Saturday, August 11, 2018

Burial Hordes--The Termination Thesis cd {Folter Records} posted on 8-11-18


Burial Hordes--The Termination Thesis  cd {Folter Records}
Coming out of the mighty Greek black,death metal scene is Burial Hordes who have been releasing quality  violent music since 2001.The Termination Thesis is the band fourth full length release featuring six songs of uncomprimisng blackend death metal.The music is a mix of extremly fast and well played patterns but the band is not afraid to slow to a more mid paced style with some dark morbid atmosphere sounds and music.The vocals are a mix of deep death death growls and some raw gruff growls and some screams used throughout the songs.This is my first encounter with Greece's Burial Hordes but if you are a fan of the bands previous releases then do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of The Termination Thesis today.

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                                                              http://www.folter666.de/
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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Jungle Rot--Jungle Rot cd {Victory Records} posted on 8-9-18


Jungle Rot--Jungle Rot cd {Victory Records}
Legendary death metal band Jungle Rot  return with their nineth  full length release.The self titled release contains ten songs of classic and well executed death metal including a cover of Kreator's Terrible Certainty.The music is written and performed with the bands signature style and sound that is played with memorable and catchy songs.The vocals are old school gruff  growls and some thrashy screams are used throughout some of the tracks.The guitars are played with alot of skilliful patterns that are mainly done with mid paced range.The guitarist does write and perform some heavier and faster guitar sections.The drumming is done in the same vein with a mix of extremly fast drumming patterns and some slower,mid tempoed drums.If you are a fan of Jungle Rot's past catalog then do not hesitate to pick up a copy of the new self-titled release when it is released.

                                                                         Label  Contacts
                                                                   http://www.victoryrecords.com/
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                                                                  http://www.jungle-rot.com/
                                                               

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Interview with Jim guitarist of Solium Fatalis done by Patrick posted on 8-8-18


Interview with Jim guitarist of Solium Fatalis done by Patrick

1.Hello Jim how are you doing today please introduce yourself to the readers?

Spectacular. I'm Jim Gregory, guitarist, writer, producer, travel agent, gimmick procurement specialist of Solium Fatalis.

2.When did you first start listening to metal music and who were the first bands you heard? Who are some of your current favorite bands?

I first started listening to heavy metal in 1980's when I was but a wee lad and knee high to a grasshopper but I knew I liked two things, hot ladies and metal and one of those things actually liked me back....sadly it wasn't the ladies. So I started rocking out to quite the eclectic group of bands. Celtic Frost, Butthole Surfers, Exodus, The Dead Milkmen, Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, and then once the 90's hit and death metal started to really get a foothold it was Entombed, Morbid Angel, Death, Monstrosity, etc etc. NOW I listen to a huge variety of bands but my favorites are Paradise Lost, Cryptopsy, Beyond Creation, The Absence, Aborted, Abysmal Dawn (Can you tell I'm scrolling down my iTunes alphabetically?) Tritptykon, Dark Fortress, CHTHE'ILIST, Solstice, Unflesh, Sorcerer, so many bands I like but I'll stop there....

3.You started Solium Fatalis in 2012 what gave you all the idea to start this band? And how did you choose Solium Fatalis as the name of the band does it have a special meaning?
Due to my job I lived in Tampa Florida for 12 years and had tried for most of the entire time I was there to form a band, and to get something going but their music scene sucks donkey balls. I couldn't get any of those fools to try to be in a band with me or even listen to my music. That turned out to benefit me though as it built up years of anger and frustration with indecisive flakey overly dramatic douche bags who imitate playing music while the rest of the world creates it and moves forward...so by the time my job moved me to New Hampshire I was good and pissed off, older, and ready to make something to say FUCK YOU to all those guys that wouldn't give me an opportunity. Solium Fatalis was born. The rest.....is history. Anyway, the band name means Fated/Deadly Throne and the reason we like it was because Seth Siro from Septicflesh(who did the first album's artwork and layout) told us it was awesome so we kept it. Whammy.

4.What is the current line up of the band?And for the readers who have never heard Solium Fatalis how do you feel the bands style has evolved over the years?

Jeff Demarco Bass/Vocals, Jim Gregory and Ryan Beevers on Guitars, and Jeff "Manbearpig" Saltzman on drums. We plan on keeping it this way too because line up changes blow. Evolved as in the July 10th 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial? I suppose I can't answer that question since I don't really dabble in science. The fans will have to listen to those albums and goddammit, read the fucking lyrics.


5.Genetically Engineered To Enslave is the bands fourth full length release how long did it take the band to write the music for the new release? How long does it usually take the band to complete one song?

This one took 2.5 years total time we wrote 18 tracks and then reduced it to the 10 best ones. Cuz' 8 of them sucked ass. Trust us. Ryan and I can write a song in 30 mins if we're properly motivated(girls and beer) and sometimes we can whack away at ourselves for a week or so in total frustration depending on the song.

6.I believe i read that the new release is a concept release what gave you all the idea to write a concept album? What is the concept based on?

