Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Ensiferum - live in Dublin 2006 for Mysterious Wound Festival

Ensiferum - meaning sword bearing. One of the best metal act in Europe. They represent the story tellers from other side and interesting part is they are the viking of modern tale.
I never heard about this band before but they existed since 1995 until now they are on different league as Kreator and Destruction. And they are from Finland.

The festival called Mysterious Wounds festival was held at Button Factory, Temple Bar, Dublin. They are many acts such as; Mass Extinction; Ensiferum and many more. The main act was Sodom.

To be honest; I know too little about Ensiferum. But After seen many of their albums at Sentinel Record small kiosk inside the venue, I know Ensiferum is not small timer yuppies from nowhere play heavy metal songs

Petri Lindroos on right; Sami Hinkka on left side

Markus Toivonen (the founder of Ensiferum) on far right-above

Fuck! the crowd is getting insane pushing each other aside. I couldn't believe the crowd was as many as Sodom fans and some of them only come to watch Ensiferum. I started to questions about this band..who the hell is Ensiferum??

The band took almost 40 minutes to tune the vocal, the guitars and the ambient sound from synthetisers by Meiju Enho. It's really pain in the arse to wait for them to actually see them to finish the tune. Finally, the hall becomes very dark and fucking smoke choked me to death.

It was Janne Parviainen who step out onto set and starts to bash the drum set. Finally the whole gang finally starts to appear and perform the songs which i don't actually know at that time. The song is fucking brilliant! Its truely melodic mixing with Irish and Celtic influence. But the whole Scottish, Irish (Southern and Northen Ireland), Norwagian, Sweddish and Finnish were conquered by Viking during B.C.

The crowd became obsess with the song started to sing along with them and try to join on stage. Unfortunately, myself and other friends have to give away to some fans , move backwards apart from stage. Just to see them live is a blessing and to be able to discover them is a lifetime achievement.

After the concert while waiting for Sodom; I've got myslef a long sleeve t-shirt and a 10 years Ensiferum DVD. By the way check out their incoming new album soon next fucking excited about them. Buy vinyl don't fucking free download their album!

Friday, 17 July 2009

Gigantic Tour 2009 in Dublin

Judas Priest



It was early last year; Judas Priest has released the new album called Notradamus and have decided to make a big come back for the fans. They have invited Megadeth as a special guest for that night. Fortunately, the American old school thrash metallers were also join the wagon as they released their new materials called The Formation of Damnation late last year.

The come back of Testament have given an inspiration for the fans who are over 30's and late to make a revival and back active into thrash metal scene. On that occasion, many of the fans are still wearing tie shirt and leather laptop back (straight into the concert just to get nice a spot), yet still bang their head until crush. Testament played couple of songs from their latest album and rest back to basic high speed rif of thrash metal. Chuck Billy delivered the songs like he used in mid 80's eventhough the body now is triple the size then before. Alex Skolnick was more like Steve Vai on guitar then thrash metallers, skill set of play mush improved now, become like guitar god. Overall, I never disappointed with the Testament show but I hope next time Testament would play on small venue as they used before.


What can you say about them...deliver and nail it where at one point you would think that they would overtake Judas Priest on that night. Sleepwalker, Tout Le Monde, Peace sell, Rust in Peace, Countdown to extinction and Holy war. However, due to health reasons, most the lead guitar taken by Chris Broderick and there are few Dave have made mistakes as the fingers were not fast enough to cope with the songs. The fans have gone insane...few mosh pits turn ugly as the guards trying to break its up.

Too little time for Megadeth to perform ideally; disappointed me actually but this about Judas priest and i knew it will be 1st and last best concert on earth. Dave would never give any credits as does by Testament to Judas as for kind invitation.


This is the moment of lifetime waiting; with shout of " Priest is Back!!" , "Judas Priest!". After Megadeth show. We have to wait like 30-45 minutes before the smoke and the opening music finally broke...intensive preparation, wall climbers were averywhere to check the lights and laser boxes. This what I've expected; great show, great gimmick, great performance of heavy metal god, Rob Halford and a Harley Davidson on stage.

Smoke came out...the lasers are broading and beaming else where in the dark. You know what; the open with Hell Patrol from Painkiller album. Holy shite! this is the moment of life that I would never forget. They played Notradamus, off course! You've got another thing coming, Sinner. The moment of speed paddle by Scott Travis; I took the camera out and record the killer song "Painkiller" sang along like fucking retarded man. After that, Halford shout "breaking the what?...!!", " Breaking the what?!!...". .."Breaking the Law!!". I can't the 50's couple push us away just to be in front row to sing that song with halford. I think nostalgia from the rebel priest ealy 70's have created generation of rebel adults and even now they were there just to show their grateful to Judas Priest for given a door to heavy metal.

