ALBUM REVIEW: Kreator – Hate Über Alles 

Whenever conversations about thrash metal inevitably turn to the question of, “if the Big Four were a Big Five…”, American acts usually tend to be among the first suggestions. However, when people finally remember Europe exists, the first name mentioned is always the same. Kreator.Continue reading

Beyond The Gates 2018: Live In Bergen, NO

Once again we return to the frozen north, Norway to be exact. Norway and its many metal festivals are becoming like a second home to Ghost Cult. We are thankful that we get to be part of the international metal community, covering festivals in Europe, Scandinavia, America, Canada and elsewhere. For this year’s epic Beyond The Gates, intrepid photographer Daniel Nyman traveled across the sea and over to the motherland of all that is and honest and true about black metal, and really other great kinds of metal too. Taking place at both The Garage and USF Verftet, these world-class kvlt bands With a keen eye for the grim, please enjoy Daniel’s highlights for the fest. Continue reading

The Agony Scene – Tormentor


The most obvious starting points when we come to talk about reunions has to be Carcass and At The Gates, who returned from hiatus without missing a beat to produce albums that stood worthy in their canons. Yet what neither behemoth managed to do though, and Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast) in particular is a fantastic record, was exceed that which they had laid down before. In that respect at least, you can chalk up a victory for Tulsa’s The Agony Scene and their triumphant return with Tormentor (Outerloop).Continue reading

Michael Williams of The Agony Scene Talks Reunion And New Album


In many ways, us worshippers of metal are in a great position with endless choice and wealth. Many of the all time legends of our genre are still going strong, whilst the newer generations are holding the torch high. The double-edged sword, however, is that financially it is perhaps the most troubling time to be in a band for quite some time, and such huge competition is as much a curse as it is a gift. Continue reading

The Agony Scene Share New Single, New Album Due Next Week

 The Agony Scene will release their first new album in over a decade with next weeks’ new album Tormentor, due on July 20th via Outerloop Records/Cooking Vinyl. Jame a brand new song from the band,’Serpent’s Tongue’ now! The track features a guest solo from Emil Werstler (Dååth/ex-Chimaira).Continue reading

Watain To Release Nuclear Alchemy Single On Halloween

Swedish kvlt kings Watain will release their new single, ‘Nuclear Alchemy’ on Halloween via their longtime label, Century Media Records. The new Watain album is dropping on January 5th, 2018.Continue reading

Kreator – Endless Pain, Pleasure To Kill, Terrible Certainty, Extreme Aggression REISSUES

When presented with the age old question of which bands would make up a second “Big Four” (and after much yawning, eye-rolling and muttering “Oh God, not this again”), it’s safe to say that a large majority of Thrash fans would include Kreator somewhere on their lists. Formed in Essen, Germany in 1982, the band went through a series of name changes (Metal Militia, Tyrant, and Tormentor) before finally settling on the moniker which has seen them become not only one of the most unrelentingly vicious acts on the scene, but also one of the most consistent.Continue reading