tisdag 30 december 2014

RAW WAR #3 -Final promo-

RAW WAR #3 -Final promo-

Now all is completed only have to wait some due to the print shop is closed over
the un-holy days.

Updates will follow as i get it.

söndag 28 december 2014

Pure Interview!

1.Hails Bornyhake Ormenos! 
As i understand Pure was conceived sometime last year and you alone are the leader/creator for it?

- Yes, I created Pure last year, I wanted to come back to more raw things. Borgne and Enoid’s music have evolved a lot and are now far from black metal roots.

2.Your debut album "Kingdom of Wrath" is out from the grave! How was the process behind this release? Was there any ups and downs? Or just a solid stream of misery?

- In Pure as in all my other projects, the process is always the same.
First I have all the melodies in my head and then I record them all in a row. This album has been recorded at the same time as the second Pure album "and the waters turned to blood".
It was a bit difficult to transcribe into music what I had in mind -melodies, feelings and thoughts.

3.How did the maniacs around you reacted to the album?

- I did not expect people to like Pure music as they do... For my other projects it has taken much more time. Pure music is more primitive, basic. It is easier to express yourself in such a music ; maybe it is what people like in Pure.

4.On the technical side, what instruments do you use and prefer?

- Usually, my favourite instrument is drums but for Pure I had mainly focus on guitars. Concerning the composition, it is very standard for raw black metal : drums, guitars, bass, vocals.

5.I saw you wrote that you had record a new song for a compilation, is it something you can speak of now?

- Yes I had record a song for a compilation for Asgard Hass records which will be released in 2015. You can already watch the clip of the song on Youtube ("Darker than my heart").

6.As i understand you have been and are involved with quite a lot of other bands, is Pure a personal side project or is it your main focus, if not which band is your main "job"?

- I play in a lot of bands as session member or composer, and for me there is no band that is more important than another, but I focus on bands depending on the moment.
 I consider these projects, working together, as a unity.

7.How did you come in contact with Humanity's Plague Productions?

- I know HPProd because I made some trades with them in the past. When I started searching labels for Pure, I contacted some, hoping that of them would be interested by my project. I'm sure that HPProd was the right one for Pure.

8.Besides the bands you are connected to, which bands would you recommend that comes from Switzerland?

- I don't need to recommend you Darkspace because it is already well-known, but I could recommend you some more underground bands : Cendres de Haine, Euclidean, Helslakt.

9. Whats the story behind the song "The Red Moon"?

- In the Pure albums' booklets, I put some words (but not the lyrics) about the songs. For this song, I wrote " When life never sees the light". The song is about a depressive state of mind, similar to a big black hole which impedes light to pass. By a rainy night, after spending a bad evening, I felt awful, sick... I started to write the lyrics of this song to bring out all the rage I had inside me.

10. Time to end things here, Thanks for your answers!

- Thank you for the interview, and keep the black metal flame alive!

fredag 19 december 2014

Sadokist - Thy Saviour's Halo, Held by Horns

After 4 demos, 1 split & 1 compilation the first full album is out !(got out this summer)
This Finnish band of demented warriors is waiting for your blood to be spilled!

This is a twister filled with an demons mutated with speedy old school thrash and sadistic black metal fingers!
From the get go you get hacked and smouldered by the both creative and venomous riffs and blasting hell-drums! Vocals spits and screams great and has just the ugliness and cockynes needed for this witch soup!
All this plus it has a kind of surrealistic occult level intertwined into it which makes (lyrics also) it last even longer. Not just a great blood pumping action but also intrigues one to dig deeper into it.

Its really engaging and is filled with nice musical ideas so no songs feels repetitive or samey, both like a yell from the dark past as it is a timeless punch in the gut!
When i heard it the first time i felt that this should be on my top list of the year (if i did one) and i feel the same now after many more moons with it!

If you like dirty fast devil music with great meat hooks this is it!