The final song was "living after midnight". Such as the perfect for closing...this tradition song hasn't change much when I was seeing their concert video at age 10.

Hail the King of Metal .....Judas Priest! You are real metallers!

the 1st photo shown of the huge merchandise booth of the event; it does't have to be buy concert t-shirts and many more for that night.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

The Decline of Social Democracy

taken from World Socialist Web Site -

The decline of social democracy

The most notable result of the European elections held last weekend is the dramatic decline of social democracy.

On average across Europe, social democratic parties received only 22 percent of the vote, six percent less than in the previous European election in 2004. With a turnout of just 43 percent, this means that less than one in ten of the electorate voted for these parties.

Average European figures distort the real extent of the decline. In the major industrial countries of Western Europe, where social democratic parties have led governments for decades or functioned as the main opposition party, their losses were huge—irrespective of whether the parties are currently in government or opposition.

In Great Britain, where the Labour Party has been in power for the past twelve years, Labour’s support plummeted to a record low of 16 percent—lower than the vote received by the extreme right-wing UK Independence Party. In Spain, the ruling Socialist Party lost five percentage points and trailed the right-wing Peoples Party. In Germany, the Social Democratic Party (SPD), which has been in government for eleven years, recorded an historic low of 21 percent. In Portugal, support for the ruling Socialist Party fell from 45 to 27 percent.

In France, where the Socialist Party has been in opposition for the past seven years, the party received just 17 percent—a decline of 12 percentage points compared to five years ago. In Italy, support for the Democratic Party, which is a successor organisation to the Italian Communist Party and other “left” parties, plunged from 31 percent to 26 percent. In Denmark, the opposition Social Democrats lost 12 percentage points and finished with a total of 21 percent. The vote for the Dutch Labour Party was halved to 12 percent, and in Austria it sank from 33 percent to 24 percent.

This decline is all the more remarkable when one bears in mind that the election took place in the midst of the most severe world economic crisis since the 1930s. Although unemployment is rising rapidly and the living conditions of broad layers of the population have worsened considerably, voters are deserting the social democrats in droves.

The cause for this shift is to be found in the politics and character of the social democratic parties, which have for many years functioned like any other bourgeois party. In the past two decades, they have used their influence, in close alliance with the trade unions, to carry out the sort of social attacks that had provoked massive resistance when attempted by conservative governments.

In Britain, the Labour Party led by Tony Blair adopted the program of the Conservative Party’s “iron lady,” Margaret Thatcher, while the German SPD led by Gerhard Schröder passed the anti-welfare Hartz laws and carried out more attacks on social rights than all previous conservative governments put together.

The British Financial Times in an editorial on Tuesday pointed to the seeming anomaly of massive electoral losses for parties historically associated with socialism under conditions of growing popular disillusionment with capitalism. It correctly noted that, in fact, there are no serious differences in economic and social policy between the social democratic and conservative parties. The newspaper wrote: “At a time when ‘the end of capitalism’ is raised as a serious prospect, the parties whose historical mission was to replace capitalism with socialism offer no governing philosophy. Their anti-crisis policies are barely distinguishable from those of their rivals.”

Today there are barely any workers to be found in the leadership of the social democratic parties, and a rapidly dwindling number of workers in the party ranks. Many who join these parties do so not to realise political ideals, but to further their own careers. Opportunism, a complete lack of principle and arrogance toward the working class are the most important prerequisites for advancement within these organisations.

In Germany, a career in the SPD is regarded as a springboard to a good-paying job in public service or the private economy. Former SPD Chairman Rudolf Scharping is today a business consultant, whose clients include the hedge fund Cerberus and the billionaire Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler. Former Chancellor Schröder, who led the SPD for a long period of time, has a string of boardroom positions—most notably with the world’s biggest energy concern, the Russian-based Gazprom.

When millions of workers turn their back on social democracy in the middle of an economic crisis, it shows one thing: they no longer expect any solution to their problems from these parties.

The election result also expressed a broad rejection of the European parliament. The job of the parliament is to provide a pseudo-democratic cover for the institutions of the European Union and the army of 40,000 well-paid bureaucrats in Brussels who, in turn, serve at the beck and call of a comparable army of business lobbyists.

Vast numbers of voters, especially from the working class, refrained from casting ballots. The biggest party in the election was the party of non-voters. At 43 percent, voter participation was 2.5 percentage points lower than the previous record low turnout, in 2004. In Holland, Great Britain and most Eastern European countries, turnout was less than 40 percent.

