Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The VillainZ - "Sexy & Arrogant"[Crazy Rock Garage]

        "Sexy & Arrogant"

"Sexy & Arrogant" is due for release on the 28th of January, 2022 via Wormholedeath worldwide.


You can also stream the album at this location: & Arrogant


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FURZE – BLACK PSYCH TORMENTOR (Review by Varg The Mighty)


Today’s review is of Norwegian Experimental Black Metal band Furze’s new EP.

This release gets the cold and raw production of your most wretched Black Metal bands and gives it an unexpected turn, delivering a similarly recorded piece that adds some extravagance and even fun to the otherwise evil mix. With many fairly upbeat parts and apparent silliness that makes it stray in a great way from your usual Extreme Metal, it nonetheless has an underlying mystique and catchiness that makes it an interesting play.

If you’re looking for something formal and occult you may probably be displeased (even though sometimes these adjectives can be put to proper use here), but this EP has some sort of obscurity that at times may be better described as crazy instead of silly, though always slightly childishly. Adding to this a little bit of rock n’ roll flamboyance, the result is hard to pin down with precise words, and may be better understood listening to it, though this may be done at the readers’ discretion given the experimentation employed. My personal highlights are “Tactics From Beyond” and the title track.

I recommend this album to fans of Experimental Black Metal and Raw Black Metal. My rating is of 8/10.



Abrasive - "Edge of Darkness"

Artist: Abrasive
Release title: Edge of Darkness
Label: RTM-Productions
Release Date: 12-02-2022
Format: CD, Digital
Genre: Death Metal
Country: Germany

For fans of Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse, Autopsy, Pungent Stench

ABRASIVE was founded by Ralf Köhler (git./vocals), Alex Ringwald (bass/screams), and Alex Mäckle (drums) in April 1999! They combined the old-school-styled Death Metal sound with a piece of Grindcore and US brutal Death Metal a la SUFFOCATION or SEVERE TORTURE. The result was a grooving bastard of aggression and brutality with the typical ABRASIVE guitar lines. Ralf’s typical Death Metal growls and guttural style vocals, which are completed by the relentless screams of Alex became a trademark of the band. 
After several releases via NICE TO EAT YOU Records or MDD Records and countless shows and festivals (Soul Grinding, Mountains of Death, NRW Deathfest, Flesh Party Open Air, Exhume The Metal Festival) inside and outside Germany to spread the name of the band out to the world, 800 sold copies of “Desire” MCD (2001) and 1000 sold copies of each “Devotion” (2004) and “Awakening Of Lust” (2007),  ABRASIVE would establish themselves as a well-known band within the underground scene. The following releases “The Birth – Born In Sodom” (2011/MDD Rec.) and “Book Of Sin” (2017/RTM Prod.) confirm their status. 

The new CD “Edge Of Darkness” shows the most varied songs the band have ever written. The new tracks are darker and more intense than ever before. 

Produced by Roman Schönsee (ex PYOGENESIS) at Foundsound NL.
Cover Art by Ardha Lepa
Recorded by Abrasive
Mixed Mastered by FoundSound Studio

1. Puppet Face
2. Reborn
3. Chamber of Secrets
4. Mass of Human Flesh
5. Bleed for Us
6. Innocence
7. Pull the Strings
8. Bizzare
9. Uncontrolled
10. Emptiness

Alex Ringwald: Bass, Vocals
Alexander Mäckle: Drums
Ralf Köhler: Vocals, Guitars



Concrete - "Ethereal Atrocities" (Death Metal from Germany)

Listen "Ethereal Atrocities"

Artist: Concrete
Release title: Ethereal Atrocities
Label: RTM-Productions
Release Date: 25-09-2021
Format: CD, Digital
Genre: Death Metal
Country: Germany

For fans of Obituary, Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, Death, Exhumed

