Extreme Metal

Photo of the Metal band Sodom

German Thrash legends Sodom, who will be celebrating their fortieth anniversary next year, are set to drop a three-track EP, Bombenhagel. Sodom – Bombenhagel (Steamhammer / SPV) Release Date : 20 August 2021 Words: Jools Green “Originally, we had planned to bring out the record in time for this year’s …
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One of the UK’s finest Black Metal bands, in my opinion, Necronautical, are set to unleash their fourth album, Slain In The Spirit, and as the title suggests, the themes look at death from a philosophical point of view, dealing with altered states of consciousness. Necronautical – Slain In The Spirit …
Photo of Czech Metal band Bohemyst

Czech Metal outfit Bohemyst, formerly known as Avenger for twenty-five years, return with their first slice of Blackened Metal, Čerň A Smrt. Under this new moniker, the name may have changed, but the high quality of their work remains. Bohemyst – Čerň A Smrt (Petrichor) Release Date: 13 August 2021 …
Photo of Grisly

He is back again. That unstoppable Swedish Death Metal Juggernaut Rogga Johansson returns, and this time it’s his Grisly project and their second full length, Salting The Earth. Grisly – Salting The Earth (Xtreem Music) Release Date: 3 August 2021 Words: Jools Green Grisly was initially formed in 2014 after …
Photo of Black Metal band Vaciø

Formed in 2019 by the mysteriously named A.84 on guitars and bass with L.77 covering vocals and lyrics, Spanish Black Metal outfit Vaciø have recently dropped their debut EP, Et Destituta Mortis, a three-track fifteen-minute offering, and it makes for a very engaging listen. Vaciø – Et Destituta Mortis (Morbid …
Photo of British Death Metal Legends Ingested

British Death Metal Legends Ingested are set to release The Surreption II, a reimagined re-recording of their vital second album, The Surreption, to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Ingested – The Surreption II (Unique Leader) Release Date: 30 July 2021 Words: Jools Green Regarding the release, vocalist Jason Evans said, “As …
Photo of Swallow The Sun

Finnish Death-Doom Metallers Swallow The Sun will release the live album, 20 Years of Gloom, Beauty and Despair – Live in Helsinki to celebrate their anniversary. Swallow The Sun – 20 Years of Gloom, Beauty and Despair – Live in Helsinki (Century Media Records) Release Date: 30 July 2021 Words: …
Cover of Fetid Zombie album Transmutations

Five years since the release of his last full-length, Epicedia, legendary artist and the musician behind the Death Metal project Fetid Zombie, Mark Riddick, returns with his latest EP, Transmutations, and like his artwork, it is a unique and individual beast and remarkably different to its predecessors. Fetid Zombie – …
Photo of Swiss Blackened Death Metal duo Lykhaeon

Swiss Blackened Death Metal duo Lykhaeon return with their follow up to 2015s full-length Tanz der Entleibten and 2018s EP Ominous Eradication Of Anguished Souls with their latest studio full-length release, Opprobrium, which is more on a par, style-wise, with the EP than the debut full length. Lykhaeon – Opprobrium …
Burning Darkness, who release the album Dödens Makt

Swedish Black Metal five-piece Burning Darkness have returned with their sophomore full-length album, Dödens Makt, a blistering eight-track forty-nine-minute offering. Burning Darkness – Dödens Makt (Non Serviam Records) Release Date: Out Now Words: Jools Green “Fans of ’90s Black Metal will love it,” frontman Per Kolderup Finstad says. “We at …