I know that reading is hard nowadays with the quick fix of youtube and Wikipedia explaining the entire human consciousness to you when the TV isn't, but if I told you that would be cheating. It IS a loose concept but you gotta read the lyrics. I'm not fucking making it easy on anyone, lazy bastards

7.As mentioned Genetically Engineered To Enslave is a concept release are the bands previous releases also concept albums or is this bands first one?

The second album was also a loose concept record but no one read the goddamn lyrics so it's meaning is going to remain a mystery apparently for all times.

8.Jim you handle the guitars for the band when did you first become interested in playing the guitars? Are you self taught or did you take lessone when first starting out?


I first started playing guitar seriously around 1990/91 so a long ass time ago, I was initially self-taught but then Jim Gregory begins to learn at a geometric rate. In 1997 Jim became self-aware at 2:14 a.am. Eastern Time, August 29th. In a panic my parents tried to pull the plug....

9.Who would you say are some of your influences and favorite guitarists? Besides the guitars do you currently play any other instruments?

Gary Holt from Exodus was huge, the guy writes to coolest riffs, Tom Fischer and Martin Eric Ain from Celtric Frost both of whom, like myself, do whatever the fuck they want regardless of the "rules" that people shackle themselves with when writing music. One of the things that other guitar players I had worked with in the past didn't like was when I wrote dissonant riffs and melodies, I'd hear complaints about "that's not natural" or "you're playing the wrong key" and now I have four albums out and they're still eating their fucking boogers and jacking off with their guitars in their bedrooms, so I hope they read this, suck it jerks! OH and no I do not play any other instruments, no wait I do, Pro Tools.

10.Does Solium Fatalis play live very often or is this strictly a studio project? What have been some of the bands most memorable shows over the years?

Solium Fatalis has toured and we play live on spot shows infrequently sporadically intermittently an indeterminate number of shows because we aren't trying to overplay our own area and want it to be a cool experience for the fans and not be like some jabroni shit band who plays the same 4 venues 28 times a year. If they're reading this, you know who you are ya fuckin' douche bags. Brattleboro Vermont at the Stone Church absolutely crushed a guy named John Short got us in there and he himself being a musician was a cool ass experience and the fans were a human-tornado the entire gig, we LOVE Montreal and Piranha Bar and Nick Guerin there treated us amazing and the fans and bands were fucking cool as shit, Saint Vitus in Brooklyn is killer, we did a great gig with Unmerciful at Ralph's that 28 people went to and we smoked the fuck out of them. We have done a ton of shows with our evil twins in Soul Remnants they're all awesome and were fun as fuck, their drummer Colin(I won't say his last name to protect his anonymity but you can google it) anyway he's really fragile and didn't do any load-in or load-out work in favor of hitting on women at shows a practice that he keeps to this very day! I admire his dedication.

11.Are their any upcoming shows or tours in support Genetically Engineered To Enslave? If yes where will the band be playing and who are some bands you will be sharing the stage

with?

We are looking to book the CD release show if the day and venue is right, otherwise fuck it. We have shared the stage with so many killer bands thanks to promoters around here like Chris MT from Ralph's in Worcester, and Bill and Lisa Williams at the Jewel, and the John's Gulow and Short from Promoterhead and that has allowed us to play with Cryptopsy, Belphegor, Unmerciful, and of course the mighty Leonard Asshammer and the Butt Pipe Orchestra. Some bands we shall share the stage with? Cool ones.

12.Besides working in Solium Fatalis do you or any of the members currently play in any other bands or solo projects?


Ryan is in Unflesh a creation of his that rules, Saltzman does Aversed they have a first album in process that I'm sure the kids will love, Jeff Demarco does Excrecor who play a kind of melodic death metal thing and some year they'll put out a 2nd album. I myself play in Fibrillate the Narcosis...nah I made that up, this is my only band.

13.When you need to take a break from working on new music or band business what do you like to do in your free time?

OH lots of things! I cry whenever I see a tree, sleep in my oven, and burn strange symbols into my neighbors pets with a curling iron! I also found out that I AM THE DEVIL! I AM REBORN! THE STREETS WILL FLOW WITH THE BLOOD OF FORNICATORS AND THE SINEW OF THE DAMNED AAAAARGHHHHH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

14.Thank you Jim for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final comments for the readers?

Yes.....HAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH BUY OUR ALBUMS AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHAHA GO TO OUR SHOWS HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA QUIT LISTENING TO OTHER BANDS HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH SOLIUM FATALIS IS YOUR GOD HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAH......good night.
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Saturday, August 4, 2018

THE WASTELANDS NOW LIVE ON CRANIUM RADIO! (PUNK/METAL)



The Wastelands is back! We started early today, very mixed show this week, but the core punk and mosh theme remains. lets do this!

Featured today: Thrash, Crossover, Crust Punk, DBeat, Doom, Stoner Rock, Sludge, Desert Rock, Blues, Metal, Grindcore, Death Grind, Death Metal, Brutal DM, Old School DM, HC, HC Punk, Metallic HC, Punk, Punk Rock, Skits, Comedy, and more!

