Tuesday, December 28, 2010

italy's sententia mortis-is seeking new zine coverage and label/distro support for next release pls.read.

metal hails!!!
italy's sententia mortis is currently looking for new labels and distribution in the u.s underground scene. as well as any new web or fanzines that might be interested in covering the band.
if you have never heard the band their is a mix of early 90's european atmospheric black and the guitars have a touch of technical" style of metal to them to add to the bands darkend and original sound.
if you are interested in possibly releasing/distributing the bands new demo cd {currently being written} or if you are a zine editor interested in interviewing the band or reviewing the bands debut demo "mother earthquake" then please get in touch with the band either through the bands
"official"myspace or demon's {guitar,keyboardist} outside email...
best regards and thanks for reading and supporting the underground darkness!!!

sententia mortis "official" myspace:

or to email demon {founder,guitarist,keyboardist} directly

interview with sententia mortis done by patrick.

here is a new interview i have done with the italian atmospheric-black metal band sententia mortis. this trio has a great debut demo called "mother earthquake" and is defintly a band fans of {old} emperor,{older} dimmu borgir and others like them in this amazing genre should check out.
the band is always looking for new web/fanzines and espically u.s labels and distro's so if you like what you hear please get in touch with the band asap!!1
best regards and enjoy!!
patrick and winter torment web-zine

Interview with Demon guitarist,keyboardist for sententia mortis done by patrick

1.hails Demon!! how are things in italy? please tell the readers a little about yourself?

Hi Patrick,thanks for this interview.
I'm a 30 y.o. guy fallen into dark many years ago, listening to many famous black metal bands from norway.
I decided to start playing an instrument at the age of 14, playing till today in many different bands.
In 2008 I created Sententia Mortis with the help of my long time friend Groeber (bass guitars) and this project is what we currently are workin' on.Italy is not properly the right country for black metal,but we are decided to kick some ass!!

2.when did you first start listening to metal? who were some of the first bands you listend to? who are some of your "current"
favorite bands?

When I was 13 or 14 years old I started to search for an aggressive kind of music (after 3 years of school with Queen and Scorpions albums), so I bought two albums I had never seen before...imagine that scene...in a shop searching for an aggressive Cover,ahahahah.Those two albums were The Principle Of Evil Made Flash (Cradle Of Filth) and South Of Heaven (Slayer).
Today I got many different favourite bands of different kind, but I think in particular Emperor for Black Metal and Hypocrisy for Death metal.I got like 600 cds of metal...so is not too easy to choose between them!

3.when did you guys form "sententia mortis"?how did you come up with the name of the band? does it have a special meaning?
what is "current" line-up? for the readers who have never heard the band how would you describe the music?

I formed the band in September 2008 with the help of Groeber, with a fixed direction to follow (musically talkin').
I thought about that name because it helps to understand more what we're trying to comunicate with our songs.
Current line-up is what you see on our pages on the web: Groeber on bass guitar, Mauron on vocals and me on keyboards and guitars.
Our music? Black metal in 90s style with keyboards.

4.the band recently released it debut demo cd "mother earthquake" .how long did it take the band to write and record songs for this release?
are you and the other members of sententia mortis happy with how it all came out? how has response been from the press and fans?

With the old line-up we really had many problems...there was no collaboration and someone liked to join the band only to play what I wrote, so many hours lost in discussions and we were always stopped waiting for other members parts of work that never arrived.
So after firing them in five months we finished our cd.1 year and half to write the ideas and like 5 months to finish all songs,recording,printing.
Of course we're very satisfied for our work, especially because is an home recording, so probably we've done all possible.
Many webzines and fans think is a good work and follow us on our portals every day.

5.has the band begun working on new music for the next release? if yes how many songs has the band completed? when you all begin working
on new song how long does it usually take to complete? does the whole band work on the music or does 1-2 members handle all the writing?

Yes, the band is workin' on new material...we started again in Semptember and now we got 5 songs ready to be recorded and many ideas for other songs coming up.
To complete a song is not easy to say how long it takes,it depends also by the song and our time,but usually 1 month of work.
I work with Groeber to do this and Mauron for vocal parts of course.
We're the correct "machine" to write music,the correct team...we don't need anyone else to compose with.

6.which usually comes first the music or lyrics? what are some topics/subjects you write about?

We write always music first, but it all starts with an idea in my mind...I imagine the final result of a song, but I start playing guitar riffs or keyboards chords or arpeggios.
In general people does not understand the importance of forces of nature and animals, so we talk about it and the nature rebellion after the human cruelties,but also about an elitè of persons who understand this and survive that nature rebellion: "Solitude In Middle Winter" says "And now you and me, we are one".... I mean human and nature (In the lyrics I used "she" for nature because I treat her like an Entity).

7.does the band live very often or do you prefer to work only in the studio? who are some bands you all have played/toured with? if you
could set-up a "dream" show/tour who are some bands you would love to play/tour with?

Our current decision is to work on songs only, we need many hours to do this.We finished "Mother Earthquake" in May 2010 and spent till August sending our work everywhere and promoting it.In September we started again with new songs...so...we don't stop.
My personal dream is to play on a stage with people interested in our music; no particular idea af another band to support.

8.the band comes out of the mighty italian scene so i was curious what is your opinion of the metal scene in italy?

I think in Italy we got many many talents, many good musicians, but Italy is not a good place to promote metal I think,probably not for bands...because record labels don't trust in us and you never see metal music on tv and is very difficult to listen to something on the radio, so the problem is the music culture...There are many metallers all around who follow metal shows,but always in restricted places and lack of publicity.

9.who are some of your all-time favorite italian metal bands? are their any new bands you feel the readers should watch out for?

I don't want to talk about famous bands...no one of them is capturing my atention, but I can recommend a band that I mentioned also in our cd...they are "Mourn In Silence"...wow...great sounds man! MiS is another band born near my town...with another great composer friend of mine!

10.everyone has their own ideas/opinion on what black metal means. so in your opinion what does "black metal" mean to you?

Black Metal, in my opinion...mmm...have to smoke a cigarette!

11.do you or any of the other members of sententia mortis play in side-bands or projects? if yes please tell the readers a little about

At the moment only Mauron sings in his historical band "Dominance", great death metal from Reggio Emilia: they had two deals in 15 years of work.Other projects for me and Grober finished before Sententia Mortis.

