Brazil’s Miasthenia to make a tour in Europe in August

Extreme Pagan Metal from Brazil showing their art to European Crowds.

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(From left to right: Nygrom, Susane Hécate and Thormianak)

 

The time is ripe for one of the oldest Black/Pagan metal still in activity since 1990’s in South America to present their sound in European lands. Some places are fully confirmed, while some are not (mainly in Spain).

The tour will cover 5 countries in Western/Southwestern and Central Europe, so if you are nearby don’t lose this opportunity to see the power trio Hécate (voices and keyboard), Thormianak (guitars) and Nygrom (drums)

The countries are: Portugal, Spain, France, Germany and Belgium.

For those who don’t know them, Miasthenia was formed in Brasilia and it has 5 albums, two demos and one classic split with Song D’Enfer.

They are Promoting their last album released last year called Antípodas. (Find it on Spotify before buying it)

Check out the dates below.

For additional information, access: https://www.facebook.com/miasthenia/

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All My Sins – Pra Sila – Vukov Totem – Saturnal

Songs to celebrate the EQUINOX!

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I always knew that Slavic Black Metal was the thing, but of course, there are layers of it in different eras. Serbian band All My Sins represents the “original” second wave of Black Metal or something in between.

Granted, it’s very difficult to find a black metal band with this “something in between” Either the bands are extremely aggressive like in Blackened War Black Metal, or more delicate like in DSBM, post-black metal and nonsenses like that.

All My Sins started a long time ago, but just after some problems with lineup that the band was able to record their first album called Lunar-Sonar one year ago, and now Pra Sila – Vukov Totem comes with pure excellency!

First of all, one ought to bear in mind that the album has 8 tracks, while some of them are pretty long.

The sound has repetitive phrases, rare changes of tempo, and an excellent mixing and mastering.

The songs are extremely exciting, going to the frontier of blackened thrash metal, but never passing the boundaries, just like in the first song called Vukov Totem (that clocks in at 9+ minutes)

While Zov iz Magle and Vetrovo Kolo maintain the chaos, the track called U Mlazevima Krvi is highly fast and evil.

Opsena is the interesting one: although not the longest tune of the album, it brings three distinct parts, from brutal to atmospheric, shamelessly! I dug this one.

Konačna Ravnodnevica (Čin Prvi) is the lengthiest song of the album, not bringing too much creativity, but none less, being mega fun for die-hards of the old school style.

The exception to the rule is the track Konačna Ravnodnevica (Čin Drugi) (yes, I’ve got confused with the alike names as well), which brings to the fold exactly what I said the band negated: the sad and somewhat delicate sound in a sequence of repetitive riffs, but that doesn’t mar the rest of this wonderful album.

All My SinsPra Sila – Vukov Totem will be out on September 23rd via Saturnal to celebrate the last equinox of the year!


 

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Late night call: Is Kiss calling it quits?

Old rumors circulating in the beginning of the year are back again!

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On February 8th Kiss registered the trademark “End of the Road” raising concern among fans that they were calling it quits.

However, it wasn’t until TODAY that they announced the hashtag #EndOftheRoad World Tour making something more feasible for real questions.

A mysterious video without sound suddenly appeared on Facebook and at the same time an animation appeared on their website www.kissonline.com/

No dates were announced though.

The legendary band has been around for some 45 years now. Let’s hope if this is really the end, everybody can be able to catch them on the “end of the road”. 

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Order of the Nameless Ones unveils the date of album. Art and tracking list here!

Iron Bonehead sets the date for the killer release.

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After one demo under their belts, American destroyers Order of the Nameless Ones is doomed to unleashed their debut album called Utter to Me the Word of Wrath under the sing of Iron Bonehead on December 7th (save the date), so expect quality here!

Containing 8 tracks of blackened death metal, and one them (Runes of Cosmic Blasphemy) can be listened to on Soundcloud. Click on this link and feel the pure evil of the upcoming album.

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Tracklisting for Order of the Nameless OnesUtter to Me the Word of Wrath:

1. Aura of Malignancy

2. Runes of Cosmic Blasphemy

3. Look into the Abyss of Dread

4. The Stone that Begs for Blood

5. Depraved Covenant

6. Praise Your Sinister Form

7. Swarming Death Unleashed

8. Utter to Me the Word of Wrath


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KOMMANDANT – Blood Eel – ATMF

When hell breaks loose.

