Words and Photos from Simon Ward Beyond the Gates is a metal festival dedicated to the true spirit of the underground, located in Bergen, Norway. The festival has been running since 2012 and the main venue is USF Verftet. The 2019 edition of the festival took place 21.08 – 24.08.2019 I make no secret of […]
Whether you crave for that Beyond the Permafrost or Serpents Unleashed feeling, sometimes, you have to look past it and realize; time has allotted itself for Skeletonwitch to expand their creative endeavors as well as welcoming Adam Clemans on board, who joined the group back in 2016. Arguably, Skeletonwitch’s Devouring Radiant Light, which arrived on July 20th via Prosthetic Records, could be one of the best albums of 2018, or close to the mark as these melodic death/ thrash metallers presented a black-metal-esque ambiance that you cannot escape from hearing.
The lyrical theme of the Norwegians’ tenth studio work follows a philosophical concept, dealing with the illusion of time and Luciferian codes.
Down Below hallmarks these Lost Boys from Sweden’s return to the scene with extra thrown in such as creepy pipe-organs, John Carpenter-esque slasher movements, ominous church bells, and monk calls woven into the band’s death filled backdrop.
Uppsala, Sweden’s WATAIN return after a four-year gap with their latest full-length release titled Trident Wolf Eclipse. We sat down and gave this album a spin several times and it has definitely been worth the wait.
Where better to seek a miracle cure for a particularly nasty bout of Autumnal Man-Flu than at the second annual pilgrimage to the Voodoo Lounge for a sermon by Black metal fore-fathers Rotting Christ?
BELPHEGOR are Austria’s black metal icons and this release celebrates the Totenritual full-length album release and tours around the world.
This latest offering is full of hooks and technical brutality that both old and new fans of the band will enjoy.
“Mareridt” is a voluminous and complex album that serves a niche within metal