Production is as good as it needs and keeps the slimy and filthy rawness as well as it has a sweet fat wholness that helps the heads banging into the 7th day.

Its now out on tape via  BLACK GOAT TERRORIST 666 !

Cut it out from the twilight plane and get killed!

My pick out tracks are: 2,5,7

Track list:

1.Poisoned Souls
2.Cult Fire
3.Damnatio ad Bestias
4.Udar Ghul
5.Darkness Prayer
6.Dreaming of War

torsdag 18 december 2014

Arthedain - Arias Exalted

Here we have a very newly born band (2014) with one Ep "By The Light Of The Moon" released prior to this  Ep... i have not heard that one but regarding the short time in between them two i guess the style they play is the same. (USA/Germany)

What we get under these aprox 14-15 minutes is a dramatic both cold and bleeding assault of Nordic Black Metal, my mind wanders to the likes of mid-era Watain occultish atmosphere with blistering drums and sharp riffings that aims to shatter heavens hymen in a dissonant strike & also some bleak soul searching alá Flagellated Seraph.
It is a sound that is very 2010-14 which is no negative thing but it has potential to blossom into a more individual black burning flame...and the first and last tracks here show a strong will and power to convey both in engaging melodies and personal grief.
Song 2 & 3 is good too but i get most out of the above mentioned.

Production is also like what one can demand from this with a well balanced levels from all instruments, strong and hard hitting but also let details shimmer in the slower melancholic parts of some songs. Not raw but not over produced either.
Vocals is both harsh ghastings and some lower deathish growls that floats right into the rest of the mass! Some slower segments has a slight DSBM sound to them but only in the compositions not the vocals...no tormented witch howls.
Just as well.

So to summarize this has some modern/traditional but strong songs on this Ep and they show potential but to really know how much i look forward to a full album to do the final judging!

That will be the important portal for them to pass.

Track list:
1.Through Immolation Sparked
2.Visions Of Fire
3.The Constant Void
4.Traverse The Path Of Thorns

Take a listen:


onsdag 17 december 2014

Black Cilice - Mysteries

I have heard some song here and some other song there in the past and it have teased my appetite for BLACK CILICE quite much! This is of course very "underground" in the sense that getting physical copies 
of his releases can be painfully hard...so i used some know "tube" to help me scratch my itch some.... and of course the music that is served here fits six feets under the mainstreams of regular BM also.

 This latest third album is now  released through Iron Bonehead so this will make things a little easier in getting the "real" thing!

For those who is not familiar with this band i can say that it is in many senses traditional second wave black metal but with a flair of getting extra hypnotic and trance inducing through its reverbing repeated ghoul riffings. Its both a lo-fi wall and at the same time melodies cuts out of the fog! And just when you thought "this is its sound" "he" throws in some up beat drumming bridges and takes of into another road without loosing its base nature. 
Vocals is used more like anther type of instrument in that it does not "sing" rather then howl in an dissonant echo that melts very nice into it all.
Its raw but has depth both in sound and feelings.

Many has said that Black Cilice music is hauntingly beautiful and somewhat elevating melancholic  its true here as well, it has also a sphere of distant horrors that encapsulates the whole album and leaves one with a feeling of old unrestful souls banging inside of the head.

This is surly some night time music for introverted thoughts and rituals. 
I like it but that i already knew i would hehe. 
Sure there is nothing "new" to be found here but its personal and powerful enough to warrant a purchase... and it has never been as easy to buy a BC release as now either so go get it and dip your ears into the mysteries!

Track list:

01 To Become
02 Into Morbid Trance
03 The Truth
04 Ceremonial Energy
05 A Prayer from Beyond
06 From the Long Forgotten Past 

tisdag 16 december 2014

Nuclear Anticristo - Unholy Weapons Against Humanity

Damn this is an morbid demo! hehe

After the satanic movie sample (should i know from which movie this is from? Probably
some Fulci or Argento flick) the guttural wall of buzzsaw meatcleavers
blast you in the chin! All the acid fluids burn your skin and leaves an un-animated
corpse with a nasty grin on its bony face!
This thrashy blackened death music is sure pumping up ones panzer-blood!

