Sunday, April 24, 2016

Interview with Inferior done by Patrick on 4-24-16

Here   is   a  new  interview  with  Sweden's  Inferior   thrash metal   maniacs.  Who  recently  released  their   second  cd   "The   Red   Beast"   anyone  who  enjoys  fast,chaotic   thrash   metal  should  defintly  check  this  band  out  soon.

Interview with Inferior done by Patrick

 1.Hello when did you all first meet each other? Was it long before you all decided to start a band? And who thought of the nameInferior as the band name?

Cheers Patrick!
We have known each other for a very long time, and with that said we cant remember who came up with the band name!

2.What is the current line up of Inferior ?For the readers who have never had the chance to hearInferior's music how would you best describe it?

Two guys on guitars, one "Tom Araya" and one motherfucker with drumsticks! INFERIOR sounds like a high caliber thrash metal bullet being fired through a death metal rifle, kind of.. Haha

3.Inferior is getting ready to release their second cd "The Red Beast" how long did it take the band to write and record the songs on this release? Does the whole band work on writing the music or does one member usually write everything?

Its hard to say because we have new songs coming up all the time, the next album is almost finished. Usually its our guitarist CF who writes the songs.

4.Who usually takes care of writing the lyrics what are some topics the band writes and sings about?

The topic of the lyrics is "things we are angry upon", so the angriest dude at the time writes the lyrics!

5.Besides the new cd "The Red Beast" does the band have any other releases or merchandise for the readers? If yes where can the fans buy it from?

We sell the usual shit, t-shirts, hoodies and CDs! You can buy our merch from different websites on the internet,, and of course order from our website

6.Inferior recently made a video for the song "Own Your Own Honor" why did you all choose this song to make a video ? How long did it take the band to shoot and make this video?

"Own Your Honour" is the song that best represents the album. It took a day to shoot and a couple of more days to cut it!

7.Are their any plans to make any more video's soon and if you all had the opportunity which song would you like to see made into a video?

We have planned to make more videos from this album, but not decided which one yet! "Expressed In Murder" would be cool though!

8.DoesInferior get to play "live" very often or do you prefer to work in the studio?

We love to play live and we get alot of opportunities but its often an economic issue, often people wants you to work for free and keep the ticket sales for themselves, fuck that shit!

 9.What have been some of the bands most memorable shows to date? Are their any upcoming shows or small tours the readers should watch out?

Actopan or Saltillo in Mexico! We toured through Mexico in 2014 and it was amazing!
In two weeks you will get to see us with The Haunted in our hometown. We have a tour coming up also.

10.Are any of the members currently working with other bands if yes please tell the readers a little about them?

We all  have different side projects, Fetus Stench, Vulkan among others.

 11.In your opinions what is the best and worst thing about the underground scene today?And what does underground metal mean to you?

Its tough competition out there! Underground metal is everything for us, its what we are!

12.Inferior comes out of Sweden's thrash deathmetal scene what is your opinion of Sweden's metal scene over the years?

Sweden has a really high band per capita ratio! And lots of great bands has emerged from our dark forests. We believe that Sweden will continue to spit out good quality metal even in the future.

 13.Who are some of your all-time favorite Swedish bands? Are their any new and upcoming bands you all feel the readers should watch out for?

Dissection, At the gates, The Haunted, Entombed, Unleashed and Karensdag are some that needs to be mentioned! Tribulation is a great upcoming band!

 14.When not working on new music or band business what do you all enjoy doing in your free time?

Eat, sleep, fuck, drink and kill! Yes we are serious!

 15.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out.Do you have any final comments for the readers?

Thank you Patrick!
If we meet you guys in the future, say the password "Öl är gött", and we will but you beer!
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New reviews done on 4-24-16 done by Patrick

Hope everyone  is   having  a  good  weekend  or  week depending  on  when you read these.I  should  hopefully  be  back  on track  with  doing  more  frequent   updates  as  I  am waiting on  a lot  of  interviews  and  starting  new  reviews  so  keep  watching  this  site.

