Hamburg-based Sludge Metal / Stoner / Power Doom band HIGH FIGHTER, who already gained high praise in the scene for their self-released demo EP ‘The Goat Ritual’ back in the end of 2014, have just unveiled some new details about their upcoming, first full length album! After the band formed in the summer of 2014 and in one band year only, HIGH FIGHTER, heavily toured across Europe including UK dates, shared the stages with bands such as Ahab, Mammoth Storm, The Midnight Ghost Train, Corrosion of Conformity or Greenleaf, and played festivals in 2015 such as Stoned from the Underground, Sonic Blast in Portugal, Red Smoke Poland, Hamburg Metaldayz or an exclusive press showcase live at Wacken Open Air 2015. Continue reading “High Fighter “Scars & Crosses” Out 6/10″
There are many things to think about before kids go back to school – and a lot of kit to buy. In days gone by, children had to adhere rigidly to a school uniform and no exceptions were made. It was difficult for a child to assert their individuality and any deviation from the rules usually meant a stint in detention. These days, life is very different, and although many schools do operate a uniform policy, achieving a stylish look is a lot easier.
Continue reading “Back to School: How to Ensure Your Kids Stay Stylish this Year”
In the decade-plus they’ve been a band, the Tucson, Ariz.-based trio NORTH has ebbed and flowed their way into becoming one of the most respected outfits in the underground metal scene. Despite a series of lineup changes and personal setbacks, NORTH has returned stronger and more focused than ever on their debut full-length release for Prosthetic Records, “Light The Way.”
One week prior to the album’s March 18 worldwide release, the band will play a hometown record release show at Tucson’s Club Congress before embarking on a North American jaunt with Intronaut. A full listing of dates can be found listed below. Continue reading “NORTH Light The Way Released 3/18”
Aluk Todolo returned to the studio during May – June 2015 to record their fourth album, entitled Voix (“voice[s]” in French). And now, the album is set for European release on February 5th, 2016 via Norma Evangelium Diaboli (NED) (same date in North America via The Ajna Offensive). Continue reading “Aluk Todolo Voix album information”
People don’t normally consider Canada to be a hotbed of extreme metal. When talking about the best black or death metal bands, Scandinavia is constantly mentioned, along with a few American bands, German bands and various regional scenes but the Canadian scene is often overlooked which is a shame because some of the bands to come out of the Great White North are some of the best bands metal has to offer. Continue reading “Forteresse / Chasse-Galerie / Monarque / Csejthe – Légendes Split Review”
The term “Norsecore” has been thrown around on the internet for a while and generally refers to bands that ripped off the second-wave Norwegian bands in every possible way from riffs to aesthetics to an extreme over-reliance on blast beats. Continue reading “Possession Anneliese 7″ Review”