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Bikes, Music, Alcohol and Anarchy. Also books, gigs, traveling and alcohol one more time.

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Review: Accuser “Accuser” [Metal Blade Records]

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Germans Accuser are very active last decade. I would say that it is the most active period of the band’s 30 years history with the split-ups, leaving the ...
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Review: Harlott “Detritus Of The Final Age” [Metal Blade Records]

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Seems like November is going to be a fruitful month for Thrash Metal scene – a couple of bands, from young to the famous ones will joy the ...
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Review: Fates Warning “Long Day Good Night” [Metal Blade Records]

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Fates Warning were quite active last years, especially for Progressive Metal band: in 2013 Darkness In A Different Light was released after a gap of nine years. Three ...
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Video interview with Oleksii of Hell:on

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On November, 1 Ukrainian Death Metal band Hell:on released their sixth album named “Scythian Stamm”. We had a long and deep conversation with Oleksii Pasko about Scythians, shamanism ...
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Review: Evildead “United $tate$ Of Anarchy” [Steamhammer/SPV]

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The history of Evildead is quite similar to the history of Possessed, except the tragic incident, of course: Evildead was also formed in the middle of 80s, released ...
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Review: Godsnake “Poison Thorn” [Massacre Records]

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I found Godsnake accidentally in some Telegram channel, dedicated heavy music: someone had posted their video from the debut album Poison Thorn with acrimonious words “Metallica should find ...
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Review: Mors Principium Est “Seven” [AFM Records]

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What would you do if there were six men in the band initially but now it’s just only two? Gathering a new line-up? Put the band on hold ...
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Review: Hell:On “Scythian Stamm” [Hell Serpent Music]

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The last Hell:On‘s longplay to date, Once Upon A Chaos was released in far 2015. Three years later the band mentioned in some interview that they work on ...
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Review: Spirit Adrift “Enlightened In Eternity” [Century Media Records]

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In many cases there is a risk for many young bands to slip into cliche and plagiarism, especially when they decided to play music in such established genres ...
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Review: Alleyway “After Dark” [Sliptrick Records]

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Usually I try to introduce the band in the beginning of review but in case of Alleyway I just put a quote from press release, because it can’t ...
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Review: Crippled Black Phoenix “Ellengæst” [Season Of Mist]

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Crippled Black Phoenix was formed in 2004 when multi-instrumentalist Justin Greaves, associated with such bands like Electric Wizard and Iron Monkey came to idea to play his own ...
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Review: Amaranthe “Manifest” [Nuclear Blast]

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Jake E’s brainchild Amaranthe is alive and kicking very well even after his leaving in 2017: a year after, in 2018 the band released Helix and now in ...
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Review: Devildriver “Dealing With Demons I” [Napalm Records]

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Devildriver considered rightfully as real hard workers: they constantly go to long tours and release albums on relatively regular basis. In disgusting 2020 lots of shows were cancelled ...
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Review: Six Feet Under “Nightmares Of The Decomposed” [Metal Blade Records]

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Three years ago Six Feet Under, which was initially started as Death Metal super-group, but in fact it’s Chris Barnes’ solo project for a long time, released their ...
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Review: Second To Sun “Leviathan”

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Since 2011 Second To Sun released eight longplays, a couple of EPs, countless singles and it seems they don’t plan to stop because a year after Legacy was ...
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Review: Ace Frehley “Origins Vol.2” [eOne/SPV]

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This year a couple of cover albums were released. In June Bobby “Blitz” and Mike Portnoy joined forces in BPMD project, revisiting some American rock classics and earlier ...
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Review: Heathen “Empire Of The Blind” [Nuclear Blast Records]

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There is an old horror movie “Sometimes They Come Back”, based on the short story of Stephen King. This name is quite matching for some bands, which are ...
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Review: Raven “Metal City” [Steamhammer/SPV]

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Unlike Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, Raven are not quite considered as Heavy Metal and NWOBHM icons, though there were all conditions for it: Raven was formed more ...
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Review: Varg “Zeichen” [Napalm Records]

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The last Varg‘s album Das Ende aller Lügen was released four years ago, in 2016. In this time the band released EP Götterdämmerung, changed the line-up and revisited ...
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Review: Fleetburner “Fleetburner” [Butler Records]

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The history of Fleetburner, a new international project from guitarist and songwriter Kevin Storm starts in 2018 when he recorded an album in two months. At the same ...
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