fredag 31 oktober 2014

Entsetzlich - Eternal Funeral Cries

Here we have the first full length from this horrid Australian 1-corps band Entsetzlich!
After 4 demos, 3 splits, 1 Ep & one compilation album finally one has the chance to be fully suffocated by these eight ghastly songs!

For those who not already know about this bands sound... it hovers in the realm of the almost dead, the croaked gestalt of "the end" is fuzzing coldly the strings out over the field of the damned, this is a discomforting journey in the name of  both external & internal distress and hate.

As much as it has black metal vibes (as in track 5&6 for example) it has very much a coating of the ambient noise genre as many parts of this release disregards of any typical song structures (which Azathoth makes good use of) and shoots off to the edge of sanity & builds up the tracks in a slowly sinking collage pattern... surfaces as other drowns in itself... screams & mutterings unleashes both negativity and strength in a much vile way.
In its natural paradox of suicidal atmosphere & elitist stand point it gives the listeners a punch in the stomach and/or in the face.... resulting in either confusion or resolution.

As one sits through the whole album in one go it really gets under your skin and a claustrophobic weight is holding you down, a good deed and a great accomplish in my book.

So yeah Entsetzlich is maybe not for the everyday BM-Joe but that is just how it should be also as the BM climate is becoming a sanitized entity this type of unwelcoming acts is very much needed.

Track list:

1.     Contemplating the End of Life    
2.     Mesmerized by the Infinite Void    
3.     Condemned to Failure    
4.     The Cold Wind Rages Through The Dying Forest        
5.     On the Path towards the Funeral Gates
6.     From Hateful Visions    
7.     Curse the Abyss Part I        
8.     Desolate and Forsaken Nights

This cd version is released by the great Deathcult label!

måndag 27 oktober 2014

Sardonic Witchery - Kult of the Underground Warrior

Straight out of Texas burning fields King Demogorgon unleashes the first full length album upon the masses!

After the ominous intro it kicks off straight away with its primitive satanic almost punkish metal attack!
Yes this is both old school and timeless as this type of BM-music will always be included in its weapon arsenal, with a straight face it marches forward with one goal in sight and that is to cut down the weak lambs and reclaim the throne.
As i said earlier its a bit punkish and that lays most in the drum department but the guitars melts well into it with its blend of raw & sharp riffings, vocals is vomited forth with a raspy dominant disgust...and sometimes in a clean complaining "vatican-monk" style. hehe
The first three tracks is mostly played in a attack pattern with some nice guitar solos thrown in but around the 4-5 song some Nordic cold melodic guitar parts start to be incorporated to good results.

Yes its traditional but it it is just what it tries to be - a black flame warrior standing firm & tall. -
Musical wise its has its constant sound and never really lets up its "slightly faster then mid-pace gruffing" but here and there there are bits thrown in thats enriches the album as a whole which is good.
The only complain really is that some songs could been shortened and some guitar solo not used but thats minor things.

Feels good also that this band is spreading its plague in a place like Texas, hehe.

My favorite songs is 1,4 & 8  

Track list:

1.     The Path of Evil        
2.     Nihilistic Flames        
3.     The Altar of Pagan Gods        
4.     Depths of Darkness        
5.     Rites of Carnal Lust        
6.     Freezing Darkness        
7.     Dance Witches Cult        
8.     Endless Winter Blast        
9.     Bloody Night of Full Moon        
10.     Nation of True Warriors        
11.     Funeral March

fredag 24 oktober 2014

Lord of Pagathorn Interview!

1. Greetings! Great to have you here inside of RAW WAR! 
How has your day been in Helsinki?

C: Hail! It has been busy day here once again. Our first full-length “Nekros Phillia” is coming out from Woodcut Records 31st of October, so lots of things to do before that special date!

2.Last time (and first) I wrote something regarding Lord of Pagathorn was a review on your great EP "Shine Throvgh My Scars, Morning Star!", besides the Venom cover was this song  planned from the start to be on the full album? The song feels to me like a passage or a guiding light both towards this album and also spiritually wise... 

C: Shine throvgh my scars, Morning Star title song was originally written for that 7”EP. It was never planned to be included in Nekros Philia full-length.

