ALBUM REVIEW: Akhlys – House Of The Black Geminus

Over the past nine years since releasing The Dreaming, things changed for this band. Changed in the best way possible as Akhlys’ new album House Of The Black Geminus (Debemur Morti Productions) features a darker, more intricate layering of sounds, at least on the opening track of their new album. Continue reading

EP REVIEW: Non Serviam – Labyrinthe

On Labyrinthe, (Self-Released) prolific, anonymous, French genre-defying duo Non Serviam lean into their Goth-Noise tendencies with a lo-fi collection of ghostly, ghastly gloom and dread.    

Originating as a solo project ten years (or more) ago, it was once they became a duo (and released debut full-length Le Cœur Bat) in 2021 that Non Serviam really got going. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Darkthrone – It Beckons Us All

Darkthrone has been long associated with being “True Norweigan Black Metal” but has not made any attempt to adhere to this expectation of them since 2004’s “Sardonic Wrath”. Instead, the band has circled its wagons around crust punk and wandered off Celtic Frost worship. “It Beckons Us All…” (Peaceville Records)  finds the band perfecting the traditional metal path they first embarked on with “The Underground Resistance”. Now 11 years later the duo of Fenriz and Nocturno Culto are done obsessing over their record collection and have focused on writing headbanging anthems that cold a touch of melody and mystery.Continue reading

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – New Rock and Metal Releases 4-26-24

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Sarke (Darkthrone) Announce a New Album

Sarke – the pioneering Norwegian metal act, featuring vocals by Darkthrone’s Nocturno Culto – have just announced the release of their new album, Endo Feight. The 8th full-length from the band, it set for release on June 21st 2024, on LP, CD and digital formats, via Soulseller Records. Keep reading below for more.
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PREVIEW: New Music Friday – New Rock and Metal Releases for 4-26-24

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Darkthrone to Release Their Next Album Soon – “It Beckons Us All”

After much teasing on social media Darkthrone has announced they will release a new album soon. It Beckons Us All, the bands’ 21st album since 1988, is coming April 26th, 2024, and pre-orders are live now at the link below. You can also watch a trailer from the album below. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Blood Command – World Domination


World Domination is a big old task. Both in terms of, um, well, actually taking over the world, but also in terms of taking everything about the fifth full-length from Norwegian collective Blood Command in. Twenty tracks, and everything from Black Metal to slick pop, via snarling punk, metallic stomping Hardcore, and even the odd pause for breath (though only a sharp intake before heading off somewhere else, into urban beats, or shimmery synths, or kicking someone’s head in). 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Geld – Currency – Castration


Despite listening to the genre for close to twenty-five years I am not well versed in the Australian Hardcore Punk scene; that changes now with Melbourne’s Geld and Currency // Castration (Relapse Records), the band’s third album. I have since learned that there is a thriving scene that includes the likes of Primitive Blast and Nerve Damage and clearly, I have a lot of catching up to do. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Frozen Dawn – The Decline of the Enlightened Gods


Having been around for fifteen years, the Spanish black metal act Frozen Dawn has been experimenting with sounds that are inspired by nineties Scandinavian black metal bands – mostly the ones that come from Norway and Sweden – such as Satyricon, Dissection, Darkthrone, Dark Fortress, Watain, and Necrophobic

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