Blastfest 2015 – first bands announced

Held in Bergen, on the beautiful west coast of Norway and filling the gap left in the wake of Hole In The Sky; Blastfest was put firmly on the map when it played host to bands such as Hypocrisy, My Dying Bride, Triptykon, Aborted, Vader, Marduk and many more in February 2014. Just days after … Continue reading Blastfest 2015 – first bands announced

The Fremen – new video

I'd normally just shove new videos up on the facebook page, but this one's raising awareness for the now-threatened Southbank Undercroft skatepark in London as part of the Save Southbank campaign. Fremen are an unusual mix of laid-back rap and proper instruments and it took me a while to get into the songs I heard. Democide … Continue reading The Fremen – new video

Keitzer streaming new album in full at

German blast-beat lunatics Keitzer and Apoch's Metal Review are offering a limited-time, full-album stream of the band's newest release, The Last Defence. This 14 track blitzkrieg of old-school death and skin-shredding grind can be heard in its entirety from now until its July 18 release date at Recorded, mixed and mastered at Soundlodge Studio by … Continue reading Keitzer streaming new album in full at


Your illustrious editor is now officially sipping all-inclusive drinks by the poolside for a week, so there will be no updates to the page until he returns. Allowing for wi-fi access and time around preventing the kids drowning (or overdosing on ice cream), there may be some quick posts on the facebook page, so do … Continue reading Jollybobs!

Italian progressive black metal band Chiral release debut EP “Abisso”

On June 21st Italian one-man progressive black metal band released their debut EP entitled "Abisso" in digital format and is now available on the band's bandcamp page. Abisso will also be released on CD through Black Plague Records in the near future. Consisting of four tracks in all, the EP is a mixture of Progressive … Continue reading Italian progressive black metal band Chiral release debut EP “Abisso”

Crimson Shadows – new album details

News from deepest Canada: The epic Melodic Death Metal band Crimson Shadows are set to release their upcoming album Kings Among Men on September, 1st in the UK via Napalm Records. The Canadian Wacken Battle champions recently signed with Napalm Records & have just unveiled the title, artwork (Peter Salai), track list and release dates of … Continue reading Crimson Shadows – new album details