12.coming back to the band for a moment you handle the guitars for the band when did you first start playing the guitars? are you self-taught
or have you had lessons in the past?

I started at the age of 14...with some indications of my father (he's also a musician, 40 years of playing jazz).
Then I decided to take lessons...done for some years till I decided to learn also keyboards.

13.who are some of your influences/favorite guitarist? besides the guitars you also play keyboards for the band how long have you played the
keyboards? which do you enjoy playing the most? besides guitars and keyboards do you play any other instruments?

Well...i got many different influences....for example in style I prefer Brian May,in skill Nuno Bettencourt and Dimebag Darrel for rithm and aggressive sounds.
I started playing keyboards like 5 years ago, only to try...definetly with Sententia Mortis so in 2008.
It depends on my feeling...when i feel aggressive I play guitars, when I want to create something majestic I play keyboards.
At the moment i don't play any other instrument but I don't know how can be future for my musical career!

14.well my friend thank you for taking the time to fill out this interview. do you have any final comments for the readers?

Thank you too Patrick and let me finish in the way I always prefer..."Proelium has just begun".

to contact demon and sententia mortis please check out their "official" myspace here
or if you are a zine,label,distro or fan who does not use myspace email him directely.


Sunday, December 26, 2010

w.torment now working w/lady dany-black metal support&burning churches e-zine add,subscribe.

W.torment is now working w/lady dany'-black metal support,and burning churches web-zine chk.em

i am happy to announce that i am now working with lady dany who runs the site lady dany's-black metal band support.dany has been a part of the black metal scene since the early 90's so you know she is not doing this to cash-in on the trend of black metal but for the love the music. she is working with the bands spellcraft,ouijua and arum so far.looking at her pages i see she does not charge for this and i am not sure if she is currently looking for new bands or labels to work with. {i Assume she is} so if you are a black metal band,label or fan!! defintly check out her sites and support a true black metal warrior!!!!
{on a side-note i am hoping after the 1st of the new year dany will be able to help with some interviews and reviews for W.torment so keep an eye out for work!!}

to contact lady dany check out her sites here:
the "official"myspace" page

and "official" web-site

burning churches web-zine {from ohio}

also while you are the net. be sure to check out my good friends andrew's new black metal review web-zine. "burning churches" andrew only recently has started up this site so their are only a handfull of reviews up.but i know andrew is hard at work on some new reviews for the zine. for those who don't know andrew has been into the metal/black metal scene since the mid-90's and has done a few fanzines in the past {metal-union and cult fanzine} so andrew is no stranger to obscure,underground metal!!! and he proves it with the in-depth,well-thought out reviews he has written. the main styles andrew supports on burning churches is.black metal{raw,old-school},black/death,thrash/black,and war-metal. i am not sure about any of the other sub-genres so if you are a label or band get in touch!! {the contact info on his site,} i KNOW he will be happy to review any releases from the above mentioned genres.

burning churches "official" site

new reviews 12-26-10

hope everyone had a nice holiday? here is a new batch of black/dark metal reviews for you to sink your teeth into. hopefully you will find some metal to your liking.
we are currently working on ALOT of new interviews and reviews so stay tuned for alot more darkend metal in 2011.{damn where did 2010 go? time really does fly when u are older}
enjoy and thanks to everyone who supported me and winter torment you all rule!!!
best regards,
patrick and winter torment web-zine


bleeding solitude-chapter0:forever lifeless pro cdr {eisigermond prod.}{reviewed by patrick}
bleeding solitude are a new one man force in the french underground scene.unlike the other bands i have heard/reviewed from this label bleeding solitude are more influenced by darker,depreesive black metal then by the straight-forward aggressive style.with so many bands doing this style i was not really expecting to much . but to my surprise mainman/musician apathy does a good job of mixing in dreary somber and melodic black metal with some depressive overtones.also adding a nice element to bleeding solitude's already dreary sound is the use of keyboards that really help to help to add another layer of darkend metal to bleeding solitude's sound.fans of depressive,melodic black metal will surely enjoy bleeding solitude new release.
label contact,

dark managarm-diva e.p {eisigermond prod.}{reviewed by patrick}
dark managarm can be summed up in one word "violent".but since that would be a lame review here is a bit more descriptive one.dark managarm come out of the depths of france's obscure and brutal black metal underground.dark managarm stick to their roots playing and producing some brutal,and fast in your face black metal.the guitars are a bit thicker than most black metal giving them a slightly death metal feel and sound.the guitarist plays at extremly fast speeds but also has produced some well-thought out riffs,solo's in the songs on diva.the drums are equally as intense and violent non-stop beats with a few breaks intertwined.i really enjoy this band i really enjoy and i would recomend them to fans of violent,brutal black metal a must have.
label contact.

deliria-children of the unknown cdr demo {self-released}{reviewed by patrick}
deliria are a two-piece doom band coming out of the amazing italian metal scene. at first listen the band comes off with alot of traditional {sabbath,solitude aeturnus etc.} influences.but the band also mix in some synths and keyboards not usually heard in this style.but i must say the members of deliria have mixed traditional doom with touches of dark atmosphere and made it sound really good,i am sure some old-school doom fans probably lost interest at the mention of keyboards and synths. but i would urge all fans of doom to give deliria a chance as the bands core lies deeply within the traditional doom influence with crushing riffs and powerful drumming patterns.this should please fans of both traditional and atmospheric doom.add another gem of a band to the ever-growing italian scene {whether it's doom,black or death italy has it all}
band contact

kveste-war against humanity pro cdr {eisigermond prod.}{reviewed by patrick}
war against humanity is the debut release from the french black metal warriors kveste.the band plays raw,true black metal.the band doesnt concern themselves with images or gimmicks for the band instead focus on creating cold,hate-filled black metal not for the masses but for the elite.the guitars are thin razor-sharp riffs the drums are a nice blend of mid-paced attacks to all-out blasting attacks. kveste have done a great job of creating and producing a release of "traditional" black metal but also adding enough of their own ideas to keep the band and music interesting as not to get lost in the endless sea of black metal bands out nowadays. this is a great band and defintly a band to watch out for.
label contac

lacrimae mortalium-- L'ange de glace cd {self-released}{reviewed by patrick
canada's lacrimae mortalium have released one of 2010's best death/doom/black metal releases hands down.starting off with some heavy and bone crushing riffs.the band seems heavily rooted in the early 90's death/doom with their approach.the band picks up the tempo to mid-paced range with some impressive guitar riffs and solo's not normally heard in death/doom bands.the drumming is just as impressive and devestating with some heavy crushing beats but picks up the pace right along with the guitarist and makes for an interesting and enjoyable listen.the vocals are really where the bands black and death metal influence can be heard with some vicious and brutal {yes i know brutal is not a word normally used to describe a doom band} growls and some insane black metal screams the two very different vocal patterns fit very well with lacrimae mortalium's music and add an extra layer to the bands already heavy sound.i am not really sure if traditional-doom fans will enjoy this.but if you are a fan of death or black/doom then lacrimae mortalium is a must hear! buy this now!
band contact