The resulting political vacuum was exploited by conservative and right-wing parties. This has led many commentators to speak of a “turn to the right” in Europe. Such a conclusion is unwarranted and superficial. Right-wing parties were able to exploit the collapse in support for social democracy and the low turnout. In most cases, however, they failed to increase their vote and in some cases saw their support decline significantly.

Even extreme right, xenophobic parties that gained significantly—such as Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party in Holland (17 percent), the UK Independence Party (17 percent), and the British National Party (6 percent)—have, based on the low voter turnout of 35 percent in the two countries, less support than their results suggest.

What is evident in the European election is a sharp social polarisation. Until now, the ruling classes have been able to rely on the social democratic parties and the trade unions to suppress social struggles. The decline of these organisations means that future class confrontations will take a more open and explosive form.

Workers must prepare for such an eventuality. The initiative cannot be left to the ruling class. The electoral gains of ultra-right groupings is a warning. The European working class needs its own party based on a revolutionary and international socialist program.

Peter Schwarz

Wednesday, 15 April 2009


Hendrik Nordvargr Bjorkk

Nordvargr - Interseller

Pyrrhula by Nordvargr, 2008

Nordvargr x Beyond Sensory Experience (BSE) x Kenji Siratori -

Hendrik with Naer Mataron

Henrik Nordvargr Björk has to be one of the most well-known and prolific names in the post-industrial music scene. Recording under various guises (Folkstorm, Toroidh, Mz.412, Nordvargr, to name but a few), Henrik has been a long-time friend and ally of Cold Spring. They have released the final Folkstorm recordings and the magnificent Merzbow collaboration 'Partikel' in 2004. Work is in progress for the third part of this trilogy, 'Partikel III'.
Cold Spring released the full-length Nordvargr album 'Pyrrhula' in June 2008.2009 sees the much-requested re-issue of Folkstorm 'Victory Or Death' and 'Sweden'.

Nordvargr and Beyond Sensory Experience (both of MZ.412 fame, yet acknowledged on their own) make an excursion into the dark, violent, psychedelic world of the Japanese cyberpunk writer Kenji Siratori. Siratori's work was acclaimed by David Bowie and can be described as a surprise meeting of William S. Burroughs and Tetsuo the Iron Man. The collaboration of three unique parties formed a box set called Hypergenome666. This is a magnificent box-set containing 2 CDs with 80-pages booklet and a box set designed by Paul McCarroll (see

Naer Mataron
Formed at the end of 1994 by guitarist/vocalist Morpheas, Greece's Naer Mataron is committed to perpetrating the most extreme brand of black metal imaginable while glorifying their Hellenic heritage with their historically minded lyrics. 1997's "The Great God Pan" demo tape landed the group a deal with Black Lotus Records
Nordvargr - Interseller
Inspired by the power of space, infinite distances and emptiness. Nordvargr himself speaks of his release: "To me there is no greater evil than the emptiness of space, totally hostile and unfriendly to all life - an opposite to existence, at the same time the mother of all we know.” The album is marked out by heavy and meaty sounds, strong dark ambient exhaust for creation of whom Nordvargr used only field recordings and sounds made by space objects transmitted by satellites. Very dark, black ambient.This release was limited to 444 pieces.

Decrepitaph - Condemned Cathederal

"The old days will never return", retort Decrepitaph Drummer/ Ringleader Elektrokutioner.

Condemned Cathederal - full length album and it is just heavy, barely does this slab of Asphynx grooves and oppressive horror. Elektrokutioner recalls Decrepitatph's strive to sound no different than their contemporaries - contemporaries that were recorded 20 years ago.

" In early days of death metal, the riffs mattered and now they just get lost in a sea of worthless modern non-sense and cheap computer-generated artwork." Furthermore, "To me, death metalis supposed to sound evil more tha anything else. These new waves of band are too concerned with how they need drum triggers and $3000 half-stacks and Pro tools to be deathe metal, and it's just not true"

"Condemned Cathederal was recorded in a little less than a week - 'less is more', indeed. We could do a lot more in our songs if we wanted to, but there's really no point. I'm not out to impress Berklee graduates or make audiophiles gasp at how crystal-clear our production is because neither of those things has everything to do with the vibe of real death metal."

