METALEGION #3 [printed & digital versions available]

92 pages (A4 – 21 x 29,7 cm)
Full colour glossy paper, cover (135 gr.) inside (90gr.)
English written
78 minutes Sampler CD

 

Features:

AURA NOIR
thrash metal has again taken an almost lead role in the metal scene, strangely even in countries where blackness was the primordial aspect… Norway might not be the first country referred to when talking about thrash, but during the years bands like Aura Noir, Nocturnal Breed, and even Darkthrone have channelled the fans’ attention towards a scene that was once grim and destructive

MEMORIAM
thinkers are a real threat in so-called developed societies, claims Karl Willetts

NECROS CHRISTOS
with their third album, Mors Dalos Ra, the founder member, casts his last spell

THE STONE
Serbians raise the flag of sinister black metal

ENDLESS
after years of solo strife, brutality is now served as duo

ABYSMAL GRIEF
fusing horror textures with doom-driven eerie melodies

VORACIOUS SCOURGE
with well known musicians makes for a killer newcomer

DESTRUCTION
Schmier unveils the difficulties of self-releasing

AD HOMINEM
militant black metal aiding the eradication of all

DRUKNROLL
blending a myriad of styles with a progressive edge

CHRISTOPHE SZPJADEL
Emperor’s logo designer reveals decades of experience

KYTERION
anonymous black metal act playing with a deadly feel

MACABRE DECAY
Swedish death metal with a touch of personality

CANNIBAL CORPSE
keeping on exploring what they do best, they never disappoint

CARDIAC ARREST
rotten US death metal that will leave a pestilential stench

BLACK ALTAR
when death is stared down with an auspicious smile

EXEKUTION
if the worst is simply the best no one can complain

UNDERSAVE
tales of mental rearrangement and labyrinthine death metal

EKPYROSIS
primal chaos restored after cyclical cosmic oblivion

SATYRICON
one of the resilient acts of the Norwegian black metal scene

SOLFERNUS
Root’s bass player resurrects long-time, put on hold, project

 

Regulars:

UNDERGROUND BANGERS
prime selections that require immediate attention

CHOICE CUTS
an exquisite audio selection of bands on CD

LABEL REPORT
the diligence of the metal world by Pitch Black Records

DIARY OF A METALHEAD
ramblings of a mind plagued by the devil’s music

DEVIL’S SCRIPTURES
the goblin-like figure reissues “Secrets of the Kingdom”

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
Nergal & co. darken our days with remarkable live footage

SLICE & DICE
only the strongest will survive our scrutiny

POSTERS
NECROPHOBIC & DIMMU BORGIR

 

Sampler CD:

01. THE STONE ‘Mrtvog Negativ’
Decades of experience on the Serbian metal scene has magnified the hate to release a new album where black metal is again dark, menacing, vicious, and remarkably aggressive.

02. CARDIAC ARREST ‘It Takes Form’
With their sixth album, the Chicago based quartet discloses a facet that not only brings the best out of the band but surpasses all their previous death metal attempts.

03. VORACIOUS SCOURGE ‘Fortuity Of The Deceived’
Gathering some of the best musicians of the metal scene and the motivation to create an interesting blend of old school death metal, this immediately aroused the attention of fans of the genre.

04. ABYSMAL GRIEF ‘Ruthless Profaners’
A passage through the world of occult doom metal, based on the very early “rockish” period of the genre where bands focused on creating horror driven melodies full of character and lasting patterns.

05. UNDERSAVE
‘Hereditary Condemnation Through Immunity’
A vile response from the Portuguese scene towards some of the best US death metal bands. On “Sadistic Iterations…” they have evolved and introduced more variation to the compositions.

06. ENDLESS ‘Destroy My Life’
Death metal brutality taken to an extreme, violent, and compelling edge that will satiate the hunger of ruthless metal fans.

07. DRUKNROLL ‘Unbalanced’
Compelled with a type of strength not seen in many established bands, the Russians cross frontiers with their intricate and progressive mix of styles.

08. PETRIFICATION ‘Hollow Of The Void’
Oppressive and doom-laden death metal structures that brew old school European influences, especially from the Finnish scene.

09. KYTERION ‘Cerbero Il Gran Vermo’
Being sung in the 13th century Italian vernacular language undoubtedly emphasizes the vicious tremolo patterns, making this enigmatic band so enthralling.

10. BLACK ALTAR ‘Tophet’
Main man Shadow surrounded himself with talented and well-known musicians for an emotional farewell to one of Beastcraft’s founding members, Alastor Nefas.

11. EXEKUTION ‘Epic Hangover’
Though nuclear radiation and alcohol might be the sole cause for such effusive thrash metal rhythms, it’s in the playground that they have fun.

12. SURGERY ‘Paradise’
Despite not being a new band nor youngsters any more, they managed to fuse pure energy and intensity with death metal on their 2nd opus from Support Underground!

13. SOLFERNUS ‘Once Upon A Time In The East’
With a twelve year gap in between albums, the Czechs now return fronted by Root’s bass player for a more diversified offering, where in the place of furious blasting tempos has grown emotion, a vital black metal aura, and a dynamism not found previously.

14. MACABRE DECAY ‘Angel Of Decay’
Displaying their Swedish death metal heritage on a debut that mixtures raw tradition with a strong impetus to sound exciting.

15. BATTLESWORD ‘Tongues Of Hatred’
Melodic death metal full of intensity, passion and lively rhythmic intricacies that display a German quintet in their fullness.

16. ELÄNDE ‘Preludium’
Roughly translated as “Kingdom of Death”, the debut album of this Norwegian trio is heavily influenced by the glorious early ‘90s Scandinavian black metal scene.

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