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RIP MARTIN ERIC AIN (1967-2017)

Martin Eric Ain (born Martin Stricker), bass player and occasional vocalist of Swiss extreme metal pioneers Hellhammer and Celtic Frost has died of a heart attack, aged just 50. His recorded output only amounts to a few hours of music, but he remains one of the iconic figures of the metal world and the fact is, whether they know it or not, fans of extreme metal in 2017 owe a debt to Martin Ain for helping to shape the music they love. Growing up in a Catholic household in Switzerland, the teenage Ain’s life was changed irrevocably when, early in 1983 he and drummer-to-be Stephen Priestly met with the embryonic lineup of Hellhammer at a...
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NOW STREAMING ‘EVADE YOUR SOUL’ BY LEWIS & THE STRANGE MAGICS

ZT have teamed up with our friends at Soulseller Records to bring you something a little twisted in time for the week-end; a full stream of the brand new album Evade Your Soul from occult rockers Lewis & The Strange Magics. Formed in Barcelona during the summer of 2014 and influenced by a wide range of styles from Black Sabbath to The Beatles, they shortly after released their debut demo which received great reception from audience and critics alike. Only a month later the band signed with Soulseller Records to release the debut LP, Velvet Skin, in August 2015. Coming up to date their new album Evade Your Soul shows the band offering a...
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MORBID ANGEL’S ‘KINGDOMS DISDAINED’ REVIEW

When you’re a band with a legacy like Morbid Angel, you’re cursed to have your latest work compared to your other albums. So let’s answer the question that everyone’s asking: yes, this is much better than their last release Illud… Kingdoms Disdained is squarely a death metal album from a death metal band who have made a huge effort to get back to what they do best: make crazed, evil, sick songs. It is one of their darker efforts, with little of the psychedelia of Heretic or the cheesiness of Illud…. Even their tendency to include pointless instrumentals has been curbed. This is a leaner, more brutal work. They have returned...
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LISTEN TO ISSUE 080’S COVERMOUNT CD RIGHT HERE!

#NOW PLAYING ISSUE 080’S COVERMOUNT CD! The latest edition of Zero Tolerance Magazine – issue 080 – is onsale NOW, and as always, is accompanied by a free, professionally produced covermount CD featuring a whole raft of new music from the extreme underground. This issue you can enjoy 16 new tracks from the likes of Septicflesh, Gravdal, Leng Tch’e, Contrarian and others, and because we believe in spreading the good word as far and as wide as possible, you can now also stream the entire current covermount CD right here, right now, via the ZT Audio Player! Issue 080 landed on the shelves in late August virtually...
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ENSLAVED’S GRUTLE DISCUSSES HIS INTRODUCTION TO HEAVY MUSIC IN AN EXCLUSIVE VIDEO CLIP!

The new Enslaved album E is officially released today via Nuclear Blast; like we said, Friday the 13th isn’t turning out to be such an unlucky date after all! In this exclusive video clip, Grutle chats about his introduction to heavy music. We’ve interviewed the band for issue 081, which is onsale later this month – more details will be posted in the next few days, but in the meantime, you can hear what he has to say here: Full tracklist: 01. Storm Son (10:54) 02. The River’s Mouth (5:12) 03. Sacred Horse (8:12) 04. Axis Of The Worlds (7:49) 05. Feathers Of Eolh (8:06) 06. Hiindsiight (9:32) Bonus tracks available on...
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THE UK’S CODE UNLEASH A NEW TRACK FROM THEIR UPCOMING EP AND IT’S STREAMING HERE!

“This track feels to us like the missing link between the first two <code> albums. It combines the pitch black darkness of Nouveau Gloaming and the angular attack of Resplendent Grotesque. After the bleak, anaesthetic wash of our last album Mut, we felt the need to reconnect with the bleak yet ornate darkness of our earlier releases and we feel that ‘Plot of Skinned Heavens’ captures this perfectly,” state the UK’s <code> on the subject of the track we’re sharing here in conjunction with Apocalyptic Witchcraft.  Under the Subgleam is the title of <code>‘s new bleak and...
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ZT PREMIERE THE HORRIFYING NEW VIDEO FROM SMOTHERED BOWELS

So, it’s Friday the 13th – and we couldn’t let that go to waste here at ZT towers. So, we have teamed up with Russian grinders Smothered Bowels to bring you a premiere of the stunning video for their track U.S. Butcher. This is more than a mere promo video, this is a full on high production value mini move documenting the horrifying tale of the U.S. Butcher. So, this is not for those of a nervous disposition. If that is you then look away now! However, for those who love horror, gore and meat cleavers, strap yourselves in for a wild ride with one of the best videos we’ve ever seen! Paying homage to classics of the...
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