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Mord’A’Stigmata Band Photo

Adding to their discography of five studio full lengths (as well as several demos, splits and compilations), Polish Avantgarde-Black Metal quartet Mord’A’Stigmata have now released a live album, ‘Songs for the Exiles (Live At Roadburn 2019)’. Recorded at the Dutch festival in Tilburg last April, who would have known eleven …

Having toured and worked together for many years it makes perfect sense for the Norwegian Black Metal outfits ‘Taake’, masterminded by Hoest and duo ‘Whoredom Rife’ to do a split release. Aptly named ‘Pakt’, it was a decision made and a name decided, whilst touring together in South America. Words: …
Scarab album cover

Egyptian Death Metal band Scarab named themselves after “the sacred creature associated with the sun god Raa. During mummification, the ancient Egyptians used to replace the heart of the dead with a scarab believing that it would help with the rebirth of an afterlife and so the scarab portrays the …

Dutch Death/Doom Metal legends ‘Officium Triste’, return with their sixth full length ‘The Death of Gaia’. Once again it’s one of those albums you can completely immerse and lose yourself in; hugely evocative and emotive, awash with gentle melancholic melodies balanced against a and a mournfully doom rich heaviness. The …

Canadian Black and Thrash quartet Dizastra unleashed upon the Metal masses their debut EP, ‘Hells Gate’, in late 2015, rapidly becoming “a rising force within the Quebec Heavy Metal scene”, and now “From darkness, Dizastra rides forth” once more, this time dropping their debut self released full length, the nine …

Norway, over the last few decades, has produced some astounding musicians and two more to add to that impressive roll call are the Icelandic/Norwegian progressive Norse/doom/stoner Metal duo Golden Core who return with the follow-up full length to 2017s ‘Norwegian Stoner Machine’, the eight track forty-eight minute concept album ‘Fimbultýr’. …

In these uncertain times it’s always good to know there are some things you can trust and rely on and one of those is things is that any project involving Swedish Death Metal Legend Rogga Johansson is going to be a quality item. 2017s ‘Land Of Weeping Souls’ was such …

It’s a rare thing for a band to capture my attention and imagination in quite the way Spanish Black Metal entity Qayin Regis have, the trio’s identities and everything related to them, is shrouded in mystery, aside from their music which is a raw orthodox Black Metal that is “consciously …

Totengeflüster return with ‘The Faceless Divine’, the third studio full length from the German symphonic Black Metal quintet whose name, interestingly, means whispers of the dead in German, very apt when you hear the music. Jools Green The Abyss Formed back in 2007 by guitarist Totleben and vocalist Narbengrund with …

Canadian symphonic blackened Death Metal legends Necronomicon, fronted by Rob ‘The Witch’ Tremblay, return with their sixth full length, ‘Unus’, the pinnacle of their thirty year career and like its five predecessors it’s a very exacting, carefully considered and superbly constructed offering, as anyone who has followed the updates and …