Sunday, July 28, 2013

Interview with D.J Hellpreacher Johnny of Merciless Onslaught&Pestilential Rites done by Patrick 7-28-13

Metal Hails!!
Here is a interview I have conducted with a guy from Texas d.j HellPreacher Johnny! who does the radio shows "Merciless Onslaught"{which is a mix of black,death,thrash and random styles} and a second show called "Pestilential Rites" {which is mainly supports old-school black metal!!!} both are excellent shows and can be heard on Brutal Existence Radio you can get the show times for the shows as well many other of BER'S shows at the BER web-site. {Link at bottom of interview!}
hope you all enjoy the interview,keep supporting the true warriors of the underground scene
Patrick







1.Metal hails Johnny! thanks for taking the time to do this interview with me.How is life treating you in Texas? Please tell the readers little about yourself.



Hey Patrick, no problem glad to do an interview. Life in Texas is hot as fuck! but still fucking great. Well I'm HellPreacher from San Antonio. TX and I host 2 shows on Brutal Existence Radio and always looking for killer bands to play on them.









2.When did you first discover the music we all know and love known as metal? Was it long until you discovered the underground?



Damn discover wouldn't be the word cause my family kind of played lots of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Mercyful Fate etc. etc. my whole life including lots of other non metal stuff as well but the metal was always there so I guess we can go with 8 years old when I first got an Unleashed in the East cassette from my uncle for my birthday. It took me awhile to dig deeper for other killer shit probably about 5 years or so. Think listening to a college radio show called Thursday Night Metal Show helped me with some bands.





3.Who were some of the first metal bands that you discovered? Who are some of your current favorite bands?



Hmm was already listening to the usual growing up like Deep Purple, Celtic Frost, Mercyful Fate, Venom, Metal Church, Motorhead so on and so on but out on my own venture searching for bands at local record shops I found bands like At War, Nuclear Assault, Satan, Hallows Eve and of course Sodom, Destruction & Kreator. As for current favorite bands just too many to list but here are a few: Witchaven, Ketzer, Power From Hell, Mongrel's Cross, Weaponizer, Whipstriker, Bestial Holocaust, Moon, Children of Technology man I could just keep listing bands but I'll stop there. People will have to just tune into my shows for more of my favorites.






4.I believe you told me this August will be the third year anniversary for your show "Merciless Onslaught" on Brutal Existence Radio. What gave you the idea to try your hand at being a radio dj?Is Merciless Onslaught your first show? How did you come across Brutal Existence Radio?





Yes you're correct, August 13 marks my 3rd year with Brutal Existence Radio and is my first ever show. Earlier I mentioned that Thursday Night Metal Show on KSYM (college radio) well at that time Tone Control was DJing and he played so much great bands, made me want to do the same and now I am but Jeff Wirth from the band Iniquitous is the one that helped with pushing me to do a show. He introduced me to Brutal Existence Radio in 2010 and said I should DJ for them, I was always promoting bands on my "Band of the Day" no one even heard of so doing the DJ thing would help spread the bands I liked to others that enjoy blasting killer metal at maximum volume. Didn't even listen to any online radio ever but BER just had me hooked with its awesomeness I had to do a show.







5.For the readers who have never had the chance to hear Merciless Onslaught yet what styles of metal do you mainly play on your show?



Anyone that hasn't heard my show yet I play almost every style of music either it be Black, Death, Thrash, Grind, Doom, Hardcore etc. etc. but mainly I play a lot of Black/Thrash Death & Thrash you know to give that true punch to the face a Merciless Onslaught haha!








6.Also on Merciless Onslaught you have a really cool segment where you pick a "classic" demo and play it in it's entirety when did you start doing this? How has the response been so far? Who are some bands you have featured so far?





Yeah just recently decided to do that segment on the Onslut, started on June 21st but did play some last year (Sextrash & Incubus). So far its been old demos but I will also be featuring new bands, already did Womanthrower but that was before the segment. It has been good response so far since some demos you can't find online anymore and listeners rare shit. As this demo feature continues the rarer the demos and EPs get. So far I've only featured Fleshgrind, Corpse Molestation, Vader, Hobbs' Angel of Death & Preacher







7.In your opinion what makes a good radio show? And what would you say are the easiest and the hardest things about running your radio shows?



Good radio show huh? um I wouldn't know since I have a shitty radio show but I guess it depends on what type of show you do, DJ probably has to be funny and interesting and talk about the band with info on tours new albums and whatnot be the news for the listeners that are too lazy to search haha! Easiest thing doing my show is waiting for it to start and hardest would be preparing and talking on air cause I really don't like to talk (yes I don't like talking but became a radio DJ){ha,ha Johnny I agree I Hate Talking as well so that's why I do zines-patrick this is why you get more music and less of me talking. oh also uploading the show is a bitch sometimes hahah!!





8.Would you have any advice for anyone who might be thinking of trying to start up their own radio show sometime soon?



Not really but only start a show if you want to really do a show cause I've seen so many shows come and go and I've only done this for 3 years, most couldn't do it every week and they just end up quitting oh yeah also have a big collection of music not just a couple albums everyone already has.






9.Besides Merciless Onslaught you have a second show dedicated to old-school,pure black metal "Pestilential Rites".When did you start up this show?How has the response been so far?



Yeah the second show lol Pestilential Rites is the Black Metal show I decided to do cause I wanted to play the long ass 15 minute songs I didn't want to play on the Onslaught and perfect time cause it was last year right before my 2nd year anniversary when it started it as a gift to myself (being a dumbass). Turns out people really love the show and I'm surprised they did cause I wasn't playing anything too special just some killer BM songs new and old. It has given the bands Moon & Torture Chain new fans as those two are the most requested besides USBM songs from Rubin (Blitzkrieg in the chat) who has been there for all the shows.

I like to point out that Pestilential Rites will have an end cause I write down my playlists in a 70 sheet notebook and decided once the notebook is full I would end it. Right now as I do this interview 30 pages remain. Oh yeah last episode will be a 12 hour Ritual so don't want to miss that.



10.If any bands or labels are reading this and are interested in possibly submitting promo's for air-play where can they send it?



bands and labels can send an email to me at hellpreacher@brutalexistenceradio.com

this also goes to anyone that wants links and playlists to my shows or info on bands I played







11.You live in the great state of Texas which has always had a great metal scene for both black and death metal scenes.But I was wondering what is your opinion of your states current metal scene?