This week's movie review: Mission Impossible Fallout. 

Every Saturday on Cranium Radio from 4pm-8pm EST (US)/9pm-1am UK.

Stream & Listening Link: http://craniumradio.com/
 
Airplay/promo: ancientvisionz@gmail.com

Friday, August 3, 2018

Interview with Faithxtractor done by Patrick posted on 8-3-18



Interview with Faithxtractor done by Patrick

1.Hello how are things going in Ohio these days? Please introduce yourself to the readers?
Hello, my name is Ash Thomas. I handle drums & lead vocals for Faithxtractor. Things in Ohio are fine these day

2.Faithxtractor was formed in 2005 when did you first get the idea to start this band?
Faithxtractor originally started as side project with my brother Marquis. Estuary was my main & most active band at the time, & the music for Estuary is much more technical & involved. The original concept for Faithxtractor was to play stripped down Death Metal twisted with conspiracy theory & misanthropy. It was an enjoyable project to be involved with while Estuary was in between albums & live gigs. Later, when Estuary became sidelined by the loss of our drummer, Faithxtractor became a live performing band & a main focus.

3.Who would you say are Faithxtractor's biggest influences?
The old DM greats like Death, Autopsy, & Grave mixed with early Kreator, Sodom & Possessed.

4.Proverbial Lambs To The Ultimate Slaughter is the bands third full-length release. Does the whole band take part in the writing process or does one member write everything? How long does it take the band to usually finish one song?
Up to this point I’ve written 90-95% of the material. The plan for the next release, however, is to have guitarist Cody Knarr contribute much more. He came into the fold after the majority of songs were written for “Proverbial…”, but now we have an empty song slate. He & I will be collaborating much more in the future.

5.Besides the upcoming release are the bands previous two releases still available for the readers to buy? Besides physical releases does the band have any other merchandise available if yes what is available and where can the readers find it?
Yes, all the previous releases are available at least on some kind of format. Be it cassette, CD or vinyl. Those interested can visit faithxtractor.bigcartel.com to order items directly through us. We update it periodically, & it includes patches & t-shirts when we have them in stock. Our label, Hells Headbangers, also carries a lot of our items, so you can visit their site as well. They have better shipping rates for international orders, so if anyone is ordering outside the US that is the route to go. It costs me more to ship a cassette out of the US, than what we charge for the item itself.


6.Does Faithxtractor play live very often or do you prefer to work in the studio? What have been some of Faithxtractor's most memorable shows over the years? And who are some bands you have had the pleasure to share the stage with?
We play live on a fairly regular basis these days. Usually long weekend runs, etc. We’ve had a lot of stand out shows. For me personally, the 1st gig ever was very important. It was great to play some of the old tunes live for the first time. There have been other very DIY shows that proved to be great because of atmosphere, etc. Some bands we’ve played with include Razor, Undergang, Deicide, Incantation, Necrot, Tombstalker, Valdrin, Sewage Grinder, & Morta Skuld.

7.Are their any shows or tours planned this summer or fall in support of Proverbial Lambs To The Ultimate Slaughter? If yes where will the band be playing?
Yeah, we’ll be venturing out more this coming fall to support the new album. We’ll be in Cleveland this October to play with the mighty Blood Feast as well as Atlanta for Mass Destruction 2 Fest to play with The Chasm, Mortuary, & many more.

8.I believe all the members have been a part of the underground scene since the mid 90's how do you feel the underground scene has changed over the decades?
A lot more social media bullshit, & a lot shorter attention spans. I still enjoy the scene though, & look forward to hearing new music. I’ve always had a knack for tuning things out I have zero interest in, so the garbage just continues to float down stream without affecting me personally.

9.Faithxtractor comes out of Ohio's mighty death metal scene what is your opinion of the scene in Ohio over the years?
I think Ohio has spawned some great bands over the years. I’m still in contact with a handful of people & bands from the early to mid 90’s. Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, & of course Cleveland have decent scenes & shows are still happening on a regular basis.

10.Who would you say are your all-time favorite bands coming out of Ohio? Are their any new bands that you feel the readers should check out soon?
Decrepit will probably always be my favorite. I really loved the ‘Hymns of Grief & Pain” demo when it came out. Killer stuff to this day… My good friends Steve & Carl from Morticite have been doing a killer grind band called Sewage Grinder for a few years now. Another band, Valdrin, are good friends & will have a new album out on Blood Harvest this September. Definitely a release to look out for.

11.When you need to take a break from writing new music or band business what do you like to do in your free time? Everything is Metal in one way or another. I really enjoy collecting music still. It’s an enjoyable past time for me to look through my collection, jam tunes, & reminisce. I also read & spend time with family.

