To get you prepared for their cross-Canada, tour with Mexico’s Majestic Downfall, Spanish doom metal band Helevorn offer us their TOP 10 facts about growing up playing metal on the Spanish island of Mallorca.
Early last month, Spanish rapper Pablo Hasél received a four year jail sentence and a €24,300 fine from the Spanish National Court. But for what? Find out in our feature on the controversial artist.
Ataraxy’s Where All Hope Fades is a decent metal record that’s built around the odd bit of quality songwriting, but you may just struggle to sit through the entire thing.
Sci-fi technical death metal masters Wormed have released the first new track taken from their highly anticipated, forthcoming album Krighsu
Among Spain’s most respected death metal exports, Wormed are pleased to announce the release of their second full-length. Titled Exodromos, the ten-track production was recorded at Sadman Studios in Madrid, Spain and mastered by Mika Jussila (Amorphis, Impaled Nazarene, Children of Bodom, Nightwish) at the infamous Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Exodromos will detonate on March 26, 2013 via Willowtip Records. Check out the cover art as well as Exodromos’ debilitating opening track “Nucleon” below.
Chaos Records and Dark Blasphemies will co-release Unconsecrated’s ‘Awakening in the Cemetery Grave’ on July 9th with a vinyl LP version to follow later in the year. The CD can be pre-ordered at THIS LOCATION. Featuring all the material the Spanish old school death metallers have recorded to date, the compilation includes the ‘Unconsecrated Cemetery’ (2006) and ‘Dark Awakening’ (2007) demos, as well as 2010’s ‘Slave to the Grave’ EP, which was previously released as a 7″ on Dark Descent Records. The material has been remastered by Skaldir at the Kalthallen Studios in Germany (2011) and cover art comes courtesy of Daniel Devilish (Entrails, Malfeitor, Blood Mortized).
On a day when everything I was reviewing was sounding run of the mill, terribly unoriginal and boring, I stumbled upon this disc and everything changed. These talented Spaniards have created a sound that is vibrant, fresh and well… freaking rockin’. Combining a little bit of sludge and doom, a little bit of hardcore and rock with a whole lot of energy, Walk With Me! is quite a fantastic collection of songs that will have you moving and grooving in no time at all. I really liked everything about this disc including the terrific production and the rather humorous song titles. If, like me, you’re looking for music that is heavy yet unique, then look no further than Zombies and Diamonds. This was a killer find and I highly recommend checking out this mega-talented act.
Vita Imana is an impressive Metal export from Spain and musically this sextet has enough panache to haul a serious international following. The impressive compositions and instrumental/vocal performances on their new album Uluh are capable of surpassing any language barriers – it’s totally sung in Spanish – and become very relatable to worldwide audiences.
Spanish group Killus having been making their own blend of Gothic-tinged industrial metal for over 11 years now. While influences consisting of Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, White Zombie and Marilyn Manson are apparent in the music, they are not overtly present and the group’s sound remains their own. Amazingly, Killus have to-date collaborated with a large list of high profile bands including acts such as Sepultura, Crowbar, Sonic Syndicate, Ill Nino, Deathstars and God Forbid. Already exploding in Europe, thanks in large to their dynamic live shows, the band is now setting its sights on North America.