It’s really something when a major band catches you off guard with a release – and even more so when two relevant bands have releases that make cover decisions even more headscratching than usual. We had ‘advance notice’ – and I use these words very loosely – that Cannibal Corpse would be putting out a new album. We knew too late in the day to do anything significant in our anniversary issue 100, yet this bolt from the blue also […]
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In 2022, Desertfest will be celebrating a decade since its inception. Returning to the hallowed grounds of Camden with our biggest, most diverse line-up to date. Losing two editions of the festival to Covid-19 restrictions, Desertfest makes its comeback by adding a monumental two days at the prestigious Roundhouse, alongside the first ever stage at the newly-named PowerHaus. Welcoming back the likes of WITCHCRAFT, who will play their first & only UK performance in over a decade, stoner rock icons […]
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Our new issue has been safely delivered to the printers and will be making its way through wholesale and into stores from 13 May – all subscriber copies will be mailed out mid-next week. We adjusted our onsale dates to take account of the fact that lockdown lifted during issue 100’s onsale period – and since we sold out of copies in record time via our online store (they were gone before we’d even managed to advertise them), we thought […]
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Arizona groove metal crew Incite today (20 April) release a ferocious new single, ‘Deadbeat’ via minusHEAD Records. Take a look right here. Frontman Richie Cavalera says: “Metalheads!!! We’ve all had a shit year but it’s time to get fired up! Roll up and get ready to burn and shred!” ‘Deadbeat’ is the first recorded music featuring the band’s new guitarist, Eli Santana (Huntress/Holy Grail), who replaced Dru Rome in 2019 and is the first track from the band’s forthcoming EP […]
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ZT have hooked up with Finnish duo Desolate Realm to bring you a stream of their new self-titled album, to be released on 23 April. Formed by members of Decaying, Chalice and Altar of Betelgeuze, Helsinki’s Desolate Realm combine the epic grandeur of doom-metal acts like Candlemass and Solitude Aeturnus with classic heavy-metal of Savatage and Metal Church and the mighty groove of Black Sabbath. Following a promising debut EP Unleash The Storm released in early 2020, the Finnish duo […]
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Progressive death metallers Screaming Banshee premiere the lyric video for ‘The Missing One’, from their upcoming album Pierceive, released 30th April 2021 via Cult Of Parthenope. Featuring present and former members of Fleshgod Apocalypse and Stormlord, Screaming Banshee’s sophomore album incorporates catchy death metal riffs, tons of grooves and melodies as well as fierce technical passages showing the band’s skilled musicality. A must listen for fans of Death, Obscura and Beyond Creation.Speaking on the single, the band commented : “The […]
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ZT have partnered with Dying Victims Productions and Crypt of the Wizard to present a single from Heavy Sentence’s highly anticipated debut album, Bang To Rights, coming on CD and cassette (DVP) as well as vinyl LP (CotW) formats. One of the hottest propositions in the UK’s resurgent traditional metal scene, Heavy Sentence have kept the emphasis on quality over quantity since their formation in the mid-2010s. Just like the early days of the NWOBHM, Heavy Sentence made their recorded […]
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Brum Death Metallers, Ashen Crown continue their world domination plans with the release of their third and final single from 2019 album Obsolescence. The album has received plenty of airplay with the debut single / video `Fall of Thine Eyes` being released to great reception in March 2018. Obsolescence was recorded with Neil Hudson of Krysthla throughout March and April 2019 at Initiate Audio and Media. The album was released in November 2019 with a lyric video for the second […]
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Death metal underground legend Vincent Crowley who was and is well-known for his works with Acheron, Infidel Reich and many more is going to unleash new music with his self-titled project onto the world. Beyond Archeron is the first album to be spawned under the banner of Vincent Crowley. After decades of working and preaching unholy deeds with his main outlet Acheron, the black/death musician decided to put this band to rest and to evoke another manifestation of death. No […]
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When peerless vocalist/guitarist Alexi Laiho and guitarist Daniel Freyberg joined forces with Waltteri Väyrynen, Mitja Toivonen and live keyboardist Vili Itäpelto to form the explosive new metal project BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT, it was meant to mark the beginning of an exciting new chapter. Their plans were massive – including an EP release in the spring followed by a full-length album later in the year. But this promising force was cut short far too soon in late 2020. The aforementioned EP, […]
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