Burial Invocation

If you think about the Mediterranean Sea area, the first thing that comes to mind is the excellent black metal scene (the Italian and the Greek one). That genre is not the only thing these places could offer. Countries like Greece and Turkey have great bands too, and if you love extreme music you can’t ...

Abysmal Grief

For what concerns music, dark sound it’s one of the best things Italy could offers. Even if most of the people in this country ignores it, many italian bands are very much appreciated in the doom metal world, like Death SS, Paul Chain (Violet Theatre and his solo works), The Black, Run After To and ...

Grave Miasma

During the last 5-10 years, many new extreme bands showed a deep interest in occultism. While most of them use occult symbols and Thelema-related elements on their artworks, just a few of them have a deep knowledge about this subject. Grave Miasma is not just one of the best death metal bands around (musically speaking), ...

Slovakian folk horror: Malokarpatan interview!

Last halloween brought a new sensation in the black metal world: On october 31th of 2017 Nordkarpatenland was released. If you like this genre and but you’re tired of avarage black and white facepainted bands, Malokarpatan it’s the name for you. Hailing from Bratislava, their music it’s a great mix of Master’s Hammer, Tormentor and ...

Attila Csihar (Mayhem, Tormentor, Sunn O))), Void ov Voices)

One year ago I had the great pleasure to interview the mighty Attila Csihar for La Repubblica XL. Mayhem was on tour for the 25th anniversary of De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas and they were about to play in Rome. I called him two weeks before the show and I had a nice chat with him, ...

Night Viper (Tom Sutton)

In these last years many new heavy metal bands have tried to bring back the sound of the classic records of the eighties. Most of them are just boring clones of Iron Maiden or Judas Priest, but fortunately others have something more to say. Night Viper demonstrated that is possible to play that same kind ...

Five death metal releases that deserve your attention

2018 is not ended yet and It’s too soon for a proper top 10 of the best releases of the year. In the meantime, here are 5 records that prove how death metal can still take new prisoners even after more than thirty years from its birth.     DEMONOMANCY – POISONED ATONEMENT (Invictus Productions) ...

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