"Condemned Cathederal came out exactly 2 month ago (as per today), and we already have 11 songs written for the next album" With handfull of 7"s, splits and the looming second full banger on the way, these graven doomster will not soon be leaving this mortal coil for the cemetery of ill-forgotten meatl death

origin : Massachusetts, USA

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Gorgoroth Political Issues

10 March 2009
Oslo City District Court has today delivered a verdict on the main question in the Gorgoroth trademark case, which took place at the end of January 2009. The court has decided that King ov Hell's trademark registration # 243365 of the band name Gorgoroth is not valid and shall therefore be deleted. The court states that King ov Hell and Gaahl excluded themselves from the band Gorgoroth when they tried to fire Infernus in October 2007. The court further states that Infernus cannot be excluded from Gorgoroth, unless he himself decides to quit. Infernus is very pleased, but not surprised, by this verdict. The remaining issues concerning financial matters and such are yet to be decided upon.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Irish Students Nationwide Protest Against Capitalism

More than 10,000 students Involved in this rally

Irish Education Minister

Irish Anarchist Movement

Left Wings Political Party

Basically, the cause' of the protest was when the money has been used to bail out bankers and the National fund/reserve has dried out. One of the options is try to impose/increase the national fees to students.
what do you think?

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Irish VAT

I have ordered some merchandises from States. I just wanted its to be cheap and affordable. Fecking irish taxes & VAT cost almost the same price of the items. Why it has to be very expensive? One of the reasons why people from republic flocking to Belfast because they can fortune of money rather than be patriotic to Irish Goverment.

This will be my last of paying VAT to Irish Goverment! Irish Government is absolutely RIP OFF!!!

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Bruxxelles - Where Dub Metalllers are

Bruxxelles Pub is a must for those who plan to visit Dublin, Ireland and in the same time looking for Dub metallers or wanted to listen to good music. The Pub is seperated by 3 sections, I mean each section seperated 3 big rooms/spaces with door access. Outside, the pub (before you reach the front door, you will stumbled with true legend Irish heavy metal Icon Phil Lynott statue (The Thin Lizzy front man)
I don't want to talk much about this man, James Hetfield from Metallica has said, "Without Thin Lizzy, Metallica wouldn't as big as we are now". Front man Judas Priest also added, Rob halford, during 2009 Nortradamus tour In Dublin, " we are missing the great influence in heavy metal history, Phil Lynott" and even Lemmy from Motorhead once mentioned, "Phil spirit from Thin Lizzy will always be in our soul ". Therefore, no doubt, whatever genre music you are, how heavy you are, how anti you will always remember this man has shaped metal world into a beautiful place we are in now.
back to Bruxxelles
Upstairs - Generally for universal customers who always looking for big bar with variety of beers i.e Holland, Belgium, Poland, Germany or even mexicans beers. The crowd are more diverse as they play variety of good music from Dance to indie to R&B to Irish to heavy metal.
Downstairs - there are 2 sections with 2 access doors ( when you go down you can see the toilets striaght and 2 sections are on your left and right hand side)
On your left hand section - They music are more diversed from dance to heavy metal, if you are lucky they play old stuffs like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy(off course!) or Black Sabbath. The space are reasonably big, enough for 50-60 people.
On your right hand side - where the metal begin. There are many couches, tables or sits where you can bring friends to have a few pints and watch videos. In this section, you will find lots of metallers with leather jacket, studs, leather boots, metal t-shirts and pentagrams floating around and discussing about the songs, reviewing new bands and gigs, even practicing some guitar skills...or drums stick. yeah! they bring their own guitar just for craics. It is absolutely cool! They don't give a fuck....will never show their thugs to strangers. The place is very warm to outsiders or to tourist. You can listen the songs from old school Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden to grind Napalm Death to black Gorgoroth to old school Metallica album....And Justice for All or Beneath the remains from Sepultura. Absolutely recomended place for metallers.
Do not worry your bags or stuffs....they won't steal.....Irish metallers are very nice people. They are very helpful to anyone.....even to Britney Spears.
here is the address:
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off Grafton St,
Dublin 2,

Thursday, 2 April 2009

When Capitalism is Failing....

Above are the pictures showing the situations where everything about Globalisation, Imperialism, Capitalism and Democracy have failing human being. We all love metal, Black, progressive metal, grind core, thrash, hardcore or love metal....but we should reliase that we live in the world where people always make profit from someone else hard works and sweat! Therefore, we should support each other to fight for our right...why we have to bail out bankers? They have impose the interest rate with sky rocket charges, they have given big bonusses to their own kind....but they squizzed our money , our time, working more hours withour any pay...
this is not right!! impose anrchy to those who oppressed ordinary people like you and me!

