You may know about our love/obsession with most things Icelandic so it may not be a surprise to see a new band from Reykjavik featured here. This is MUCK, they play intelligent, discordant hardcore and it’s fantastic.
July 14th, 2014
07 July 2014
by Gavin Lloyd
For those unaware The Hell first emerged at the tail end of last year. An album of snotty, down tuned, aggro punk loaded with swearing released for free. Tongues soon started wagging as to who these mystery men actually were, the addition of a few familiar faces on the album cover only bolstered interest, and they soon became the hype band of the month, with various industry folk tweeting hyperbole over them.
October 23rd, 2013
October 16th, 2013
Sub Contra Blues
14 October 2013
by Raziq Rauf
It’s been a while coming, but this is the end product of the heavy riffing that Johnny Truant guitarist, Stuart Hunter was chugging out during the death throes of the Brighton metallers’ demise. It’s a three-pronged attack that post-hardcore, sludge metal and shoegaze. Anacondas is a wonderfully chaotic beast.
October 8th, 2013
28 October 2013
by Pete Long
Some bands like to change their sound from release to release. Other bands stick faithfully to what they know – they’ll change a little here and there, but essentially evolution is slow. Skeletonwitch most definitely fall into the second camp. Serpents Unleashed, Skeletonwitch’s fifth album, is a gristly offering in much the same vein as Forever Abomination and its predecessors.
June 10th, 2013
Wolves Like Us are absolutely one of our favourite bands to have come out of Norway over the past few years. We loved their 2011 album, Late Love very much and along with Kvelertak and Blood Command, the Oslo quartet have shown us where the excellent heavy music is coming from. We’re very pleased to be debuting the video to their brand new song, ‘Get Gone’.
March 5th, 2013
Nero Di Marte
Nero Di Marte
18 March 2013
by Danny Montana
Occasionally a band pops out and they have zero profile but has something about them – something that’s going to make a few people take note, at least. Nero Di Marte are one of them. Having previously been called Murder Theory, the Italian quartet changed their name upon signing to Prosthetic. They also changed their style slightly, rounding off the techy edges found on their old material in favour of a slightly more palatable sound.
Interview: Nathan Opposition from Ancient VVisdom on A Deathlike Inferno, Aleister Crowley, and mankind’s obsession with apocalyptic prophecies
May 29th, 2012
Prior to their recent show at the OBL in London, Nathan Opposition from Ancient VVisdom took time out of his machete-sharpening schedule to trade a few words with Hugh Platt.
Nathan Opposition is a quietly-spoken man. Given that Nathan is an intimidating hulk of man, who gives off the kind of innate, physical menace that you only get from people who got neck tattoos back before the time they were a mark of a hipster fashionista, it puts us weirdly off-balance as we chat to the Ancient VVisdom frontman in a dressing room above the Old Blue Last. Still, it doesn’t stop us from grilling the chain-rattling, machete-waving vocalist on the subject of the band’s forthcoming new album – currently going under the working title of A Deathlike Inferno – as well as the finer points of Thelemic mysticism and philosophical Satanism. Y’know, low-brow pithy topics like that.
April 2nd, 2012
Ancient VVisdom are about to embark upon their first ever UK tour and it’s rolling into London on 18 April 2012 at The Old Blue Last. There are three bits of good news: 1) We’re DJing inbetween and after the bands; 2) You can get your £6.50 (!) tickets here; and 3) AVV intend to release a second album, A Deathlike Inferno in 2012 via Prosthetic Records. Get excited.
March 28th, 2012
Thrash Hits Verdict: We came across Primitive Weapons in Austin, Texas in March 2011 via a recommendation by Cancer Bats’ manager. “I think you’ll like them,” he said. He was correct. The Brooklyn monsters are the new project of former Gay For Johnny Depp man, Arty Shepherd and they ply a furious and sinister metal-oriented hardcore. Recently signed to label du jour, Prosthetic Records, they’re in exactly the right place to become one of the most acclaimed bands of 2012. We love the album, The Shadow Gallery and we believe that you will too. We had a chat with singer, David Castillo so that you can find out everything about Primitive Weapons.