Monthly Archives: February 2011

DEW-SCENTED (Leif Jensen) INTERVIEW

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DEW-SCENTED (Leif Jensen) INTERVIEW Dew-Scented is one of these bands that has been touring relentlessly since their inception and even though, at least with regards the UK, they have not yet been given the opportunity to do their own headline … Continue reading

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PARADISE LOST (Gregor Mackintosh) INTERVIEW

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PARADISE LOST (Gregor Mackintosh) INTERVIEW One of my fondest memories of my childhood years is when back in 1990 soem trully blessed person decided to hand me a casette tape of an album called “Lost Paradise”, the debut release of … Continue reading

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FATES WARNING (Frank Aresti) INTERVIEW

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FATES WARNING (Frank Aresti) INTERVIEW When back in 1996 guitarist Frank Aresti decided to leave the US Progressive outfit Fates Warning, I believed that I would never get the chance to have a face-to-face talk with this very skillful musician … Continue reading

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THE HAUNTED (Peter Dolving) INTERVIEW

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THE HAUNTED (Peter Dolving) INTERVIEW Peter Dolving is a man who is never afraid to speak his mind! That is the sort of attitude that has characterised the music of the Swedish Thrash Metal outfit The Haunted since their inception … Continue reading

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THE HAUNTED – “UNSEEN”

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THE HAUNTED – “UNSEEN” CENTURY MEDIA (2011) Sixteen years ago and following the demise of the much revered and totally influential melodic Death Metal outfit At The Gates, brothers and founding members Anders and Jonas Bjorler began to look for … Continue reading

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SODOM (Tom Angelripper) INTERVIEW

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SODOM (Tom Angelripper) INTERVIEW Sodom are one of the first bands that I was really hooked on back in the mid 80s and to which, to this day, I pledge both my total support and allegiance. This is not a … Continue reading

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SODOM – “IN WAR AND PIECES”

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SODOM – “IN WAR AND PIECES” SPV (2010) Thirty years ago, a young German by the name of Thomas Such was presented with a choice: either to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a coal miner in his hometown … Continue reading

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BELPHEGOR – “BLOOD MAGICK NECROMANCE”

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BELPHEGOR – “BLOOD MAGICK NECROMANCE” NUCLEAR BLAST (2011) According to demonology, Belphegor is a demon who helps people make discoveries and who manages to seduce them by suggesting ingenious inventions that will make them rich! Though all of the above … Continue reading

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DESTRUCTION – “DAY OF RECKONING”

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DESTRUCTION – “DAY OF RECKONING” NUCLEAR BLAST (2011) Five years ago the legendary German Thrash metal trio Destruction decided to release a collection of re-recorded classics under the title “Thrash Anthems” – a collection which I remember describing as ‘not … Continue reading

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TANKARD – “VOL(L)UME 14”

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TANKARD – “VOL(L)UME 14” AFM RECORDS (2010) When you think of German Thrash Metal, which are the first three bands that come to mind? I can bet that the vast majority of you would name Sodom, Kreator and Destruction, and … Continue reading

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DEICIDE – “TO HELL WITH GOD”

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DEICIDE – “TO HELL WITH GOD” CENTURY MEDIA (2011) Deicide are one hell of a confusing and unpredictable band! Just as we all thought that a new era has started following the release of the quite impressive “Scars Of the … Continue reading

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