Yep we have some of the most killer bands but usually always overlooked just like the old school Texas bands. Current metal scene in Texas is getting stronger with Houston putting out some of the most killer bands today, local shows seem to have a little less people than before cause of all their drama bullshit but hey less fun for you and more fun for me, also people should not get scared when a circle pit breaks out you fucking pussies. As I'm always told "Texas scene in the 80s was the best and will never be like that again".








12.Who are some of your all time favorite Texas bands?Any new texas bands you feel the readers should keep an eye out for?








All time favorite TX bands for me would be Hellpreacher, Morbid Scream, Absu, S.A. Slayer, Fearless Iranians From Hell, Blood Spill, D.R.I., Apocalyptic Horror, Imprecation, Death Tripper, Militia and of course Necrovore!

For newer TX bands you sluts are going to like if you haven't yet heard checkout Plutonian Shore, Hod, Sturmgewehr, Emperial Massacre, H.R.A., Birth A.D., Morgengrau, Burial Shroud, Flesh Hoarder, Vaginal Bear Trap, Steel Bearing Hand, Hexlust & Satanik Goat Ritual. I know I could keep naming lots of bands cause we have TONS of them and if anyone wants more Texas bands just hit me up and I can continue this list.





13.In your opinion what is the best and the worst thing about the underground today? And what does the term underground metal mean to you?





Best and Worst thing today is the INTERNET, yes we can find and hear bands faster than before but just like that they won't be "underground" you also get people trying to follow a trend and fit in with the crowd and thats not Metal at all. Underground is lost to the hipsters lol I don't know just seems like underground means shit and will be for awhile as nunthing is truly "underground". To me its a person underground metalhead the ones that are at every fucking show either it be a local show, house show, mini fest in a shitty venue not complaining about anything and just living and blasting music, Fuck Everything and Fuck Everyone








14.When you need to take a break from your radio-shows and th net. what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?






Always listening to music on spare time, going to shows every time and playing Battlefield cause I like being antisocial most of the time. Friend of mine takes me hiking, those were cool times but fucking get tired going uphill. Getting back on drums to kick some ass soon I hope as that will be something to talk about next time.







15.Well Johnny thank you again for filling this out hope it wasn't too long for you? do you have any final comments for the readers?





No problem bro I probably could have kept going on some questions but I would go off topic haha! I had final comments but I forgoat what I was going to say so checkout Brutal Existence Radio and my show and hear some killers bands you might have not heard before and also the Merciless Onslaught facebook page for a new site TBA where everything from Merciless Onslaught, Pestilential Rites & Merciless Models will be at together in one place. Thanks again and everyone keep on desecrating.





to contact Hellpreacher Johnny via email

hellpreacher@brutalexistenceradio.com





to get the Show-times for Both of Johnny's great shows {as well as many others} check out the "official" Brutal Existence Radio web-site.

http://www.brutalexistenceradio.com/

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

New Reviews for 7-23-13

Metal Hails!!
Here is a breand new batch of metal reviews for you all to check out. There is some real metal gems and great releases this time around {I think anyways} so if you see anything you think or that looks like something is your type of music. Defintly check out the label site and buy the release and help support the scene and band and labels.
enjoy the reviews and the recent interviews and as always thanks to all who support,and check out the zine!!
Regards,
Patrick






Crocell-Come Forth cd {Metal Hell Records}
This is Crocell's third cd {and my first encounter with them} and what a impressive death metal release crocell has unleashed to the fans.Nine tracks of brutal,straight forward death metal fast thunderous drums that are played with a lot precision and skill while being played inhuman speeds and some crazy drum patterns.The guitarists are extremely tight keeping up with the drums playing at whirlwind fast riffs and some solo's their are some mid-tempo breaks to keep the listeners attention but the mid-pace guitars and drums only last for a short time before the band attacks with another brutal barrage of brutal fast guitars and pounding drums.The vocals are death growls with some raspy shrieks and screams mixed in with the deeper growls.This is some really good death metal and well worth checking out if you enjoy fast,straight forward death metal!
Label contact

www.metalhellrecords.com




Dying Messiah-Heinous Spectacle Of Mutilation cd{Demon Possessed Rec.}
California's Dying Messiah return with a new full-length release fifteen tracks of short {2-3 minute} songs of thrashing and raw death/thrashing mayhem.Intense raw thrashing guitars with some really well played solo's and guitar patterns.Richard's vocals are a mix of deep angry growls and and some psyschotic sounding screams that Richard pulls off both vocal patterns extremely nicely. Production wise it reminds of the demo's of the late eighties,early ninties when production in metal was still raw,ugly but at the same listenable.If you enjoy raw,energetic thrashing death metal with a hint of brutality within the guitars then defintily give Dying Messiah a chance this will be worth the money you spend.

Band contact

http://www.dyingmessiah.yolasite.com/







Huntress-Starbound Beast cd {Napalm Rec.}

Huntress are back for the attack with their follow up to 2012's spelleater.Starting off with some amazing guitar riffs and solo's that really embrace the traditional heavy metal feeling and sound but also have some aggressive fury of thrash mixed in.The drumming is dead on with mid-paced beats that are aggressive with some faster parts but never stray to far from the mid-paced realm and extremely well played. Jill's vocal range is a split aggressive screaming,high pitch shriek and a more melodic lower scream and both vocal patterns sound very well and fit Huntress's music nicely.If you enjoyed Spelleater you will love Starbound Beast but if you missed and enjoy aggrsessive heavy metal with some thrash influenc defintly check Huntress soon.


Label contact

www.napalmrecords.com









King Carnage-Ounce Of Mercy cd {Bad God Music}

California's King Carnage release their debut through the underground label Bad God Music.King Carnage is a one man band featuring The Left Hand Path {vocals,all instruments} musicially it's straight forward death metal that raw and vicious sounding.Thunderous guitar riffs with some faster,noisey riffs and heavy mid-paced drums.vocals are deep death growls.Ounce Of Mercy is not the worst I've ever heard but truthfully it's not that memorable either maybe if Left Hand Path brought in some sessions members or something for next King Carnage release it might help.It is only the debut of King Carnage so will be interesting to see where he goes from here.

