Extreme Metal

Photo of Norwegian Metal legends Darkthrone

Norwegian Metal Legends Darkthrone are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of their debut album ‘Soulside Journey’, by releasing a massive limited edition boxset titled ‘Shadows Of Iconoclasm’ this 2 April through Peaceville Records. The extensive 6 LP, 4 tape boxset also includes a 7″ alongside a 60 page book and DVD. It …
Photo of the band Wardenclyffe

It has been a full six years since their debut full length studio release ‘Control All Delete’ and follow up single ‘The Omega Point’ but Swedish Doom/Death Metal outfit Wardenclyffe have announced that they are “Back with a Vengeance!!” with a new album, ‘Temple of Solomon’, in the pipeline. Words: Jools …
Photo of Polish Extreme Cult Metal legends Hell-Born

Polish Extreme Cult Metal legends Hell-Born return with their first album in twelve years, ‘Natas Liah’, a wittily playful ‘Hail Satan’ backwards, which the band believes is “by far the best album in their career”, a comment you will not find me arguing over! Hell-Born – Natas Liah (Odium Records) …
Cover of Stella 1 and Stella 2 by Belushi Speed Ball

There are bands who do things by the book. And then there is Louisville Crossover Thrashers Belushi Speed Ball, who have “successfully thumbed their collective nose at conformism since 2013.” Belushi Speed Ball nominally play an aggressive brand of crossover Thrash, but their focus on absurdity and unorthodox aesthetics allows …
Photo of the band Riddlebreak

Almost five years to the day, Johannesburg’s Progressive influenced Metalcore outfit Riddlebreak return with a second EP ‘Architeuthis’, which means Giant Squid. It is the follow up to 2016’s ‘Collapsar’ EP, which is still available to hear on the band’s website and which was a very good release in its …
Photo of the band Yoth Iria

Formed in 2019 but with a line-up pedigree that goes back thirty-five years, Yoth Iria is the brainchild of Greek Black Metal veterans Jim Mutilator (Dimitris “Jim” Patsouris) on bass and The Magus (George Zacharopoulos) on vocals. Both are former members of Rotting Christ, and both have helped to shape …
Photo of the band Asphynx

“The human race is doomed and only death is real.” In which case it sounds like it is time for a new Asphyx album and obligingly they are ready “to noisily emphasise that oblivion is definitely coming” with their latest chunk of “mortality-threatening riffs” the ten track, fifty-minute assault on …
Photo of Nottingham band Antre

Nottingham’s Atmospheric Black Metal outfit Antre return, intent on building on the successes of their 2019 full length ‘Void’, with their follow up EP ‘Dark Spectrum’. Antre – Dark Spectrum EP (Withered Hand Records) Release Date: 15 January 2021 Words: Jools Green ‘Antre’ is an old English word for a …
Photo of the band Goatwhore

The first time I saw Goatwhore live was 12 May 2012, in support of their ‘Blood for the Master’ album alongside Havok, Angelus Apatrida and Three Inches of Blood. I remember it vividly as it was only the second live gig I had reviewed for MetalTalk, but more importantly because …
Photo of the band Ingested

Towards the end of 2006, British Brutal Slam Death Metal legends Ingested almost released their debut EP, ‘Stinking Cesspool of Liquefied Human Remnants’, but it was shelved. However, to mark their fifteen year anniversary, it will finally officially see the light of day, remixed and mastered, revealing it in all …