Due June 7th via Listenable Records, Bury The Pain is a solid, enjoyable thrash album that should ensure Xentrix a warm welcome back to festival stages this summer.
Cages (New Age Records) packs a lot of brilliant, inspiring stuff into only thirteen minutes. Redbait is a profoundly important band, deep in the trenches of the post-industrial Midwest where the battle for America’s soul is taking place.
Full of Hell return with their new full-length, Weeping Choir, via Relapse Records and it is genuinely terrifying. Weeping Choir is an absolute nightmare, and that’s what makes it so brilliant.
We spoke at length with Lisa Voisard, lead vocalist of the technical death metal band Anachronism, about the group, their beginnings, and absolutely stunning album, Orogeny, out since July, 2018.
Due March 8th via Nuclear Blast, Hexed, the eagerly-anticipated tenth studio album from Children of Bodom, rings out with the inherent playfulness and reckless energy of the Finnish melodeath legends.
Catherine Fearns chats with Christophe Godin, frontman of French progressive jazz-rock-metallers MÖRGLBL, about a range of issues, including their new album The Story Of Scott Rötti, and Christophe’s life as a guitar teacher at the École des Musiques Actuelles.
On the eve of the release of their thirteenth album, I, The Mask (due March 1st via Nuclear Blast Records and 11-7 Music), we caught up with vocalist Anders Fridén for a thorough conversation on everything about the album and the evolution of this game-changing band.
With their first anthology, One, new Leeds, UK-based digital black metal label Cult of Osiris have succeeded in demonstrating that new bands from the black metal underground can hold their own against established players.
On their second full-length, Earthbeat, due via Tenacity Music, Switzerland’s Colossus Fall successfully manage to combine progressive metal’s discordant experimentalism and sludge’s filthy riffs with the infectious, driving urgency of hardcore.
It’s not an easy task to create uplifting hardcore music, but CardiaC undoubtedly achieve just that. Their latest offering, Mañana No Serà Otro Día Igual, via Tenacity Music, is bone-crunchingly heavy throughout, and the driving energy never lets up.
To celebrate its tenth anniversary, Eluveitie’s Slania is being re-released via Nuclear Blast; it’s a welcome opportunity to appreciate a band that are an important part of Switzerland’s musical identity.
Geneva trio Cortez combine noise with precision to create an absolute monster of a metal album. No More Conqueror is an unrelenting explosion of controlled anger, with unusual riffs, complex drumming and breathless energy all underpinned by massive production values.
With their third full-length release, Promethee have pulled out all the stops. Convalescence (Lifeforce Records) is another great example of Swiss ingenuity and deserves to garner the band plenty of international attention.