Ex Deo release new standalone single (with help from Fleshgod Apocalypse)

After three years since the release of their latest acclaimed full-length, The Immortal Wars, Roman Empire-inspired epic death metal band Ex Deo – featuring mastermind Maurizio Iacono of Kataklysm – are back with brand a new single, entitled “The Philosopher King”, out today via Napalm Records. As teased earlier this month, the track features very … Continue reading Ex Deo release new standalone single (with help from Fleshgod Apocalypse)

Album Review: Fleshgod Apocalypse – Veleno

The kings of symphonic death metal are back. Having released King to much praise from both fans and the media alike, things have not been plain sailing for Fleshgod Apocalypse with frontman Tomasso Riccardi departing the band along with guitarist Cristiano Trionfera. Fleshgod did not let this affect them, however, with Francesco Pauli re-assuming the mantle … Continue reading Album Review: Fleshgod Apocalypse – Veleno

Festival Review: Inferno Norway 2018 Day 2

One of my favourite things about Inferno Festival is the associated conference which sees movie screenings, guitar/drum clinics and various discussions on different aspects of the music industry. On day two I was off to the hotel cinema, beer in hand to watch RocKabul. RocKabul is a documentary about Afghanistan's first metal band, District Unknown, … Continue reading Festival Review: Inferno Norway 2018 Day 2

Amsterdam Metalfest announces lineup for 2018

Lurking ominously behind the canaled facade of Amsterdam’s street view is Amsterdam Metalfests’ haunting spell waiting to be cast. May 19th​ 2018 marks the first time the festival will have been held in the biggest hall of Amsterdam’s much revered venue Melkweg, The Max, and features an array of metal as symphonic, technical, melodic and … Continue reading Amsterdam Metalfest announces lineup for 2018

2017 Crew Review – James “Jimmy” Costin, Senior Editor

As is customary at this time of year, we like to put together a “year in review” from the perspective of each team member, or at least as many of the crew as we can. This time around it’s the year from the point of view of our Senior Editor/Accreditation Editor –  James Costin… It’s … Continue reading 2017 Crew Review – James “Jimmy” Costin, Senior Editor

Interview: Tomasso Riccardi of Fleshgod Apocalypse

Before Fleshgod Apocalypse's show in London a couple of weeks ago, I got the chance to catchup with the lovely chap who is Tomasso Riccardi. After a warm welcome and a brief catchup chat we discussed, amongst other things, the band's plans for 2017 and Italian cuisine. Read on for the full transcription... What’s the … Continue reading Interview: Tomasso Riccardi of Fleshgod Apocalypse