Label Contact

www.badgodmusic.com







Manegarm-Legions Of The North cd {Napalm Rec.}

Sweden's Manegarm have released their seventh masterpiece of Viking,Pagan black metal.The band has plenty of crazed Swedish black metal influence as well their is plenty of melodic,epic moments within the insane blackend moments to make Legions Of The North great release.Starting off with a melodic intro the band then kicks off with some violent blackend guitars and furious drums and violent screams.Manegarm does like to keep to changing as their are some melodic clean vocal patterns and even has some acoustic guitars and violins in some of the songs which really adds a nice atmosphere and diversity to the viciousness of the blackness and melodic atmosphere.Manegarm never stays in one musical sound for too long as the beautiful atmosphere usually lasts a minute or two before the guitars and drum begin to blast and screech with grim chords and blast beats.The vocals are shared between blackend demon shrieks and clean male singing and both fit nicely together and with the music. If your a fan of Pagan,viking,black metal then defintly check out the newest release from Manegarm you won't be disappointed you did.

Label Contact

www.napalmrecords.com







Paria-Surreal Satanist cd {World Terror Committee prod.}

Germany's Paria are a new band to my ears but have been around the underground scene for quite a few years releasing a few demo's and cd's.Surreal Satanist is the bands third full length the band is vicious barbaric black metal with no comprimises just the way black metal should be played.Extremly fast whirlwind guitars that have some heaviness to them and also some solo's while not loosing any of the blackend feel or rawness The band is not all about vicious speed as their are some breaks and mid-paced guitars and drums.Drummer has a lot of skill and knows how to play whether it's violenty crazed speeds or more calmed and controlled speeds the drumming is right in tune with the guitarist. The vocals are harsh screams,sick blackend screams and fit Paria's black metal style perfectly.If your new to this band and wanna hear some vicious uncompromising black metal you will not hear any better then Paria.

Label contact

www.w-t-c.org











Sargeist--The Rebirth Of A Cursed Existence cd {World Terror Committee prod.}

One of my favorite black metal bands from the finnish black metal underground.The Rebirth Of A Cursed Existence is seventy two minutes of raw,vicious satanic black metal that only the masters can provide.Fourteen rare tracks from Sargeist's vault originally released on vinyl's,cassettes, or compiliation songs used over the years.I have been a fan of this great bands music over the years which has never changed or let me down traditional,raw vicious black metal.Thin screechy fast guitars that are played with a lot of extreme cold and hateful riffs but also has a lot of talent mixed in with the hateful blasphemy.Drumming is precise and chaotic at the same time going from mid-pace to all-out blasting assaults on the drum kit.Sargeist are one of the best black metal band ever to be unleashed into the scene and thanks to the great W.T.C label you know have a chance to own some of the bands hardest material to find. Highly Recommended to all Sargeist fans and anyone into classic raw,hateful black metal.

Label contact

www.w-t-c.org











SpeedTrap-Powerdose cd/LP {Svart records}

Finland's Speedtrap have released a very impressive debut cd .Eight tracks of Motorhead inspired metal mixed with some old-school rockNroll influences and even some classice punk rock in a few tracks can be heard.Extremly energetic and fast guitar riffs and some catchy solo's throughout. The drummer is really good keeping it energetic and hyper with some catchy fast, blast beats.The band even slows it down and has a bluesy rockNroll feel on the song "Out Of Time,Out Of Line".If your looking for high-energy catchy motorhead style metal/rock with some hints of thrash and punk you should check out Speedtrap's excellent debut.

Label Contact

www.svartrecords.com







Temple Of The Void-MMXIII Demo cassette {Til You Fucking Bleed Prod.}

Detroit's Temple Of The Void is a new death,doom band from the bowels of the underground.The band embraces all the influences that makes doom/death great mixing stripped sown slow,heavy riffs with crushing slow to mid pace drums that are done amazing.But the guitars are what truly shine through on this demo release with some heavy slow riffs but also playing mid-paced to keep it interesting and adding a few extremely well done solo's.The vocals are deep,death growls and violent screams of pain {the person screaming seriously sounds like their in pain but it fits Temple Of The Void's music beautifully} the band does a great job of mixing traditional heavy doom with old-school death metal and making it a sound all of their own.I can see this band being big in the underground someday defintly get this if you enjoy the styles mentioned I believe Til You Fucking Bleed Prod. has released the cassette and the band might have a cdr version but i'm not sure if any are left so defintly don't waste any time and get this dark gem today!

Label contact

http://www.tillyoufukkinbleed.blogspot.com

Band contact

www.templeofvoid.bandcamp.com







Tengger Cavalry-The Expedition cd {Metal Hell Rec.}

China's Tengger cavalry have released their newest offering a masterpiece that blends heavy metal and folk music together.Tengger Cavalry do a outstanding job of mixing somber,beautiful folk music featuring violins,and slow to mid paced guitars to the more aggressive thrashing and solo's that the band has to offer.the drums are done extremely fast with some complex patterns yet done flawless and to perfection.The vocals are violent screams except for a couple of the more melodic folk tracks where a clean male singer is used and both vocal patterns are done nicely.If you enjoy folk metal type of bands and have never heard Tengger Cavalry I would defintly suggest checking them out.

Label contact

www.metalhellrecords.com







Uvikra--BI cd {Bad God Music}

I remember hearing this one man bands self-titled 2010 debut and liking it a lot looking over the bands page and bio it looks like main man Loikav{vocals,all instruments} has kept fairly busy with releases.BI is Uvikra's 2nd release originally only a digital relase Bad God Music has re-released the great release for the listeners who enjoy progressive black metal.It is hard to put into words exactly what Uvikra sounds like or who they sound most like as Loikav likes to keep the pace changing with every song. Black metal is defintly the main influence but their is a lot of ambient and expirmental influences as well as progressive metal influence.Raw mid-tempo guitars with some faster riffs but never jumping over into the fast,violent realm of blackend death instead staying in the more mid-paced heavier side of metal.Loikav's vocals are death metal growls with some clean male screams intertwined within the growling vocals.This is probably not a release that will be enjoyed by everyone but I loved it and recommend it to any and all blackend death metal fans who enjoy bands that think outside the box and are not afraid to incorporate different elements and influences within their sound.

Label Contact

www.badgodmusic.com



Interview with Necrotic Disgorgement done by Patrick 7-23-13

Brutal Greetings!
Here is a interview I was really happy to do I have been a "fan" of Necrotic Disgorgement" for quite sometime and also of Ben's previous band Regurgitation {a great band if you are lucky enough to find their cd Tales of Necrophilia I highly recommend getting it!!}
anywhooo i'll shut up and let the man himself tell you about the history of Necrotic Disgorgement as well as their future and their current release "Documentaries Of Dementia" on the mighty Comatose Music!!
enjoy and keep it brutal and sick!!!
Patrick




Interview winth Ben Deskins guitarist,vocalsl for Necrotic Disgorgement done by Patrick





1.Metal hails Ben! how is life in Ohio treating you? Please introduce yourself to the readers.



