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Carcass

Colombian metal scene is not used to paid festivals, and there are a lot of people that seriously believe that this kind of thing will never work. Thankfully, there are other people willing to take the bet to try things in a different way. The Festival Del Diablo took a considerable high risk and metallers responded in a satisfactory way, not only by supporting the Colombian bands that played, but also by witnessing the birth of a new breed of metal concerts in Colombia.

Melechesh - ‘Enki’

Mesopotamian Assyrian Armenian obscured metal octahedrons Melechesh are to yield this Winter Solstice their sixth full-length studio album, entitled in its complexity as ‘Enki’, alluring to the quintessential enlightenment of the Sumerian god latterly known as Ea. This in both Akkadian and Babylonian Mythologies, whilst was originally the patron god of the city of Eridu, referred to as a cult martyr throughout the Mesopotamian, Canaanites, Hittites and Hurrians civilizations.

YOB - ‘Clearing The Path To Ascend’

Let me just start this by stating a couple facts that would help people wrap their mind around what YOB represent to me: I saw them last night at Saint Vitus Bar, then Mike Scheidt (singer/guitarist/brain behind YOB) insisted my name will be on the guest list for tonight’s show as well (12-13-2014). That’s two back to back shows at Saint Vitus Bar, put together by Pitchfork and this amazing venue that always book the best underground bands, most of which aren’t even touring or playing anywhere else, the shows always sell out so I can’t see how bands would turn down the gigs. Anyway, my head and my very soul are full of YOB this weekend, now to talk about the music.

Bongripper

We finally got to witness Bongripper’s crushing live performance last night, December 6th 2014 at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York, and aside from the ringing in my ears the following day; I can feel as though I have a herniated disc in my back as well as my spine slowly repartitioning itself. Thankfully it is Sunday and I am not going anywhere. Even though I had seen them at Maryland Deathfest XII, 2014 edition in Baltimore, Maryland, nothing compares to being this close to their action at a small venue indoors.

Napalm Death - ‘Apex Predator - Easy Meat’

United Kingdom grind masters Napalm Death are set to release their fourteenth studio album called ‘Apex Predator – Easy Meat’ on January 27th. The British band has come a long way since ‘Scum’, the pioneering grindcore album and despite a lot of line-up changes in the beginning; the band has been an unstoppable force since its inception.

Windhand

If you’re into stoner doom metal, you recognize when a band is able to achieve a certain sound. From the amplification, to the pedals and sound effects used, to the low droning down tuned guitars and bass, even the tightness of the drum skins and how hard the drummer bangs on them. When a band’s sound stands out in their scene as far as even being referred to as the heaviest in stoner doom, you know they’re doing something right.

Obituary

Relapse Records is a renowned independent music label based in the United States, currently making final arrangements to celebrate its 25th anniversary throughout 2015 in a millstone manner. The record company has been originally spawned by Matthew Jacobson in August, 1990 and has been growing since as one of the most celebrated and extremely influential metal record companies presently reigning in the heavy metal industry.

Wednesday 13

The modern punk rock subgenres that nowadays overpopulated the metal scene while obtaining some intriguing notoriety, cannot leave the most elitist metaller assisting to its uprising precondition as an ordinary bystander.

Hellfest Open Air Festival 2015

European festivals are a maelstrom set to upheaval although there is a slight minority that opted to be hackneyed, which consequently oxygenated an oddity that needs a changeover in the scenery. French, Clisson based Hellfest Open Air Festival remains uncompromised throughout a decade of gyroscopic craves, ingeniously avoiding to be retrogressive.

Decibel Magazine - The Top 100 Doom Metal Albums Of All Time

During my diurnal yet diversified activities, I came across with some interesting news regarding the brand new and special issue of United States extreme metal publication, Decibel Magazine. A special collector’s edition featuring in-depth insights, a praising homage to the doom metal odyssey, forethought oversights carefully represented in printed words and confident illustrations that may aback while they taunt the top 100 doom metal albums of all time.

Festival De Festivales 2014

Weather conditions on the second day were more favorable, however traffic jams made difficult my arrival on time to Teatro La Media Torta. It was 12:54 pm when I finally arrived on site and Round Up Ultra were already on stage devastating the crowd with top-notch brutal grinding death metal that sounded as a crossbreed between Napalm Death and Brutal Truth. Besides the quartet true inclination for the grinding parts, it was obvious that the band had some rock’n’roll vibe going on in certain parts of their rhythm section.

Festival De Festivales 2014

After a two hour bus ride to Teatro La Media Torta, I arrived at 11:00 am as predicted, since the event was scheduled to begin at 10:30 am, however it didn’t begin until it was already 11:37 am. After showing my ticket at the checkpoint and be searched by the police in a routinary admittance procedure which didn’t made me feel any comfortable at all, but nonetheless, I understand that security matters are required and they were merely doing their job in order to secure everyone attending at the event. It turned to be a whole new experience for me as they decided to begin chatting in a very friendly and relaxed mood since they were curious about my citizenship.

Adam Darski

During my morning routine, between black coffee and news feeds, I came across with an event that seemingly started to be promoted in September, 2014. Believing we are already in November, 2014, it made me question what kind of “promotion” has actually been executed for this live show...

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