MISFIRE – Sympathy For The Ignorant

RELEASE YEAR: 2022 BAND URL: https://misfireofficial.bandcamp.com/ If there’s one metal genre which has had an explosive revival for over 20 years it’s thrash metal. When Megadeth had ended their experimentation and had issued a more thrashy, gritty and, most importantly, more classic sounding “The World Needs A Hero” in 2001 (which marked their slow if…

WÖMIT ANGEL – Sadopunk Finland

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://godzovwarproductions.bandcamp.com/album/sadopunk-finland High-octane black/thrash metal with plenty of punk rock elements thrown in for good measure is what these maniacal Finnish fucks dabble in, and if you desire catchy, unpretentious, and hugely energetic metal with swagger and attitude to it then you ought to swing by the Godz ov War Bandcamp profile…

DEATHCOLLECTOR – Time’s Up

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://deathcollector1.bandcamp.com/ The pulverizing underground artillery known as Deathcollector recently released a delightfully dark and rumbling death metal EP titled “Time’s Up” containing three lethal cuts that are filled to the brim with catchy riffs and excellent vocals. In many ways, one can draw a parallel to Obituary, Bolt Thrower, and arguably…

MEGADETH – 05.06.2022 – Oslo

VENUE: Sentrum Scene DATE: 05.06.2022 ORGANIZER: Rockefeller PHOTOGRAPHER: C. Nepper Photos copyrights belong to the photographer. No unauthorized usage allowed. Please contact photographer if you wish to reuse images in any context.   The legendary thrash metal pioneers that are Megadeth paid Norway’s capital city a visit on a warm and sunny Sunday night in…

TOMBS AND DEATH THROES – AN INTERVIEW WITH CORRODER

Yours truly recently had the great pleasure of reviewing the latest demo by the skull-rattling Norwegian outfit known as Corroder, and their spirited and utterly aggressive 5-track gem impressed me so much that I simply had to have a chat with bassist Harald Brovold about the band and their fiery brand of underground music. I…

ANNIHILATOR – Metal II

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://www.annihilatormetal.com/ The renowned Canadian thrash/speed/groove metal mongers Annihilator, which is masterminded by the hugely skilled Jeff Waters, were one of the groups that I grew up listening to, but I must admit that I have found quite a few of their later albums to be patchy affairs. “Metal II” is essentially…

CORRODER – Tombs of Terror

RELEASE YEAR: 2022BAND URL: https://corroderofficial.bandcamp.com/album/tombs-of-terror Thanks to the good folks over at heavymetal.no who posted a short news article about Norwegian outfit Corroder’s latest demo EP, I discovered this 5-track grenade and checked it out on Bandcamp only to find that it is just as filthy, vile, and delightfully unhinged as I had hoped it…

BLOODY FALLS – Burn the Witch

RELEASE YEAR: 2021  BAND URL: https://www.facebook.com/BloodyFalls     Finnish act Bloody Falls dabble in groove metal with prominent overtones of thrash metal and melodic death metal to it. Rumbling and aggressive but always with a keen focus on weaving appealing melodies into the mix, this ten-track effort by the Finnish quintet shows potential and hints at…