19 January 2018

MASTER´S HAMMER Reveal details & release date for "Fascinator"

Every time MASTER´S HAMMER announces the release of a new album, it is quite an event for me, so being a big fan of the Czech masters I am delighted to know that the release date for “Fascinator” will be February 10th 2108.

"It is the first recording after the live reincarnation in Spring 2017, made by live musicians, namely: Kapák on drums, Blackosh and Storm (also singer) on guitars, Ramus on bass and Silenthell on tympans. Mr. Necrocock created his choirs and harmonies."

The previous album was not entirely satisfying to me compared to “Vagus Vetus or “Vracejte Konve Na Místo”;  it looks like “Fascinator” is a return to the old style of the early albums, so I'll risk saying that this will be one of the best albums of the year. Even more after haven listened to all the tracks unveiled so far, the last one revealed is the album title track, excellent! "Klaní se velikému Fascinátoru!" 


             PH: Jiří Štarha

WHIPSTRIKER To release "Merciless Artillery" LP

"Merciless Artillery", the fourth album from WHIPSTIKER, will be released soon via Hell´s Headbanger Records.

As you already noticed, the album artwork was created by no other than Rök.  The album opener "Merciless Artillery" and "Rape for Freedom" are available for steaming at the bandcamp page. Check both tracks here and...oh yeah, as usual, play it loud!!


"Mass Murderer"
Erupted Evil
1989 Demo

16 January 2018

NATTRAVNEN - Advance track via Transending Obscurity Sampler

Transcending Obscurity Records have just presented the new 2108 label sampler with a lot of tracks from their bands roster. I couldn´t listen to the whole sampler yet (36 tracks!!!) but what I did listen to is NATTRAVNEN´s track "Suicidium, The Seductress of Death", posted by the band members (Kam Lee - vocals/lyrics & Jonny Petterson - all instruments and music). 

The track will be included on the debut full-lenght, soon to be released (I hope so, it left me longing for more!) A mid-tempo track with fast parts, full of darkness and haunting atmosphere, a blend of death/black metal with the great vokills of Kam Lee, what else do you need, bastards?!!! 

Listen to Nattravnen, and the whole sampler below, which by the way is avaiable as free download ath the label´s bancamp. There are also T-shirts available with the desing created by Misanthropic-Art if you want to support this great label. Forever Undergroooound!!!



"Perish In Flames"
Darkness Descends
1986 Combat Records

12 January 2018

ROTTING CHRIST To Release "The Call" Special 7" EP

Celebrating 30 years of existence ROTTING CHRIST recorded a brand new song "The Call", which will be released on February 9th as a  special 7" vinyl through Peaceville Records. The EP also contains a live version of "The Sign Of Evil Existence" featuring Nergal from Behemoth and Necroabyssus from Varathron

"The Call" acts as a precursor to the upcoming deluxe 5-disc set "Under Our Black Cult" featuring a book written by The Cult Never Dies author Dayal Patterson chronicling the early years of the band from their grindcore origins to reigning masters of occult Hellenic black metal, with interviews with the band, plus fellow members from the black metal and underground scenes. Also featured are 5 audio discs containing the comprehensive early works of the band including demos, rarities, EPs, albums & live material, and rightly showing why Rotting Christ have sustained a three decade legacy on the back of their inspirational beginnings."

.The following are Sakis` words about "The Call": "Dear Listener, We decided to celebrate our 30 years of existence with some faithful to our underground roots releases and The Call is one of those releases. Hope you will enjoy our journey into the depths of the darkness and, until the next 30 years celebration release, keep the true Metal Spirit alive”.

Pre-order available here.

TRIBULATION "The World" Video/Album Track revealed

This is TRIBULATION´s third track and third video from "Down Below" This time the album track revealed is "The World" and I must say that it is my fave track so far.

Once again, the Video was created by filmaker Robert Piel...


"Cassiopeia´s Ode"
1995 Unisound Records

IN MEMORIAM: "Fast" Eddie Clarke

"Fast" Eddie Clarke
05/10/1950 – 10/01/2018