Extreme Metal

Photo of Swedens Eye Of Purgatory

In these uncertain times, there is always one thing you can be both certain of and look forward to. That you are never far from another Rogga Johansson album, and I’ll raise a glass to that! Eye Of Purgatory -The Lighthouse (Transcending Obscurity Records) Release Date: 18 June 2021 Words: …
Cover of the EP Video Nasty, from Video Nasty

Just from the name of the debut self-titled EP Video Nasty, from Canadian Thrashers Video Nasty, you should have a pretty good idea of what to expect. It is a slice of 70s to 90s slasher horror-inspired Thrash, with seven grizzly chunks encompassing a gruesome twenty minutes. Video Nasty – …
Photo of the band Desaster

It’s been five years since Germany’s Old School Thrash Metal legends Desaster dropped The Oath Of An Iron Ritual. Now they are back with a vengeance with their ninth full length, Churches Without Saints. Desaster – Churches Without Saints Release Date: 4 June (Metal Blade Records) Words: Jools Green Guitarist …
Photo of Isgherurd Morth who have released Hellrduk

I am very familiar with the quirky and contradictory Grind ‘supergroup’ Stench Price, which boasted guest appearances from some legendary members of the Extreme Metal community. Now imagine a new project featuring just three founding minds from that past chunk of insane brilliance. Isgherurd Morth – Hellrduk (Repose Records) Release …
Photo fo the band Funeral Chasm

Funeral Chasm will release their debut album Omniversal Existence on 2 July 2021, through Aesthetic Death. The band have released their first single, Sunrise Vertigo, which you can hear below. The Danish band were formed in February 2020 by Morten “Sjaelepest” Lund (ex-Devil, ex-Kaos666) and Danny Woe (Altar of Oblivion, …
Photo fo the band Eclipser

Canadian Black Metal outfit Eclipser return with a follow up to their 2019 debut full length ‘Pathos’. ‘Pages’ is a new five-track, fourteen-minute EP and although this release is a little different from its predecessor, it’s different in a good way. The reduced lineup has led to the sound being …
Dargor, who have released Descent Into Chaos

Initially, a one-man Black Metal project, Dargor was founded by Polish musician Michał Kustra, who cut his teeth in several local bands across the genres. But he was driven to develop this project out of a desire to create something for himself, to fit his musical taste. Dargor – Descent …
Photo of The Monolith Deathcult

Dutch Avant-garde Death Metal “Kaiju’s”, The Monolith Deathcult return with their latest album, ‘V3 – Vernedering’, which translates as Humiliation. It is the follow-up to 2018’s ‘V2 – Vergelding’ and represents the final instalment of the V-Trilogy, all of which, for me, have been brutal works of utter genius. The …
Vince Otero from Internal Organs External

Arizona’s one-man Slamming Brutal Death Metal project Internal Organs External is masterminded by Vince Otero, who handles guitars, vocals, and drum programming, as well as recording duties. He is back with a follow up to the 2020 debut album ‘Into The Depths’ with an EP, the five-track, sixteen-minute aural assault …
Excarnated Entity - Stillborn in Ash album cover

Initially released in 2019 by Seattle’s Death-Doom Metallers Excarnated Entity, the highly sought-after cassette ‘Stillborn in Ash’ was released twice and, having sold out quickly on both occasions, is now set for release as a remixed/remastered vinyl and CD. Excarnated Entity – Stillborn in Ash (Nuclear Winter Records) Release Date: …