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Damage Digital

Damage Digital is a chaotic grindcore band with hardcore influenced from Japan. Masayoshi Ichinose met Irman Hilmi from Malaysia in late 1996. In 1997, they decided to add male and female vocalist. Misa Moronaga and Makoto Kusano have been added to take incharge on vocals. This is the first line-up of Damage Digital, they have recorded 10 songs and released 1st demo tape in 1997 and joined some compilation CD, EP, Tape.
Irman contacted to his friend of Malaysia and Damage Digital toured 5 times in Malaysia and Singapore from 1997 to 2000. In 2000, guitarist Irman Hilmi left Damage Digital and was replaced by Yasuhiro Kawachi. In 2003, Yasuhiro Kawachi's friend Kuniyuki Yokoo wanted to play bass for the show and later joined Damage Digital. Misa Moronaga, Makoto Kusano, Yasuhiro Kawachi and Masayoshi Ichinose are the current line-up. Mikeal VanCleave from USA found Damage Digital and released 500 vinyl of Moss LP in 2005.
Damage Digital :

Misa Moronaga: vocals
Makoto Kusano: vocals
Yasuhiro Kawachi: guitars
Masayoshi Ichinose: drums
Kuniyuki Yoko: bass

Below:Old interview done by Core-Distro.Com
a) Firstly,who’s answer this session?
Masayoshi Ichinose (drummer)
b) Tell me when does DAMAGE DIGITAL history and what the meaning personally by the name?
I played some HC bands in 1996 like DRI.Original guitarist Irman and me want to do a pure grindcore band such as Napalm Death and Discordance Axis, not Gore or Metal. Irman was a foreign student from Malaysia. We need to add vocalist. Then we invited Misa and Makoto at the Saga University. He has many friends in Malaysia. So we did tour in Malaysia 5 times. 1997-2002. It was good memory and experience for us. We planed tour in Malaysia in Sep. 2006. But this month was a fast month. So we changed to Australia. It was also good tour.Irman brings name Damage Digital. This idea was from Jon Chang /Discordance axis.Irman often mailed with Jon in those days. I didn’t know that meaning but agreed.I used double bass drum pedals before DxDx. But I realized single bass drum is groovier when I saw Dave Witte/ Discordance Axis in Osaka for their Japan tour. Then I use single bass drum pedal.
c) Current line-up 2008,any changed before?
Misa Moronaga (vo), Makoto Kusano (vo), Yasuhiro Kawachi (G), Kuniyuki Yokoo(B) and Masayoshi Ichinose(Ds). It is same till 2000.For a mental cause, vocalist Misa was not performed live show very much 2003-2006 DxDx had a show with other members for a while. Sometimes it was 3 pieces (Vo, G, and Ds).As a member marries and has a child, the dxdx show decreases. DxDx are active at our own pace.Ysuhiro formed project band “The pushing”. I join “Carcass Grinder” in 2005. But Damage Digital is the most important band for us.I think guitar sound is changed very much. Irman made low tones guitar sound. Yasuhiro Kawachi likes metallic chaotic sound.
d) People know that energy Grindcore is your music, describe us the different style Damage Digital compare to others?
I think…male and female vocals style and discord sound are the different. I want to seek experimental sound without depending on machine such as the trigger.
e) In Japan,how’s the Underground d.i.y music scene for today?
any development such as gig and new tight band?I don’t know many of scenes in Japan because my city is local. I hear Osaka, Aichi and Tokyo have some great scene. I think Osaka has many experimental bands and Aichi has a tendency towards metal. I think that Mortalized from Kyoto and 324 from Tokyo are almost our style.There are many Gore, Death metal bands in Japan. Grindcore is minority.
f) List of your discography,any latest?
DxDx released some Demo tape/CDR till 2002,3.(check our website). Some was released in Malaysia and around. Delete (1999) I think it is known in Malaysia. Irman plays guitars.Kabe demo CDR(2000) New guitarist Yasuhiro plays guitars.MOSS LP(2005) Full length LP.DxDx will release two stuffs in this year. Split EP with KURSK and split MCD with Abortion.They ware recorded in 2006-7 when Misa revived.
g) Lyrically,who’s write the songs and what’s the main moral story for the listeners can get through your grind lyric?
I don’t know vocalist sings. I think there is no story. It is just a anger for the society.They change for the voice.
h) Any planning latest tour/show around Japan and Asia?
We have just some show in Kyusyu island Japan. I hope we can do the tour in Malaysia again?next year. Bold
i) If we have a chance to visit Japan,which place that you recommend for a vacation?
Kyoto and Nara. You can see many traditional buildings and cultures. There are many temple..There seems to be a genuine ninja somewhere. They wear common clothes.If you want to visit cool place, Hokkaido is good. You can see ton of snow and Nature.

