GOATVERMIN "Detruire" black/death metal album review and bandcamp stream

The first quarter of 2017 sees the spectacular return of French black/death metal, thanks to the debut albums of three excellent bands: Ritualization, Necroblood and Goatvermin. The timing couldn’t be better as there exist strong rumors that Arkhon Infaustus, Read more

INFESTER “To the Depths, in Degradation” death metal re-release review and youtube stream

Re-releases of “best kept secret” type of old bands, usually package attractively mediocre quality content using 80’s/90’s nostalgia and vinyl fetishism. Even when the music is good, most such bands were mere clones back at the day, therefore their (re-) Read more

NECROBLOOD “Collapse of the Human Race” black/death metal album review and bandcamp stream

Parisian old-school metal band NECROBLOOD have penetrated violently my musical microcosm back in 2011. They have done so with the best credentials that an underground metal band could possibly have according to my book: a debut self-titled 7”EP released by Read more

ANTAEUS "Condemnation" black metal album review and bandcamp stream

Last year, Antaeus have ended out of the blue 10 years of discographic absence with their fourth album, “Condemnation”. Due to the evolution and mutation of the genre, it is now clearer than ever what is the position that the Read more

A complex beer that will resonate with wine lovers: Straffe Hendrik – Heritage (2014) craft beer review

Pours into an oversized Cognac snifter. Deep reddish-brown colour with some ruby hues, and quite murky. Beige frothy head, which lingers ‘til the end with half a finger lacing. A rather unusual -for a Quad- nose, a tad acidic, that Read more

Grave Pleasures (x-Beastmilk) to release debut album “Dreamcrash” on September 4th via Sony

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grave pleasures - beastmilkLast year I was closing Beastmilk’s debut album “Climax” review with the following words: “All in all this album is a fantastic release and definitely one of the best listens I’ve had this year. “Climax” gives me hope that there is still life in a scene that many pundits rushed to claim “dead”. Want to name it “Album of the year”? “Best newcomer on the scene”? Best debut in 2013”? Whatever you choose to me it doesnt really matter. This is something to monitor closely and the future can only be bright for them.”

Consequently, news that BEASTMILK guitarist, Johan “Goatspeed” Snell, has decided to parted ways with band,  came as a shock since its been years for a newcomer to receive so many promising and raving reviews across the board. Thankfully most of its members, as well as SONY Comulbia who signed the band with a new contract, decided to sign under a new name “Grave Pleasure” with their debut album “Dreamcrash” set to be released next month.

We will be writting in detail once we hear the new album but until then, here is a teaser of one of the new songs “New Hip Moon”.

 

Swans releases a free new track “A Little God In My Hands” (Download)

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A Little God In My Hands is the first track to be taken from Swans‘ forthcoming album ‘To Be Kind‘ released on Mute on 12 May / 13 May on Young God Records (North America). The album features several special guests: Little Annie, St. Vincent, Mute labelmate Cold Specks and Bill Rieflin, the album was produced by Michael Gira, and recorded by John Congleton at Sonic Ranch, Texas. Further recordings and mixing were accomplished in Dallas, Texas. ‘To Be Kind‘ will be released on triple vinyl, double CD, download and 3 disc deluxe Edition (including a live DVD).

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