Modesty within music is somewhat of a gift. Often given the reins to roam free around musical composition, at times music of the instrumental persuasion can fall into the trap of nondescript widdling. Known for their technical prowess in their other outfit Ne Obliviscaris the make of Vipassi is relatively smaller yet no less worth your attention, particularly with their stunning debut Sunyata.
Concept albums are fast becoming some of the hottest Metal property on the market. Often needing flamboyant dressage with details ranging from costumes with the way into props, the air of the theatrical is more than just a force to be reckoned with. Having toured the US extensively together last year, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Carach Angren being their haunting theatre to a more European of audiences but will Horror outweigh Drama?
Joining forces to form the illusive Skuggsjá, Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson and Wardruna’s Einar Selvik are set to unveil their collaborative effort of the same name. Undeniable that both composers are rulers of theie musical kingdoms when coming together the pair create a tangible, earthed soundtrack. However will the marriage of the two’s creative force form their own creative niche?
Comprehensive in any language the ideology of religion is universal regardless of its manifestation. Looking in particular at Christianity and its etymology, one of the oldest mysteries of history. Known to be the language of Jesus himself Aramaic is but one of these linguistic vehicles, though his existence is questionable his presence throughout history has defined our culture as we know it. Evolving from primitive beginnings to its seemingly limitless scope of the modern day religion has infiltrated each aspect of living now becoming a commodity.
Can a legacy outlast a name? After their recent legal dispute regarding trivial matters everyone’s favourite Black Metal icon Abbath, decided to take the frost bitten high road and go it alone. Enlisting King and the mysterious Creature the man entrenched himself to record his brand new self titled album.
Returning this year with the announcement of their new album Rituals, Rotting Christ have already had heads turning. Both singles “Elthe Kyrie” and “In Nomine Del Nostri” showed varying sides of what to expect from the forthcoming record and we now have yet another treat!
Greek Symphonic Metal heads Rotting Christ show us a second scene in their latest release Rituals.
Ahead of the band’s record release this January 22nd celebrating at London’s Forum on the 23rd Abbath has made a third track available for your streaming pleasure.
Now with only a week away until Christmas we come to a much darker side of the festive season, so far have had the greats of :
As we begin to wind down 2015 has been an incredibly eventful year for everyone in the Metal community, good and bad. Though for Australian borne Ne Obliviscaris 2015 has opened many doors to a plethora of audiences. However as the old adage goes, as one door opens another closes. Kindly devoting some time we were able to catch up with Violinist come Vocalist Tim Charles for an update on all things Ne Obliviscaris. Letting us in on just how much of a sacrifice is needed to change opportunities into realities, we’re given a glimpse into the band’s unbeatable work ethic. Discussing the creation of Citadel and what the record has done to the band’s status in the Metal community we delve into the world of one of the scenes most exciting bands.
At long last Abbath will have a soundtrack to accompany his now worldwide walks fully decked out in corpse paint.
Announcing that the now solo artist will be performing one of his first ever shows at London’s Forum, Abbath has now released his first solo track. Entitled “Winter Bane” it has the classic gurgling Black Metal vocals that were home to Immortal for such a long time.
As times change so does the face of the music, a current talking point in the metal community being about whether technology has influenced the sound of Metal in the modern day. Being responsible for some of the best sounding Death Metal records in recent years, Erik Rutan is not only Death Metal royalty for his instrumental prowess but also for his genre defining production. A man of who goes under many guises at long last returns with some of the most abrasive Metal this year.