Thursday, 26 March 2009


Early Years

The Ancient Years
IMPIETY's diabolical birth began in Jan 1990 a formation of 2 namely Shyaithan (guitar/bass/vocals) and Necro-Angelfornicator (drums) under the heavy influence of BATHORY, SARCOFAGO, POSSESSED, old MORBID ANGEL. A rehearsal demo/promo tape was recorded in early ‘91 with this line-up and released in limited quantity.. The band underwent a few line-up changes finding the right maniacs and thus recorded their first demo entitled ‘Ceremonial Necrochrist Redesecration’ which was positively received by the underworld. IMPIETY signed to Shivardashana Records, and its first diabolical release with this label was the ‘Salve the Goat ... Iblis Exelsi’, 2 song 7” single in 94'.
In mid 1996, ‘Asateerul Awaleen’, the debut CD album was recorded & released in mid 96’.
IMPIETY also recorded a 5-song MCD entitled ‘Funeralight…’ due for release early 1997, once again by Shivardarshana. But Shivadarshana shut down, and so the MCD was never pressed. Only recently in 2007 did Agonia Records officially unveil 'Funeralight…' as limited Digi MCD. The band started delivering live carnage beginning of 1997.

Armageddon 1999
IMPIETY recorded 'Skullfucking Armageddon'. 8 songs of uncompromising apocalyptic speed, bestial metal brutality and savagery. Both Dies Irae Productions and Drakkar Productions released this album with Iron Pegasus Records releasing the vinyl version officially. Samhain Recs. (USA) released a cult IMPIETY/PROFANATICA split 7 EP the same year.

Kaos 2002
The band recorded their long awaited 3rd full length album 3weeks in July 2002 at Berno Studios - Sweden. This album was called 'Kaos Kommand 696'. IMPIETY delivered extensive a number of Live infernos and earthquakes across the South East Asian region. Highlights were the stage holocausts in Bangkok at the Annual God Beheading Live Ritual - Thailand, Formoz Open Air Festival - Taiwan and also the Under the Black Sun Festival in Germany! Towards the end of the year, IMPIETY decided to give boot to Osmose Productions since it saw little prospect working with this label.

Mexican Maldad 2004-2006
IMPIETY signs to Agonia Records for 2 album releases early 2004. Shyaithan establishes a new Mexican line-up! With the new line-up IMPIETY recorded 3 songs at Ambox Studio, Mexico in February, released what is better known as ‘Two Majesties’ an infernal Split EP with SURRENDER OF DIVINITY courtesy of Unholy Horde Records.
The band recorded their 4th full-length album of 8 songs 'Paramount Evil' at Ambox Studios once again, that was release late 2005. The band successfully crushed a 9 date Mexican Assault Tour early August and 5 date Asian Desecration Tour between December - January 05.
Formidonis Nex Cultus 2007

A diehard limited Live LP entitled ‘Tormentors of Tijuana’ was released in 120copies by cult Japanese HMSS Records. This recording comes from a live assault launched by IMPIETY in Tijuana, Mexico late 2004. The band records another lethal album: ‘Formidonis Nex Cultus’, released in August 2008. In October 2007 IMPIETY embarks on the ‘Storm of the Antichrist’ European Tour of 18 dates with WATAIN.

Dominator 2008
unleashes ’18 ATOMIC YEARS – Satanniversary’ Double CD exclusively by Pulverised Records and Double LP released by Agonia Records. And it gets more hellish with the upcoming split 7” EP, IMPIETY / ABHORRENCE – Two Barbarians! Once again all new exclusive tracks. And later part of the year a new 5 track MCD entitled: ‘Dominator’ is released. The band headlines it’s own European tour of 23 dates soon after.

IMPIETY present line-up
Shyaithan – Guitars / Vomit
Rangel Arroyo – Guitars
Tremor – Drums
Oscar Garcia – Drums (Tour)

Impiety Europe Tour - Live in Dublin 30/8/08

The return of Mighty Impiety has been along wait for Irish fans. If you notice, Impiety are the most sucessful South-east Asian Band. They are much well known compare to their famous "Dictator" Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew.

There were 3 supporting bands playing that night , Nephridium (Irish Death Metal), Eternal Helcaraxe (Irish Black Metal) and Spearhead(English death Metal).

Gone is the unsure stance of the vocalist and slight stiffness around the stage exhibited by band members when they played this same venue a year ago, as a proper air of professionalism is evident, none more so then when the group shred on in confidence despite one guitar going silent due to a broken string.

Eternal Helcaraxe are an entirely different proposition. Being a name that’s been bandied about as a new Irish Black Metal band in the more orthodox sense for a few months now, it’s at least obvious that they’re not taking the visual aspect for granted, with a grand backdrop, and an array of banners, corpse paint, swords and axes being brandished as the group troop out of the wings.

While reflecting on the distance groups have come, it shouldn’t be forgotten that Invictus signees Spearhead have done very well themselves. Now pretty much completely removed from their own more Black Metal beginnings, the all out war that the British band’s latest effort, ‘Decrowning The Irenarch’ offers is a veritable avalanche of militaristic aggression.
The simple, direct bark of the vocals and on-the-button, martial sounding drum rolls help to generate a strong and commanding presence, which is fleshed out by some lead guitar acrobatics of impressive taste and skill.