Moloch-isolation der essenz cd {sabbathid records}{reviewed by patrick}
moloch from the ukraine are one man band that has been making a name for himself in the ambient/black metal underground the last few years.and one listen to isolation der essenz you will hear why.moloch has the perfect blend of somber,dark instrumentals along with some disturbing and tormented shrieks of pain {when used the main focus seems to be on the musical aspect of the project} their is also some passages of more straight-forward black metal with raw/primitive guitar riffs moloch is band that will impress most fans of depressive,ambient black metal chek em out today.
band contact

pandemonium-hellspawn cd {mystic productions}{reviewed by patrick}
pandemonium have been creating and releasing since 1990. and hellspawn is the bands newest offering.this is my first time encountering the polish old-school black/death warriors so i can't compare the bands progression from past releases but i can say hellspawn is a impressive metal masterpiece!.heavy,fast guitarist which are a little thicker and lean more to a death metalish feel and sound the drums are mid-paced but do unleash some faster,more aggressive beats from time to time to keep the listener interested and guessing. the vocals are brutal growls with some blackend screams throughout a few songs.recomended to fans of late 80's/early 90's death,black metal gods such as vader,immolation,morbid angel will be headbanging all-night and day to this metal-masterpiece.
band contact

sententia mortis--mother earthquake demo cd {self-released}{reviewed by patrick}
this is a new three-piece band from the mighty italian metal scene.sentientia mortis have created and crafted a very original and impressive debut.mixing in epic,fast black metal with alot of atmosphere.the guitarist even has some technical guitar riffs mixed in with the blackness.the guitars are a whirlwind of blazing fast guitars and breaks to a more melodic mid-paced range and playedwith precision and flawless intensity.the drummer is brilliant and can pull off the blasting,fast beats but also can break to a almost slow pace in the blink of an eye. the vocals are deeper growlish screams. fans of {early} emperor,{early} dimmu borgir or good,quality atmospheric black metal should defintly look for this band soon.
band contact

simulacro--self-titled cdr demo {self-released}{reviewed by patrick}
italy's simulacro have crafted an exellent demo mixing in the best elements of straight-forward death metal and atmospheric black metal for a very original and enjoyable listen.the guitars are heavy,thicker sounding for a more death metal feel and the drums are what really stick out going from a mid-paced range with some well written creative patterns but are not all mid-paced as the band will pummel you into oblivion with some hyper speed beats.the band also entertwines keyboards into their blackend death sound without compromising the bands brutal approach and gives it a nice darker melodic edge. this is a really good debut release from a band i think we will be hearing alot from in the future. well worth your time and money if you are a fan of atmospheric blackend death.
band contact.

towards global holocaust-feuersturm cd {scattered to the winds rec.}{reviewed by patrick}
after releasing a great mcd last year {...ever onwards also availible on s.t.w} and a split with christ dismemberment.the u.s war machine towards global holocaust are ready to unleash their debut cd "feuersturm".9 songs of pure-war inspired metal madness.if you were lucky enough to hear this bands previous releases you will know what to expect but for those who are new to t.g.h. t.g.h is a two-man band R.F{vocals,guitars,bass} and blaash {drums,vocals} on feuersturm the band continues to defy being put into a certain genre or labeled. as you probably guessed by the name of the band and cd the band is heavily influenced by straight forward war metal insanity but their are moments of more straight-forward death metal. and i hear a bigger thrash influence in the guitars this time around.{t.g.h has always had a thrash sound but it is much more front and center on feuersturm} blaash's drumming has always impressed me with his ability to play chaotic,violent blast beats but makes them memorable and even catchy in a few songs.blaash is not all speed and noise as he does slow down from time to time to catch his breath and play in a mid-paced range with the guitars until he has caught his breath and then attacks again with a barrage of chaos and utter violent blasts.the vocals which are shared by both members are some of the most unique and scary sounds ever recorded! with shrieks and tortured screams.this is by far towards global holocaust's best and most impressive work to date. highly recomended to fans of chaotic,violent war thrashing black/death metal.
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

interview with mary's abortion done by patrick

here is a interview i have conducted with the newly formed mary's abortion. originally the interview was to be conducted with both members of the band but it looks as is if guitarist dio tucci is on hiatus/leave from the band. i personally don't know if he will come back or what is going on with him/his personal life. but i do know jordan is moving forward with his projects and writing for new mary's abortion so if you are a fan of blackend death check out mary's abortion's sites and email jordan for any updates.
enjoy and thanks to all for the support over the years..
patrick and winter torment web-zine


also anyone looking for new sites similar to the old-myspace check out friendburst!! is small but growing.

Interview with Jordan Heston vocalist, and Dio Tucci guitarist done by Patrick (Conducted 11/2/2010) (Note: Originally planned to be an interview /w/ Jordan Heston -vocals & Dio Tucci -guitarist, previous to Dio Tucci going MIA/on hiatus.)

1. Hello Jordan, how was your Halloween? Please tell the readers a little about yourself

Jordan: It was pretty awesome. Leading up to it I seen 2 bands (I’m friends’ /w/) & figured out who was going to record & produce us on the album on a Thursday. Then on Saturday I got ENTIRELY too drunk at one of those friends’ Halloween party, while dressed as an older aged Charles Manson accompanied by my girlfriend as an evil nun.

