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GREECE’S LLOTH DISCUSS THEIR LATEST ALBUM ATHANATI

Greece’s Lloth joined Zero Tolerance with a track on issue 076’s covermount CD, and a fine one it was too. Following on from that, we crossed wires with the band and learned that new album Athanati was a literal labour of love. “Tristessa of Astarte founded Lloth in 1995, and later [the band] Astarte. Lloth released one LP – [the demo] Dancing In The Dark Lakes Of Evil – in 1997. After the renaming of Lloth to Astarte, the former was then re-activated in the summer of 2013, and the band [got busy] preparing for a new record in the black/death style. Due to Tristessa’s illness everything stopped. Maria is...
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ZT EXCLUSIVE: THE BLEEDING STREAM NEW ALBUM RITES OF ABSOLUTION

ZT have teamed up with The Bleeding to bring you an exclusive stream of their brand new album Rites Of Absolution. In a world of hyper narcissism and apathetic delusion, half measures are no longer sufficient. Enter Rites Of Absolution; a 21st century horror story touching every splintered nerve ending and a hideous blood drenched vision of humanity’s imminent demise. Recorded and mixed at MTR Studios in their native London, the follow up to the band’s debut, Death Eternal, and mastered by the legendary Ade Emsley, famed for his work with Iron Maiden and Phil Campbell to name but a few. The Bleeding take influence from the...
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VOICES RELEASE THEIR NEW VIDEO – PETROGRAPH

London devils Voices have released a video for their latest track ‘Petrograph’. The track was recorded during the pre-production for the band’s upcoming third album, the follow-up to their masterful 2014 release London, and is currently available on the Music For Nations compilation Speed Kills VII. The band states that they “entered the studio with the idea to produce a song out of vast and intense improvisation. We fell deep into the rabbit hole… ‘Petrograph’ is what emerged.” Directed by Marc Brugere, the darkly mysterious audiovisual piece is described by its creators as “a vague premonition of what is to come, and...
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RIVER BLACK STREAM THEIR DEBUT ALBUM VIA ZT RIGHT NOW!

We’ve joined forces with Season Of Mist to stream ‘Victim’, which is no less than a track from River Black‘s eponymous debut album. But who the devil are River Black, you ask? None other than the drummer Dave Witte’s latest musical incarnation, and he says on behalf of the band: “This one came together very quickly at the end of the writing sessions for our debut album. Actually, the whole beginning has been sitting around since 2008. We never had anything that made sense to go along with it and it just happened this time. Lyrically, it’s a kick in the pants to the unmotivated and a rallying cry for...
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THUS DEFILED CELEBRATE 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH NEW EP A RETURN TO THE SHADOWS

UK black metallers Thus Defiled are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a new EP entitled A Return To The Shadows. For quarter of a century the band has cut a blazing path through the black metal underground, releasing a series of unholy, Christ-crushing albums and EPs and sharing the stage with the greatest extreme metal has ever produced – Mayhem, Blasphemy, Rotting Christ, Cradle Of Filth, Dissection, Cannibal Corpse, Immolation and many more. In 2016, their deluxe reissue An Unhallowed Legacy packaged two of their most sought-after releases Fire Serpent Dawn and A Darker Beauty together and received high praise here with Will...
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NAPALM DEATH, EXTREME NOISE TERROR AND WORMROT PREPARE TO GRIND GLASTONBURY

British grindcore legends Napalm Death have been announced to play at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. Joining them will be Extreme Noise Terror, Wormrot and Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life. The four acts (with more to be announced) will be appearing in the Shangri-La area of the festival, on the Truth Stage, which is being curated by Earache Records to celebrate 30 years of the legendary label. While the likes of Metallica and Motorhead have previously appeared at the famous festival, this is surely the first for any extreme metal band, let four quality acts! Plus, for Wormrot, they will be the first ever act from Singapore to...
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SCHAMMASCH TO RELEASE THE MALDOROR CHANTS: HERMAPHRODITE IN JUNE

Avant-garde black metallers Schammasch will release their new mini-album The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite on the 9th June 2017. The follow up to 2016’s highly-rated Triangle (5.5/6 in ZT!) will be the first in a new trilogy of records entitled The Maldoror Chants with a concept inspired by the poetic novel Le Chants De Maldoror. The Swiss band explains that the novel has been an inspiration to them since their second album Contradiction and describe it as “one of surrealism’s dire fathers and up to this day one of the biggest literary mysteries and outgrowths”. Each record in the trilogy is set to follow one...
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