Church of Misery

It took Church of Misery four years to release their fourth CD titled Thy Kingdom Scum. CoM are a quartet from Japan that combines elements of doom, stoner and NOLA sludge in a fascinating way. They ass to this an incredibly authentic seventies low fuzz feeling that won me over instantly. Foremost I am impressed by the dynamic production that helps this album to develop its sound structures even more.

Blood Ceremony

The Eldritch Dark is a massive album for Blood Ceremony. The album is full of great performances, beautiful writing, and an injection of folk catchiness that the band had only flirted with on prior outings. Do not be afraid though, there is still the classic band at the heart of the album. Still mixing their brand of occult doom with seventies rock elements the band runs through the album without a single note sounding forced or out of place.The driving force behind the band is flutist, organist and singer Alia O' Brien her voice is very important

A Pale Horse Named Death

Formed by former Type O Negative and Life Of Agony drummer/guitarist/vocalist Sal Abruscato, NY, US A Pale Horse Named Death were signed to SPV America in the fall of 2010. Their debut And Hell Will Follow was released in 2011, which was immediately noticed by the international Metal scene. It's now 2013, and A Pale Horse Named Death brand new album, Lay My Soul To Waste is finally here.

Rebellious Spirit

Rebellious Spirit were founded in the summer 2010. Alongside Jannik and Jens Fischer, there is Silvio Bizer (18, drums) and Corvin Domhardt (18, guitar/vocals) that complete the line-up. After a number of trial concerts, autumn 2010 saw them record their demo CD Heart Of Swabia featuring three original songs and three cover songs.


Mind you, this is not a new album, but merely a reissue of Ashent’s 2006 debut album ‘Flaws Of Elation’.  This reissue follows only seven months after the release of their ‘Inheritance’ album. However what might incite Ashent fans to buy this album is the fact that this reissue also contains the four tracks that were released as a demo in 2004. What this Italian band brings us is decent progressive power metal.

42 Decibel

42 Decibel is a rock n roll band from Argentina. They describe their music as "Aussie rock", and their influences go back to bands such as ACDC, Rose Tattoo, Stevie Wright and others in that genre. Founded by Nicko Cambiasso the band’s mastermind, he started 42 Decibel in January 2010 and indicates the band’s general direction.

Mike Tramp

Mike Tramp, whom you all probably know from White Lion and later on also Freak Of Nature has written and recorded a new solo album.  The songs were written over a long period starting some twenty years ago, and some even being written just before he went into studio.


Victorius was founded in 2004 by Dirk, Steven and Andreas, who are big fans of speed and power metal. Front man David and drummer Rainer joined the band. As a result in the following years the band played many live gigs, especially in the Middle German area. The slogan was 'Power Metal is alive'! And from one thing came another and it al lead to the release of their first recording 'Unleash The Titans' in 2010.


Helker was formed in Buenos Aires, Argentina by guitar player Mariano Ríos and bassist Christian Abarca. The current line-up features guitar player Leo Aristu, drummer Hernán Coronel metal vocalist Diego Valdez. Helker is widely considered as the leading South American heavy metal band to emerge from Argentina.


Seeing as Goodlife Recordings neglected to put us in their mailing list when they sent out copies of this Belgian Hardcore band's July 2010 album Give A Shit (their 2nd on the label, following official full-length debut Declaring War – and two earlier demos), the review yours truly did on the album Aggression (posted 17/04/2008) is the most recent info we have on the guys on this here website.


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