Category Archives: metal

LISTEN TO: Blaakyum

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Teutonic style Thrash metal with Middle Eastern folk elements. If you’re a fan of Destruction, Kreator and Onslaught then Blaakyum is exactly what you need to be listening to.

 

Name: Blaakyum

Genre: Thrash/Heavy Metal

Origin: Beirut, Lebanon

Discography:
Am I Black (Single) 1998
Lord of the Night (Full-length) 2012
Riot Against Riot (Single) 2016
Line of Fear (Full-length) 2016

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Peste Promotions // Liverpool // 2015 gig listing

Upcoming gigs

– March 20th // Maguire’s Pizza Bar // £5
DUNE // Trudger // Chinsniffer // The Floormen
https://www.facebook.com/events/917212434963974

– March 31st // The Zanzibar Club // £10
PRIMITIVE MAN (US) // Sea Bastard // Sloth Hammer // Deathtrip
https://www.facebook.com/events/786648718051101

– April 14th // The Blade Factory // £10
ACID WITCH (US) // Bonehunter (Fin) // Satanic Dystopia // Live Burial
https://www.facebook.com/events/670727423041821

– May 10th // 24 Kitchen Street // £5
CREMATION LILY // Hateful Abandon // Knifedoutofexistence // Double Echo
https://www.facebook.com/events/1405075439795766

– May 13th // The Kazimier // £12
NEGURA BUNGET (Rom) // Grimegod (Rom) // Ninkharsag // Northern Plague (Pol)
https://www.facebook.com/events/810506789007189

– July 12th // Bumper //
SHEOL // Horrified // Vacivus // One more support band & more details to be announced!

– August 9th // Maguire’s Pizza Bar // £5
DEATH TOLL 80K (Fin) // Whoresnation (Fra) // Horsebastard // Chinsniffer // Project Mess
https://www.facebook.com/events/1004694832894879

If you have any questions then don’t hesitate to contact me here, or other organisers via the Peste Promotions facebook page.

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Review: Solefald – Norrønasongen – Kosmopolis Nord

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Solefald – Norrønasongen – Kosmopolis Nord
Design by Trine og Kim

Solefald
Norrønasongen – Kosmopolis Nord

Side A
1. Norrønaprogen
2. Det Siste Landskap (An Icelandic Odyssey Part IV)
3. Norskdom

Side B
4. Norrøna: Ljodet Som Ljoma
5. Songen: Vargen

Released: October 27th, 2014
Indie Recordings
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I’m ashamed to say I’ve only just listened to the new Solefald EP. I suppose my love and adoration of them is slowly but surely dwindling away and this album seems to be the perfect piece for mourning what passion I once had. I feel lost and broken without the Solefald I knew, but I suppose it was inevitable to one day experience this. Everything must grow and change.

It’s wonderful to see how much the music has matured over the years but the lack of raw chaos just reminds me of the bitterness of growing up. Everything is too serious, too clean, too dull. That childish artistic wonder has gone and instead replaced by that feeling of crushing melancholy you only truly experience as an “adult”.

Norrønasongen: Kosmopolis Nord has left me feeling empty and I’m not sure what to do.

The EP is by no means bad, in fact it is a beautiful piece of work – it’s just that on a personal level I don’t find myself particularly gripped by it. If you enjoy some slow paced and easy to listen to folk then this is ideal for you, at times it reminds me a lot of Hardingrock’s Grimen but with a noisy Germanic twist with Mari Skeie Ljones’ harding fiddle playing almost as perfect as Knut Buen’s. I’m sure this EP will find a place in my heart over time, but for now I can’t lie that I am a little bit disenchanted by it. It breaks my heart to feel this way, I’m Sorry.

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11PARANOIAS by CT
November 2014
Media: black ball pen

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Watching. Waiting. Visible. by CT
November 2014
Media: black ball pen

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Tour: Dragged Into Sunlight – Europe

Dragged Into Sunlight European Tour

This November, Dragged Into Sunlight shall embark on their longest European tour to date, preceded by two shows in the UK:

8th – The Dome w/ Hooded Menace, London, UK
9th – The Exchange, Bristol, UK
11th – Decadence, Ghent, BE
13th – Les Pavillons Sauvages, Toulouse, FR
14th – Mogambo, San Sebastian, ES
17th – Freakout Club, Bologna, IT
18th – Sidro Club, Rimini, IT
19th – Le Romandie, Laussanne, CH
20th – Lo Fi Club, Milan, IT
21st – Immerhun, Wurzburg DE
22nd – Kokpit Club, Prague, CZ
23rd – Exzess, Frankfurt, DE
24th – Ciemna Strona Miasta, Wroclaw, PL
25th – Cassiopeia, Berlin, DE
26th – KB18, Copenhagen, DK
27th – Bambi Gallore, Hamburg, DE
28th – dB’s, Utrecht, NL
29th – Romein, Leeuwarden, NL

Trailer: http://youtu.be/KWYavzKXTuI

Tickets: http://bandsintown.com/draggedintosunlight

Poster by Hugo Silva.