Sure this is no doubt a goat/war metal attack in their traditional murder style
which means that you either love it or not.... lucky for me i already has a thing
for this type of relentless hellhole vomiting.

There are 4 tracks here which is not so much but the band has enough of personality
and dirt under their fingernails to make a mark.

Production is works well with its over powering force, vocals, strings, drums etc
is there and they are doing the job as they should! No more no less.

Time to hunt down the bands other releases now.

No prisoners survived

PreEmptive Strike 0​.​1 - Pierce their Husk

Now to something completely different!

Those who also have a thing for dark electro/techno stuff should take notice here!

Odium Records (Black Altar,Crepusculum , Thy Flesh) has recently opened a sub-division
 called Sonic Hell Records which is focusing in on electronic music that is from the other side, this is their first release!

Besides the Odium connection here we have Niklas Kvarforth (is he cloned?) as
guest vocals....and it works quite well i say. Sure the main music style here
is not what i listen to so i cant comment on the quality of it but Niklas
vocals blends nicely into the whole "body" of black shimmering zeros & ones.

The thematic seems to be something in the vain of Starship Troopers 2,0
considering the cover art but i cant say for sure.
But from the musics multi-layered semi-agro ambience it would
fit the mould of a new Starship Trooper movie sound track, nothing wrong in that.

Be sure to hunt it down if you are into this style of digital creations or if you just feel
curious about its exotic futuristic war compositions.

This is released on a cd (with extra tracks) & a 7"

måndag 15 december 2014


Of all the stuff i have reviewed here this is a release
that is probably the one that is most correct to
label "Noise", but besides from my lack of "noise" experience
this one was not so hard to digest...as an experience due
to its dramatic nature.


I cant say if it has an "theme" or "story" but my reflections
of the "music" and the visuals on the cover and inside leads me to
think this is a really bad mindfuck! Like one is stuck in a void of
 guilt, prostitution, days in some  run down sanatorium...like one is in the
core of someones psychosis and cant breath...and then some more guilt!
Thats a nice feeling i can assure you!


It has some kind of segments of real noisy electric overloads but
one can hear some voices whispering underneath it all...then there is some
calmer but colder parts...as i am not an expert in this field i cant comment on
the quality or non-quality of the technical part but for me it serves its purpose


All in all an uncomfortable tape which is exactly what its is supposed
to be... i guess. hehe


filth for the filth

fredag 12 december 2014

Vritrahn-Werwolf Demo 1

Here we have a new & very interesting project!
For those who hunger for more music in the raw fashion where Mr Werwolf is included here is the fix!

Vritrahn-Werwolf  !!!

A collaboration between Vritrahn (White Death) and Werwolf (Satanic Warmaster) have released their
first demo.

Track list:
1 - Blasphemies
2 - Burning Strife
3 - Darkness Inside
4 - Crux Satanae 

Out trough Astral Temple! *sold out*

Track taste:


lördag 6 december 2014

VERMAPYRE / Vehrmöedr split 7"

Here we have another split but with a quite different approach towards their musical endavours, First of we have the Belgium based cigar box horror maniacs Vermapyre!

For those who dont know what a cigar box guitar is i can tell you that is the most basic electric vile contrapment to be made... and its perfect for this noisy fright-mare relics that they do. It should be known that this is no mare noise band but rather a very old & raw sounding  "movie soundtrack"... as they themselves have stated that this is "Flickering imagery haunts, concealing the forgotten past of our vaudevillian apparition known as Vermapyre. Distorted, broken sounds from the deteriorated reels of many lost, 1920s silent era horror film devours the listener within the blackened, grit-pocked nightmare that is conjured through thee Vermapyres home-made electric cigar box guitar."
Yeah its just like that and i enjoyed it a lot! 