3.As the promo/demo "MSILIHPORCEN" was said to be a part of the "whole" does that mean that  these songs is also on the album?

C: Yes, “MSILIHPORCEN” demo 2010 was presenting Chapters I-III from the “Nekros Philia” album. We re-recorded those songs again to “Nekros Philia” album with little bit of changes here and there.

4. I read some time ago that there were plans to re-release your first demo "The Chaos Spirit Among Us", is that still in the plans and if so who will put it out? Vinyl or on cd?

C: We are going to release both first demos (Rehearsal demo 1993 & “The Chaos Spirit Among Us” demo 1994 as a vinyl format during the year 2015. Vinyl will be released by Satanic Records from México. Also Satanic Records going to release “Nekros Philia” album as a cassette version too!

5. The structure is interesting and dynamic, what was the thoughts behind this kind of album build up? And for how long has the album been in the works?

C: “Nekros Philia” was massive project. I got the theme album idea around the year 2005 and I wrote the lyrics during the year 2007. Before that of course I had to make studies and background search which we related to necrophilia cases, rituals and human behavior. Searching the new line up, rehearsing the songs, recording, mixing and mastering took several years too.
 Finally the album is coming out!

6. Regarding the album title "Nekros Philia" I can quess fairly easily what´s the main theme is it correct to assume that this album is a conclusion of your sophia gotten through your personal experience through your way in the left hand path? Or is the album the sound of the journey towards a coming new knowledge in this field?

C: Sometimes it is just better to let the readers to make their own conclusions. So grab the “Nekros Philia” album and drown into its mysteries.

7. As you been involved more or less in the Finnish underground way back from the early 90´s what would you say is the biggest difference now in Finland compared to then? And how do you feel the Finnish media value the death & black metal "scene" as it is a (as an outsider looking in) vast & prominent force? Not that it matters just curious...

C: When we started back then in the year 1992 here was only few bands, especially black metal bands. Now we have lots of more bands than back then but of course whole scene has grown a lot in general during these years. I don´t know if it is good, I think Finnish media is not interested of death or black metal bands in our country.

8. Just as your last EP this album is graced with a splendid cover artwork! Who did it and how did you come in contact? Has the artist done some other work one should know of?

C: “Shine throvgh my scars, Morning Star!” 7”EP cover artwork was made by Helgorth from Babalon Graphics. He also made album artwork for our upcoming “Nekros Philia” full-length. Helgorth has worked with many bands such as Behexen, Arckanum, Blut aus Nord etc. I knew Mr. Helgorth personally before we started to do co-work.

9. Is the right moment for Lord of Pagathorn to climb up on stage any time soon?

C: We have been thinking about it but at this moment we are not doing any live rituals.

10 .Thanks for your time and answers.

C: Thank you for the interview. I hope that those who are interested of Lord of Pagathorn, going to grab the “Nekros Philia” record to their hands and let the mysteries of “Nekros Philia” possess them!

-/Corpselord X/2014 A.B/-

onsdag 22 oktober 2014

Perdition Winds Interview!

Congrats to the album "Aura of Suffering"!! Great to finally have something new from Perdition Winds! It was like two years ago your debut self-titled Ep got out so how has the creational work been for this album? Was it a painful birth or did the baby slide out smoothly?

-(R.Ä.) This was kind of easy birth, since we didn't have any schedules about anything, so we did all the songs ready, and even waited and rehearsed almost one year before recording those. With the EP we were a bit too hasty.
The songs for that came out pretty fast, in couple of weeks, if I remember correctly, and we started recording those pretty fast and made the EP. Now looking back, I think we should have use a bit more time for that, so that would be a bit better also. I don't think it's bad, there is just some minor details that keeps bugging me.

2. I got to know PW by accident or was it evil fate? (hehe) Due to a mishap when i ordered a cd-package from Merchant of Death distro, i got your Ep instead of a Mutiilation album! 
First i was about to write an upset mail to them to get their shit straight (all the cases was cracked also...) but then i took a listen to it and was surprisingly pleased with it and forgot all about those whiny Frenchmen!
How has this good Ep regularly been received by the audience in other words?

