Extreme Metal

Photo of the band Feculent

‘The Grotesque Arena’, is the debut offering from Australian Metal extremists Feculent, who feature current members of Shackles, Snorlax, Resin Tomb, Descent, Siberian Hell Sounds and Idle Ruin. It is not a listen for the faint of heart or the frail of stomach…..I am delighted to say. Feculent – The …
Photo of the band Batushka

Since the BIG Batushka split, this particular branch, Bartłomiej Krysiuk’s ‘Batushka’, have been very industrious in the studio delivering works at regular intervals. With ‘Hospodi’ in July 2019 and the ‘Raskol’ EP in August 2021. Now they are back with a new concept mini-album, ‘Царю Небесный’ (‘Carju Niebiesnyj’ / ‘Heavenly …
Cover of Shiny Daggers - Devil Inside

“Blistering skies above the majestic landscapes in a cloud of misty woods, Shiny Daggers enter the unholy world of Nordic Metal. Fire souls, darkness unite, as the devil inside unlocks lurking spirits in a fascination of sexual lust and strangulation.” Shiny Daggers – Devil Inside (EP, Emanzipation Productions) Release date: …
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Sergio Gonzalez Catalan, the singular individual behind the one man Chilean Atmospheric/Death Doom project Rise To The Sky, has released his second studio album ‘Let Me Drown With You’, the follow-up to 2020’s ‘Death Will Not Keep Us Apart’.  ‘Let Me Drown with You’ was conceived and created in a …
Photo fo band White Void

White Void is the “absence of direction and sense in life. It is a description of the fundamental disharmony between the individual’s search for meaning and the meaninglessness of the universe”. In short, it is eclectic Hard Rockers White Void, who are about to drop their debut album ‘Anti’. White …
Image of the band Exanimis

French Symphonic Death Metal outfit Exanimis were formed in 2015 by former students of the Music Academy International, all of whom shared a passion for extreme and technical musical styles. They set out to create a sound that merges the atmosphere of horror and fantasy soundtracks with the heaviness and …
P{toto of the band Mork

Thomas Eriksen, the man behind Norwegian Black Metal act Mork, returns with his fifth studio full length ‘Katedralen’. Mork was primarily a side-project created in 2004, but with the debut album ‘Isebakke’ released in 2013, it is considered substantially more than that now. They are now seen as one of …
Cover of Agent Steel new album

Formed in 1984 by vocalist John Cyriis, L.A. Speed Metal band Agent Steel are finally back after a long break with a video for the new song ‘Outer Space Connection’. The track is released ahead of their new album ‘No Other Godz Before Me’, which is due for release 19 …
Photo of the Band Baest

Danish Death Metal phenomenon Baest have been busy establishing themselves as one of the countrys most promising recent Metal acts. Both their debut album ‘Danse Macabre’ in 2008, closely followed by 2019’s ‘Venenum’, received a lot of acclaim and which saw more of a  Baest defined sound continuing to develop. …
Photo of the band Utbyrd

Originally released independently in a limited capacity, ‘Varskrik’, the debut release from Norwegian Symphonic Black Metal outfit Utbyrd, is now set for a physical launch via Petrichor, something that a work of this nature deserves. Utbyrd – Varskrik (Petrichor) Release Date: 12 March 2021  Words: Jools Green ‘Varskrik’ took the …