Exalter--Obituary  For  The  Living   cd   {Transcending  Obscurity India}         
Coming  out  of  Bangladesh is Exalter   playing  a  fast and  violent  form  of  thrash  metal  who  recently released  their debut  cd  Obituary  For  The  Living.Exalter  create  a  fierce  thrash  metal  sound  and style  mixing  in  some  different  bands while  mixing  in  their  own  creative  and  well  written  music.The  guitars  are   played  with  a  good  mix  of  fast and  chaotic  guitar  patterns  but  also   knows  how  to  play  some  mid tempo  sections  and  very  well  written  and placed  solo's.The  drumming  is  played  with  a  mix  of  fast drum  patterns  and  some  mid tempo  heavier  drums  mixed  in  a few  of the tracks.If  you  are  a  fan  of  well executed   thrash  metal  then  be  sure  to  check  out   Exalter's   debut  cd  today.
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Pyromancer--Demo MMXV   cd{Gods  Ov War Prod.}
Coming   out  of  the  U.S  black death  metal  scene  is  Pyromancer  who   plays  a  very  barbaric  and  vicious   blend  of  blackend death metal.The  new  MCD  Demo MMXV   contains five   songs  of  brutal  war  like  blackend  death  metal  with  very  well  played  guitar  and  drum  patterns  that  are  played  with  a lot  talent.The  vocals  are   mix  of  brutal  death  metal  growls and   blackend  shrieks.If  you  are  a  fan  that  enjoy   blackend  death  metal  with  some  war and  violent  elements  then  be  sure  to   get  a copy  of  this  Mcd  today.
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Saturday, April 2, 2016

New Metal reviews done by Patrick posted on 4-2-16

Here  is  a  few   new  reviews  for your  reading  pleasure  I  hope  to  get  some  new  reviews  and  interviews  done  and  posted  very  soon
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Apokalyptic  Raids--The  Third  Storm    LP   {Hells  Headbangers  Rec.}
Originally  released   in  2005  Hells  Headbangers   has  unearthed  this  classic  from  the  Brazilian  horde  Apokalyptic  Raids.For  those   unfamiliar   with   Apokalyptic  Raids  sound they  play  a  good  mix  of  mid  80's  blackend  thrash  metal  and even  some   influences  from  the   early  years  of traditional heavy  metal.The  guitars  are  played  with  a lot  of  expierence  and  talent  going  for  both  a  fast    guitar   tone to  a  more  mid  paced  range  that  really  fits  the  bands  sound.The  vocals  are  raw  screams  similar  to  the  early thrash  singers with  some  heavier vocal  patterns  in  a  few  of the songs.Anyone  who  is  a  fan  of  early  blackend thrash  metal  will  defintly  want  to  check  this  release  out  soon.I  a  not  sure   if the  label  will release  it  on  cd  or  cassette  as well  or  just the  vinyl  version.
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Diabolus  Amator--Despotic Conjuring  Of The   Soulless  cd/digital release{Luciferic  Triumph  Rec.}
Diabolus  Amator       come  out  of the  U.S  Black  metal  scene  and  play barbaric and  vicious  blackend  death  metal .The  guitars  are a  mix  of   mid paced  guitar   patterns  that  do  speed  up to  a  faster and  primitive  guitar  tone.The  drumming  is  done  with  a lot  of  crazed and  fast  drum  passages  that  do  slow  to  a  more  mid  paced  drum  beats  in  a few  of the  tracks.The  vocals are  a  mix   of  low  death  growls and  some  black  metal screams that  are  used  in  a  few  of the  songs.This  is  a  great  band  and release  for  those  who  are  into  primitive and  violent  black,death  metal. 
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Prisoner  Of  War--Rot  12" Mlp   {Iron   Bonehead  Rec.}
 Prisoner  Of  War  has  just  released  their  debut  Mlp  featuring  five  songs  vicious and  heavy  death metal.The  guitars   played  with a lot  of  power  and  great  structures   and  even  some  really  well  done  solo's  mixed  in  a few  of the  songs.The  vocals  are  raw  death  metal  growls  that  fit  the  bands  style   perfectly.If you  are  a  fan  of  old-school,heavy  death  metal  with  some  war  influences  then  defintly   pick  this   release   up  soon.