Anyways my name is Jordan Heston. I am the creator/founder/vocalist/person behind Mary’s Abortion. I am an artist & writer in my spare time as a hobby. I enjoy tattoos; I am a horror movie aficionado. I love dogs. I am very active in supporting metal music, it is my life. Previous bands I have been associated /w/ by way of doing vocals are Vae Victis, Descension of the Crown, & Synapsequence. I also do vocals in 2 other projects. Suicidal Remains /w/ Nick Cyanide taking care of all the music & Black Oath Sermon /w/ Matt Gomez (of Mercy Blast) handling all the music.

2. What gave you the idea to create/form Mary's Abortion? How did you come up with the name for the band? I know you are in the middle of writing new songs for your debut release. But how would you best describe Mary's Abortion’s sound?

The idea to create Mary’s Abortion was actually after I came up /w/ the name. I always wanted to start up a band but no one was ever committed to putting in the work. I was about a year fresh out of high school when my class was to graduate (I dropped out & opted for a GED instead) & I was really deep into the process of the steps of creating an album. Although initially I thought I’d be a bassist I began writing lyrics upon lyrics & coming up /w/ album & song titles.

I did all of this because no one was taking initiative in these supposed band things 1st in high-school, & now outside of it I knew nobody & it was fun to test myself /w/ whit. So while past the ability of finding anyone for a band & figuring I’ll just learn everything & do solo albums around 1999 – 2000, I go for a walk to town (as usual being I didn’t drive then) & I see a billboard /w/ the Virgin Mary on it. By this point in my life I have had religion crammed so far down my throat I despised anything God, Churchly or Holy. I actually 1st moved out of my mom’s house by ripping up a bible, leaving a message that said “fuck your God” & packing some shit up & moving to a friend’s place. Anyways the billboard said “The Virgin Mary was pro- life.” & the gears started going. I thought what if she wasn’t? What if she had an abortion? That would mean no Jesus, no religion, none of this bullshit that plagues my life & neglects human advancement. I was onto something.

The idea became “Mary’s Abortion” & it was freshly when I was meeting a lot of new people. People who would turn out to be friends for what I thought would be life. They were brothers to me at a point in time, & it seemed it just became a thing where we’d become this band. That, we would do this all together. But to no avail, people grow apart & some end up hating each other as did happen. It was myself & the last person out of that batch of people who got this back as an option before Dio became a part of it. That person became an insufferable self-righteous moron blinded by the military institutionalization brainwashing of Christ based “faith”& backed out & decided even more so to no longer be a friend. It was pathetic & weak, & it is for the best because we have no need for those attributes.

I would say the sound would be best described as Morbid Angel’s moniker “Extreme Metal”. We have aspects of blackened death metal as well as thrash & even some grind. It’s all about the song for this band & then 2ndly how we can have this collection of songs find continuity, to have the theme & the balance of sounds. It’s like anything /w/ Tom G Warrior(Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Triptykon), he is credited for the beginning of some of the death metal aspects yet he is deeply rooted in black metal yet has also experimented /w/ goth stylings & now plays what resembles a thrashy version of doom metal. We’d like to try to achieve what he has done in fusing metal genres by not allowing ourselves to be genre specific.

3. Speaking of new songs how many songs have you all written? Have you decided how many songs will be on the band’s debut? Do you have a release date or time you hope to release it by?

Jordan: We currently have a full song ready to be recorded, 2 interludes that Matt Gomez (whom I previously mentioned) put together from ideas I gave him, & we have parts for 2 other songs. Being we had the whole line up fluctuation at the beginning of the reformation & were idle on the writing aspect in the month of October (due to something that needed taken care of in one of our personal lives), I still believe we are well ahead of the curve. There will be 13 tracks in total on the album. All the subject matter & song titles & album cover & musical identities of each track & so on are blueprinted & planned. Like I said on our pages, I have been planning this for ten years. I have albums after this planned a great deal even. Thus far we don’t have many time constraints. We will be having the drumming started on the 1st full band styled track, this month around November 13th or so by a legendary drummer who won’t be revealed until it is finished (he’s off tour around then). Then we will be recording everything else on top of that for the final version of that album track /w/ Jeff Jordan (of Descension Rate, Beloved Dead,& 3 Hole Face) producing & mixing it. That song is slated to appear on Funeral Rain Records compilation album & the deadline for us on that song is the end of December. After that we will be looking to have 2 or 3 more songs ready by January for yet another established drummer to lay down tracks to (he’s off tour by then as well). So for an album release date I’d love to have it released by mid-2011, but we’ll see how things line up for everyone involved.

4. Do you all work on the music together (Due to the amount of session musicians)? How long does it usually take to write/complete a song?

Jordan: Seemingly we are so much on the same page that thus far the 1st full song that we have was in 2 days. For Dio I gave direction, & he just riffed what fit my descriptions & some other stuff off the top of his head, & I arranged it all later. I don’t see why it won’t be that simple when the other songs get proper time given to them. As for Matt Gomez’s interlude/intro contributions, it was at most a week after I gave him the ideas to what I wanted. But for a fact I know parts will be recorded at different studio set ups in some situations, it's unavoidable the way I have to do this.

5. I know for the time being you are using session-members for the band. Please tell us about them. Any chance they will become permanent members of Mary's Abortion?

Jordan: So far actually one has become a member of the band. Our bass player we recently acquired, Brandon Delaney. I’ve known him since 2006 or so really well & he has played to HUGE crowds & is just amazing at what he does. I first asked about session bass for the album then it became touring bass as well & I just thought, fuck he’s in completely now. Nick Cyanide (who recently joined) is up in the air /w/ full-time status but I have offered him to be full fledged member. The other session members, Matt Gomez & Troy Freeman would have been full time members if it wasn’t for the distance /w/ Matt, & Troy’s college classes & the availability. I look at Matt like he is a full time member due to his quick & to a T contributions thus far to the band. He is also really great at listening to an idea & making it better than I initially thought it’d be. Troy is basically like a self-esteem booster for me /w/ all of this. I mean I was in my 1st real band /w/ Troy & when we both didn’t like how it was turning out we both left & started a new one. So to have him on board in any capacity gives it a much needed familiarity & a positive boost that in a sense me & him are still associated /w/ one another in music because we are on the same page as well. Now the drummers that are doing session work, they won’t be permanent members. They have their own successful full-time established bands. I’m just thankful that they’re willing to be a part of this. I look at it like this, if this did get started when I 1st envisioned it, it wouldn’t be as good. I’ve got better musicians as members & session musicians; I have 2 VERY established drummers ensuring there will be not 1 mistake on the drum tracks because drumming is their careers. Also the direction it is headed is far superior to what it would have been, now is the right time for this to happen thus why everything is falling into place.

