Legacy Future messing around with Unreal Tournament Alpha

Last time I played Unreal Tournament was back in 2002-2003 when I ended up 4th in the European Lan Tournament. Thought to get my hands on Unreal tournament Alpha version 2017. Messy gameplay (its been a while and I Read more

Reverorum Ib Malacht “Ter Agios Numini” album review and soundcloud excerpt

I must give credit for discovering REVERORUM IB MALACHT to longtime comrade John Gossard (Dispirit, ex-Asunder, ex-Weakling)! [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/326381574" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Strangely enough, following his words of praise back in the early 10’s I haven’t instantly listened to Read more

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

Peter Hook to perform Joy Division & New Order concerts in 2014

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Joy Division and new order's bass player Peter Hook

Only few days after his statement that he’d rather play with Saddam Hussein than New Order again, Peter Hook & The Light are to perform their first ever concerts of New Order’s “Low Life (1985)” & “Brotherhood” (1986) with two special Manchester & London shows at The Ritz, Manchester and Shepherds Bush Empire, London in September 2014. The gigs will feature all material from the band, 1983 – 1987, “From Confusion To True Faith”. Tickets for both concerts on general sale from 9am Fri 29th Nov 2013 at Alt Tickets here –  Tickets also include a charity donation to MIND & Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.

A month before the two new order gigs and in particular the 15th and 17th August the known bass player will perform the classic album “unknown pleasures” in full at Boughton House, Kettering.Peter Hook will perform a set of Joy Division songs chosen by fans at a festival next yea and if you wish to pick your favourite Joy Division song, see Alt-Fest’s Facebook page where he will be performing along with Killing Joke and Arch Enemy.

Full details at www.peterhook.co.uk

 

Beastmilk – “Climax” / Album Review

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It’s the end of the year – which means that there are a wave of “Album of the Year” accolades being bestowed left right and centre. I’ve always found it interestingBeastmilk Climax, album cover to observe that in the excitement of the flurry of  brilliant end of-year releases, reviewers seem to forget quality albums released earlier in the year. What I do not remember though is a band debuting towards the end of the year  being nominated across the board as one of the best albums in 2013. This is the case with Beastmilk and their debut album titled “Climax“, an album I truly consider one of the best this year, if not THE BEST (as my co-editor told me this morning).

Beastmilk became known to the public back in 2010 with their debut demo: “White Stains On Black Tape”, which not only sold out quickly, but most importantly captured the attention of Darkthrone’s Fenriz,; who openly voted it as one his favorite demos in 2010. The Finnish label Svart Records saw an opportunity and signed the band, with their second 7” vinyl (they also re-released “White stains on black tape” on a 7” format), “Use your Deluge” being released. Fast forward to today, Svart announced BeastMilk’s debut full length album: “Climax” is set to be released on the 29th of November.
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