Veneficium--Veneficium  demo  cassette  {Iron  Bonehead Rec.}
Iron  Bonehead   sure  can  find  the  good  and  obscure  bands from  around  the  world.New  Zealand's  Veneficium  is  the  labels   latest  find.Veneficium  debut  three  song  demo  
is  a  mix  of  heavy  and  dark  death  metal.The  guitars  are  done  with  heavy  and  mid  paced  guitar  tones and  well  written  guitar  patterns.The  drums are  done  with  slow  to  mid-paced  heavy  drums.The  vocals  are  low  death  metal  growls that  are done with  a few  screams  mixed  into  a  few sections  of the tracks.If you  are  a  fan  of  well  written heavy  mid  paced  old-school  death  metal  then  be  sure  to  pick  this  demo  up  as  soon  as  possible.
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Voidnaga--Demo MMXVII  Demo tape {Iron  Bonehead}
Coming  out  of  the  Malaysian  black death  metal  scene  is  Voidnaga with  their  debut  demo MMXVII.The  demo  contains  four  songs  of  heavy mid-paced  blackend death  metal.The  guitars  are   played  at  a  mid paced  range that  do  speed  up to  a faster  tempo  in  a ffew  sections  of the  songs.The drumming  is  mainly  played  in the  mid paced  range  as  the  guitars  are  but the drummer  does   let  loose  and  plays some  crazed and  violent  patterns.Vocals  are done  with raw,death  metal  growls  that  fit t he  music  perfectly.Anyone  into   mid  ninties  blackend death  metal  will  defintly  want  to  add  this  demo  to your  collection  today.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Available From Paragon Records [USA]

Both release below available from Paragon Records [USA]

Aetherius Obscuritas [Hungary] MMXV  CD. This band should be no stranger to those who have followed Paragon Records for some years now. This being the bands 7th full length overall and their fourth with us. Once again Aetherius Obscuritas stays true to the Black Metal they wish to express and their influences of Taake, Ragnarok [NORWAY], and old Dissection are still very present. However as usual they make it their own and truly have a sound that really is unique within the Black Metal genre and though they still remain very straight forward the band has added even more atmospheric elements around this time and prove yet again they are truly one of the most underrated Black Metal bands of today!!!! OUT NOW!!!!

  Fornace [Italy] - My Journey Is Ending But The Torment Will Be Eternal CD. This is the second full length from the band and the band has gone through some line-up changes again which sees the band going in a more straight forward Black Metal direction with little to no death metal elements present. This still evokes their great riffing, nice bass work, and also their raw drumming. However vocal duties have been taken over by Possessed who still handles the bass as well and remains the core and heart of the band! His approach is raw, very extreme and personal. This along with the excellent raw organic production evokes the Fornace we know but through a much more darker and deadlier realm!!! OUT NOW!!!!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Interview with Ripping Death done by Patrick on 2-29-16

Here   is  a  new  interview  with  Ripping  Death   who  consists  of  members  from  different  countries   around  Europe.The  band  released their debut  demo   "Tales  Of  The  Ripper"  through the   mighty  Iron  Bonehead  Rec.  so  anyone  who  wants to  get this  demo  or  enjoys  old-school  death  metal  should  defintly   pick  up  a  copy today  from the band  or  label.

Interview with Ripping Death done by Patrick

1. Metal Hails! When did you first discover metal music? Who were some of the first bands you listened to? Who are some of your current favorites?

Horns Fucking Up Patrick !!!! We discovered metal music during the teenage years !!! There was no internet at that time !!! Only tape trading and real underground support !!! Most of our current bands begin their career in the past !!! MOTÖRHEAD, early MASTER, AUTOPSY, BLASPHEMY, early SODOM or REPULSION are just few names to give you an idea of what we like !!!

2. When did you first get the idea to form Ripping Death? What is the current line-up of the band?

RIPPING DEATH is a power-fuckin-trio consisting of Rick Disgrace (guitars), Angel Ofensor (drums) and myself, RR BASTARD (vocals and bass guitar). The idea of the bands came from Angel and myself. Indeed, for years, we had in mind to do something together and, considering our obsession for “Chicago 80s Death Metal” (DEVASTATION, FUNERAL NATION, early MASTER, SINDROME, early ABOMINATION and so on…), about one year ago we decided that it was the right time to start the project. So, I asked Rick to join our forces because I knew his passion for this kind of Death Metal and his guitar skills. He was really enthusiastic and joined immediately the band. 

3. For the readers who have never heard Ripping Death's music how would you best describe it?

Pure fucking ripping death metal in the old-school-Chicago way !!!!! AARRGGHHH!!!!!