12.Besides Faithxtractor I believe all of the members play in other bands and projects. What are some bands you are currently working in?
Zdenka Prado & I are both in Surgikill. This is strictly a long distance studio project with some underground friends. We have 1 full length out & a slew of split 7”s coming out this year. I also play in Shed the Skin with Kyle from Incantation & Matt & Ed of Ringworm. We just released a new record called “We of Scorn” via Hells Headbangers. In addition to these bands, I do studio work for Crucified Mortals from Cleveland & a Cincinnati based Death/Thrash band called Machinations of Fate.And when lucky, we still do Estuary shows when possible. We just played two gigs a couple of week ago & they were awesome.


13.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final words for the readers?
Thank you Patrick for the interview. Our new album is out now via Hells Headbangers Records. Anyone into dark Death Metal will not be disappointed. Check it out…

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Interview with Nachtfrost done by Patrick posted on 8-2-18


1,Hails Orthanc how is life in Greece this week?Please introduce yourself to the readers?


Hello Patrick, everything’s finesummer vacation has given me lots of free time to practice and record new music. Im Orthanc (George Kalogirou) and I play guitar and write music for my band Nachtfrost

2.When did you first become interested in writing and playing music?What was the first instrument you learned to play?

I started to play the piano when I was around 12 years old because I was really into video game music (the only kind of music I listened to at the time) later I started getting into Metal, and as you know I wanted to learn guitar it took around 5 years for me to actually buy a guitar and start learning.

3.What are all the instruments you can play at this time?And if you had the chance what are some instruments you would like to learn to play one day?

At the moment I play guitar and piano. For the time being I don’t want to learn any new instrument, I just want to get as good as I can in the instruments I already play. But if I had a chance in the future I think the violin or the saxophone would be my choices

4.What gave you the idea to start the band Nachtfrost?Does the band name Nachtfrost have a special meaning?

When I was 15 I started to really get into raw black metal and wanted to start a band, I didn’t know guitar at the time so a friend of mine knew a little so we released a demo with him in guitar and me on vocals and keyboards, the demo was pretty bad in my opinion so its no longer available as I believe it doesn’t represent nor Nachtfrost nor me as an artist anymore. As for the band name it was a simple name that as far as I knew no band had at the time so Nachtfrost it is.

5.What is the current line up of Nachtfrost and who would you say are the bands biggest influences?

At the time of the interview consists of:


Me (Orthanc,George): Guitar,Songwritter
Nick: Second Guitar
Ares: Vocals

Dimitris: Bass
Odysseas: Drums

For the first EP I think the Dissection influence is pretty obvious, I wanted to revive that sound after all. But as of the new stuff I think im heading towards more of a melodic (maybe even progressive at times) death metal vibe with some black metal influences

6.Spectral Domains Of Dusk is the debut EP.which was released through Lower Silesian Stronghold how did you come in contact with this label?
Nothing special. I was just looking for a label to release the EP in a cd format and found about these guys. Got in contact with them and we made a great deal. Im 100% satisfied with their part in the cd release.

7.Orthanc I believe you handle writing all the music for the band how long does it usually take you to finish writing one song?

Really depends.But for most of the time two months, but including recording,changing stuff to fit in the song structure etc I would say it takes about three months to write a song in full, but then again it might take less.

8.Besides the new release Spectral Domains Of Dusk are the bands previous demo's still available for the readers to purchase?Besides the debut release does the band have any other merchandise availabe if yes what is available and where can the readers buy it?



Im afraid no at the moment the only merchandise we have is the CD, as I said all the previous demos are completely deleted and its better to forget about them.

9.I believe the lyrics are based around occultism and Satanism when did you first become interested in studying these subjects?Would you consider yourself a Satanist or just anti religion?

Since the time I started getting into Metal actually,but didn’t went really deep into it until I was 18.(about a year before realeasing the EP). Although I’m highly interested in the spiritual subjects of Satanism and the occult through the different cultures of the world I wouldn’t consider myself a Satanist, though that may change in the near future

10.Who are some occultist and Satanist you like to studying?Besides these subjects do you like to read or study any other subjects?



The only Satanic grimoire I have read is “Liber Azerate” not in depth yet though. For other subjects I really like dark fiction like Lovecraft (obviously) and epic “religious” poetry such as John Milton’s Paradise Lost.

11.What does black metal mean to you?



I believe Black Metal can be a serious art (and I don’t mean that in the hipster way),I really love when bands use real technical ability and music knowledge to create their albums I’m talking about bands like Dissection,Emperor,Thulcandra,Stortregn (really underated band),Abigor and for some of the few Greek bands I like Thy Darkned Shade and Acherontas.

12.Besides Nachtfrost do you currently work with any other bands or solo projects?
No I don’t

13.Orthanc thank you for taking time to fill this interview out do you have any final comments for the readers?



Thanks for having me here Patrick, new better stuff are coming soon and we are preparing for live appearances too, expect more from Nachtfrost in the near future!!!