6. Jordan I believe you told me that you are looking for a new bass player and drummer. Are you still searching for these musicians to fill? What are some qualities you two are looking for in possible band-mates?

Jordan: Actually now it has become rhythm guitarist & drummer. We have our bassist. We’ll definitely need that 2nd guitarist to pull off some of the stuff live & we’ll definitely need a touring or full time drummer to even play these songs live. I’ve talked to a few of each but nothing is set in stone. If someone wants in on this, they must possess a great playing ability & be willing to push themselves as far as possible in the direction of this band’s greater good. Also they must be as interested in the subject matter & what we are representing & trying to achieve as we are. I refuse to deal /w/ anymore slackers. “I’m in a band” types need not apply; they love the talking & not the actions of being in a band.

7. If any musicians are interested how can they contact you guys?

Jordan: www.myspace.com/marysabortion or find us on facebook as well. marysabortion@gmail.com will work if the person has none of the other internet accounts.

8. Is Mary's Abortion the only band you currently play/work with? If no please tell us about your other projects/bands.

Jordan: I have A LOT of projects that have been in existence but have yet to be fully achieved. I do vocals in Suicidal Remains /w/ Nick Cyanide handling all the music. It’s an old school death metal band in style. I think he’s currently re-recording the 5 songs we have for our debut EP “Dead like a Suicide” because he just got better programs to record /w/ etc. Once that happens I’ll record the vocals & we’ll release it. It’s been in existence since 2008 or so but due to distance (he’s in PA) as well as me not having proper ways to record until recently it has kind of been pushed by the wayside. I think we are both more geared for this though at the moment.

I also do vocals in Black Oath Sermon /w/ Matt Gomez of Mercy Blast handling all the music. It’s like a weird Progressive, Tool; Neurosis meets Extreme Metal type of project. We have basically an EP ready to go & 2 tracks for a full length but again the same conflicts, distance (he’s in CA) & the recording issues on my end. Basically that is whenever there is down time from anything on both ends. He is a contributor to Mary’s Abortion & basically understands that this is something I have to concentrate on & do 1st & foremost. That project has been in existence since 2008 as well.

Other than those I have a very different project I’m sure I’ll tend to after I release the Black Oath Sermon & Suicidal Remains stuff, entitled “Factotum Derision”. It will be completely out of character for me but is also something I need to do. It’s basically everything I can’t do in heavier genres mixed /w/ some of that heaviness. I also aspire to start up & legitimize my own independent label upon the wrapping up of the Mary’s Abortion album so I can release all of these projects & the Mary’s Abortion material under. I’m trying to push my abilities & franchise upon them so to say. I want to create a legacy for myself.

9. In your opinion what is the best and worst thing about the underground today?, and what does the term "underground metal” mean to you?

Jordan: The best is that most of you are there for the same reasons which is to support this movement & the bands, which helps everyone /w/in the movement flourish in a chain reaction. The worst is the ones who are there to criticize & the bands that say “support your local bands” then unashamedly run their mouths about those bands, & how all these types just hate each other & makes the movement regress when if united we all could put the scene on the map as a hotbed for a particular area, & there is no such thing as bad publicity.

Underground to me means the core. It is an origin. All good things stem from it until the mainstream discovers it & tries to reproduce it in sad attempts. They sugar coat it & mass produce it until the good music it stemmed from is unlistenable because of the force-fed plastic stuff that followed it. There are rarely instances of this being just an underground band becoming more popular & not changing their style. Behemoth to me is like that. They are uncompromising & somehow people just went for it. They had their jaunt on Mayhemfest (2 years in a row) & that is far more streamlined & main streamed than even Ozzfest has become. Which not talking bad about either of those festivals I support them both 110%. I guess this day & age kids are getting sick of the sing songy no balls or real reason to be angry metal so they latch on to the heavier more underground kind. They’re seeing through the bullshit acts. One thing for sure though is in a chart of music, metal is the underground & I wouldn’t have it any other way. It is the most sincere genre of music out there as well as most broad.

10. Looking at your bands pages/sites I see you study Satanism/various dark arts. Would you guys consider yourselves Satanists or just more anti-all religions?

Jordan: We are not a Satanist band. I believe Satanism is so far up its own ass nowadays that you don’t know what’s a beginning or an end. It has become a religion itself (although not tax exempt) where it started as a mockery of religion. I believe Anton LaVey had a brilliant idea /w/ his co-creation of The Church of Satan, & was a great mouthpiece for it as a movement of opening minds. But I believe he just liked the dark side of life & created his life to his standards. When it became too literal the absurdity started sinking in & now that LaVey is long dead, you have everyone claiming they’re the true faction of The Church of Satan. Also the back & forth magic aspect is ignorant. I believe ritual was incorporated as habitual practices to exhaust the person performing it from doing something in an illegal manner & thus purging the thought or letting it recess back to where it came from for a little while longer. I myself do not believe in a God & supposedly neither do Satanists (likewise in a devil). So why would they believe in magic? Pretty absurd… Where is it coming from if theirs supposed magic? That argument always deterred me from fully becoming a Satanist. We are absolutely an anti-religious band.

11. What is your opinion of Anton LaVey and The Church of Satan? Is there any other Satanist/occultist you both enjoy reading/studying?

Jordan: Speaking for myself solely I’m more interested in Nietzsche & other authors as well as varied books on the historic standpoint of supposed witchcraft, occultism, devil worship, etc. All things dark &/or taboo. Also I enjoy symbology & superstition & voodoo related subject matter for anything that goes into this band as well. I do follow a lot of Anton LaVey’s work but reading wise I’m more into Henry Rollins, Charles Bukowski, anything serial killer related or informative. I am always reading metal magazines (&/or) books & horror & art magazines. I guess all reading & life experience goes into any art; vocabulary, sarcasm, wit, & demeanor. Currently it’s as if I’m a college student & this bands success is my major. I have been studying/reading everything from Numerology (in a dispelling manor more so than serious), Manuscripts of Learned Magic in the Medieval Libraries of Central Europe, Witchcraft in poetry (Pale Hecate), Magic Divination & Demonology, Western Esotericism & Rituals of Initiation (Among other “magic” & ritual like subject matter that can be incorporated into this band) ,The Hammer Of Witches (a complete translation of the Malleus Maleficarum) & various books about the Salem Witch trials.

