to check out “The Distortion of Sound”!

“The Times They Are a-Changin’”. Indeed. Our lives, our lifestlye, our ways to think, consume, and communicate have been altered with the rise of the internet. Add to that the rise of smartphones and constant internet access (let’s face it, the average reader of this […]