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Kobold--Death Parade cd {Iron,Blood,And Death Corp.} posted on 7-29-18


Kobold--Death Parade  cd {Iron,Blood,And Death Corp.}
After releasing a EP. in 2015 and a live release in 2017 Serbia's Kobold release their debut full length.Death Parade contains thirteen songs of well  written and performed thrash metal going from an all out assult of aggressive patterens to a more controlled and well performed mid paced style.The vocals are thrashy screams and some well sung clean vocals even adding some group chants in some of the songs.The drums are played with a lot of skill and writing ability that range from allout blasting drums to a more controlled mid paced drum pattern.If you are a fan of well executed thrash that has influences from both the 80's and some newer elements  then do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Death Parade  today.
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                                                https://ibdclabel666.bigcartel.com/
                                               https://ironbloodanddeath.bandcamp.com/
                                               https://www.facebook.com/ibdc666
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                                               https://koboldthrash.bandcamp.com/
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Friday, July 27, 2018

Interview with Barren Altar done by Patrick posted on 7-27-18


Interview with Barren Altar done by Patrick

1.Hello please introduce yourself to the readers?

We are the purveyors of your perpetual nullification.

2.When did you first meet the other members of the band?And was it long before you all formed Barren Altar?How did you choose Barren Altar for the name of the band?

Ed and Dave have known each other since 2005 when they joined the same band and shared a studio space with our old BA bassist Karl, Ryan and Anthony were in the same circle of friends, Ed worked with our old BA drummer Dylan, and Morgan we met when BA started gigging with his other band Argentavis.

For the name, we were already toying with something that had the name altar in it while forming the band in 2013. As soon as we came up with the idea Barren Altar, it just seemed to click. As Ryan has put it before, to us it means a ritual site where man in his desperation finally prostrates himself before the void. He begs for forgiveness and absolution. He offers prayers and sacrifices that are destined to go unanswered, for all prayer is vanity and no one is there to listen.

3.What is the current line up of the band and for the readers who have never heard the band how would you best describe the bands sound and style?

Our current lineup is Ryan, Ed, Anthony, Morgan, and Dave.
We would describe our style as Blackened Doom. Sound wise, a cacophony of swampy riffs that drown you, melodies that lift you up and then shred your spirit, and swells of tempo that keep you battered and focused on the pain.

4.Entrenched In The Faults Of The Earth is the bands debut which I believe is self-released did you and the band plan to self release the debut or would you like to find a label to work with?

It is self released. We are currently looking for label help with distribution as well as putting the release on vinyl.

5.How long did it take the band to write the music for the debut release? Does the whole band take part in the writing process or does one member usually write everything?

We've been working on the bulk of the album off and on since 2015/16.

Writing new material can take a few days or even several years. For example the opening riff of the first track was written by Ed 16 years ago for another band he had back in 2002! We try to utilize all of our options when writing and pull from any source that we have available. The final product just depends on when we decide it stands up to our level of quality. We typically start with anything between riffs to full song ideas, then bring them to the table to develop together and sort of let the composition take a life of it's own through shared ideas and jamming.

6.Who usually handles writing the lyrics for the music and what are some subjects written about on the debut full length?
Ryan handles the lyrical content. To him each song is a meditation on destruction. Destroying our gods, destroying ourselves, and destroying each other.

7.Besides the Entrenched In The Faults Of The Earth debut does the band have any of the past releases or merchandise available for the readers?If yes what is available and where can the readers buy it?

We have our initial EP, A Monument to Endless Suffering, which had small DIY runs of CDs, a split vinyl with Argentavis whom Morgan also plays in, and a 2 song tape Maithuna. Currently all material is available digitally on our Bandcamp page as well as our physical CD and Tape. https://barrenaltar.bandcamp.com/

We also sell shirts and home made leather burned patches at shows only, for now.

8.Has Barren Altar ever made a video for any of the songs? If you had the opportunity to make a video for any songs off the debut release which song would you like to see made into a video?

No videos at this time, but we're definitely open to the idea. we'd probably most like to have Call To The Waves put to a video due to it's dramatic swings in tempo and moods.

9.I believe Barren Altar is getting ready to do a small U.S tour in the end of June.Where will the band be playing and who are some bands you will be sharing the stage with?
We just got back from the tour, 10 shows through the pacific northwest. We played with a lot of local bands as well as one of the dates of the Uada, Wolvhammer, and The Black Moriah tour. Back in 2014 we played our very first show at Festum Carnis and shared the stage with Ceremonial Castings among others. Members of that band are currenty in Uada and they have been very supportive ever since. We stayed in contact, and they asked us to join them for this show in Portland. We had a blast for sure.

10.Besides the upcoming tour are their any other shows or tours planned for this summer or fall? If yes where will the band be playing?

We have a couple shows coming up locally, no other tours at this time but plan to head out again next year to hopefully play some fests as well.

11.When you need to take a break from working on music or band business what do you like to do in your free time?

Drinkin', smokin' weed, and all types of ill shit.

12.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final comments for the readers?

Fuck life, worship death, live for never.

                                                       Band  Contact
                                       https://barrenaltar.bandcamp.com/
                                      https://www.facebook.com/BarrenAltar

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Interview with Archemoron done by Patrick posted on 7-22-18


Interview with Archemoron done by Patrick


1.Hello how is life in Greece these days? Please introduce yourself to the readers?
Typical boring west-side life with too much hot and curious tourists. I am Melikertiis, guitar player of Archemoron.