Hi Patrick! Things are good right now… We just released our new album “Documentaries Of Dementia” on Comatose Music and response has been awesome, so now we’re just looking to promote the album and get the word out as much as possible.



2.I believe you started out in the underground in the legendary band Regurgitation.I believe the band only released one demo and a cd.Why did the band end up calling it quits after such a short time?





We just had too many lineup changes, and with new members in the band the sound had progressed to sound like a new band. I always considered Regurgitation to be the lineup on the “Tales Of Necrophilia” album, so when that changed we decided to change the band name as well…






3.How long after Regurgitation disbanded did you all form Necrotic Disgorgement? How did you guys come up with the name for the band?





Necrotic Disgorgement formed immediately after Regurgitation… We already had the lineup in place, with me, Tony, and Jason, so we just changed the name and kept the band going. We had the name Necrotic Disgorgement as a song title, and since we all liked the name, we just used it as the new name of the band.







4.I just read on the bands facebook that regurgitation played a reuion show at the Las Vegas death fest.how did the show go for the band?Was this the first time you all have played regurgitation songs live since breaking up? Any plans to do more Regurgitation shows in the future?







It went great! We played the whole “Tales Of Necrophilia” album from start to finish and the response was killer!!! It was the first time we had played a show with the “Tales…” lineup in 12 years, and it was like we never quit playing those songs. I’m sure we’ll do more shows in the future, but we live far apart from each other, so it’s hard to get together to practice so it’s not something that will happen often…







5.Necrotic Disgorgement just released their second cd "Documentaries Of Dementia" through Comatose Music. How long did it take you guys to write and record the songs for this release? How has the response been from the press and the fans?







We wrote the album from like 2005 to 2010, and recorded it throughout 2012. We had a couple lineup changes over the last couple years too, so that held things up a bit. So far the response has been great! I think it’s a more brutal album than some people were expecting, so I think a lot of people were pleasantly surprised.







6.Does the band have any upcoming shows/tours in support of Documentaries Of Dementia? If yes where are some places you will be playing?







No tours but we do have a few shows booked and more in the works… We’re hoping we can finally make it over to Europe for this album!!!







7.I know Necrotic Disgorgement has played with a lot of great bands over the years but I was wondering who have been some of your favorite bands to share the stage with? If you could set up a "dream" show who are some bands{past or present} you would love tour/play with?





Yea we’ve been lucky enough to play shows with bands like Immolation, Euphoric Defilement, Coprocephlic, Dying Fetus, Blasphemer, Cerebral Effusion, Disma, Suffocation, Anal Blast, Sick, Malevolent Creation, Atrocious Abnormality, Incantation, Origin, and a ton of Others… We’ve never played a show with Broken Hope though, and since they’re one of my all time favorite bands I would love to do a show with them!











8.As previously mentioned the band has played a lot shows over the years are their any shows that stick out in your mind as the craziest or most insane ones? why what happened at the shows?







Probably some of my favorite shows was back in Regurgitation when we went to Texas and played at the Corpse Gristle Compound with Prophecy, Malthusia, Sintury, Putrilage, and Cephalic Carnage… We played there a few times and every time was a killer show! Place was small and people were packed in like sardines and got almost dangerously intense when people were moshing… It was great times every time we played in Texas!!!!!








9.Ben you live in the great state of Ohio I remember back in the late 90's Ohio had a great brutal death metal scene and metal in general scene.What was your opinion of the scene back then?How is the scene going today still pretty strong?









Yea it’s still pretty decent. Columbus and Cincinnati are ok, but the best scenes in Ohio for brutal death metal are definitely Cleveland and Dayton! We’ve always had good shows when we play in either one of those cities... Things have really picked up over the last couple years in Cleveland and the turnout for shows there has been great!









10.Who are some of your all-time favorite bands from Ohio?Are their any new ones you think the readers should check out soon?







Definitely check out Forged In Gore!!! They’re a killer new band and features members of Regurgitation, and Limbsplitter is great too! Probably my favorite Ohio band is and always has been Embalmer, and they’re still going stronger than ever and staying true to brutality! Other great bands over the years has been Ton, Solidification, Heinous Killings, who I played guitar for from 2006-2008, Hemdale (although I only like their demo), Sodomized (they’re reunited now, and I think they’re finally gonna release their past demos on CD), Decrepit, Blood Coven, Fully Consumed, Doom Formation, and many more…










11.Coming back to the band you play guitars when did you first become interested in playing guitars?Are you self taught or did you take lessons when you were younger?







I’ve always had an interest in guitar since as far back as I can remember. I started playing seriously when I was about 13 years old. I’m self taught…





12.Who are some of your influences/favorite guitarist?Do you play any other instruments?







There are so many influences over the years it would be impossible to list them all but for my style of writing and playing I would say the first four Suffocation albums were a huge influence, also Broken Hope- The Bowels Of Repugnance album was a huge influence, the Dying Fetus demos and first couple albums, The first four Death albums, first two Cryptopsy albums, Torture Krypt, Pyrexia-Sermon Of Mockery album. Really brutal, well written albums like that made the biggest impact on me.









13.You also do some vocals in Necrotic Disgorgement is their anything special you do to keep your voice/throat healthy when recording or getting ready for a show? Who are some of your favorite singers/vocalists?







The only vocals I do now is just when we play live. Our vocalist Jimmy did all the vocals on our new album, I just do backup vocals live now, which is fine with me! I never really wanted to do vocals, I just did them in the past because we had no other choice. I don’t consider myself to be a vocalist, I’m just a guitarist that can do vocals… Jimmy is a true vocalist, he can do it all: highs, lows, mids, and everything in between. I like any vocalist that is brutal as fuck but not distasteful.







14.Well Ben thank you for taking the time to fill out this interview, do you have any final comments for the readers before we end the interview?







Thanx a lot for the interview Patrick!!! We appreciate the support and encourage all brutal bands and supporters of brutal bands to get in touch!!! We have our new album “Documentaries Of Dementia” available now through us or Comatose Music, and we also have album shirts, “Grotesque Skeletal Reconstruction” shirts, “Whiskey N’ Weed Induced Grind” shirts and other merchandise available at: www.necroticdisgorgement.com/bigcartel or contact us at: www.facebook.com/necrotic.disgorgement.official


to order a copy of Documentaries Of Dementia" go to the Comatose web-site.
www.comatosemusic.com

or go to Necrotic Disgorgement's Official Sites.
www.necroticdisgorgement.com/bigcartel

www.facebook.com/necrotic.disgorgement.official







Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Interview with Pete Flesh DeathTrip done by Patrick 7-17-13

Here is a new interview with Pete Flesh {who some may know from his previous bands Maze Of Torment,deciever etc..} but started Flesh {which he recently changed to the pete flesh deathtrip.If you enjoy Swedish death/black metal with some thrash influence you should defintly check this great band out soon!!
regards
Patrick



Interview with Pete Flesh vocals,guitarist,bassist for The Pete Flesh Deathtrip done by Patrick.





