In terms of extreme metal – mainly death and doom/death – Finland had, and currently has, a very, very strong scene. The Finnish death metal domain in the ’90s might not have had the same flash that the Swedish and US scenes did, but the albums released in that period were nothing but monumental.
Ahh shit, VASTUM is back with another new album called Hole Below and this fucker slays from the moment you press play! Is this album going to end up our year end list as one of the raddest Death Metal LP’s of 2015? The answer is HELL YES!!! We have been given
“In the year 275 an Iranian Aryan publicly rejected the scriptures and Jesus Christ as being divine. For his outspokenness, he was arrested, crucified, skinned, stuffed, and hung from the city gates as a macabre warning to any would-be skeptics. Of course, all faiths have killed for their gods; the
Underground death metal lovers will love Venefixion’s debut demo, the so-far much-ignored Defixio. Is it up to CVLT Nation to raise awareness for this thrash-tinged death metal juggernaut? Defixio has four tracks of raging, grooving death thrash sure to send death metal lovers to the pits. Venefixion sound like a veteran
Are you fucking ready to hear some inhumane audio weapons of putrid sonic pollution? Dragged Into Sunlight and Gnaw Their Tongues collaborative LP entitled N.V. is scheduled for release on Nov. 13th via Prosthetic Records. This grim journey of pain will make you want to peel your skin off just so
Three awesome dudes from the Oakland-based grindcore band Infinite Waste (namely madmen Jamison, Kevin, and Matt) were rad enough to have the brilliant idea to put together a compilation of Bay Area-based bands to give out for free at this year’s first edition of California Deathfest this weekend in Oakland, to show visitors and outsiders attending
Want two tracks that are worth the price of admission? Try Altarage’s latest EP, MMXV, courtesy of Iron Bonehead Productions (vinyl),Sentien Ruin (tape) & Sol Y Nieve Records(tape). Iron Bonehead releases rarely disappoint, and this EP is no exception. Blackened doom/death in the mold of Antiversum your thing? Swallow ash and
Fresno is located in the heart of California. It is the fifth largest city in the best state in America. I spent over a decade living in the area. I dedicated a lot of time and energy focusing on building unity within the underground music community in the hopes of
Text and photo by Mattias Westfalk Finland is now stored safe in my memory bank, the distant but real buzz from a spectacle in sounds and emotions still lingering. I sat down in front of my work desk after flying back to Berlin, the place I call home for the winter,
So what do we have here? Another insanely rad release from one of our favorite tape labels, Caligari Records. The name of band is DISTERROR, they hail from Mexico and play a vicious brand of crust-infused death metal that has the power to crush bones! Within the the riffs that this band
Eclipsing violent centuries Like a dark scar over France Enter the nascent Gilles de Rais A warrior and a scholar… Or such is one modern-day interpretation of the infamous fifteenth century soldier Gilles de Rais, also known as Bluebeard, a general to the executed Jeanne of Arc. Some have
BÖLZER is on a mission from Australia to Vancouver, plus they will be setting shit off in the States! Check out this spot-on full set of them performing earlier this year…I’m pretty sure this set was filmed in Russia. I’m fucking beyond stoked that I get to see them live on Oct. 18.