-(R.Ä.) I think the EP didn't get much attention at its time, but that's nothing new for a new band, so I believe that when this new album hits on, maybe someone will get some interest to check out the previous album also. Hopefully Merchant of Death will do more mishaps like that, and the album will find more satisfied listeners, ha hah!

-(J.E.) That was interesting. But that´s how it goes usually in life, things happening by a chance (or do they?). Pleased to hear that you enjoyed that EP, we have not heard much feedback on it, really.
That is due to label who released it not promoting it at all!!! So it was buried by time and dust (pun intended)! Also we agreed on vinyl version too, but I guess you´ve figured already what happened with it…
3.While talking about the Ep i really like the ending song "Path Revealed" also, as it is a good ending song it feels also like an doorway to something the new album i feel now. Can you describe that tracks lyric & meaning?

-(R.Ä.) That song was my personal favorite from EP, and I wanted to make it sound a bit depressive. J.E. can open the lyrics a bit more.

-(J.E.) Lyrically speaking that track is very, very personal to me. It is my thoughts and feelings on discovering the path of the black light. Path of Lucifer, hence the title “Path Revealed”. I did not want to reveal those lyrics at the time so respect that decision and do not share more than that about it

4.To jump from Darker then Black label to Woodcut seems natural but was there some specific reason for this?

-(J.E.) First of all we would not have wanted to continue to work with them since it didn´t work out. Secondly they did not contact us about future releases anyway (DTB). Woodcut had shown interest towards us and we got into talks with Mikki, ultimately reaching common understanding.

5. Back to the album... Could you decipher the great cover arts symbolism & what subjects & themes are consecrated and poured out through all these new songs?

-(J.E.) Theme on the majority of “Aura of Suffering” LP is Satan / Lucifer and infinite nothingness = Abyss. In my lyrics I do not preach to anyone.
This is because the Draconian path is different for all. It is individual path to follow so there is no point for me to tell anyone how it should be seen. My lyrics are merely my thoughts and feelings bled to the paper. I would describe my writing process as “painting” a picture, a very dark one with blood, vomit and shades of grey… I find a guide line, some thought and “paint” this horrid picture, describing that nightmare evoked by these sounds.

-(R.Ä.) For the cover picture, I wanted to represent how the man will be reborn trough ashes with aura of suffering. Although I think the temple is human body itself, but still I drawn the picture to be happening in the temple, so it's more easy to understand.
There is 11 snakes, and the smartest ones will find the connection by discovering the booklet that comes along this album. There is also Alpha and Omega in picture, for obvious reasons. There is one picture made out of every song by me and J.K.A., and by reading the lyrics and studying the pictures, you might understand the songs a bit better.

-(J.K.A) People with same kind of mental state might decipher my lyrics and pictures, but if no one gets it, i`m fine with that. I`m not trying to sell anything.
6. I saw you played earlier this year with bands like Lantern, Pyre, Corpsessed, Lie in ruins & Tyranny at the Bar Lepakkomies! How was that night?

-(J.E.) Yeah, it was good vibe playing there and especially sharing stage (although on different days since it was 2 day happening) with Lantern and Pyre! Otherwise everything were just fine except we missed almost entirely second guitar because of technical difficulties, hah!
7.And at the end of this month you will play at the Light Of The Black Sun II! Looks like it could
be a great event too!

-(J.E.) Yes, that is correct. It is a Finland mini tour entitled “Light of the Black Sun II” by Black Death and Blood Red Fog. We are just in supporting role at Helsinki night. That gig will be a release party also for “Aura of Suffering”. Helsinki date is October 30th 2014.

8. Is there any Hitler in the band? I mean is there one of you that like to run the show with an iron hand more then the other members or is there nice democracy residing in the horde?

-(R.Ä.) Luckily no. Would suck big time if there would some asshole telling others what to do all the time. If there would be that kind of guy in the band, then I wouldn't be part of the band anymore.

-(J.K.A) There couldn`t even be one, because no one in the band takes shit from anyone. You can have an opinion or an idea, then it either goes somewhere or gets shot in the head.

9.As this year soon ends do you know something that´s lays in store for next year?

