• Dreadful folktales from the land of Nosferatu

    I remember when I was in elementary school we had some art classes that were more relaxed. The teacher allowed us to tell stories out loud, on the condition that we were not too noisy and pay attention at what we were supposed to do. One of my colleagues...
  • HIGHLAND (USA / Armenia) – “Loyal to the Nightsky” 2017

    I remember I’ve heard the band first time in one of the Negura Bunget / Grimegod tours, when the drummer of Grimegod, with a strong Armenian heritage via Lebanon as well, promised me I’m gonna listen one of the fastest bands in the world and then played the Highland...
  • EMPTINESS (Belgium) – “Not for Music” 2017

    It took me almost half a year to get to know this new album of the Belgians from Emptiness, including two of the blacksters from the much older and more acclaimed Enthroned. I remember a friend of mine mentioned this album would be out soon when he remarked my...
  • The Thirteenth Sun – Stardust

    The Thirteenth Sun is a Romanian band that was born in 2011 when Radu Barna (vocalist and lead guitarist) together with Marius Muntean (keyboards) started writing the first songs. They released their first EP entitled “Genesis” in late 2012.   In 2016 the band started recording their debut album named...
  • Grindcore Picnic with Blutrina, Cut to Fit, Kyliga Dalen & Visions Of Madness

    A nice event took place on Saturday, 27th May, in Fabrica. I was glad to be part of the crowd, as well as a photographer. So far so good; the night began quietly and people started coming in and despite the weather, around 100 people had already gathered before...
  • Soen – Lykaia

    Supergroups are always a double edged sword. On the one hand you have a number of highly talented, experienced musicians coming together to bring a common vision. On the other hand you have clashing egos, and bombastic press release blurbs showing off pedigree but no substance or originality. This...
  • SANCTUS HEXE –“The Abyss of Ancient Forest”

    I’ve been to witness Christ Agony once again in Bucharest last night and also met their sound engineer and old time pal Michal from the brutals of Feto In Fetus at the show. He used the opportunity to pass me both releases of his new band, Sanctus Hexe, a...
  • The Sarcophagus – Beyond the World’s Illusion

    The Sarcophagus is a Black Metal band from Turkey, founded by multi instrumental artist Nahemoth in 1996 and releasing their first demo tape Pagan Storm the next year. After the release of the EP Infernal Hordes of the Ancient Times the band began playing live. The interesting thing about...
  • Heretoir – The Circle

    Heretoir is a band that combines Post-Rock with Shoegaze/Black Metal and Depressive Rock elements. The band was formed as a Solo project by Eklatanz (Agrypnie) in 2006 in the city of Augsburg, Germany. The main lyrical themes of the band are Melancholy, Loss, Nostalgia, Isolation, The sun and Inner...