Bio from the band: Back in 2011 Kalin Kolev decided to form a death metal band so he started writing riff material on his own. Soon, somewhere around July of the same year, Zhivko Stoyanov, an old friend of Kalin, came into the picture. Kalin asked him if he was willing to play bass in a nameless death metal band and he confirmed without hesitation. Kalin wanted to do vocals also and then it was time to look for a second guitarist and a drummer. Ivan Ivanov, also a good friend of Kalin, was the first and the current person to become a second guitar player. The three continued writing riffs and observing ideas and had a couple of songs done pretty fast. The tough part was finding an accurate drummer to play something as challenging as death metal. After going through several players, the band understood that it would have a hard time finding the correct guy. The band went through several name ideas and chose CONCRETE for a permanent solution. On April 18th, 2012 they released their first self-titled EP "Annihilation Of Humans", containing 5 songs. Even though it was recorded in poor conditions, it was a strong start and was greatly appreciated by both fans and media. The band used a drum machine for that release. In the summer of 2012 CONCRETE was introduced to Ivo Ivanov (Lord Curse), formerly of a local thrash metal band, named Ira Deum. Kalin, Zhivko, and Ivan decided to take a test rehearsal with Ivo and things came out pretty good right from the start. Many shows with local bands followed including opening acts for a couple of foreign colleagues both in venues and open air. In November 2014, founding member Ivan Ivanov (rhythm guitar) decided to part ways with the band. The post was filled soon enough by Peter Dimitrov. The band remained in that lineup until June 2018, when drummer Ivo Ivanov left the band due to personal reasons. His position has been filled by Pavlin Nikolov since then. Currently, CONCRETE is located in its hometown Shumen, playing shows and constantly working over new material of PURE DEATH METAL.

Recording info Produced by Todor Voynski
Recorded at Playground Studio
Artwork: Angel Ivanov

1. Thinning the Veil
2. In Darkness They Exist
3. Crowning the Grotesque
4. Omnivorous Eradication
5. Into Lifeless Slumber
6. Thorns in Utopia
7. Symbiotic Hatred
8. The Strain-Ridden Kind
9. Cinder Deity

Zhivko Stoyanov Bass
Kalin Kolev Guitars, Vocals
Peter Dimitrov Guitars
Pavlin Nikolov Drums

The band is available for e-mail interviews



Pillaging Villagers - Pillaging Villagers( Self-Release Release: 11 March 2022 )

 Merging the punk-influenced aggressiveness of crossover thrash with the Celtic melodies of folk metal, the 'peasant metal’ of Pillaging Villagers takes the listener on a journey to a medieval world of pitchfork-wielding rebellion where songs of victory and sorrow alike are belted out with tankards raised high.

Whether described as "punk Ensiferum" or "thrash Dropkick Murphys,"  Pillaging Villagers is a raucous, high-energy debut that rampages into the town square from its opening bars, burning and looting without respite throughout its tight 39-minute runtime.

A concept album composed entirely by vocalist David Frazer, Pillaging Villagers features the session contributions of drummer Jason Hirt (Ghost Bath), guitarist Brian Koenig (Lords of the Trident) and bassist Adam Tucker (A Scanner Darkly).


Track Listing:

1. Wretched of the Earth
2. We Remember
3. The Count
4. The Bishop
5. The Emperor
6. The Crisis
7. Voices in the Sky
8. Burn the Monastery
9. Smash the Factory
10. Ready to Die
11. Crush the Enemy
12. Freedom is Ours


Lumberhead - ERASE - (Metal)

Release Date: February 26, 2022

FFO: Mastodon, Gojira, The Haunted


Since their early days in 2014 Lumberhead have played a unique mixture of neck-breaking groove, death, and thrash metal.

Rooted in bands like Lamb of God, Pantera, Crowbar, Motorhead, Mastodon, Gojira, The Haunted, and Deserted Fear Lumberhead are best known for their axe-plosive live-shows. 

After the release of their debut album LUMBERHEAD back in 2019, ERASE is the first of two interrelated E.P.'s released in early 2022. 


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