Tag: blackmetal

  • Tears of the Mountain

    Tears of the Mountain

    I was not alone for Midsummer. It had been a hard year for many. Some had lost those dear, and others still had lost part of themselves. The abrasion of existence scratching away at the best of us, compelling cruelty and distrust through uncertain times. A common burden, one often and needlessly borne alone. Thoughts…

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  • Never Surrender!

    Never Surrender!

    Announcing a short run of UK shows for SOLSTICE this July. Heading out on the road with Australian anarchists DESTRÖYER 666 and London Black Metal heretics NECRO RITUAL, this line-up will lay waste to Glasgow and London on the 18th and 20th July. We headline an additional date in Stockport on the 19th with local…

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  • To Dream among the Spires of the Earth

    To Dream among the Spires of the Earth

    With two weeks to go until the annual Alpine pilgrimage to Neudegg Alm and the House of the Holy gathering, I reflect upon one of my rare dabbles into journalism. Back in 2017, the festival had changed. Previously known as ‘Funkenflug’, this year would have it renamed to the current form, and with it a…

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  • Battles on the brink of War

    Battles on the brink of War

    The dust has settled on the English leg of the DIOCLETIAN tour. Five dates of utter devastation across the country. Filling venues to capacity almost every night, with those who missed out eager for more. Ending the tour with the debut UK performance of ABRAXXUM was an inspired conclusion, but each and every show delivered…

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  • Storming the Castle

    Storming the Castle

    DIOCLETIAN and TRIVAX are now in the country, and the campaign is very much underway. Tonight the iron fist lays siege to Newcastle, with the bands set up and ready to destroy. We are well on our way to a full house tonight. An auspicious start to the tour and one well earned.

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  • Destruction Imminent!

    Destruction Imminent!

    With both Madrid and Berlin cleaved asunder tonight, DIOCLETIAN and TRIVAX are soon airbourne to England to bring the destruction home. All dates are locked and loaded, and we are all raring to get on the road. The opening assault converges in Newcastle tomorrow night, for a Saturday sortie to remember. The Exclusive Tour Vinyl…

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  • A Saintly Persecution

    A Saintly Persecution

    Lydda, Palestine. Year 303 in the Common Era. The Roman Emperor, emboldened by a will to restore the glory of old, has declared an edict to persecute and punish the encroaching Christian faith. A young Cappadocian tribune, a believer, refuses to comply and speaks out against the decree. For his defiance, this once-trusted soldier is…

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  • Against all Opposition

    Against all Opposition

    “They paid the ultimate price for their freedom, and we become their voice.” With the eyes of the world focused on Middle East escalation last weekend, it was with timely prescience that TRIVAX unveiled their video ‘Against all Opposition’. Released mere hours before missiles took flight, it presents a scathing critique of the Iranian regime.…

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  • Lurking Beyond the Black

    Lurking Beyond the Black

    This August, HeathenStorm Productions herald a night of Black Metal mayhem at The Fenton in Leeds. In association with Subterranean Promotions, three of England’s finest join forces to deliver a bloody assault to the senses. Straight to the throat and without limitation, both the old-school sound and a deeper darkness will be honoured. Savagery lurks…

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  • Hails to the Half Million

    Hails to the Half Million

    HeathenStorm Productions offer hearty congratulations to Trivax for the success of their video clip from album opener Azrael (عزرائیل). An anti-authoritarian statement of intent, empowered by their experience of musical oppression in Iran and elsewhere. Energetically shot by Morbid Angle and released last July, it has already topped half a million views on YouTube. Drawing…

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  • After the Manifestation

    After the Manifestation

    A worthy weekend was spent in the service of Subterranean Manifestation III; an uncompromising all-day assault of Death, Black and especially War Metal in the capital. With the show itself magnificently arranged by Subterranean Promotions, I was drafted in for the essential duty of delivering the artists to and from the airport and venue. Driving…

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  • London locked in

    London locked in

    The lineup for the London show has locked in nicely, with kudos to Morbid Angle for curating such a barbaric bill. Joining DIOCLETIAN and TRIVAX on stage we have BLOOD CHALICE (FI) and GORGON VOMIT (UK). A stacked bill for a Tuesday, so make sure to turn up early for an evening of apocalyptic excess!…

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