Formed during the dark days of 1998 in Lahti, Finland, EVIL ANGEL finally burst upon the international metal underground in 2002 with the Dark Forces of Hell demo. For the next number of years, the band would continue to perfect its outbreak-of-evil style of blackthrashing metal across more demos, splits, and the aptly titled Metal Onslaught EP. That last-named record was crucial in pointing the direction forward for EVIL ANGEL: each new recording brought them down into deeper depths of primitivism whilst underlining their connection to the unyielding strength of true METAL.
With the album Aura Noire, a title which quite distinctly resembles their band name, Aura Noir churns through some of the most refreshing, yet nostalgic tracks of thrash metal ever to be heard.
The album opens with probably one of the most retrospect of riffs, but suddenly summersaults you into the gloriously dissonant and immersive Aura Noir atmosphere.
The soaring and burning shouts of Aggressor intensely glues the otherwise quite varied and playful guitar riffs and drums together, culminating into the essence of thrash that is Aura Noir!
With their eleventh full-length “KATA TON DAIMONA EAYTOY” ROTTING CHRIST climb another step on their steep career ladder.
"KATA TON DAIMONA EAYTOY" takes the musical and lyrical concept of adding an unmistakable native element to the sound for a very distinctive and individual twist another step further. ROTTING CHRIST clearly confirm their very own sound, which they skilfully vary with female vocals, piano, bagpipes, horns and by other means.
Their confident song writing displays a maturity and perfection born out of long years of composing.
By delving deep into ancient poetry, tales of spirits and beliefs, ROTTING CHRIST evoke a fascinating mystical atmosphere.
Witness the many wonders of "KATA TON DAIMONA EAYTOY"!
Since its inception in 1993, TSJUDER has always been delivering Norwegian Black Metal in the classic raw and rattling style, yet without ever giving in to the temptation of wallowing in nostalgia. As can be heard on the present reissue of their long sold-out and much sought after second album originally released in 2002, not a single note in their music has to be dyed black.
That’s simply because the roots that are clearly showing are all glistening with the abyssal musical non-colour pioneered by BATHORY, CELTIC FROST, and VENOM as well as those Northern masters MAYHEM, DARKTHRONE, and EMPEROR.
This milestone of True Norwegian Black Metal are described by the band as "raw and uncompromising black metal".
No post, no progressive, no whatever!
In a scene of countless carbon copies and soulless attempts to evoke the majesty of the ancient Black/Death Metal legacy, WATAIN stand solemn, alien, watching from the shadows, in genuine victorious sincerity.
After their critically acclaimed second release “Casus Luciferi” (Album of the Month in Terrorizer) and a successful two-month tour together with DISSECTION, WATAIN now present their third Black Metal monolith “Sworn to the Dark”.
TSJUDER are back! Next to DIMMU BORGIR, SATYRICON and IMMORTAL the three musicians from Oslo are one of the very few bands that manage to keep their roots in the harsh sounds loved by the underground but at the same time being able to write catchy melodies and great songs that make them appeal to the general Metal scene. Their fourth full-length stands proud witness to this development, which started with their first EPs “Throne of the Goat” (1997) and “Atum Nocturnem” (1999). The following debut album “Kill For Satan” (2000) as well as “Demonic Possession” (2002) and “Desert Northern Hell” (2004) brought critical praise to their enormous fan base.
Join their ranks now!
Greek kings of black metal SEPTICFLESH's classic second album 'Esoptron' is finally available again!
Infectious but yet pummeling hooks give way to melodic interludes and then suddenly break into heavy passages with tortured, shrieked vocals; 'Esoptron' showcases a young SEPTICFLESH further honing their craft and cementing themselves among the heavy metal elite.
Long regarded as an essential record within the gothic metal world, 'Esoptron' is now fully remixed and remastered and features 3 bonus tracks!