Mayhem Interview

Mayhem Interview with Maniac 1998 What can you tell about Mayhem’s highly anticipated full-length and ensuing live shows? Right now we have been rehearsing our new material. This summer we will spend rehearsing for both live shows and our upcoming album, Grand Declaration of War. Very much of the material is finished and we hope…

Dawn of Tears @ Act III: The Dying Eve Review

Dawn of Tears Act III: The Dying Eve Inverse Records 2013 Overview: Coming from my neighbouring country Spain, land of such acts as former Black Metallers Asgaroth and Nahemah, Dawn of Tears delivers us its sophomore exercise in what seems to be a rather vivid and exotic blend of melodic Death Metal with occasional Gothic overtones,…

Horned Almighty @ Necro Spirituals Review

Horned Almighty Necro Spirituals Candlelight Records 2010 Overview: Combining the energy of Black Metal and Punk with the weight of contemporary Death Metal is what best defines the vibrant concoction that is Necro Spirituals, Denmark’s Horned Almighty first album under Candlelight’s umbrella. Some would probably define it as Black ‘n’ Roll, but the band is as different…

October Tide @ A Thin Shell Review

October Tide A Thin Shell Candlelight Records 2010 Overview: After a slumber of eleven years, the side-project of Katatonia’s Jonas Renske and Fredrik Norrman came to life with new-found gloom and misery. Now without his former colleague to back up the moroseness and despondency for which the band is known for, Norrman and his new…

The Wretched End @ Ominous Review

The Wretched End Ominous Candlelight Records 2010 Overview: Featuring Samoth (ex-Emperor and Zyklon), Cosmo (Mindgrinder) and Nils Fjellström (Dark Funeral), The Wretched End aims to combine elements from the more extreme corners of Metal in order to make a strong enough recipe to stand above the competition. However, things not always stand out as intoxicating…

Zyklon and Emperor Interview

Zyklon and Emperor Interview with Trym Torson 2005 Given the straightforwardness the band addressed about the end of Emperor four years ago, what was the reason behind this recent reunion? When we made the decision that we wanted to quit with Emperor, we were supposed to do a tour in Europe and in the United…

Zyklon Interview

Zyklon Interview with Samoth 2000 When did you start this project and what is the concept and musical direction based on? Also, who’s a part of it, and on which label will you be releasing the debut? Zyklon was started by myself in 1998. Trym was an easy choice for a drummer, since the two…