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Kommandant is a band that takes no prisoners: their attack is rabid and intransigent. But this time around the American band is working on a new level. A better one.

The first albums, although seem a musical progression of the band, showed a brutal form of war metal championed by bands like Blasphemy and the likes. Now they upgraded their production to a more understandable production: don’t get me wrong, there are more noxious than ever, but instead of sound like of an Ampütator of sorts, they reached a Marduk level.

Of course, nothing here is aping the Swedish band because Kommandant has enough fuel to create their own brand of Black Metal and man, they destroy!

Absolutum is a large intro, while the menace continues on the second track Blood Eel, where nothing happens at first minutes, just to explode in a brutal Black Metal with blasts all over one’s face!

What is the most important thing about this album? The riffs, of course. They get you in the title track and also in the third one called The Struggle: the extended repetition of them makes it easy to understand and to learn the riffs by heart with a few spins, which make this one the best song of the album. It isn’t just simple black metal, the intricacies are there, the difference are in the iterations.

The same happens with the fourth track called Ice Giant that unfortunately is not so cool as The Struggle, but the long phrases are there: clocking in at almost 10 minutes, it’s impossible to not learn the hopes of this song in particular.

Cimmerian Thrust takes a more dramatic turn, of course maintaining the cohesive factor of the album, but with some spoken words in between. The beginning and the final part of the songs preserves the killer riffage.

Aeon Generator with its metaphysic feelings, it’s just like a black hole of madness and extermination: without any doubt, the heavier tune of the album. The blatant and fierce drum attack causes confusion and are indicated only for die-hards of the style. Perfection in destruction.

Finally, the 8-minute long Moon… The Last Man packs the album with a torrent of violent music, the riffs with the drums being the stars over again here.

Maybe it’s difficult to fathom music by just reading about it, and in this particular case I couldn’t agree more. Blood Eel is an album that deserves to be truly listened and it will make the joy of those who can’t get enough of brutal music in their lives.

Bloody Eel is available NOW via ATMF on a 300-unit A5 edition and on 4-panel digipak!


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Brazil’s Holocausto recording new album with original line-up

The original purveyors of war metal are back!

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Holocausto is already on the studio recording the follow-up to their EP War Metal Massacre which will be called War Diary with no defined date of release as of yet.

The original line-up is reunited 31 years after the release of their iconic album Campo de Extermínio released by Cogumelo Records in 1987, an album that shocked headbangers all around the world.

The band has 5 albums, one EP and lots of other releases as demos and compilations, always changing their sound, but arguably Campo de Extermínio is their best album do date, putting Holocausto in the pantheon of bands that influenced Black Metal all over the world along with Sarcófago and (old) Sepultura and making them the very first WAR METAL band in the globe with an insane sound that has been praised by die-hards worldwide even today.

The album is being recorded and produced by André Cabelo (aka Andrevil) who produced War Metal Massacre and several other bands like Chakal, Cirrhosis and Wagner Lamounier’s The Evil.


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ARCHGOAT – The Luciferian Crown – Debemur Morti Productions

The finest Finnish Tradition.

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Archgoat is the archetype of destruction and satanic intransigence. Their history goes back to the beginnings of Finnish black metal and this says much about the new album The Luciferian Crown .

Traditionally their attack is 100% inexorable, fast velocity, non-stop violence. But in this album, they’ve got a different stance: they are making slower songs and Finnish as they are it’s quite impossible to not link them with Beherit in the days of Drawing Dawn The Moon.

But, of course the comparisons stop here.

Star of Darkness shows a brutal and raw blackened death metal, like in the old days, organic as fuck. Needless to say, they follow this pure sound all along.

The Obsidian Flames is the slow one: it follows a quasi-hypnotic tempo, repetitive riffs: the pure sound of evil invocation.

The title track accelerates things quite a bit, but always maintaining the monstrous sound with a good production, although the guitars seem like a chainsaw!

The thing that highlights however is the Sinister-like vocals. Naturally their sound has nothing to do with the Dutch band, but the way Lord Angelslayer growls sound like the early vocals of that band.

The Messiah of Pigs is a crazy interchange of Impaled Nazarene (old) with Beherit and of course, Blasphemy. Cool as hell.

This album maintains the purest tradition of the goat worship. If you know your real extreme metal, you know Archgoat!

The Luciferian Crown is out today on Debemur Morti Productions on Digipak CD, vinyl, Bandcamp and other popular digital platforms. Don’t lose this one!


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