Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Available From Paragon Records [USA]

Both release below available from Paragon Records [USA]  www.paragonrecords.org

Aetherius Obscuritas [Hungary] MMXV  CD. This band should be no stranger to those who have followed Paragon Records for some years now. This being the bands 7th full length overall and their fourth with us. Once again Aetherius Obscuritas stays true to the Black Metal they wish to express and their influences of Taake, Ragnarok [NORWAY], and old Dissection are still very present. However as usual they make it their own and truly have a sound that really is unique within the Black Metal genre and though they still remain very straight forward the band has added even more atmospheric elements around this time and prove yet again they are truly one of the most underrated Black Metal bands of today!!!! OUT NOW!!!!


  Fornace [Italy] - My Journey Is Ending But The Torment Will Be Eternal CD. This is the second full length from the band and the band has gone through some line-up changes again which sees the band going in a more straight forward Black Metal direction with little to no death metal elements present. This still evokes their great riffing, nice bass work, and also their raw drumming. However vocal duties have been taken over by Possessed who still handles the bass as well and remains the core and heart of the band! His approach is raw, very extreme and personal. This along with the excellent raw organic production evokes the Fornace we know but through a much more darker and deadlier realm!!! OUT NOW!!!!



Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Interview done with Croatia's Bustum done on 3-16-16

Here   is  a   new  interview  conducted   with  Croatia's  black metal  band  Bustum  who  recently  had their debut  "Demonolosophy"  released  through the  Hungarian  label  Iron  County Prod.  on  cassette  form.  Anyone  into  traditional,violent  and  fast  black  metal  should  check  this  band  out  as  soon  as   possible.

Interview   with  Bustum    done  by    Patrick

1. You all formed Bustum in 2001 what gave you all the idea to start this band? How did you all come up with the name of the band and does it have a special meaning?

 Bustum in total is project/idea/band of a Demoniac. He formed the band, wrote all the songs, done literary everything around the band. He tried to find some obscure name in latin back than and he find Bustum. Since this days we kept that name.

2. What is the current line-up of Bustum? For the readers who have never heard Bustum's music how would you best describe it?

 Current line-up is Demoniac on guitars, bass and back vocal and me (Nicor) on lead vocals and drums. This line-up is in charge for almost 5 years now. It is cold black metal from Balkan with blasting drums, harsh vocals, fast melodies and crushing riffs.

3. Iron County Prod. is getting ready to re-release your debut "Demonolosophy" on cassette how did you all come in contact with this label?

 First, I asked Nuno from Caverna Abismal Records does he want to release our album on tape, but he told me that he can’t but knows guy from Hungary who will love to release our full-lenght on tape format and gave me contact of Balazs. I get in touch with Balazs and he accepted to release tape on first. I have only good words for his work. From start of that idea about our tape he always push it forth with ideas and suggestions. Really good and highly professional fella.

4. Besides the re-release of "Demonolosophy" has the band started writing music for the next release? Do you all know yet will it be a full-length or an EP?

Beside re-release of an album on tape we also working on one re-release that we will uncover soon, with some bonus songs.  About new material... between me and Demoniac currently stands around 1700 miles, ’cause he’s currently in Ireland. But we had some talks about material and maybe soon we’ll unveil some ideas for a new single or two or three songs. We’ll see, I don’t know now for sure.

5. Does the whole band take part in the writing process of the music or does one member usually write everything?

I came in the band on „all is ready“ situation. Demoniac made it all. He made it all and   wrapped it on his wish, only Piper (drummer of croatian band War-Head) made drum tracks for songs.

6. Who usually takes care of the lyrics what are some subjects the band writes about?

 Demoniac made  all of them. But we have some new lyrics from me, for possibly new songs that we’ll made.  Lyrics of Bustum talking about darkness in human and all evil that can be born and produced by men/women. Human is the bigger evil than Satan himself.

