English written magazine, composed by 92 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 Possessed, Nocturnus AD, Kampfar, Usurper, Protector, Vulture or the cult Hungarian act Tormentor but also covering underground gems like Vigilance, Necromutilator, Disowning, Asphodelus, Bloodlust or the Portuguese Hellhammer worshipers Martelo Negro to state just a few.
It also features a live report from the Portuguese extremist festival SWR Barroselas Metalfest #22 plus all sort of regular sections and a 76 minutes sampler CD featuring songs from bands that will satiate your headbanging needs.
92 pages (A4 – 21 x 29,7 cm)
Full colour glossy paper, cover (135 gr.) inside (90gr.)
78 minutes Sampler CD
this is unquestionably one of the most anticipated moments… The return of Americans Possessed with the release of the long-waited third album entitled “Revelations of Oblivion”. There is no doubt that a special affection exists for Jeff Becerra, who – after being victim of an armed robbery that left him paralyzed from the chest down decades ago – returns, affirming himself as the metal reference that in reality never ceased to be
pushing the death metal limits with a new paradox
Dolk’s vision of a real hostile reptilian manifest
introduction to a new level of deadly experiences
expanding their heavy realms with dark ambience
approaching brutal technical death with individuality
the anticipated return of the lords of the permafrost
erecting a dense wall of technical death metal
the chemistry has never been so high
underlying problems to a fun Slovak thrashing tone
remembering why Australia remains a deathly country
evoking hellhammerish models with Portuguese warmth
taking solid steps in old school death metal traditions
reincarnation of the spirit of the violent ‘90s
the German answer to good old speed thrash metal
a bestial Italian stroke into the heart of Christianity
mixing primal influences in a doom death cauldron
cryptic worms served on a golden plate of heaviness
at the end of the night a can of trashy tuna is enough
using speed as their way to court the black masses
worshiping violence, chaos, and devilish fierceness
ice-cold Nordic black metal charged with grim melodies
conquering space with French heavy metal violence
looking back at a difficult past that still prevails
an emotional heavy journey through human decadence
SWR BARROSELAS METALFEST REPORT
leading the extreme festival scene in Portugal
Martin Missy still summon the hordes with black blood
prime selections that require immediate attention
an exquisite audio selection of bands on CD
one of the Horval brothers speak about Hells Headbangers
DIARY OF A METALHEAD
ramblings of a mind plagued by the devil’s music
the history of Swedish death & Rotting Christ unveiled
SLICE & DICE
only the strongest will survive our scrutiny
David Larsson shares his 10 fundamental selections
MARDUK & KING DIAMOND
01. BLOODLUST ‘Incantation Of Sin’
The South American scene is known for its manifestation of bands that remain faithful to metal traditions. Feel the speed metal sword!
02. DISOWNING ‘Ghost Area’
Created with the sole aim of expanding the boundaries of death metal without moving away from what makes it, feral, brutal and crushing.
03. NECROMUTILATOR ‘Putrefaction Rites’
With a Satanic edge not found in new bands, the trio drinks the blood of black, death, and thrash metal.
04. IMMORTAL SUFFERING ‘Mutilated’
Exhibiting all traits that made the US death metal scene of the early ‘90s so exciting, the sextet viciously strikes back.
05. CONSTANS COMPROMISSUM ‘In Dying’
Using madness as their weapon of choice upon melodic death metal structures. The result is not only engaging but also a very strong debut album.
06. CULT OF SELF DESTRUCTION ‘Act II – Danse Macabre (The Plague)’
The Spanish duo expands their dark haunting melodies using black metal to depict a vile image of self-annihilation…
07. STONECAST ‘Precipice To Hell’
When humanity has no other option but to colonize another planet, this will be the background music to project great heavy metal vibes.
08. ONTBORG ‘Within The Depths Of Oblivion’
Grounded in their own metallic roots, the Italian quartet travels back in time for a honest and nostalgic approach to melodic Scandinavian death metal, done the HM-2 way.
09. CARNAL SAVAGERY ‘Devoured By Maggots’
The Swedish scene remains thus far one of the richest ones as well as the cradle of many amazing death metal acts. Here comes a new one…
10. ASPHODELUS ‘Scent Of Venus’
When bands reach this level of maturity and doom death enthusiasm in a debut album, it’s definitely something quite special and uncommon.
11. CATASTROFY ‘Morava’
There are times when bandits should not be feared; in fact, this is what the Robin Hood-esque quintet are thrashing about in their native Slovak language.
12. PORTA DAEMONIUM ‘Returning To Tiamat’
Dedicated to maintaining the essence of the cavernous, oppressive, relentless, and extremely dark side of Chilean death metal. Sick!
13. HUNTER ‘Then Comes The Night’
The essence of analogue heavy metal is heavily boosted in an amazing self-titled debut album that ignites the flame of passionate metal.
14. DEATHSWARM ‘Throne of A Morbid God’
A lesson about repugnant Swedish death metal by band members that have been in the scene for around three decades.
15. DEMOLIZER ‘Live In Sin’
With the roots of the ‘80s black metal scene in mind, the Slovakian duo creates a sound full of Bathory references and hellish cavernosity.
16. D.A.D ‘Mil Rostros’
A fierce blend of groove with the ongoing intense attack that only thrash metal can attain, all wrapped up in Spanish exoticism.
17. PARALLEL MINDS ‘Kolyma’
Moved by the passion of creating metal without boundaries or rules, the French unit creates an unparalleled album which made up of thrash, heavy, and progressive metal.
18. SUGGILLATION ‘Endless Slaughter’
An underground journey through the realms of satanic death metal embedded in the usual vile, raw, and harsh Brazilian metal spirit.
19. FINAL FLAG ‘Cutloose’
A cross-continental band that injects punk and hardcore into a thrash metal base reminiscent of a period when crossover was the next big thing.