1.Metal Hails Pete! how are things going in Sweden? Thanks a lot for taking the time to fill out this interview with me. Please tell the readers a little about yourself.




- Hails! No problem. Just fine here, some weeks left at work before vacation. Taking the time at breaks doing some interviews. Nothing special about me. Just trying to reach my creative visions and keep developing my views. My past as a musician comes from Maze of Torment, Deceiver, Thrown etc.





2.When did you first become interested in playing music?When did you first start playing the guitars and bass?



- I got interested in playing guitar when I was around 10 years old. Maybe took 3 lessons before I got bored and started to do own stuff. Today, I regret that I stopped with the lessons, I´m totally worthless when it comes to theory stuff. I started my first band when I was 14, called Leprost. I played bass in a band called Embryo around ´91. The demo we did is now out as a split vinyl. I bloody love to play the bass on my albums. Like on the guitar I´m worthless when it comes to theory, but it’s cool to find your own way and type of playing.





3.Are you self taught or did you take lessons when you first started playing these instruments?Who are some of your influences/favorite musicians?



- I have a bunch of favorites, but my first must have been Ace Frehley and Jay Jay French. Then people like Blackie Lawless, Randy Rhoads and Ritchie Blackmore got me hooked, both as musicians and songwriters. I also in an early age got obsessed by Pink Floyd and David Gilmour. Not to forget Fast Eddie Clark, KK Downing/Tipton, Cronos, Uli Jon Roth, Mille, Dave Murray, Michael Denner etc. When it comes to the harder stuff, I must mention Chuch Schuldiner, Darren Travis, Jeff Hanneman, Jon Nödtveidt and Quorthon. Also the early Metallica with Cliff Burton was an big inpact.





4.You also do vocals for some of the songs on "Mortui Vivos Docent" When did you start singing? Is their anything special you do to keep your throat/vocals healthy when recording songs for a release?




- It´s the first time I have shared the vocals on this project with someone else, I sing on half of the album. The first time I tried it out was when I recorded the first album "Dödsångest". The idea was that someone else was going to sing, so first it was only meant to be pre-track vocals. But for some reasons I kept it, it got more personal, more original in a way. As I never rehearse like a usual band; I more get in a more mental mood. Doing throat exercises in my car just driving around and scream along must look funny. When I get in front of the mic, I just disappear mentally.





5.When did you get the idea to form the band/project "The Pete Flesh Deathtrip? The band was formely known as simply Flesh why did you decide to change the name after a few years?




- The idea to it was already laid during the last Maze of Torment years. But the day Chuck/Death died I decided to really do it. He has always been a big influence to me, not just when it comes to the music, as a person as well. Just follow what you want to do and don´t give a shit what others think. People like Chuck have always inspired me, whatever their craft - writers, painters, artists; those who follow their own path. As I only would do music/lyrics for T.P.F.D.T from now on it would be a "wider" place for influences. If I did for example a more Black Sabbath sounding riff before I would use it in Thrown. Now I use anything I want, no genre thinking at all, as long as it serves its purpose and atmosphere for the song. I try more to capture different feelings and atmospheres than that I would sit down with the guitar and think "let’s do a Death Metal riff". I have more or less always been like that, nothing new with that, only that I maybe now feature stuff that was more selective for different stuff before.





6.Pete you recently released your fourth release"Mortui Vivos Docent" through Pulverised Rec. how long did it take you to write the songs for this release?




- It was a very long process to get this album done and released, around 5 years together with the writing process. I was used to release at least one album a year with my old bands. But this was good for me, to get an restart. I feel more creative than ever before, and in my point, I have more focus and balance in the stuff I´m doing.





7.When you begin working on a new song how long does it usually take you to complete? Which usually comes first the music or lyrics? What are some topics/subjects you usually write about in your lyrics?




- That differs a lot. Some songs have a really long history with riffs I have been playing for a while, but haven’t found the right place for them. Sometimes you have a song done in two days. Most of the time, it’s the riff that comes to me first, but now and then a lyric line just comes up and I grab the guitar to write around that. I try to work more like that to get a better sense of balance and find new ways to arrange the songs. I´m the only one writing and arranging the material in T.P.F.D.T., so I have to experiment with different ways to develop the songs in order to keep things interesting for myself. I keep my lyrics in a reflecting way. They can be anything that I read, see or hear. For me it´s also important to add a personal touch as well. I´m not the best lyric writer, but it´s important for me that when I sing the listener can hear that there is some kind of thought behind it.





8.You are sole member of band {with the help of session drummer and vocalist} when you started The Pete Flesh Deathtrip did you want to work as a one man band or have you looked for more full-time members?



- There will never be any full-time members in T.P.F.D.T. The purpose behind it would lose its meaning then.





9.In the past you have been in such bands like Maze of Torment and Deciever so you you know the difference between working in a full band and alone in a one man band.So i was wondering what is your opinion what do feel is the advantges and disadvantges to being a one man band?



- The advantage is, of course, you don´t have any silly fights or arguements about songs and arrangements. Let say you have a member who never contributes to the song-writing (of course nothing wrong with that), then suddenly they have a riff and they must have it in a song. It doesn’t matter if it fits the song or not, it must be there because they have done something. That is fucking stupid. The importance of the song must always come first! I also hate this - "let’s drink some beer and do music like an hobby and discuss stuff that have nothing to do with the music". Don´t take me wrong, people and bands can do what they want and I´m sure I have some favorite bands that are like that, but for me, it doesn’t work. Music will never just be a hobby for me. This is not a place for me where I must be noticed for something else than the music. I will always do music, with or without a record deals, reviews or interviews. There are few disadvantages. If I need any opinion I have the producer or the current guest member to ask. They don´t get too close to the overall process though. When we work it´s full focus on the songs and trying to capture the idea I have.





