Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Metal Hammer Magazine - March 2009

Featuring on front Cover Deathstars, Swedish metal band cover with blood. Deathstars originate Stockholm, the land of Ikea is an industrial/ gothic metal formed in 2000. The issues are about the releasing of their new Album Night Electric Night. They’ve taken over their native Sweden with their twisted fusion of glam looks and deathly sound

With Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe on the issues, for one of the most revealing interviews ever, speaking about their 5th album and the making of WRATH. Brush up our French to try and impress Gojira who are on their huge UK tour.There is also a very special exclusive Cliff Burton story with the likes of Kirk Hammett talking about the late great Metallica bassist.

MH also tell the story of ex-Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash’s life, head out to LA, the story about how he met Izzy and Duff McKagan.

The Answer, the best post AC/DC is playing supporting role in AC/DC Black Ice world tour. Revealing their second album,"Everyday Demons" will be heavier than the 1st one and will be released on 24th March 2004.

MH give the in depth tale of Dimmu Borgir’s classic Enthrone Darkness Triumphant. Enthrone Darkness Triumphnat album is 3rd album from DB released in 1997.It was recorded in January 1997 at Abyss Studios in Sweden. The album was a huge success for the band and was their first release on Nuclear Blast Records, as well as their first full-length to contain lyrics in English. It has been put out in many formats including a limited edition vinyl (300 white & 1000 black) and in 2002 a deluxe cd version was released with bonus material.

Album Reviews:

  • Lamb of God - new LP Wrath (Roadrunner, 2009) - " originate from Virginia, United State of America. Often described themself as truly sound of American metal and importantly, this band does fill the gap between 80's thrash metal and death metal sound. Wrath, is another breathe of fresh air that you need have it album. It is much the same way as you felt the first time you heard Machine Head's The Blackening.


  • Review the important band of 90's shapping the sound of Seatle. Soundgarden, the 1st Seatle band sign with Sub-Pop and influenced Nirvana front man, Cobain, to do the same. From album Screaming Life/Fopp(sub pop) to Superunknown (A&M), less than five years, Soundgarden proof that local rock/punk band can conquer Billboard.

Going Underground:

  • Review of Inferno Festival, Oslo's renowned extreme metal festival. Attracting Gorgoroth, Vader, old legend Morbid Angel, Enslaved,Samoth from Zyklon, classic old trashers like Sodom, Destruction, Kreator and many more. Without a doubt, the most celebrating year was, when Emperor, playing their full length show after retirement in 2006. Taking place every year in Bergen, its now into its ninth year, mirroring black metal's journey from Social Pariah to a major culture export.