4. Ripping Death is getting ready to release their debut demo "Tales Of The Ripper" through Iron Bonehead Rec. How did the band come in contact with this great label?

Patrick is our friend since years so he was the first one that came in our mind for the demotape release !!! IRON BONEHEAD rec is the best Metal label in Europe !!!!

5. How long did it take the band to write the music for the debut demo? Does the whole band work on the music or does one member write everything?

Along 2015, Rick and me created the riffing and then we arranged everything together. Then in September 2015 we gathered in Italy at the infamous Mara’s Cave and in 2 days, the fucking demo was recorded! Everything went smooth and we were fucking surprised about it! It was like we had been playing together for years! What you can listen on the demo it’ s just pure and spontaneous Death Metal far from any kind of trend!

6. Who usually writes the lyrics for the band? What are some topics/subjects you all write about?

I write all the lyrics !!! The central topic is obsession for evil and madness !!!!

7. Ripping Death has a cover of Cianide's Rage War on the debut demo what gave you all the idea to cover this great band's song? Are there any plans to do more cover-songs on future releases?

We just choose all together to pay the right tribute to one of the most underrated US death metal band !!! They were prime mover and we are fucking proud to honour them with our cover song !!! Surely other covers will come in the future but nothing planned!!!

8.Speaking of future releases has Ripping Death started working on the next demo or full length?

We want to record new songs as soon as possible but considering that each band member lives in different European countries (Angel-Spain, Rick-Italy, Me-Germany) it is not so easy to arrange everything. However, soon we will start to working hard on new songs and hope to release something new in 2016 or 2017…Hopefully a full LP!

9. Besides the debut demo "Tales Of The Ripper" does the band have any other merchandise available for the fans? If yes where can the fans buy your merchandise?

Not yet !!! Hope to have some TS or something else out during this year !!!

10. In your opinion what is the best and worst thing about the underground scene today? And what does underground metal mean to you?

The best thing is that some bands (such as BLASPHERIAN or GEHENNAH just to give you few names) still play having the real underground feeling…the worst thing is that some other underground bands betraying their past to be more commercial as possible (as TRIBULATION or GHOST). Underground in the nowadays metal means everything !!!! Fuck off posers !!!

11. Are any of the members of Ripping Death currently working with other bands or solo projects?

Rick Disgrace plays guitar in IN LEAGUE WITH SATAN. Angel Ofensor plays in SACRIFICIO (and was also involved in other killer bands such as PROCLAMATION and DEATH SQUADRON). I played also in BESTIAL EVIL and BLASPHEMOPHAGHER.

12. Thank you for taking the time to fill out this interview. Do you have any final comments for the readers?

Bang your head in the name of the Ripper !!! AARRGGHHHHH !!!

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Friday, February 26, 2016



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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Interview with Ohio's Gravewurm done by Patrick 2-20-16

Here  is  a   new   interview  with  Ohio's  legendary  band  "Gravewurm"  talking  about  their  newest  release  Doomed  To  Eternity   and the  bands  past  as well  future   plans.If you  do  not  have  a  copy  of the  bands  newest  release  either  contact the  band  directly  or  their  label  Hells Headbangers  Rec.   hope  you   like  the   interview  and  keep  watching the  web-zine  much  more  coming  up  soon

Interview  with  Funeral  Grave  vocalist  and  guitarist  of  Gravewurm   done  by  Patrick

1.Hello  how   is  2016  going  for you  and the  band so  far? 

This year is starting ok, but we are still dealing with the loss of metal icon and friend Jim Konya. The maniac hordes whom have always supported Gravewurm have many positive things to say about the latest album ‘Doomed to Eternity. Cleveland winter sucks, but that is standard fare. 

2.Gravewurm  formed  in  1990  what gave  you  the  idea to  form  this  band? How  did you  come  up  with  the  name  of  the  band?

 We started under the name Dominion in an effort to combine our love for doom, death and all the darkness we could muster. The initial songs weren’t very good or interesting since we had just begun. In 1993 after a few changes, Gravewurm was chosen in response to more black metal and old school death metal influence. It is the name of the 2nd song from the 2nd album of Benediction. We spell wurm with an U to associate it with a winged mystical serpent. The umlaut was later added by Christophe Spadjel who created the official logo in 1998. 

