Label: Ván Records
Release date: March 2013
10/10 – Susanne Sinmara
As Bathory inspired bands goes, MACABRE OMEN are amongst the best. The band was founded in 1994 on the island of Rhodos in Greece, however mainman Alexandros moved to London in the meantime.
I expected somehow Greek Black Metal when I first heard of the band (always peeks my interest), but I was even more pleasantly surprised when I listened to Gods Of War – At War for the first time.
The Wolves of Avalon-Interview With Metatron by Steve Earles
Metatron has long been a positive fixture on the British metal scene. With The Meads of Asphodel, he has created a variety of acclaimed releases. Wishing to explore different areas and emotions to The Meads of Asphodel , Metatron also formed The Wolves of Avalon, who released a fine album in 2011, ‘Carrion Crows Over Camlan’. With the recent release of their second album, ‘Boudicca’s Last Stand’, Metatron met me to tell me of his latest release and other matters…
9.5/10 – Review by Susanne Sinmara
W.T.C.Productions – 27 February 2015
Greek Black Metal has a certain flavour, and if it is lanced with occult themes, it is a rather distinct flavour. ACHERONTAS have been going for quite some time, having risen from the ashes of Stutthof. They have consistently put out excellent albums since 2007, and a lot of splits with bands like Leviathan, Drowning The Light, Nightbringer, and a live album in 2014.
8/10 – Susanne Sinmara
Hibernacula Records, March 2015
There’s a crop of new and good black metal bands coming out of the UK at the moment, and one to look out for is TERRA from Cambridge. This is their first, self-titled album, out on Hibernacula Records in March 2015.
I caught Swedish trad metal band PORTRAIT last week just before they hit the stage with Malthusian, Winterfylleth and Primordial at their London gig. A slightly exhausted guitarist Christian Lindell answered a few of my questions: