METALEGION #4

English written magazine, composed by 96 full colour glossy pages, Sampler CD & Posters

Highlights on this issue range from features with some of the top acts of the metal scene, like Hate Eternal, Voivod, Behemoth, Krisiun, Monstrosity, In The Woods, Terrorizer or Exodus but also covering underground gems like Stilla, Gnosis, Inhume, Outre or the still somewhat obscure American death metal monsters Drawn And Quartered to state just a few.

It also features an extensive 6 page feature with well-known cover artist Dan Seagrave where he explains in full the details of some of the legendary designs he made for bands like Entombed, Morbid Angel, Pestilence, etc, with comments from well known musicians.

Plus all sort of regular sections and a 78 minutes sampler CD featuring songs from bands that will satiate your headbanging needs.

 


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


 

Features:

HATE ETERNAL
after an apocalyptic inferno, nothing more than desolate sands lie upon mankind, something that Erik Rutan fully demonstrates on Hate Eternal’s seventh album, delivering one of the strongest and most diverse albums of the band. While some bands reach their peak and never surpass it again, Hate Eternal continue to crawl in the vile waters of death metal, always pushing their own limits and barriers

VOIVOD
shaping stagnant mentalities is what they have done for the past four decades

BEHEMOTH
a new album out and another nail jabbed in the face of the crucified one

MONSTROSITY
winning again the trophy of mesmerizing songwriting

OUTRE
violent Polish black metal the way we’ve gotten used to

NIGHT CROWNED
Swedish black metal rooted in the influential ‘90s era

NIGHT GAUNT
a thunderous mix of melody and touching compositions

STILLA
think again if you thought icy black metal was dead

DAN SEAGRAVE
creating greatness in metal cover art since the late ‘80s

IN THE WOODS
like visiting an old friend after years spent apart

GNOSIS
evoking a long lost spirit, the Americans turn Greeks

TERRORIZER
Pete “Commando” Sandoval strikes with ruthless brutality

KRISIUN
one of the few three-piece bands that blast all the way

REINCARNATION
violent measures lead to violent sonic offensives

CABARET ABERRANTE
porn, gore, and sadism explored to new hideous peaks

GRAVERED
old school death metal the way only Chile can breed

INHUME
25 years of inside chaos and deformed killing

EXORCIZPHOBIA
the fury of crossover thrash played over and over

SATAN
the standard-bearers of the horned one for 40 years

DRAWN AND QUARTERED
spreading putridity and oppression over death metal

HINAYANA
embracing dark doomy melodies with a deathly edge

EXODUS
a glimpse into the past through the eyes of “Zetro”

NIRNAETH
almost a decade later, the French return with wrath

 

Regulars:

UNDERGROUND BANGERS
prime selections that require immediate attention

CHOICE CUTS
an exquisite audio selection of bands on CD

LABEL REPORT
30 years after, Dave Rotten keeps releasing via Xtreem Music

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

DEVIL’S SCRIPTURES
the life of Bruce Dickinson & Dico’s sociological analysis

POPCORN NOT ALLOWED
movie selections from Cult’s unequivocally jocular psyche

SLICE & DICE
only the strongest will survive our scrutiny

POSTERS
MARDUK & KING DIAMOND

 

Sampler CD:

01. OUTRE ‘Combustion’
The power of the Polish scene is again manifested through this hellish quintet on their second album, a lesson about vicious, hateful black metal.

02. HINAYANA ‘Order Divine’
The perfect case where the strength of just one individual can make a difference. Melodic death/doom metal played with passion.

03. EXORCIZPHOBIA ‘About Us Without Us’
A band that knows how to exorcize their own phobias using only the viciousness of good old crossover thrash metal.

04. GNOSIS ‘Hand of the Fates’
Being inspired by the Greek scene of the early ‘90s turns the American Gnosis into a reference on how to combine occult eerie ambiances with pure black metal.

05. GRAVERED ‘Non Cristo’
South America is known for its passionate and vile bands, something that Gravered evoke from every old school death metal riffing pattern.

06. NIGHT CROWNED ‘Nocturnal Pulse’
Swedish black metal fury soaked in epic melodies and death metal textures, to make a vile and grandiose effect reminiscent of the ‘90s.

07. KAAR ‘Skleněnej Hrob’
Czech thrash metal infused with a compelling energy that obliterates mosh pits with an unholy sense of rightness.

08. NIGHT GAUNT ‘Penance’
Opulent doom-driven melodies that evoke the heavy burden feeling of epic oppression layered with a palpable yet suffocating weight of loss.

09. AD PATRES ‘Symbiosick’
Brutality and technique involved in a death metal framework that relies on both new and old brutal injunctions.

10. KROMORTH ‘Geodesic Beast’
After 20 years of waiting, the Brazilian quartet finally spits out one of the most violent and relentless death metal records of late. Beware!

11. CARNIVORACY ‘Tu Nos llamaste’
Summoning a three-headed gnarly demon while still retaining all intellectual faculties seems like a walk in the park for the Spanish grinders.

12. MURDER INC. ‘Umlčen Navěky’
Digging graves might be something that the Czech thrash metal quartet does for fun, yet on their debut album they seem quite alive.

13. INFESTUS ‘Nights’
Intricate melodies and structures mixed with the bleakness of black metal. Infestus is far from sounding like a one-man band!

14. WEIGHT OF EMPTINESS ‘Unbreakable’
With a palette of styles that range from death to prog metal, the Chilean quintet releases a debut that easily impresses.

15. DEFECAL OF GERBE ‘Camembert Nécrophile’
The French trio might be eating alarming quantities of Camembert cheese, still their goregrind faeces were never so fragrant.

16. PHYLACTERY ‘…Of August’
Savage death metal with plenty of technical notes that not only enrich an impressive debut album but easily aim as well for broader aspirations.

17. HERETIC LEGION ‘The Purge’
Mixing old school Swedish death metal with a layer of modernity brings an authentic, mean feel to the quartet.

18. ITNUVETH ‘At the Top of Heaven’
The Spanish pagans raise their swords for a new dose of hefty melodies and cruel black metal about a prideful icy northern heritage.