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




- The worst must be this Facebook hysteria and the fucking like buttons. I don´t fucking care how many likes you have as a band. I get these requests sometimes from bands, "please like us on Facebook". But I have not heard your music man??? "Please like our site anyway". Do they even care if people listen to them? I would rather have 30 likes on my side that really are interested in my stuff than 5000 where half of them are forced to my site and don´t give a shit. Of course, it’s not wrong to promote your music and people can see that you exist, but I guess you get my point. Old Myspace was better in that sense. The best thing is that it´s easy to keep in contact and write people faster. Underground for me is where you support each other (not just push each other’s’ like buttons), where the music is more important than the commerce of it all. For me you can have success and still be underground, it’s all about the attitude and the way you think and how you got there.





11. You live in the great country of Sweden,everyone knows about the legendary Swedish metal scene. but i was curious what is your opinion of Sweden's metal scene?



- I don´t feel so involved, even if I still read zines and try to listen to some new stuff now and then. But I don´t feel like I´m in this kind of Swedish Metal scene community. I guess the scene is strong. There are some good new bands from the Death, Black and Thrash Metal scenes. You have stuff like Tribulation and Necrovation; that keeps it interesting.





12.Who are some of your all-time favorite Swedish metal bands? Are their any new metal bands that have impressed you and that you feel the readers should check out soon?



- Bathory, Merciless, Dissection, Candlemass, Grotesque, Tiamat. Single albums that have had a big importance - "Like an ever flowing stream" Dismember, "Left hand path" Entombed. Don´t know if they are so new, but Demonical is good Death Metal. Alfahanne, check out if you like Shining.





13.Besides bands who are some of your favorite Swedish fanzines and web-zines that you enjoy reading? In your opinion what makes a good zine?



- I enjoyed zines like Putrefaction, Metal Wire etc. But they are long gone dead. I also did a zine myself called Sadistic Bitch. I read bigger zines like Close-Up and Sweden Rock Magazine. Not so many printed underground zines left, not that I´m aware of anyway. Don´t have special web-zine from Sweden that I would say that I follow.





14.Well Pete we have reached the end of the interview thanks for taking the time to fill this out.Do you have any final comments for the readers before we finish the interview?



- Big thanx to you Patrick and the zine for the support, always appreciated! Anyone are welcome to contact me regarding more information about the album: facebook.com/peteflesh The album is now also up on Spotify and iTunes. Hail the King!


Monday, July 15, 2013

Interview with Revelation's Hammer done by Patrick 7-15-13

Greetings,
Hope everyone is having a good start to their week? here is a new interview I was lucky enough to get with a great new up and coming black metal band from the mighty Norwegian scene Revelation's Hammer pays tribute to the elder Norse gods influence but main-main/musician,writer Accuser is accomplished enough to write enough original material to keep the music of Revelation's Hammer original yet violent enough for all the black metal hordes to enjoy!!
so check out what out Accuser has to say then order the Self-titled debut cd from My Kingdom Music OR contact Revelation's Hammer directly and see if he has cd's left.
regards,and keep the flames of metal burning bright!!
Patrick and winter torment web-zine





Interview winter Accuser Vocals,All Instruments for Revelation's Hammer done by Patrick






Hails Accuser! How is life going in Norway? Please introduce yourself to the readers.






Salute Patrick! Thanks for your great interest in our revelation. Its okay in Norway, I guess. Quite busy with both personal projects and the music so the time goes pretty fast. To those of you who don't know who I am.. I'm Accuser, the force behind the Norwegian Black Metal band Revelation's Hammer. We have existed in the underground (partly as a one man band) since 2007, but due to various unfortunate events our first chapter didn't get released until June 3rd this year.









When did you first become interested in playing music? What was the first instrument you learned how to play?







I guess I started to get interested in not only listen to music, but to play it as well when I was about twelve years old. I took some guitar lessons even before that as well, but I guess I got bored and impatient with the "structural" and "slow" lessons, so I quitted. Then the interest returned when I started to learn playing guitar in a more natural way, by myself. So the guitar was the first instrument I've learned and the first one I bought was actually a classical one. I later got spelled by B.C. Rich's electrical guitars before ending up with a LTD.









What would you say was the easiest instrument for you to learn how to play? Which was the hardest to learn? Are their any instruments you have not yet learned you would like to learn how to play someday?









That's a bit of an unfair question to respond to, as I didn't try to learn the instruments I play at the same time. When you've already learned to play one instrument and/or got some experience within music it will of course get a lot easier to learn another one. Especially instruments connected to the same family, as the bass is in this case. So I guess that was the easiest instrument to learn because of my experience with the regular guitar.. Which by the way was probably the most difficult instrument to learn, as it was the first one I really focused on. And yes, of course there are a lot of different instruments I really can't play; there exists so many different kinds if you think a bit out of the "traditional rock band" theme. I've played a bit drums in my earlier days and owns a drum kit.. I guess I would probably improve my drumming if I were going to focus on "another" instrument.











When did you get the idea to form Revelation's Hammer? How did you come up with name for this band? For the readers who have never heard Revelation's Hammer's music how would you best describe it?











I was thinking of the idea for a long time as I grew up, but I guess I really decided in 2007 that this was what I was going to do. So I planned to write a full-length album, record it, maybe gather a live band and release my album as the first chapter of a greater truth. About our name, let's just say that the name embraced me as I explored my inner (ref: human) side and discovered the themes I wanted to base the concept on. Musically I would describe the album as pretty dark and powerful black metal disguised in a quite epic soundscape. Harsh, malevolent and hopefully creative.. I think it sounds both old school and modern at the same time, and it includes a lot of different layers and themes. Probably not the easiest black metal album to immediately understand, but that's how I personally prefer music. It has to be a bit challenging to give you a destined feeling. The absolute worst music in the world is truly boring music.








Revelation's Hammer recently released their debut self titled debut CD through My Kingdom Music. How did you come in contact with this great label? Happy with the job they have done so far?








I got in touch with label manager Francesco in November 2012 and started to discuss the possibilities of a collaboration. I didn't want to rush our negotiations as this was a really important decision for the band, so I continued to communicate with him in the next months to get to know him and the company better. March 15th became our official signing date and the album was going to be released in just a few months from then; June 3rd to be more accurate. Our teamwork is so far - so good, so I guess we'll see what the future brings.








How long did it take you to write the songs for the debut release? How has the response been from the press and the fans?