7. Besides the new re-release of the debut does the band have any other releases or merchandise available for the readers? If yes where can the fans buy it from?

We have our album (Regimental rec. version) stil available in small amount, soon we’ll have tapes. One new re-release with bonus songs will be announced soon so stay tuned. All information, orders and questions about band you can find on: https://www.facebook.com/BustumOfficial/ or bustum.666@gmail.com .  We also thinking about to release new t-shirt design for order.

8. Bustum comes out of Croatia's black metal scene what is the black, death metal scene like in Croatia?

 I really don’t know, I don’t follow croatian metal scene. There was in past few really good bands from Croatia; bands like: Castrum, Unholy Inquisition, Nekrist, Prognan, Gorthaur’s Wrath, Neldoreth, Deaf Auditorium.

9. Who are some of your all-time favorite Croatian bands? Are their any new bands coming out of Croatia that you feel the readers should watch out for? 

I don’t have all-time favourite band(s), but I will give you my  top 5 materials from Croatian scene: 1. Unholy Inquisition - Depraved God's Creation (masterpiece of a demo material made in 2004) 2. Deaf Auditorium - Season of Evil (Full-lenght from (I think?) 2002, black-death metal with high screams and grawl vocals, great!) 3. Castrum - Black Silhouette Enfolded in Sunrise (Full-lenght from 1998 and it is brilliant vampiric black metal) 4. Nekrist – Slava Satan (demo material from 2007, killer demo, check it out!) 5. Dr. Steel - Čekam na Noć (Great heavy metal album from 1986) Check out bands Kult Perunov and Black Cult. Two bands made of black metal  veterans from Rijeka city.

10. Does Bustum get to play live very often or do you all prefer to work in the studio? What have been some of your most memorable shows to date?

Last five years band is not active on live performances. Bustum made some good shows over Croatia in the past (from Demoniac’s stories). If we continue to work further, we’ll probably firstly be active in studio only, than later to think about live gigs. 11. Are their any tours or shows coming up that the fans should watch out

11. Are their any tours or shows coming up that the fans should watch out for? Where are some places the band will be playing?

Nothing for now. But who know what future holds for us. We have calls to take place on stage, but due our distance problem that is impossible for now.

12. Other then working in the band Bustum do any of the members currently work with any other bands? If yes please tell the readers about them.

Not at the moment. We both have too many obligations on our day-time jobs.

13.What does black metal mean to you?

Black metal is pure art of violence and freedom of emotions mixed in audio and visual attack... nothing beside that. Black metal always must be intolerant and offensive.  

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

Thank you for time to check out our work & space in your zine. All the best to you and your metal ways. Support black metal labels and bands! ! !
Support demoniac black metal from Osijek! ! !

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Interview with Rimfrost done by Patrick done on 3-9-16

Here  is  a  new  interview  with  Sweden's  Rimfrost   talking  about  their  third  self-titled  cd  and  the  bands  past  and  future  plans.If you  enjoy  Swedish black  metal   then  defintly  check this  band   out  today.

Interview   with  Rimfrost   done  by    Patrick

1.Hails!  when  did you  first  meet  the   other members  of  the  band?Was  it  long  before you  all  formed   Rimfrost ?

Hravn:I met Throllv in school in 2002. We started talking music between classes and one thing led to another. We all grew up in  a small town so we always knew who the other guys in the band were before we started the band. I got to know B.C a couple of years later, in 2007.
I met him through my ex-girlfriend and her friend.

2.How  did you  all  choose  the name   Rimfrost    for the  band?Does  it  have  a  special  meaning? What  is the  current   line-up  of   Rimfrost?

Hravn: We wanted a name that was cold and grim, as our music. Rimfrost is an old Norse name and means "frost". The current line-up is me on guitar and vocals,
Throllv on drums and B.C on bass. 
3.  Rimfrost     was  formed   in  2002   how  do you  feel  the bands  music  has  changed   over the  years? Who  are  some  of the bands  biggest  influences?

