92 pages (A4 – 21 x 29,7 cm)
Full colour glossy paper, cover (135 gr.) inside (90gr.)
78 minutes Sampler CD
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
thinkers are a real threat in so-called developed societies, claims Karl Willetts
with their third album, Mors Dalos Ra, the founder member, casts his last spell
Serbians raise the flag of sinister black metal
after years of solo strife, brutality is now served as duo
fusing horror textures with doom-driven eerie melodies
with well known musicians makes for a killer newcomer
Schmier unveils the difficulties of self-releasing
militant black metal aiding the eradication of all
blending a myriad of styles with a progressive edge
Emperor’s logo designer reveals decades of experience
anonymous black metal act playing with a deadly feel
Swedish death metal with a touch of personality
keeping on exploring what they do best, they never disappoint
rotten US death metal that will leave a pestilential stench
when death is stared down with an auspicious smile
if the worst is simply the best no one can complain
tales of mental rearrangement and labyrinthine death metal
primal chaos restored after cyclical cosmic oblivion
one of the resilient acts of the Norwegian black metal scene
Root’s bass player resurrects long-time, put on hold, project
prime selections that require immediate attention
an exquisite audio selection of bands on CD
the diligence of the metal world by Pitch Black Records
DIARY OF A METALHEAD
ramblings of a mind plagued by the devil’s music
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
NECROPHOBIC & DIMMU BORGIR
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.
‘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.