Some of the themes or ideas for our album is actually from as far back in time as 2006 (7 years ago), but I guess most of the musical compositions and arrangements were made between 2007 and 2009. So a bit now and then for a period of three years maybe.. I think I wrote most of the lyrics between 2009 and 2010. I'm quite overwhelmed by the response actually. A lot more people than expected seem to feel a certain interest to what we're up to, and even if I'm doing this for myself and my personal existence I must admit that it's quite honourable (even if I may like it or not). Most of the reviews from the press have been encouraging and positive, except for a few. But in a way, the bad ones feel even better, cause opposition only makes me stronger. Life is not meant to be a fairytale, and it's healthy to struggle.











Revelation's Hammer is a one-man band {with session drums being handled by Myrvoll} when you started the band did you plan to keep to keep it a one or two man band or would like to add a full band someday?












When I started the project I planned to gather a whole permanent band, but I didn't knew anyone I wanted to be a part of the project, so I started to develop the band alone. In 2008 I did in fact recruit this drummer Bergh, but because of several disagreements and complications, I switched him out with Myrvoll (NIDINGR) in 2009.. The difference was really that Myrvoll got involved to the project as a session drummer, and I think that made the whole thing a lot easier. He got his freedom, I got my decisions. Still I thought I were going to find other musicians to do the bass and the vocals on the album, but as me and Myrvoll rehearsed and recorded it got more and more obvious that I was going to do it myself. Now, I'm looking for live musicians so we can bring our revelation one step further, but it's unknown whether R.H will turn into a band with permanent members or simply use session and live members in the future. We'll see what happens. I'm not going to invite "anybody" into the inner circle. Everything needs to feel right.










If you had the opportunity to work with any musicians past or present who are some musicians you would love to work with?










As it's important for me to be on the same level as the musicians I work with, it's kind of hard to answer a question like that when you personally don't know them. But let's say if Erik Danielsson, Mortuus or Niklas Kvarforth wanted to contribute, I would at least be quite interested.










You also handle the great vocals for Revelation's Hammer when did you start singing? Who are some of your favourite singers? Do you do anything to keep your throat/voice healthy when not on working on new music?








As I really wasn't suppose to do the vocals on the album to begin with, I didn't do any serious vocal rehearsals until we started to record it in August 2010. And that was kind of my first real approach, as I've never sung in a band earlier. It was pretty hard to control the voice to begin with, but as I started to shape it and actually know what I was doing I began to feel quite comfortable with the role. That's also why I'm only going to do vocals on stage and use live guitarists. Of course, that doesn't mean that I'm not going to play guitar in R.H, but just not live. The three musicians mentioned in the previous question all have vocal styles I like. Otherwise, I would mention Jonas Raskolnikov Christiansen and Trondr Nefas, but they're both dead. Not right now, other than some whisky now and then, hehe. I guess it's more necessary before future events or recordings.











Everyone has their own opinion on what "black metal" means so I was interested in your opinion. What does "black metal" mean to you?











For me, black metal represents my visionary thoughts of the world, my view upon humanity and my personal development in life. It reflects my youth, my growth and my darker side. I use the music to unleash my dissatisfaction and hatred while I explore my inner beast.












Coming back to the band for a moment when you begin working on a new song how long does it usually take to complete a song? Which usually comes first the music or the lyrics? Where do you draw inspiration for your lyrics?











Regarding how long it takes to write a song really depends. Sometimes I get certain ideas I start to work on, before I'll stop to refresh my creativity.. Other times I write almost the whole song at once, but use more time on the details. I've always been very attracted to hidden elements and concealed messages in music, and try to include as many details as possible into the music. Whether I really write the music or the lyrics first doesn't matter, because I normally do it in two separate processes anyway. When I've written the music for some songs and arranged them musically, I look into the lyrics I've written separately and find the ones that fit into the musical arrangements. After some rearranging, the music and lyrics usually seem to fit nicely into each other. I guess you could say most of the lyrics are inspired by our world, our lies and our faith.











You live in the great country of Norway obviously everyone is familiar with the legendary Norwegian black metal scene. But I was wondering what is your opinion of the black metal scene in Norway?












The Norwegian black metal scene as it is known today started about 25 years ago, and developed rapidly in the early 90's. Of course, it's natural to blame certain events as the reason for Norway to build its strong reputation in the scene that early, but we did at the same time actually produce a lot of innovative and strong bands. As of today, it's not as it was in the early 90's by far, and I feel that the scene is kind of more divided than is used to be. Some of the "classical" bands as Mayhem are still doing their thing, while other bands are more or less dead or have changed their musical style completely. When it comes to the "new" scene I think there is a couple of good refreshments, but it's also very hard to stand out musically these days and not to create anything that have been made before.











Who are some of your all time favourite bands? Are their any new Norse black metal bands you feel the readers should watch out for?











I listen to a lot of different music and especially a lot of different black metal.. I'm going through periods where I'm deeply into this or this band, but my favourite's changes continuously as I'm over average interested in music. As of today, I would mention bands as "Behexen", "Marduk" or Swedish "Shining" as favourites, but I really don't know about my all time favourites.. Regarding Norwegian bands, I'm looking forward to hear the full length album of Oslo-based "Svarthaueg" when finally released.













Are you currently working with any other bands or side-projects other then Revelation's Hammer? If yes please feel free to tell the readers about them.















As of today, I'm just a part of Revelation's Hammer. I've been kind of evaluating if I'm going to join or create another project besides R.H, but my life is kind of hectic these days, so I guess I will think more about it if I either get more spare time or come across a really interesting project.


















Well Accuser we have reached the end of the interview. Thank you for taking the time to fill this out do you have any final words for the readers?












Thanks for your interest! Continue to spread our propaganda and keep fucking true to yourself. Follow our site in FB, and I'll promise you some exciting new very soon! Buy the album at http://www.mykingdommusic.bigcartel.com , or send me your order personally at revelationshammer@gmail.com and I'll send you one of my own copies. Blasphemy, fire, rebellion.. This is just the beginning...

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Monday, July 1, 2013

New Reviews 7-1-13

It is that time again here at Winter Torment Web-zine time for me to bring some new reviews for you all to read and hopefully check out some great new bands and labels!! {their is some GREAT Bands this time around} espically if your a old-school metal fan or a black metal fan. so i'll just stop here and let you read the reviews and support the scene!!!!
Regards,
Patrick




Beyond-Fatal Power Of Death LP {Iron Bone Head Rec.}

A lot of bands claim to be pure death metal or the most crushing death metal on the planet.But Germany's Beyond have decided to let their musical skills and ability speak for themselves.Fatal Power Of Death is the name of this slab of violent,vicious slab of straight forward death metal insanity.Slow,heavy pounding drums that build up before exploding with a vengeance and furious blasting rage.The guitar tone is somewhat raw and screechy but also has some very heavy riffs.Going back and forth between chaotic,fast riffs to more heavy mid paced riffs that will crush all in their way.The vocals are demented,raw death growls and work very well with Beyond's dark,uncompromising death metal style.Fans who like their metal destructive,raw and intense will love beyond's debut Lp Fatal Power Of Death.