3.For  the  readers   who have  never  heard Gravewurm's  music  how  would  you  say  it  has  changed  over the  years?Who  are some  of the bands  that  influenced  you  and  Gravewurm?

We have not changed too much in style, but just strive at being better song writers. Goatlord, Nunslaughter, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Sodom and Venom are the main influences. 

4.Gravewurm recently  released their  new  cd,lp   "Doomed To  Eternity"how  long  did  it  take the  band to  write the  music  for this release?

 I wrote all of the riffs and lyrics in a few months. Lord Mazillon (Jim Konya R.I.P.) added some ideas to a few of the songs and they were complete. 

5.Besides  the  newest release  "Doomed To  Eternity"  is  there  any  other  merchandise  or  releases  available  for the  fans to  buy? If  yes  where can the  readers  buy  it  from?

 Yes, the 2014 cd ‘Abyss Sorcery’ re-press is available through Forbidden Records and Hells Headbangers. HH also has several of our early releases on cd from Barbarian Wrath Records.

6.Does  the  band  have  any  shows  or  tours  coming  up  in  support  of  "Doomed To  Eternity"? If  yes  where  are  some  places the  band  will  be  playing?

Yes we are playing again this year.

May 28th Scranton, PA @ The New Penny
August 13th Baltimore, MD @ The Depot
November 11th Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge

We hope to book a few more. 

7.What   have  been  some  of   Gravewurm's  most   memorable  shows  over  the  years?

Tampere Finland with Satanic Warmaster, Drowning the Light and Arghoslent 2009
Springfield Virginia with Destroyer 666 2006
Fort Wayne Indiana with The Lurking Corpses 2011
Wallingford Connecticut with Hraeslvgr and Arduous Task 2013
Orlando Florida with After Death and Hellwitch 2007

8.I  believe the band  played  last  years  Hells  Headbangers  fest.  how  do you  feel  the  fest  went  over all? Who  were  some  bands  you  felt  that  did  a  great set? Will  Gravewurm  be  playing this   years  fest  or  have you  all decided  yet?Where  can the readers buy  tickets  from?

Yea the fest was pretty good. I didn’t get to watch all of the bands, but I did enjoy BAT, Demonic Christ and Satanic Warmaster very much. We will most likely not be playing this year. Tickets for 2016 fest will be available soon on Hells Headbangers website. 

9.In  your   opinion   what  does  underground  metal   mean  to you?

It is the human expression which defies all normalcy of life as defined by society. 

10.Gravewurm   comes  out  of the  great  Ohio   metal  scene   what  is your  opinion  of  the  Ohio  metal  scene? How  do you  feel  it  has  changed   over the  years?

 I have only lived here for a few years, but know some of the rich metal history. Like many other areas, it has good years and bad years. Ohio will always be great for metal.

11.Who  are  your  all-time  favorite  Ohio  bands?  Are their  any  new  bands you  feel  the  readers  should  watch  out  for?

Faith Xtractor, Acheron, Spawn of Satan and Crucified Mortals have created killer metal…and of course the mighty Nunslaughter. 

12.Besides  bands  does  Ohio   have  any  good  labels  or  distro's  you  feel  the readers   should  check  out  soon? What  about  fan  or  web-zines  from your  state?

Hells Headbangers and Redefining Darkness are good. Not sure about zines. 

13.Are  you   or  any  of  the  members  currently  working  with  other bands?  if  yes  please tell the readers  about  them?

New drummer also plays in Pittsburgh black / death legends Sathanas. Sathanas are one of the most consistent bands still active in the underground. 29 years and still going strong. 

14.When  not  working  on  band  music  or  business   what  do you  enjoy  doing  in your  free  time?

Metal is life, death and beyond. Not much else interests me. Going to shows, meeting fans, making friends, discussing likes and dislikes, reminiscing about the 80s. 

15.Thank  you  for  taking  the  time  to  fill  this    interview   out  do  you   have  any  final  words  for the  readers?

Thanks for the continued interest and support for Gravewurm. Fans of old school goat metal like Venom, Sodom and Hellhammer should check out our latest albums ‘Abyss Sorcery’ and ‘Doomed to Eternity’ which can be ordered through Hells Headbangers, Forbidden Records, Barbarian Wrath or directly from the band at 
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