It’s my job to keep this band interesting & dispel what is fiction as I see it, & to put an updated twist on how the past is always doomed to repeat itself in a varied form of what has already taken place. That if you examine history the precautionary measures can be evaluated to make sure life doesn’t cycle in a dumbfounded repetitious circle.

I try to maintain historical accuracy as much as I’m informed of it & present it to my own life experience & personal observations throughout society, human nature & belief systems. Basically the government probably has a file on me due to the books I choose to checkout at libraries.

12. How do you both feel the world would be different if religion {Christianity, Satanism, etc.} were never invented or thought up?

Jordan: I think it would be inevitable that mankind would create something as disgusting as religion. Some people need to follow; otherwise they wouldn’t know how to exist. Whether it be religion; trends, or a sports team. Then as it is anyways /w/ the Catholic Church, others need power by any means. The bible is the best way to stretch law & make people (who do believe) subservient to man-made tyranny. It is protected by law & there will always be councils deciding what goes into what scripture. Like I’ve said to friends, if you would have had a Charles Manson back in Jesus’ day, I believe it’d be not Christianity but Mansonanity today. I believe some people just need to follow & it isn’t that important what they follow, just as long as they are following something. It’s very repulsive in society that this kind of mentality is accepted. It’s also very disturbing that if you compare history in film equation, that Monty Python’s Life of Brian is more historically accurate than The Ten Commandments. There were “messiahs” & “christs” well documented pre Jesus Christ. In fact the similarities to the story is like a small town rumor, it grows into some of the story changing to eventually the name changing & person changing. All evolved from the same story. Look up Apollonius, Horus, Krishna, Mithra, etc., & these stories all predate or parallel Jesus Christ but are in fact pre incarnations of the same savior story (aside from Apollonius, which was around the same time as Jesus). But no one really knows of those stories or supposed deity related figures because the stories have all died out. I believe I am here /w/ this Mary’s Abortion statement/band to help perpetuate the dying out of this Jesus/Jehovah/God/Satan story.

13. Coming back to the band Jordan you handle the vocals for the band. When did you first become interested in singing? Who are some of your influences/favorite vocalist?

Jordan: I 1st became interested probably in high school. I didn’t have the patience for an instrument & the lyrics always resonated more to me in a song. I don’t care how bad ass a riff is, if the lyrics suck the song is dead to me. My favorite vocalists as well as influences are Phil Anselmo, Dave Vincent, Randy Blythe, Ben Falgoust, Mike Patton, Dax Riggs, Tom G Warrior, Dez Fafara, Corey Taylor, Mark “Barney” Greenway, Maynard Keenan, Scott Kelly, Trent Reznor, Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde, Terry Reid, Glenn Danzig, Kyle Thomas, & Burton C Bell. It’s very varied but that is in general. I have a lot of favorite singers; some just don’t apply for this kind of music. Now of course for Mary’s Abortion I won’t be stringing along hardly any melody in way of singing like Maynard or someone like that because this is very harsh music & also being we have a lot to prove & a lot bottled up. Other musical ventures you’ll see different sides to me vocally.

14. Do you do anything special to keep your throat healthy? Besides singing do you play any other instruments?

Jordan: Well it’s really hard keeping my throat healthy. I’m prone to winter colds. I drink alcoholic beverages in abundance. I always end up working jobs surrounded by copious amounts of dust or concrete that I unintentionally breathe in. & just in the past year or so I developed some really bad acid reflux due to alcohol consumption in the past combined /w/ acidic fruit drinks & so on. My throat is perhaps like the inside of a concrete mixer (at least that’s the degree of my vocals in this style of music, abrasive). I usually just do some vocal exercises & diaphragm & breathing exercises. Some humming after it resonates in my head as full as it can be (due to a hearing loss in my right ear) of more singing type parts of songs I like (to get the fullness going). I like to sing along to Fear Factory & Danzig a lot, it really loosens up my vocals & then when I scream stuff after all of this it is VERY loud abrasive & somewhat shocking to even me. Sometimes you have to sit back & go “DAMN! That was just me?” I will admit though I do need steady practice again to hone it to where I was a few years ago. After the hearing loss in my right ear it’s been a struggle /w/ confidence & ability, but I got to do this & I am a perfectionist.

On the instrument front I literally dick off on guitar (I do not know how to play really), I have made some interesting pieces of somewhat music on guitars though. Someday I’m meaning to have Dio teach me a few things.

15. When you guys are not working on new music or band promotions what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Jordan: Well lately I’m bombarded by work. I usually enjoy lifting weights, seeing shows, reading, eating out at restaurants, relaxing watching horror movies or comedies or just weird movies /w/ my girlfriend. Playing /w/ moms dogs is awesome; it’s a damn kennel up there. I like being creative, drawing or customizing masks. Speaking of shows, I just recently saw Yakuza, 1349, & Triptykon. I met people from every band & all of Triptykon (including the legendary Tom G Warrior). It was amazing. It was pure inspiration. What a great genuine person he is. Very joking & humble yet so serious about his work, & immensely intelligent. I’m going to see Goatwhore & Watain this Saturday.

16. Well Jordan we have reached the end of the interview. Thank you for taking the time to fill out this interview, good luck with the Mary's Abortion future releases!! Do you have any final comments for the readers?

Jordan: Thank you for conducting this interview, Patrick. Allowing me to blabber & ramble at great lengths! Ha ha ha! Uhm, final comments would be to check us out online at either of our pages ( www.facebook.com/marysabortion & www.myspace.com/marysabortion) for news about the album, the line up & for new music. Those pages are the most frequently updated. Also, never let anyone judge for you. Whether it be music or especially religious beliefs. Be your own person. Be your own God & shape the world around you to your liking. Thanks everyone who took the time to read this. Looking forward to communicating /w/ you all!

