Extreme metal legend, Lee Dorian, has hit quite a few homeruns with his label, Rise Above Records, particularly with GHOST. Well, it looks like he has another superstar band in the making with THE OATH. Swedish guitarist Linnea Olsson and German vocalist Johanna Sadonis teamed up to write some excellent classic metal with a dark feel.
Check out the song, “All Must Die,” from their debut full-length, The Oath, which is out now.
Big time IMMORTAL nerds are aware that vocalist/guitarist Abbath also has a side project called BOMBERS. The band is a great tribute to classic MOTORHEAD with Abbath doing the best impersonation of Lemmy possible. Pretty awesome that BOMBERS has been around since ’96 and is still playing shows.
Check out this clip from a show they did in 2011. They run through “No Class,” “Killed by Death,” “Jailbait,” and “I’m So Bad (Baby I Don’t Care)“:
The month of January brings excitement to the City of Anaheim every year, and the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) 2014 show is no exception! Let’s cut to the chase this year! A few highlights of the gazillions of musical instruments and gadgets are found below…enjoy! Continue reading →
In 2009, Norway’s MANES put out a six-song compilation called Solve Et Coagula, which featured a new song plus old demo material from the band’s black metal days. MANES got none other than the uber talented Niklas Kvaroforth from SHINING (SWE) to sing guest vocals for the title track. [Update: The song also features XASTHUR's Malefic. Thanks to MANES for the correction. Proof that websites don't have all the answers.] Listen to this masterpiece of doom laden darkness:
Sweden’s melodic death/thrash kings, DARKANE, recently posted their new video for “Mechanically Divine.” It’s more or less a standard metal video filmed inside an empty, darkened warehouse but who cares. The song is very good and there is no typical metal video cheese.
If you were into underground metal back in the late 90′s, then you were probably into an excellent Swedish band called SACRAMENTUM. If DISSECTION were the number one Swedish black/death metal band, then SACRAMENTUM were the number two. Back in 1996, the band had their classic debut, Far Away from the Sun, released on France’s Adipocere Records. To this day, the album is untouchable.
Since Far Away from the Sun has been out of print for a long while, the good people at Century Media in Europe have recently reissued it with improved artwork and liner notes. Additionally, they have released this previously unreleased video for “Fog’s Kiss.”
Recently, original MERCYFUL FATE guitarists Michael Denner and Hank Shermann got together for the 30th anniversary of the band’s monumental debut, Melissa. Check out this video of them jamming on a bunch of riffs from the album. Inspiring!