July 16, 2017

Vesicant - Shadows of Cleansing Iron Review and Track Stream.


Vesicant - Shadows of Cleansing Iron.


Review by Trevor Proctor.

New Zealand is one of those countries that continually makes a high standard contribution of music to the underground, this contribution can’t be questioned when we consider some of the bands originating from NZ, with Vassafor, Diocletian, Prisoner of War, Sabbatic Goat and Heresiarch being just a few examples. Just last week Heresiarch released their stunning debut album, ‘Death Ordinance,’ which was reviewed here and given a well-deserved 10/10. This week it’s the turn of another New Zealand underground band, Vesicant, to release their debut album. 

July 9, 2017

Heresiarch - Death Ordinance Review and Full Album Stream.


Heresiarch - Death Ordinance.


Review by Trevor Proctor.

New Zealand’s contribution to underground extreme music is under no doubt, with bands like Diocletian, Vassafor, Vesicant, Sabbatic Goat, Witchrist, Trepanation and Heresiarch keeping the country well and truly on the underground map with regards to high standard music.

July 4, 2017

Two Way Tape Review - Summon - Aesthetics of Demise + Absolvtion - Obscure Catharsis.


With the underground so productive of late it's easy to miss some releases, especially those which may not enjoy the publicity garnered by some higher profile bands. Two recent tape releases that may have slipped your attention are 'Aesthetics of Demise' by Summon (Portugal) and Obscure Catharsis by Absolvtion - both of which are given short reviews below along with track streams for your listening.

June 28, 2017

Mitochondrion - Antinumerology EP - CD Release Information & Stream.




By Trevor Proctor in conjunction with Krucyator Productions.

French label Krucyator Productions has been responsible for bringing us some fantastic releases in recent times from bands such as N.K.V.D. and Australian Black/Death entity Miserist, the label is also the current home to the Black/Death/Industrial group that is Autokrator. Now the label is set to bring us the Antinumerology EP by Mitochondrion on CD for the first time ever.
(The entire Antinumerology EP is available to stream below)

June 19, 2017

Abomnium - A Hollow Path - Full Album Stream.


Article by Trevor Proctor and Sapient from Abnomium.

Since formation in 2010 Abomnium has released a total of four albums, with the most recent, 'A Hollow Path' released by UKEM Records only a matter of weeks ago, featuring cover artwork from the extremely talented artist, Luciana Nedelea.
With 'A Hollow Path' being Abomnium's most accomplished work to date I felt we should bring you some further information about the band, along with a full album stream. 
Thanks to Sapient for both the permission to stream the album and also for the information detailed below - give the album a listen and head over to UKEM Records for details on how to purchase it on CD from the UKEM Records site or on digital formats from the UKEM Records Bandcamp page

June 11, 2017

Weregoat - Pestilential Rites of Infernal Fornication.



Weregoat - Pestilential Rites of Infernal Fornication.

Iron Bonehead Productions / Parasitic Records (LP + MC versions) / Vault of Dried Bones (CD)

Review by Trevor Proctor.

From Portland in Oregon Weregoat has been creating Bestial Black/Death Metal covering topics such as blasphemy, lycanthropy and sex since their formation in 2009. From then until now the band has released two EPs and two split releases.

June 6, 2017

Father Befouled - Desolate Gods.


Father Befouled - Desolate Gods.


Review by Trevor Proctor.


From Atlanta, Georgia, Father Befouled was formed in 2007; the band initially consisted of two members, vocalist and guitarist Justin Stubbs and Wolxum who performed bass and drums. Father Befouled plays suffocating, sepulchral Death Metal with lyrical content featuring topics such as death and blasphemy with their music in the vein of the likes of Incantation, Blaspherian, and Imprecation.

May 28, 2017

Filthy Music Review & Track Stream - Unaussprechlichen Kulten - Keziah Lilith Medea (Chapter X)





Review by Trevor Proctor.

Chile has a fierce and unparalleled worldwide reputation for underground music with some of the greatest bands and music originating there over many recent decades. One band that has significantly contributed to this reputation and output is Unaussprechlichen Kulten. For close to twenty years they have been bringing us some exceptional music, from their early demos, to various split releases, to their previous three albums, their support has been growing steadily and they are definitely a band that all fans of Death Metal should be aware of.