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Simon Bower

Rock/Metal junkie living in beautiful Anglesey.Love live music and have a musical taste which can go from Cannibal Corpse to Kate Bush in the blink of an eye.

Illimitable Dolor – Leaden Light

      Illimitable Dolor return with ‘Leaden Light’, the follow up album to their stunning self titled debut offering from 2017   When I first came across this band in 2017, I was completely blown away. The debut album was produced with such depth of feeling and emotion ( …

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Eremit – Carrier Of Weight

      German Sludge/Doom trio, Eremit announce themselves proper with ‘Carrier Of Weight’ An initial glance of the track listing shows a mere three songs, so more of an E.P. than an album you might be forgiven in thinking. How wrong could we be, these three mighty slabs of …

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Velvet Viper signs with Massacre Records

VELVET VIPER signs with Massacre Records Massacre Records is happy to announce that the epic metal powerhouse VELVET VIPER has signed with Massacre Records! The band around Jutta Weinhold – who formed Zed Yago in 1985 – was originally formed in 1990 and reformed in 2016/2017. VELVET VIPER are currently …

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Lefutray signs with Massacre Records

LEFUTRAY signs with Massacre Records The Chilean groove thrash metal band LEFUTRAY has signed with Massacre Records, and plans to release its new album “Human Delusions” in April 2019! The sound of the new album promises to be even more suffocating, heavy and dense than on previous releases. LEFUTRAY consists …

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Dying Gorgeous Lies reveal album details

DYING GORGEOUS LIES reveal album details and song snippets The female fronted thrash outfit DYING GORGEOUS LIES will release its new album “The Hunter And The Prey” on March 22, 2019 via Massacre Records! The album was mixed and mastered by Charles Greywolf at Studio Greywolf. The killer artwork – …

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Damnation’s Hammer issue lyric video

DAMNATION’S HAMMER issue lyric video, reveal album details DAMNATION’S HAMMER have issued a lyric video for the opener of their upcoming album “Unseen Planets, Deadly Spheres” – which will be released on February 22, 2019 via Massacre Records! Watch the “Temple Of The Descending Gods” lyric video on https://youtu.be/E7aEjT7yt-M The …

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Caustic Vomit – Festering Odes To Deformity

Caustic Vomit unleash a mind warping beast of a demo in the form of ‘Festering Odes To Deformity’   That first listen of an Album/EP/Demo is a defining moment. Although your feelings may change or alter over the course of multiple spins, a lot depends on that initial exposure. I …

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Gloryful release ‘Brothers In Arms’ video

  GLORYFUL release new single and are confirmed for W:O:A The official video for GLORYFUL’s new single “Brothers In Arms” is here! Check it out on https://youtu.be/t1uwa8q8omE The song is taken from the band’s upcoming album “Cult Of Sedna”, which will be released on January 18, 2019 via Massacre Records. …

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Imperia to release new album in 2019

IMPERIA announce new album The multinational gothic metal outfit IMPERIA will release a new album next year! The band’s 5th studio album is called “Flames Of Eternity”, and will be released on February 22, 2019 via Massacre Records. It will be available as CD Digipak, limited edition vinyl LP, stream …

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Metal Inquisitor release new single

METAL INQUISITOR release single Well, you’ve waited enough: Enjoy METAL INQUISITOR’s new single “Beyond Nightmares” on https://youtu.be/T06866DVisE or a streaming platform of your choice! The song is taken from the band’s upcoming album “Panopticon”, which will be released on January 18, 2019 via Massacre Records. It was mixed at Gates …

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Furor Gallico – Dusk Of The Ages

    Furor Gallico brings their unique brand of Folk Death Metal to the table with the long awaited album ‘Dusk Of The Ages’. Formed in 2007, the band have honed their sound into something rather special, combining highly contrasting styles of music together to create a real breath of …

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Radiant – Radiant

      Germany’s latest exponents of classic Hard Rock, Radiant announce themselves with a rip roaring self titled debut   Formed in Northern Germany in 2014, Radiant have been busy assembling an album of so many fist pumping Rock anthems, that it’s in danger of becoming an instant classic. …

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Dirge – Lost Empyrean

      French sonic landscape gardeners Dirge return to the fore with a new album entitled ‘Lost Empyrean’   Some bands are just simply born with it, flowing through their very DNA, things just seem to click into place so easily. Dirge fall into that category, making the most …

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Frozen Land – Frozen Land

      Finland do it yet again by unleashing Frozen Land upon the world with their self titled full length debut album released via Massacre Records   Sometimes an album drops in your lap that has you bouncing around the room like a teenager once again, which after tripping …

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In The Woods – Cease The Day

      In The Woods re emerge with their latest album ‘Cease The Day’, a progressive masterpiece It’s reasonably well documented that since the bands 2016 offering ‘Pure’, waters have not exactly run smoothly within the fold, indeed I did actually wonder if any new material would surface at …

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Crawl – Rituals

              Crawl unleash a pure beast with their debut album ‘Rituals’ These Swedes sure know how to deliver a knockout blow with their debut full length offering ‘Rituals’, an album that takes the Death Metal genre to new heights with its intense brutality. Every …

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Horseman – Of Hope, Freedom And Future

                German Metalheads Horseman, saddle up and explode out of the stalls with their latest album ‘Of Hope, Freedom And Future’ With a history going back some ten years now, Horseman release their third full length album in the form of ‘Of Hope, …

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Ancient Lights – Ancient Lights

            Ancient Lights bestow an epic debut album upon the world in the form of the self titled ‘Ancient Lights’. Such was the depth of material available to the band, that a double album format was deemed necessary, as well as others. The Doom genre …

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P.H.O.B.O.S. – Phlogiston Catharsis

P.H.O.B.O.S. arrive with an eight track album ‘Phlogiston Catharsis’ that will tear up the rule book as regards defining genres in Metal The concept of Industrial Doom becoming a happy bedfellow with Black Metal is certainly an intriguing one, and P.H.O.B.O.S. have succeeded in ensuring that nuptials did indeed take …

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MIST – Free Me Of The Sun

MIST at last release their Doom filled debut ‘Free Me Of The Sun’, following on from the well received E.P.’s that caught the attention of many a pair of ears Having already played such hallowed events as Bloodstock, Metal Days, Doom Over Malta and others, there can be no question …

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