Witchcult Records in one of the few deeply underground labels I genuinely trust and keep a close eye on. I may not have much of their catalogue, but the cassette only group has yet to really steer me in the wrong direction. So, when Bandcamp shot out the notification of their latest release, a five song tape from UA (which I assume means Unknown Artist) titled WC016 (which is the label code for this particular release), checking it out was a no brainer. No information on the group could be found on the store front, metal-archives, or even Google. with no idea who this entity is beyond it being a raw black metal outfit, the payment waw sent for one of the few physical pressings available without hearing more than a small snippet. But, in hindsight, was it a worthy purchase, or is this insanely obscure piece of metal history better left a hidden legend?
German true metal ensemble HAMMER KING will release their third full-length, Poseidon Will Carry Us Home, on October 5 via Cruz Del Sur Music. Recorded at Studio Greywolf with POWERWOLF bassist Charles Greywolf at the helm, Poseidon Will Carry Us Home is an unabashed bow to classic, anthemic, hook-laden metal, proving HAMMER KING was more than up to the task of meeting the often-high expectations that come with a band’s third album.
CHTHONIC, the Taiwanese metal band recognized with its unique signature of performance, is to release an all new album, “Battlefields of Asura”, on October 10, the first new music since 2013’s full-length album, “Butik”.
Well, anyone who has been on here as of late probably has noticed the lack of content. I wish I had a better explanation other than the world just got ahead of me. As many of you know, I suffered a massive multiple sclerosis flare up almost two years ago due to medical negligence. During this time I also suffered from a pressure cyst on my ass (again, medical negligence while in the hospital) at the same time I suffered minor kidney failure, my father passed away, I spent seven months in an old folks home because that’s the only place with a vacancy my insurance would cover, and my fiancée’s grandfather passed away (and stayed in the same hell I was stuck in and was treated in the worst way possible) leaving me there instead of at home to comfort her.
Seattle based death metal stalwarts DRAWN AND QUARTERED are on the brink of releasing their seventh full length “The One Who Lurks”. The eight track opus is the first new album of theirs in 06 years, due for release on July 27 via KRUCYATOR PRODUCTIONS.