At The Gates Fires Guitarist Jonas Stålhammar Soon After Sexual Misconduct Allegations


At The Gates has parted ways with guitarist Jonas Stålhammar. Stålhammar was accused by a fan of carrying on a sexually inappropriate relationship over social media for the last year. The band is seeking a replacement Jonas for their upcoming Slaughter of The Soul anniversary tour. was featured on two full-lengths, several EPs and toured the world several times. He is also a member of ATG side project The Lurking Fear as well as his own band God Macabre. See the social media post from the band, which did not address the allegations, and also public posts from his accuser. Continue reading

Behemoth – At The Gates – Wolves In The Throne Room Live At The Fillmore

On the eve of Halloween, I flew into Philly for this massive show. Why? Why not!? A near sold-out Fillmore hosted Behemoth’s the Ecclesia Diabolica America tour 2018. Also on the bill were Swedish legends, At The Gates and the U.S.’s own Wolves At The Throne Room. This was a regular United Nations of metal type of night. Wolves at the Throne Room brought their atmospheric black metal. With keyboards and burning sage and playing just three songs only, they entranced the Philly fans. Continue reading

The Lurking Fear – Out Of The Voiceless Grave

From the cover art of their Winged Death (Century Media) 7” EP released back in May, to its 1970s style typeface and the name of the band itself, you don’t have to be a genius to work out that Swedish act The Lurking Fear are about all things old school Death Metal, and Lovecraftian themed horror. Continue reading