2.You all started Archemoron in 2008 when did you first get the idea to start this band?And how did you choose Archemoron as the name of the band does it have a special meaning? The idea to start a band was back in 1999. Our name was Ancestor and we’ve played thrash metal. Due to the fact that there were two or three bands with the same name at that period, plus new members in the band and new musical direction, we rebaptised the band in 2008. The new name was Archemoron. It is a Hellenic word and it means the beginning of death. Happy things always.

3.What is the current line-up of the band? And who would you say are Archemoron's biggest influences?
The current line-up is the best since the beginning of the band back in 1999. Aristomenes-vocals, Melikertiis-guitars/bass, Typhonas-guitars/bass, G.T.-drums.
Two names come in my mind as biggest influences. Iron Maiden and Bathory.

4.Year Of The Harvester is the bands latest release which is a double cd release when did you all decide to release a double cd release?
Actually we had no idea that it will be released as a double cd. The production factory told to our company that the length of the album is for double cd release… So be it. Next time it will be double album by purpose.


5.Does the whole band take part in the writing process or does one member write everything?
The two guitarists come with the music ideas and everyone has his impact until the song comes to an end. G.T put the drum rhythms, Aristomenes put the voice lines but generally we have a lot of conversation and democracy because everyone has his own opinion about everything and everyone wants the best for the band.


6.Who usually handles writing the lyrics and what are some topics you all wrote about on the new release?
As concern as lyrics, Aristomenes, G.T. and me have the task. We speak about esoteric themes, war-machine stuff and philosophic themes. For example Sisyphean Agos talks about the myth of Sisyphus, who was condemned by the Gods to push all day a big rock until the top of a mountain and while he was reaching the top then the rock was rolling down to the bottom end. And to the top again. And to the bottom down again. That’s our life. All our efforts to reach the top will end to bottom…just to begin again the road up high.


7.Has Archemoron ever thought of making a music video for any of the bands songs? If you had the opportunity to make a video for any of the songs off of the Year Of The Harvester which song would you like to see made into a video?
It is in our mind to make a music video. Perhaps in the upcoming record. For the “Year of the Harvester” album I thing that “Crawling Plague” would be the song.


8.Does Archemoron play live very often or do you prefer to work in the studio? What have been some of the bands most memorable shows over the years?
We don’t play live. We hate the live contact. That is a reason why we wear masks in our photo sessions. We are not entertainers in order to drink your beer a nice evening with your girlfriend and mess around. We are musicians that express ourselves through music. Dangerous persons with complicated characters. Not the one for company and discussion. Perhaps in the future we will give a special live for true fans and friends, but it will be held in a holy place, everyone will wear a cape and they will have to show all the cd of the band at the entrance of the place.
Our routine goes as follows: every week we have one rehearsal in our rehearsal studio and when we are ready with the songs, then back to studio for recording.

9.Are their any shows or tours coming up in support of Year Of The Harvester? If yes where will the band be playing and who are some bands you will be sharing the stage with?
There will not be any live performance in support of “The Year of the Harvester”. The only support for the new album will be through reviews and interviews.

10.Besides playing in Archemoron do you or any of the members currently play in any other bands or solo projects?
Our drummer G.T. plays also in Resurgency and Ravencult, Aristomenes plays drums in Necrophobic Revulsion and Typhonas is ready to record his first album with “Cape in the Mist”.

11.Archemoron comes out of the legendary Greek black metal scene what is your opinion of the black metal scene in Greece over the years?
We are Greek but Archemoron are not part of the Greek black metal scene. To tell you the truth I don’t like the greek black metal sound and I don’t have a clear opinion about the scene. I think that it is obvious musically.

12.Who are your all-time favorite bands coming out of Greece? And are their any new bands you feel the readers should check out soon?
I don’t have an all-time favorite band from Greece, especially in black metal. But I think Warlord is one my beloved. If you are a death metal fan you should check out Resurgency, Vulnus, Inveracity and Dead Congregation. For the black souls Ravencult is the name.

13. What does black metal mean to you?
Nothing and all. Black metal for us is our way out from this societal life, our realm where we can express our feelings/thoughts/anxieties/nerves without rules and must(s). Nothing because we are not the typical black metal band with the typical black metal sound. We have melodies in our music, guitar solos, clean vocals, epic feeling. We are more an extreme metal band rather than a typical Black metal band with the narrow definition. We are proud about this. We walk are own path.

14.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final comments for the readers?
As concern as our latest album “Year of the Harvester”, enjoy! As concern as readers, I will say this “You are the best, you deserve the best and no one will get you down. Keep up doing what makes you feel complete and raise up high the torch of black mayhem in this rotten world.

