Abysmal Grief have returned from the grave with their fourth full length album entitled ?Strange Rites of Evil?. Celebrating their 20th anniversary this year and with no signs of slowing down, this orchestra of necromantical doom have become one of the most persistent both in terms of consistency and following their very own vision.
Reunited with original drummer Lord of Fog, ?Strange Rites of Evil? shows the band from their most vile and scornful side while still keeping intact the sound they have come to be known for.
So you thought WARHAMMER, APOCALYPTIC RAIDS or HELLKOMMANDER were the only true heirs to HELLHAMMER and CELTIC FROST throne didn?t you?! Surely, formed in 2009, Florence?s BARBARIAN also namechecked RUNNING WILD or early BATHORY as one of t...heir main influences but come on, as soon as the first notes of ?Serve In Heaven, Reign In Hell? hit you off and ?Borys Crossburn? lets go his first ?ugh!? of the day, you know what the score is and as Tom G. Warrior would have say himself, the usurper?s tears surely guide their sword. Just look up at each of those three Italians? role in the band: ?necroharmonic guitarmageddon and invocations of baltic storms and polish metal albums?, ?eruptions of evil from cracked earth? and ?fuck off bombardment?. Indeed, only 1984 is real!!
HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present the highly anticipated third album of Italy's BARBARIAN, "Cult of the Empty Grave". Since 2009, the power-trio have been killing it in the metal underground, culminating in 2014's classic "Faith Extinguisher" on the highly respected Doomentia label. Now, with the backing of longtime fans HELLS HEADBANGERS, the true BARBARIAN are poised to hail and kill, far and wide, wherever the mighty hooves of the Apocalypse take them, and "Cult of the Empty Grave" shall be the soundtrack to that domination.
HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY's "Apocalyptic Compendium - 10 Years in Chaos, Noise and Warfare" on CD and cassette tape formats. For a decade now, these Italian speed metalpunks have been ruling the post-apocalyptic wasteland with their own brand of crazed 'n' crusty warfare noise. They've put out two critically acclaimed albums through HELLS HEADBANGERS, 2010's "It's Time to Face the Doomsday" and 2014's "Future Decay," and now CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY return with a career-spanning collection of singles and splits.
Here you have the debut full-length from EVIL, a four-piece black/speed metal band from Tokyo, Japan. Although the band has existed since 2011 and has previously released two demos and a split CD, its output to this point has been largely overlooked. With ?Rites of Evil,? however, its profile is rightfully promised to rise from the obscurity that is due at least in part to its geographic isolation. Including venerable bands such as Bathory, Hellhammer and Slayer in its list of prominent influences that in all span at least three continents and various subsets of first-wave black metal and satanic speed metal, the ones that shine through the most are early Sodom, Sarcofago, and fellow compatriots Sabbat and a certain, notorious Japanese punk metal band.
The solo project of JM Dopico, a veteran underground musician well known for his work with MACHETAZO, BODYBAG or DISHAMMER among many others, who plays all instruments and vocals on the album. "Antihuman" is debut full length and contains 10 songs in around 45 minutes, mixing influences from the glorious 80's heavy metal, doom rock and punk, an unique blend inspired by classic stuff like BLACK SABBATH, CELTIC FROST, MOTÖRHEAD, VOIVOD, SAINT VITUS, KILLING JOKE, MERCYFUL FATE, THE OBSESSED, VENOM, CARNIVORE, AMEBIX... Artwork by Nor Prego (MACHETAZO, BODYBAG, LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER, BRODYS MILITIA) and logo by Timo Ketola (DISSECTION, DEAD CONGREGATION, SUNN O))), WATAIN, OPETH).
Absolut kult Heavy / Speed Metal.
This legendary band from Southamerica (Argentina) that influenced so many bands down there in the continent played a raw & unpolished killer Heavy / Speed Metal. Influenced by IRON MAIDEN, MERCYFUL FATE, MURO and the likes.
This CD is a live take of a show the band played in San Martin, Buenos Aires back in 1988. More than acceptable sound! Really fucking good!!
A CD that every Southamerican Metal maniac and all those that love that scene should have in his collection.
IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS is proud to present URN's highly anticipated fourth album, The Burning. One of the Finnish underground's longest-running yet best-kept secrets, URN have been flying the flag of hate for unholy blackthrash since 1994. Founded by ex-Barathrum guitarist Sulphur, URN have been a study in delayed-gratification patience and trend-bucking defiance. Their 2001 debut LP 666 Megatons sounded exactly like that, detonating a nuclear blast of classic blackthrash-cum-speed metal, which was further roughed up and refined on the successive LPs Dawn of the Devastation (2006) and Soul Destroyers (2008). But just as URN had seemingly perfected their addicting 'n' acidic style, their classic power-trio lineup disintegrated and it was up to Sulphur to rebuild the band again. And rebuild, the bass-playing frontman did, as The Burning is the triumphant phoenix from the ashes.
Some bands are hard to fit into one single style. Formed by members of INSULTERS, VOIDKUSH merge the sound of their infamous band with new influences, a strong Death / Doom feeling, and a hazy vibe in the vein of "Carnival Bizarre" CATHEDRAL. 11 tracks dealing with darkness, witchcraft and the impending void. The executioner's ready, you better run!
This a collection of various split releases on vinyl, CD's and tape formats WHIPSTRIKER contributed to during the years 2012 and 2015. Brazilian Old School Heavy, Speed Black Metal Punks. Highly recommended for fans of early VENOM and of course WHIPSTRIKERRRRRRRRR!
74 minutes of pure Blasphemous Mayhem! Released through VULKAN RECORDS.