Feelings of gnarly pointy fingers in the shadows reaching out to pierce your smoke filled lungs... Hundred year old bat wings dust up the cave walls as they flaps their way out into the dead night air. 
The coffin worms awaits!

For the other side we found Vehrmöedr (Canada)...info about this band is quite harder to find but compared to Vermapyre this entity is sure fitting for this split. The first thats evident is that "their" sound is much thinner and more minimalistic, i guess the cigar box is used here too (now i know that they dont) but not in the same strong way... strings plinks here and dry low screams pours there. A much more suffocating style but quite interesting...  feels like the last hour of a ghouls flickering life. They are also connected to the label Under the Eye Productions.(Schattenreiner, Ossuary, Devotion)

All in all a ghastly split that i think many of you would like!
Great visual production also!
But that can anybody see anyways
Released on the bizarre label Negromancy (they also released HERXSEBET / WAMPHYRE split and VVLAD which is just as good!)

fredag 5 december 2014

Förgjord / Nekrokrist SS

Here we have some Suomalaista Mustaa Metallia!!! (Finnish for "Finnish Black metal")
Damn this is a good split! A very forceful hold onto the great horns of the north!

These two bands serve up 8 songs filled with deep feelings and just as effectful compositions, they stand with two raw goat feet´s firmly in both the past of the cold early 90´s and their living horrors of the present.
Their melodies contains both the glorious melancholy of a past now in ruins and riffings that kills any opposer (& poser). quite long tracks (often in mid tempo) but they never falls into some dull slopes, all is well carved out with skill and all the parts fit together perfectly and builds up a wholeness & atmosphere that can be carved with a knife. (morakniv)
Much tasteful (wonder if that a fitting word for this..?) variation and dark ideas is stuffed into all the music from start to "finish". Empowering one minute and devastating in the next.

Production fits just as well with a just right rawness without leaving out any instruments, its cold feeling but at the same time not... vocals is both bone chilling screams and also some semi barking angry men... hehe but it works splendid.

Both bands share many audial & mental tastes which results in a split that molds very smoothly... i dont know shit about Finnish language (i wish i knew more then the a few cursewords) so i cant really tell anything about the lyrics but their music talks more then enough anyways so that does not really matter.... and i wont try to "Google translate" some lyrics cuz that will fuck to much with my mind haha!

All is super but my two pick out tracks would be: Förgjord - Mieltensä sairastama & Nekrokrist SS - Musta viha.

First i did not notice it but they did a quirky thing with the band logo combination! 

*Essential split in other words*

Track list:

1.     Förgjord & Nekrokrist SS - Jättäkää minut korpeille (osa 1.)
2.     Förgjord - Kasketun maan laulu         
3.     Förgjord - Mieltensä sairastama         
4.     Förgjord - Kerpeikkari         
5.     Nekrokrist SS - Musta viha         
6.     Nekrokrist SS - Tyhjyys         
7.     Nekrokrist SS - Hyljätty         
8.     Förgjord & Nekrokrist SS - Jättäkää minut korpeille (osa 2.)    

Released by: Hammer of Hate Records

måndag 1 december 2014

Phosphore Blanc Interview!

1.Hails SKVMPAT!
I guess you are the one and only member of this musical-weapon?
As PB released its debut album this year what did you do before this
and what made you to put this band together?

- Hails! Yes, I am the only member, I'm more comfortable alone without external influences
regarding my projects. Before Phosphore Blanc, I had another black / death / rac project called MustardGaz, it lasted from 2008 to 2013. I didn't had any clue about mastering and mixing so it sounds quite raw. Released it only for my friends and knowledge circle.
I learned little by little how to record better and make it sounds as I want to.

2.The first album "Xenophobos" I think is a really interesting hard hitting
entity all from the poisonous neo-occultish cover art to the seven devastating tracks!
Please tell about the time creating this and what goal you had in mind?