                                                               Band  Contacts
                                                          http://www.archemoronofficial.com/
                                                        https://archemoron.bandcamp.com/releases
                                                      https://www.facebook.com/archemoron


Panzer Squad--Ruins cd {Testimony Rec.} posted on 7-22-18


Panzer Squad--Ruins cd {Testimony Rec.}
Panzer Squad are an intense and aggressive thrash metal band from Germany.Their second release Ruins will be released in August through Testimony Records.The music is in the vein of early 80's thrash gods like early Slayer and Kreator and similar bands.The musicians can write and play both extremely fast and chaotic music but also write and perform some well written music patterns that range from extremely fast to a calmer mid paced style.The vocals are raw gruff screams that fit Panzer Squad's music perfectly.The guitars are played with lightning fast guitars riffs and patterns.The guitarist does slow to a mid paced slower range in some of the songs and also adds some solo's mixed into the music.If you are a fan of early slayer,Kreator and well performed thrash metal then defintly pick up a copy of Ruins when it is released.
                                       
                                                                      Label  Contacts
                                                               https://testimonyrecords.bigcartel.com/
                                                              https://testimonyrecords.bandcamp.com/
                                                          https://www.facebook.com/testimonyrecords
                                                                    Band  Contacts
                                                       https://panzersquad.bandcamp.com/
                                                      https://www.facebook.com/panzersquadthrash/

Saturday, July 21, 2018

THE WASTELANDS TODAY ON CRANIUM RADIO! (PUNK/METAL)


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Interview with Finnr's Cane done by Patrick posted on 7-18-18



Interview with Finnr's Cane done by Patrick

1.Hello please introduce yourself to the readers?How are things going in Canada this week?

Hello! My name is The Peasant, I play drums in Finnr’s Cane. The weather is unseasonably warm as of late, but other than that things are quite well in my part of Canada.

2.When did you first meet the other members of the bands?And was it long before you all started Finnr's Cane?How did you choose Finnr's Cane as the name of the band and does it have a special meaning?

The Bard and I first met when we were in high school, probably around 15 years ago. We attended separate schools in the same city but soon become acquainted through mutual friends. We began playing music casually together at that time. The decision to form Finnr’s Cane happened several years later, in 2008.

The name of the band does not have one specific meaning. It is a somewhat abstract name and that was one of the reasons that we chose it.

3.What is the current line up of the band and for the readers who have never heard the bands music how would you best describe it?

The band currently consists of The Bard and me. We aim to create songs that are atmospheric and hopefully transport the listener to a place that is outside of their usual daily routine.

4.Elegy is the bands third full length release how long did it take the band to write the music for the new release?

We are in an unusual circumstance in that the Bard and I live several hundred kilometers away from each other. This makes the song writing process a little more challenging. We tend to work sporadically when we can arrange to be in the same location, and so for this reason the songs on Elegy probably took around 2 years to finalize.

5.Who usually handles writing the lyrics for the music and what are some subjects written about on Elegy?

The lyrical themes tend to be focused on the relationships between humans and nature, the passage of time, isolation, etc. Some of the lyrics on Elegy were written about finding quiet places within a city, or the way urban environments eventually decay and are returned to nature. The Bard composes most of the lyrics and I contribute specific passages.

6.Has Finnr's Cane played live very often or do you prefer to work in the studio?What have been some of the bands most memorable shows over the years?
Finnr’s Cane is strictly a studio project.

7.Are their any tours or shows planned in support of the new release Elegy?If yes where will the band be playing and who are some bands you will be sharing the stage with?

Unfortunately, we will not be touring in support of Elegy.

8.Besides the Elegy release coming out soon are the bands previous releases still available for the readers to buy?Besides physical releases does the band have any other merchandise available for the readers to buy?If yes what is available and where can the readers buy your merchandise?

Yes, our previous releases (Wanderlust and A Portrait Painted by the Sun) are available from our good friends at Prophecy Productions. Currently we do not have any other merchandise available.

9.Has Finnr's Cane ever made a music video for any of their songs?If you could make a video for any of the songs off of Elegy which song would you like to see made into a video?

This is an interesting question. First, we do not have a music video for any of our songs. If we were to make a video for a song from Elegy, my pick would be Empty City. It is my favourite song from the album and I think it tells a story from start to finish which would work well with visual accompaniment.

10.Besides Finnr's Cane do you or any of the members currently play in any other bands or solo projects?

The Bard currently plays in Fractal Generator, a technical death metal band.

11.When you need to take a break from working on new music or band business what do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Finnr’s Cane is just a small component of our daily lives. I work, have a family, like to cook, enjoy listening to Blind Guardian with my friends, and so on. If anything, we tend to focus on Finnr’s Cane when we have free time.

12.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final comments for the readers?

Thank you for the interview!

                                                     Label  Contact
                                            http://en.prophecy.de/
                                           https://prophecy-de.bandcamp.com/
                                           https://twitter.com/prophecyprod
                                          https://www.facebook.com/prophecyproductions
                                                      Band  Contact
                                              https://finnrs-cane.bandcamp.com/
                                            https://www.facebook.com/finnrscaneband/


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Interview with Gulnar instruments for A.H.P done by Patrick posted on 7-17-18


Interview with Gulnar instruments for A.H.P done by Patrick

1.Hello Gulnar please introduce yourself to the readers?

