Tarnkappe are a Dutch combo with (former) members of e.g. Krocht, Lugubre, Kjeld, Gheestenland and Salacious Gods, and admit: that does sound promising, does it not! They recently re-released the album Tussen Hun En De Zon, which means ‘in between them and the sun’, via Kult-label Hammerheart Records, but it was originally released in October 2013 via Sabbath’s Fire on tape.
The Dutch band Infinity was formed in 1995. Throughout the years, the band recorded a handful of great albums with a same-minded structure, yet with a slightly different final execution. After some changes in line-up, Infinity eventually signed to the roster of Dutch label New Era Productions in early 2012, and a first result of this collaboration was the compilation Back To The Source…, an album with re-recordings and cover songs.
Devilish Impression did surprise the Netherworlds a lot with their 2012-album Simulacra (it was their third full length recording), being compared as some mixture of Behemoth and Septic Flesh (or is it Septicflesh?). Now they return with a two-track LP which shamelessly continues that very same path. The band released it independently in May 2014, i.e. two newly written pieces and, as bonus, three demo-tracks.
Villainy are a Dutch act that were born to pay tribute to the origins of Extreme Metal. The trio recorded this debut, ingeniously titled I (just joking; there’s nothing wrong with such a title, of course) at Perimeter Audio with Marc van Duivenvoorde (Entrapment, Acid Deathtrip, F.U.B.A.R. etc.) and it lasts for forty minutes.
Iceland is not such a ‘big’ country when it comes to Extreme Metal. I do know some hands full of Black Metal acts from this beautiful island, but when it comes to death Metal, I am not that informed. Besides bands like Malignant Mist, Beneath, Narthraal or Ophidian I, I cannot sum up many interesting Death Metal bands that rule the current scene.
Ever heard about Stuka Party? I honestly did not, but apparently it is a project by William Blackmon, the guy behind Gadget and formerly of Withered Beauty-fame, as well as the owner (and well-known sound engineer) of the notorious Musikhuset Gävle Studio. With Schmeiser Smasher, and in co-operation with Dutch top-label Hammerheart Records, he releases a very limited (i.e.
Because Dutch band Phlebotomized were different from the average Death Metal band, and then I am talking about the very early nineties, they were both loved and hated. Their approach was pretty unique back then, so I’d like to refer to the review on the compilation album Devoted To God, Preaching Eternal Gospels, posted on July 20th 2013.
First of all: this EP will be released in a limited edition of 400 ‘normal’ copies (i.e. black vinyl) and 100 so-called splatter-vinyl ones. Outcome: hurry up!
Serpent Eater are a band from Cologne, Germany, that return with their second album in nearly two years of existence. Currently consisting of members also active in e.g. Hammerhead, Tumult, Daskrill and English act Throats, Serpent Eater decided to call their sophomore full album Hyena, and in mean time they signed to Dutch Extreme Metal cult-label Hammerheart Records, which is about to release this twenty nine minutes epos on CD.
Austrian act Rauhnåcht was put to life by Stefan ‘Dreamlord’ Traunmüller, who’s (currently and previously) known, as musician, for bands and projects like Golden Dawn, Apeiron, Wallachia, Sternenstaub or Alastor, and who’s very active as producer / master / mixer / engineer for tens of (mainly Austrian) Metal acts too.