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Immolation – Kingdom Of Conspiracy

The first notes of Immolation‘s ninth and latest studio album, Kingdom Of Conspiracy, blare out from my speakers as I sit down and begin to listen. I reminisce: they were a killer band ‘back in the day’. Then I quickly realize: they still are. This newest disc drives that home …

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Ultra-Violence – Privilege To Overcome

I love underground music, if it brings out some obvious talent, and especially if it’s from outside my home country – the USA. Turin, Italy’s Ultra-Violence (yeah, like Death Angel, or A Clockwork Orange, your choice) seems to fit that bill. Their newest, Privilege To Overcome, is a long-playing album …

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Whitechapel – The Somatic Defilement

Whitechapel are a fairly young band, forming in 2006. They are a death metal band, with four releases under their belt, from Knoxville, Tennessee. The band have returned with their newest offering, for Metal Blade Records: the re-release of The Somatic Defilement (their 2007 debut album), which has been re-mastered. Overall, the record …

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Gloria Morti – ‘Lateral Constraint’

Right from the outset, this fourth album from Finnish thrash metal five piece Gloria Morti is a bruising, punishing affair, treading a path between thrash and death metal, with elements of BM thrown in for good measure. It’s not that the band can’t make up their mind which sub-genre they …

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Hypocrisy – End Of Disclosure

Peter Tägtgren‘s Hypocrisy have returned! The stalwart extreme metal band’s twelfth studio release, titled End Of Disclosure, has been released through Nuclear Blast. This album brings fiery new songs to listeners and fans across the globe. Similar to many top-tier rock releases, this melodic extreme metal record has a variety …

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Paradigms – Dichotomy’s New Release.

Dublin metal band, Dichotomy, are due to release their eight track album, Paradigms, this coming Saturday 2nd March. This band has a great reputation when it comes to live performances both at local venues and around the country. A reputation that has seen them land support slots for big bands …

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Carnage Metal Club, Warpath, Xenocide, Atheos. Dublin 22/2

Considering all the disappointing news in metal over the past week or so; from Lombardo getting thrown out on his arse (it’s nothing to do with the money, Kerry King overheard him saying ‘I guess Jesus is an ok dude’ – straw that broke the camel’s back) and Adam Duce …

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Parricide – Auntie Annie’s Belfast – Thursday February 21st 2013

Given the size of Northern Ireland’s Polish population – and the assumption that a healthy proportion of them should be heavy metal fans – it is somewhat surprising that, outside of tonight’s headliners and their entourage, every accent in the room is a local one (in some shape or form) …

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Alter Self – Seven Deadly Blessings

Greek band Alter Self haven’t had an easy life since their inception in 2007, with multiple line-ups and military obligations getting in the way since their initial self-funded EP release in 2009. Seven Deadly Blessings is their first full album release and gives them a proper chance to show just …

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Redemption Festival Feb 2013, The Button Factory, Dublin.

As the tourists from near and far trudged through the winding streets of temple bar, taking pictures of themselves as Leprechauns and buying Irish souvenirs made in china, there was something else about to erupt just a stone’s through away – Redemption Festival. A true demonstration of Irishness and tradition …

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Knaat – ‘Die Lichtung’

Folk metal, pagan metal, call it what you will, has an unnerving penchant for veering, inexplicably and unexpectedly, from one extreme to the other – and, most notably, from the sublime to the ridiculous. Unfortunately, Munich-based sextet Knaat fall somewhere ‘twixt and between – but, at the same time, manage …

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Condemned + Hexxed + War Iron at Limelight 2, Belfast – Saturday December 22nd

After some 15-plus years very firmly at the top of the local tree, NI death grinders Condemned shocked many fans a little earlier this year when they announced their decision to call it a day. The reason was not the usual ‘internal divisions’ or ‘musical differences’ bullshit that many acts …

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The Haarp Machine – Disclosure

How much further can metal really go? It’s an internal dialogue we must’ve had with ourselves a thousand times. It’s been fascinating to watch our beloved genre develop over the years, hasn’t it? No matter how unreasonably heavy, inexplicably technical or utterly deranged it gets, just when we think metal …

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Incantation – Vanquish In Vengeance (Listenable Records)

If brutal death metal is your bag then you will certainly have heard of this legendary band. Formed in 1989, they were among the leaders of the New York Death Metal scene along with the more widely known Suffocation and Immolation. The band has went through more line up changes …

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Ruins – ‘Place Of No Pity’

The name of Tasmanian devils (sic) Ruins may be unfamiliar to many people outside the southern hemisphere, but that should be about to change soon, thanks to the international release of this, their fourth full length studio album. And a bloody fine slice of blackened metal it is – melodic …

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Dead Aeon – Interview

When ‘Apotheosis’, the debut EP from Monaghan’s Dead Aeon, found its way onto the stereo at PM’s recently established Ireland HQ, we found ourselves suitably impressed by what we referred to as their “brutally effective brand of blackened death metal”, and praised it as one of the best new death …

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Dead Aeon – ‘Apotheosis’

When Planet Mosh officially launched on the island of Ireland a few weeks ago, recruiting a team of writers on both sides of the border, we knew were delving into a territory steeped in musical heritage, a part of the world rich in its own identity, confident in its ability… …

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Auroch – From Forgotten Worlds

I must admit that I get extremely wary any time anyone applies the term ‘Lovecraftian’ to anything.  Any artist, be they an author or a filmmaker, who has claimed to try and follow in the footsteps of the master of weird fiction has, by and large, failed to even pay …

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Wreckage Metal Night at Ivory Blacks, Glasgow. Saturday 8th December 2012

Second instalment of Glasgow’s extreme metal nights kicks off on Saturday 8th December at Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald St. Glasgow Ceol Dorchas Productions is set on bringing the best underground bands to Glasgow! Destroyer 666 Blackened Thrash Metal Bonesaw  Aberdeen Death Metal Solstheim Glasgow Black Metal Doors 7pm, 18+ Tickets …

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Between The Buried And Me – The Parallax II: Future Sequence

The sudden surge of success that progressive metal has enjoyed in the past decade is quite an intriguing subject indeed. Kickstarting the “trend” so to speak in 2004, Mastodon released what was to be a watershed moment in modern progressive metal with the almost universally lauded Leviathan. Despite their deluge …

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