FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Damnation Festival 2018

Damnation Festival, the long-running extreme underground one-dayer in the UK, takes place once again at Leeds University for the 13th edition. Headlined by Napalm Death, Ihsahn (exclusive UK appearance), Entombed A.D., Vader, Annal Nathrakh and also featuring Batoushka, The Ocean, Ne Obliviscaris, Celeste, Rosetta and more. Taking place on four stages with over 30 bands, this is a can’t miss show. If you don’t already have tickets, bad news, it is totally sold out! Most of the bands don’t clash too badly, save for Vader and The Ocean (tough call if you love both bands). Check out our stage by stage breakdown, clash minder, and other info below. Continue reading

September 28th 2018 New Music Releases

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Anaal Nathrakh – A New Kind of Horror

With song titles like ‘Mother of Satan’ and ‘Obscene as Cancer’ its easy to understand that an Anaal Nathrakh album is something that needs to be in your heavy metal rotation and A New Kind of Horror (Metal Blade) is worthy of that distinction.Continue reading

Terrible Claw – Sickening Annihilation

Although it sounds more like some kind of horrifying children’s book from in the 1970s, Nog and the Hospital of Death is actually the origin story of UK act Terrible Claw. Introduced to each other by a mutual bandmate in Birmingham over ten years ago, guitarist Paul Harrington (Nog, Anaal Nathrakh, Fukpig, Kroh) struck up a friendship with fellow guitarist Stuart Pendergast (H.O.D., Neanderthal), and shortly after formed Danmaku along with vocalist Mike Pilat (Bad Precedent, Collusion), releasing their debut Turn Up the Gas (Thrash Lizard) in 2011. Unfortunately, personnel problems became an issue and Danmaku disappointingly only managed to play one single show, disbanding shortly after.Continue reading

Born To Murder The World – The Infinite Mirror of Millennial Narcissism

I mean what else are you supposed to call a band featuring Napalm Death’s Shane Embury and Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh fame? I would’ve been partial to the Care Bears, but not sure if that would fly on an LP titled The Infinite Mirror of Millennial Narcissism (Extrinsic Recordings).Continue reading

Anaal Nathrakh Streams New Single – “Obscene As Cancer”

Hot on the heels of a sold-out show in London and an appearance at Party San Open Air, Anaal Nathrakh has shared a brand new single. ‘Obscene As Cancer’ is a brutal all-out aural assault on the senses, classic AN music. Blast this track right now! Continue reading

Damnation Festival Adds Cancer, Bong, Monuments, Vola And More

Damnation Festival has closed the loop on the band lineup announcements for 2018, with the addition of Cancer, Monuments, Bong, Vola, Hundred Year Old Man, and Lik. Lik is a supergroup featuring members of Bloodbath and Katatonia. 2018 marks the 14th installment of the festival, hosted by Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 3. Tickets are on sale now. Continue reading

Anaal Nathrakh To Stream Their London Concert This Weekend

Anaal Nathrakh has announced plans to stream their sold-out London show live, this Saturday, 11 August 2018. We have the link for you below. The band will release their 10th full-length, A New Kind Of Horror, via Metal Blade Records in September. The new single, ‘Forward!’, can be streamed now as well as pre-orders of exclusive merch and bundles. Their tour kicks off tomorrow at Party San Open Air. Continue reading

Damnation 2018 Adds Napalm Death, Entombed AD, Vader And More

Damnation Festival has added six more bands to its growing 2018 lineup! Napalm Death, Entombed AD, Vader, Ohhms, A Forest Of Stars, Leeched have been added to a bill that already includes Anaal Nathrakh, Mol, The Ocean, and NeObliviscaris. Six more bands will be announced this fall. Damnation will take place over four stages at Leeds University Union on Saturday, 3rd November 2018. Continue reading

The Agony Scene – Tormentor


The most obvious starting points when we come to talk about reunions has to be Carcass and At The Gates, who returned from hiatus without missing a beat to produce albums that stood worthy in their canons. Yet what neither behemoth managed to do though, and Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast) in particular is a fantastic record, was exceed that which they had laid down before. In that respect at least, you can chalk up a victory for Tulsa’s The Agony Scene and their triumphant return with Tormentor (Outerloop).Continue reading