ALBUM REVIEW: Aeon – God Ends Here

While it seems strange to refer to a sound that has been around for over two decades as “modern”, it feels completely accurate to describe the sonic barrage of Aeon as Modern Death Metal. Renowned for keeping the intensity levels up – backed by a production to level small towns with its ripped, lean torso – for their fifth release Swedish violence-dealers have shown no relenting despite lockdown, No extra inches have been added to their waist-bands, and no sign of flabbiness added to their carb-free sensory assault.

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Dynamo Metalfest 2021 Postponed Until Next Year


In a sad development for the European summer festival season, Dynamo Metalfest has been forced to postpone this year’s event to next summer, 21 and 22 of August, You can read the fest’s statement below, with information about rolling over tickets to next year, and if you must, refunds. Ordan Ogen and Orange Goblin has just joined a killer bill that included Kreator, Death Angel, Heaven Shall Burn, Candlemass, Jinjer, Asphyx, and many more! Good luck and we’ll see you next year!

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Amon Amarth, Heaven Shall Burn, Testament, Jinjer, Candlemass, Orange Goblin Booked for Dynamo Metalfest 2021

Dynamo Metalfest, one of The Netherlands’ best metal festivals, is 100% on for this summer, 2021. Although they lost a few international bands, the fest is rocking forward with headliners Amon Amarth, Heaven Shall Burn, along with Testament, Jinjer, Candlemass, Jinjer, Orange Goblin, Decapitated, Dress The Dead, LIK, and more! The fest takes place August 21st and 22nd and tickets are on sale now at the link below.

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Polish extreme Metal band Banisher has shared a new music video for their track “Lockdown”, from their Degrees Of Isolation album, released earlier this year via the Selfmadegod label. The low-key supergroup is made of members and ex-members of Decapitated, Belphegor, Vital Remains, Hate, Redemptor, and Shodan, and the music is starkly brutal, and uncompromising. Watch the video for here “Lockdown”

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Former Decapitated frontman Adrian “Covan” Kowanek Gets a New Wheelchair via Crowdfunding

In a silver lining, Adrian “Covan” Kowanek, the former frontman of Decapitated has received a new a more modern wheelchair as a result of the generosity of Decapitated and Covan’s fans. The fundraising effort via Crowdfunding earned more than $14,000. Details and photographs can be found below via a facebook post from Covan’s sister. Kowalik has been disabled since the 2007 tour bus crash that left him severely injured and ultimately claimed the life of drummer Witold “Vitek” Kieltyka. Continue reading

Decapitated to Write a New Album in 2020

In a message to Machine Head fans welcoming Vogg Kieltyka to the band, Vogg confirmed that he plans to do double duty in both bands, and Decapitated will work on a new album, in addition to new shows booked for 2020. Vogg joined the band as the new lead guitarist via a social media announcement this past weekend (September 28th). As of now, Machine Head has an extensive world tour booked with only a Hollywood show planned for North America this December. As of now, there is a gap in the MH Touring schedule following that show, until April 2020. A new Machine Head USA tour and standalone single are said to be announced any time now as well. Decapitated’s last album was the acclaimed AntiCult record, released in 2017.

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Machine Head Names Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka of Decapitated as Their New Lead Guitarist

Vogg of Decapitated

Right after announcing Matt Alston as their new drummer, Machine Head has named death metal legend Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka of Decapitated as their new lead guitarist. Alston and Vogg will join the band on their upcoming world tour, “Burn My Eyes 25”. Watch video of Vogg jamming with Robb Flynn below! Continue reading

Origin – Abiogenesis – A Coming Into Existence

For twenty years the band Origin has set the standard for what excellent, American Death Metal should sound like. They have been blaring an uncommonly heavy, technical sound since the late nineties. Founding member and guitar player, Paul Ryan has been working on this signature style long before Origin was actually formed. Abiogenesis – A Coming Into Existence (Agonia Records) is a release of rarities from Origin’s vault that includes previously unreleased tracks from the pre-Origin era and a remastered version of Origin’s first EP.Continue reading

Decapitated – Devilment – Acid Reign at HRH Metal, O2 Academy Birmingham (UK)

Spread across the three adjoining Academy venues in deepest, darkest Birmingham, the third annual HRH Metal indoor fest is well into its second day when I finally arrive (a long story involving illness and unforeseen hospitals), and gathering pace on the main stage with Nottingham stoner trio Witch Tripper. The band’s beer-fuelled, Black Sabbath inspired riffery capturing the attention of a respectably sized early evening audience.

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