SONG PREMIERE: U.S. Crossover Thrash/Hardcore Band hell bent

hell bent

Rhode Island’s hell bent has only been around for about two years, but its members have been a part of bands like Dropdead, Ulcer, and Paindriver and that experience definitely shows.  While they may come from a powerviolence and d-beat background, hell bent takes some of these influences and injects a good deal of crossover […]

SONG PREMIERE: Swiss Black Metal Band Enoid

Enoid

Swiss musician Ormenos can be hard to keep up with, as he’s involved with a slew of different black metal bands within both a studio and live capacity.  This year alone he’s been on releases from Pure, Oculus, and Serpen Luminis and now with the end of 2017 approaching Ormenos has put together ‘Livssyklus & […]

SONG PREMIERE: Russian Depressive Black Metal Band Taiga

Taiga

Russian depressive black metal band Taiga has maintained a steady pace of material since 2014, putting out a full length each year alongside a number of EP’s.  This year’s album ‘Cosmos’, the group’s fourth overall, finds band founder Nikolay Seredov pushing towards some new territory while also heading back towards some styles found on his […]

SONG PREMIERE: Iranian Black Metal Band Garhelenth

Garhelenth

Satanath Record has been one of the better record labels out there when it comes to exposing listeners to metal from all corners of the globe, and this is once again the case with the upcoming release of Garhelenth’s second full length ‘About Pessimistic Elements & Rebirth of Tragedy’.  Originally based in Iran before moving […]

SONG PREMIERE: Lebanese Black Metal/Punk Band Ayat

Ayat

Ayat’s second full length has been a long time coming.  The Lebanese group turned heads with ‘Six Years of Dormant Hatred’ back in 2008, a violent and over the top combination of black metal and punk with an industrial backbone.  Their follow-up effort ‘Carry On, Carrion!’ was announced by Moribund Records way back in 2010, […]

REVIEW+ALBUM STREAM: Mexican Black/Death Metal Band Sacrocurse

Sacrocurse

Sacrocurse has been writing some grimy, hellish black/death metal for the past five years, becoming a regular name associated with both Hells Headbangers and Iron Bonehead Productions.  The latter recently released the group’s second full length album ‘Gnostic Holocaust’, which takes the warlike attack of last year’s ‘Destroying Chapels’ EP and takes things to the […]

SONG PREMIERE: Spanish Thrash Metal Band No Amnesty

No Amnesty

Thrash is one of those genres that tend to be dominated by long-running bands, often split between acts that have been around since the 80’s and ones that led to the style going through a resurgence in popularity in the early 2000’s.  But there are still promising newcomers coming out on a regular basis from […]

ALBUM PREMIERE: Chilean Death Metal Band Thy Serpent’s Cult

Thy Serpent's Cult

Chilean death metal has been a dominant force for quite some time but it hasn’t been until the last few years that I’ve seen bands from the country mentioned as frequently as their peers from other parts of the world.  Thanks in part to the rise of platforms like Bandcamp and a number of labels […]

ALBUM PREMIERE+INTERVIEW: Greek Death Metal Band Pile of Excrements

Pile of Excrements

Memento Mori’s already had a standout year with killer releases from Ruin, Soulrot, and Ekpyrosis (to name a few), but they’ve still got some more quality death metal to unleash upon listeners as we approach the end of 2017. This includes the debut full length from Greece’s Pile of Excrements, ‘Escatology’.  For the type of […]