Steve Tottle

Lover of all things metal - the more extreme the better! Metal head since 1982. Also been a Gary Numan fan since 1979. I also love good food - cooking and eating it. Real ale, St Helens RLFC, Aircraft, Classic cars and diesel locomotives,and most of all, great friends!

Blasphematory – The Lower Catacombs album review

Blasphematory serve up a disgusting feast of filthy, necro death metal on new album The Lower Catacombs Hailing from New Jersey USA, Blasphematory have been emitting forth their vile take on death metal since 2019. With one EP, two splits, and now two full length albums, these guys know how …

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Watain – “The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain” album review

Staying true to the core values of Black Metal, Watain delivers their best album yet. Watain are without doubt the 21st century’s flag flyers for black metal. Since 2000, they have delivered 6 full-length albums, and now we have a seventh in “The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain” to add …

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BLACK HILL COVE | Broken – album review

Black Hill Cove Broken

Black Hill Cove ‘Broken’ heralds new name on the block “Broken” is the rather splendid debut from Black Hill Cove who formed during the 2020 Covid lockdown. Based in Lisbon, Portugal this three-piece have produced a rather splendid slab of what I’d prefer to call groove metal. Because that’s what …

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Outre-Tomb – “Abysse Mortifère” album review

Abysse Mortifère

Quebecoise four piece Outre-Tomb have released their third full length Abysse Mortifère on Temple Of Mystery Records. If you know anything about Quebec, then you will know that it has produced some of the best and nastiest metal in the Canadian scene. Outre-Tomb is no exception to this rule, and …

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Morgal – “Nightmare Lord” album review

Finnish black metal horde Morgal bring forth the Nightmare Lord on their superb first full length album. Morgal have been hitting the black metal world hard in the face since 2015. With a demo, 3 EPs, a split with fellow countrymen Exitius, and a solitary live album, Nightmare Lord sees …

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Plague Bringers by Bryan Eckermann album review

Plague Bringers

Plague Bringers is the eighth full length album from the prolific one man melodic blackened death metal machine that is Bryan Eckermann. Yep, I had not heard of him either before this release, which considering my preferred choice of music is unusual! A swift bit of research though comes up …

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Confess Interview with Nikhan/band release new video and album details

Iranian/Norwegian metallers Confess have a new album out on January 21st 2022 through Swedish label Rexius Records. Nikan, and fellow band member Arash Ilkhani were arrested and imprisoned in one of Iran’s harshest prisons in 2015. The two were accused of Satanism and faced the death sentence for blasphemy. Nikan was sentenced …

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Cradle of Filth – “Existence Is Futile” album review

Soundtrack to a failing world… Cradle of Filth never fail to divide opinions, but new album Existence Is Futile may narrow the divide some. Eschewing the all out Gothic horror that has been their mainstay over their long history, real life horror is now brought in. To quote from Dani …

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Massacre”Resurgence” album review

New Massacre album “Resurgence” is certainly that – a return to the values of old school American Death Metal…to be Released October 22 via Nuclear Blast Records Best known for the awesome HP Lovecraft inspired 1991 album “From Beyond”, Massacre released 2 more studio albums in 1996, and 2014. Neither …

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Ichor – “The Black Raven” album review

Australian Black Metal band Ichor have just released their second full length album “The Black Raven” Though they formed back in 1993, it was not until 2018 that Ichor released their first full-length album. Hosting six tracks of icy cold slow to mid-paced BM, nevertheless, it was a solid piece …

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Zeromancer “Orchestra Of Knives” Video Interview

Kim Ljung of Zeromancer chats to PlanetMosh regarding the band’s new album Orchestra of Knives, coping with covid, and migraines! Watch the interview here: Zeromancer Interview with Kim Ljung Album review Orchestra of Knives here: Zeromancer links:

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Zeromancer – “Orchestra of Knives”

Norwegian industrial rock band Zeromancer release “Orchestra of Knives” – their first studio album since 2013’s “Bye Bye Borderline” First things first, for those not acquainted with Zeromancer, they have been releasing their blend of industrial electronica and rock since 2000. Orchestra of Knives will be their 7th studio album …

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Vader – Polish death metal classic “De Profundis” album review

VADER: Polish death metal classic “De Profundis” gets a new lease of life. Originally released back in 1995, Vader’s classic second album has been remastered, re-issued, and brought roaring into the 21st century. The original CD release had no lyric sheet and a rather basic insert. This has been addressed …

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Nunslaughter mean business on new album release


Now here is a name you *should* have heard of if you enjoy filthy, raw, black metal. And trust me Nunslaughter mean business on their new album release. It’s called “Red Is The Color Of Ripping Death” so if you are expecting ballads and progressive stuff, I can guarantee this …

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Idolos – Ahi Cab EP Review

Idolos – Ahi Cab EP Review Idolos offer up Ahi Cab, a 4 track EP of old school black metal for the new generation. Hailing from a Pulsar in the outermost reaches of the Milky Way via France; Idolos is a 2 piece black metal band. If one is to …

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Plague Of Carcosa – Ocean Is More Ancient Than The Mountains (EP)

Plague Of Carcosa – Ocean Is More Ancient Than The Mountains (EP) – This Filthy Lovecraftian Doom will have Cthulhu himself banging his head and smiling! As a real-life Cthulhu Cultist, Plague of Carcosa‘s new E.P Ocean Is More Ancient Than The Mountains, had me drooling and uttering R’Lyehan chants …

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