Hravn: As we got better and more techniqual at our instruments the urge of creating more intense music grew. Naturally for a couple of young guys. We wanted to create
fast and heavy black metal, still with the melodic parts in it. After Veraldar Nagli we eased down a couple of notches, and returned to our basics (the style we
had going on the demo and debut album). We realised good music for us is more to the heavy metal way, and now we let that colour the sound more than before. Black Metal
in my opinion needs new fresh blood. If I want to listen to the old school black metal I love, I listen to the old school black metal bands. Simplicity in its purest
form. I don´t have needs to check out all the same sounding black metal bands out there. Sometimes it can pop up one or two good bands, but I often realise that the
record was recorded in the 80`s or 90`s. Hahaha! 
4. Rimfrost   is  getting  ready to  release  the  third  full length   " Rimfrost" how  long  did  it  take  to  write  the  music  for  the  new  release?Does  the  whole  band  take  part  in the  writing process or does  one  member   usually  write everything?

Hravn: Ohh, I think we used riffs and ideas since at least five years back! It sure was a good process though, like a fine whiskey. Haha! Well, the writing is and has always been
my and Throllv´s part. We compose evereything together. Often we meet up in our rehearsal and starts jamming and the magic appears. Our bass player had some ideas with
lyrics for this album aswell. He didn´t participate with the music writing, but his thoughts of arrangement still counts to 100 percent!

5.Besides  the  new  self-titled  cd  does the  band  have  any  previous  releases  or merchandise   available  for  the  fans?  If  yes  where  can  the  readers  buy  it  from?

Hravn: We have some "A Frozen World Unknown" t-shirts still available. If you are interested in one please drop an order to: Rimfrost_Metal@hotmail.com

Throllv: The previous releases can be ordered at record stores.
6.Does   Rimfrost   get  to  play  "live"  very  often  or do you  prefer working  in  the  studio?What  have  been  some  of your   most   memorable  shows to  date?

Hravn: We are getting there more and more. Unfortunately we haven´t been so active with releases or live gigs, but that is changing now! We have some gigs planned
this year already and more to come! I am a sucker for Germany. Love Germans and their visions in metal music. You play for them and they show their appriciation. Enough said. Haha!

7.Are their  any  tours  or  shows  coming  up  that  the  readers  should   watch  out for?

Hravn: Please check our official Facebook for dates and venues, things happen very quickly.  
8.What  does  black  metal   mean  to  you?

Hravn: A creative form of unleashing your inner dark. With that said I don´t refer to any kind of religion. I consider my self as an atheist (if I
necessarily need to say I am anything). I enjoy my life
and I do what I want. I was born as a free human being, both in mind and physically. And I intend to keep it that way.
The music is nowadays wide, which is a good thing. But as I said before, I really enjoy the early bands in the scene. Bathory is my all time favorite, to me
that band has it all. Darkthrone is another bad ass band and I enjoy the Norse influences in Black Metal. The roots always interest you, doesn´t it? 
9. Rimfrost   comes  out  of  the   mighty   Swedish  black  metal  scene What  is  your  opinion  of  Sweden's  black  metal  scene  over the  years?

Hravn: I actually like the fact that Swedens Black Metal bands are starting to claim the scene more. Norway has a really great and impressive BM culture, with
almost all the big acts coming from there. In my opinion the whole thing started with Bathory and Venom (of course there is always an die hard butt out there who
would correct me now, hahaha!) and we need to get back on the map, more and faster and harder. The difference between Swedish BM and Norwegian is that Swedes intend
to overdo everything. Norwegians stick to the simplicity and grim (at least they did back then). The Swedish Death Metal wave killed of all the potential good upcoming BM bands from here.
10.Who  are  your  all-time  favorite  Swedish  bands? Are  their  any   new  bands  you  feel  the  readers  should  watch  out  for?