Impiety are the true draw for many here tonight. It’s not every day a renowned Black Thrash band from Singapore hits Irish shores, but curiosity the draw aside, groups of this underground calibre and longevity are a rare enough occurrence anyway to draw out the old guard in good numbers. Their style is a simple, but extremely effective one, drawing strongly on a fucking mighty drummer to deliver riff after riff of simplistic, even catchy violent thrash, but laced with the unholy roars and blasts of speed that place it on the fringes of war metal territory.

The frontman is an eloquent giant who shreds away like a demon, the band are nothing but patches, sweat and extremely ugly guitars and it’s all seriously enjoyable. The group are genuinely appreciate of the reaction and with some final panted banter (“Dublin…you have no fucking all!”) they lash out a new song and wrap it all up. A fine night of extremity ends in style.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Mass Extinction

Formed in 2003, Mass Extinction play intense, intricate Thrash Metal. Since starting on the gigging circuit Mass Extinction have been fortunate enough to support some of their major influences: Exodus, Destruction, Sodom, Onslaught and Nuclear Assault as well as sharing the stage with international acts such as Pungent Stench, G.B.H., Screamin Daemon and Slough Feg.

In 2007 they played alongside numerous well known International acts at the prestigious Way of Darkness festival in Germany, the undisputed home of metal. In August 2007 the band also headlined one of Ireland’s biggest Metal Festivals “Whiplash” in Sligo

Their first EP "Creation Undoing" was hailed as one finest thrash metal band post-millenium.
"Best Ireland trash metal band"- Metal
"This is one amazing band, the kind of band that i'd love to work with someday" - Gary Holt (Exodus)
"Brilliant!!" -

The Datsuns - NZ New Rockers

By 2000 the band had renamed themselves 'The Datsuns'. In August 2000 they released their first single, "Super Gyration!," on 7 inch vinyl only. In July 2002, after featuring several times on John Peel's programme on the UK's BBC Radio 1 and being hailed as "the future of rock" by the British music press, the band signed with the V2 record label. Their self-titled debut album made a strong impression in the UK, as well as in Australia and New Zealand. The Datsuns toured Australia in 2002 with seminal Melbourne band The Specimens & The Casanovas as well as playing a live to air on PBS radio.

The Datsuns won numerous awards over this period, including NME's 'Best Live Band' and New Zealand Music Awards for 'Best Album', 'Best Group' and 'Breakthrough Artist'.
They played Ozzfest in 2003 on the mainstage alongside the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson, Korn and Disturbed. They also played the main stage of the 2004 and 2009 Big Day Out festival and opened for Metallica in their Australian tour in 2004. Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich had previously praised The Datsuns on the revival debut of Headbangers Ball before playing their video for "In Love." Their second album, Outta Sight, Outta Mind, was produced by Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones. It didn't receive the same praise as the first, as critics gave it only a lukewarm response.

In October 2006, the Datsuns came back with Smoke & Mirrors, heralded as a return to form in Australia and New Zealand. The album was met with generally positive reviews, although it was not reviewed as widely as the band's first two efforts. After the release of the third album, drummer Matt Osment was replaced by Ben Cole.

The Datsuns went on a New Zealand tour with Shihad during the Christmas/New Year's period 2006/07.The band then completed a tour of Europe to promote Smoke & Mirrors. Although playing mostly locations the band had not previously visited, The Datsuns still managed to sell out the majority of the European dates.
The band's fourth album, Head Stunts, was released on 6 October 2008. The band recently toured New Zealand, Australia and America to try out new songs such as 'Eye Of The Needle', 'Human Error', 'So Long', 'Hey Paranoid People What's In Your Head', 'Your Bones' and the limited edition single 'Highschool Hoodlums'.

To coincide with the release of their latest album, the quartet embarked on a tour of the UK and Europe.

**2 Pictures were taken during their Head Stunt's Tour 2009 in Dublin**
Small gig was taken in place at Think Tank, Temple Bar, Dublin. On the same night, Soulfly were playing in other venue in Dublin. I thought that it would be much fun to see The Datsuns. I bought their first album when it was in small place underground club. I fall in love straight away and i believe this band is the "future for Rock music", this band is much better than The Jet. The tickets were sold out and the venue was packed. I couldn't believe why they play in small place such Think Tank. Why not Button Factory? Why not Ambassador?.

I think they probably try to be close to the fans, more intimate, the more excitement you get. The gig last about 2 hours, covered with Sitting Pretty for 1st opening, MF from Hell, Blackened My Thumb, In Love, Generator, couple other more from their new album. I have couple of recorded videos if you like me to post it in Fashion Is Dead.