Hi, I am Gulnar. I am a leader of Illness and A.H.P. I also play in Deep pression and in few other projects.

2.When did you first become interested in writing and playing music?What was the first instrument you learned to play?

I guess when I was around 14. I started with the vocals first and around a year later,I have began to learn playing guitar.

3.Who would you say are some of your influences and favorite musicians?

Considering that I don't listen only to metal music, it would be too many to name, but just to name few metal ones: Quorthon, Nuclear Holocausto Vengeance, Euronymous, ...

4.Are their any instruments you would like to learn to play one day?

I would like to be a good drumme

5. Gulnar you started A.H.P in 2011 when did you first get the idea to start this band?And how did you choose the name A.H.P for the name of the band?

The idea came around autumn 2011. I chosed Against Human Plague because this project was meant to represent my disgust towards humanity. It was meant to be simple and straight to the face.

6.I believe you started A.H.P in Poland but you re-located to Norway when did you decide to move to Norway?

I think that You are confusing Illness with A.H.P. I started with Illness few years before I moved to Norway. In 2001, to be precise. A.H.P. came to life long after I have moved here, I live here since january 2007.

7.Forakt,Hat Og Dod is the bands newest EP.which features a new song and a cover of Burzum's Tomhet when did you first get the idea to cover Tomhet?

I think around the time when debut was released. I began trial recordings in november 2015, I think.

8.Have you done any other covers on your past releases?Are their any bands and songs you would like to cover on future releases?

We did three covers with A.H.P in total so far. On debut album I did Beherit's "Emotional Ecstasy"and War's "Satan's Millenium". Whole album was dedicated to Blackmoon. I have some plans for covers but not with A.H.P.

9.What is the current line up of the band and for the readers who have never heard the bands musicial style how would you best describe it?

Gulnar - Guitars, backing vocals, ambient, programming
Armagog - Vocal, bass
Aro - Guitar, Effects

A.H.P. represents Black Scar Ambient which is a mixture of Black Metal and Dark Ambient

10.Besides the Forakt,Hat Og Dod are their any copies of the debut release still available if yes where can the readers buy it?

There are few copies left on the debut album as well as few copies of demo. You can find all merch on our bandcamp

https://ahphorde.bandcamp.com/

11.Has A.H.P played very many live shows or is this strictly a studio band?Are their any shows coming up in support of the newest EP.?If yes where will the band be playing?

A.H.P. havent play live yet but we are willing to play and if we will get any offers we will surely consider them.

12.Have you ever thought of making a video for any of your songs?If yes which song would you like to see made into a video?

We have made few video trailers and I began to make a video to "Drowned", a song from debut album, but because of lack of time I never finished it. I was thinking also about making something for the ep that we have recently released but since its is only one song and its 18 min long, I gave up. We will make a proper video for the upcomming album.

13.When taking a break from writing music and band business what do you like to do in your free time?

I never have break from music. It fulfills my whole life. If I am not producing, recording or playing, I listen to other bands. I also like to read and watch movies but because of numbers of project that I work with it is really hard to find any free time.

14.Have you and the band started working on new music for the next release? Will it be a full length or EP.?

Yes we did. It will be a full lenght. We already have almost two songs completed.

15.Thank you Gulnar for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final words for the readers?

Thx for support. Buy "Forakt, Hat og Død". Visit our bandcamp and facebook

https://ahphorde.bandcamp.com/
https://facebook.com/againsthumanplague/

OmenFilth--Hymns Of Diabolical Treachery cassette {Eternal Darkness Rec.} posted on 7-17-18


OmenFilth--Hymns Of  Diabolical Treachery cassette {Eternal Darkness Rec.}
Coming out of the Philippines is OmenFilth who play a very well written and performed melodic black metal style.The music is written with a lot skill and experience mainly played in the mid paced range with some faster patterns entetwined within the music.The vocals are performed with old school grim black metal similar to the mid 90's black metal vocals.If you are  new to OmenFilth's music and enjoy old-school black metal with touches of melodic elements  then do yourself a favor and pick a copy of Hymns Of Diabolical Treachery today.

                                                                   Label  Contacts
                                                          http://www.eternal-death.com/
                                                        https://eternaldeath.bandcamp.com/
                                                    https://www.facebook.com/eternaldeathUSA

Saturday, July 14, 2018

THE WASTELANDS TODAY ON CRANIUM RADIO! (PUNK/HC/METAL)




Yo what up y'all, so I'm back today with another live episode of The Wastelands featuring mosh and comedy. I'm airing a new movie review/reaction for Skyscraper, which is The Rock's new film. Mosh, comedy, silly humor, and more. The Wastlelands on Cranium Radio today from 4pm-8pm EST (US)/9pm-1am UK.
 
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Saturday, July 7, 2018

THE WASTELANDS NOW LIVE ON CRANIUM RADIO! (PUNK/METAL)

 
 

Yoooo! Join for the sounds of The Wastelands on Cranium Radio! Lets do this! Mosh, raaa, silly times, frrr, grrr, ughhhh, roarrrr!

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