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UNVEILING CAVALERA CONSPIRACY’S PAUL BOOTH DIRECTED ‘SPECTRAL WAR’ VIDEO

Yes, yes, we all know who they are so no big introductions required. Instead, we’re pleased to report that we’ve joined forces with Napalm Records to unveil Cavalera Conspiracy‘s new video for the track ‘Spectral War’, taken from their brand new Psychosis album which has been released TODAY! “Our new video ‘Spectral War’ was directed by the great tattoo artist, Paul Booth. It focuses on the idea of manipulating war through the ages! I’m very excited for the release of Psychosis! Death/thrash Metal is back to set the world on fire!!!” says a pumped Max Cavalera, who’s clearly pleased with...
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WE DISCUSS ‘THE FORCES OF DARKNESS’ WITH GERMANY’S REBEL SOULS

We caught up Germany’s Rebel Souls for a long-overdue chat about the band’s debut full-length The Forces Of Darkness; an album it transpires, that was written 15 long years ago… “Rebel Souls is a death metal project originally hailing from Thuringia, Germany, founded in 2000 by then 17-year old Thomas Plewnia (Guitars) and Stefan Hielscher (Bass, Vocals). Named after the second album of Polish underground veterans Damnation, we aimed to produce fast and raw death metal in the vein of Vader, Vomitory or Krisiun. Between 2000 and 2003, we home-recorded a couple of demos and played a handful of local gigs. However, our...
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WE PUT CANADA’S MANGLER THROUGH THE WRINGER…

Canada’s Mangler included a great track on issue 080’s covermount CD, so we grabbed them for a few words about it and other things… “When we started the band our goal was to write straight-forward, hard hitting death/thrash. We really love bands from the mid and late 80s that were bridging the gap between thrash metal and early death metal, we try and incorporate both those styles into our riffs and sound. We also try and put traditional heavy metal riffs into our songs as well,” say Canada’s Mangler when we question them about their output – which you can hear on issue 080’s covermount CD – which is...
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PERU’S PSICORRAGIA DISCUSS LIFE, DEATH AND THEIR ALBUM MADREMUERTE

We caught up with Psicorragia to see what keeps Peru’s blackened doom/death veterans alive and kicking. “Our lineup has practically remained the same over the years. At one point a member retired, but he came back later. On drums though it was a definitive change; five years ago Teo Suchero joined the band. Since then, we have been the same old men,” says Mario of Peru’s Psicorragia. “We’ve been spreading South American death doom metal,” he adds. Since 1994 we should add! If you’re wondering what Psicorragia’s version of blackened death/doom sounds like, then you need look no further...
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“WE HAVE NO HEROES”: VULTURIC EYE DISCUSS FOLLOWING THEIR OWN PATH….

Vulturic Eye are an oddly interesting bunch; confident – or maybe even slightly confrontational? This conundrum, along with the inclusion of their track ‘Mars Sector 6’ on one of our covermount CDs led us to dig around in their musical manifesto for more information. “There is no hierarchy in Vulturic Eye, there is no personality. We could claim to be called Jason and live our life as a chivalric knight but that would be a fiction,” comes the answer from the UK’s Vulturic Eye as we approach the collective to find out more. “We have been circling the underground for many years and continue to do so...
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ZT INTERROGATION: F.K.Ü. REWIND THEIR OLD VIDEO TAPES ALL THE WAY BACK TO 1981

Pat Splat, bass player with Swedish thrash merchants F.K.Ü., speaks with ZT’s Paul Castles about their slasher flick-inspired new album, 1981, and the endearing appeal of those old school scare ’em movies. ZT: So, the new album, it’s great – but why 1981, not 1980 or 1982? What made 1981 such a standout year in the world of slasher flicks? Pat: Hi and thanks, glad you like it. We felt that it was time to fully pay tribute to the year that, in our humble opinion, was the peak of the so-called ‘golden age’ of slasher films and well worth a whole album’s dedication. Although that year didn’t feature anything...
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BLACK ALTAR UNLEASH UNHOLY VIDEO FOR TOPHET

Beware! The darkened force that is Black Altar has prepared a video for the track Tophet taken from the forthcoming split with Beastcraft which will be released for XXI Anniversary of Black Altar. The scenes for the video were filmed in England, Sweden, Norway, Poland and USA. Black Altar invited some special guests to take part in the recording of the song featured here: James Stewart from Vader, V. Priest from Acherontas, Acerbus from Ondskapt, Soroth Northgrove from Beastcraft and Nihil from Furia.     The split album contains 12 hymns of total darkness! This infernal offering will be unveiled on 30.11 by Odium Records as a...
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