-(J.E.) We are currently working on new material but can´t say in what form that should be out nor when. What comes to playing live, we have been signed to perform at Turku on “Turku Saatanalle III” event on 20.-22.2.2015. So far the other bands on the bill are Temple of Baal, Hoath, Hellspirit and Vanhelga, but more is in the pipeline.

-(R.Ä.) There is some half finished song structures in my mind, but how those will be transformed at the end, will see... Also we have one song ready and recorded for the split with Russian band Drama, but let's see if we can find a publisher for it.

10.Thanks for your answers!
Last cold word is yours!

-(J.E.) Promoters get in touch at:

Hail Lucifer!

Bar Lepakkomies 14.3.2014
Photo by Sampo Turunen

måndag 13 oktober 2014

Order of the Heretical Trident Festival - Information Inferno -

Here is another sick festival with Impiety at its sharp peak! This one will be based in Kolkata so you know whats your dark fate is if you live there or close!
Here is some words from the source!

"Order of the Heretical Trident Festival" is conceptualized to uphold and ignite the black flame of underground extreme metal sensibility, aesthetics and essence in most uncompromising and unapologetic way. Envisioned by Extremist Black Cult - Putrid Ascendancy, Kolkata, India; the concept of this festival is to provoke and create an impulse for extreme music and support the bands with original music that comes with a point of view, hatred and misanthropic visions. 

Kolkata being one of the current epicenters for quality Extreme Metal culture, seems like the one of the best places to organize Order of the Heretical Trident Festival! 

The first edition will have local demonic entities as well invaders to conjure up a vicious line up! Invading  India for the second time, are Barbarian Black Metal Hordes from SingaporeHell - Mighty Impiety who are acclaimed for their brand of barbaric and devastating Blackened Death Metal perversions. 
worldwide and one of the pioneering extreme metal artists to emerge from Asia beside Abhorer, Sabbat or Abigail and conquer the world underground. 

Second band on this line up, is South Asia's finest Death Thrash hordes - Orator. Musically following the bloodline of Merciless and the likes, lyrically centered into realms of tantra and liberation, Orator plays pulverizing Thrashened Death Metal. Now signed to Pulverized Records, Orator is releasing their second full length named One Mad Aghori, next year end.
Third band playing in this festival are Newest Sensation from Srilanka after Genocide Shrines, Recently signed to Invictus Prods &
Cyclopean Eye Productions, Serpents Athirst play Sudamerican style black metal, very crude and bestial. 

Fourth Band is from the city itself, Kolkata. Necrodeity (Kalikshetra Blood Sect), musically driven by velocity, chaos, aggression and lyrically devoted to nightside impurity and dark mother, Goddess Kali, plays speed death metal from the throne of husk, qliphas.

Fifth band to devastate is Thrash Metal battalion from kolkata, Armament, They play no bullshit straight up old school thrash metal, a cross between brazilian tradition and teutonic sensibilities. 

Sixth band is Thrash Death maniacs Deadbolt who are largely influenced by Possessed Sepultura, Sodom, Kreator, Bathory and Death. 

and last band is city's newest black metal psychopaths Grim of Catastrophia who play black metal in nidrosian tradition.
Putrid Ascendancy, the very first and most coveted extreme music cult of Kolkata, one of the largest metros of India, often hailed as Kvltkata for its new blood spawn of anti human metal revolution and propaganda (for bands like Necrodeity, Tetragrammacide, Banish, Kapalin, Goatpanzer, Chhinnamasta, Armament etc,) has been plotting against weak metal trends since 2010 end and have been conspiring against the false traditions to eradicate and crush under their spiked boot of death! 

Putrid Ascendancy will continue its black fucking crusade with Pictavian Necrolatry - A fest in December, featuring Pictavian Bastards - Manzer , Kalikshetra Death Hordes -Necrodeity, and Occult Death Metal act - Banish to be held on DEC 14.

Here is the link to it:

torsdag 9 oktober 2014

Nifelheim - Live in Stockholm 2012

Yeah this is a few years old but i have not posted these photos of this concert...dont ask me why! hehe
Anyway this gig was great as one can expect! It was held in Stockholm/Sweden in a place called Göta Källare on the 26 of april.

Open link in new tab & Click the picture for bigger size, Enjoy.

onsdag 8 oktober 2014

Banish the Posers Fest - 2014 - Evil info!

