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MÖRTI VIVENTI – The Day The Dead Returned… (2015) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

MÖRTI VIVENTIThe Day The Dead Returned… UKEM (2015)Rating: 7/10 Lincolnshire was the last place I expected the latest thrash assault to come from, but indeed it has and it’s all down to one man; Adrian “Aidy” J. Heathershaw, who has created one merciless juggernaut. Indeed, while this may be a case of UK thrash-by-numbers, Heathershaw […]

DANGER – Danger (2014) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

DANGERDanger Stale (2014)Rating: 3/10 With names such as Rob Nasty and Jesse Kid I knew what was coming with Sweden’s Danger and their latest self-titled album. Yep, you guessed it; this is more hyped up glam-slam shock rock that spends all of its time pretending to be something it isn’t. I’m sorry, but there is […]

KHOLD – Till The End (October 2014) | Features / Interviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

KHOLD – Till The End Anthony Morgan October 2014 Khold (l-r): Stian ‘Crowbel’ Kråbøl, Thomas ‘Sarke’ Bergli, Sverre ‘Gard’ Stokland and Geir ‘Rinn’ Kildahl A four-year period between April 2009 and September 2013 witnessed the issue of three full-lengths from Oslo, Norway-based black / thrash metal outfit Sarke, spearheaded by drummer and namesake Thomas ‘Sarke’ […]

PESTILENTIAL SHADOWS – Ephemeral (2014) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

PESTILENTIAL SHADOWSEphemeral Séance (2014)Rating: 8/10 It seems only right that Australia’s Pestilential Shadows should have their fifth full-length album issued on Halloween 2014. The black metal combo have been plaguing the community of New South Wales since 2003 and have been busy ever since, releasing their debut platter Embrace After Death (The Fate of All […]

AT THE GATES – Music And The Labyrinth (October 2014) | Features / Interviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

AT THE GATES – Music And The Labyrinth Anthony Morgan October 2014 At The Gates (l-r): Anders Björler, Adrian Erlandsson, Tomas Lindberg, Martin Larsson and Jonas Björler Gothenburg, Sweden-based melodic death metal outfit At The Gates’ initial run lasted from 1990 until 1996, that six-year timeframe spawning four studio full-lengths in all; The Red In […]

PUTRID OFFAL – Suffering EP (2014) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

PUTRID OFFALSuffering EP Kaotoxin (2014)Rating: 7/10 To prepare us for the forthcoming Mature Necropsy debut, French extreme metallers Putrid Offal has decided to ravage our sorry ears with this short, sweet ’n’ savage EP. Mind you, it’s certainly about time! These guys have existed since 1991 but after their final demo release in 1994 disappeared […]

WITCHCLAN – The Dark Binding (2014) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

WITCHCLANThe Dark Binding Elvester (2014)Rating: 9/10 An eerie female narration signals the hideous return of Britain’s oldest active black metal band Witchclan. Having formed as Crypt in 1990 out of Newcastle and playing a blackened thrash in the style of Venom and Possessed, the combo eventually changed its name to Witchclan two years later. In […]

ELUVEITIE – Carrying The Torch (October 2014) | Features / Interviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

ELUVEITIE – Carrying The Torch Anthony Morgan October 2014 Eluveitie (l-r): Ivo Henzi, Nicole Ansperger, Rafael Salzmann, Patrick Wistler, Chrigel Glanzmann, Kay Brem, Merlin Sutter and Anna Murphy Songwriting sessions in support of August 2014 studio full-length Origins – the sixth to be issued by Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland-based folk / death metal outfit Eluveitie – […]

EPITAPH – Crawling Out Of The Crypt (2014) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

EPITAPHCrawling Out Of The Crypt High Roller (2014)Rating: 8.5/10 High Roller Records have been popping out some fine acts over the years and are becoming one of metal’s most prolific labels. I just wish some bands would come up with more inventive monikers, because the name Epitaph isn’t going to do them any favours in […]

VESANIA – A Polish Triumph (October 2014) | Features / Interviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

VESANIA – A Polish Triumph Anthony Morgan October 2014 Vesania (l-r): Marcin ‘Valeo’ Walenczykowski, Dariusz ‘Daray’ Brzozowski, Tomasz ‘Orion’ Wróblewski, Krzysztof ‘Siegmar’ Oloś and Filip ‘Heinrich’ Hałucha Following the issue of November 2007 studio full-length Distractive Killusions and resultant touring commitments, Polish symphonic black metal band Vesania embarked upon a lengthy hiatus – the hiatus […]

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