I would recommend anyone The Datsuns is worth to listen, if you like Black Sabbath blend with AC/DC add a bit of Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple.... this is the band with energy and make you head bang all night long.

Saturday, 21 March 2009

WARPATH - Gorefare

Formed in the late winter of 2005, Warpath has set out to create proper brutal death metal as it should be. The band evolved out of a group of best friends who all shared the same taste in death metal, and the same frustration in not hearing enough of it being played in Ireland (bar some of the Irish greats: Primal Dawn, Putrefy, Slave Zero, Abaddon Incarnate etc...) Early line up changes stalled the progress of the band temporarily, but with the addition of guitarist Rowan O'Neill it all fell into place.
The band proceeded to write, record and release 2 demo’s and 1 full length live DVD independently. Their material won them an ever expanding Irish fan base and pushed the members to strive for nothing but the best they had to offer. On October 20th 2006, Warpath was overjoyed when they were given the Dublin support slot for technical death metal giants Necrophagist.

The gig went off without a hitch and was the first (but not the last time) the band would be given big support slots in Dublin. After the departure of guitarist Daniel Peshke in December 2006, Warpath went on the hunt for a new guitarist, immediately coming across Eoin Dunne. Eoin showed up to his first practice session and to the rest of the bands astonishment, he had learned their entire set list within four days, he knew every note perfect and played his first gig with the band two days later.

He displayed his dedication a month later when the band headlined ‘Death To Come III’ in Chorzow, Poland alongside some of the best local talent including death metalers Ulcer Uterus and terror black metal merchants Iperyt. The gig was a hit and an experience never to be forgotten by the whole band. Since Eoin Dunne's addition, Warpath have re-recorded their old material along with two brand new tracks and released the result as their debut album.

The CD is titled "Gorefare" and is available now through contact with the band at

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Terrorizer - March 2009

Cannibal Corpse is back!

The legendary American death metal band, formed in Buffalo, New York in 1988. The band has released eleven studio albums, one boxed set, and one live album. Although Cannibal Corpse has had virtually no radio or television exposure, a cult following began to build behind the group with albums such as 1991's 'Butchered at Birth' and 1992's 'Tomb of the Mutilated'. Cannibal Corpse reached over 1 million in record sales worldwide in 2003, including 558,929 in the United States, making it one of the top-selling death metal bands of all time

They come back with new album, Evisceration Plague. "It should have guttural vocals. It should be obviously heavy, preferably downtuned, guitars playing dark sounding riffs. Although some slow are acceptable, beyond that there aren't really any rules. If you figure out a new rythm or scale, or a new dimension to death metal then that's great thing. You can look through the history of death metal and see certain bands who have added a new idea to vocabulary of death metal", say Webster.

Samael, the old school Swiss Metallers talk about their new,ninth album Above. This time Vorph, the front is forced to go out of his pupa and got him to explain himself.
"We decided to go and do do a straight metal album playing the kind of music that we were into when we were teenagers", says Vorph. " you should try and express something, not to worry about what reaction will be like. That is going to come later, once the album is recorded and everything is finished, then Okay, I am ready to confront people and present the songs live. That is really where things live or die if they are not good enough. You will never please everyone though and that is something we have known for long time. We should rather be sure that we are happy with what we are doing and then see how it spreads and how it all works", added Vorph with relieves.

Review of Grindcore history, Goregrind, US Grindcore, Crust Grind, Elctro Grinds, Gore Arts and many more.
Essential US Grind Bands voted by listerners:
1) Brutal truth - Extreme Condition
2) Replusion - Horrified
3) Pig Destroyer - Prowler in The Yard
4) Assuck - Anticapital
5) Enemy Soul - Casualities of Progress

Classic Album review - King Diamond - (ABIGAIL)
Abigail achieved a new level of occult theatrics while reinventing the concept of album. A multilayered yarn of black horsemen, buried secrets, and numerology.
"King is a living legend, and has always been cooll with us" - Abbath, Immortal

Still Lamb of God is the main subject in this magazine, Randy Blythe spoke to Terrorizer about Wrath and music scene. Doro the living legend of metal devil women speaks on her favourite bands. Album of the month is Gin by Cobalt. With Gin, Cobalt's sound has been visited by fascinating evolution, becoming more grandiose with each passing belt; this is hypnotical soul music for the bitter. from Fashion is Dead, we reckon listern to new Metallica...forget about Death Magnetic, Mantic Ritual come to re-create Kill 'Em All album with additional Beneath The Remains as spices. Check out their new album "Executioner" out from Nuclear Blast