If you happen to live in or be going to Bangladesh in November don´t miss out on this holocaust that will be raging on stage at Russian Cultural Center of all places! 

Engulf these concrete words and directions from the direct source!

----Banish the Posers Fest is an annual underground extreme metal fest, organized by the extreme metal community, Primitive Invocation that has been responsible for organizing several extreme metal gigs since 2010. -----

The first edition of the fest was held on November 16, 2013 featuring both local and foreign acts like:
 Orator (Bangladesh), Nafarmaan (Bangladesh), Warhound (Bangladesh), Morbidity (Bangladesh), Lobotomy (Malaysia), Kathgor (Malaysia), Savage Deity (Thailand) and Purgation (India). 
Second edition is a follow up of the first edition and it consists of more lethal line-up as “Impiety”, the Goatfather of Asian extreme metal scene is to headline the fest. Full line up and other details of the fest has been given below:

IMPIETY (Black/Death/Thrash Metal, Singapore)
SERPENTS ATHIRST (Black Metal, Srilanka)
ORATOR (Old School Death/Thrash, Bangladesh)
NAFARMAAN (Black/Death, Bangladesh)
MORBIDITY (Old School Death Metal, Bangladesh)
ENMACHINED (Old School Thrash Metal, Bangladesh)
+ Guests

*Venue : Russian Cultural Center (RCC),Dhanmondi,Dhaka, Bangladesh
*Date : 7th November,2014 (Friday)
*Ticket : 550 TK (Pre-Sale),
*600 TK (At The Door)

Official Facebook Page of Primitive Invocation:
Live Report of Banish the Posers Fest, 2013 (previous edition):


tisdag 7 oktober 2014

Unholy Destruction Interview

Thanks for taking some time of your life to answer these questions!
Been to any nice Barbecue parties this summer?

- Nein. We prefer sausage that was slowly baked in an oven for 30 minutes. And we like to eat it alone in a dark room.

2.As i understand Unholy Destruction started its activities in 2012? Did you come from
other band constellations back then or is this your first "real" musical endeavors?

-What´s the deal with the »real«?
Sure we play in other bands, but our main focus is clearly Unholy Destruction, which consumes most of our time and space.

3.Your first release "Pentalogy I - Dark Castles Cry at Bjørnholmen" came out early this with
five original songs and two covers (Quintessence (Darkthrone cover)/Sleeping in My Piss (GG Allin cover) ).
The title of this release did intrigue me, is this inspired from some events from WW2? Spill the guts!

-We never heard of any birds playing a decisive role in WW2. This one is sitting on a cannon. We thought this was tremendous.

4.How did you come in contact with Schattenkult Produktionen who released this full length tape & how
where they to work with? And is there any plans of releasing this on cd or vinyl?

- Actually, only our drummer knows this Schattenkult guy. He’s the ambitious one in the band, always wanting to sign with labels, so he can buy some golden drumsticks. So yes, it’s been a wonderful working relation, even though we know that he has some horrible, horrible bands also. Our drummer plays in a band called Hundert Kilo Muskeln. We don’t plan to release this on CD or vinyl.

5.You describe the music to be a Unholy biocidal, booze-drinking pre-Black Metal genre. (explains the GG cover) It sure sounds like that also but was this type of direction a conscious move for you or did your lifestyle take you there by force?

- We decided to record the "Sleeping in my Piss" cover during a time of our lives where this song and its lyrics meant a lot to us (it still does). We knew it had to be either "Sleeping in my Piss" or "Anti-Social Masturbator", but we consciously chose the former one.

6.By booze i guess you mean all kind of alcohols but do you prefere any special beer brews? And do you settle with only booze as intoxicants?

-We’re mostly just high on life. Sometimes also shitfaced on life.

7.Have you or will you perform live? Do you know any bands in your neighborhood you could think of sharing a set list with?

- We probably won't perform live, as most people at metal concerts are homofags or hobbits.

8.Not that i have any specific dear feelings for France but please explain your anti-France "propaganda"? What started this? And i sure got a laugh out of the special price offer you had for this tape and shipping to
the potential buyers in France!

