As we enter the month of August, all roads lead to Bloodstock. Paul Castles has caught up with some of the bands set to grace the Catton Park stages this year, kicking off with Spiritworld’s Stu Folsom, whose band’s all set for a Saturday stint on the Ronnie James Dio Stage. If you’ve yet to encounter the Vegas boys, you can check them out with a video from their brilliant Pagan Rhythms debut album at the end of this interview. […]
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Through Paradise Lost and then Vallenfyre, the work of Gregor Mackintosh has come with a quality endorsement built in. His latest project Strigoi won plenty of admirers with 2019 debut album Abandon All Faith. Now the blackened death doom outfit are releasing new single ‘Hollow’, complete with video which we’re delighted to bring you right here. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming sophomore album Viscera, set for release on 30 September via Season of Mist. If you like […]
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Recently signed to the Fysisk Format label, and with a release date for their debut album Algor Mortis set for 19 November, Blodkvalt are airing a video for their first single, ‘Decapitated’, which you can check out here! As a B-side on the single, a live version of ‘Rotting Flesh’ is also released. Blodkvalt consists of Eskild Myrvoll (Mall Girl, Daufødt, Kanaan), Eirik Reithaug (Daufødt), Tibor Teskeredzic and Håkon Sakseide.
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Buckle up and prepare yourselves for one of the ugliest shows of the year… US death metal legends Sadistic Intent and German occultists Sijjin are coming to the UK this weekend to perform at London’s Electrowerkz for a neck-breaking lineup sponsored by Zero Tolerance Magazine and assembled by Morbid Angle, Isengard Promotions and Killtown Bookings. Both will be performing atop of a savage bill of UK bands including London’s Adorior and Necromaniac for the only UK date of the Your […]
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“The material has new life injected into it while still maintaining the adventurous ’70s hard rock sound we strive for,” says Spellbook drummer Nick Zinn about new album Deadly Charms, the band’s follow-up to 2020’s Magick & Mischief. “It … does seem a bit more focused [than Magick & Mischief]. We love how the overall vibe has a more anthemic feel.” Due for release via Cruz Del Sur on 23 September 2022, and recorded in February at Developing Nations in […]
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In preparation for a September unveiling of new full-length Theothanatology, San Francisco’s Acephalix have kindly shared the track ‘Abyssal’ – you can check it out right here. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios, Theothanatology will be released on 30 September 2022 via 20 Buck Spin on LP, CD, Tape and in digital versions. Acephalix is:Daniel Butler, VocalsDavid Benson, DrumsAdam Camara, GuitarErika Osterhout, BassAdam Walker, Guitar Cover Art: ‘Girolamus Trasfiguratio’ by Ettore Aldo Del Vigo
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Megadeth have just taken the sticky wraps off ‘Night Stalkers: Chapter II‘, the latest installment of a short film released alongside the band’s next single ‘Night Stalkers’. The track features on new studio album The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead!, set for release on 2 September, via UMe. Both the video and single feature a special appearance by Ice-T and continues the narrative around Megadeth’s very own iconic mascot, Vic Rattlehead. You can check it out right here. Speaking about […]
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Brace yourselves, Hells Headbangers have revealed 9 September 2022 as the international release date for (the American) Perversion’s second full-length. The nine-tracker, Dies Irae – complete with a cover of Bathory’s ‘Possessed’ – will be unleashed on CD and cassette tape formats. The vinyl LP version will follow later in the year. Hailed as maniacal black/death for true black/death maniacs, the band aren’t shy in stating their battle strategy, commenting: “Perversion have always had an orthodox and purist ideology in […]
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Underground icon, extreme metal trailblazer, third world warrior, and leader of a diverse and dedicated tribe, Max Cavalera not only survives but thrives, blasting out riff after killer riff. The same spirit which launched Soulfly in 1997 summons impossibly heavy noise to this day, throwing down ten slabs of monstrous music on the band’s twelfth album, Totem which is set for release via Nuclear Blast on August 5th. Today, the band releases the album’s second single entitled, ‘Scouring The Vile’ featuring John Tardy of Obituary. Check out the video for […]
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Ukraine metal juggernauts Jinjer have been granted a special exemption to exit Ukraine in order to help their countrymen the best way they can – through music. This also means that Jinjer’s upcoming EU festival appearances this summer are confirmed. The prog groove quartet will perform across Europe starting on 10 June at Greenfield Festival in Interlaken (CH) and will visit the UK for Bloodstock on Saturday 13 August. Jinjer bassist Eugene states: “We are very honoured to announce that […]
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