Hells Headbangers – out 19th August 2014
8/10 – Review by Susanne Sinmara
Oh yeah. There has been much anticipation for this album – will Midnight manage to keep the momentum they reached with Satanic Royalty in 2011? Their punky black’n’roll – a gutsy mix of punk and metal, with a dash of black metal’s nastyness added – has certainly made an impact.
‘Cancel The Apocalypse: The New Path to Prosperity’ by Andrew Simms
‘Did She kill Him? A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery And Arsenic’ by Kate Colquhon
In this roundup you’ll find the following, all reviewed by Steve Earles:
‘The Black Death: A Chronicle of the Plague’ by Johannes Nohl
‘The Buccaneer King: The Story of Captain Henry Morgan’ by Graham A. Thomas
‘1918: The Last Act’ by Barrie Pitt
‘The Great War Explained’ by Philip Stevens
‘Images of War: The Crimean War’ by John Grehan & Martin Mace
Les Acteurs de l’ombre Productions
7/10 – Review by Susanne Sinmara
This is the second album for French Lovecraftian black metal band The Great Old Ones. The first one, Al Azif, had already taken some parts of the black metal underground by storm: The expectations are high with their new output, Tekeli-li.
Luke Hayhurst interviewed Zack from GOATWHORE:
You have a new album all wrapped up and ready to go and in my opinion it’s your most powerful to date! How do you feel to have things finished and ready for release?
ZS- It feels great because it means we can hit the road hard again. Everybody involved gave 100% and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome.
Can you tell my readers about the themes of the new album and how you came to choose the name “Constricting Rage of the Merciless”?
ZS- The title and concept is an overall description of the band and our determination to keep working hard and pushing forward no matter what. We’ve had out fair share of unfortunate situations but we always seem to persevere. We’ve still got that fire and drive to play pissed off heavy metal.