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Monday, December 6, 2010

New reviews for 12-6-2010

after a small delay having to deal with too much work,and being sick for about 2 weeks i FINALLY Have been able to post up some new reviews.i PROMISE to all bands and labels that have sent me promo's the 4-5 weeks your REVIEWS WILL BE POSTED ASAP!!. i am finally back on track so i hope to be able to write and post new reviews within the next week or two.
also as some of you may or may not know {depending if u use myspace or not} they have been going through some changes and some of my emails have not been sent and some ppl. have told me they sent me emails and i never recieved them. so below is my outside email. if you are a band or label interested in a GUARANTEED review and possible interview please get in touch!!! {i am sorry but at this time i can only accept PHYSICAL promo's cd,cdr and casette tapes,NO Digital at this time maybe in the future}
finally!!! i recently found a new social-networking site similar to the old myspace 1.0 with the help of my good friend ed {http://www.doommantia.com } a new page was made up for W.torment if the site really sticks to their true vision i think this will be a great place for u/g metal bands,labels,zines,poets etc,etc. to communicate below is the address if any of you would like to check it out and join }
friendburst dot.com is the name of the site....

ok i think this is all of the "updates" for now again my apoligies to all the bands and labels and good friends/supporters who have waited for the reviews. enjoy and keep the flames of metal burning bright!!!
patrick and winter torment web-zine
http://www.myspace.com/winter_torment {not sure how much longer i will use this so pls.don't email me on there thanks!!}
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astel oscora--eridan cd {grailight prod.}{reviewed by patrick}
grailight prod. unleash another masterpiece of atmospheric black metal upon the unexpecting underground.this time it is moscow's astel oscora who do a wonderful job of combining the elements of fast,yet atmospheric black metal with some epic guitars and well-done guitar and drum structures. astel oscora is a band that will please any and all fans of well-played atmospheric black metal.defintly worth checking out.
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Anguished--cold cd {hammer of hate rec.}{reviewed by patrick}
one-man bands are nothing new in the metal world. but one-woman black metal bands are something you don't see or hear everyday.well that is not stopping "possessed demoness"{vocals,instruments} with the help of session-drummer mental penetrator.demoness has created some amazing dark raw old-school black metal that has both a nice mixture of early 90's norse black metal and also some dark touches of today's suicidal,depressing black metal for a sound that is all her own.the music never strays to far out of the mid-paced sound or range.and as i am sure of you are wondering does demoness demonic vocals fit the dark satanic music created? in a word yes.demoness has some of the best and most chilling screams and shrieks and are a perfect match for the music.if you are a fan of cold,dark raw black metal be sure to check out anguished's debut "cold" as soon as possible.
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blackthorn-araneum cd {musica prod.}{reviewed by patrick}
moscow's own blackthorn are an all-female metal band mixing in the faster more up-beat atmospheric with some elements of progressive and even death metal into their mix.starting off with a haunting,dark guitar and whispery female vocal pattern.blackthorn quickly launch into a faster and epic metal style and approach.the guitars are flawless and executed nicely never missing a riff or solo.equally the drumming is just as good.the drummer ranges from mid-tempo to the galloping heavy metal style of the eighties and has some well-done solo's and drum patterns of her own.the vocals are mainly sung in a powerful,yet beautiful soprano style with some deeper death metal growls mixed in with some of the bands heavier musical moments. fans of nightwish,{old}lacuna coil or female-fronted metal bands should check out blackthorn soon.

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drygva-son of mighty rod cd {grailight prod.}{reviewed by patrick}
drygva come out of belarus and have a different approach to metal than a few of the ther grailight bands i have heard.drygva play a majestic form of whirlwind fast black metal, but also have a huge folk music influence within their music. the music is played fairly fast and the guitars have a great sound with some amazing riffs and solo's drums are heavy and fast like metal drums should sound. but the band doesnt forget their folk roots using various folkish instruments mainly the flute which mixes in well with the bands more metalic moments.as if the band did not have enough going on the band also uses some keyboards within some of the songs.but the keyboards really work well for drygva adding another layer to the bands already full sound.drygva is a band that has defintly set the bar even higher for pagan black/folk bands and will leave all fans of this genre begging for more a masterpiece to say the least.