- Thanks! I draw since childhood, I always picture things in my head that I have to put on paper.
Since a few years it is quite the same recurring avatars I draw for my projects, a skull headed larva / snake
and a gasmasked vulture with human torso I use within the MG and PB imagery.
I play music and draw according to my inspiration. I want to create my own symbolism and meanings,
visualizing this kind of pictures while listening to the stuff I do and vice versa.

3.I am no expert in weapons of war and all the evil stuff the military invents but
i think your band name is something that could "irritate" the skin if it came in contact
with it? hehe

- Hehehe yeah this is some sick shit! Love how the victims looks like after being exposed,
and what it does to the mind and spirit of the witnesses.
I was always attracted to the vicious, burning and corrosive weapons,
the stuff you can do homemade like combat gaz, toxic smoke or exploding devices.
I wanted to give a french name to my project that inspire something like that.

4.As i understand you do all the great artwork yourself have you done covers etc to
some other bands one should know of also?

- Yes i draw all the covers for my projects.
I drew for the two MustardGaz EPs, and the PB covers and symbolism.
Recently I did the artwork for the next Seges Findere t-shirt ( At war against the Zog)
and the cover for the split Ep with Ritual Genocide.
I used to draw some stuff for an underground french BM fanzine 6 or 7 years ago I don't remember.
I'm ok to draw for some bands if I dig the music and if I get along with the guys.

5.What kind of ideology do you have regarding this band?

- It's all about my feelings concerning this world and mostly the cesspool I live in.
France is filled with this fucking stinking scum everywhere and it's ruled by useless fags and cowards.
I believe the only answer for us is to act alone and low profile.
I dream everytime of the day we'll wipe out those degenerate fucks; for where I live, and for Europe.
I'm making my own spiritual way and the background and how things work here is a brake to it.
PB lyrics deals about all that.

6. If i understand correctly you released the album yourself but know you have tied
knots with the label Deathcamp Records, will they re release the album?

- Yes, I put the album on Bandcamp for sharing with some mates at the other side of the world.
After i reached out with Strigoi to talk about Seges Findere,
he listened to my tracks and was up for a cd release of "Xenophobos"
in early 2015.

7.I look forward to the coming split with Ritual Genocide! Tell me about this work and
how you came in contact with each others?

- I randomly found some stuff about Genocide Coven, their previous black metal band, I fucking liked it
so I took contact with the uploader of the videos who told me about Ritual Genocide.
I reached out with them, really cool dudes,
we started to share our respective projects and they came up with the idea of a split together.

8.Is there any plans on bringing your war-music unto the "live-platform"? Any gigs
in the plans? How do you think the France musical climate is for a band like yours?

- I don't have any plans for now. Maybe if I can gather some mates as a line up, and find the time and the room to rehearse on a regular basis this could be cool, but at this moment I'm not that interested playing live,
or maybe just in front of a restrained audience and some friends.
I think if we stay between us, just the scene and not make a fuss with too much information about the gig,
anything is able to play live everywhere in France. 

My city is filled with antifa and left sided cunts but we usually don't give a shit about their "threats".

9.If one like to get some sweet Phosphore Blanc t-shirt where should one look?

- Nowhere for now hehe. I have some designs ready and many ideas for some t-shirts and hoodies
but I'll wait to find somebody serious enough to work with, or I'll do it by myself,
I don't know yet, I have to enquire a bit about all this.

10.So after this split how does your next attack look like?

- I have already a few tracks ready, I don't know if i'll use them for a split (too soon to say) or an EP.
And i'm working on 4 or 5 past and unreleased MG tracks I want to release with Phosphore Blanc.
I guess i'll release some stuff within a few months or in the mid 2015 if things keep on going this way.

11. Thanks for your time & answers!

- No problem, my pleasure. Feel free to ask me anything you want about PB.

Thanks for your support!