2015 releases

Crom Dubh - Heimweh (Van Records)

Stirring, evocative black metal from London...
Release Date: 
23 Apr 2015 - 11:30pm

London based black metalllers Crom Dubh (say it out loud as Crom Doo), named as they are for an obscure Celtic idol, look unsurprisingly very much to times immemorial for the inspi

Band of Spice - Economic Dancers (Scarlet Records)

Bewildering... just bewildering...
Release Date: 
12 Apr 2015 - 11:30pm

Spice, of course, being the former throat of Swedish stoner Gods the Spiritual Beggars; But stop reading now if you’re hoping that this solo effort from the man (a

Arvas - Black Satanic Mysticism (ATMF)

Rip roaring misanthropic entertainment...
Release Date: 
29 Mar 2015 - 11:30pm

666% SATANIC BLACK METAL!

Perdition Temple- The Tempter's Victorious (Hells Headbangers)

One order of blackened death but hold the gravy.
Release Date: 
23 Mar 2015 - 11:30pm

If we were to get metaphorical for a moment and compare metal record labels to restaurants, then Hells Headbangers would definitely be the little fish and chip shop down the road.

Raven - ExtermiNation (SPV/Steamhammer)

When it's good...
Release Date: 
26 Apr 2015 - 11:30pm

NWoBHM stalwarts Raven keep plugging away, moving into their forty first year as a band still sounding as unhinged as they did all those years ago when they released thundersome ch

Sorcerer- In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross (Metal Blade)

Another band from the 80's has reunited to let their music see the light of day.

If I didn’t know any better, I could swear that I have some kind of guardian angel that looks after me (no one's ever called me that before - Ed).

Blackwelder - Survival of the Fittest (GoldenCore Records/ZYX Music)

Band or project? Who knows and, frankly, when the music is this good who cares?
Release Date: 
24 Apr 2015 (All day)

Power metal supergroup alert!! 

XII Boar - Pitworthy (Own Label)

Dripping with promise, if not always originality...
Release Date: 
8 Mar 2015 - 11:30pm

On their facebook page, Aldershot, UK trio XII Boar state their interests as being ‘Whiskey and good times’, which should go some way to explaining to you their overall sound and t

Unleashed - Dawn of the Nine (Nuclear Blast)

A timely reminder of how great old-school death metal can be...
Release Date: 
23 Apr 2015 - 11:30pm

Sweden’s Unleashed are, in my often not-so-humble opinion, one of death metal’s great treasures.