Hravn: Bathory. We have Sorhin aswell as Dark Funeral (their first records are incredible). Watain is a strong machinery.

Throllv: And of course Dissection.
11.Besides   bands  are their  any  good  labels/distro's  you  feel the  readers  should  watch  out  for?

Hravn: I must take this oppurtunity and give Non Serviam Records a big salute. It is really rare finding that kind of dedication from a label nowadays!
Otherwise I´m quite boring and have no clue what´s on the map nowadays. I prefer to sit and stare at the wall. Hahaha!
12.When  not   working  on  new  music  or  band  business  what  do you  all  enjoy doing  in your   spare  time?

Hravn: Lifting wheights is one of my passions aswell as enjoying movies. My family, the classic answer. Hahaha! I will, as soon as my economy allows, get a motorcycle
license and do what I always dreamed of, riding a black chopper against the sunsetting horizon, listening to some Creedence Clearwater Revival. More metal than that?
I don´t think so... Hahahahaha!
13.Thank  you  all for  taking  the  time  to  fill this  interview  out  do  you   have  any  final  words  for  the  readers?

Hravn: Thank you for having us man! Yes, I have; if Rimfrost play a gig near you, you show up and support and have a beer with us! Over and out fiends!

A few new reviews done on 3-9-16

Thanks  for  checking  out  the  new  blog  of  reviews  here  are  a few  black,death  metal  ones  hopefully you  will  find  something to  your  liking  and  interest.
Keep  watching the  web-zine  new   interviews  and reviews  to  be  posted  very  soon

Atrocious  Abnormality--Formed  In  Disgust   cd   {Comatose  Music}
North  Carolina's   Atrocious  Abnormality  return  with their  second full length release  containing  nine  brutal  songs.The  vocals  are  brutal  death  metal  growls  mixed  with  some  screams  entertwined  in  a few of the tracks.The  guitars  are done  with  a lot  of   good   patterns  that  are  both  well  written  and  played with  a lot  of  skill  going  from  extremely  fast riffs  but  also  knows when to  slow  to  a  more  heavy  mid paced  slamming  guitar  pattern.If  you  enjoy  brutal death  metal that  is  both  well written  and  played then  defintly  pick  up  the  new  release today.
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Rimfrost--Rimfrost  cd   {Non Serviam  Rec.}
Sweden's  Rimfrost   return  with  their  third  release  of  eight  songs that  stay  mainly  within  the  black metal real  but  do  add touches  of  death  metal in  a  few  of the tracks.  The  guitars   are  played with  a  mix  of  crazed,fast  guitar  riffs  and  patterns  but do  slow to  a mid  paced  style  in  a few  of the tracks.The  drumming   is  in the  same  vein  as the  guitars  with  some  very  crazy  and  blasting,fast  drum  patterns.The drummer does  know  how  to  create  some  well performed  and  arranged  mid  paced   drum  sections within the  music.If you  are  a  fan  of  well  written  and  performed  black  metal  that  uses  both  some  elements from the  early  ninieties  mixed with  some  newer  black metal  then  this  is   a band  you  will  want  to  check  out soon
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 Veneficium--Veneficium  demo  cassette  {Iron  Bonehead Rec.}
Iron  Bonehead   sure  can  find  the  good  and  obscure  bands from  around  the  world.New  Zealand's  Veneficium  is  the  labels   latest  find.Veneficium  debut  three  song  demo  
is  a  mix  of  heavy  and  dark  death  metal.The  guitars  are  done  with  heavy  and  mid  paced  guitar  tones and  well  written  guitar  patterns.The  drums are  done  with  slow  to  mid-paced  heavy  drums.The  vocals  are  low  death  metal  growls that  are done with  a few  screams  mixed  into  a  few sections  of the tracks.If you  are  a  fan  of  well  written heavy  mid  paced  old-school  death  metal  then  be  sure  to  pick  this  demo  up  as  soon  as  possible.
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