Whenever conversations about thrash metal inevitably turn to the question of, “if the Big Four were a Big Five…”, American acts usually tend to be among the first suggestions. However, when people finally remember Europe exists, the first name mentioned is always the same. Kreator.Continue reading
It”s been four years since Eternal Champion unleashed The Armor Of Ire in 2016, but the hype has only intensified with their sophomore full-length. Ravening Iron (No Remorse Records) continues the Austin group”s Epic Metal aspirations as the coarse but melodic guitar work casts a dungeon friendly atmosphere and the vocals forever echo Manilla Road”s Mark Shelton (RIP) with their nasally yet bombastic character. Thankfully, there are enough alternate approaches explored that keep this album from feeling like a retread. Continue reading
Although this year was already shaping up to be a big year for Thrash Metal, with new albums from veterans such as Overkill and Death Angel, as well as upstarts like Hatriot. But your ears are not ready for the throwback vibes of the new sacred Reich album, Awakening (Metal Blade). The long wait for this bands comeback is complete with this killer release
At The Walls (WAR Records) is a low risk, no-frills release by Thrash newcomers Enforced. The album is rich with twists and turns but leaves many of its best ideas underdeveloped. The result is that Enforced is a bit like a Deli, and At The Walls a collection of ham sandwiches.Continue reading
Crypt Sermon will release their new album the Ruins of Fading Light September 13th via Dark Descent Records. The new album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Eternal Champion, Summerlands) at Creep Records. Stream the new single ‘Key of Solomon’ now over at Decibel Magazine.Continue reading
At last, Venom Prison has released the full details of their new album, one of the most anticipated of 2019. Samsara will release on March 15th via Prosthetic Records. Pre-orders are live now at the link below. Having named the album Samsara – after the Buddhist concept of being reborn into a never-ending cycle of suffering Get a taste of the fresh hell that is the song and video clip for “Uterine Industrialisation” right now! Continue reading
Power Trip has released one of the undeniably great albums of 2017 thus far with Nightmare Logic, out now on Southern Lord Records. While on tour with Iron Reagan, Ghost Cult’s Keith Chachkes caught up with front man Riley Gale at Webster Hall in New York City to discuss politics, radical philosophy, metal and more. With inspiring music and a chaotic live show, Power Trip are one of the most impressive bands on the scene today. Continue reading
Modern Pain will enter the studio on March 7, 2015 with Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, War Hungry, Inquisition) to record their yet-to-be-titled debut full-length that Bridge Nine will release later this summer. Stream their Self Deconstruction EP (2014, Six Feet Under Records) here and check out the band online here.