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Tour: Dragged Into Sunlight – Japan

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23rd-EL PUENTE Nishiyokohama, Kanagawa
24th-FIREBIRD Shinmatsudo, Chiba
25th-EARTHDOM Shinokubo, Tokyo
26th-SOUGEN , Shizuoka
27th-KURAWOOD Asakusa, Tokyo

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Listen to: Zothique

I can’t even be arsed writing any sort of review of their music because WHY ARE YOU READING THIS AND NOT LISTENING??

By the way, they are supporting Dragged Into Sunlight in Japan so make sure you catch them otherwise you’re a shit.

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Peste Promotions & Tone MGMT & Wizard Fight presents: INCANTATION

Peste Promotions & Tone MGMT & Wizard Fight presents: INCANTATION

INCANTATION/SUPREME LORD/DIAMANTHIAN/SHEOL
The Kazimier, Liverpool
Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 at 7:00PM

INCANTATION
US DEATH METAL LEGENDS.
https://www.facebook.com/IncantationOfficial
This will be the first time INCANTATION play Liverpool in their 24 year career. This will also be the only UK tour date in northern England.

SUPREME LORD
(Polish Death Metal, ex-Vader, Christ Agony)
https://www.facebook.com/SupremeLordBand

DIAMANTHIAN (Old School Death Metal)
*Liverpool exclusive*
https://www.facebook.com/pages/DIAMANTHIAN/132634950108768

SHEOL (Death Metal)
https://www.facebook.com/sheoldeath
http://sheoldeath.bandcamp.com/

THURSDAY JUNE 19TH 2014
The Kazimier, Liverpool
4-5 Wolstenholme Square, L1 4JJ Liverpool
Tickets £12 ADVANCE ‘http://www.seetickets.com/go/incantationliverpool

(Poster is out of date, Volition will not be playing)

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Listen to: 11PARANOIAS

 399176_413544438661764_498915072_nI miss Ramesses, I really really fucking miss Ramesses. Oh, what’s this? A band with members from Ramesses are playing at Desertfest, might as well check them out.

HOLY MOTHERFUCKER

YES

This is exactly what I wanted to hear – soul crushing Doom Metal that paralysed my entire body from the second they started to play. The vibrations strangled me, I was struggling to breath and as a result I had to fuck off towards the end of the set because it was sending me and a few friends white.

We sat down on the couch uttering nothing but “fuccckkkk” over and over again. That’s 11PARANOIAS in a nutshell.

Look, I’m shit at reviews, I’m also really shit at describing music but I just wanted to ramble on about these guys because they are fucking perfection and deserve a lot more attention. Now stop reading this nonsense and follow these links.

 

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REVIEW: Absent Heat – End Of Material Life

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End Of Material Life

1. Desabafo
2. An Abstract Feeling Part. II
3. Drowned in the Sea of Hope
4. Astral Monotony
5. Memórias Enterradas
6. Windwalk

Released: 5th January 2014
Rigorism Production

 

 

Here we have 6 tracks of poorly produced pure misery, just what I want from some Depressive Black Metal. Absent Heat is a one man project hailing from Brazil and it certainly stands out among the mass of South American Black Metal that seems to be making a stand among the scene.

Black Metal to me has always been about atmosphere and Absent Heat is not lacking in such, my only problem is that it can become overwhelming and a bit stale when every track is just a massive blend of slow paced whining guitars.

The track “An Abstract feeling Part. II” showed a lot of promise, every few seconds it would build up ready to throw at you some harsh riffs and howls of despair, but alas nothing came from it, just repetition of the same chord over and over again for 5 minutes. This isn’t a problem for a stand alone track, but it hardly differs from the rest of the EP. Drowned In The Sea of Hope, Memorias Enterradas and Windwalk are three songs that thankfully break that recurrence. Within a few minutes Omar Lobato is smashing into my eardrums with vocals that could drive even  the rightfully dubbed “Happiest Man on Earth” Matthieu Ricard to slash up his wrists and jump off a cliff. Annoyingly though by the time I found myself really getting into brutality of it all, the entire structure of the songs would jump into some very out of place samples and noise, they’re not bad and they have a place in the music, they just didn’t really flow.

Overall I’d say the EP is soul crushing and drowning in anguish, it’s very lovely in that aspect and well worth checking out. Hoping to see more from this guy in the future as there’s a fuck load of potential here.

6/10

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