- They took our jobs. Now it’s personal. So it escalated a little bit. Our drummer lives close to the french border and is a professional commuter. He was working for a french nuclear company, but there were problems in the team. He punched a couple of dudes and they fired him.
These assholes!

9.By the way did you or some of you live in Germany before and then moved to Norway? What was the reasons for the move? To get further away from France?

- We moved to Bjørnholmen mainly for the place’s cool name and for strategical reasons we can’t disclose here. We’re professional commuters, so to speak... You’ll never really know where we are at the moment, and we like it that way. You can never get far enough from France, anyway.

10.So will there ba a Pentalogy II later this year or so? Or something else?

- Hey, give us a break, will you? This is hard work. We need to make sure to deliver only the very best material, as you’d expect from us. Also we’re very busy with business, family and jail sentences (our drummer is unavailable for the next 6 months for beating french people (for your information, 11 months is the maximum for this crime in germany(which means he’s already in jail (high security) since 4 months))))).

11. Time to end this interrogation now! You got the last word!

Thanx to you for taking the time for the interview and thanx to all fans and supporters worldwide (except France!), we wouldn’t be where we are without you. You know who you are!
Stay true.
Nihil Baxterandum, Ora et Labora!

söndag 5 oktober 2014

Putrid Christ - Queen of the Wolves

In the wait for the bands return (and to the album!) to surface here is a little review of their first Ep/demo offering "Queen of the Wolves". (Released by Death to Peace Productions)

When i got this cd i had not really heard anything from them so my first impression was of the nice cover art (by Dan´s Putrid Art) that got a faint vibe of a some gore/slam music but i know already it should be USBM... anyhow when i pressed play i was greeted with a traditional intro including chanting monks and heavy heart beats and some wolves howling so this was sure no slam-shit!

There is four tracks on it but the first and the last is a intro & outro so it is really only two songs here to speak about...But these two songs is pretty interesting due to a mix of inspirations that is not to often heard not exactly like this anyway. First there is a firm inspiration from the 90´s Nordic bands like Immortal  & Marduk with the speedy cold steel riffs and the storm blasting drums but the other inspiration is from early occult heavy metal that has a slower and more groovier sound... this could go very wrong trying to smash these sides together but these dudes manages it well i think. It feels somewhat unpredictable which is always a good thing.

Quite clean cut songs that with no real try to do anything deep in the satanic meaning even if all the "signs" is there but it dont bother me as an debut effort...If they have it in them it will blossom. Time will tell.
 The songs nice (un)fresh mix makes is the main reward here and one wonders how their new songs gonna evolve....or devolve...
Let the coming album "BURNING TEMPLES OF THE HOLY" be the judge of that.

Track list:

1.     Birth of the Queen (Intro)        
2.     Walls That Surround You        
3.     I Am Your Angel of Death        
4.     Death of the Queen (Outro)

Freezing Blood - Altar of Goat

Here we have the cd version (through Fallen Temple) of the demo tape (released on Putrid Cult) and it is
really a nice cd production with thick matted papers with good color prints and the art work & design (like the tape) is ancient, putrid and great!

First i got the feeling i was in for a blackened death metal ride but that was not exactly correct because i got hit in the face with a big chunk of morbid bestial madness! Sure the "blackened" is here as well is death a evident force but more so in the primitive style of Archgoat, Black Witchery etc.

These six hymns of  abyssic convulsions serves as a good firestarter for Freezing Blood!
Sure you have heard this stuff from many bands before but to create something original is not the purpose here, the sole meaning besides from making crushing attack  is to makes sure that you never forget the
death & chaos that awaits us all in and after the "end"!

The sound production is good and even if it has to wrestle with the war-noise it does not suffer, ugly riffs and  barbaric drums and the vocals is balanced well...But play it as loud as you can. Hehe Let your neighbors head explode!!

Best tracks for me is 3 & 4 but all of them really floats together as a goatish whole  to really pick them apart...
Next release from them will be more importent and i will by all means check it out...whenever that will be.

Track list:

1.     Altar of Goat         
2.     Baal         
3.     Decapitation of Archangels        
4.     Procession of Rotting Blood         
5.     Life for Abominable Darkness        
6.     Unrestrained Vision of the End