Label contact


www.ironbonehead.de





Crest Of Darkness-In The Presence Of Death cd {My Kingdom Music}

Norway's Crest Of Darkness return with their sixth release of masterful norse black metal that never gets boring.Whirlwind fierce guitars and drumming that is both vicious,blasting but also played with well played with well precision and intensity. Vocals are black metal shrieks and screams the band is not all fast,blast beats and whirlwind riffs as the band does have some melodic,slower moments before tearing out your soul with their hyper speed intensity fans of early nineties European black metal should defintly give Crest Of Darkness a listen you won't be disappointed with their latest.

Label contact


www.mykingdommusic.net





Dehuman Reign-Destructive Intent Mcd {FDA Rekotz}

FDA Rekotz strikes metal getal gold once again this time with Berlin based Dehuman Reign.The band wastes little time before they let loose with their aggressive style of death metal.Mid guitars that pick up the pace to a more fast death/thrashing style.The drumming is pretty intense switching from all out chaotic blasts to more controlled mid paced drum beats.The vocals are really good death growls mixed with raw shrieks/screams that fit perfectly with Dehuman Reign's raging raw death/thrashy style.

Label contact


http://www.fda-rekotz.com





Eshtadur-Stay Away From Evil And Get Close To Me cd {{Gate Of Horror Prod.}

This is my first encounters with Colombia's Eshtadur and I must say the band is not bad at all for the style they play.Eshtadur play extremely fast black metal like a lot of the bands I've heard from South America but the biggest difference you will hear is Eshtadur is not afraid to mix in a lot of melodic,atmospheric music within their violent sounds their is even some progressive guitars in a few of the tracks.Eshtadur have a lot of talent and potential shine through on Stay Away From Evil And Get Close To Me release.If you are a fan of furious,fast black metal that is not afraid to mix in a lot of melodic atmospheric influences Eshtadur is a band you would really enjoy.

Label contact


http://www.reverbnation.com/eshtadur





Front Beast--Demon Ways Of Sorcery cd/LP {Hells Headbangers rec.}

Frontbeast is a band I have been eager to hear for awhile now after hearing they signed to the mighty Hells Headbangers rec.Front Beast's second cd Demon Ways Of Sorcery is pure,filthy old-school black metal from this German one man cult band.Avenger {all instruments,vocals} has written and created some uncompromising barbaric black metal.Raw thin guitar riffs that that have a razor sharp sound and feel.Avenger's vocals are extremely sick,tortorous screams before bursting into demonic black metal shrieks.Overall a great release of primitive old school black metal that is defintly worth your attention.


Label Contact

www.hellsheadbangers.com





Graveyard Of Souls--Shadows Of Life cd {FDA Rekotz}

FDA Rekotz is expanding their roster just a little bit with this release.Graveyard Of Souls from Germany play early nineties death/doom is what this band delievers and they do it well.Slow to mid paced guitars.With haunting keyboards that add another layer of darkness and depressive riffs/atmosphere.The musicians know how to change up and keep the pace moving slow without getting out boring {which is not easy} the vocals are heavy death growls and fit perfectly with the bands death/doom style.Fans of early My dying Bride,Paradise Lost,Anathema etc should really enjoy this bands heavy,somber death/doom style.


Label Contact

http://www.fda-rekotz.com





Just Before Dawn--précis innan gryningen cd {Chaos Rec.}

Just Before Dawn is a new band featuring Anders Biazzi{Amon Amarth} who plays bass and guitars and Rogga Johansson{Paganizer,Revolting,among many others} on vocals.The band embrace all that is great with death metal heavy mid paced guitars never get into the fast or slow realm.Their are some great solo's and riffs played throughout the songs to keep the listeners attention and shows the musician's musical ability.Drumming much like the guitars stay within the mid-pace realm with mid-paced crushing beats .Rogga's vocals are perfectly fit for Just Before Dawn's musicial style with deep{but not the deep-guttural style} death growls .If you enjoy old Bolt Thrower,Autopsy,and bands that play in this style you defintly don't want to miss this release!


Label Contact

www.chaos-records.com







Impiety-The Impious Crusade Mcd {Hells Headbangers Rec.}


The Asian masters of barbaric,vicious black/death,war metal return with a brand new Mcd and do not disappoint one bit.The Impious Crusade is five tracks {including a cover of sorcery's Lucifer's legion's} of furious,violent blackedn death.Raw screechy guitars with some chaotic riffs and solo's entertwined.The vocals are some of the harshest I've heard in sometime and and are done amazing for the style they are raw/harsh screams but fit with Impiety's sound perfectly and only add another layer to this bands psychotic genius.This is defintly a great release from one of the undergrounds longest running bands and should please the legions of Impiety fans worldwide as well bring in new fans who worship raw,war blackend death metal.


Label Contact

www.hellsheadbangers.com






Skeletal Spectre--Voodoo Dawn cd {Pulverised Rec.}

Voodoo Dawn is Skeletal Spectre's third release but this is my first time hearing this great band.According to the bands bio the band used to be a lot more death/doomish but on the third release the band seems to be going in a more aggressive straight forward direction.Hateful,dark guitars are handled by Behold The Pentagram and his playing is flawless with a raw,swedish influence that is both extremely fast,and memorable.Haunting The Beyond handles the drumming duties with a lot of creativity going from mid paced heavy beats before joing Behold The Pentagram and assaulting the listeners with fast,heavy dark death metal.Vanessa Nocera handles the vocals and has some of the most brutal,deepest femal vocals I think I've ever heard recorded! she also has a really vicious raw,scratchy screams mixed in with deeper growls.


Label Contact

www.pulverisedrecords.com





Wound--Inhale The Void cd {FDA Rekotz}

Germany's Wound are a new band to my ears and the scene but if they keep releasing releases like this it won't take long before they are known to the world.Inhale The Void is nine songs raw,old school death metal starting off with raw,noisey guitars and blasting fast drums the band takes no prisoners.Harsh screams and death growls spew out the lyrics to the songs Wound do not depend totally on speed as their are some mid paced breaks in some tracks to keep the songs interesting and enjoyable.This is a really good release and should be heard by anyone into who enjoys raw thrashy/death metal.

Label Contact

http://www.fda-rekotz.com