evangelivm--nightside of eden cd {hammer of hate rec.}{reviewed by patrick}
russia's evangelivm have unleashed one of the best black metal debuts to be heard in sometime.combining the powerful mid-paced drum beats and some ice-cold raw guitar riffs reminescent of early 90's norse black metal gods.but don't mistake this as evangelivm being just another clone band far from it.the duo also mix in some slower atmosphere parts and destructive satanic viciousness with more in your face brutality.the vocals are a mix between gruff spoken style vocals and growls.on a side note evangelivm are the first band outside of finland to EVER be signed and released through hammer of hate. and one listen to the great "nightside of eden" and you will understand why.
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gravewurm-blood of the pentagram cd {hells headbangers rec.}{reviewed by patrick}
gravewurm have been a major force within the deepest realm of the u.s black metal scene since 1990! considering most bands either disband after a few years/releases or completly change their style to fit into the current trend this is something gravewurm and their fans should be proud of.well on gravewurm's 7th and final release "blood of the pentagram" the band doesnt disapoint continuing on with the style and signature sound of muddy production,harsh razor-sharp guitars mid-paced drumming and demonic gruff,spoken word type of vocals that fit with gravewurm's dark mid-paced sound.this is band you will either love or hate as they stick to their guns and create music they like/enjoy and not what's the trend of the month. fans of {old} goatlord,beherit,even some varathron influence can be heard will love gravewurm's final assult on the underground.
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jumalhamara-resignaatio cd {ahdistuksen aihio prod.}{reviewed by patrick}
this is my first encounter with this finnish band.and i will begin by saying it is almost impossible to put this band into one specific genre of music.their are song passages with the more primitive harsh/noisy black metal but in the next instance the band will go the opposite directon and have a more controlled,melodic music with well-sung clean male vocals and some chants. this is a band you will have to decide for yourself as it is extremly varied in styles and sound. i enjoyed some songs and some not so much. but i would recomend fans of the newer generation of expiremental black metal with a wide-variety of influences might want to give this band a try.
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kommandant-kontakt e.p {planet metal}{reviewed by patrick}
kommandant are a violent u.s war/black metal force that has flown under the radar for sometime. but with this new e.p i look for them to take the scene by storm! starting with a short intro of harsh-noise piercing guitars the band wastes no time in attacking the listener with a barrage of blasting drums.ear-shattering guitar chords and some of the sickest,most vile black metal vocals to be recorded onto a cd!the band is not all noise as kommandant have moments of eerie uneasiness with slower-mid paced guitars and drums before attacking the listener with unmerciful violence and precision.as mentioned the vocals are harsh blackend metal screams but also seems to have a slight industrial tinge in some areas and fits perfectly with the bands depraved blackend war metal sound. fans of black/war metal will want to check this band out asap!!
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malhkebre-prostration Mcd {ahdistuksenaihio prod.}{reviewed by patrick}
ahh this is the type of black metal i got into in the first place and defintly my favorite out of all the black metal sub-genres. violent,brutal and fast. the french masters malhkebre have made a good cd showcasing the bands talent to create insane,violent and frenzied black metal but also adds a touch of class and originality as to not to fall into oblivion amongst all the other bands playing this style.the guitars are well-played and even has some memorable solo's and riffs entertwined with the violent and straight-forward drumming and a combination of demonic shrieks,and growls all the elements fit perfectly into malhkehbre's brutal sound and approach to black metal. fans of straight-forward black metal will want to check this band out asap.
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maniac butcher-masakr cd {negative existence}{reviewed by patrick}
the deranged psycho's of the legendary maniac butcher return once again!! after a long 10 yrs. of silence with maskr. well does maskr hold up to past maniac butcher classics of the past? in a word yes! maskr is 6 songs of pure hate and agrression done only as these czech hate-mongers can do.raw,whirlwind and scratchy guitars flow over a pounding barrage of blasting drums.the vocals are pure evil shrieks and screams of black metal insanity and fit nicely with the bands ugly,raw sound. long time fans of maniac butcher should not be disapointed at all. and if you are new to this band and enjoy raw,ugly violent black metal done the old-school way this is a good way to introduce yourself to this legendary czech band.
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mizantropia-along the lonesome alleys cd {grailight prod.}{reviewed by patrick}
mizantropia are a decent band playing atmospheric straight-forward black metal.the music iies more in the realm of aggressive and straight forward black metal genre than most who play this style.with razor-sharp guitar chords and insane blasting drums.the band is not all cold,harsh black metal as their are moments of somber,melodic guitar passages and some chanting.the vocals are sung female-soprano vocals and also some chanting in some songs.the vocals are sung in the bands native language and add an extra element of beauty to the bands dark,violent sound. if you enjoy fast,aggressive black metal with some atmospheric moments then mizantropia might be a band you will enjoy.
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Neron kaiser-magnum incendium cd {grailight prod.}{reviewed by patrick}
neron kaiser hails from the mighty russian-underground scene. i was lucky enough to recieve this dark masterpiece in the promo pace from grailight prod.i use the word lucky because neron kaiser have released one of the best black metal releases of 2010!! neron kaiser seem to focus more on the brutal,straight-forward black metal sound and approach the band has some dark atmosphere entertwined within their musical sound.the band as mentioned are more brutal,violent sounding then some of grailight other bands i have heard but each member is a master musician and can play their instrument with both class and brutality {not an easy task} the band also uses a keyboardist but to be honest the keyboards actually help add another layer of darkness to the bands sound. neron kaiser is probably my favorite band that i have heard from grailight prod. if you enjoy brutal,dark black metal with some class then defintly find this release now!!
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ruthless order-awakend witness of nascence cd {grailight prod.}{reviewed by patrick}
well i knew it was bout to happen with all labels {no matter which metal/music genre it may be} has one or two bands that really don't stand out that good. and grailight's comes in the form of ruthless order the band tries to mix in old-school heavy metal and some touches of newer death metal.musically the band is ok and does a decent job of trying to combine the metal genres together. the vocals on the other hand need alot of work!! some death growls,and a clean metal vocalist doing a god-awful attempt at king diamond mixed with rob halford {2 of the GREATEST vocals ever} and those 2 vocalist are near impossible to copy and make it sound good. overall i would say pass on ruthless order and check out some of grailight prod. many other great bands.
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torsense--world of harmony,without you cd {grailight prod.}{reviewed by patrick}
i believe with more quality releases like this one from russia's torsense grailight prod.has the potential to be a great and lasting label within the atmospheric black metal underground scene.where as label mates neron kaiser were more straight-forward and punishing in their approach.torsense is has a more complex,epic and atmospheric approach to their craft.starting off with a faster more upbeat approach the band quickly settles into a more melodic sound.but torsense while still heavily into the atmospheric metal are not afraid to stray off into the more aggressive and somewhat brutal land of metal.the bands two-biggest gems are the use of keyboards {yes i know this is probably the most over-used instrument in black metal nowadays} which are played with complex and brillance and only add another layer to torsense's amazing sound.and the second are the amazing female,sopranao vocalist which matches the ever-changing tempo of the music and adds a nice change to the more gruff,male vocals.

valoton--beastificate cd {hammer of hate rec.}{reviewed by patrick}
finland's valoton unlea some of the most barbaric and satanic black metal to be heard. the other bands/promo's i have heard from h.o.h have their dark and satanic side but valoton wastes no time in unleashing ferocious black metal blast beats, and razor-sharp guitar riffs that will cut the listener right to the bone.the vocals are just as brutal with demonic shrieks and screams but their are also a few times when the band uses clean vocal patterns.the production is a perfect match while not using the over-produced or polished sound of so many of todays bands{personally i feel this destroys black metal's essence and true darkend sound} but not using the lo-fi raw for the sake of being raw either.fans of the more violent straight-forward black metal will not want to miss valoton's newest release.
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vitsaus-sielunmessu cd {hammer of hate rec.}{reviewed by patrick}
vitsaus are a two-man band from the depths of the finnish black metal underground.the band plays straight-forward early 90's norse style black metal.the music is ok but to be truthful the band is not really breaking any new ground and with so many bands out in the scene playing this style i am not sure vitsaus will ever get noticed outside of the hammer of hate circle.this is a band that only appeal to the black metal purist of the underground.

weapon-from the devils tomb cd {the ajna offensive}{reviewed by patrick}
canada's weapon are back with their second release of blackend death metal.the band does a good job of mixing in early morbid angel style guitars with some melodic and acoustic parts {without compromising their dark brutal sound} the band also strikes with some thicker,heavier guitar riffs and a fierce pounding drums to add the death metal element into the bands dark sound only adding to weapon's sick,dark sound of blackend death metal.this is a great release and well worth anyone and everyones attention who enjoys dark,brutal blackend death metal weapon won't disapoint!
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