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23 Years Ago: EMPEROR record In the Nightside Eclipse at Grieghallen – Norwegian Black Metal

From the Bård Guldvik Eithun (Faust) interview in Slayer #10: The original recording found place the last two weeks of July ’93. But it was mixed in late November ’93, it should be mixed for hopefully the last time in … Continue reading 23 Years Ago: EMPEROR record In the Nightside Eclipse at Grieghallen – Norwegian Black Metal

26 Years Ago: CARCASS, ATROSITY & PUNGENT STENCH live Symphonies of Blue Blood Euro-Tour

VHS transfer. Live in Ostrava (now in Czech Rep.) on this day in 1990, towards the end of the joint ATROSITY and CARCASS European tour. Symphonies of Blue Blood Euro-Tour travelled from late June until the end of July 1991. ATROSITY had released Blue Blood in October, and Symphonies of Sickness was released 4 November 1989. PUNGENT STENCH were support for this date and the next day when they all played in Dresden, Germany. Continue reading 26 Years Ago: CARCASS, ATROSITY & PUNGENT STENCH live Symphonies of Blue Blood Euro-Tour

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10 Years Ago: LIFELOVER release Pulver (Hypothermia, Dimhymn)

This was an instantly popular release when it arrived on this day in 2006. LIFELOVER, and this album in particular, influenced a wave of new bands although most lacked the sense of sardonic self-awareness and humour behind these songs of modern urban depression and introspective hate/violence … Continue reading 10 Years Ago: LIFELOVER release Pulver (Hypothermia, Dimhymn)

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10 Years Ago: HYPOTHERMIA & DIMHYMN release Sjuklig intention split on Eerie Art Records

Released by Milan’s Eerie Art Records on this day in 2006, the last DIMHYMN record. Both bands recorded their sides earlier in 2006. HYPOTHERMIA had already released some well-received demos, this split came out a few months before the debut … Continue reading 10 Years Ago: HYPOTHERMIA & DIMHYMN release Sjuklig intention split on Eerie Art Records

Incoming: Rare BLAZEBIRTH HALL demos and VELIMOR merchandise (Russian Black/Pagan Metal)

To mark the arrival of some new Blazebirth Hall & VELIMOR music & merchandise, here is Kaldrad (FOREST, BRANIKALD, NITBERG) performing the single Cын Одина live with VELIMOR in 2014. This song was released as a single in digital format only, listen here: For the new tapes check New Arrivals, they will make their way into Tapes shortly. We have VELIMOR’s 2011 album Наш мир (Our World) on tape and some very limited t-shirts! Now in stock, various rare tapes from Russian and Ukraine. Including demos and albums from BRANIKALD, FOREST, and RAVEN DARK. In addition to the Blazebirth Hall circle there are … Continue reading Incoming: Rare BLAZEBIRTH HALL demos and VELIMOR merchandise (Russian Black/Pagan Metal)

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Incoming: MAYHEM black metal history book by Necrobutcher: The Death Archives 1984-1994 (rare photos)

Get in touch for copies, will be added to the distro shortly: distro@todestrieb.co.uk 256 pages, 19.6 x 26.6 cm, Hardback “During the band’s ongoing career, now spanning thirty years, bass player and only surviving band member from the original line-up, Jørn “Necrobutcher” … Continue reading Incoming: MAYHEM black metal history book by Necrobutcher: The Death Archives 1984-1994 (rare photos)

35 Years Ago: S.O.A. (Stage of Alert) Split Up – Rollins joins BLACK FLAG, Hampton forms THE FAITH

After only 9 months, early DC hardcore band S.O.A. disbanded. Their only major release was the No Policy EP (1981), one of the earliest Dischord releases. It was ready at the same time Dischord were preparing the MINOR THREAT EP. Unable to fund it, Rollins paid to get it printed sooner. It is No. 2 in the Dischord catalogue, No. 1 was the pre-MINOR THREAT band TEEN IDLES’ Minor Disturbance 7″. Ten songs, eight minutes. Rollins moved to California and BLACK FLAG, Michael Hampton went on to form THE FAITH – they release the legendary split with VOID in 82 … Continue reading 35 Years Ago: S.O.A. (Stage of Alert) Split Up – Rollins joins BLACK FLAG, Hampton forms THE FAITH

31 Years Ago: Tom G. Warrior radio interview (CELTIC FROST Emperor’s Return era)

This interview with a New York radio programme happened in July 1985 shortly after their first European tour – a mini tour in May and June. Emperor’s Return would be released in a few weeks in the US on Metal Blade. The 15 August date always given for this album is the American release, it came out earlier in Europe on Noise. The band had already started rehearsals for the first full-length album, To Mega Therion. It was also a period of conflict between Tom Warrior and Martin Ain, which he talks about here. Martin did leave and Dominic Steiner … Continue reading 31 Years Ago: Tom G. Warrior radio interview (CELTIC FROST Emperor’s Return era)