VULTURE Ghastly Waves & Battered Graves

Here we have the second full length of Deutsch speed metal lunatics Vulture entitled Ghastly Waves & Battered Graves, and I must say at the very beginning that I am happy to see this band on Metal Blade who picked up this hot name to give them recognition they rightfully deserve. Vulture is relatively new…

KULL Take Heart and Steel

Maudling brothers have returned with a brand new band, after the long-time pause with from latest Bal-Sagoth full-length. Those who have already followed the path of Bal-Sagoth are quite aware of the idea and existence of such a band and project already for soem years. So, here we are 13 years after the final Bal-Sagoth’s…

Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult The Boundless Beast

German based black metallers Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult are finally back with their brand new effort more or less after six years of waiting. Now we have the opportunity, for the very first time, to have one interview with them and to learn more about DNS activities during their past existence… After 6 years of pause…

KULL Exile

If you ever wondered how the next studio album of mighty Bal-Sagoth could sound I guess that Kull is the answer. Well, the debut album from bothers Maudling (who stands actually behind the music of Bal-Sagoth) actually sounds like the second part of ”The Chthonic Chronicles”. Furthermore, some songs like ”A Summoning of War” really…

ARCH/MATHEOS Winter Ethereal

The last few years have been a really good time to be a Fates Warning fan. Not only the band itself is on the creative upswing, culminating with their best album in years entitled Theories of Flight, but they have also resurrected the legendary John Arch to celebrate live their immortal album Awaken the Guardian.…

POSSESSED Revelations of Oblivion

I have to admit at the very beginning that this will be one very hard review to write. Why? Because I fucking worship Possessed, that is why! Their debut album Seven Churches was one of my very first extreme metal records back in the day, the one that started it all for me along with…

ROCK HARD Festival 2019 Gamma Ray Head-liner

After the great “Pumpkins United” tour with Helloween, Kai Hansen in 2019 takes time for a few selected GAMMA RAY shows. We are delighted to have won the German metal legend as one of the headliners for our festival. Along with the 2015 addition of beaten second-singer Frank Beck will release her first concert in Germany since…